Monday, 16 July 2018

Cricket

Shafiq and Sarfraz give Pakistan hope of unlikely win

DUBAI: Chasing 136 at Abu Dhabi, Pakistan lost what seemed to be an un-losable Test. Having been 52 for 5 in the pursuit of 317, they have now left themselves a chance of winning what appeared to be an unwinnable one. In a series that has been enlivened by a ...

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Virat shares video with Dhoni’s daughter on Twitter

MUMBAI: Indian cricket team’s recent T20 at Ranchi against Australia meant captain Virat Kohli visiting MS Dhoni’s home and catching up with his daughter Ziva – a meeting which the captain described as a ‘blessing’. Kohli went to Dhoni’s place after India completed yet another comfortable victory over Australia, going ...

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Never supported Australia due to racism: Khawaja

MELBOURNE: Test batsman Usman Khawaja has said being racially vilified when he was growing up in Sydney led him to support other countries rather than back Australian sports teams. The Pakistan-born 30-year-old said in a blog post that racial abuse was widespread on the playing field during his junior days ...

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Mushfiqur Rahim refuses to step down as Bangladesh captain

DHAKA: Mushfiqur Rahim has declined to step down as captain after Bangladesh’s demoralising 2-0 test series defeat in South Africa, instead leaving it to the country’s cricket board to decide on his future. The long-serving Bangladesh skipper has come under heavy criticism for the two heavy losses, with critics questioning ...

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Test Championship could be confirmed in Auckland this week

AUCKLAND: Cricket history could be made in New Zealand this week. The International Cricket Council meets in Auckland with the agenda including a realignment of the test and one-day international schedules for the next few years. The Sydney Morning Herald reports a nine-nation test championship over two years from 2019 ...

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Amir to miss ODI series against Sri Lanka due to shin injury

MANCHESTER: Pakistan suffered a major setback ahead of the ODI series against Sri Lanka when 25-year-old left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Aamir was ruled out of the five-match series due to a stress injury in his right shin. Amir was taken off the field during the second day of Dubai test ...

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Australia’s batting woes continue against India in opening T20 loss

RANCHI: Even a change of format hasn’t been able to stop Australia’s batting collapses, with India easily chasing down a reduced target in the rain-curtailed first T20 international. The visitors lost 7-69 in Ranchi as they limped to 8-118 before weather ended their innings with eight balls remaining. After a ...

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Mushfiqur Rahim taken to hospital after blow to head

DHAKA: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim has been taken to hospital after suffering a blow to his head on the third morning of the Bloemfontein Test. Although he looked shaken when the incident occurred, he batted on for another 40 minutes despite initial advice that he should be assessed. Mushfiqur was on 11 ...

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Pakistan strike but Sri Lanka continue to remain on top

DUBAI: Pakistan enjoyed their most productive session of the Test where they fetched three important wickets but Sri Lanka’s position on top hasn’t been threatened, with the visitors heading out for dinner at 461 for 7. It took only five balls in the session for Niroshan Dickwella to reach his ...

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PCB extends coach Mickey Arthur’s contract till 2019 World Cup

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has extended national team head coach Mickey Arthur’s contract till the 2019 World Cup. According to the Dawn, the PCB is satisfied with the performance of Arthur since he guided the Sarfraz Ahmed-led side to their maiden Champions Trophy title in England. Confirming the ...

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