Friday, 18 January 2019

Sports

Abbas’ triple bring Pakistan closer to win against Aussies

DUBAI: Hard-working fast bowler Mohammad Abbas took three wickets in seven balls to bring Pakistan closer to victory in the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday. The right-arm medium pacer dismissed Aaron Finch (49) and the Marsh brothers – Shaun and Mitchell – for ducks as Australia slumped ...

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Tahir bowls South Africa to victory over Zimbabwe

EAST LONDON: Leg-spinner Imran Tahir bowled South Africa to a 34-run win in the first Twenty20 international against Zimbabwe at Buffalo Park on Tuesday. Tahir took five for 23 as South Africa, defending a modest total of 160 for six, bowled out the tourists for 126. The damage was done ...

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England ‘happy favourites’ against Sri Lanka, Buttler says

  DAMBULLA: England are “very happy” being favourites for the one-day series in Sri Lanka but are aware that past tours have been “tricky”, Jos Buttler said the eve of the first match in Dambulla. Sri Lanka’s captain Dinesh Chandimal warned meanwhile that conditions were “very different” to England, with ...

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Shakib Al Hasan fears infected finger will never fully recover

DHAKA: Injured Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan fears his finger will never fully recover from an infection despite a planned second surgery in Australia this month. Shakib underwent an emergency operation on his finger on September 27 in Dhaka after it became affected by a bacterial infection while he was ...

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Debutant Bilal Asif sparks spectacular Australian collapse

DUBAI: Test debutant Bilal Asif snatched six wickets to spark a spectacular Australian collapse from 142-0 to 202 all out and put Pakistan in firm command of the first Test in Dubai on Tuesday. The 33-year-old off-spinner overshadowed his more experienced team-mate Yasir Shah by finishing with 6-36 as his ...

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Gayle unavailable, Pollard and Bravo back for West Indies

JAMAICA: West Indies welcomed back batsman Darren Bravo and all-rounder Kieron Pollard to their limited-overs squad but opener Chris Gayle has decided to skip their series in India and Bangladesh, Cricket West Indies has said. Bravo, whose stance and bat swing is modelled on his illustrious cousin Brian Lara, returns ...

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Australia face tough task after Sohail’s ton

DUBAI: Australia’s openers survived a torrid 13 over spell to finish on 30 without loss after Haris Sohail’s maiden century guided Pakistan to 482 on the second day of the first Test in Dubai on Monday. Usman Khawaja was unbeaten on 17 and debutant Aaron Finch was 13 not out ...

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Ex-Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden fractures spine

Australian cricket legend Matthew Hayden is recovering in hospital after a surfing accident left him with serious neck and spine injuries. The former test match opening batsman was surfing with his son off Stradbroke Island in Queensland on Friday when the accident caused him to fracture a spinal vertebra and ...

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Three Hong Kong cricketers face ICC corruption charges

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced Monday it had charged three Hong Kong players, including one who has already served a 30-month ban, with 19 counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code in matches played between 2014 and 2016. Irfan Ahmed, who was banned from all cricket for two-and-a-half ...

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Virat Kohli wants wives to be allowed on full overseas tours

MUMBAI: India captain Virat Kohli has apparently made a request to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to reconsider its rule on wives of the players. Kohli wants the Indian cricket board to allow wives of the players to accompany them on full overseas tours, according to ...

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