Thursday, 23 November 2017


Kusal Perera leads Sri Lanka to 6 wicket win over Bangladesh


COLOMBO: Kusal Perera struck a quick-fire half century to steer Sri Lanka to a six-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first of their two-match T20I series in Colombo on Tuesday. Perera, who passed a late fitness test to be included for the game, hit 77 off 53 balls as Sri ...

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Shadab says working on variations

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LONDON: Wasim Akram and Dean Jones referred to him as “pure gold” when they first saw teenage leg-spinner Shadab Khan bowl. Now the 18-year-old Pakistani tweaker is beginning to make his mark globally, baffling batsmen with his guile and spin. Khan made his international debut in last week’s T20 series ...

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Kohli missing, IPL to kick off without some big stars


MUMBAI: Virat Kohli’s colossal presence is sure to be missed when the 10th Indian Premier League (IPL) takes off tomorrow after a build-up mired in administrative tug-of-war over funds. A clutch of Indian stars led by Kohli are out of this edition – either partially or fully, which certainly lessens ...

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T20 World Cup hero Brathwaite left out ODI squad

GUYANA: Twenty20 World Cup star, Carlos Brathwaite, has been dropped from the West Indies one-day international (ODI) squad to face Pakistan in a three-match series, which bowls off Friday in Guyana. The 28-year-old all-rounder, the T20 captain, was one of two changes to the squad whitewashed by England last month, ...

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PCB chairman says Big-3 to end in June


LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that the PCB has same stance on the Big-3, which will exist no more after June this year. Talking to Nawa-i-Waqt on telephone, the PCB chairman said that the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting in the last week of this month ...

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The Undertaker takes his LAST RIDE at Wrestlemania 33


ORLANDO: Without saying a word, one of professional wrestling’s greatest legends seemed to announce his retirement to end WrestleMania 33 on Sunday. After being beaten by Roman Reigns, The Undertaker left his gloves, jacket and hat in the middle of the ring and then kissed wife Michelle McCool outside the ...

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Former England opener Michael Carberry hits ton on return from cancer

Michael Carberry

SOUTHAMPTON: Former England opener Michael Carberry enjoyed a fairytale return to First-Class cricket following his battle with cancer, scoring a century for county side Hampshire in their pre-season fixture against Cardiff MCCU in Southampton. The 36-year-old left-hander, who was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour last July, scored 100 off 121 ...

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Afridi blames Javed’s changing vision for leaving Zalmi


ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi revealed the reason which led to his exodus from the Pakistan Super League franchise Peshawar Zalmi owned by Javed Afridi. Afridi, on March 25, tweeted his decision to part ways with Zalmi after playing two seasons for the side – first as the captain ...

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Pakistan beat Windies to win T20 series


  PORT OF SPAIN: Ahmed Shehzad struck a patient half-century as Pakistan cruised to a seven-wicket win over West Indies in the final fixture of a four-match T20 International series at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on Sunday. Earlier, excellent seam bowling by Pakistan limited the West Indies to ...

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