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Shafiq, Sarfraz revive Pakistan to set up thrilling fifth day
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Shafiq, Sarfraz revive Pakistan to set up thrilling fifth day

October 9th, 2017 | by admin
Pakistan 262 and 198 for 5 (Shafiq 86*, Sarfraz 57*) need 119 to beat Sri Lanka 482 and 96 (Mendis 29, Wahab 4-41, Sohail 3-1) Chasing 136 at Abu Dhabi, Pakistan lost what seemed to be an un-losable Test. Having been 52 for 5 in...
Pakistan’s problems: ‘It’s kept me awake at night’
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Pakistan’s problems: ‘It’s kept me awake at night’

October 9th, 2017 | by admin
Before this series began, Pakistan were faced with a few questions. Some were familiar ones, like who should open. Others were new – who replaces Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan in the middle order, and how does that impact...
How India’s international players fared in the opening round
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How India’s international players fared in the opening round

October 9th, 2017 | by admin
M Vijay The India opener indiscreetly slashed a catch to slip for 4 in Tamil Nadu’s first innings against Andhra in Chennai before surviving an injury scare in the second because of an ankle sprain. He had retired hurt on...
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Assam used delaying tactics in final hour -Delhi coach

October 9th, 2017 | by admin
The drawn match between Delhi and Assam in the first Ranji Trophy round in New Delhi on Monday ended in controversy over a slow last hour. Delhi fell 30 runs short of securing an outright win, and their coach KP Bhaskar pointed...
How Railways rallied to defend 93 against UP
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How Railways rallied to defend 93 against UP

October 9th, 2017 | by admin
What does a coach tell a team that is defending 93 in a first-class match with a day and a half remaining? For Railways, the message from Pallav Vora was succinct: forget the 93 runs and think of the 10 wickets. A little over two...
Rabada’s ten-for wraps up crushing win
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Rabada’s ten-for wraps up crushing win

October 8th, 2017 | by admin
South Africa 573 for 4 dec (Markram 143, du Plessis 135*, Amla 132, Elgar 113, Subashis 3-118) beat Bangladesh 147 (Liton 70, Rabada 5-33, Olivier 3-40) and 172 (Mahmudullah 43, Imrul 32, Rabada 5-30, Phehlukwayo 3-36) by an...
Du Plessis impressed by Olivier’s ‘incredible effort’
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Du Plessis impressed by Olivier’s ‘incredible effort’

October 8th, 2017 | by admin
Duanne Olivier had one job: to do the same thing he did last summer. Except that he did it against an international batting line-up not a local one, with one of the most promising young bowlers on the global circuit at the other...
‘I’m a human being, I’m bound to make mistakes’ – Mushfiqur Rahim
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‘I’m a human being, I’m bound to make mistakes’ – Mushfiqur Rahim

October 8th, 2017 | by admin
Mushfiqur Rahim is hurting. Physically, after a Duanne Olivier bouncer that crashed into his helmet and emotionally, after copping the blame for Bangladesh’s worst Test defeat to South Africa and overall limp showing in the...
Mushfiqur losing his grip on Bangladesh captaincy
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Mushfiqur losing his grip on Bangladesh captaincy

October 8th, 2017 | by admin
There have been several occasions in the past three years when the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) could have removed Mushfiqur Rahim as Test captain but the clamour for his sacking, even within the board, has been at its loudest...
Saurashtra overpower Haryana in three-day finish
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Saurashtra overpower Haryana in three-day finish

October 8th, 2017 | by admin
Saurashtra 278 (Mankad 68, Hooda 6-61) beat Haryana 107 (Sanandia 4-44, Kushang 3-21, Unadkat 3-35) and 140 (Bishnoi 56, Jani 2-12) by an innings and 31 runs Haryana collapsed to 140 all out on the third day in Lahli as a...