Saturday, 18 January 2020

Cricket

Shoaib Malik breaks windows hitting powerful sixes in GT20 Canada

BRAMPTON: Veteran Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik hit 46 runs off 26 balls hitting three sixes out of which two broke the windows of the stadium in the first qualifier of the Global T20 Canada. Leading Vancouver Knights against Brampton Wolves in the vital match, skipper exhibited a powerful match-winning knock ...

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Warne named as Lord’s-based coach for The Hundred

LONDON: Shane Warne has been named as the head coach of the Lord’s-based Hundred franchise, with Lisa Keightley taking the equivalent role for the women’s team, ahead of the first year of the ECB’s new 100-ball competition in 2020. Warne, 49, is the third men’s coach to be confirmed for ...

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Babar Azam scores century as Somerset beat Hampshire

SOUTHAMPTON: Pakistan’s Babar Azam slammed his second Twenty20 century to set up Somerset’s victory against Hampshire in the T20 Blast in England. Babar, the No.1 batsman on the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Rankings, carried his bat for a career-high 102* in 55 balls in Southampton on Friday, 9 August. The milestone ...

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Archer, Leach called up as England drop Moeen

LONDON: All-rounder Moeen Ali has been left out of England’s squad for the second Ashes test against Australia next week after a disappointing display during a crushing defeat in the opener. As expected, fast bowler Jofra Archer was included in the 12 and looks poised to make his test debut ...

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Rain plays spoilsport as Gayle misses history bid against India

PROVIDENCE: Inclement weather forced the abandonment of the first one-day international between the West Indies and India at the Guyana National Stadium, after Chris Gayle was made to wait for the hosts’ ODI run-scoring record. Only 13 overs were bowled after the home side were put in to bat when ...

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Cricketing world celebrates the ‘unreal’ Hashim Amla

CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s top order batsman Hashim Amla, who is considered one of the modern greats, has announced his retirement from international cricket. Amla, 36, enjoyed one of the most unrealistic cricketing careers becoming the first South African to score a triple hundred among a host of other records ...

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Azhar Mahmood believes fitness main problem for Pakistan cricket

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani cricketer Azhar Mahmood believed that Pakistan team’s fielding, batting and bowling improved but there were issues with the fitness of players, there were a lot of unfit players. Azhar Mahmood said people have to be given time, you can’t produce overnight. “Throughout the period, the Pakistan Cricket ...

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PCB excludes Shoaib Malik, Hafeez from central contracts

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik have not been offered central contracts but they will remain available for selection. PCB in a press release announced the list of central contracts for the 2019-20 season during which the men’s cricket team will play six World Test ...

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Afridi, Gambhir in Twitter spat over Kashmir

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: Former stars of fierce cricket rivals India and Pakistan traded online barbs Tuesday over New Delhi’s explosive decision to strip Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) of its autonomous status. Indian ex-cricketer Gautam Gambhir took a swipe at Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi after he urged the United Nations to intervene in the move ...

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Injured James Anderson ruled out of second Ashes Test

LONDON: James Anderson has been ruled out of the second Ashes Test, with England uncertain when he will be fit to return after injuring his right calf. England’s record wicket-taker broke down after just four overs in the series opener at Edgbaston and did not bowl again as Australia romped ...

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