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Sri Lanka’s Dananjaya suspended from bowling over illegal action

DUBAI: Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya has been suspended from bowling in international cricket over an illegal action, the International Cricket Council announced on Monday. Dananjaya was reported over a suspect bowling action during last month´s first Test of the England series in Sri Lanka, which the tourists won by 211 runs on their way to a 3-0 whitewash. He...

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2nd Test: Pakistan thrashes New Zealand by innings and 16 runs

DUBAI: Pakistan won the second Test match against New Zealand by an innings and 16 runs to level the series. Yasir Shah picked 14 wickets during the match, breaking Waqar Younis's record. Middle-order batsman Henry Nicholls stood firm with a fighting half-century to delay Pakistan´s probable series-levelling victory in the second day in Dubai on Tuesday. Nicholls was unbeaten on...

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Ganguly shares amusing story about a convo with Musharraf

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has recalled a hilarious conversation he had with former president Pervez Musharraf regarding veteran wicket-keeper MS Dhoni during India’s 2006 tour of Pakistan. “I still remember Pervez Musharraf asking me from where did you get him,” Ganguly said according to Hindustan Times when asked about MS Dhoni, who has not been in the best of form for...

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Smith and Warner help Aussie bowlers combat Kohli

SYDNEY: Banned Steve Smith and David Warner won´t be playing any of Australia´s upcoming Tests against India, but they are being quietly eased back into the fold to help their bowlers combat Virat Kohli. The duo, once national captain and vice-captain respectively, were suspended from state and international cricket for 12 months over the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. Despite...

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Yasir Shah annhilates NZ in Dubai Test

DUBAI: Yasir Shah's spin magic bowled out New Zealand for a mere 90 runs on a rain-affected third day of the second Test in Dubai on Monday. The leg-spinner bagged eight wickets, including three in an over, to wrap up the tourists' innings just after lunch. Yasir had opener Tom Latham (22), Ross Taylor (nought) and Henry Nicholls (nought) as the match...

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Dream come true’ as Belgium win golf World Cup

Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry held off Mexico and a charging Australia to win Belgium's first ever golf World Cup by three shots in a "dream come true" Sunday. The pair began the final day of foursomes action, where teammates take it in turns to play the same ball, with a five-stroke lead at Melbourne's Metropolitan Golf Club. But Australia's...

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Dubai Test: Pakistan declare first innings at 418-5 against NZ

DUBAI: Pakistan declared their first innings closed at 418-5 on Sunday after Haris Sohail and Babar Azam completed centuries on the second day of the second Test against New Zealand in Dubai. Sohail made a career best 147 while Azam remained not out on 127 as the two added 186 for the fifth wicket. Pakistan had resumed on 207-4. Medium...

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Australia ease past England to claim women’s T20 crown

NORTH SOUND: Ashleigh Gardner scored an unbeaten 33 as Australia beat England by eight wickets to win the Women’s World T20 title on the Caribbean island of Antigua on Saturday. The Southern Stars easily chased down England’s total of 105 all out, polishing off the runs with 29 balls to spare in only 15.1 overs at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium...

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Phil Mickelson beats Tiger Woods in $9 million winner-take-all match

LAS VEGAS:  Phil Mickelson has played in Tiger Woods’ shadow for much of his career but got some semblance of revenge on Friday by winning their $9 million (7.02 million pounds) matchplay exhibition under the floodlights in Las Vegas. With the match all square through regulation, Mickelson sealed the win at the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff when he...

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Australia thrash Windies to reach Women’s World T20 final

Australia dethroned the West Indies and booked a place in Saturday's Women's World Twenty20 final with a crushing 71-run victory in the first semi-final on Thursday at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday. Stunned by the Caribbean side in the 2016 final in Kolkata, the three-time champions were at their most ruthless to the dismay of a...

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Macau circuit not to blame for teen’s horror crash, says team boss

MACAU: The Macau Grand Prix’s street circuit is not to blame for a teen driver’s horrific crash on Sunday, her team boss has said after the accident raised concerns about safety standards. Seventeen-year-old Sophia Floersch’s Formula Three car catapulted spectacularly over safety barriers during Sunday’s race, fracturing the Van Amersfoort Racing driver’s spine and injuring four others. But despite the...

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DJ Bravo announces to visit Pakistan for PSL 4

Web Desk: Former West Indian star player Dwayne Bravo known as DJ Bravo has announced on Thursday that he will travel to Pakistan for the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League( PSL4). In a video message shared by Quetta Gladiators, Bravo said that he is looking forward to visit Pakistan. "I am looking forward to travel to Pakistan for...

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Darren Sammy to captain Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 4

Web Desk: Peshawar Zalmi's chairman Javed Afridi on Wednesday announced that Darren Sammy will lead the side in the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). He believes that Sammy captaincy proved to be fruitful for the team as they won the PSL 2 and runners up in PSL 3. The yellow storm will perform exceptionally well in PSL under...

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Defeat against New Zealand worst of my career, says Arthur

Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur on Tuesday described his team s narrow four-run defeat in the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi as the "worst of his coaching career". Pakistan, set a modest 176-run target, were undone by a shambolic batting display as they lost their last seven wickets for just 41 runs after being on course for...

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PCB looses case to BCCI over damages sought for violating bilateral series contract

DUBAI: On Tuesday, the International Cricket Council’s Dispute Committee  dismissed the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) case against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over India’s refusal to play a bilateral cricket series. “The Dispute Panel formed under the Terms of Reference of the ICC Disputes Resolutions Committee (DRC), the International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the outcome...

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Five narrowest wins in Test cricket

ABU DHABI: New Zealand´s dramatic win over Pakistan in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Monday was one of the most unpredictable and exciting in living memory as the fortunes of the two sides appeared to swing with every session. The winning margin of just four runs was also the fifth narrowest in the history of Test cricket which...

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After Austria, Peshawar Zalmi to promote cricket in Turkey

Zalmi Foundation and Turkey Sports Developing Organisation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote cricket for development of sports in Turkey. After promoting cricket in Austria and China, Peshawar Zalmi aims to promote cricket in Turkey and play an important role. Chairman, Javed Afridi signed on behalf of the Zalmi Foundation whereas the President of the sports developing...

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