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Moeen sends South Africa spinning to 1st Test defeat – England beat S. Africa by 211 runs

LONDON, July 9, (AFP): Moeen Ali took six wickets as England beat South Africa by 211 runs to win the first Test at Lord’s with more than a day to spare on Sunday. The Proteas, set 331 to win, collapsed to 119 all out inside 37 overs. The result meant …

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England women’s record-breakers run riot against Proteas – Australia thrash Pakistan by 159 runs

LONDON, July 6, (AFP): Tammy Beaumont and Sarah Taylor’s record-breaking stand of 275 laid the foundations for England’s 68-run win over South Africa in a Women’s World Cup group match at Bristol on Wednesday. The England pair recorded the highest-ever partnership in Women’s World Cup history, as well as the …

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Dickwella, Gunathilaka give Sri Lanka ‘big win’ – Hosts humble Zimbabwe by 8 wickets

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka, July 6, (AFP): Openers Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka hit sublime centuries to help Sri Lanka humble Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the third One-Day International in Hambantota on Thursday. Chasing 311 for victory, the hosts rode on a 229-run opening stand between Dickwella (102) and Gunathilaka …

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Holder ‘inspires’ WI to stunning win over India – West Indies snatch 11-run victory

NORTH SOUND, Antigua and Barbuda, July 3, (AFP): West Indies captain Jason Holder led from the front with a five-wicket haul as his side snatched an 11-run win over India in the fourth one-day international in Antigua on Sunday. India came into the match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium …

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Hasaranga bags hat-trick as Sri Lanka ‘crush’ Zimbabwe – Hosts beat tourists by seven wickets

GALLE, Sri Lanka, July 2, (AFP): Teenager Wanidu Hasaranga took a hat-trick on his international debut as Sri Lanka took revenge on Zimbabwe with a seven wicket drubbing in their second one day international on Sunday. Fellow-spinner Lakshan Sandakan also took four wickets, to earn the man-of-the-match award, as Sri …

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Spinners on song as India down Windies – Tourists beat WI by 93 runs, take 2-0 series lead

NORTH SOUND, Antigua and Barbuda, July 1, (AFP): Effective spin bowling and indiscreet shot selection combined to give India an ultimately comfortable 93-run victory over the West Indies in a low-scoring third fixture of a five-match One-Day International series on Friday. Set a target of 252 at the Sir Vivian …

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Ruthless India cruise into semis – Woeful South Africa eliminated

LONDON, June 11, (AFP): India swept into the Champions Trophy semifinals and eliminated woeful South Africa as Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kholi inspired the holders’ eight-wicket victory on Sunday. Kohli’s side avoided the embarrassment of an early exit as they survived a do or die showdown to advance from Group …

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Sri Lanka’s epic run chase stuns India, keeps alive challenge – Mendis inspires famous seven-wicket win over holders

LONDON, June 8, (AFP): Sri Lanka staged a superb run chase to stun India and keep alive their Champions Trophy challenge as Kusal Mendis inspired a famous seven-wicket victory over the holders on Thursday. Needing 322 to avoid a second successive Group B defeat, Sri Lanka powered to a memorable …

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India savours ‘Mother of all Mismatches’ – Pakistan overhaul urged after shameful defeat

NEW DELHI, June 5, (AFP): Now unbeaten against Pakistan for more than three years, India on Monday celebrated a thumping win over their arch-rivals to launch their defence of the Champions Trophy. Skipper Virat Kohli hit a blistering 81 as India thrashed Pakistan by 124 runs in a rain-affected game …

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South Africa’s Rabada sparks England slump – Proteas win by seven wickets

LONDON, May 29, (AFP): Kagiso Rabada sparked a dramatic England collapse as South Africa won by seven wickets to record a consolation win in the third one-day international at Lord’s on Monday. England slumped to 20 for six — the first time in an ODI that six wickets had gone …

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