Monday, 17 June 2019

Cricket

Pakistan defeat Zimbabwe by 74 runs in tri-series opener

HARARE: A career-best 61 from opening batsman Fakhar Zaman helped Pakistan secure a 74 runs win in their tri-series opener against hosts Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on Sunday. Zaman’s efforts were boosted by a late flurry of boundaries from Asif Ali and veteran batsman Shoaib Malik, who put on an ...

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World T20 No.1 spot on line in Zimbabwe

HARARE: Pakistan travel to Zimbabwe as the world’s top rated team but if the Australians are able to put their torrid tour of England behind them they could claim that status for themselves. Australia are in dire need of a confidence booster after enduring a 6-0 drubbing across limited overs ...

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Dawid Malan added to England’s T20I squad

LONDON: Dawid Malan has been called up as cover for the first match of England’s T20I series against India, reported ICC.  England have drafted in the left-handed batsman for the first of the three-match T20I series against India at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Malan has been added to the original ...

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Bring on England, says Virat Kohli after Ireland rout

DUBLIN: Virat Kohli is happy that India are well prepared to take on in-form England when their much-awaited series starts on Tuesday with the first of three Twenty20 Internationals. India completed the formality of a 2-0 win in Ireland on Friday with their biggest ever T20 victory, by 143 runs. ...

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It’s good to be on the field, a smile on my face: David Warner

TORONTO: Australia opener out for 1 on return to cricket, but is “excited” to be back playing, reported ICC.  David Warner’s return to cricket since the ball-tampering scandal lasted all of two balls as he was bowled by Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga for 1 in their Global T20 Canada match ...

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Pakistan cricket captain says Yasir Shah’s return to benefit team

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed said spinner Yasir Shah’s inclusion in the squad for the upcoming ODI series against Zimbabwe would be beneficial for the team. Speaking to the media at Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday, Sarfraz said the team picked for the upcoming series is well rounded, and will ...

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Rohit Sharma fires India to easy win over Ireland in first T20

DUBLIN: India warmed up for their tour of England with a routine 76-run victory over Ireland in Dublin on Wednesday in their 100th-ever T20 game. Virat Kohli’s side were given the perfect preparation for more onerous tasks later on their tour when they made the most of warm conditions to ...

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Sri Lanka beat West Indies to draw Test series

BRIDGETOWN: Kusal Perera battled through the considerable discomfort of a painful chest injury in partnership with namesake Dilruwan Perera to guide Sri Lanka to an historic series-levelling four-wicket victory over the West Indies in the third and final Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Tuesday. Set a target of ...

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Shadab eager to become world No 1 bowler

LAHORE:  Promising leg spinner Shdab Khan has expressed his desire to become world number one bowler by giving his outstanding performance in the Twenty20 triangular series and one-day series against Zimbabwe. “I will be aiming to showcase my spin talent in the best possible way during these two events to ...

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Australia captain Tim Paine says Buttler is better than Dhoni

MANCHESTER: For long Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been rated as the best wicketkeeper-batsman in white ball cricket but Australia captain Tim Paine is of the opinion that England’s Jos Buttler has surged ahead of the former Indian captain. Buttler is in the form of his life, having played a pivotal ...

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