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Latham inspires greatest chase, Black Caps stun India by 6 wkts – Kohli scores 31st century

MUMBAI, Oct 22, (AFP): Kane Williamson hailed century-maker Tom Latham and Ross Taylor for inspiring “one of the greatest chases ever” after New Zealand stunned India by six wickets in the first ODI Sunday. Latham scored 103 and Taylor made 95 as the batsmen put on a massive 200-run partnership to …

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Sri Lanka hand Pakistan 1st Test series ‘defeat’ in UAE – Five-wicket Perera shines

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct 10, (AP): Pakistan’s record of never having lost a test cricket series in the United Arab Emirates ended on Tuesday when Sri Lanka won the second match by 68 runs and swept the series. The gulf country has been Pakistan’s home away from home since …

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Australia crush India in 2nd T20 to level series – Behrendorff takes four wickets for 21 to set up easy win

GUWAHATI, India, Oct 10, (AP): Australia swept to a crushing eight-wicket victory over India in their second Twenty20 on Tuesday, after Moises Henriques and Travis Head piled on an unbeaten 109-run partnership for the second wicket to level the three-match series. Australia needed only 15.3 overs to reach 122-2 in …

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‘Kuwait ban unacceptable, disappointing’ – Al-Ahli Academy players have bright future: Bibo

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 7: Former players of Egypt’s national football team and Al-Ahli Football Club Walid Salah El-Din and Khalid Bibo expressed their disappointment concerning the absence of Kuwait’s national team in the international arena. They insisted that this is unacceptable and disappointing for everyone because the team always plays …

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India thrash Australia to win ODI series 4-1 – Hosts beat tourists by 7 wickets

NAGPUR, India, Oct 1, (AFP): Opener Rohit Sharma hit a dominant century as India thrashed Australia by seven wickets in the fifth and final one-day international on Sunday, clinching the series 4-1. Chasing 243 for victory, the hosts rode on Sharma’s 109-ball 125 to achieve their target in 42.5 overs …

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Stokes included in Ashes squad after arrest – Three uncapped players get nod

LONDON, Sept 27, (RTRS): England all-rounder Ben Stokes was named on Wednesday in a 16-man squad for the Ashes tour to Australia after being arrested earlier in the week for an altercation outside a Bristol nightclub. Stokes, England’s highest-profile cricketer and vice-captain of the test team, was held on suspicion …

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Pandya stars in rain-hit India win – Men in Blue lead Australia in 5-match series

CHENNAI, India, Sept 17, (AFP): All-rounder Hardik Pandya starred with the bat and ball to help India defeat Australia by 26 runs in the rain-hit opening one-day international in Chennai on Sunday. Chasing a revised target of 164 in 21 overs, the visitors were frustrated by wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal …

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Pakistan celebrate international revival with victory over World XI – Hosts beat tourists by 20 runs

LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept 12, (AFP): Pakistan Tuesday took a giant step towards reviving international cricket at home with a 20-run victory over the World XI in a match before excited crowds amid tight security. The Twenty20 match, accorded international status by the International Cricket Council, is only the second time …

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‘Aussies will have advantage in India’ – No excuses

NEW DELHI, Sept 12, (AFP): Former skipper Michael Clarke said Tuesday the Australians would likely upstage hosts India in the upcoming one-day series thanks to their stints with the Indian Premier League. The Steve Smith-led side, which lost the Test series 2-1 to India earlier this year, will play five …

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