Sunday, 24 March 2019

Cricket

Son of Abdul Qadir wants to play for Australia

SYDNEY:  The son of Pakistani Test great Abdul Qadir has set his sights on playing for Australia, boosting his chances by taking three South African wickets for a Prime Minister´s XI. A leg-spinner like his father, Usman Qadir donned the Australian colours for the first time in the PM XI´s ...

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Azhar Ali to retire from ODI cricket

LAHORE: Pakistani cricketer Azhar Ali has announced retirement from limited format of the cricket. As per details garnered, Azhar Ali will hold presser today to announce retirement from 50-over format. Further, the source said, “The 33-year-old believes that youngsters in the team are playing good cricket and can take the ...

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Pakistan down New Zealand in last-over T20 thriller

  ABU DHABI: Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 2 runs in the first Twenty20 international played in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan, after winning the toss, scored 148-6. Chasing the target, New Zealand could only score 146 at the loss of six wickets in its 20 overs. Mohammad Hafeez top-scored with a 36-ball ...

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Ben Stokes retires hurt in warm-up match against Sri Lanka XI

COLOMBO: Ben Stokes retired hurt on day two of England’s warm-up match in Colombo but later returned to bat. Having not bowled on day one against a Sri Lanka Board President’s XI, the 27-year-old all-rounder was struck on the left arm during England’s reply. Joe Root retired out after hitting ...

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Lack of confidence behind loss of form: Amir

ISLAMABAD: Mohammad Amir believes that a lack of confidence in his skills was behind his decline as a strike force in limited-overs cricket this year, which saw him dropped from all three formats over the past month. The 26-year-old said that failing in a sequence of ODI matches left him ...

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‘Over the moon’ – Mirza, Malik welcome baby boy

NEW DELHI/KARACHI: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has given birth to a baby boy, her Pakistani cricketer husband Shoaib Malik said, prompting a flood of congratulatory messages on social media. “Excited to announce: It’s a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah. Thank you ...

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Cricket Australia chairman urged to quit after ball-tampering review

  SYDNEY: Cricket Australia chairman David Peever faced growing calls to quit after a damning review slammed the body’s conduct leading up to a major ball-tampering scandal. The independent review released Monday found that an “arrogant” and “controlling” culture within Cricket Australia contributed to players cheating in the pursuit of ...

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Hard to beat Pakistan in T20s: McMillan

  ABU DHABI: New Zealand’s batting coach Craig McMillan said that Pakistan are a very strong Twenty20 side and it is very hard to beat world No 1 in home conditions. After the end of the series of One-day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals against Australia, Pakistan are going to play ...

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Babar Azam back as No 1 ranked T20I batsman

ICC: Pakistan’s Babar Azam now leads second-ranked Aaron Finch of Australia by five points after the Australian started the series with a commanding 126 points lead over the Pakistani. According to ICC press release, Babar Azam has reclaimed the number-one ranking in the ICC Men’s Player Rankings for T20I Batsmen ...

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Rohit Sharma ton helps India demolish West Indies by 224 runs

  MUMBAI: Rohit Sharma hailed his “game-changer” partnership with fellow centurion Ambati Rayudu to set up India’s 224-run win over West Indies in fourth one-day international. Sharma, who smashed 162, and Rayudu, who made 100, put on 211 runs for the third wicket to power the hosts to 377-5 after ...

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