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MS Dhoni go-slow against England stirs Indian fan fury

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket fans and pundits on Monday turned on wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni for his poor strike rate in the final overs of his side’s narrow 31-run World Cup loss to England. Chasing a stiff 338, India clawed their way back into contention needing 71 runs from the last ...

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Pakistan have found a winning formula, Waqar Younis

LEEDS: Having seen Pakistan almost suffering a shock defeat against Afghanistan, Waqar Younis urged the national team to raise their game for the do-or-die World Cup game against Bangladesh at Lord’s on June 5. “It’s still hard to know what to think about this Pakistan team,” wrote Waqar in his ...

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England rout India to stay alive in World Cup

BIRMINGHAM: A brilliant 111 from Jonny Bairstow and a brisk half-century from Ben Stokes was ably supplemented by the bowlers as England sealed a 31- run win over India in their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup clash at Edgbaston.  A quartet of convincing victories had put England into a position ...

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ICC to take action after fans clash at Pak-Afghan match

LEEDS: The International Cricket Council has said it will take action against any fans involved in “scuffles” before the Cricket World Cup match between Pakistan and Afghanistan at Headingley on Saturday. Videos shared on social media showed supporters of both countries fighting outside the venue and security personnel being forced ...

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Aussies keep Kiwis waiting on semifinal berth

LONDON: New Zealand will have to wait to seal a spot in the ICC World Cup 2019 semifinal as they went down by 86 runs against Australia at Lord’s on Saturday (June 29). Set a tricky 244, New Zealand’s batting crumbled under pressure as they were shot down for just ...

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Pakistan clinch thriller against Afghanistan in World Cup

LEEDS: Pakistan kept their nerve to avoid a huge shock on Saturday, beating a spirited Afghan side by three wickets with just two balls to spare to keep their World Cup semi-final hopes alive. All-rounder Imad Wasim hit Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib for a boundary through the covers to seal ...

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ICC approves replacement in Afghan squad

Afghanistan’s Sayed Ahmad Shirzad has been approved as fellow paceman Aftab Alam’s replacement for the remainder of the World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said. The ICC said Alam, who had taken four wickets in three matches during the tournament, had been replaced under “under exceptional circumstances” without providing ...

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World Cup 2019: India crush West Indies by 125 runs

MANCHESTER: India registered their fifth consecutive victory in the World Cup thrashing West Indies by 125 runs at Old Trafford on Thursday. Virat Kohli top-scored with 72 in unbeaten India s total of 268 for seven in their 50 overs. West Indies were never in the hunt, slipping to 143 all out. ...

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