New Zealand beats Pakistan by 7 wickets in first T20

WELLINGTON: New Zealand beat Pakistan in first T20 today at Weelington Regional Stadium. Earlier today, New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl. Unfortunately, Pakistani team was all out at 105 runs, and set target of 106 runs for New Zealand. However, in second innings, Rumman Raees performed well, he bagged two wickets, providing only 5 runs in 17...

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Stokes, Livingstone in England cricket squad for NZ Tests

SYDNEY: Allrounder Ben Stokes was included in England´s 16-man cricket squad for their Test tour of New Zealand Thursday, while Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone got his first call up. Seamer Mark Wood returns after struggling with injury, and Ashes underperformers Moeen Ali, James Vince and Mark Stoneman were all retained. But Gary Ballance, Jake Ball and Tom Curran, who were...

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Pakistan announces T20 squad for New Zealand series

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday has announced 15-member squad for T20 series against New Zealand. The three-match series against kewis will start from January 22 and conclude on January 28, 2018. Imad Wasim has been dropped from Twenty20 series as he is suffering from knee injury. Mohammad Nawaz selected as Imad Wasim’s replacement. “Imad Wasim was yet to...

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Mathews reappointed as Sri Lanka’s limited-overs captain

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Tuesday announced Angelo Mathews would return as skipper for limited-overs cricket ahead of the 2019 World Cup, just six months after the all-rounder stepped down from the post. The move comes as a surprise after Mathews, 30, quit last July as captain in all three formats of the game following repeated bouts of injury. Sri Lanka...

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New Zealand Beats Pakistan By 8 Wickets in Second ODI

Nelson: Pakistan has  lost the match against New Zealand by 8 wickets. Martin Guptill 87 and Ross Taylor 45 were not out and made New Zealand won the Second ODI and is leading the series. Earlier today, Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat in his Second One Day International against New Zealand. and, gave the target of 247 runs...

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Pakistan Vs New Zealand: Match Reduced to 25 overs, New Zealand to chase 151

Pakistan has scored 246 runs in 50 overs against New Zealand in Second One Day International. The match was stopped due to heavy rain in Saxton oval Stadium. Match has been resumed  and New Zealand is now set for another target. M.Guptill and R.taylor are on the wicket. However, New Zealand has already lost their two wickets. Shadab Khan and...

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Seamers Olivier, Ngidi added to South Africa squad Listen

CAPE TOWN: Fast bowlers Duanne Olivier and Lungi Ngidi have been added to the South African squad for the second Test against India, starting in Centurion on Saturday, following the injury which has ruled Dale Steyn out of the rest of the series. Olivier, 25, has played in five Test matches with moderate success, while Ngidi, 21, is regarded as...

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Philander takes six as South Africa beat India

CAPE TOWN: Seamer Vernon Philander took career-best figures as rampant South Africa claimed a 72-run victory over India on a gripping fourth day of the first test on Monday. Set 208 for victory, India were skittled out for 135 in 42.4 overs in their second innings on a lively wicket with Philander the chief destroyer, recording figures of 6-42. India...

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Australia’s Chris Lynn out of England ODI series

SYDNEY: Big-hitting Australian batsman Chris Lynn has been ruled out of this month´s one-day international series against England with a calf problem, Cricket Australia said Monday. Lynn suffered the injury to his right calf fielding in the Brisbane Heat´s Big Bash League match against the Perth Scorchers on Friday. It is expected the injury will sideline him for three to...

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Australia rout England by an innings to win Ashes 4-0

SYDNEY: Australia ruthlessly extinguished England´s resistance to claim an innings victory in the fifth Ashes Test and complete a 4-0 series rout on the final day in Sydney on Monday. The beleaguered tourists, with skipper Joe Root weakened by a stomach bug and unable to continue batting, dissolved after lunch, losing their last four wickets for their fourth comprehensive defeat...

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Coutinho move could spark spending spree

PARIS: Philippe Coutinho´s 160-million-euro ($192 million) deal to join Barcelona is likely to unleash a series of big-money transfers, not least as Liverpool seek to re-invest the proceeds. It took the third largest amount ever paid for a footballer to prise Coutinho away from Liverpool and the rumour mill has already linked the club with Leicester´s Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez...

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‘Hottest’ Ashes Test day on record as Australia swelters

SYDNEY: Sydney sweltered through one of its hottest days on record Sunday as temperatures soared in southern Australia and authorities imposed a fire ban in a sizzling start to summer. Australia´s largest city recorded its hottest day since 1939 as the mercury rose to 47.3 degree Celsius (117.14 degrees Fahrenheit) in the western suburb of Penrith. More than 200 weater...

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Barcelona sign 160-million-euro Coutinho in third richest deal

BARCELONA: Philippe Coutinho finally got his wish on Saturday when Barcelona agreed to sign the Brazilian star from Liverpool for 160 million euros ($192 million) in the third richest deal of all time. The swoop for the 25-year-old attacking midfielder -- which contains a 400 million euro release clause -- will be the third biggest deal in football. Last year,...

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Cooked England lurching to defeat after Marsh brothers’ tons

Nathan Lyon was spinning Australia toward an emphatic victory in the final Ashes Test as beleaguered England unraveled on a torrid day in Sydney on Sunday. The Australians amassed a massive 303-run innings lead in blistering heat and then reduced the battle-weary tourists to 93 for four at the close with a day to play. Compounding England's woes was a...

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India blind cricketers to play in UAE amid tensions with Pakistan

NEW DELHI: The Indian blind cricket team left for the United Arab Emirates Saturday to take part in the World Cup after failing to secure permission to play in neighbouring Pakistan. India had been due to play archrivals Pakistan, who they beat in the 2014 Blind Cricket World Cup final, in Faisalabad on Monday. But instead Pakistan has arranged for...

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New Zealand beats Pakistan via DLS in Rain effected first ODI

A masterful hundred from Kane Williamson and world-class new ball bowling by Tim Southee and Trent Boult saw New Zealand get off to a winning start against Pakistan. They secured a 61-run win on the basis of the DLS method, though in truth, had the match not been cut short by rain, the margin of victory would have been even...

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Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Defending champion Serena Williams pulled out of the Australian Open on Friday, saying she was still not at the level she needs to be after giving birth to her first child. The American 23-time Grand Slam winner made a tentative return at an Abu Dhabi exhibition late last month, losing to French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. Prior to...

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