Sunday, 16 December 2018

Cricket

Rabada becomes world’s highest-ranked Test bowler

DUBAI: Kagiso Rabada has become the number-one ranked bowler in the ICC Test Player Rankings after helping South Africa to 72-run victory over India in the first Test. Rabada , who was one of the stars in South Africa’s successful campaign in the ICC U19 World Cup in the UAE ...

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Aiden Markram half-century helps South Africa off to good start

CENTURION: Aiden Markram made a solid half-century as South Africa made a good start on the first day of the second Test against India at SuperSport Park on Saturday. South Africa were 78 for no wicket at lunch after winning the toss and batting on an easy-paced pitch. Markram, playing ...

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New Zealand take series, Sarfraz slams batting flop

DUNEDIN: A visibly disappointed Sarfraz Ahmed slammed his team’s ‘disappointing batting flop’ after New Zealand bowled out Pakistan for 74 to cruise to a 183-run victory in the third ODI in Dunedin on Saturday. “It was very disappointing, a tough loss,” said the skipper during post-match ceremony, after staying not ...

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Ramiz Raja wants Yasir Shah out of Big Bash League

OVAL: Pakistan former captain turned commentator Ramiz Raja has demanded the national cricket team to get Yasir Shah back from the Big Bash League (BBL) for the remaining One Day International (ODI) series with the New Zealand. Raja was of the view that Shah would form a formidable spin attack ...

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Virat Kohli welcomes lively Centurion pitch

CENTURION: India captain Virat Kohli has surprisingly welcomed the ‘lively’ pitch at SuperSport Park ahead of a must-win second test for his team against South Africa at Centurion on Saturday. After inspecting the pitch on Friday afternoon‚ a relaxed Kohli said it was what India had hoped for because both ...

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Pakistan can still comeback in series: Grant Flower

WELLINGTON: Pakistan cricket batting coach Grant Flower believes that green shirts can still comeback in this series against New Zealand. “We’ve got a few things to work on such as batting, bowling and fielding and hopefully, we can get it right. There have been some soft dismissals but they have ...

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White replaces Lynn in Australia’s ODI squad

SYDNEY: Cameron White has replaced injured Chris Lynn in Australia ‘s squad for this month’s ODI series against England, Cricket Australia said Thursday. The Victorian right-hander has been in outstanding limited-overs form with 285 runs at an average of 142.5 and a strike-rate of 115.85 for the Melbourne Renegades in ...

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Future stars ready to shine at ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup

LONDON: Cricket royalty Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, David Warner, Joe Root, Shoaib Malik and Chris Gayle are just a few of the names to cut their teeth at the ICC Under-19 World Cup before going on to enjoy stardom at the elite level. BRENDON EGAN looks at five players to ...

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Hasan Ali teases fellow teammates for wasting time on mobile

WELLINGTON: Seems like the Pakistani cricketers still manage to hang out and have fun with each other, despite the tough schedule and intense training sessions of Pakistan cricket team players who are currently in Dunedin to play the crucial third ODI match of the series. World number 1 pacer Hasan Ali ...

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Sri Lanka cricket cleared of match-fixing allegations, board says

COLOMBO: Cricket (SLC) said on Tuesday the sport’s global governing body had found no evidence of wrongdoing against it following allegations of match-fixing and other forms of corruption. The board said the International Cricket Council (ICC) had failed to uncover evidence of graft during an investigation into explosive accusations levelled ...

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