Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Sports

India beat Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI

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PALLEKELE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar anchored India’s chase after a stunning batting collapse as the visitors edged past Sri Lanka by three wickets in the second one-day international. Leg-spinner Akila Dananjaya returned career-best figures of 6-54 to make India stutter at 131-7 while chasing a Duckworth-Lewis revised target ...

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Paul Collingwood admits to play T20I series in Lahore

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LONDON: Former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood has been approached to play in a T20 series in Pakistan next month as part of the campaign to bring top-level cricket back to the country. Collingwood admits he could be willing to take part in the landmark three-match series in Lahore providing security ...

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De Villiers quits as South Africa ODI skipper

during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Pakistan at Eden Park on March 7, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.

JOHANNESBURG: Star batsman AB de Villiers quit as South Africa one-day international (ODI) skipper, but committed to representing his country in all three cricket formats. “Faf du Plessis has proved to be an outstanding captain of the Twenty20 and Test teams,” he said in a statement. “Bearing this in mind, ...

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Maxwell suffers heat exhaustion on Bangladesh tour

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DHAKA: Australia are feeling the heat just days before their first Test against Bangladesh for more than a decade, with batsman Glenn Maxwell revealing Wednesday he suffered heatstroke during training. “I caught a bit of heatstroke on the first day, which wasn´t a good start,” Maxwell told reporters in Dhaka. ...

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Afridi’s 43-ball 101 lifts Hampshire

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LONDON: Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi blasted 101 in only 43 balls to inspire Hampshire’s 101-run victory at Derbyshire in the Twenty20 Blast quarter-finals. All-rounder Afridi hit seven sixes and 10 fours to power Hampshire to 249 for eight, their highest T20 score. Skipper James Vince made 55 from 36 balls as ...

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West Indies to tour Pakistan in November: Najam Sethi

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LONDON: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi has announced that West Indies team will be touring Pakistan in November this year. Addressing media at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Tuesday Najam Sethi said the West Indies Cricket Board has agreed to play three T20s in Pakistan. The PCB Chairman ...

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Former SA captain Smith appointed as Benoni zalmi coach

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JOHANNESBURG: Former South Africa skipper and batsman Graeme Smith will be among the coaches when the maiden Twenty20 Global League starts in the republic this November. His appointment as coach of the Benoni Zalmi, one of eight teams in the nationwide tournament, was confirmed Tuesday by the owners of a ...

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Ronaldo shows anger as last appeal against ban rejected

MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo reiterated his anger at what he described as the “incomprehensible decision” to reject his final appeal against a five-match ban on Tuesday. Spain´s administrative sports court (TAD) dismissed Real Madrid´s latest appeal for the suspension handed out to the World Player of the Year for pushing a ...

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Gayle, Samuels return to Windies squad for England ODIs

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BENGALURU: There was some rare good news for West Indies cricket when Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels were included in the one-day squad for next month’s series against England on Monday. Batsman Gayle, one of the biggest drawcards in world cricket, has not represented West Indies since the 2015 World ...

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Ian Bell steps down as Warwickshire captain

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LONDON: Former England batting great Ian Bell has taken the drastic step of resigning as Warwickshire captain in order to resolve his lack of runs. The 35-year-old – who played the last of his 118 Tests against Pakistan in 2015 – has failed to sparkle with the bat this term ...

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