Thursday, 4 June 2020

Cricket

Australia make wholesale changes in ODI squad

SYDNEY: Australia have dramatically reshaped their one-day squad for the three-match series against India with just six players retained from those that faced South Africa earlier in the season. This is partly due to the three main quicks – Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins – being rested with ...

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Du Plessis, Bavuma stretch South African lead

CAPE TOWN: Faf du Plessis and Temba Bavuma shared a century partnership as South Africa moved into a commanding position on the second day of the second Test against Pakistan at Newlands on Friday. South Africa were 281 for four wickets at tea, a lead of 104 runs. South African ...

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All-round Neesham, Guptill give New Zealand series lead

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: Martin Guptill’s brilliant 138 and Jimmy Neesham’s all-round show on comeback helped New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 45 runs in the first one-day international in Mount Maunganui. Sri Lanka could manage only 326 in reply to New Zealand’s 371/7, thereby conceding the game and a 1-0 lead ...

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Ton-up Pujara wears down Australia

SYDNEY: Cheteshwar Pujara stood firm with a century and Mayank Agarwal continued to impress on a day when the Indian batting wore down the Australian pace attack in Sydney. Pujara brought up his third hundred of the tour, to go with two other fifties, finishing unbeaten on a patient 130 ...

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Afridi blocked my return to Pakistan team, claims Salman Butt

LAHORE: Former captain Salman Butt has claimed that Shahid Afridi blocked his return to the Pakistan team for the 2016 World T20 despite him serving the five-year ban following the 2010 spot-fixing scandal. Butt said he was close to being selected for the World T20 in India after he had ...

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Upbeat New Zealand take on Sri Lanka with eye on World Cup

TAURANGA – High on confidence after a big win in the second Test, hosts New Zealand will take on Sri Lanka in the one-day international leg of the tour, with both teams seeing the games as a way to get their World Cup combinations right. The first ODI of 2019 ...

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Confident South Africa aim for series win

CAPE TOWN: After a crushing victory in the Boxing Day Test, hosts South Africa will look to begin their 2019 on a high with a series-clinching win against a demotivated Pakistan side. The Boxing Day Test brought joy for South Africa , who beat Pakistan in every aspect of the ...

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Lanka, Bangladesh fail to directly qualify for T20 World Cup

LONDON: Former champions Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to feature in the group stage of 16-team tournament to be held in Australia in 2020, said an ICC statement issued. The International Cricket Council confirmed the sides that have qualified directly for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020, based on the ...

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ICC listed Sana Mir in Women’s ODI Team of the Year

LONDON: Former captain of Pakistan women cricket team Sana Mir has been named in the ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Year. Mir was selected as part of the coveted ICC squad following her 19 wickets in seven matches and rise to the top of ICC ODI bowling rankings in October. This is ...

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Sania Mirza’s resolution to take care of two babies in 2019

LONDON: Tennis star Sania Mirza is so active on social media account. She is also known for her interesting lines. Sania Mirza married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik. Recently the couple blessed with adorable son Izhaan. She posted a picture of her taking care of her baby whereas her cricket ...

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