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Rabada ruled out of IPL with back injury

  CAPE TOWN: The world’s top-ranked Test bowler Kagiso Rabada has been ruled out of the Indian Premier League after being diagnosed with a lower back stress reaction, Cricket South Africa said on Thursday. Rabada was due to play for the Delhi Daredevils in this year’s IPL Twenty20 competition, but is now in a race […]

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Warner too accepts punishment, says he won’t challenge ban

  MELBOURNE: Considered the ‘plotter-in-chief’ in the ball-tampering scandal, David Warner on Thursday said he has “fully accepted” the sanction imposed on him by Cricket Australia, ending speculations that he may challenge the punishment. Warner, captain Steve Smith and young Cameron Bancroft were handed bans up to one year by CA last week following the […]

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  World record beckons Paes in Davis Cup tie against China

TIANJIN (CHINA),Veteran Leander Paes will make yet another attempt to create the Davis Cup record for the most doubles win as India clash with China in their den in a new two-day format for a place in the World Group Play-offs, in Tianjin on Friday. The 44-year-old Paes is tied on 42 wins with Italian […]

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No excuse for teams not to tour Pakistan now : Sarfraz

No excuse for teams not to tour Pakistan now : Sarfraz

KARACHI: Pakistan’s captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has said that following the successful Pakistan vs West Indies series, there is no excuse left for other teams to not visit Pakistan to play cricket in the future. Speaking to the media after Pakistan’s clean sweep in three-match series against West Indies, the skipper said that Pakistan has proved […]

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Pakistan make clean sweep in 3-T20I series against West Indies

Pakistan make clean sweep in 3-T20I series against West Indies

KARACHI: Pakistan defeated West Indies again, this time by eight wickets, to complete a 3-0 clean sweep of the Twenty20 International series here at the national Stadium on Tuesday night. Chasing a target of 154, Pakistan completed their third consecutive victory with 19 balls remaining. All four top order batsmen performed well: First Fakhar Zaman […]

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Smith, Bancroft confirm they won’t appeal ban

Smith, Bancroft confirm they won’t appeal ban

SYDNEY: Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft will not challenge the bans handed out to them by Cricket Australia for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. “I meant what I said about taking full responsibility as captain of the team. I won’t be challenging the sanctions,” Smith said in a statement posted on […]

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Ronaldo spearheads Real’s rout of Juve

Turin (Italy) :Cristiano Ronaldo led Real Madrid to a resounding 3-0 victory over Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final here, scoring twice — the second with a bicycle kick for the ages — and assisting on the third goal. The Portugal star boosted his goal total for the current Champions League […]

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Monica advances in Monterrey Open

Monterrey (Mexico) Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig defeated Nicole Gibbs of the US in straight sets in the Round of 32 of the Monterrey Open tennsi tournament. The reigning Olympic champion, ranked 68th in the world, saw off world 177 Gibbs 6-3, 6-3 on Tuesday night to enter the round of 16 where she will face […]

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Philander’s six-for demolishes Australia in a session

Philander’s six-for demolishes Australia in a session

Johannesburg: Vernon Philander grabbed six wickets in a devastating spell of swing bowling as South Africa crushed Australia by a record 492 runs to clinch the four-match series 3-1 at the Wanderers on Tuesday. The scandal-hit tourists had promised to fight for a draw on the final day to end a controversial tour on a […]

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Brilliant Babar, Talat take Pakistan 2-0 up in Windies series

Brilliant Babar, Talat take Pakistan 2-0 up in Windies series

KARACHI: Pakistan recorded their second successive victory against West Indies to wrap the three-match T20I series 2-0 with one match remaining here at the National Stadium on Monday night. This is Pakistan’s seventh successive T20I series win and thus Pakistan have consolidated their No. 1 ranking in the shortest form of cricket. Besides, Sarfraz Ahmed […]