Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Cricket

Afridi lambasted over sexist remarks in autobiography

KARACHI: Former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi batted away accusations of misogyny this week as critics lashed out at the cricket star’s admission that he refuses to let his daughters play outdoor sports. The remarks were just the latest controversy stemming from Afridi’s tell-all autobiography – “Game Changer” – released in ...

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Shadab Khan declared fit to play for World Cup

LONDON: Shadab Khan has been declared fit for the World Cup after his latest test results reflected zero viral load in his blood, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced in a press release. The leg-spinner will leave for London on Thursday, May 16, where he will consult Dr Patrick Kennedy ...

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England beat Pakistan by six wickets in 3rd ODI

BRISTOL: England beat Pakistan by six wickets to win the third one-day international at Bristol on Tuesday and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. World Cup hosts England made light of a seemingly challenging target of 359, Jonny Bairstow top-scoring with 128 as they won with 31 balls ...

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England rest Buttler, Rashid, Archer for third ODI

England will be playing the third ODI against Pakistan without the likes of batsman Jos Buttler, all-rounder Adil Rashid and pacer Jofra Archer, ESPNcricinfo reported. Reports stated that the team selectors have been given time off on the back of their performances in the only T20I and the ongoing five-match ...

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Amir to miss 3rd ODI against England

LONDON: Pakistani pacer Muhammad Amir will miss the third match One Day International (ODI) against England after it was learnt that the speedster has contracted chickenpox. He had missed the second ODI against England in Southampton owing to what was termed by the team officials as viral infection and now, ...

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Mustafizur, Mushfiqur put Bangladesh in final

DUBLIN: Bangladesh ensured their place in the tri-series final after a resounding five-wicket win over West Indies in Malahide. After their bowlers fought hard to restrict them to 247 for 9, Soumya Sarkar and Mushfiqur Rahim struck fluent half-centuries and dominated the chase as they sealed victory with 16 balls ...

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ICC clear England’s Plunkett of ball-tampering

SOUTHAMPTON: England fast bowler Liam Plunkett has been cleared by the International Cricket Council following allegations he may have tampered with the ball during the second one-day international against Pakistan. A short sequence from Saturday s match in Southampton led to a debate on Twitter, with some on social media suggesting ...

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We hate the ‘unpredictable’ tag: Mickey Arthur

BRISTOL: Pakistan have been touted as a team to watch out for at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, thanks to their fine form in English conditions as well as their unpredictability, but Mickey Arthur, their coach, says that’s doing the team a disservice. Pakistan pushed England hard in ...

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Pakistan-South Africa ODI ends in thrilling tie

BENONI: Number 11 batter Nashra Sandhu hit a six off the penultimate ball of the match and then took a single off the final ball with two runs needed to lead Pakistan to a dramatic tie in the third and final ODI against South Africa at the Willowmoore Park, Benoni ...

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