Saturday, 24 August 2019

Cricket

Windies’ ODI record 365-run opening stand sets up Ireland win

DUBLIN: West Indies openers John Campbell and Shai Hope shattered the record for the highest first-wicket partnership in a one-day international with a stand of 365 as their side thrashed Ireland by 196 runs in Dublin on Sunday. Campbell made 179 and Hope 170 in an eventual total of 381 ...

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Morgan plays a captain’s innings as England beat Pakistan

CARDIFF: England captain Eoin Morgan led his side to a seven-wicket win over Pakistan in a lone Twenty20 international in Cardiff on Sunday with an unbeaten innings of 57. Test skipper Joe Root made 47 and James Vince 36 as England overhauled Pakistan’s total of 173 for six with four ...

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Pakistan-South Africa women team ready for ODI series

CAPE TOWN: Pakistan and South Africa women teams start their three-match ICC Women’s Championship ODI series today (Monday) here at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. The two captains Bismah Maroof and Sune Luus unveiled the series trophy on Sunday, a day ahead of the series opener. Only a single point separates the ...

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England bowl Ireland for 198

DUBLIN: Jofra Archer celebrated his international debut with a wicket and a sharp catch as England bowled Ireland out for 198 in their one-off ODI. Archer’s wicket was a gem, ending a decent knock by Ireland debutant Mark Adair – who scored 32 off 30 balls in an attempt to ...

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Babar Azam joins Somerset for T20 Blast stint

LONDON: Somerset have agreed a deal to bring in Pakistan batsman Babar Azam for the Vitality Blast later this summer, subject to receiving a No-Objection Certificate. Babar, currently ranked the No. 1 T20 batsman by the ICC, will join in July and be available for the entire group stage as well as ...

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ICC rankings: India slip to 5th spot in T20I, Pakistan on top

LONDON: India have dropped three places to fifth in the expanded men’s Twenty20 International team rankings while Pakistan have consolidated their top position, according to the latest list issued by the ICC. The ICC Friday unveiled an expanded T20I team rankings table with 80 teams who will now be able ...

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Bangladesh forced to change World Cup kit design

Bangladesh has altered its World Cup cricket strip to add a touch of red following uproar over the initial design, which some had likened to rival Pakistan’s kit, the cricket board said on Wednesday. The national flag of Bangladesh is red and green, but the Tigers’ jersey unveiled Monday for ...

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Hafeez to miss only T20 and 2 ODIs against England

LONDON: Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez’s availability is still in doubt for England series as he likely will miss only T20 and first two ODIs against England. Last month, Mohammad Hafeez was selected in the preliminary 15-member squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Pakistani all-rounder sustained a thumb injury during ...

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Ton-up Babar helps Pakistan beat Leicestershire

LEICESTERSHIRE: Pakistan opener Babar Azam smashed a century as Pakistan thrashed Leicestershire by 58 runs in their final practice game of the England tour. Pakistan were off to a flying start as they played superbly and posted 200 runs on the board for the loss of 6 wickets in allotted ...

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Nasser Hussain: You cannot write off Pakistan for this World Cup

LONDON-ICC: Ex-England captain Nasser Hussain has analysed Pakistan s chances for success in this summer s Cricket World Cup in England and Wales, and he s not ruling them out of a potential triumph. Hussain, who played 96 Tests and 88 ODIs for England, described Pakistan as a mercurial outfit, ...

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