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Karthik’s last-ball six gifts India title – Bangladesh fall

COLOMBO, March 18, (AFP): Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik hit a last-ball six in his blazing cameo to help India edge out Bangladesh by four wickets and clinch the Twenty20 tri-series title in Colombo on Sunday. Karthik hit 29 off just eight balls to get India past their 167-run target in a …

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Cricket-India win tri-series after Karthik blitz in tense final

COLOMBO, March 18 (Reuters) – India survived late drama in a pulsating final to clinch the Twenty20 tri-series after Dinesh Karthik smashed the final ball for a six to secure their thrilling four-wicket victory against a gallant Bangladesh side on Sunday. With India needing 34 runs off the last two …

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Cricket-Bangladesh’s Shakib, Nurul fined following Friday fracas

COLOMBO, March 17 (Reuters) – Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan and reserve player Nurul Hasan have been fined 25 percent of their match fees and handed one demerit point each for code of conduct breaches during Friday’s ill-tempered Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka. Ugly scenes unfolded during the closing stages …

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Sharma, Sundar take India into final – Rahim unbeaten half ton goes in vain

COLOMBO, March 14, (AFP): Skipper Rohit Sharma and off-spinner Washington Sundar helped India enter the Twenty20 tri-series final with a 17-run win over Bangladesh in Colombo on Wednesday. Sharma’s dominant 89 guided India to 176-3 and then Sundar claimed three wickets to restrict Bangladesh to 159-6 at the R. Premadasa …

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Mushfiqur leads B’desh to record chase – Sri Lanka beaten by 5 wickets

COLOMBO, March 10, (AFP): Mushfiqur Rahim hit a blazing half-century to help Bangladesh chase down a record 215 and beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in a thrilling Twenty20 international of the tri-series in Colombo on Saturday. Rahim smashed an unbeaten 72 off 35 balls as the visitors achieved their …

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NZ edge England, level series – Injured Taylor hammers career-best 181

DUNEDIN, New Zealand, March 7, (AFP): Injury-hit Ross Taylor played through the pain to score a remarkable unbeaten 181 and seal a series-levelling win for New Zealand in the fourth one-day international against England Wednesday. Taylor limped through much of his innings in Dunedin after aggravating a thigh injury, but …

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4 Nations Cricket Trophy to be held in Kuwait

  KUWAIT CITY, March 3: In commemoration with our National and Liberation holidays and Under the able guidance and Chairmanship of Mr Taher Bastaki and his deputy Mahmoud Abdullah KVCC is all set to celebrate on 10th march a day full of excitement by holding 4 Nations Trophy consisting Pakistan, …

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Ali, Rashid spin England to dramatic win over NZ – Fourth match to be played in Dunedin on Wednesday

WELLINGTON, March 3, (AFP): Moeen Ali was as surprised as anyone as he combined with Adil Rashid to plunder New Zealand’s batting stocks in England’s dramatic four-run victory in the third one-day international in Wellington on Saturday. Not even an unbeaten 112 by Kane Williamson could save New Zealand after …

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Sharma’s ton helps India secure ODI series victory – Tourists beat South Africa by 73 runs

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Feb 13, (AFP): Rohit Sharma ended a personal South African hoodoo and set up a series win for India in the fifth one-day international at St George’s Park on Tuesday. Sharma’s 115 was his first major innings in three tours of South Africa — and India’s …

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Kohli colossal again as India smash South Africa – Men in Blue extend series lead

CAPE TOWN, Feb 7, (AFP): Indian captain Virat Kohli hit 160 not out and led India to a third successive convincing win in the third One-Day International against South Africa at Newlands on Wednesday. India won by 124 runs to take a 3-0 lead in the six-match series. “We can’t …

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