Saturday, 27 November 2021


Sri Lanka edge out South Africa by 3 wickets in only Twenty20

COLOMBO: Spinner Lakshan Sandakan starred in Sri Lanka ‘s hard fought three-wicket win over South Africa in the only Twenty20 international after bowling out the visitors for their lowest total in the game’s shortest format. Electing to bat in the only T20 match of the tour, South Africa were bowled ...

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Ashraful eyes Bangladesh comeback as ban ends

DHAKA (AFP): Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful said that has set his sights on a comeback with the national side after his five-year ban for match-fixing ended. “I am feeling really nice as I was waiting for this day for the last five years. (I told myself) when August 13, ...

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Stokes called up to England’s third Test squad

LONDON: Ben Stokes is in line to play in the third Test against India after being recalled to the squad following his acquittal on a charge of affray. The 27-year-old New Zealand-born all-rounder, who took six wickets in the first Test victory over India but missed the second Test due ...

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Banned Steve Smith retakes top spot in ICC rankings


Banned Australian batsman Steve Smith reclaimed top spot in the ICC Test batting rankings from India s Virat Kohli on Monday, despite not having played since March. The 29-year-old was suspended for a year and stripped of the captaincy by Cricket Australia following his part in the infamous ball-tampering scandal against ...

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Shoaib, Sania ‘didn’t marry to unite the two nations’

LONDON: When Indian tennis star Sania Mirza married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Mallik, both nations spoke about the wedding relentlessly. The star couple is looking forward to embracing parenthood in a couple of months’ time. In an interview, Sania busted the misconceptions doing the rounds about the pair. The first of ...

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Adil Rashid pockets $22,000 for doing absolutely nothing

LONDON: Adil Rashid on Sunday became just the 14th player and first Englishman in 13 years to complete a Test match without bowling, batting, taking a catch or effecting a run out. Rashid, who made £12,500 ($21,900) for his walk-on role, was not called upon to weave his leg-spin magic ...

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Pakistan will perform well against India: Sarfraz

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfraz Ahmed has vowed that Green-Shirts will perform well against arch rivals India in the upcoming Asia Cup. Talking got media at an Independence Day event in Karachi, the captain said “We will perform our best against India in Asia Cup.” “We will go well-prepared ...

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2nd Test – England rout India by an innings and 159 runs

. LONDON: England thrashed India by an innings and 159 runs to win the second Test at Lord´s on Sunday with visiting skipper Virat Kohli admitting: “We deserved to lose.” Victory, achieved on the fourth day of a rain-marred match featuring a total first-day washout, put England 2-0 up in ...

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South Africa, Sri Lanka keen to finish ODIs on a high

COLOMBO: South Africa have won the series already, but will want to make a statement following the loss in the fourth ODI. Sri Lanka , meanwhile, will be looking to continue their fightback. After falling 3-0 behind in the five-match one-day international series, Sri Lanka made a thumping comeback in ...

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