Sunday, 15 December 2019

Cricket

Babar Azam maintains top position in T20I rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan’s Babar Azam continues at the top of the batsmen’s list in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after scoring 151 runs in the South Africa series while Hussain Talat has gained 19 places to reach 56th position after aggregating 98 runs. Shaheen Shah Afridi has moved up 28 ...

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England take first day honours against Windies

ST LUCIA: Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler compiled an unbeaten fifth-wicket stand of 124 to guide England to 231 for four at the close on day one of the third test against West Indies in St Lucia. Stokes enjoyed a most unusual reprieve when he was caught-and-bowled for 52 by ...

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Ponting: Australia can contend at World Cup with Smith, Warner

MELBOURNE: Australia’s new assistant coach Ricky Ponting believes the inclusion of Steve Smith and David Warner will help the nation shrug off a woeful run of form in one-day cricket and transform them into genuine contenders at the World Cup in England. Smith and Warner’s ball-tampering bans expire on March ...

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Amir ‘excited’ for county return with Essex

LONDON: Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir insists he is ‘excited’ for his return to county cricket after signing a T20 Blast deal with Essex. The 26-year-old will be available for eight T20 matches this summer before travelling to the Caribbean to play in a franchise tournament. Amir took 28 wickets for ...

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Pakistan level series against Windies

DUBAI: Pakistani bowler Diana Baig ensured that the good work by batters Sidra Amin and Nida Dar doesn’t go to waste as Pakistan women made a strong comeback in the three-match ODI series against West Indies women with a 34-run win in the second ODI played at the ICC Academy, ...

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Shakib Al Hasan ruled out of New Zealand ODIs

DHAKA: Bangladesh suffered a fresh injury blow ahead of next week’s one-day international series against New Zealand, after the Bangladesh Cricket Board said all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan had been ruled out with a finger fracture. Shakib sustained the injury to his left ring finger while batting in the final of ...

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Gayle, Lewis back in Windies squad for England ODIs

ST LUCIA: Gayle last played for West Indies during the home ODI series against Bangladesh in July 2018, and had made himself unavailable for the tours of India and Bangladesh over the 2018-19 winter in order to play the Afghanistan Premier League and the T10 League. Lewis had withdrawn from ...

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India beat New Zealand by seven wickets in second T20I

AUCKLAND: India defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 international at Auckland’s Eden park on Friday to level the series at 1-1. New Zealand set India a modest total of 159 and the tourists overhauled it in 18.5 overs, finishing at 162 for three as captain Rohit ...

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Shane Warne slams ICC over Holder suspension

SYDNEY: Australian bowling legend Shane Warne has described as ridiculous the decision by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to ban Windies captain Jason Holder for the upcoming Test in St. Lucia. Holder, who captained the Windies to a 2-0 series victory over England to win the Wisden Trophy for the ...

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