Sunday, 16 June 2019

Cricket

Zaman’s career-best 73 sparks Pakistan to victory over Australia

HARARE: Shaheen Afridi took three wickets as Pakistan completed a clinical 45-run victory over Australia on Thursday in the Twenty20 tri-series in Zimbabwe. Pakistan batted first and opener Fakhar Zaman registered a career-best 73 as they raced to 194 for 7. Then left-arm seamer Afridi starred with three wickets as ...

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‘Hall of Fame’ for Dravid, Ponting and Taylor

NEW DELHI: Former captains Rahul Dravid of India and Australia’s Ricky Ponting have been inducted in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame together with England women’s wicketkeeper-batter Claire Taylor, the world governing body said Monday. Dravid and Ponting both scored more than 10,000 runs in Tests and one-day internationals for ...

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Anderson to test injured shoulder ahead of India series

LONDON: England’s all-time leading wicket taker James Anderson could be in line for a return to the national side for the upcoming five-Test series with India after undergoing rehabilitation on a longstanding shoulder injury. The 35-year-old swing bowler – who has taken 540 wickets in 138 Tests – has been ...

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Roach on fire as West Indies dismiss Bangladesh on 43

ANTIGUA: Kemar Roach took five wickets as West Indies demolished Bangladesh for 43, their lowest Test total, on the opening morning of the first Test in Antigua on Wednesday. At lunch at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, West Indies had reached nine without loss. Bangladesh s pitiful performance was also ...

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ICC chief David Richardson to step down after World Cup

LONDON: International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson will step down from his position once his contract expires after the 2019 World Cup, cricket’s world governing body said. Richardson, who became the first person to hold the position of ICC General Manager – Cricket in 2002, was promoted to ...

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Finch revels in record as Australia smash Zimbabwe

HARARE: Australia captain Aaron Finch revelled in his record-breaking innings against Zimbabwe, saying it was “up there” as one of the best innings he has ever played. Finch powered his way to 172, beating his own world record high score in Twenty20 Internationals. Finch and fellow opener D Arcy Short ...

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ICC announce sanctions for ball tampering, personal abuse

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced tougher sanctions related ball tampering and personal abuse by declaring it a Level three and Level two offence respectively. According to the ICC media release, the maximum sanction for a Level 3 offence has been increased from 8 suspension points to 12 suspension ...

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Billy Stanlake tears through Pakistan for easy win

HARARE: Australia fast bowler Billy Stanlake rediscovered his aggressive streak to demolish Pakistan’s top order and set up a nine-wicket win for his side in the second match of the T20 tri-series in Zimbabwe. “The boys have been talking to me in the last few days about being a little ...

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Shoaib Malik becomes first cricketer to play 100 T20I

LAHORE: The star allrounder of Pakistan cricket, Shoaib Malik reached another landmark by becoming the first player to appear in 100 T20 Internationals. Malik got the honour in the second game of the tri-series against Australia in Harare. His former team-mate Shahid Afridi had played 99 T20Is. England’s Colin Cowdrey ...

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Former Indian cricketer’s wife slaps man for ‘inappropriate touch’

MUMBAI: A 55-year-old resident from Mumbai filed a complaint against former cricketer Vinod Kambli and his wife on charges of assaulting him. In the complaint, according to NDTV, Rajendra Kumar Tiwari mentioned that Kambli’s wife assaulted him and her bodyguards manhandled his son at Inorbit Mall. Tiwari said that while ...

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