Sunday, 15 December 2019

Cricket

Sri Lanka call up Karunaratne as Kumara replacement

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka have called up right-arm fast bowler Chamika Karunaratne to replace the injured Lahiru Kumara for the second Test against Australia and confirmed that fellow quick Dushmantha Chameera had also been ruled out due to injury. Kumara suffered a torn hamstring on the second day of the first ...

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Kohli farewells New Zealand as India take 3-0 lead

WELLINGTON: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma forged a century-plus partnership as India beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the third one-dayer on Monday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series and signal their preparedness for this year’s World Cup. Sharma (62) combined with captain Kohli (60) ...

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Wahab hat-trick seals big win for Comilla Victorians in BPL

DHAKA: A hat-trick by Pakistani pacer Wahab Riaz helped Comilla Victorians register a huge 80-run victory over Khulna Titans in the Bangladesh Premier League on Monday. Victorians started the innings well and opener Evin Lewis and veteran Tamim Iqbal put on a 58-run partnership for the first wicket before the ...

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Roston Chase bowls Windies to massive win over England

BARBADOS: A career-best 8/60 from the off-spinning all-rounder Roston Chase bowled Windies to victory on the fourth day of the first Test in Barbados. Despite not extracting noticeable turn from the pitch, Chase ran through the England middle-order, dismissing Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali and Ben Foakes ...

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Shinwari powers Pakistan to series-levelling win

JOHANNESBURG: A thrilling spell of bowling from Usman Shinwari, Shaheen Shah Afridi helped Pakistan on their way to a comfortable eight-wicket thrashing of South Africa in the fourth ODI at the Wanderers. The left-arm seamer stunned the home side in a thrilling passage of play, taking four wickets across six ...

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Sarfaraz gets four-match suspension for racist comment

DURBAN: Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has been suspended for four matches after accepting that he was in breach of the ICC’s Anti-Racism Code for Participants following an incident that occurred during the second ODI against South Africa in Durban. Sarfaraz aimed a comment at South Africa all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo which ...

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Shoaib Malik: We have the ability to win the World Cup

ICC: If 2019 is to be Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik’s last tilt at a 50-over global trophy, then at least he goes into it confident his team can claim glory. He was however careful not to get too far ahead of himself. “I feel we have a very good chance ...

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Australia name Head, Cummins vice-captains for Sri Lanka tests

BRISBANE: Batsman Travis Head and pace bowler Pat Cummins have been named joint vice-captains for Australia’s two-test series against Sri Lanka starting in Brisbane, the country’s cricket board said. Cricket Australia (CA) said that the duo have been elevated to leadership roles to assist skipper Tim Paine in place of ...

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South Africa forgives Sarfraz Ahmed after apology

CAPE TOWN: Faf du Plessis has said South Africa has forgiven Sarfraz Ahmed for his on-field racist taunt during the second ODI in Durban. “We forgive him because he said sorry,” du Plessis said after South Africa’s training session, according to cricinfo. “He has apologised and taken responsibility for it. ...

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Russell, Vince, Smith added to PSL 2019 star power

LONDON: The star-studded player roster of HBL PSL 2019 received a further boost with the addition of the Windies T20  star trio of Andre Russell, Dwayne Smith and Andre Fletcher, in-form England top-order batsman James Vince, and South Africa’s duo of Hardus Viljeon and David Wise at the Replacement Player ...

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