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Reactions after defeat: Mark the difference

How to calibrate your reaction once you have been soundly defeated and whitewashed by your rivals? Know answer to this question from Pakistan’s head coach Mickey Arthur who laughed away the shameful defeat. He behaved as though his team lifted the cup. In contrast, Indian skipper Virat Kohli behaved in absolutely different manner after his…

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Watch: NZealand’s Munro hits first T20 record

New Zealand’s master blaster Colin Munro became the first cricketer to score three centuries in as many international Twenty20s, going one clear of four other players, including the West Indies’ Chris Gayle. Watch his heroics in this clip.

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With historic record, New Zealand’s Munro crushes Windies in 3rd T20

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: New Zealand’s master blaster Colin Munro attributed his record-setting century to sink the West Indies in the third Twenty20 in Mount Maunganui on Wednesday to a hit-and-hope philosophy. “I try and go out there and swing from ball one and see what happens,” he said after blazing 104 off 53 deliveries. On the…

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‘Unique’ Wagner an artist at work, says New Zealand coach

HAMILTON: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson heaped special praise Wednesday on Neil Wagner, whose bouncing barrage wreaked havoc in the West Indies ranks to set up a Test series sweep. Wagner took 14 wickets at 18.28 in the two Tests as he tormented the West Indies with his short deliveries angling into the body. “No…

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Hostile Wagner destroys West Indies as New Zealand sweep series

Hamilton: A brutal spell from Neil Wagner, including three wickets and a broken arm, led New Zealand to a comprehensive victory over the West Indies in Hamilton on Tuesday. The tourists, set a target of 444, folded to be nine for 203 at tea on day four with Sunil Ambris retired hurt and unable to…

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New Zealand to rest key players for Windies one-dayers

HAMILTON: New Zealand are to rest senior players including Kane Williamson and Tim Southee for part of the upcoming limited-overs series against the West Indies. “It’s a long summer, so for those guys playing in all three formats it’s important we keep them fresh and build depth leading into a World Cup year,” selector Gavin…

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West Indies in trouble after Taylor record sets monumental target

HAMILTON: A record-equalling 17th century by Ross Taylor had New Zealand closing in on a series sweep against the West Indies after day three of the second Test in Hamilton on Monday. The West Indies, set a world-record target of 444 to win, were in trouble at 30 for two by stumps with two full…

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Southee strikes after helping New Zealand to 373

HAMILTON: Tim Southee found immediate form on his return to Test cricket as New Zealand regained the upper hand over the West Indies on day two of the second Test in Wellington on Sunday. Southee featured in a 61-run stand for the 10th wicket with Trent Boult as New Zealand advanced their overnight 286 for…

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New Zealand look to bowlers after West Indies late charge

HAMILTON: New Zealand drew positives from their batting collapse on day one of the second Test against the West Indies in Hamilton on Saturday, saying the signs looked good for their bowlers. The hosts slumped from 154 for one to be 286 for seven at stumps, at one stage losing four top-middle order batsmen for…

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West Indies make New Zealand bat in series decider

WELLINGTON: The West Indies won the toss and put New Zealand into bat in the deciding second and final Test at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Saturday. The tourists need to win the match to square the series after New Zealand comprehensively won the first Test in Wellington by an innings and 67 runs. The…

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Video: Chris Gayle hits 14 towering sixes in latest 126-run innings

West Indian batsman Chris Gayle recently hit 14 towering sixes in his 126-run innings. Watch Gayle pound the oppositon’s bowling attack in his 126 runs from only 51 balls. Gayle’s century was enough to propel his team, Rangpur Riders, to an emphatic win.

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New Zealand humiliate West Indies inside four days in first test

WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s bowlers ripped through the West Indies tail after lunch on the fourth day of the first test on Monday to record an innings and 67-run victory and take a 1-0 lead in their two-match series. The visitors were dismissed for 319 in their second innings after they had conceded a 386-run first…

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Blundell celebrates New Zealand call-up with debut ton

WELLINGTON: Tom Blundell celebrated his call up to the New Zealand Test team with a century on debut as the Black Caps built a 386-run lead over the West Indies in Wellington on Sunday. Playing on his home ground, Blundell was unbeaten on 107 when New Zealand declared their first innings at 520 for nine…

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Chris Gayle makes a unique offer for defamation story

West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle has made a unique offer to tell the story of his defamation case to the highest bidder–and the bid begins at $420,000.  Promising potential buyers that the story was ‘like a movie’ Gayle said that he would tell what went behind the defamation case. “I have a very interested successful story…

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Chris Gayle sets eyes on media light after Australia court win

SYDNEY: West Indies cricket superstar Chris Gayle is seeking to cash in on a court case win against an Australian media group, promising a tell-all interview — but only if the price is right. The all-rounder was accused by Fairfax Media, publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, in a series of stories…

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West Indies tour postponed due to Lahore smog

The much-awaited three-match T20 series between Pakistan and the West Indies, slated to be held later this month, has been postponed due to thick blanket of smog in Lahore. Watch this report…

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Cricket: West Indies win series after drawn Zimbabwe Test

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe: An obstinate stand of 91 between Regis Chakabva and Graeme Cremer secured Zimbabwe’s first draw in Test cricket since 2005, leaving the West Indies to settle for a 1-0 series victory. The West Indies were on course to win the second Test on the final day when Sikandar Raza’s dismissal for 89 left…

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Didn’t expose myself to female masseuse: Chris Gayle

West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle blasted a couple of Australian newspapers and stated that they ‘wanted to destroy him’ in response to allegations that he had exposed himself to a female masseuse. The allegations surfaced in January last year when Fairfax Media newspapers The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times accused the…

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Sri Lanka to play third T20I in Lahore: Chairman PCB

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi said that Sri Lankan team would play the third T20 International match in Lahore, while West Indies have also agreed to play the series in Pakistan. The Chairman PCB arrived in Lahore on Sunday night after attending the meeting of International Cricket Council (ICC) in New Zealand….

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Cricket: Mohammed to lead West Indies in England finale

Jason Mohammed will take over as captain of West Indies in the fifth and final one-day international against England in Southampton, it was announced Thursday. Cricket West Indies said middle-order batsman Mohammed would stand in for regular skipper Jason Holder, who is  missing the last match of the tour after returning home to Barbados for…

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Cricket: Stokes included in England’s Ashes squad despite broken hand

LONDON: Ben Stokes was included in England’s 16-man squad for the Ashes tour of Australia announced Wednesday despite breaking his hand in the incident that led to his recent arrest on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm. Durham all-rounder Stokes was dropped for Wednesday’s fourth one-day international against West Indies at The Oval — the…

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