Saturday, 21 October 2017


Australia beats India in 2nd T20, levels series


GUWAHATI: Australia swept to an eight-wicket victory over India in their second Twenty20 on Tuesday, after Moises Henriques and Travis Head piled on an unbeaten 109-run partnership for the second wicket to level the three-match series. Australia needed only 15.3 overs to reach 122-2 in reply, after Jason Behrendorff had ...

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Dean Jones named as interim Afghan coach


KABUL: Former Australia batsman and cricket commentator Dean Jones will coach Afghanistan in their upcoming Hong Kong tour, officials said Tuesday, in the latest sign of the team´s rising fortunes. Jones, who visited Kabul last month to commentate on the Shpageeza Twenty20 tournament, will take charge for Afghanistan´s four-day Intercontinental ...

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Sri Lanka sweeps test series by 2-0 against Pakistan


DUBAI: Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera finished with five wickets to help Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 68 runs in the second Test in Dubai on Tuesday and take the series 2-0. Perera had figures of 5-98 as Pakistan, chasing a tough 317 to win, were bowled out for 248 in the second hour of ...

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All rounder Haris Sohail achieves unique cricket records


DUBAI: Pakistan all rounder Haris Sohail, achieved a new cricket record for Pakistan on Monday, after he claimed three wickets against Sri Lanka. Haris Sohail’s 3-1 are the best ever figures in the history of Test cricket by a bowler bowling only 1 over. Sohail, picked up three wickets, Sri ...

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Shafiq and Sarfraz give Pakistan hope of unlikely win


DUBAI: Chasing 136 at Abu Dhabi, Pakistan lost what seemed to be an un-losable Test. Having been 52 for 5 in the pursuit of 317, they have now left themselves a chance of winning what appeared to be an unwinnable one. In a series that has been enlivened by a ...

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Virat shares video with Dhoni’s daughter on Twitter


MUMBAI: Indian cricket team’s recent T20 at Ranchi against Australia meant captain Virat Kohli visiting MS Dhoni’s home and catching up with his daughter Ziva – a meeting which the captain described as a ‘blessing’. Kohli went to Dhoni’s place after India completed yet another comfortable victory over Australia, going ...

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Never supported Australia due to racism: Khawaja

Usman Khawaja

MELBOURNE: Test batsman Usman Khawaja has said being racially vilified when he was growing up in Sydney led him to support other countries rather than back Australian sports teams. The Pakistan-born 30-year-old said in a blog post that racial abuse was widespread on the playing field during his junior days ...

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Mushfiqur Rahim refuses to step down as Bangladesh captain

DHAKA: Mushfiqur Rahim has declined to step down as captain after Bangladesh’s demoralising 2-0 test series defeat in South Africa, instead leaving it to the country’s cricket board to decide on his future. The long-serving Bangladesh skipper has come under heavy criticism for the two heavy losses, with critics questioning ...

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Test Championship could be confirmed in Auckland this week


AUCKLAND: Cricket history could be made in New Zealand this week. The International Cricket Council meets in Auckland with the agenda including a realignment of the test and one-day international schedules for the next few years. The Sydney Morning Herald reports a nine-nation test championship over two years from 2019 ...

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Amir to miss ODI series against Sri Lanka due to shin injury


MANCHESTER: Pakistan suffered a major setback ahead of the ODI series against Sri Lanka when 25-year-old left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Aamir was ruled out of the five-match series due to a stress injury in his right shin. Amir was taken off the field during the second day of Dubai test ...

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