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Afghanistan stun B’desh – 3-match series levelled at 1-1

DHAKA, Sept 28, (AFP): Afghanistan skipper Asghar Stanikzai top-scored 57 runs as his side shocked Bangladesh by claiming a two-wicket victory in the second one-day international to level the three-match series 1-1 in Dhaka Wednesday. Bowlers set up the win for Afghanistan as leg-spinner Rashid Khan took 3-35 and Mohammad …

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Khawaja, Smith peerless, Australia ‘thrash’ Ireland – Aussies win by 9 wickets

BENONI, South Africa, Sept 27, (AFP): Usman Khawaja and captain Steve Smith shared an unbeaten 126-run partnership as Australia romped to a nine-wicket win in a one-day international against Ireland at Willowmoore Park on Tuesday. Khawaja made 82 not out and Smith an unbeaten 59 as Australia chased down a …

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India celebrate their 500th Test in ‘style’ – Men in Blue thump NZ

KANPUR, India, Sept 26, (RTRS): India celebrated their 500th Test in style when they overcame New Zealand’s final dogged resistance with mesmeric spin and masterful swing to claim the series opener by 197 runs on Monday. New Zealand were always going to do well to manage anything more than delaying …

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Kuwait U-19 team all set for Cricket World Cup qualifier – Young players set to face top grade teams

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 24: Kuwait Cricket’s National U 19 team is all set to take up the challenge of facing top grade teams of the Asian zone as they arrive at Malaysia to participate in the ICC U 19 CWC Asia Qualifier Division 2, 2016, being hosted by Malaysian Cricket …

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Dilscoop inventor gets set for parting shot – India court quashes criminal proceedings against Dhoni

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Sept 5, (AFP): Retiring “Dilscoop” inventor Tillakaratne Dilshan has a last chance to showcase the audacious shot that bears his name when Sri Lanka play Australia in two Twenty20 internationals this week. The Sri Lankan’s cheeky ramp shot, in which he goes down on one knee and …

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Ahmed stars, Pakistan avoid Poms whitewash – England win series as tourists claim 5th ODI

CARDIFF, United Kingdom, Sept 4, (AFP): Sarfraz Ahmed made a classy 90 as Pakistan achieved a consolation four-wicket win in the fifth and final one-day international in Cardiff on Sunday. England, who still won the series 4-1, were on course for their first 5-0 home ODI sweep when Pakistan, chasing 303 …

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Australia beat Sri Lanka, win ODI series 4-1 – Warner’s ton powers Aussies 5-wicket triumph

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Sept 4, (AFP): Skipper David Warner’s fluent century and a disciplined bowling effort powered Australia to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the fifth one-day international in Pallekele as the visitors took the series 4-1 on Sunday. Australia, who took an unassailable 3-1 lead in Dambulla …

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Hales leads record-breaking England to series win – Pakistan suffer 169-run defeat

NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom, Aug 31, (AFP): Alex Hales’s stunning century provided the platform for England to post the highest ever one-day international total of 444 for three as they beat Pakistan by 169 runs at Trent Bridge. Victory in this day/night clash gave England an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the …

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Steyn sets up South Africa series win – Proteas rout New Zealand

CENTURION, South Africa, Aug 30, (AFP): Fast bowler Dale Steyn set up a series-clinching 204-run win for South Africa on the fourth day of the second and final Test against New Zealand at SuperSport Park on Tuesday. Steyn took three wickets with his first 11 balls of the innings and …

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Australia seal tense chase against Sri Lanka, lead series 2-1 , Aussies edge past hosts by 2 wickets

DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka, Aug 28, (AFP): Half-centurion George Bailey starred in Australia’s tense run chase as the visitors edged past Sri Lanka by two wickets in the third one-day international and took a 2-1 lead in Dambulla on Sunday. Australia chased down 227 in 46 overs to deny Sri Lankan …

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