Sunday, 18 March 2018


Sri Lanka paceman Shanaka fined for ball tampering

Dasun Shanaka

NAGPUR: Sri Lanka fast bowler Dasun Shanaka was Saturday fined 75 percent of his match fee for ball tampering, cricket authorities said, in the ongoing second Test against India in Nagpur. According to the International Cricket Council, Shanaka was charged by match officials for “changing the condition of the ball”, ...

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Ashes: Australia beat England by 10 wickets in first Test


BRISBANE: Australia completed a 10-wicket victory over England in the first Ashes Test on the fifth morning in Brisbane. Chasing a target of 170, the hosts got the 56 runs they required in little more than an hour, with David Warner 87 not out and debutant Cameron Bancroft unbeaten on ...

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Pakistan-India series much more than just sports: Dhoni


SRINAGAR: Former Indian skipper and wicket-keeper batsman Mahinder Singh Dhoni, has stated that the cricket series between Pakistan and India ‘is much more than just sport.’ “An India-Pakistan cricket series is much more than just sport. It’s not a simple decision. It’s a diplomatic as well as political decision. It’s ...

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England batsmen must score big to beat Aussies – Ali


BRISBANE: England’s batsmen will have to score big individual hundreds if Joe Root’s tourists are to have any chance of holding on to the Ashes, all-rounder Moeen Ali said on Sunday. England are facing a big defeat to Australia on Monday’s final day after they were bundled out for just ...

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar set to tie knot with fiance Nupur

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

NEW DELHI:  Indian speedster Bhuvneshwar Kumar is all set to marry fiance Nupur Nagar on Thursday. The 27-year-old, who has taken some time off from the ongoing Sri Lanka Test Series, announced his wedding date in a video posted by fellow player Shikhar Dhawan. His Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate Dhawan teased ...

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Kohli double ton puts India in command of second Test


NAGPUR: Skipper Virat Kohli hit a blistering double century to hand India a massive first innings lead of 405 as the hosts tightened their grip on the second Test against Sri Lanka on day three on Sunday. India declared on 610-6 after Rohit Sharma (102) had completed his hundred, as ...

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New ICC rules in place for the Ashes


BRISBANE: The Magellan Ashes are underway and it will be the first series Australia has played under a host of new rules that could have a major impact on the five-Test bout against England. Restrictions on bat thickness, the power for umpires to send violent players off the field and ...

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Australia fight-back against England after top-order failure


   BRISBANE: If the first two days of the Test match are anything to go by, the Ashes series should be a keenly fought contest. This was another day of absorbing Test cricket at the Gabba in Brisbane with Australia finishing on 165 for 4 in reply to England’s first ...

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Kamran Akmal hits Pakistans highest T20 score ever

Kamran Akmal PSL ZALMI

LAHORE: Pakistan wicket-keeper cum batsman Kamran Akmal, who is in sublime form, has yet again knocked the doors of the selectors after registering unbeaten 150 runs during a National T20 Cup match. Akmal just took 71 balls to register the highest ever T20 score by a Pakistan batsman. He smacked ...

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Kohli and company keen to stamp authority on Sri Lanka series

Virat Kohli

NAGPUR: India almost pulled off a sensational win in the 1st Test of the three-match series in Kolkata and as the scene shifts to Nagpur, skipper Virat Kohli and his boys would be keen to establish that the glitches they experienced on the first two days of the Eden Test ...

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