Saturday, 8 August 2020

Cricket

Australia smash record for most consecutive women ODI wins

Australia smashed the world record for most consecutive wins in women’s ODI as it defeated Sri Lanka by nine wickets in their dead-rubber third fixture to win their 18th straight game. The record was previously set by Australia’s Belinda Clark side which won 17 straight matches in 1999. Australia in ...

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Smith, Warner in Australia T20 squad for Lanka, Pakistan series

MELBOURNE: Australia named Steve Smith and David Warner in their Twenty20 squad for home series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan as selectors firm up plans for next year’s World Cup on home soil. Australia host Sri Lanka in three T20 internationals starting in Adelaide on Oct. 27 before facing top-ranked ...

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Sri Lanka T20 series loss ‘an eye-opener’: Misbah-ul-Haq

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has come down hard on his players after the T20 series loss against Sri Lanka , terming it as an eye-opener for the national team. “Losing is never good, especially against the second-leg Sri Lankan team, which is without their major players and ...

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I ended Gautam Gambhir’s career; Fast bowler Irfan claim

AHMEDABAD: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan claims he was the reason behind the end to Gambhir’s remarkable white-ball career. Speaking in a recent interview, Irfan recalled how Gautam Gambhir’s distinct discomfort while facing him during the 2012 bilateral series literally finished his white-ball career. Standing tall at 7ft 1 inch, ...

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Umar Akmal equaling Dilshan world record of ducks

LAHORE: Umar Akmal, Pakistan’s middle-order batsman has proved to be the unluckiest player to make a come back with a ‘bang’ of two consecutive ‘golden ducks’ and two unwanted records in Twenty20 International cricket – setting a Pakistan record of bagging the most ducks on Saturday and equaling world record ...

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Sri Lanka score first-ever series win against Pakistan

LAHORE: Heroics of Bhanuka Rajapaksa helped Sri Lanka win the second T20 by 35 runs and also win the T20 series against No. 1 Pakistan at their home ground. At Gaddafi Stadium on Monday night, Sri Lanka not only won the second T20 but also won the series against the ...

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Ashwin equals Muralitharan’s record

VISAKHAPATNAM: India’s spinner Ravichandran Ashwin joined Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan as the fastest bowler to 350 Test wickets in the first match against South Africa in Visakhapatnam. The off-spinner bowled overnight batsman Theunis de Bruyn for 10 early in the morning session on day five to achieve the milestone ...

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Bangladesh players to gear up for World Test Championship with NCL stint

DHAKA: The National Cricket League, Bangladesh s domestic first-class tournament, will mark the beginning of the team s preparation for their ICC World Test Championship campaign, which begins with a two-match away series against India next month. Following Bangladesh s 224-run defeat to Afghanistan in the one-off Test in Chittagong ...

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Patience key in South Africa rebuilding phase: Du Plessis

VISAKHAPATNAM: Skipper Faf du Plessis said that South Africa s leadership will have be patient with an emerging team that was thumped to the tune of 203 runs by India in the opening Test. Chasing a daunting 395, the Proteas were bowled out for 191 on the fifth and final day ...

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