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West Indies captain Jason Holder has called legspinner Devendra Bishoo “the main man” ahead of the second Test against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. Bishoo’s match haul of 9 for 184 helped West Indies seal a 117-run win in the first Test, and with both games being played at the same ground conditions are once again likely
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Sri Lanka coach Nic Pothas is looking at their dismal streak of losing seven straight limited-overs matches in the UAE as “five defeats and two good games”. When Sri Lanka lost a thrilling T20 on Friday night in Abu Dhabi by two wickets, it was their 15th consecutive loss in limited-overs matches, having last won
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Pakistan 125 for 8 (Sarfraz 28, Shehzad 27, Thisara 3-24) beat Sri Lanka 124 for 9 (Gunathilaka 51, Samarawickrama 32, Faheem 3-16) by two wickets Thisara Perera exults after taking a wicket AFP There was a hat-trick from Faheem Ashraf, and a Sri Lankan collapse that saw them lose eight wickets for 14 runs. That might
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South Africa 195 for 4 (De Kock 59, De Villiers 49, Mehidy 2-31) beat Bangladesh 175 for 9 (Sarkar 47, Phehlukwayo 2-25) by 20 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Quinton De Kock smashed 59 off 44 balls CHARL DEVENISH/AFP/Getty Images Another match, another win for South Africa: nothing much has changed on this tour. The hosts took
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Sarfraz Ahmed was relieved and scared in the aftermath of being the target of an allegedly corrupt approach. The Pakistan captain reported the approach last week and though the PCB did confirm a player was approached with a fixing offer, it refrained officially from revealing the identity of the player at the time. It had
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Sri Lanka Cricket is placing a renewed focus on provincial cricket, as part of broader plans to revamp the country’s ailing domestic cricket structure. A new domestic format will see the first-class season conclude with a four-team Super Provincial Tournament, in which some of the best players in Sri Lanka will compete. District teams will
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Michael Papps and Luke Woodcock put on 432, the biggest opening partnership in New Zealand’s first-class history, as Wellington ran roughshod over Auckland in a three-day finish at the Basin Reserve. Auckland, who saw Wellington blast 553 for 3 declared after being shot out for 66, fared slightly better in the second innings, but it
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Australia’s captain Steven Smith has taken the responsibility for New South Wales’ (NSW) contentious decision to drop last season’s leading Sheffield Shield run-maker Ed Cowan, stating that he wished to see more of the younger left-hander Daniel Hughes ahead of the international season. While not an official NSW selector, Smith said he had involvement in
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Opening batsman M Vijay has returned to India’s Test side for the first two Tests against Sri Lanka. Vijay had missed the Tests on the Sri Lanka tour due to a wrist injury. The three-Test series against Sri Lanka will begin from November 16 in Kolkata. Virat Kohli (capt), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan,
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South Africa 369 for 6 (du Plessis 91, de Kock 73, Markram 66, Mehidy 2-59) beat Bangladesh 169 (Shakib 63, Paterson 3-44) by 200 runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball details South Africa strode to a clean sweep over Bangladesh with a third dominating performance marred only by an injury to Faf du Plessis. The captain suffered
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Thisara Perera slams one into the leg side © Associated Press Allrounder Thisara Perera will lead a new-look, 16-man Sri Lankan squad to play the T20I series against Pakistan starting next Thursday. The shake-up is the result of some first-choice players – including the regular limited-overs captain Upul Tharanga –
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Fast bowlers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami returned to India’s ODI squad for the first three of five-match series against Australia. India have also chosen to be without R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja – as they were in their most recent 50-over series, when they whitewashed Sri Lanka 5-0. Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad, however,
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Restricting the duration of high-value contracts to five years and being transparent in the tendering process has proved to be a fruitful exercise for the BCCI, which has raked in close to INR 20,000 crore (approx US $3.12 billion) across three mega deals sealed in the past six months – Monday’s record-breaking IPL rights deal
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