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Shoaib Malik dropped from T20I series against New Zealand

WELLINGTON: Pakistan Tour Management Committee has decided that Shoaib Malik will not be part of the team for the three-match T20I series against New Zealand. Shoaib Malik had suffered a concussion during Pakistan’s fourth ODI against New Zealand in Hamilton on January 16. The 35-year-old was not wearing a helmet ...

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Bangladesh thrash Sri Lanka for biggest ODI win

DHAKA: Tamim Iqbal smashed 84 as Bangladesh hit 320 and then inflicted further misery on Sri Lanka to claim their biggest win in one-day cricket. Sri Lanka , under new coach Chandika Hathurusingha, were skittled out for 157 and the performance will set new alarm bells ringing after they lost ...

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Sarfraz praises bowlers despite series loss

WELLINGTON: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed heaped praise on his bowlers despite his team’s 0-5 whitewash in the One-Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand. New Zealand completed the series sweep with a 15-run victory in the fifth and final match at the Basin Reserve on Friday. “We back our team. ...

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Sri Lanka sweat over Mathews fitness ahead of Bangladesh ODI

DHAKA: Skipper Angelo Mathews is doubtful for Sri Lanka’s second One Day International in the tri-nation tournament in Bangladesh after the all-rounder sustained a suspected injury on Thursday. Mathews, who was in action during Sri Lanka’s opening loss to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, was under observation ahead of the crucial game ...

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England beat Australia again to lead ODI series 2-0

BRISBANE: England’s Joe Root, left, celebrates after getting the wicket of Australia’s Steve Smith, right, during the one day cricket match between England and Australia in Brisbane, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Brisbane: England cruised to a four-wicket victory over Australia in Friday’s second One-Day Cricket international at the Gabba to ...

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Ben Stokes court date clashes with T20 return

LONDON: Ben Stokes s return to international cricket could be further delayed as he faces having to be in court the day he was due to play a T20 match in New Zealand, police revealed on Thursday. The talismanic 26-year-old has been included in the squad to play a triangular T20 ...

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NZ survive late scare to take series 5-0

WELLINGTON: Pakistan lower order gave New Zealand a major scare but couldn’t help the visitors avoid a 5-0 series whitewash as the hosts clinched the fifth and final ODI in Wellington on Friday (January 19) by 15 runs. Set a target of 272, Pakistan lost too many wickets upfront to ...

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Under-19 World Cup: England thump Bangladesh to reach quarter finals

QUEENSTOWN: England defeated Bangladesh on Thursday to qualify for the quarter finals of the Under-19 World Cup. A century by skipper Harry Brook helped England qualify for the last-eight stage of the competition. Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first. However, the decision which did not go in ...

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Virat Kohli named ICC Cricketer of the Year

DUBAI: Virat Kohli has become only the second India batsman after Sunil Gavaskar to reach the 900-point mark in the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen, which were released following the conclusion of the Centurion Test. Gavaskar, one of the ICC Cricket Hall of Famers, had achieved the milestone ...

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