Friday, 22 October 2021

Cricket

Australia ball-tampering bans ‘shocked’ world cricket: Ponting

LONDON: Ricky Ponting believes the lengthy bans given to former Australia captain Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for their roles in March’s ball-tampering scandal in South Africa have been a beneficial “shock” to world cricket. Smith and his deputy Warner were given 12-month bans by Cricket Australia, with ...

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Hafeez considering retirement after demotion in central contract

LAHORE: Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is reportedly considering retirement from international cricket after being demoted from Category A to B in Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) list of centrally contracted players. The 37-year-old had been in Category A of PCB central contract, however, in this year’s contract his place in ...

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Ben Stokes lost control in street brawl, court told

RISTOL: England cricketer Ben Stokes lost his self-control and knocked two men unconscious in a street fight last September, a court heard on Monday as his trial for affray began. Stokes, acting in “revenge, retaliation or punishment”, was involved in a “sustained episode of significant violence”, prosecutor Nicholas Corsellis told ...

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Bowlers must step up during UAE tour against Pakistan: Mitchell Starc

MELBOURNE: Australia’s senior bowlers must step up to help captain Tim Paine lead an inexperienced team during their next tour against Pakistan, pace spearhead Mitchell Starc has said. Australia head to the United Arab Emirates for a Test series slated for October without two of their most experienced campaigners, with ...

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Woakes replaces Stokes as England drop Dawid Malan for 2nd Test

BIRMINGHAM: England recalled Chris Woakes in place of Ben Stokes and brought in Ollie Pope to replace the dropped batsman Dawid Malan when they named a 13-man squad on Sunday for next week’s second Test against India at Lord’s. Stokes took three wickets on Saturday, including the prize scalp of ...

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South Africa beat Sri Lanka, clinch ODI series

CAPE TOWN: Paceman Lungi Ngidi claimed four wickets as South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 78 runs in the third one-day international to clinch the series on Sunday. The visitors dismissed Sri Lanka, who were chasing 364 for victory, for 285 in 45.2 overs to take an unassailable 3-0 lead ...

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Bangladesh Level T20I Series Over West Indies

FLORIDA: Shakib al Hasan lifted Bangladesh to a series-levelling 12-run win over the West Indies in the second fixture of a three-match T20 International series at the Central Broward Stadium in Florida on Saturday. Shakib belted 60 and senior opener Tamim Iqbal top-scored with 74 as the Bangladeshis posted a ...

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Virat Kohli becomes world’s top test batsman

LONDON: Virat Kohli overtook Steve Smith to become the No. 1 test batsman in the world. The Indian batsman’s performance in the first test match against England brought him to No 1 in the rankings. He made 200 runs in the match which India lost by 31 runs. Australia’s Joe ...

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Ishant Sharma fined for Malan send-off

BIRMINGHAM: India´s Ishant Sharma has been fined 15 percent of his match fee and received one demerit point under the International Cricket Council´s code of conduct for the ´send-off´ he gave England´s Dawid Malan during the first Test at Edgbaston, the global governing body announced Saturday. Fast bowler Sharma was ...

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Gayle foresees sixes at 2019 World Cup

JAMAICA: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is confident he will still be hitting sixes at the World Cup next year and insists his explosive style has changed the one-day game. Gayle is a well known one-day mercenary appearing in T20 events around the world. He hit 142 runs in a ...

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