Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Sports

Iceland Cricket mocks Imamul Haq

LONDON: Cricket Iceland took a dig at Pakistani opener Imamul Haq after he failed to perform in both innings of the ongoing day-night Test against Australia in Adelaide. After managing only two runs in the first innings, Imam was trapped leg-before-wicket by Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood and departed without opening ...

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Akhtar rips apart Pakistan bowlers for poor show in Adelaide

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan’s legendary former fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar, through a tweet, ripped apart the Pakistan bowlers after their poor showing against Australia on the second day of the second Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. The Rawalpindi Express stated that the Men in Green’s bowlers were clueless on ...

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Babar’s Test ‘breakthrough’ the big positive: Azhar Ali

ADELAIDE – Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali lauded Babar Azam’s ability to handle the likes of Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc to deliver under pressure. “Babar’s been tremendous in white-ball cricket and in the recent past, he’s been gradually building up his Test stats as well,” Azhar said of ...

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Spin bowler Yasir Shah scores maiden Test century

ADELAIDE: Yasir Shah scored a fighting maiden Test century on Sunday as Pakistan battled back against Australia in the day-night second Test in Adelaide. Best-known as a spin bowler, the 33-year-old’s highest score in his previous 36 Tests was just 42. But after playing second fiddle to Babar Azam in ...

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Root’s epic 226 gives England 101-run lead over New Zealand

HAMILTON: Joe Root celebrated a timely return to form with a double ton as England forged a 101-run lead over New Zealand in the second Test in Hamilton on Monday. After the tourists had established a respectable total, tireless New Zealand short-ball specialist Neil Wagner ripped through the tail to ...

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Australia whitewashes Pakistan in Test series

MELBOURNE: Australia on Monday whitewashed Pakistan in the second Test match of the series with an innings and 48 runs at Adelaide Oval after its yesterday’s clever decision of enforcing a follow-on on the tourists. Nathan Lyon grabbed five wickets to push Australia to victory on day four of the ...

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Warner hits maiden triple century, breaks Bradman’s record

OVAL: David Warner of Australia brought up his maiden triple century in Test cricket on Saturday against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval. Warner became the seventh Australian batsman to score a triple ton in Test cricket history. The Australian opener reached the mark in 389 deliveries with a boundary off ...

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Kieron Pollard To Lead West Indies ODI, T20I Teams

JAMAICA: The West Indies cricket selection panel named the ODI and T20I squads for the ‘Maroon Brigade’ which will take on India in the upcoming series in December. Reigning World T20 champions West Indies will lock horns with India in 3-match T20I series in Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram and Mumbai between December ...

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Sri Lanka name 16-man roster for Pakistan Test series

LONDON: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday announced a full-strength squad for the upcoming two-Test tour of Pakistan, with no regulars left behind – a significant show of confidence in security arrangements of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The islanders had visited Pakistan for two limited-overs series in September as ...

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Messi scores on 700th Barca appearance to help beat Dortmund

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MANCHESTER: Lionel Messi scored on his 700th Barcelona appearance as they reached the knockout stages of the Champions League with a win over Borussia Dortmund. The Argentine, who has now scored 114 goals in the competition, was the catalyst for Barcelona’s best work throughout. His deft pass released Luis Suarez ...

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