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Ashwin lauds India’s improved death bowling
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Ashwin lauds India’s improved death bowling

March 1st, 2016 | by admin
The reemergence of 36-year old Ashish Nehra, and the emergence of 22-year old Jasprit Bumrahhas given India a lot of confidence at the start and end of a bowling innings. Both men have the skills to swing the ball in the...
Pakistan overcome hiccups for seven-wicket win
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Pakistan overcome hiccups for seven-wicket win

February 29th, 2016 | by admin
Pakistan 131 for 3 (Malik 63*, Akmal 50*, Javed 3-36) beat UAE 129 for 6 (Anwar 46, Amir 2-6, Irfan 2-30) by seven wickets UAE’s decision to bat seemed a bit like someone doing away with the veggies so they could get to the...
Sri Lanka seek answers against in-form India
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Sri Lanka seek answers against in-form India

February 29th, 2016 | by admin
Big Picture India, seven wins from their last eight T20s, are fresh from a high-octane triumph against their greatest rivals. Sri Lanka, having lost six of their last eight T20s, have been comprehensively beaten by a team they...
Side strain ends Mustafizur’s Asia Cup
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Side strain ends Mustafizur’s Asia Cup

February 29th, 2016 | by admin
Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman has been ruled ouf of the remainder of the Asia Cup T20 with a side strain. He has been replaced by Tamim Iqbal, who returned to Dhaka on Monday from paternity leave. Mustafizur picked up...
Mathews defends Chameera’s late show
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Mathews defends Chameera’s late show

February 29th, 2016 | by admin
Despite playing on what stand-in captain Angelo Mathews described as “a brilliant wicket”, Sri Lanka couldn’t find boundaries for seven consecutive overs against Bangladesh during which the required run-rate...
Sabbir’s one-man act too much for Sri Lanka
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Sabbir’s one-man act too much for Sri Lanka

February 28th, 2016 | by admin
Bangladesh 147 for 7 (Sabbir 80, Chameera 3-30) beat Sri Lanka 124 for 8 (Chandimal 37, Al-Amin 3-34) by 23 runs After they ran into early trouble, Sabbir Rahman scored more than half of Bangladesh’s runs. Their bowlers...
Kohli fined for dissent after dismissal
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Kohli fined for dissent after dismissal

February 28th, 2016 | by admin
India batsman Virat Kohli has been fined 30% of his match fee for violating the ICC Code of Conduct by showing dissent after he was given out in the Asia Cup game against Pakistan in Mirpur. Kohli admitted to the offence and...
Mohammad Amir’s sensational first over
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Mohammad Amir’s sensational first over

February 28th, 2016 | by admin
When everyone thought the game was over after India bundled out Pakistan for 83 in Mirpur, Mohammad Amir conjured up a spectacular first over to begin the Indian chase. Here’s how our ball-by-ball commentator described the...
‘Low-scoring pitches not good practice for World T20’ – Dhoni
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‘Low-scoring pitches not good practice for World T20’ – Dhoni

February 27th, 2016 | by admin
India captain MS Dhoni said that the pitches in Mirpur during the Asia Cup haven’t been conducive for T20s but such conditions are helping his team’s batsmen to play with more circumspection. His bowlers hit his...
Kohli v Amir I – A gripping duel
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Kohli v Amir I – A gripping duel

February 27th, 2016 | by admin
  It may have lasted only 15 balls, but their electric contest was the treat of the match At the end of the ninth over, bowled by Wahab Riaz, Virat Kohli was taking a break with Yuvraj Singh. The 12th man had come in with...