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Siraj replaces injured Bumrah for SA series

Siraj replaces injured Bumrah for SA series

NEW DELHI: India brought in Mohammed Siraj on Friday for the remaining Twenty20 matches against South Africa to replace pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, whose World Cup is in severe doubt because of a back injury. Bumrah missed Wednesday’s opening win over the Proteas and he is under the supervision of a medical team, the Board […]

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Pakistan eye series-clinching win as England hope to stay alive

Pakistan eye series-clinching win as England hope to stay alive

LAHORE: After yet another night of riveting drama on Wednesday, Pakistan and England clash in the sixth Twenty20 International at the Gaddafi Stadium on Friday with the hosts eyeing a series-clinching win with a game to spare and the tourists hoping to stay alive till the final match on Sunday. Pakistan edged past England by five runs […]

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Arshdeep, Chahar help India down South Africa in T20 opener

Arshdeep, Chahar help India down South Africa in T20 opener

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Fast bowlers Arshdeep Singh and Deepak Chahar wreaked havoc with the new ball to set up a convincing eight-wicket win for India in the first Twenty20 international against South Africa on Wednesday. South Africa recovered from 9-5 in 2.3 overs to post 106-8 after India elected to field first on a seaming pitch at […]

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England’s offer to host Indo-Pak Test series ‘turned down’ by PCB, BCCI

England’s offer to host Indo-Pak Test series ‘turned down’ by PCB, BCCI

LONDON: An informal offer by the England and Wales Cricket Board to be hosts if India and Pakistan were to play a bilateral Test series have been rebuffed by cricket boards of the respective countries, it was reported on Tuesday. England’s Telegraph reported on Tuesday that ECB deputy chairman Martin Darlow had held talks with […]

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Matthew Wade could be looked at as new T20 captain by Cricket Australia: Report

Matthew Wade could be looked at as new T20 captain by Cricket Australia: Report

Australia wicket-keeper and middle-order batter Matthew Wade could be their choice for skipper for the ICC T20 World Cup at home next month, should regular skipper Aaron Finch suffer an injury or his string of poor scores continues, said a report in Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday. Wade, who is currently not in Cricket Australia’s […]

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4th T20: Pakistan win by 3 runs against England in seesaw thriller

4th T20: Pakistan win by 3 runs against England in seesaw thriller

Pakistan won by three runs in a final over thriller that saw the teams’ fortunes seesaw until Haris Rauf took two back-to-back wickets in the penultimate over that set up the Greenshirts’ victory in the fourth Twenty20 against England at the National Stadium in Karachi. The two teams are now levelled 2-2 with the next […]

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Fans cheer the return of the kings after Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan’s match-winning performance against England

Fans cheer the return of the kings after Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan’s match-winning performance against England

The Pakistan cricket team is back in action, especially everyone’s favourite opening duo Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan who were hailed for the massive victory against England. On Thursday, the captain and his vice-captain batted against the England team during the T20I in Karachi and singlehandedly made 203 runs, no outs. The Pakistan cricket team […]

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Federer eyes dream farewell alongside Nadal at Laver Cup

Federer eyes dream farewell alongside Nadal at Laver Cup

LONDON: Roger Federer wants to bring the curtain down on his glittering career by teaming up with long-time rival Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup in London on Friday. The 20-time Grand Slam winner announced last week he intended to retire after the three-day tournament at London’s 02 arena, which starts on Friday. Federer, whose most recent […]

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Green, Wade help Australia clinch high-scoring contest against India

Green, Wade help Australia clinch high-scoring contest against India

MOHALI: Cameron Green smashed 61 and Matthew Wade provided the late assault to secure Australia’s four-wicket victory in the first Twenty20 International against India on Tuesday. The clash between world champions Australia and current number one India produced a high-scoring contest, which the tourists clinched with four balls to spare to go 1-0 up in […]

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Pakistan to wear ‘special jersey’ in first England T20 to highlight flood devastation

Pakistan to wear ‘special jersey’ in first England T20 to highlight flood devastation

The national cricket team will sport a special jersey in the first T20 match against England today “to raise awareness about the devastation caused by the floods in the country”, according to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Record monsoon rains in south and southwest Pakistan and glacial melt in northern areas have triggered the flooding […]

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