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Sri Lanka pull off record chase to beat Zimbabwe

COLOMBO: Fighting half-centuries by Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne sparked Sri Lanka to a record 388 target to beat Zimbabwe by four wickets Tuesday in a pulsating end to the one-off Test. A crucial 121-run sixth-wicket stand between Gunaratne (80 not out) and Dickwella (81) secured Sri Lanka’s best-ever run chase in Colombo. Sri Lanka’s…

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Mendis stays firm in record Sri Lanka chase

COLOMBO: Kusal Mendis scored a fluent half-century to keep Sri Lanka’s hopes of chasing a record 388 alive on day four of the one-off Test against Zimbabwe on Monday. The hosts were 170 for three at stumps, with Mendis (60) batting alongside Angelo Mathews (17) at Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium. Sri Lanka’s highest-ever successful run…

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Zimbabwe on top in Colombo Test

Sikandar Raza hit a gritty 97 not out to help Zimbabwe recover from a top-order collapse and stretch their second innings lead over Sri Lanka to 262 in the one-off Test on Sunday. The visitors were 252 for six at stumps on day three, with Raza and Malcolm Waller (57) putting on an unbeaten 107-run…

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Cremer’s strikes rattle Sri Lanka on Day 2

Zimbabwe skipper Graeme Cremer claimed three wickets to dent Sri Lanka’s first innings reply on the second day of the one-off Test in Colombo on Saturday. Cremer’s leg-spin and two crucial run outs left Sri Lanka reeling at 293-7 at stumps. Asela Gunaratne (24) and Rangana Herath (5) were at the crease with the hosts…

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Sri Lanka bowl out Zimbabwe for 356 on Day 2

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath claimed five wickets in helping bowl out Zimbabwe for 356 on the second day of the one-off Test in Colombo on Saturday. The visitors, who resumed the day on 344-8, survived just 4.4 overs in the morning session at R Premadasa Stadium. Overnight centurion Craig Ervine top-scored with his Test…

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Ervine ton lifts Zimbabwe out of Test trouble

COLOMBO: Craig Ervine hit an unbeaten 151 to pull Zimbabwe out of trouble on the opening day of their one-off Test against Sri Lanka on Friday. Ervine’s career-best effort lifted Zimbabwe from a precarious 70-4 to 344-8 at stumps. Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath took four wickets. The left-handed batsman held on with Donald Tiripano…

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Chandimal, Tharanga to captain Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka appointed two new captains Wednesday to replace Angelo Mathews, who resigned after his side’s humiliating home series defeat to bottom-ranked Zimbabwe. Dinesh Chandimal will lead the Test side while Upul Tharanga will captain in limited-overs matches, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said. The reshuffle caps a turbulent period for the beleaguered Sri Lankan…

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Sri Lanka apologises to stripped groundsmen

Dozens of groundsmen at Sri Lanka’s Hambantota cricket stadium have complained that they were ordered to give back their uniforms before being paid — even though they were wearing them at the time. Sri Lanka’s cricket board was forced to apologise after social media reports that some workers had to leave the ground in their…

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Sri Lanka take flak after ‘disgraceful’ cricket defeat

Sri Lanka’s cricketers faced a barrage of criticism Tuesday a day after their series loss to bottom-ranked Zimbabwe in what is being described as a new low for the beleaguered side. Zimbabwe notched their first win abroad in eight years after claiming the one-day international series against Sri Lanka 3-2, embarrassing a home side that…

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Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka to clinch ODI series

HAMBANTOTA: Sikandar Raza starred with the bat and ball to help Zimbabwe edge out Sri Lanka by three wickets and clinch a historic series victory in the fifth one-day international on Monday. Taking the series 3-2 in Hambantota, the 11th-ranked Zimbabwe registered their maiden series win in Sri Lanka and first overseas triumph in eight years….

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Zimbabwe win toss, field against Sri Lanka

HAMBANTOTA: Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer won the toss and chose to field against Sri Lanka in the fifth and deciding one-day international in Hambantota on Monday. The visitors, who won the previous ODI to level the series at 2-2 on Saturday, announced an unchanged side. The Angelo Mathews-led Sri Lanka included veteran paceman Nuwan Kulasekara…

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Sri Lanka win toss, field against Zimbabwe

HAMBANTOTA: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and chose to field first against Zimbabwe in the third one-day international in Hambantota on Thursday. The hosts, who levelled the five-match series at 1-1 after winning the previous ODI in Galle on Sunday, have gone unchanged at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Cricket Stadium. The Graeme Cremer-led…

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Teen Hasaranga bags debut hat-trick as Sri Lanka crush Zimbabwe

GALLE: Teenager Wanidu Hasaranga took a hat-trick on his international debut as Sri Lanka took revenge on Zimbabwe with a seven wicket drubbing in their second one day international on Sunday. Sri Lanka bowled out Zimbabwe for 155 — with Hasaranga one of the heroes alongside fellow-spinner Lakshan Sandakan and his four wickets. The home…

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Zimabwe thrash Sri Lanka in one day battle

GALLE: Solomon Mire smashed 112 off 96 balls as Zimbabwe scored a historic six wicket win over Sri Lanka in their opening one-day international in Galle on Friday. Zimbabwe hit 322-4 as they passed Sri Lanka’s 316 with more than two overs to spare. It was the first time a visiting team has scored more…

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Sri Lanka make strong start to Zimbabwe ODI

GALLE: Angelo Mathews won the toss and sent his Sri Lanka batsmen in to face Zimbabwe bowlers in the first of their five match one-day international series on Friday. After 28 overs, Sri Lanka had reached 149-2 with Kusal Mendis on 66 and Upal Tharanga on six. Sri Lanka brought packed their side with slow…

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South African hunter eaten by crocodiles

Crocodiles are thought to have eaten a South African hunter after human remains were found inside two animals. Scott van Zyl disappeared last week after he went on a hunting safari in Zimbabwe. Accompanied by a pack of dogs and a Zimbabwean tracker, the professional hunter who organises trips for foreign clients is thought to…

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Thank you Younis Khan

By: Muhammad Saim Khan Pakistan produced a lot of brilliant cricketers like Hanif Mohammad, Javed Miandad, Imran Khan,Zaheer Abbas and many more. These all players have played in the nineties. Now if we come to 2000 onwards the greats are Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Inzeman-ul-Haq, Mohammad Yousaf, Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan. All of these…

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Malaria kills 150 after heavy rains

HARARE: At least 150 people have died of malaria in Zimbabwe over the past two months, with nearly 90,000 infections recorded, a government official said Monday, blaming the upsurge on intense rains. “We have seen increased cases of malaria due to the more rains received this year that increased the breeding grounds for mosquitoes,” Joseph…

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Good news for cricket revival in Pakistan

After successful conduct of Pakistan Super League (PSL2), there is another good news coming for revival of international cricket in the country. Watch the welcome development in this video report.

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Zimbabwe to consider sending cricket team to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Good news are pouring in after the huge success of Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore. The recent development is that Zimbabwe has signaled to send its cricket squad to Pakistan. It was announced by Zimbabwe Sports Minister Makhosini Hlongwane who held a meeting with Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Mian Riaz…

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Zimbabwean sports minister terms PSL a huge success

LAHORE: Zimbabwean Minister for Sports Makhosini Hlongwane has applauded the smooth conduct of the Pakistan Super League final and said it would supplement the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) efforts for bringing back international cricket to Pakistan. He expressed these views during his meeting with PCB Chairman Shaharyar M Khan in his office here on Monday….

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