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New Zealand win series as second test drawn vs England

CHRISTCHURCH: Gritty tailenders Ish Sodhi and Neil Wagner held out for a dramatic draw in the second Test on Tuesday to give New Zealand the series 1-0 and extend England’s dismal away record. England were just four wickets from victory when the second new ball was taken before tea but they could only prise out…

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Williamson named Sunrisers captain after Warner exit

New Delhi: Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday named New Zealand’s Kane Williamson as captain after scandal-tainted Australian David Warner withdrew. “I have accepted the role to stand in as captain for this season. It’s an exciting opportunity with a talented group of players,” the 27-year-old Kiwi skipper said in a statement released…

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March 25: The day Pakistan won cricket world cup in 1992

KARACHI: Twenty six years ago today, Imran Khan’s cornered tigers had defeated team England to win Pakistan’s first World Cup in 1992. One of the members of 1992 World Cup winning squad Javed Miandad said they didn’t even dream of winning the world cup as his team was consecutively losing matches in the start of…

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Williamson hits tons record in rain-hit England Test

Auckland: Kane Williamson’s New Zealand-record 18th Test century brightened an otherwise wet and gloomy day two as the hosts tightened their grip on the first Test against England on Friday. Williamson’s 102 provided a rare moment of cheer on a truncated day when play was restricted to 23.1 overs with only 54 runs scored. The…

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England coach ’embarrassed’ at shocking collapse

Auckland: England coach Trevor Bayliss admitted he was “embarrassed” on Thursday after a collapse to 58 all out against New Zealand which left him struggling for answers. “It was a very poor effort today, it just simply wasn’t good enough,” Bayliss said, at the end of one of the worst days in England Test history….

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S.Africa’s Rabada to learn ban appeal result by Wednesday

Cape Town: Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada will learn the result of his appeal against a ban for the remaining two Tests against Australia within 48 hours following a hearing on Monday, Cricket South Africa said. The hearing, via teleconference with judicial commissioner Michael Heron of New Zealand, lasted for more than five hours. Cricket South…

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Ross Taylor’s heroic 181 helps New Zealand defeat England

DUNEDIN: Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor smashed an unbeaten 181 runs on Wednesday during the fourth ODI between New Zealand and England, levelling the series 2-2.  New Zealand were chasing a formidable 336-run target by England and all seemed lost as the home side were reeling at 2/2. In came Ross Taylor and a plethora of…

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Ali, Rashid spin England to dramatic win over New Zealand

Wellington: Moeen Ali was as surprised as anyone as he combined with Adil Rashid to plunder New Zealand’s batting stocks in England’s dramatic four-run victory in the third one-day international in Wellington on Saturday. Not even an unbeaten 112 by Kane Williamson could save New Zealand after their top order disappeared in Ali and Rashid’s…

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Stokes steers England home in second New Zealand ODI

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand: All-rounder Ben Stokes set aside his off-field troubles to steer England to a six-wicket win in the second one-day international against New Zealand on Wednesday.            The 26-year-old produced a man-of-the-match performance in just his second appearance for England since being sidelined over a club incident five…

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Buttler, Root fifties push England to 284

HAMILTON: Jos Buttler and Joe Root scored half-centuries to push England to 284 for eight batting first in the one-day international against New Zealand in Hamilton on Sunday. The pre-match hype surrounded the return of Ben Stokes but his was a short-lived contribution while Buttler and Root held the innings together. Stokes, returning for his…

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Australia down New Zealand in T20 final, take number one ranking

Auckland:Australia cruised to a 19-run victory in a rain-affected T20 tri-series final with New Zealand Wednesday to claim the world number one ranking in the shortest form of the game for the first time. New Zealand struggled to 150 for nine after electing to bat first at Auckland’s Eden Park but failing to repeat the…

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State of emergency declared as Cyclone Gita hits New Zealand

NEWS DESK: A number of districts in New Zealand’s South Island have declared a state of emergency as the remains of Cyclone Gita pummel the country, reported The Independent with additional input by Reuters. Heavy rains ahead of the storm’s arrival brought floods in Christchurch. More than 40 schools were shut and roads were closed…

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New Zealand Cricket backs Eden Park for T20 final

Wellington: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) defended Eden Park Tuesday amid criticism the Auckland venue is too small to host international fixtures such as the T20 tri-series final. The decider on Wednesday features New Zealand and Australia, who produced a run-fest at the same ground on Friday that left some purists fuming. A total of 488…

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England win battle, but Munro ensures New Zealand win the war

HAMILTON: An aggressive Colin Munro belted New Zealand into the Twenty20 tri-series final against Australia despite England claiming their final round-robin match by two runs in Hamilton on Sunday. Munro plundered the England attack at the top of the New Zealand innings, equalling the sixth-fastest half-century of all time in cricket’s shortest form as he…

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Watch: Australia pull off world record T20 chase against New Zealand

Eden Park was transformed into a T20 batting paradise as Australia pulled off a world-record run chase against New Zealand in Auckland, reducing Martin Guptill’s 49-ball hundred – and a host of other records – to a footnote.

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Australia set record run chase to beat New Zealand

AUCKLAND: Australia completed the highest run chase in Twenty20 history to beat New Zealand by five wickets and maintain their unbeaten record in the T20 tri-series in Auckland on Friday. In a roller-coaster match, the Black Caps set an imposing target of 244 on the back of opener Martin Guptill’s century but the Australians overhauled…

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Williamson fires New Zealand to T20 win over England

WELLINGTON: Captain Kane Williamson silenced his critics with a half century as New Zealand defeated England by 12 runs in the fourth match of the T20 tri-series in Wellington Tuesday, severely denting the tourists’ hopes of making the final. Williamson top-scored with 72 from 46 balls and opener Martin Guptill contributed 65 as the Black…

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India on top in Test rankings

DUBAI: International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the latest Test rankings, Samaa reported on Tuesday. According to details, India tops the Test rankings for teams while South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and England are at second, third, fourth and fifth place respectively. Sri Lanka is at sixth place while Pakistan holds the seventh spot in the…

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Babar Azam tops T20I player rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has topped the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for T20I Batsmen, following the conclusion of their series which the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 champions won 2-1. Babar was rewarded for finishing as the leading run-scorer in the series (109 runs) with a rise of 11 places that has put him…

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Watch: Angry Sarfraz shouts at Martin Guptill during 3rd T20

During the sensational final, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed was seen shouting at New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill. The Green Shirts clinched the Twenty20 series and came up as best Twenty20 side in the world after beating Kiwis in the final. Watch: New Zealand Fall of Wickets in 3rd T20 against Pakistan

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Watch: Fakhar Zaman’s brilliant batting in final T20 vs New Zealand

Batting first on a friendly wicket, Pakistan reached 181 for six. Later, the Green Shirts bulldozed Kiwis at 163 for six in their 20 overs in final Twenty20 match in Mount Maunganui. Opener Fakhar Zaman made 46 off 36 at the top of the innings, leading Pakistan to series victory as the team laid claim…

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