Sunday, 22 September 2019

Sports

Smith, Labuschagne steady Australia in fourth Ashes Test

MANCHESTER: Australia star Steve Smith looked like he had never been away as he marked his first Test since suffering concussion with a fourth fifty in as many innings against England this Ashes series at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Smith, a shining light for the tourists on a dull day ...

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Mithali Raj announces retirement from T20I

NEW DELHI: Indian women’s cricket star Mithali Raj announced her retirement from T20I to focus on the one-day World Cup in 2021. The 36-year-old Raj, the highest run-scorer in the women’s international game, made a surprise exit after she had made herself available for selection for the home series against ...

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Arrest warrant issued against Shami for domestic violence

NEW DELHI: Indian fast bowler Mohammad Shami’s domestic abuse scandal took a wild turn after a Indian district court issued an arrest warrant against the speedster in connection with domestic violence case filed by Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan. The court has asked him to surrender within 15 days. Meanwhile, the ...

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Afridi congrats Malinga for breaking record ‘in his format’

LAHORE: Pakistan former captain Shahid Afridi congratulated Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga for breaking his record, after the Lankan speedster overtook Afridi becoming the most successful bowler in Twenty20 Internationals (T20I) cricket. “Congrats Lasith Malinga on becoming the highest wicket taker in my format. Good luck on becoming the first to ...

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PCB appoints Misbah as Pakistan head coach, chief selector

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday appoints Former captain Misbah-ul-Haq as Pakistan men’s national team head coach in all three formats on a three-year contract. In line with the PCB’s commitment to ensure transparency, accountability and role clarity at all levels, Misbah was also named as the Chairman of ...

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India sweep series with big win over West Indies

KINGSTON: India completed an emphatic 2-0 series sweep against West Indies when they won the second Test by 257 runs in Jamaica after the hosts’ batsman Darren Bravo retired hurt and was replaced by a concussion substitute. With the result, Virat Kohli became the most successful India captain with 28 ...

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Babar Azam ends memorable run for Somerset

LONDON: Pakistan cricket star Babar Azam bid adieu after a memorable run at the Somerset club as the club ended their run at the Vitality Blast 2019. “It was some amazing days with the Somerset family and fans. I am grateful to you all for the love that I have ...

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Sri Lanka’s Malinga sets T20 record with 99 wickets

KANDY: Sri Lanka paceman Lasith Malinga became the highest wicket-taker in Twenty20 internationals with his 99th scalp in the first match against New Zealand, surpassing Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi. Malinga, who retired from Test cricket in 2011 and played his farewell one-day international in July, bowled Colin Munro in the first ...

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Rayudu takes a u-turn, decides to come out of retirement

NEW DELHI: Indian middle order batsman Ambati Rayudu has decided to come out of retirement and is now available for selection. The u-turn comes just weeks after his decision to retire in July. “I would like to bring to your notice that I would like to come out of retirement ...

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Shaheen Shah catches dengue fever, admitted to hospital

LAHORE: Pakistan young fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has been ruled out of further participation in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) ongoing pre-season training camp after being diagnosed with dengue fever. As per reports, Afridi who was participating in the fitness camp being conducted at the Gaddafi Stadium under the ...

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