Sunday, 22 September 2019

Sports

Thirimanne, Shanaka to lead Sri Lanka on Pakistan tour

COLOMBO:  were named Sri Lanka’s one-day international and Twenty20 international captains respectively for the upcoming tour of Pakistan after 10 players opted out of the series over security reasons. The announcement on Wednesday comes two days after Dimuth Karunaratne and Lasith Malinga, the incumbents, informed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) of ...

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Pollard named new West Indies captain for ODIs and T20I

JAMAICA: West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard has been named as the new captain of their one-day international and Twenty20 teams, the country’s cricket board (CWI) said. Pollard, who has not played an ODI for West Indies since October 2016, replaces Jason Holder at the helm. Holder, who led the team ...

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India forced Sri Lanka players to pull out of Pakistan tour

COLOMBO: Pakistan Science and Technology Minister Fawad Hussain on Tuesday claimed that Sri Lankan cricket players opted out from the upcoming tour of Pakistan after India threatened them that they will be ousted from the Indian Premier League (IPL) if they failed to do so. Hussain, infamous for making ridiculous ...

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Rashid leads Afghanistan to famous Test win over Bangladesh

CHATTOGRAM: Rashid Khan picked up six second innings wickets to lead Afghanistan to a famous 224-run win over Bangladesh in the maiden Test match between the two sides at Chattogram. Racing against time to complete a win with less than four overs left in the weather-hit match, the longest-format rookies ...

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Mertens, Sabalenka win first Grand Slam title at US Open

NEW YORK: Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka won their first career Grand Slam title with a hard-fought 7-5 7-5 win over Ash Barty and Victoria Azarenka in the US Open doubles final on Sunday. The tension-filled encounter ended in dramatic fashion when both Mertens and Sabalenka were drawn into the ...

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Shoaib Akhtar ‘shocked’ that Misbah was not made PCB chairman

LONDON: After Misbah-ul-Haq assumed two major roles of Pakistan national side’s head coach and chief selector, which is a first in the history of Pakistan cricket, former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said he was ‘shocked’ he was not made Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman. “I was shocked that ...

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Smith overtakes Kohli to reclaim No.1 spot in Test rankings

DUBAI: Australia’s run-machine Steve Smith has edged past Indian captain Virat Kohli to become the best Test batsman in the world, based on the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) rankings. Kohli’s side moved to the top of the new ICC World Test Championship table with a 2-0 series sweep against West ...

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Rahmat Shah makes first Afghanistan Test hundred

CHITTAGONG: Rahmat Shah became the first from Afghanistan to hit a Test hundred as a resolute batting performance against Bangladesh earned them the first-day honors. Rahmat’s 102 and Asghar Afghan’s 88 not out led Afghanistan to 271-5 at stumps in the one-off Test, the visitors’ third ever. Rahmat and Asghar ...

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Rashid Khan sets new Test record

KABUL: Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan set a new Test record on Thursday as he became the youngest player to lead a side in the longest format, Gulf News has reported. The leg-spinner, who is aged 20 years and 350 days, is leading his country in the one-off Test against Bangladesh ...

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New Zealand claim T20I series against Sri Lanka

A century partnership between Colin de Grandhomme and Tom Bruce helped New Zealand to a series-clinching four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 international on Tuesday. De Grandhomme and Bruce put on 109 runs for the fourth wicket as the Kiwis chased down their target of 162 with two balls ...

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