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Pakistan holds edge after bowling out NZ for 153

[ad_1] Leg-spinner Yasir Shah led a double-barrelled attack of spin and pace to leave Pakistan sitting comfortably on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand on Friday.Yasir picked the wickets of Tom Latham, Ross Taylor and debutant Ajaz Patel to finish with three for 54, which helped Pakistan bowl out New Zealand, which won the toss and batted on a grassless Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch, for a
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Sri Lanka vs England 2nd Test: Joe Root’s 15th Test ton puts England on top

[ad_1] Captain Joe Root smashed 124 and newcomer Ben Foakes again hit valuable tail-end runs to put England in command of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Friday.England reached 324 for nine -- a second-innings lead of 278 -- when bad light stopped play for the day at Kandy.Foakes was batting on 51 alongside James Anderson on four.Spinner Akila Danajanya, whose action is under investigation by the International Cricket
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Michael Hussey: ‘I think Hardik is a wonderful talent’

[ad_1] Michael Hussey, who has a fair idea about the current crop of India players, feels that all-rounder Hardik Pandya’s absence will “hurt” the visitor in the upcoming Test series against Australia.The series starts on December 6 in Adelaide. Pandya is undergoing rehabilitation after suffering a lower-back injury during the Asia Cup in Dubai last September.“I think Hardik is a wonderful talent and I am sure his game style would
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ICC Women’s World T20: India vs Australia Preview Group B

[ad_1] India will face its biggest challenge in the ICC Women’s World T20 when it locks horns with a gifted Australian team in an inconsequential league game on Saturday.Considered title contenders, both India and Australia stormed into the semifinals of the showpiece with a game to spare.Assured of a place in the last-four stage, the result of Saturday’s match may not be of much significance, but India is aware that
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U-23 CK Nayudu Trophy: Armaan Jaffer scores triple century for Mumbai against Saurashtra

[ad_1] Armaan Jaffer returned to form as he hammered an unbeaten knock of 300 for Mumbai in an U-23 CK Nayudu Trophy fixture against Saurashtra on Friday.The 20-year-old, who is the nephew of erstwhile India opener, Wasim Jaffer, Armaan toyed with the opponent bowlers and scored a triple century in just 367 balls. The innings was crafted with 26 boundaries and 10 sixes. His knock helped Mumbai declare its first
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South Africa captain Du Plessis says T20 World Cup in 2020 will be his last

[ad_1] South African captain Faf du Plessis said on Friday the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in two years' time will be his last.The 34-year-old, who has led his country in two World T20 campaigns, in 2014 and 2016, is keen to play a third but will then step aside.“The T20 World Cup in 2020 is something I'm really looking forward to. I think right now that will probably be
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ICC Women’s World T20: India thrashes Ireland to reach semifinals

[ad_1] India booked its place in the semifinals of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 for the first time since 2010 on Thursday as Mithali Raj scored her second straight half-century in a 52-run thrashing of Ireland.Last year's World Cup runner-up went into the game knowing victory would secure a last-four spot after previous wins over New Zealand and Pakistan.Raj struck an assured 51 as India posted a total of 145-6
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Rahul Johri case: Probe panel misses deadline to submit report

[ad_1]  When the Committee of Administrators (CoA) formed a three-member independent probe panel to look into the sexual harassment case against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri, it was due to submit its report by Thursday as per the 15-day window set on October 30.Till late on Thursday, the panel, however, didn't submit the report, neither did the BCCI website carry any information on
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India vs Australia: Shastri not always ‘yes man’, Kohli clarifies

[ad_1]  Ever since Ravi Shastri joined the Indian team as its head coach last year, there has been a growing perception that he is more like a ‘yes’ man to skipper Virat Kohli.But on Thursday, ahead of the team’s departure to Australia, Virat rubbished such claims calling it the ‘most bizarre thing he has ever heard’.“In Indian cricket, I don’t think there is anyone else who has said no to
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IPL 2019 Auction: SRH retains David Warner; releases keeper Wriddhiman Saha

[ad_1] Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Thursday retained banned Australian opener David Warner for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), while releasing India’s Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha ahead of the player auction for the 2019 IPL, next month.Besides Saha, the others to face the axe are Englishmen Alex Hales and Chris Jordan, and West Indian T20I captain Carlos Brathwaite.In addition to Warner, SRH also retained six overseas players