Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Cricket

ICC criticises Bangladesh Test pitch

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) penalised the “below average” pitch in Chittagong after batsmen plundered more than 1,500 runs during last week´s Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Five centuries and six half-centuries were smashed over five days at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium before the teams accepted a ...

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Shaniera Akram reveal she is Punjabi at heart

LAHORE: Pakistan’s legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram’s wife Shaniera might have been Australian by birth but her latest social media pictures are revealing the true ‘Punjabi’ in her. For the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL), Wasim left his former franchise ‘Islamabad United’ and joined the ‘Multan Sultans’ as his new team. ...

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Zimbabwe go down to Afghanistan in first T20I match

SHARJAH: Teenage leg-spinner Rashid Khan took three wickets while Mohammad Nabi smacked a quick-fire 40 as Afghanistan strolled to a five-wicket win over Zimbabwe in Monday’s first T20I in Sharjah. Solomon Mire had handed Zimbabwe a quick start in the first game with a 21-ball 34 as the visiting side reached ...

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Salman Butt to play in Bangladesh

DHAKA: The disgraced former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has arrived in Bangladesh to play his first full-fledged competition outside his homeland since serving a five-year ban for spot fixing, an official said. He was cleared by the Pakistan Cricket Board to play in the latest edition of the Dhaka Premier ...

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Doug Bollinger announces retirement

SYDNEY: Australia bowler Doug Bollinger announced his retirement from all formats of the game on Monday. The pacer appeared for Sydney Sixers in the recently concluded Big Bash League. The New South Wales-born Bollinger donned the jersey of Australia in all the three formats. With the announcement, the career which ...

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Supreme Court issues notice to BCCI over Sreesanth’s life ban

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India sought a response from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on controversial cricketer S Sreesanth’s plea challenging a Kerala High Court verdict restoring the life ban imposed on him by the apex cricket body in the wake of the 2013 IPL ...

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Mominul guides Bangladesh to draw Chittagong Test

CHITTAGONG: Mominul Haque became the first player from Bangladesh to score a century in both innings of a Test as he steered his side to a draw in the opening match against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Mominul , who made 176 in the first innings, hit 105 off 174 balls ...

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Shaheen Shah Afridi included in ICC World Under-19 team

DUBAI: International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced 12-member Under 19 squad which includes Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi as well, Dunya News reported on Sunday. Shaheen Afridi had dismissed 12 batsmen in the ICC U-19 World Cup. World Cup winners India’s five players have been picked in the ICC squad who are ...

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Bangladesh in trouble after Sri Lanka’s 713

CHITTAGONG: The fall of three late Bangladesh wickets lent hope the Chittagong Test may yet produce a result, after Sri Lanka had secured a first-innings lead of 200, amassing 713 for 9. Roshen Silva completed an assured hundred, Dinesh Chandimal a measured 87 and Niroshan Dickwella a rapid 62, but it was Sri Lanka’s ...

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India beat Australia by eight wickets to win U-19 World Cup

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: India have on Saturday beaten Australia by eight wickets to win the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui for fourth time. Australia set a 217-run target for India after winning the toss and electing to bat first as the Kangaroos were all out for ...

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