Sunday, 24 March 2019

Cricket

‘Anybody can beat anybody’: Test upsets keep Black Caps wary

HAMILTON, New Zealand: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said Wednesday recent Test upsets mean “anybody can beat anybody” and the world number two ranked side can have no room for complacency against minnows Bangladesh. The Black Caps made history this week when they were elevated to second in the ICC ...

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South African shock as Olivier signs for Yorkshire

JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa expressed disappointment on Tuesday at fast bowler Duanne Olivier’s decision to sign a three-year contract with English county Yorkshire which will rule him out of international cricket. Olivier, 26, was one of the stars of the South African summer, taking 31 wickets in five Test matches ...

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Jayasuriya handed two-year ban under anti-corruption code

DUBAI: Sri Lanka batting great Sanath Jayasuriya has been banned from all cricket for two years after breaching two counts of the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption code, the world governing body said on Tuesday. The ICC said the former captain had refused to cooperate with any investigation conducted by its ...

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Windies and England third ODI abandoned due to rain

GEORGE’S: The third One-Day International of the five-match series between the West Indies and England was abandoned on Monday after Steady rainfall forced the match to be stopped before a ball was bowled in Grenada. England captain Eoin Morgan put the West Indies to bat but the showers which delayed ...

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Colin Ingram blitz lightens up PSL

DUBAI: Majestic Colin Ingram single-handedly guided Karachi Kings to their second victory in the Pakistan Super League-4, as Quetta Gladiators suffered their first defeat at Sharjah Stadium on late Sunday night. Ingram’s swash-buckling knock was more than enough to ensure Karachi Kings back on winning ways and bring smile back ...

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Sri Lanka make history with epic series win in South Africa

PORT ELIZABETH: Sri Lanka made history by becoming the first sub-continent nation to win a test series in South Africa when they clinched the second match by eight wickets at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth. Overnight batsmen Kusal Mendis and Oshada Fernando both made half centuries as Sri Lanka ...

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Caribbeans fight back to level series with England

BARBADOS: West Indies produced a dramatic comeback to beat England by 26 runs in Barbados on Friday and level their five-match one-day series at 1-1. The hosts, who ended a 10-match losing streak in one-day internationals against England, made 289 for six with left-hander Shimron Hetmyer hitting a magnificent unbeaten ...

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PSL4: Pollard help Peshawar Zalmi thrash Multan Sultans

SHARJAH: Peshawar Zalmi routed Multan Sultans with 146 on the scoreboard with five wickets remaining in the Sharjah Cricket Ground with the 14th match of Pakistan Super League in the last leg of the city on Sunday. Multan Sultans scored an average score of 145 with all players bowled out, ...

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Luke Ronchi guide United to victory over Kings

DUBAI: Medium pacer Faheem Ashraf grabbed three wickets while Luke Ronchi struck a masterful half century to steer defending champions Islamabad United to a comfortable seven wicket win over a hapless Karachi Kings in HBL PSL in Sharjah on Saturday. Ronchi built on Faheem’s 3-26 with an undefeated 35-ball 67 ...

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PSL4: Sarfraz’ last ball six keeps Quetta unbeaten

SHARJAH: It could not have been a better sight than Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed sealing the fate of a PSL match, sending the last ball of the match over deep mid-wicket boundary to give Quetta Gladiators a three wicket win against Lahore Qalandars in Sharjah. Quetta, chasing 144 to win, ...

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