Saturday, 27 November 2021

Cricket

Rohit Sharma ton helps India demolish West Indies by 224 runs

  MUMBAI: Rohit Sharma hailed his “game-changer” partnership with fellow centurion Ambati Rayudu to set up India’s 224-run win over West Indies in fourth one-day international. Sharma, who smashed 162, and Rayudu, who made 100, put on 211 runs for the third wicket to power the hosts to 377-5 after ...

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Mushtaq Ahmed signs with Windies as assistant coach

JAMAICA: Former leg spinner Mushtaq Ahmed has ended his stint as spin bowling coach of National Cricket Academy (NCA) to take up a consultancy role with West Indies. He is set to become the assistant coach and is on a contract that will need him to commit 150 days in ...

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Pakistan whitewash Australia in T20 series

DUBAI: Opener Babar Azam struck a half-century and leg-spinner Shadab Khan claimed three wickets as Pakistan secured a 3-0 T20 series whitewash over Australia with a 33-run victory in Dubai on Sunday. Azam’s 40-ball 50 lifted Pakistan to another challenging total of 150-5 before Shadab’s 3-19 helped bowl Australia out ...

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Jason Gillespie eyes Australian selector role

SYDNEY: Former Test fast bowler Jason Gillespie revealed his ambition to become a selector on Friday as Australia rebuilds after this year’s ball-tampering scandal. The current Sussex coach is well regarded after he led the Adelaide Strikers to their maiden Big Bash League T20 title this year, and took Yorkshire ...

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Shane Warne joins MCC World Cricket committee

MELBOURNE: Australian spin great Shane Warne said he had “plenty to offer” as he was appointed to the MCC´s influential World Cricket committee, which suggests changes to the game´s laws. The 49-year-old replaces fellow Australian Rod Marsh, who stepped down after serving on the committee since 2012. “It is an ...

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Shai Hope’s heroics help West Indies tie second India ODI

VISAKHAPATNAM: Centurion Shai Hope hit a last-ball boundary to help West Indies tie the second one-day international against India. Needing five runs on the final ball to chase down West Indies’ target of 322, Hope – who made a total of 123 – got four off Indian paceman Umesh Yadav ...

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‘Car crash in slow motion’ after Australia humbled in T20

ABU DHABI: Australia’s sensational powerplay batting collapse was like “watching a car crash in slow motion” according to captain Aaron Finch after his side were dismissed for their third-lowest score in Twenty20 cricket on Wednesday. Finch’s side were bundled out for 89 in the first Twenty20 international against Pakistan in ...

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Dwayne Bravo announces international retirement

JAMAICA: West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday. The 35-year-old Trinidadian, who made his West Indies debut in 2004, played 40 tests, 164 one-day internationals and 66 T20 internationals. His last appearance for his country came in the shortest format against Pakistan in Sept. ...

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Babar, Imad help Pakistan To Biggest T20I Win Over Australia

  ABU DHABI: Opener Babar Azam struck an unbeaten 68 while spinner Imad Wasim capped a return to international cricket with three wickets as Pakistan crushed Australia by 66 runs in Wednesday’s opening T20I match in Abu Dhabi. Azam hit five fours and a six in his 55-ball innings as ...

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Virat Kohli fastest-ever to reach 10,000 ODI runs

MUMBAI: Virat Kohli became Wednesday the fastest-ever batsman to reach 10,000 one-day international runs, making history in his 205th innings against the West Indies in Visakhapatnam. The 29-year-old surpassed fellow Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar, who first crossed the 10,000-run mark in 259 innings in 2001. Kohli, playing his 213th ...

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