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No play on day three in Christchurch

CHRISTCHURCH: The third day of the second cricket Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh was abandoned because of rain on Sunday without a ball being bowled, leaving the match closely balanced with two extended days remaining. After bringing an early end to play on the second day, rain continued throughout ...

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Tennis no. 1 Andy Murray crashes out of Australian Open after shock defeat

Andy Murray won’t be breaking his Australian Open title drought this year after a stunning fourth-round loss to 50th-ranked Mischa Zverev. The top-ranked Murray, a five-time Australian Open finalist, was unsettled by the left-handed serve and volleyer in a 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 upset loss Sunday on Rod Laver Arena. ...

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Pakistan face daunting 353-run chase against Australia in 4th ODI

Opening batsman David Warner continued his hot run of form at the Sydney Cricket Ground when he made 130 Sunday to lead Australia to 353/6 as it batted first in the 4th One Day International (ODI) against Pakistan. It was Warner’s sixth century in his last 11 innings in Sydney, ...

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Azhar set to lead Pakistan in must-win fourth one-dayer today

SYDNEY: Pakistan are set to be boosted by the return of captain Azhar Ali for their must-win clash in the fourth One-day International against Australia in Sydney on Sunday. The skipper missed the second and third matches of the ODI series due to a hamstring injury but he completed a ...

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Arthur defends Junaid over Perth no-balls

SYDNEY: Despite pacer Junaid Khan’s costly blunder in Thursday’s third ODI loss to Australia, Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has said that the paceman is not a serial no-ball offender. Australia, chasing 264 for victory at Perth, should have been in all sorts of trouble at 46-3 after debutant Peter ...

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Punjab govt prohibits other sporting events to ensure watertight security for PSL final

LAHORE: In order to ensure foolproof security arrangements for the high-profile final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Lahore on March 5, the Punjab government has advised the Pakistan Cricket Board and Sports Board Punjab not to hold any other sporting event in the province during Feb 25-March 9, ...

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Yuvraj, Dhoni power India to series victory

CUTTACK: Veterans Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned back the clock with blistering centuries to set up India’s series clinching 15-run win against England in the second One-day International here on Thursday. England skipper Eoin Morgan struck a valiant 102 as the visitors, who were chasing 382 for victory, ...

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Smith, Handscomb crush sloppy Pakistan

PERTH: Captain Steve Smith notched an unbeaten century and debutant Peter Handscomb scored 82 in Australia’s emphatic seven-wicket victory in the third One-day International against Pakistan on Thursday. Smith made 108 off 104 balls while Handscomb caught off a no-ball before he had scored and then dropped on 10 went ...

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Australia win toss and bowl in Perth ODI

Australian captain Steven Smith won the toss and put Pakistan in to bat Thursday with the five one-day international series tied at one all. Australia chose to rest star paceman Mitchell Starc. He was replaced by rookie quick Billy Stanlake, who bowled just three overs in his international debut in ...

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Handscomb to make ODI debut as Pakistan bid for another win

PERTH: Middle-order batsman Peter Handscomb will make his limited overs debut for Australia against the resurgent Pakistan side in the third One-day International in Perth on Thursday. Handscomb replaces the injured Mitchell Marsh after a highly successful introduction to Test cricket in which the 25-year-old scored two centuries and two ...

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