Friday, 14 December 2018

Cricket

Pakistan ace Yasir Shah breaks 82-year-old world record

DUBAI: Pakistan ace Yasir Shah has become the fastest bowler to 200 Test wickets, eclipsing the 82-year-old record of champion Australia leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett. Yasir removed New Zealand nightwatchman and debutant Will Somerville lbw early on day four of the third Test in Abu Dhabi to bring up his 200th ...

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West Indies´ Bravo returns for Bangladesh ODIs

DHAKA: Middle-order batsman Darren Bravo was recalled after more than two years away from ODI cricket as the West Indies named a 15-man squad for their three-match series against Bangladesh. Left-handed Bravo won the last of his 96 one-day international caps against Pakistan in October 2016, but returns after featuring ...

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Kohli falls as Australia strikes put India on ropes

ADELAIDE: Australia grabbed three early wickets, including the prized scalp of star batsman Virat Kohli, to have India on the ropes early on the opening day of the first Test in Adelaide. Batting after Kohli won the toss on a day when temperatures are forecast to hit 39 Celsius (102 ...

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Gautam Gambhir announces retirement

MUMBAI: After 15 years of international cricket for India, World Cup winner Gautam Gambhir has announced his retirement from all formats of cricket – he announced in an emotional Facebook video. Gambhir retires after last playing for the country in 2016 against England in Rajkot. He scored 4154 runs in ...

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Hafeez announces retirement from Test cricket

LAHORE: All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez announced his retirement from Test cricket during the ongoing third Test between Pakistan and New Zealand in UAE. On his retirement, Hafeez said: “Today, I want to announce my retirement from the Test match format so that I can focus my energies on playing for Pakistan ...

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Bangladesh thumping of West Indies bittersweet for Walsh

DHAKA: Former West Indies bowling great Courtney Walsh has admitted to mixed emotions as his countrymen were routed by Bangladesh – the side he now helps coach, who earned a rare Test series win. Bangladesh swept the series 2-0, with the second Test wrapping up Sunday inside three days as ...

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Cricketer Usman Khawaja’s brother arrested over terror ‘hit list’

MELBOURNE: The brother of Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja was arrested Tuesday for allegedly framing a love rival as the author of a terrorist hit list. Arsalan Khawaja, 39, is accused of trying to set up his former university colleague Mohamed Kamer Nizamdeen, by convincing police that the 26-year-old was part ...

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Australian batsman hits six sixes in an over at U-19 Championships

ADELAIDE: A young Australian batsman has hit six sixes in over during a record-breaking double century at the Cricket Australia Under 19 Male National Championships in Adelaide. Ollie Davies, the New South Wales Metro captain who plays for Manly-Warringah CC in Sydney, smashed 207 off 115 balls in a total ...

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T10 could be cricket’s gateway into Olympics: Afridi

DUBAI: Former Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi has put his weight behind T10 cricket, saying the new format could be cricket’s gateway into the Olympics. Afridi, playing in his second season of the T10 League with the Pakhtoons, said he has been greatly encouraged by the league’s growth and sees ten-over ...

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