Friday, 14 December 2018

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Bangladesh eye rare Test series win

DHAKA: Bangladesh will be looking for a rare Test series win when they take on the West Indies in the second and final Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Friday. The home side lead the two-match series 1-0 thanks to their 64-run win the first Test in ...

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Clarke denies Australia culture soured under his watch

SYDNEY: Michael Clarke has branded a prominent Australian sports journalist a “headline chasing coward” in a rant on social media after the broadcaster linked the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal with cultural failings during his captaincy. Journalist Gerard Whateley said on his programme on local radio station SEN that Australia had ...

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Abbas set to miss third PAK,NZ-Test with shoulder injury

ABU DHABI: The curse of the Pakistan pace spearhead has struck once again, an injured shoulder almost certain to rule Mohammad Abbas out of Pakistan’s deciding Test against New Zealand next week. But Pakistan’s worst early fears, that it may also potentially affect his participation for the South Africa tour ...

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Wasim Akram compares Rohit Sharma’s batting to Inzamam-ul-Haq

LONDON: Pakistan former captain and cricket great Wasim Akram has compared the batting of Rohit Sharma, the Indian opening batsman, to the likes of fellow teammate Inzamam-ul-Haq. “Inzi was very special indeed, you rarely get to see such players, like the way he used to face fast bowlers that he ...

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‘Ben Stokes is the first pick’ – Trevor Bayliss

LONDON-ICC: England coach Trevor Bayliss has heaped praise on Ben Stokes following the star all-rounder’s role in England’s 3-0 clean sweep of Sri Lanka. With his ability to make an impact with bat, ball and in the field, Ben Stokes is a very valuable asset for England. In the Test ...

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Mithali Raj opens fire over World T20 exclusion

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket heroine Mithali Raj has furiously accused cricket leaders of bias for dropping her for last Friday’s World Twenty20 semi-final, which India lost to England. Raj, the highest run scorer in the women’s international game and still India’s one-day captain, wrote a furious letter of complaint and ...

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Yasir ‘best ever’, says coach Mickey Arthur

DUBAI: Pakistan’s head coach Mickey Arthur said that Yasir Shah’s 14-wicket haul in the second Test against New Zealand featured some of the best leg-spinning ever seen. The 32-year-old, who took 8-41 on Monday, had figures of 6-143 in the second innings for a match haul of 14-184. New Zealand ...

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Yasir enjoys 10-wicket day as New Zealand crumble

DUBAI: Leg-spinner Yasir Shah wrecked New Zealand with a career best eight wicket haul as Pakistan sniffed victory on the third day of the second Test in Dubai. The 32-year-old grabbed 8-41 in 12.3 overs which annihilated New Zealand to 90 all out in just 35.3 overs before taking two more ...

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England claim landmark Test series sweep in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: Skipper Joe Root hailed England’s “complete team-effort” Monday after his team sealed a tense victory over Sri Lanka in the third and final Test to record their first overseas series sweep in 55 years. In the face of stubborn Sri Lankan resistance, spinners Jack Leach and Moeen Ali took ...

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