Friday, 18 January 2019

Sports

All-round Shakib helps Bangladesh level series

DHAKA: Bangladesh prevailed by 36 runs against West Indies in the high-scoring second T20I in Dhaka. Shakib Al Hasan’s all-round supremacy – five wickets after blasting an unbeaten 26-ball 42 – was complemented by Liton Das’ 60 off 34 and Mahmudullah’s unbeaten 21-ball 43 not out, the latter adding 91 ...

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Hundreds for Azhar, Babar as Pakistan set for Proteas

BENONI: Time at the crease was the goal for Pakistan’s batsmen on day two of their tour match against an SA Invitation XI in Benoni, and for the most part, that’s what they got. There was the added bonus of some big scores for two players likely to be critical ...

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Harbhajan Singh denies he cried in front of Symonds

  SYDNEY-AFP: Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has refuted claims from Andrew Symonds that he broke down and cried in apologising over the infamous “monkeygate” scandal, telling the Australian to “grow up”. Symonds on Sunday recounted what he claimed was a truce between the pair called three years after the ugly ...

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Brisbane Heat star Harris belts 42-ball century in women’s BBL

BRISBANE-AFP: Brisbane Heat opener Grace Harris plundered the fastest century ever in Australia s women s Twenty20 Big Bash League, needing just 42 balls to reach three figures. In doing so she became one of the quickest women ever to make 100. The West Indies  Deandra Dottin holds the record in internationals, ...

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PCB to pay 60pc of BCCI legal cost, orders ICC

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC), has announced that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would incur 60 percent of the costs incurred by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The decision comes after BCCI had won the legal battle against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over the ...

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Mendis, Mathews aided by rain in heroic draw

WELLINGTON – Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews remained unbeaten on centuries as rain allowed for just 13 overs of play on the final day at Wellington’s Basin Reserve, drawing the first Test. First wet weather delayed the start of the day’s play on Wednesday, 19 December, by close to ninety ...

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Bangladesh’s Shakib fined for shouting at umpire

Dhaka: Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for shouting at the umpire during Monday’s opening Twenty20 international against West Indies, the International Cricket Council said. Shakib was also handed one demerit point, his second such penalty since the introduction of the system ...

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Mystery spinner stuns at IPL auction

JAIPUR: Little-known Indian mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy hit the jackpot at the Indian Premier League auction Tuesday after he was snared for $1.2 million by Kings XI Punjab. The price tag surprised pundits gathered at Jaipur for the 2019 Twenty20 tournament auction, where the 27-year-old only had a base price ...

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Messi receives record fifth Golden Shoe award

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi has received his record fifth Golden Shoe award for Europe’s top scorer in all leagues last season. The win also breaks the tie he had with Juventus’ striker Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi also won the award in 2009-2010 (34 goals), 2011-2012 (50), 2012-13 (46) and 2016-17 (37). The ...

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