Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Sports

FBR to probe cricketer Hafeez for alleged asset concealment

KARACHI: Star cricketer Mohammad Hafeez denied receiving a show cause notice from the Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) amid reports that the tax collection body is probing him for alleged concealment of assets. “I am unaware of any notice from the FBR,” Hafeez told media. “I have no idea why ...

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Chase, Hope hand Windies easy win over Afghanistan

LUCKNOW: Roston Chase and Shai Hope struck fine half-centuries as West Indies produced an all-round effort to register a comfortable seven-wicket win over Afghanistan in the first ODI of the three-match series. That came courtesy a superbly-paced third-wicket stand between the West Indies duo worth 163 runs, during which both ...

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Aussie spinner Nathan Lyon signs for Hampshire

SYDNEY: Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon said he was relishing “a fabulous opportunity” after agreeing a deal to become Hampshire s overseas player in next season’s County Championship. The 31-year-old, a key member of Australia’s Test team during the recent Ashes series, played a handful of games for Worcestershire in 2017, ...

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Finch named as Northern Superchargers skipper

MELBOURNE: Australia’s One Day International captain Aaron Finch is to be skipper of The Northern Superchargers for the inaugural edition of The Hundred, the franchise announced on Tuesday. The 32-year-old batsman – who is also skipper of the T20 Australian side – had been Superchargers coach Darren Lehmann’s first pick ...

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Smith powers Australia to series lead against Pakistan

CANBERRA: Australia took a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 International series against Pakistan with a comfortable seven-wicket win in Canberra. Steve Smith’s unbeaten 80, his highest T20I score since August 2015, helped steer Australia’s chase of 151, a target they eventually achieved with nine balls to spare. At the ...

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Mushfiqur helps Bangladesh snatch first T20 win over India

DELHI: Mushfiqur Rahim’s perfectly paced, unbeaten 60 off 43 balls took Bangladesh to a seven-wicket win over India, their first against these opponents in nine attempts. Mushfiqur’s late charge against Khaleel Ahmed completely changed the game in Delhi, so much so that in the end, the result was almost a ...

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1st ODI: Pakistan women beat Bangladesh team by 29 runs in Lahore

LAHORE: After securing a three-nil T20I series win, Pakistan women have also beaten the Bangladesh women cricket team in first ODI by 29 runs at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Pakistani team batting first had posted a defendable target of 215 with the help of Nahida Khan‘s 68. Bangldesh’s Jahanara Alam ...

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Kane Williamson’s bowling action given all clear

WELLINGTON: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson’s bowling action was given the all-clear after he was reported during the first Test against Sri Lanka in August. The right-handed batsman and occasional off-spinner came under scrutiny in Galle during a Test that Sri Lanka won by six wickets. He subsequently underwent a ...

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Cricket Australia complete clean-sweep of Sri Lanka

MELBOURNE: With another all-round, comprehensive display, Australia eased to a seven-wicket win in the final T20I against Sri Lanka to complete a 3-0 sweep in Melbourne on Friday. Sri Lanka put up a better performance than they managed in the first two T20Is. Kusal Perera scored a half-century, and put ...

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England claim first blood in New Zealand T20 series

CHRISTCHURCH: A maiden half century from James Vince powered England to a convincing seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the opening Twenty20 international in Christchurch on Friday (today). Vince top-scored for the tourists with 59 as England chased down New Zealand’s 154-run target in 18.3 overs to take a 1-0 ...

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