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Cricket: Hazlewood, Haddin star as India all out for 408

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th December 2014

Cricket: Hazlewood, Haddin star as India all out for 408 BRISBANE: – Debutant Josh Hazlewood captured five wickets and Brad Haddin equalled a wicketkeeping record as Australia dismissed India for 408 in the second Test in Brisbane on Thursday. Paceman Hazlewood led the way with three scalps on the second morning as the Australians bounced back after Wednesday’s horror day in the field in sweltering...


Cricket: Williamson guides New Zealand to 299-5

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th December 2014

Cricket: Williamson guides New Zealand to 299-5 ABU DHABI: Skipper Kane Williamson hit a century to help steer New Zealand to 299-5 in the fourth day-night international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The 24-year-old right-hander scored 123 off 105 balls while opener Martin Guptill made 58 after New Zealand won the toss and batted on a conducive batting strip at...


Mahela, Afridi to be most experienced players in ICC World Cup 2015

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 15th December 2014

Mahela, Afridi to be most experienced players in ICC World Cup 2015 ISLAMABAD, Dec 15 (APP): Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene and Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi are in line to become the most experienced players in ICC Cricket World Cup history, after they were named in provisional squads for the tournament that starts on February 14. The two players made their World Cup debuts at the ICC Cricket World...


Cricket: Hafeez lifts Pakistan to 252 in second one-day

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th December 2014

Cricket: Hafeez lifts Pakistan to 252 in second one-day SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates: Opener Mohammad Hafeez hit a solid half-century as Pakistan made 252 all out in 48.3 overs in the second day-night international in Sharjah on Friday. Hafeez hit a 92-ball 76 with nine boundaries and a six while skipper Misbah-ul Haq chipped in with a 65-ball 47 to rescue Pakistan from a...


Cricket: Abbott back in groove with stunning spell

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th December 2014

Cricket: Abbott back in groove with stunning spell SYDNEY: – Sean Abbott, who delivered the ball that killed Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, proved he was back in the groove Friday with a stunning 6-14 as New South Wales demolished Queensland. There had been fears the 22-year-old fast bowler may have been too traumatised to play again after Hughes died from being hit by...


Blind Cricket team returns back to Pakistan but no one welcomes them on the airport

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th December 2014

Blind Cricket team returns back to Pakistan but no one welcomes them on the airport LAHORE: After acquiring second position in the World Cup, the Blind Cricket team returned back to Pakistan from South Africa, but there was not even a single authoritative person present there to welcome the team for their success, Aaj News reported. According to the reports, the Blind Cricket team successfully won the second position in...


Cricket: Warner hits emotional ton, Clarke retires hurt

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th December 2014

Cricket: Warner hits emotional ton, Clarke retires hurt ADELAIDE:- Australia’s David Warner paid fitting tribute to tragic batsman and close friend Phillip Hughes with a brilliant century Tuesday but skipper Michael Clarke retired hurt on day one of an emotional first Test against India. After pre-game tributes to Hughes, fatally struck while batting in a domestic game, Warner hit a first-ball boundary and...


Cricket: Australia v India 1st Test scoreboard

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th December 2014

Cricket: Australia v India 1st Test scoreboard ADELAIDE, Australia: Scoreboard at tea on the opening day of the first Test between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday: Australia 1st innings C. Rogers c Dhawan b I. Sharma  9 D. Warner not out             131 S. Watson c Dhawan b Aaron     14 M. Clarke retired hurt        60 S. Smith not out               17...


Hafeez suspended over bowling action

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th December 2014

Hafeez suspended over bowling action All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez was suspended for an illegal bowling action the International Cricket Council said Sunday, becoming the second Pakistan player after Saeed Ajmal to face sanction in the past three months. Hafeez, 34, had his action reported during the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi last month. “The ICC confirmed that an...


Cricket: New Zealand name 30-man World Cup squad

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 8th December 2014

Cricket: New Zealand name 30-man World Cup squad WELLINGTON:- New Zealand’s preliminary 30-man squad for the Cricket World Cup in February-March next year: Squad: Corey Anderson (Northern Knights), Hamish Bennett (Canterbury), Trent Boult (Northern Knights), Doug Bracewell (Central Stags), Neil Broom (Canterbury), Dean Brownlie (Northern Knights), Colin de Grandhomme (Auckland Aces), Anton Devcich (Northern Knights), Grant Elliott (Wellington Firebirds), Andrew Ellis (Canterbury), James...


Pakistan, India to play BCWC final

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th December 2014

Pakistan, India to play BCWC final ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will lock horns against arch rival India in the final of the Blind Cricket World Cup (BCWC) to be played at Wally Wilson Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa on Sunday (December 7). Pakistan outplayed England by 8 wickets in the first semi-final played at YMCA Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa on...


Cricket: Haddin seeks Australia’s support in wake of Hughes death

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th December 2014

Cricket: Haddin seeks Australia’s support in wake of Hughes death ADELAIDE, Australia: Vice-captain Brad Haddin said Saturday the Australia team needs the support of fans as it gears up to play an emotional first Test against India in Adelaide next week. The Australian players are back in training for Tuesday’s series opener just days after gathering at Macksville in New South Wales for the funeral...


Cricket: Sarfraz stars in Pakistan’s Twenty20 win over New Zealand

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th December 2014

Cricket: Sarfraz stars in Pakistan’s Twenty20 win over New Zealand DUBAI: Opener Sarfraz Ahmed made a career best 76 not out to guide Pakistan to a comfortable seven wicket win over New Zealand in the first of two Twenty20 internationals in Dubai on Thursday. Chasing a modest 136-run target, Pakistan were lifted by Ahmed’s 64-ball innings which had eight fours and two sixes as they...


Cricket: Clarke faces decision day ahead of first India Test

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th December 2014

Cricket: Clarke faces decision day ahead of first India Test ADELAIDE, Australia:- Australia captain Michael Clarke faces a fitness test at training on Saturday to check on his chances of playing in next week’s first Test against India, coach Darren Lehmann said. Clarke, troubled by a third hamstring setback since August, ran at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday before heading to Adelaide to join...


Cricket: Brothers Shaun and Mitchell Marsh in Australia’s Test squad

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th December 2014

Cricket: Brothers Shaun and Mitchell Marsh in Australia’s Test squad SYDNEY- Selectors called batsman Shaun Marsh into Australia’s Test squad Thursday as cover for recovering captain Michael Clarke ahead of next week’s opening Test with India. Marsh, 31, will join the original 12-man squad in Adelaide, where the rescheduled four-Test series begins against India on Tuesday. Clarke and his grief-stricken teammates attended Phillip Hughes’ funeral...


Cricket: Shaun Marsh added to Australia’s Test squad

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th December 2014

Cricket: Shaun Marsh added to Australia’s Test squad SYDNEY:- Selectors called batsman Shaun Marsh into Australia’s Test squad Thursday as cover for recovering captain Michael Clarke ahead of next week’s opening Test with India. Marsh, 31, will join the 12-man squad in Adelaide, where the rescheduled four-Test series begins against India on Tuesday. Clarke and his grief-stricken teammates attended Phillip Hughes’ funeral on...


Sangakkara completes 13,000 ODI runs

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd December 2014

Sangakkara completes 13,000 ODI runs HAMBANTOTA: Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara on Wednesday became only the fourth batsman in history to surpass the 13,000-run mark in one-day internationals, achieving the feat in his 386th match. The 37-year-old left-hander reached the landmark during the third match against England in Hambantota when he took a single off Chris Woakes to move to 13....


Cricket: Luminaries and fans gather for Hughes’ funeral

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd December 2014

Cricket: Luminaries and fans gather for Hughes’ funeral by Madeleine COOREY MACKSVILLE , Australia:- Cricket luminaries and fans Wednesday gathered for the emotional funeral of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, whose death from a freak on-field injury brought his grieving hometown to a standstill. Hughes, 25, and on the cusp of a recall to the Test team, died from bleeding on the brain last...


Cricket: Small town at standstill for Hughes funeral

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd December 2014

Cricket: Small town at standstill for Hughes funeral MACKSVILLE, Australia: Cricket bats stood silent sentry outside schools and homes, many adorned with messages for their favourite son, as the small Australian town of Macksville came to a standstill Wednesday for the funeral of Phillip Hughes. Green and gold ribbons marked the streets and shop fronts were taken over by moving tributes to the...


PCB ask ICC for Ajmal’s testing date

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd December 2014

PCB ask ICC for Ajmal’s testing date KARACHI:  The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked the ICC for a date for the official testing of Saeed Ajmal’s reworked action. Ajmal underwent his third unofficial test at Loughborough University on December 1 after which the PCB applied for a reassessment of his reworked action in order to have him available for next year’s...


Gayle out of West Indies tour of South Africa

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd December 2014

Gayle out of West Indies tour of South Africa MIAMI:- Opening batsman Chris Gayle is out of this month’s West Indies tour of South Africa because of injury, with Devon Smith called up to replace him. Gayle has not featured on the international stage since September and has struggled with a back injury although he recently played in South Africa’s ‘Ram Slam T20′ tournament....


Cricket: World Cup warm-ups announced

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd December 2014

Cricket: World Cup warm-ups announced SYDNEY: A series of World Cup warm-ups were announced Tuesday with South Africa facing Sri Lanka and New Zealand, England taking on the West Indies and Pakistan, and Australia against reigning champions India. A total of 14 games will be played at Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Christchurch from February 8-13 ahead of the tournament proper,...


Cricket: Adelaide could become new first India Test

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st December 2014

Cricket: Adelaide could become new first India Test SYDNEY:- India’s cricket team remained in Adelaide Monday rather than travel to Brisbane as Cricket Australia works out what to do about the postponed first Test after the tragic death of Phillip Hughes. The opening clash between the teams was due to start on Thursday at the Gabba but was put off following the death...


‘New Zealand gains one ranking position as Pakistan drops to fourth in ICC Test ranking

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st December 2014

‘New Zealand gains one ranking position as Pakistan drops to fourth in ICC Test ranking KARACHI: Pakistan has dropped one place to fourth in the  latest ICC Test Ranking following their innings defeat against New Zealand in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates on Sunday while  New Zealand has gained one ranking point and now lies two points adrift of sixth place India. Pakistan had entered the series in third position with...


Younis, Gul named in ODI squad, Fawad overlooked for series against Kiwis

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st December 2014

Younis, Gul named in ODI squad, Fawad overlooked for series against Kiwis KARACHI: Ace batsman Younis Khan and paceman Umar Gul returned to Pakistan’s One-day squad while Fawad Alam was over looked for the 5-match series against New Zealand starting next week, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Sunday. Younis, who was not considered in Pakistan squad for one-day series against Australia was recalled after an outstanding...


Cricket: Israeli umpire dies after being struck by ball

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th November 2014

Cricket: Israeli umpire dies after being struck by ball An umpire and former captain of Israel’s national cricket team died Saturday after being hit by a ball, just two days after the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes due to a freak head injury left the sports world reeling. The Israel cricket association said Hillel Oscar died after being hit by a ball which...


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