Friday, 14 December 2018

Cricket

Shadab sparkles at Big-Bash, grabs Player of the Match award

SYDNEY: Pakistan teen sensation Shadab Khan has once again impressed everyone with his spin, despite a one-sided bowling effort at the Big Bash League (BBL). Representing the Brisbane Heat, Khan picked up two wickets early on as he cleaned up the Melbourne Renegades opening pair skipper Aaron Finch and Marcus ...

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AB de Villers eyes successful test return

PORT ELEZBETH: South Africa talisman AB de Villiers has declared himself fit for the challenge of the day-night test ahead of the one-off match against Zimbabwe at St George`s Park from Tuesday. It will be the first test appearance in almost two years for the 33-year-old, who had taken time ...

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Stokes cuts short New Zealand stay to return to England

LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes has ended his brief New Zealand cameo and is returning to the England “for family reasons”, Canterbury cricket officials confirmed Saturday. Stokes has been playing for Canterbury, his New Zealand birth province, for the past month while waiting to learn if he would be cleared ...

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PCB announces ODI squad for New Zealand series, Imad Wasim dropped

KARACHI: All-rounder Imad Wasim has been dropped while former captain Azhar Ali made a comeback as Pakistan announced a 15-member squad for the five-match series against New Zealand. Junaid Khan was also not included in Pakistan’s squad and was replaced by Amir Yamin in the team. “Imad Wasim was again ...

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Paine, Starc may miss Boxing Day Ashes Test

MELBOURNE: Wicketkeeper Tim Paine has joined pace spearhead Mitchell Starc as a doubt for Australia in the Boxing Day Test against England in Melbourne. Starc hobbled through Melbourne airport on crutches cushioning a bruised heel but was not yet ready to concede defeat. “It won’t be my choice,” he told ...

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Sharma’s 35-ball ton helps India win T20 series

INDORE: Skipper Rohit Sharma equalled the record for fastest Twenty20 century to set up India ‘s 88-run series-clinching win over Sri Lanka in the second match. Sharma ‘s 43-ball 118 steered the hosts to 260-5 and then dismissed Sri Lanka for 172 in 17.2 overs, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead ...

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Rohit wants Dhoni to bat at number four in T20s

NEW DELHI: India captain Rohit Sharma said that the team management feels veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni will excel at the No.4 batting position after the wicketkeeper stroked an unbeaten 39 during 93-run win over Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 International. Dhoni blasted 39 off just 22 deliveries with the ...

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Sri Lanka have to show some fight: Tharanga

Sri Lanka suffered their worst defeat in T20Is after India crushed them by 93 runs in the series opener and senior batsman Upul Tharanga said the team must show some fight in the remaining matches of the tour. Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl on a dew-laden ...

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Pakistani cricketers not stranded in Uganda: Ajmal

KAMPALA: Pakistani cricketers are ‘safe and happy’ in Uganda despite reports claiming the cricketers are stranded , spin maestro Saeed Ajmal said in a video message. Ajmal is part of a Pakistani contingent currently in the East African nation, where a Twenty20 league they were supposed to participate in was ...

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