Friday, 22 March 2019

Cricket

Balbirnie 145 guides Ireland to victory over Afghanistan

DEHRADUN: Andy Balbirnie gave Afghanistan a taste of their own medicine Tuesday, smashing a brilliant unbeaten 145 as Ireland claimed their first win of a punishing series. The 28-year-old Dubliner anchored Ireland´s innings as they passed Afghanistan´s 256-8 with an over to spare to win by four wickets. Najibullah Zadran ...

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Hasnain, Haris future stars of Pakistan cricket: Alan Wilkins

ABU DHABI: Former county cricketer and renowned commentator Alan Wilkins have said that the Pakistan Super League is a top quality league and everyone talks high of the bowling standards in the the former Glamorgan Cricketer praised Lahore Qalandars player development program and termed it a guide for other franchises ...

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Shane Watson, Shehzad lead Quetta into PSL play-offs

DUBAI: Shane Watson and Ahmed Shehzad knocked solid half centuries to help Quetta Gladiators become the first team to qualify for the HBL PSL play-offs with a comfortable eight wicket win over arch-rivals Peshawar Zalmi in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Watson smashed six sixes and as many boundaries in his undefeated 55-ball 91 not ...

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New Zealand crush Bangladesh by innings after Boult bags five

HAMILTON: Defiant centuries from Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah were in vain as Trent Boult´s five-wicket haul gave New Zealand a crushing victory over Bangladesh in the first Test by an innings and 52 runs in Hamilton on Sunday. After the stubborn double-century partnership took Bangladesh to 361 for four in ...

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De Villiers won’t be available for remaining PSL matches

DUBAI: Lahore Qalandars suffered a big blow ahead of Pakistan’s leg of the Pakistan Super League as their icon player AB de Villiers will not be able to rejoin the squad due to an injury. It was initially decided that AB will return to join the squad for Qalandars’ final ...

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South Africa beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in first ODI

JOHANNESBURG: South African captain Faf du Plessis hit an unbeaten century as South Africa cruised to an eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the opening one-day international in Johannesburg. The hosts won the toss at the Wanderers Stadium, asked Sri Lanka to bat and bowled them out for 231, a ...

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New Zealand declare at 715 against Bangladesh

HAMILTON: New Zealand declared at 715 for six, with skipper Kane Williamson unbeaten on 200, to lead Bangladesh by 481 on the first innings of the first Test in Hamilton on Saturday. Williamson called a halt to the innings halfway through the middle session on day three after he brought ...

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Roger Federer wins 100th title

DUBAI: Roger Federer won his 100th career title on Saturday when he defeated Greece´s Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Dubai Championships. The Swiss star is the second man to achieve the feat after America´s Jimmy Connors who ended his career with 109 titles.

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‘Feeling good’: Steve Smith back in nets after elbow surgery

SYDNEY: Steve Smith has returned to the nets after elbow surgery, with Australia coach Justin Langer expecting the banned former captain and his deputy David Warner to be fit for the IPL. Smith went under the knife in January after being forced to drop out of the Bangladesh Premier League ...

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Naib stars as Afghanistan down Ireland in 1st ODI

DEHRADUN: Gulbadin Naib starred with both bat and ball as Afghanistan outplayed Ireland by five wickets in the first one-day international. Naib took two wickets to help dismiss Ireland for 161 and then struck a crucial 46 as Afghanistan achieved their target in 41.5 overs in the north Indian city ...

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