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Sri Lanka hammer England in final ODI

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka produced a fabulous all-round performance in the fifth and final ODI to earn a comprehensive 219-run DLS method win over a much-changed England side. England fell well short of their 367-run target and were 132/9 after 26.1 overs before rain brought the inevitable forward. Led by Jos ...

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Maxwell upbeat ahead of T20 fever

DUBAI: Australia’s swashbuckling batsman Glenn Maxwell is eagerly looking forward to take on Pakistan in the three match T20I series. The opening game of the series will be played on October 24 in Abu Dhabi followed by the business end in at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. The 2nd& ...

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Sri Lanka spin ace Herath to retire after first England Test

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka´s Rangana Herath, the most successful left-arm spinner in Test history, will retire after the series opener against England in Galle next month, the country´s cricket board said. The 40-year-old, who has been managing knee injuries for several years, will bring down the curtain on his glorious career ...

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Sharma, Kohli help India trounce West Indies in first ODI

MUMBAI: India overpowered the West Indies by eight wickets in the first one-day international in Guwahati. The visitors made 322/8 in 50 overs with Shannon Hetmeyer making 106 runs from 78 balls with the help of six boundaries and six maximums. Kieron Powell scored 51 runs while skipper Jason Holder ...

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Top international cricketers ‘involved’ in spot-fixing

LONDON: Aneel Munawar, an alleged match-fixer on ICC’s radar, is said to have been involved in 26 spot-fixing instances in six Tests, six ODIs and three World T20 matches between 2011-12, according to Al Jazeera’s investigative documentary released on Sunday (October 21). Titled ‘Cricket’s Match Fixers: The Munawar Files’, the ...

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Adil and Tom, Star In England’s Big ODI Win

LONDON: Adil Rashid and Tom Curran set up England’s comfortable seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the rain-shortened third one-day international in Kandy. Rashid and Curran shared seven wickets between them to restrict Sri Lanka to 150-9 in the 21-overs-a-side contest. The visitors surpassed the total in 18.3 overs to ...

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Danish Kaneria admits fixing guilt at last

LONDON: Pakistan’s Danish Kaneria has finally admitted his role in a fixing scandal that led to the imprisonment of former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield after six years of denials, Britain’s Daily Mail reported. Kaneria, who was given a life ban by English cricket chiefs that effectively applied worldwide, said in ...

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Masakadza hopes to end losing streak in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza expressed confidence Wednesday about their upcoming tour of Bangladesh, despite his side losing their last 13 one-day international matches against the Tigers on home soil. The visitors will play three ODIs starting October 21 in Bangladesh, where Zimbabwe has not recorded a win against the ...

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Amir reveals tactic behind Kohli’s wicket in Champions Trophy final

MUMBAI: Mohammad Amir played a crucial role in Pakistan’s 180-run victory in the 2017 Champions Trophy over arch-rivals India. The left-arm speedster ripped apart the Indian top order dismissing the troika of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli to make things easy for Sarfraz Ahmed and co. Speaking on ...

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BCCI stance on India-Pakistan matches is ‘hypocrisy’: Ehsan Mani

LAHORE – Ehsan Mani, the newly elected PCB chairman, has termed India’s stance on playing Pakistan “hypocrisy”. In a climate of political tension between the two countries, India have not played a bilateral match against Pakistan in any format since January 2013, but have met them 10 times since then ...

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