Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Cricket

Mashrafe registers landslide win in elections

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s ODI captain Mashrafe Mortaza has become a member of parliament in the recent elections, becoming the first ever cricketer in history to be a parliamentarian and cricketer simultaneously. As per news wire agency ANI, Bangladesh ODI Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has contested from Narail 2 constituency on an ...

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Rashid Khan to Turn Out for Adelaide Strikers Despite Losing Father

KABUL: Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan’s father passed away on Sunday (December 30). Rashid, who is currently playing for Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League, shared an emotional message on his Twitter account saying he had lost the “most important” person in his life. Today I lost the most important person in ...

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Rohit Sharma, wife Ritika Sajdeh welcome baby girl

MUMBAI: Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma and his wife Ritika Sajdeh have been blessed with a baby girl, Hindustan Times quoted a BCCI official as saying. The cricketer had earlier made the news of her wife’s pregnancy public during a conversation with former Australian captain Michael Clarke in a promotional video ...

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New Zealand crush Sri Lanka by 423 runs for record series win

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand completed their demolition of Sri Lanka on day five of the second Test in Christchurch on Sunday, needing only 14 balls to take the last three wickets for a colossal 423-run victory. The overwhelming victory gave New Zealand the series 1-0 after the first Test in Wellington ...

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Abbas clinches 3rd place in ICC Test bowler rankings

DUBAI: Pakistani Bowler Abbas has soared into the top three of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Test bowler rankings, whereas veteran right-handed batsman Azhar Ali secured tenth place in the ICC Test batting rankings. New Zealand moved up to number third, pushing South Africa to fourth. India skipper Virat Kohli ...

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Ben Stokes can still be a role model, says Tom Harrison

LONDON: Ben Stokes can still be a role model despite his part in a fight outside a Bristol nightclub in September 2017, says England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison. England all-rounder Stokes, 27, was cleared of affray in August. He missed five months of England games, including ...

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Bangladesh lifts Smith’s Twenty20 tournament ban

DHAKA: Bangladeshi cricket officials on Thursday lifted a ban on former Australian captain Steve Smith playing in the forthcoming Twenty20 Bangladesh Premier League, an official said. The ruling means Smith, currently serving a one-year ban from international cricket over a ball-tampering scandal, is free to play for Comilla Victorians in ...

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Olivier strikes again as Pakistan collapse at Centurion

CENTURION: A magnificent spell of fast bowling from Duanne Olivier turned the first Test at Centurion in South Africa’s favour but Pakistan still closed Thursday’s second day with a chance of going 1-0 up in the series. Olivier took five for 59 as Pakistan collapsed in their second innings from ...

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Boult puts New Zealand on track for series win vs Sri Lanka

CHRISTCHURCH: After all the good work on the opening day of the second Test, that gave Sri Lanka hope of sealing an away series win in New Zealand, they saw their dreams come crashing down on the second day in Christchurch. It all happened rather rapidly, in fact just 15 ...

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