Thursday, 21 November 2019

Cricket

IPL: Buttler, half-century to script Rajasthan Royals’ First Win

JAIPUR: Jos Buttler (59) scored a fine half-century to script Rajasthan Royals’ first victory in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Tuesday. Buttler’s 43-ball knock helped the hosts seal the match by seven wickets over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – who are still to ...

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Fans unhappy with Kohli, RCB team after poor start

NEW DELHI: They have flattered to deceive time and again, but Royal Challengers Bangalore has been one of the most followed teams in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). With Virat Kohli as captain and players like AB de Villiers in its ranks, RCB has managed to be ...

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Yasir Shah’s TikTok video goes viral

DUBAI: A TikTok video of Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah lip-syncing to a love song has gone viral on social media. In the video, the leg-spinner is seen standing next to a woman and lip-syncing to Oh Humsafar. The song was originally sung by Neha Kakkar and Tony Kakkar and is ...

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Arthur satisfied with youngsters in Australia ODIs

Pakistan cricket team head coach Mickey Arthur expressed his satisfaction over the performance of youngsters in the five-match ODI series against Australia. Arthur – speaking at a press conference in Lahore – said that the ODI series against Australia was a chance to try young players in the team. “It ...

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Manu Sawhney takes over as Chief Executive of ICC

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that Manu Sawhney will assume the position of Chief Executive with immediate effect. Sawhney has been working alongside the outgoing Chief Executive David Richardson for the last six weeks to ensure a smooth transition for the organization. Richardson will remain with the ...

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Umar Akmal fined for ‘late night-out’

LAHORE: Pakistan’s middle-order batsman Umar Akmal has been fined 20 percent of his match fee and has also received an official reprimand for a late night-out ahead of Sunday’s fifth ODI against Australia in Dubai. Umar pleaded guilty to the charge, apologized for his actions and accepted the sanction proposed ...

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Sri Lankan Test cricket captain arrested after traffic accident

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan Test cricket captain Dimuth Karunaratne has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after an accident in the capital, police said Sunday. Karunaratne, 30, was taken into custody following the pre-dawn accident that resulted in the driver of a three-wheel taxi being taken ...

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It’d be great to win 5-0, says Glenn Maxwell

DUBAI: Glenn Maxwell and Australia are targeting a 5-0 sweep of Pakistan to finish their dual tour of India and the UAE, which has delivered the tourists as a group and Maxwell himself an enormous amount of growth. “It’s very exciting for us, and that’s all the motivation you need, ...

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Injured Shoaib Malik out of 4th ODI against Australia

DUBAI: Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has been ruled out of the fourth One Day International (ODI) against Australia, after sustaining an injury on Friday. The captain for the series was ruled out after sustaining a bruised rib. Imad Wasim would captain the side, whereas, Saad Ali would make his ODI ...

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Azhar Mahmood upbeat despite series loss

SHARJAH: Despite the series loss to Australia, Pakistan’s bowling coach Azhar Mahmood was upbeat about finding suitable options and trying various combinations ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which will be played in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July. Pakistan lost by 80 runs in ...

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