Thursday, 18 July 2019

Cricket

Indian bookies allegedly offer money to Afghan opener

DUBAI: Indian bookies approached Afghan opener and wicket keeper Mohammad Shahzad and allegedly offered him money to perform poorly in ongoing Asia Cup 2018. Sources told that the cricketer has reported the issue to International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit after which an alert has been issued to all the ...

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Rohit, Dhawan crush Pakistan in Asia Cup

DUBAI: Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan hit punishing centuries to steer an imperious India to a nine-wicket win over a listless Pakistan in the Asia Cup match in Dubai on Sunday. Sharma notched a 119-ball 111 not out for his 19th one-day hundred while Dhawan made a 100-ball 114 ...

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Asia Cup: Bangladesh beat Afghanistan in last ball finish

ABU DHABI: Bangladesh paceman Mustafizur Rahman held his nerves to bowl a final dot ball in the 50th over to give his team a nerve-wracking three-run win over Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Needing eight to win off the 50th over Afghanistan lost Rashid Khan for five off the ...

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Stokes and Alex Hale charged with bringing cricket into disrepute

LONDON: Ben Stokes and Alex Hales have been charged with bringing the game into disrepute by the England and Wales Cricket Board following a late-night street brawl last year. The independent Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) was tasked with leading an internal investigation into the incident outside a nightclub in Bristol, ...

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Australian cricket needs Smith back: Steve Waugh

SYDNEY: Australian cricket needs disgraced ex-captain Steve Smith and he is likely to be welcomed back with open arms, former skipper Steve Waugh forecast Tuesday, although it might be tougher for David Warner. The pair are serving one-year suspensions from international and state cricket over their part in the ball-tampering ...

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Australia’s Peter Handscomb hurting after Test axing

SYDNEY: Test discard Peter Handscomb says he is hurting after being axed from Australia’s squad to play Pakistan next month, but has heeded the message that he must score more runs. The middle-order batsmen was sacrificed after form deserted him, with selectors opting instead for uncapped pair Travis Head and ...

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Sarfraz, Rohit promise blockbuster India-Pakistan clash

ABU DHABI: Rival captains Sarfraz Ahmed and Rohit Sharma played down the hype surrounding the much-awaited India-Pakistan clash in Dubai on Wednesday, insisting that the Asia Cup is much more than a contest between the arch-rivals. But despite their claims, millions of fans across the border and elsewhere in the ...

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Asia Cup 2018: Sri Lanka knocked out by Afghanistan

ABU DHABI: Minnows Afghanistan recorded a great upset win to knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup in Group B One-day International here at Sheikh Zayad Stadium on Monday. Chasing 250, Sri Lanka were all out for 158 in 52 balls to spare. They lost their second consecutive match by ...

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Tamim out of Asia Cup after injury heroics

DHAKA: Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the rest of the Asia Cup with a broken hand after batting despite his injury in the opening match, an official said. “He got two fractures in his hand. He would not be able to continue here and also for ...

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Sri Lanka detains five Indians over match-fixing fears

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka cricket’s anti-corruption unit detained five Indian spectators on suspicion of match-fixing during Sunday’s third and final women’s ODI between the hosts and India, an official said. The five were initially asked to leave the ground at Katunayake, just north of the capital Colombo, and later detained by police ...

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