Thursday, 14 December 2017


South Africa’s De Villiers, Steyn set for Test return

De Villiers-Steyn

JOHANNESBURG: AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn will both have a dress rehearsal for an expected return to Test cricket when they play for a South African Invitation XI against Zimbabwe later this month. The teams will meet in a day-night match in Paarl from December 20 to 22 in ...

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Teenage debutant Mujeeb helps Afghanistan rout Ireland


SHARJAH: Off-spinner Mujeeb Zadran became the first international male cricketer born in the 21st century as his four wickets helped Afghanistan thrash Ireland by 138 runs in the first one-day international in Sharjah on Tuesday. Born on March 28, 2001, the 16-year-old´s 4-24 were the joint-best figures for an Afghanistan ...

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Azhar Ali optimistic about NZ series comeback after injury

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LAHORE: Former skipper Azhar Ali said on Tuesday that although his doctors would make the final call on his fitness and availability for the upcoming series against New Zealand, he was optimistic about his chances for a return to international cricket. Ali was incapacitated following a hamstring injury in an ...

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Shakib Al Hasan leads Dynamites to comfortable win


DHAKA: Star allrounder Shakib Al Hasan led from the front with both the bat and ball to lead Dhaka Dynamites to a comfortable win over Rangpur Riders at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday (December 6). The skipper initially came to his side’s rescue when they were ...

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Kamran Akmal becomes first Asian to complete 800 catches

Kamran Akmal

KARACHI: Pakistan’s out-of-favour wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal, on Monday added yet another feather to his cap by completing 800 catches in first-class cricket. Akmal, 35, is unpopular with cricket fans due to the perception of his wicket-keeping skills but he continues to defy this opinion with his performances at the ...

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Australia beat England by 120 runs in second Ashes Test


ADELAIDE: Pacemen Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood spearheaded Australia to a crushing 120-run win over England to open up a 2-0 lead in the five-Test Ashes series in Adelaide on Wednesday. Hazlewood snuffed out England’s outside hopes of a come-from-behind victory when he dismissed captain Joe Root in the third over ...

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India scent win as pollution makes zbowlers vomit


NEW DELHI: Sri Lanka were reeling on 31-3 while chasing a daunting 410-run victory target Tuesday in a pollution-tainted third Test in New Delhi blighted by scenes of bowlers vomiting on the ground. Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja struck twice in an over to rattle the visitors, who must bat out ...

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England hit back as Australia build 268-run lead


ADELAIDE: Australia wrestled with a seaming pink ball under floodlights to build a 268-run lead with six wickets in hand over England in an engrossing second Ashes Test in Adelaide on Monday. In testing batting conditions the Australians struggled against the moving ball in the final twilight session as England ...

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Dhoni to retire after 2nd Sri Lanka ODI on Dec 13


MOHALI: Dhoni is all set to retire after second Sri Lanka one-day international (ODI) on December 13 to mark an end to a successful career that continued for a decade. Dhoni, the sniffer dog, has been serving Mohali district police for past ten years. The dog ensured the security of ...

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