Sunday, 23 April 2017


Pakistan’s old-style cricket doesn’t really have future: Arthur


SYDNEY: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur, on the other day, said that the national team’s old fashioned approach in ODI cricket doesn’t really have a future in the one-day game. Speaking after the visitors’ 92-run loss at the Gabba in Brisbane, the South African said that the side went back to ...

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Sri Lanka in familiar trouble


JOHANNESBURG: Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada plunged Sri Lanka into familiar trouble when they both took two wickets on the second day of the third and final Test against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium. Sri Lanka were 80 for four when bad light ended play for the day, still 346 ...

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England suffer warm-up defeat

MUMBAI: England fell to a comprehensive defeat in their final warm-up match before Sunday’s first ODI, going down by six wickets to India ‘A’ in Mumbai. After half-centuries from Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow had put the tourists in a strong position, captain Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler were dismissed ...

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Bangladesh’s massive day of test cricket against New Zealand


WELLINGTON: Shakib Al Hasan stroked the highest individual score for Bangladesh and combined with Mushfiqur Rahim in a record partnership on the second day of the first test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve on Friday. Shakib (217) and captain Mushfiqur (159) stubbornly denied New Zealand in perfect conditions ...

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Pakistan to tour West Indies between March and May

ST JOHN’S: West Indies and Pakistan on Wednesday revealed plans to play three Tests, three ODIs and two T20I matches in the Caribbean between March and May. The series is scheduled to start in Trinidad on March 31 and end in Dominica on May 14. The one-dayers will be particularly ...

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Konta to play Radwanska in Sydney final

SYDNEY: Johanna Konta blasted Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to set up a Sydney International final with Agnieszka Radwanska. The British sixth seed dominated her evening semi-final with the former Wimbledon finalist, winning 6-2 6-2 in 68 minutes. She will face Polish second seed Radwanska, who is one win away ...

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Miandad says ODI series against Australia won’t be easy

KARACHI: Former batting legend, Javed Miandad fears Pakistan’s five match ODI series against Australia starting in Brisbane from Friday will not be an easy one and the green shirts would have to play with all their might to save them from going into the qualifiers of the World Cup 2019. Pakistan is in serious ...

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Rain disrupts New Zealand, Bangladesh Test for second time

WILLINGTON: Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque plundered New Zealand’s bowling to have Bangladesh at 119 for two when rain halted play for a second time on the opening day of the first Test on Thursday. Only 50 minutes play was possible in Wellington before lunch and another 89 minutes after ...

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Pakistan blow as Sarfraz Ahmed leaves Australia tour

BRISBANE: Sarfraz Ahmed has become the second Pakistan player forced to return home this week in a troubled lead-up to Friday’s opening one-day international against Australia in Brisbane. Captain Azhar Ali confirmed on Thursday that his team will be without their vice-captain and wicketkeeper for the opening game at the ...

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‘No regrets’ for Morgan as he resumes captaincy

LONDON: England’s Eoin Morgan insisted on Monday he had no regrets over his controversial decision to skip last year’s tour of Bangladesh, ahead of his return to the One-day International (ODI) captaincy in India this week. Morgan, skipper of England’s Twenty20 and 50-over sides, came in for criticism for opting ...

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