Saturday, 27 November 2021

Cricket

New Zealand eliminate Pakistan from ICC Women’s World Cup

TAUNTON: Pakistan made their exit from Women’s World Cup after they suffered their fifth consecutive loss in the tournament on Saturday, Samaa reported. Pakistan suffered an eight-wicket defeat at the hands of New Zealand at Taunton. Pakistan, electing to bat first, were bowled out after scoring 144 runs. Captain Sana ...

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South Africa’s Rabada banned from second England Test

LONDON: South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada will miss next week´s second Test against England after his verbal abuse of Ben Stokes during the series opener at Lord´s, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced Friday. Rabada, 22, uttered an audible obscenity after dismissing all-rounder Stokes on the first day of ...

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Broad and Ali help England seize advantage

James Anderson struck late on the second day to maintain England’s ascendancy over South Africa in the first Test after Stuart Broad and Moeen Ali had done the earlier damage for the home side at Lord’s. Anderson snaffled out a 99-run stand between Temba Bavuma and Theunis de Bruyn that ...

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Team learning a lot from World Cup experience: Sana Mir

LONDON: Pakistan Women’s cricket captain Sana Mir considers her team has learned a lot during the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup but needs to work on boosting the teams morale so that they can give their besto on the field. Although not precisely discarded, Pakistan’s chances of progressing are slim ...

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A real challenge to follow Misbah, says Sarfraz

KARACHI: The hardest part, Sarfraz Ahmed might reasonably think, is over. Becoming Pakistan’s limited-overs captain always loomed as the greater challenge, given the depths to which they have fallen there. But he’s come through that with flying colours, the Champions Trophy win the icing on a captaincy record that currently ...

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Ramiz Raja wants Test ‘window’

LONDON: Former Pakistan batsman Ramiz Raja has urged the International Cricket Council to set aside a two-month window solely for Test matches in a bid to preserve the longest form of the game. While crowds for Tests in countries such as England remain strong, Raja, a member of the influential ...

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England, India clinch wins in Women’s World Cup

LONDON: Hosts England and India emerged victorious in their respective ICC Women’s World Cup fixtures on Wednesday. England defeated South Africa by 68 runs at Bristol. Batting first, England scored a massive total of 373 runs thanks to centuries by Tammy Beaumont and Sarah Taylor. Beaumont scored 148 runs from ...

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Mohammad Amir stars in debut for Essex

LONDON: Pakistan pace man Mohammad Amir continued his rich seam of form from the Champions Trophy win over India, striking early for Essex using a pink ball on a landmark day for English county cricket. Amir trapped Middlesex Nick Gubbins lbw as the latest round of county championship matches got ...

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Sri Lanka players told to get fit or get out

COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan government warned the national cricket team to get fit in three months or get booted out. The ultimatum came after the squad was found to be unfit for the series against Zimbabwe. “No one has a satisfactory level of fitness, but I have made an exception ...

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England cruise past Pakistan in rain-hit Women’s World Cup clash

LEICESTER: Natalie Sciver converted her maiden ODI century into a blistering innings of 137 from 92 balls, and Heather Knight, the captain, also passed three figures for the first time in limited-overs cricket, as England dusted themselves down after their opening-match defeat against India to rack up a formidable total ...

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