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Starc bowls Australia to crushing win against Sri Lanka

CANBERRA: A resurgent Mitchell Starc took five wickets as Australia wrapped up a confidence-boosting 2-0 series thrashing of Sri Lanka Monday, with the tourists skittled for 149 in the second Test at Canberra. In front of a sparse crowd on day four, Sri Lanka resumed on 17 without loss, needing ...

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Javed Miandad furious with Pakistan’s batsmen

KARACHI: Former skipper Javed Miandad had some strong words for the Pakistan cricket team after the side’s seven-run defeat in Johannesburg that cost them the series against South Africa. “This team isn’t as bad as the performance was,” said Miandad. “They just don’t know how to finish games. I don’t ...

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Mahira appointed Peshawar Zalmi’s Ambassador

KARACHI: Pakistan Super League’s top most franchise Peshawar Zalmi has appointed country’s famous actress Mahira Khan as its brand ambassador for PSL season four commencing from February 14 in UAE. “We are very delighted that Mahira Khan once again has joined the Yellow Storm and becomes part of the Zalmi ...

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Pakistan shine then wilt as Proteas claim T20I series

JOHANNESBURG: Babar Azam was a picture of beautifully measured batting violence but his team mates somehow contrived to lose a game that should have been easily won. They faltered to a seven-run defeat that only Pakistan can muster after David Miller’s late onslaught helped South Africa to post 188/3. The ...

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Mir Hamza to make county debut with Sussex

LONDON: Pakistan’s Test fast bowler Mir Hamza will make his county debut this season after signing with Sussex for nine first-class matches in 2019. 26-year-old Hamza, who played his only Test last October against Australia, will join the county team in May this year. “Hamza will be available for eight ...

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West Indies crush England again for series win

NORTH SOUND: Kemar Roach and captain Jason Holder led another rout of the England batting line-up as the West Indies completed a crushing series-clinching 10-wicket victory after tea on the third day of the second Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Saturday. Trailing by 119 runs ...

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Faf du Plessis rested for last two T20Is

CAPE TOWN: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been rested for the last two Twenty20 Internationals against Pakistan. The team will be led by David Miller in his absence. Apart from resting du Plessis ahead of a packed cricket calendar leading to the world cup, the South African team management are also looking ...

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PCB chairman hits out at ICC for suspending Sarfraz Ahmed

LONDON: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani has lashed out at the International Cricket Council (ICC) over its decision to suspend Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed. Mani was of the view that the board has already ‘cleared the air’ after Sarfraz publicly apologize for the incident and the apology ...

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Shoaib Malik’s special message for Windies women cricket team

LONDON: Pakistan stand-in captain Shoaib Malik has expressed warm wishes to the esteemed West Indies women cricket team on its arrival in Pakistan. In a tweet, Malik extended a heartfelt welcome to the players of the team, adding that he hopes they find they time to explore the ‘beautiful city ...

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Chandimal banking on pitch help to level series

CANBERRA: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal does not expect disconcerting bounce at the Manuka Oval and hopes the surface will suit their game as the depleted tourists aim to level the two-test series against Australia in the final match from Friday. The picturesque ground in Australia’s capital has hosted nine ...

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