Australia complete England’s Ashes misery with innings victory

Australia complete England’s Ashes misery with innings victory

SYDNEY: Australia romped to an innings and 123-run victory over England after dismissing the tourists for 180 on the final day of the fifth Test on Monday to complete a 4-0 Ashes triumph that fell short of a whitewash but was little less emphatic. England captain Joe Root raced from...

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Ajmal urges bowlers to improve in second ODI

Ajmal urges bowlers to improve in second ODI

KARACHI: Former spin maestro Saeed Ajmal has called on Pakistan’s bowlers to deliver the goods going into the second ODI against New Zealand after they conceded more than 300 runs in the first game. The Men in Green ultimately lost that game at Wellington by 61 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method...

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4 cricketers arrested in India-held Kashmir for playing Pakistani national anthem before match

4 cricketers arrested in India-held Kashmir for playing Pakistani national anthem before match

Police in India-held Kashmir on Sunday arrested four cricketers for playing the Pakistani national anthem before the start of a cricket match in Bandipora district, Times of India reported. The two teams that participated in the cricket match on January 4 were booked and four players were arrested for honouring...

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Azhar, Fakhar hit tons in crushing win for Pakistan

Azhar, Fakhar hit tons in crushing win for Pakistan

NELSON: Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali both scored centuries as Pakistan cruised to a 120-run victory over New Zealand XI in their one-day tour match at the Saxton Oval here on Wednesday. The left-handed Fakhar pounded 106 from 84 balls and Azhar made 104 from 105 balls in a 206-run...

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Lack of local heroes makes PSL franchises look strangers

Lack of local heroes makes PSL franchises look strangers

LAHORE: Almost all six Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises aren’t in a mood to give maximum representation to players belonging to their respective cities. And apart from a few, the 20-22 inductees in each franchise are mostly cricketers from other regions/cities plus the mandatory quota of overseas stars. For example,...

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England withdraw Stokes from ODI squad

England withdraw Stokes from ODI squad

LONDON: Suspended England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been withdrawn from the squad for this month’s five-match One-day International series against Australia and was replaced by batsman Dawid Malan, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Monday. Stokes, who was provisionally named in England’s squad, is awaiting a decision...

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BCB revokes Sabbir’s contract

BCB revokes Sabbir’s contract

DHAKA: Bangladesh bat­s­man Sabbir Rahman has had his central contract revoked by the national board for assaulting a young cricket fan who taunted him during a match last month. The 26-year-old was also slapped with a six-month ban from the domestic game and a fine of two million taka ($24,000)...

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Rain ruins second T20 in Mount Maunganui

Rain ruins second T20 in Mount Maunganui

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: The second Twenty20 Inter­national between New Zeal­and and the West Indies ended as a no-result washout at Mount Maunganui on Monday. After a 20-minute rain delay at the start, only nine overs were possible at the Bay Oval before the rain returned and the umpires, Chris Brown and...

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New Zealand clean sweep West Indies in ODI series

New Zealand clean sweep West Indies in ODI series

Mitchell Santner and Trent Boult shared six wickets as New Zealand beat the West Indies by 66 runs in the rain-affected third One Day International Tuesday to complete a clean sweep of the three-match series. New Zealand made 131-4, batting first after winning the toss in a match reduced to...

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Pakistan reserves the right to pull out of Asia Cup next year, Sethi warns BCCI

Pakistan reserves the right to pull out of Asia Cup next year, Sethi warns BCCI

LAHORE: India’s objection over Pakistan hosting the 2018 Emerging Teams Asia Cup might force the latter to exercise its ‘right’ to pull out of the Asia Cup which will be staged in India in September next year, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi warned on Tuesday. Representatives from India...

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England bowlers also need to bat better: Hazlewood

England bowlers also need to bat better: Hazlewood

MELBOURNE: Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has piled more pressure on England’s beleaguered bowling attack ahead of the Boxing Day Ashes Test, telling them they are not doing a good enough job with the bat either. England’s bowlers, particularly James Anderson and Stuart Broad, have struggled on the tour, with...

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Pacer Beaton reported for suspect action

Pacer Beaton reported for suspect action

WELLINGTON: West Indies right-arm fast bowler Ronsford Beaton will undergo testing for a possible illegal bowling action after being reported by match officials in New Zealand. Beaton was reported after the second ODI between West Indies and New Zealand in Christchurch on Saturday, the 25-year-old’s second ODI. In a statement...

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India vs Sri Lanka: Losing is okay but we have to at least come close, says Upul Tharanga

India vs Sri Lanka: Losing is okay but we have to at least come close, says Upul Tharanga

Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga said that their disappointing was the main reason for their loss against India. India were on top of their in the first T20I against Sri Lanka and completed a thumping win over the visitors. Sri Lanka, apart from their win the first ODI in Dharamsala,...

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Virat Kohli dethrones Shah Rukh Khan to become India’s most valuable celebrity brand

Virat Kohli dethrones Shah Rukh Khan to become India’s most valuable celebrity brand

Virat Kohli has had a tremendous year in 2017 – both on the field and off the field. What a year it has been for Indian captain Virat Kohli! The Indian skipper is the leading run-scorer in One-Day Internationals in 2017, scoring 1460 runs at an average of 76.84. Apart...

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Ashes 2017: Aussies are not the nicest when you play against them, says Mark Stoneman

Ashes 2017: Aussies are not the nicest when you play against them, says Mark Stoneman

England opening batsman Mark Stoneman said he is disappointed that he has failed to capitalise after getting to a good start on numerous occasions in the series. The ongoing Ashes Test series between England and Australia have become particularly humbling one for the Three Lions. The side has already registered...

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Rohit Sharma posts emotional tweet after 1st successful Team India captaincy stint

Rohit Sharma posts emotional tweet after 1st successful Team India captaincy stint

The Mumbai batsman displayed his qualities as skipper by leading the hosts to their 8th consecutive bilateral series win. Mumbai: Virat Kohli s rest for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, opened a door of opportunity for Rohit Sharma as captain, which he grabbed with both hands. The Mumbai batsman displayed his...

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Pakistan’s Virat Kohli? Babar Azam responds to Mickey Arthur’s parity with Indian

Pakistan’s Virat Kohli? Babar Azam responds to Mickey Arthur’s parity with Indian

Babar Azam was recently compared to the India talisman for his batting credentials and consistency by Pakistan coach Micky Arthur. Mumbai: Virat Kohli  has stamped his dominance in the race for the best modern-day batsman in cricket. The India skipper continues to excel in all three formats of the game and...

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WI pin hopes on Gayle force to beat New Zealand in ODI series

WI pin hopes on Gayle force to beat New Zealand in ODI series

WHANGAREI (New Zealand): The West Indies will hope short-form master Chris Gayle can inspire a misfiring batting line-up in the One-day International series against New Zealand starting on Wednesday. The tourists meekly surrendered with the bat as they slumped to a 2-0 Test series whitewash against the Black Caps, and...

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Dhawan, spinners lead India to series-clinching ODI win over Sri Lanka

Dhawan, spinners lead India to series-clinching ODI win over Sri Lanka

Opener Shikhar Dhawan’s bursting century and a conclusive spell by their wrist spinners fueled India to an arrangement securing eight-wicket prevail upon Sri Lanka in the third one-day worldwide on Sunday. Pursuing 216 for triumph, India rode on a 135-run organization between Dhawan (100 not out) and Shreyas Iyer (65)...

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Disappointment of stalwarts leaves England on a knife-edge

Disappointment of stalwarts leaves England on a knife-edge

PERTH: The torrid type of England’s senior players hinted at no closure on Sunday, as paceman Stuart Broad went wicketless and opener Alastair Cook’s 150th Test was spoilt by another modest rejection on day four of the third Ashes Test. As of now 2-0 down in the arrangement, England completed...

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Sharma has right stuff for constrained-overs game

Sharma has right stuff for constrained-overs game

MUMBAI: Rohit Sharma has been not able bond his place in India’s Test side yet the right-gave batsman keeps on demonstrating he has the correct stuff for constrained overs designs. In the wake of making his introduction in the shorter type of the diversion in 2007, Sharma was hailed as...

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Rahane fails again as India build on lead

Rahane fails again as India build on lead

DELHI: Ajinkya Rahane has missed another opportunity to spend time at the wicket as he fell cheaply on Day four as India swelled their lead before lunch. Rahane has had a poor run in this series, scoring only 17 runs in five innings. This series was supposed to be the preparation...

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Shinwari’s bags five-for, destroys Sri Lanka’s top order

Shinwari’s bags five-for, destroys Sri Lanka’s top order

Pakistan on Monday were asked to bowl first in the fifth ODI after Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first in Sharjah. Sri Lanka are looking into the eyes of a third consecutive whitewash, while Pakistan are ready to consolidate their position further in the ODIs after...

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Sri Lanka bat, Samarawickrama and Usman Khan debut

Sri Lanka bat, Samarawickrama and Usman Khan debut

Sri Lanka have won the toss and chosen to bat first in the fourth ODI against Pakistan in Sharjah. With the series already gone, Sri Lanka have made three changes in a bid to end their ODI losing streak. Sadeera Samarawickramamakes his ODI debut, replacing Chamara Kapugedera, while Seekkuge Prasanna replaces...

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Pakistan Bids Farewell to Cricketing Giants Misbah and Younis

Pakistan Bids Farewell to Cricketing Giants Misbah and Younis

It was Yasir Shah’s last ball of the over that finally rattled through Gabriel’s defense as the Pakistani camp erupted in joy. With six balls to spare, and an unbeaten Roston Chase, Pakistan had finally sealed victory. It took the Green shirts good fifty eight long years to bag a...

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