Thursday, 28 January 2021

Sports

‘A bit of happiness’: Ben Stokes dedicates to ailing dad

DUBAI: England all-rounder Ben Stokes has dedicated his biggest Indian Premier League innings to his father, who is battling cancer in New Zealand. Stokes smashed an unbeaten 107 off just 60 balls to help Rajasthan Royals beat holders Mumbai Indians by eight wickets on Sunday, keeping the inaugural IPL champions ...

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Kohli most complete player around: Joe Root

NEW DELHI: England Test captain Joe Root considers his Indian counterpart Virat Kohli as currently the most complete player around and said he expects England team-mate Jos Buttler to soon replicate his limited-overs dominance in Test cricket. Root himself is considered one of the four best batsmen in contemporary cricket, ...

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India great Kapil Dev stable after angioplasty

NEW DELHI: Cricket great Kapil Dev, who captained India to their 1983 World Cup triumph, is stable after undergoing an emergency coronary angioplasty having suffered chest pain, according to a hospital statement. The 61-year-old former India captain was admitted after midnight at the Delhi hospital and underwent the procedure in ...

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ECB’s head of disability cricket lauds support from Shahid Afridi

LONDON: Ian Martin, the Head of Disability Cricket at the England and Wales Cricket Board has praised former dashing all-rounder Shahid Afridi for accepting the post of Honorary Chairman of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association recently. In his statement, Martin said that the inclusion of Boom Boom Afridi will give ...

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Zimbabwe cricket team arrives in Pakistan

LAHORE: The Zimbabwe cricket team arrived in Islamabad to play two limited overs series against Pakistan. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials welcomed the visiting team at the airport. Players of the Zimbabwe team – who are visiting the country after five years – will spend their first week (Oct 21 ...

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IPL: Buttler, Smith guide Rajasthan Royals to big win

DUBAI: An unbeaten 98-run partnership off 79 deliveries between senior pros Steve Smith and Jos Buttler helped Rajasthan Royals record a seven-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi today. The win, with two and-a-half overs to spare, took the Royals to fifth spot as Chennai find themselves in ...

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Pakistan drop Sarfraz, Malik and Amir for Zimbabwe series

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq named 22 probables for the ODI and T20I series against Zimbabwe, insisting he has opted for experience in the 50-over matches and provided extended run to the youngsters in the T20I format, said an official press release. Pakistan have not played ...

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IPL clears Sunil Narine to bowl after elbow bend warning

MUMBAI: The Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday said West Indies spinner Sunil Narine can continue to bowl after it found nothing illegal in his deliveries during an assessment that was prompted by an on-field caution earlier this month. Narine s team, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), asked for the assessment ...

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“A bird, or a superman?”,Rizwan takes an stunning catch

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan’s wicket-keeper and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa skipper Mohammad Rizwan took a stunning diving catch on Tuesday to remove Anwar Ali, even though his spectacular dive could not stop Sindh from winning the thriller. Chasing a target of 139, Sindh had needed 28 more runs from 12 balls when batsman Anwar ...

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IPL – KKR Captain Eoin Morgan Praises MI

ABU DHABI: In his first game as the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders, Eoin Morgan had to endure an eight-wicket defeats at the hands of defending champions Mumbai Indians in an IPL 2020 match. KKR installed the England world cup winner as the new captain after Dinesh Karthik decided to step aside following a ...

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