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Rain forces New Zealand-India semi-final into 2nd day

MANCHESTER: The opening Cricket World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand will be played over two days after rain at Old Trafford prevented the match finishing as scheduled on Tuesday. New Zealand were 211-5 off 46.1 overs when persistent rain worsened sufficiently for the umpires to halt play at ...

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Pakistan beat New Zealand, keeps hopes alive

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan kept their hopes of a World Cup semi-final place alive as they moved to within a point of England with a six-wicket victory over New Zealand. Babar Azam’s century saw Pakistan home in front of a partisan crowd at Edgbaston after Shaheen Shah Afridi had ripped through New ...

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Jos Buttler ‘responding well’ after hip injury

LONDON: England’s Jos Buttler is “responding well” to treatment on a hip injury but the star batsman still has to prove his fitness in time for Friday’s World Cup match against the West Indies. Buttler suffered a heavily bruised right hip while hitting a six during England’s 106-run win over ...

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Pakistan second or third favourites for World Cup: Morgan

Eoin Morgan

Pakistan cricket team may not look among the best sides at the moment, particularly after the 5- drubbing at the hands of Australia in the recently concluded One Day International (ODI) series. However, the side known for its unpredictability was among England cricket captain Eoin Morgan’s favourites to clinch the ...

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Hot English summer to aid subcontinent teams: Kevin Pietersen

LONDON: The English weather will play a major role during the World Cup and teams from the Indian subcontinent stand to gain if hot and dry conditions prevail during the May 30-July 14 tournament, former captain Kevin Pietersen has said. England, which last hosted the quadrennial showpiece in 1999, has ...

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Brian Lara hopes for India-Pakistan final at 2019 World Cup

DUBAI: West Indies icon Brian Lara picked India as the favourites entering the 2019 World Cup in England and said he would like to see a repeat of the 2017 Champions Trophy – a final clash between India and Pakistan. While sporting relations between India and Pakistan have reached an all-time low following escalation ...

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England ‘happy favourites’ against Sri Lanka, Buttler says

  DAMBULLA: England are “very happy” being favourites for the one-day series in Sri Lanka but are aware that past tours have been “tricky”, Jos Buttler said the eve of the first match in Dambulla. Sri Lanka’s captain Dinesh Chandimal warned meanwhile that conditions were “very different” to England, with ...

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Pakistan favourites to win Asia Cup: Rashid Latif

DUBAI: Former captain Rashid Latif has said that Pakistan cricket team is favourite to win the Asia Cup 2018, to be held in UAE. Talking to media, Latif said: “As UAE is home for Pakistan cricket for last decade and green caps are fully aware about the conditions, they have ...

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Pakistan favourites to win Asia Cup 2018, says Asad Shafiq

KARACHI: Middle-order batsman Asad Shafiq on Sunday said that Pakistan were favourites to win the Asia Cup 2018, which will be played later this year in September. Speaking to media in Karachi, Shafiq said that the team’s recent form has been remarkable and that the players are full of confidence. ...

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