Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Sports

Khan’s record haul destroys Sri Lanka

USMAN-Khan

DUBAI: Left-arm paceman Usman Khan Shinwari destroyed Sri Lanka with a five-wicket burst to help Pakistan achieve a convincing nine-wicket win in the fifth and final one-day international to secure a 5-0 series sweep. Khan’s 5-34 in seven overs reduced Sri Lanka to 103 all out in 26.2 overs in ...

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Captain Sarfraz turns down offer from a bookmaker

Sarfraz-Ahmed

DUBAI: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmad has been approached by bookie for match-fixing which he turned down. According to sources, the Pakistani captain told Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials about the offer. He also reported it to PCB Anti Corruption Unit and security head, Colonel Azam in Lahore. The bookie is ...

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Focus is big on spin, says Latham

Tom Latham

MUMBAI: New Zealand’s batsmen know they will have to subdue India’s spinners if they are to have any chance of winning their three-match One Day International series starting Sunday. Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav and right-arm leg break Yuzvendra Chahal have established themselves as India’s latest attacking combination, keeping veterans ...

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Pakistan defeat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in fourth ODI

Sri Lanka-Pakistan

SHARJAH:Pakistan ruled the roost in the fourth One-Day International as well as Sri Lanka folded for 173 in 43.4 overs after opting to bat in Sharjah on Friday (October 20). Only Lahiru Thirimanne (62) got going but with little support, as the visitors could only muster a paltry score. After ...

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Cricket ODI rankings: Hasan Ali jumps to number one bowler

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DUBAI: Pakistan right-arm pacer Hasan Ali on Friday jumped six places to become the number one bowler in International Cricket Council’s ODI rankings. The 23-year-old, the highest wicket-taker in the 2017 Champions Trophy, has 743 points as compared to South African spinner Imran Tahir, who has 726. He recently starred ...

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Formula One: Hamilton in driving seat for fourth world title

Lewis Hamilton

AUSTIN: Lewis Hamilton will seek a fifth win in six visits to Texas this weekend and hope for further Ferrari misfortune as he bids to clinch his fourth world title at the United States Grand Prix. The Briton leads nearest rival Sebastian Vettel by 59 points with four races remaining ...

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NZ spinner Astle out of India tour, replaced by Sodhi

Astle-Sodhi

SYDNEY: New Zealand leg-spinner Todd Astle’s hopes of finally making his one-day international debut were dashed when he was ruled out of the side’s limited overs tour of India with a groin strain on Thursday. The 31-year-old Astle had been in India with New Zealand’s ‘A’ team and was elevated ...

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Hafeez reported for suspect bowling action

MOhammad Hafeez

DUBAI: Pakistan’s off-spinner Muhammad Hafeez has been reported for a suspect bowling action during the third one-day international against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi, the International Cricket Council said Thursday. The ICC said the match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Pakistan team management, cited concerns about the ...

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Ravi Shastri earns more salary than Kohli

Ravi Shastri

NEW DELHI: Team India head coach Ravi Shastri is the world’s highest-earning cricket coach in the world. According to a report by Cricinfo, Shastri’ draws a salary of 1.17 million dollars per year from the BCCI which is even more than skipper Virat Kohli. But most importantly it does not ...

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