Friday, 14 December 2018

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Sri Lanka look to hit back against upbeat Proteas

DAMBULLA: After being humbled in the first one-day international, Sri Lanka will be eager to level terms in the day-nighter in Dambulla in the second ODI. Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi stuck to an off-stump line on a lively (but not significantly so) pitch, and the Sri Lankan top order ...

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England name team for first India Test

LONDON: Continuing their old practice of announcing their starting XI on the eve of the Test match, England captain Joe Root has officially confirmed their playing XI for the first Test of the five-match series against India, starting on August 1 in Birmingham. Leg-spinner Adil Rashid and pacer Sam Curran ...

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New Zealand declines Pakistan’s invitation for T20 series

WELLINGTON: New Zealand has turned down Pakistan’s invitation to play a bilateral series in the country this year. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairperson Najam Sethi had sent letters to New Zealand Cricket and Cricket Australia, inviting the teams to play three-match T20 series in Pakistan. The Blackcaps will tour the ...

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Tamim leads Bangladesh to series triumph against West Indies

BASSETERRE: Bangladesh held off a late charge from the West Indies to claim a series-clinching 18-run win in the decisive third and final match of their one-day international duel at Warner Park in St Kitts. After Tamim Iqbal’s second hundred of the series and a quickfire unbeaten half-century by Mahmudullah ...

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Sri Lanka bat first against South Africa in 1st ODI

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bat against South Africa in the first one-day international in Dambulla on Sunday. The hosts, upbeat after a 2-0 whitewash of the Proteas in the Test series, included two fast bowlers and two spinners in their starting eleven. ...

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India sweat due to heat and Ashwin fitness

LONDON: India were made to sweat by Essex who reached 237-5 on the second day of their tour match at Chelmsford with their discomfort under sweltering sunshine compounded by fears over the fitness of key spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Virat Kohli’s team, playing their only warm-up match before the Test series ...

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Pakistan, India to face off in Asia Cup clash

Pakistan, India DUBAI: Pakistan and India will face off in Dubai after drawing the same group for this year´s Asia Cup, the International Cricket Council announced. India suspended bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan after the 2008 Mumbai attacks but the two teams continue to play each other in international tournaments, ...

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England will have slight edge: Dale Steyn

LONDON: Dale Steyn has played five Test matches in England, all in the months of July and August and took 23 wickets at 31.65. South Africa either won or drew these matches in 2008 and 2012. Past his prime now, Steyn has also represented Warwickshire and Essex in 13 County ...

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India vs Essex Practice Match Draw

LONDON: India and Essex ended the only warm-up match in a draw. India were India were 89/2 in the second innings against Essex when rain stopped play and the match was called a draw. In the first innings of the match, India were bowled out of 395 after Murali Vijay, ...

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Adil Rashid ‘surprised’ by England recall for India opener

EDGBASTON: Adil Rashid admitted even he was “kind of surprised” by his dramatic recall to England’s Test squad for next week’s series opener against India at Edgbaston. But angry Yorkshire chief executive Mark Arthur said he hoped England “knew what they are doing”. Rashid was included in a 13-man squad ...

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