Monday, 2 August 2021

Cricket

Shoaib Akhtar schools Indian journalist over mocking attempt

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar has schooled an Indian journalist after she tried to mock the Pakistan cricket team over its defeat against India in the Asia Cup. In a video making rounds over the internet, Akhtar tells the anchorperson to speak to him with respect after she ...

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Mushfiqur, Mustafizur lead Bangladesh to Asia Cup final

ABU DHABI: Mushfiqur Rahim scored a fighting 99 to guide Bangladesh into the Asia Cup final with a convincing 37-run win over Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The former skipper missed out a deserving century but still lifted Bangladesh from a precarious 12-3 to 239 all out in 49.5 ...

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Australia scared of Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah

DUBAI: Surviving the wiles of Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah is Australia’s “number one plan” in the upcoming test series in the United Arab Emirates, fast bowler Peter Siddle has said. Yasir played a key role in Australia’s unravelling during the last UAE tour in 2014, when the legspinner took 12 ...

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Afghanistan, India tie Asia Cup thrilling match

DUBAI: Afghanistan pulled off a sensational tie off the penultimate ball against India in the Super Four stage match of the Asia Cup in Dubai on Tuesday. Mohammad Shahzad’s 124 lifted Afghanistan to 252-8 in 50 overs while India were all out in 49.5 overs with the scores level. Title ...

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I’m a ‘scapegoat’ says Sri Lankan captain Mathews

Sri Lanka’s sacked skipper Angelo Mathews accused the country’s cricket board Monday of blaming him solely for the island’s humiliating exit from the Asia Cup. The 31-year-old all rounder has threatened to retire from the two shorter formats of the game after being dumped on Sunday as captain of Sri ...

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Moeen Ali’s ‘Osama’ probe closed by cricket Australia

MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia (CA) on Monday closed an investigation into Moeen Ali’s complaint of being addressed as “Osama” by an Australian player during the 2015 Ashes series as no fresh details emerged during the inquiry. Moeen had made the claim in his autobiography earlier this month. “An Australian player turned ...

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Pakistan players have ‘confidence crisis’: Mickey Arthur

ICC: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur feels the results have given his team a ‘reality check’, adding players are faced with a confidence crisis after two consecutive defeats against India. The first game between the two countries, in the Asia Cup 2018 group stage, went India’s way by eight wickets. If ...

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Sri Lanka sacks skipper Mathews ahead of England tour

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket board on Sunday sacked skipper Angelo Mathews after the country’s humiliating exit from the Asia Cup, replacing him with Dinesh Chandimal for the upcoming England tour. The board said it asked Mathews to step down as captain of the ODI and T20 teams to clear the ...

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Indian bookies allegedly offer money to Afghan opener

DUBAI: Indian bookies approached Afghan opener and wicket keeper Mohammad Shahzad and allegedly offered him money to perform poorly in ongoing Asia Cup 2018. Sources told that the cricketer has reported the issue to International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit after which an alert has been issued to all the ...

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