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Asif Ali’s 33-ball 80 stuns Durban Heat

DURBAN: Pakistan’s Asif Ali  produced a performance for the ages, shellacking a 33-ball 80, as Cape Town Blitz turned the tables on Durban Heat in a stunning chase at Kingsmead. This innings was a clinic, really, embodying all the attributes that define T20 batting: flair, skill, daring, power, and creativity ...

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Patel spins New Zealand to thrilling win

ABU DHABI: Debutant spinner Ajaz Patel took five wickets to lead a never-say-die approach from New Zealand bowlers as they pulled off a thrilling four-run win over an indisciplined Pakistan in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Monday. In the pantheon of infamous Pakistan implosions, this must rank right ...

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Du Plessis says T20 World Cup will be his last

CAPE TOWN: South African captain Faf du Plessis said the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in two years’ time will be his last. The 34-year-old, who has led his country in two World T20 campaigns, in 2014 and 2016, is keen to play a third but will then step aside. ...

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De Villiers headlines SA’s new T20 league

CAPE TOWN: AB de Villiers will headline South Africa’s first city-based Twenty20 league when he leads the Tshwane Spartans in the opening match of the Mzansi (South Africa) Super League against Cape Town Blitz on Friday. The month-long league will get underway barely a month after the official launch, without ...

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Sri Lanka cricket star Dilshan joins Rajapakse’s party

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s former cricket captain Tillakaratne Dilshan joined the political party of former leader Mahinda Rajapakse, soon after his  controversial government was voted out by the legislature. Rajapakse was named by the president as prime minister in October following the shock sacking of Ranil Wickremesinghe. After several weeks of ...

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MCC gives umpires greater discretion over beamers

MELBOURNE: Umpires will have greater discretion over what constitutes a dangerous delivery from 2019, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) announced. The umpires will have more flexibility over whether a beamer – a delivery aimed at the batsman´s head – is deemed to be dangerous. It marks a major rethink by the ...

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Afridi in hot waters after controversial comments on Kashmir

LONDON/KARACHI: Former Pakistan cricketer ‘Boom Boom’ Shahid Khan Afridi has done it again, this time with comments about Kashmir which sparked yet another controversy on both Pakistani and Indian media. “The world has turned Kashmir into an issue. Kashmir is not an issue,” the 38-year-old cricketer said, while addressing students ...

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