Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Sports

Abbott expected to shelve South Africa for Hampshire deal

CAPE TOWN: South African cricket was rocked on Thursday when it was announced that Test fast bowler Kyle Abbott had quit the national team in order to play county cricket in England. Cricket South Africa (CSA) immediately cancelled Abbott’s contract and said it was in the process of doing the ...

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Pakistan out for 315, Australia do not enforce follow-on

SYDNEY: David Warner smashed the second fastest 50 in Test history to give Australia a flying start in their chase for runs and a declaration on the fourth day of the third Test against Pakistan Friday. At tea, the home team had stretched its lead to 340 runs at 117 ...

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MS Dhoni quits as India captain

NEW DELHI: Mahendra Singh Dhoni has resigned as India’s cricket captain. He was leading the Indian team in ODIs and T20 ever since he retired from Tests on December 30, 2016. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has informed the BCCI, that he wishes to step down as the captain of the Indian ...

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Aleem Dar breaks record for officiating most international matches

DUBAI: Pakistan’s Aleem Dar broke the record for having officiated in the most number of matches across all three formats of cricket. The 48-year-old started officiating in the Sri Lanka-South Africa test match which is his 332nd international cricket match as an umpire, thereby surpassing South African Rudi Koertzen’s record ...

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Pakistan fight back after big Aussie declaration

Australia v Pakistan:  Azhar Ali’s run-out ended a stubborn century stand SYDNEY: Younis Khan and Pakistan maintained a solid vigil at the crease after play finally resumed on a rain-blighted Jane McGrath Day of the SCG Test match. Play was delayed until 2.45pm by light but persistent showers, reducing the ...

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Rabada pushes Sri Lanka to brink of defeat

CAPE TOWN:  Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada said South Africa would rely on the pace and bounce of the Newlands pitch when they press for a series-clinching win in the second Test against Sri Lanka at Newlands. Rabada took two wickets in successive overs to send the tourists plunging towards defeat. ...

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Yasir Shah suffers hamstring strain

SYDNEY: Yasir Shah’s difficult tour of Australia continued on the second day of the final Test in Sydney when he picked up a low-grade hamstring strain in his left leg. Yasir struggled through the warm-ups in the morning. He did come out to field, though his movements were limited and ...

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Daniel Vettori signs as Middlesex T20 coach

LONDON: Daniel Vettori, the former New Zealand spinner, has joined Middlesex on a three-year contract to serve as the club’s head coach for the T20 Blast. Vettori, 37, is currently head coach of Brisbane Heat in Australia’s Big Bash, and occupies the same position with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the ...

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West Indies mull playing T20s in Pakistan

LAHORE: Pakistan said Tuesday it hoped the West Indies would agree to play two Twenty20 internationals in the country in March despite security concerns. No major team has toured Pakistan since a militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009. They play their “home” series ...

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Williamson, Ferguson thump Bangladesh

NAPIER: Kane Williamson belted 73 off 55 balls as New Zealand cruised to a six-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first Twenty20 match in Napier. New Zealand cut down their 142-run target with two overs to spare as captain Williamson held the innings together with support from Colin de Grandhomme ...

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