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Boult leads New Zealand to Windies series sweep in rain

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand completed a clean sweep of the West Indies in their one-day series with a commanding 66-run victory in a rain-affected third and final match in Christchurch on Tuesday. With the match reduced to 23-overs-a-side, the West Indies were set a revised target of 166 in reply to ...

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Ashes: Tom Curran to make England Test debut on Boxing Day

MELBOURNE: Surrey pace bowler Tom Curran will make his England Test debut against Australia on Boxing Day. The 22-year-old replaces the injured Craig Overton for the fourth Ashes Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. “He’s a feisty character and he gets the ball to move around a bit,” said England ...

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Australia coach Lehmann to step down in 2019

MELBOURNE: Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann will not seek to renew his contract when his current deal expires at the end of 2019, he said in an interview. Lehmann outlined his plans to Fox Sports, declaring the English summer season in 18 months will be his last hurrah. “That will ...

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England tail ready for more bouncer barrage, says Anderson

MELBOURNE: England fast bowler James Anderson expects Australia to continue peppering the touring tailenders with short-pitched deliveries in the remaining two Ashes tests and says he has no problems with that. Former England captain Michael Atherton has urged umpires to invoke cricket’s laws and protect England’s tailenders from Australia’s relentless ...

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Shadab sparkles at Big-Bash, grabs Player of the Match award

SYDNEY: Pakistan teen sensation Shadab Khan has once again impressed everyone with his spin, despite a one-sided bowling effort at the Big Bash League (BBL). Representing the Brisbane Heat, Khan picked up two wickets early on as he cleaned up the Melbourne Renegades opening pair skipper Aaron Finch and Marcus ...

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AB de Villers eyes successful test return

PORT ELEZBETH: South Africa talisman AB de Villiers has declared himself fit for the challenge of the day-night test ahead of the one-off match against Zimbabwe at St George`s Park from Tuesday. It will be the first test appearance in almost two years for the 33-year-old, who had taken time ...

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PCB announces ODI squad for New Zealand series, Imad Wasim dropped

KARACHI: All-rounder Imad Wasim has been dropped while former captain Azhar Ali made a comeback as Pakistan announced a 15-member squad for the five-match series against New Zealand. Junaid Khan was also not included in Pakistan’s squad and was replaced by Amir Yamin in the team. “Imad Wasim was again ...

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Sharma’s 35-ball ton helps India win T20 series

INDORE: Skipper Rohit Sharma equalled the record for fastest Twenty20 century to set up India ‘s 88-run series-clinching win over Sri Lanka in the second match. Sharma ‘s 43-ball 118 steered the hosts to 260-5 and then dismissed Sri Lanka for 172 in 17.2 overs, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead ...

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