Monday, 1 June 2020

Cricket

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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Pitbull aka ‘Mr Worldwide’ to perform at PSL-4

LAHORE: International singing icon Pitbull is all set to perform at the opening ceremony of fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). PSL announced on its Twitter that international rapper Pitbull will be giving a performance at the opening of the fourth edition at Dubai International Stadium. Along with Pitbull, ...

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Windies women to tour Pakistan after nearly 15 years

LONDON: West Indies, the last non-Asian women’s team to tour Pakistan, are set to play in the country again after nearly 15 years. The series, comprising three T20Is, will take place in Karachi from January 31 to February 3, and will mark the resumption of women’s international cricket in Pakistan ...

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Hardik Pandya , Rahul suspension over sexist comments lifted

MUMBAI: Indian cricket board lifted on Thursday suspensions on Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul, imposed after comments about women during a talk show saw the players ordered home from a tour of Australia. Pandya boasted on the TV celebrity show earlier this month about his success with multiple women as Rahul ...

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Kohli will break all records created by Tendulkar: Zaheer Abbas

KARACHI: Pakistan’s legendary batsman Zaheer Abbas joined the bandwagon of former greats terming Indian captain Virat Kohli as the best batsman in world cricket who will break all the records of Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli currently has 39 ODI hundreds and is only 10 short of Tendulkar’s 49 centuries. Appearing on ...

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