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January 12, 2019 12:00 AM Asghar destroys Larkana as Q Trophy Grade-II begins

KARACHI: Left-arm spinner Mohammad Asghar picked 4-50 to enable Karachi Blues to dismiss Larkana for only 143 in their first innings on the opening day of their three-day Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Grade-II game here at the UBL Sports Complex on Friday. In the Group B show, Asghar was ably backed by Fawad Alam and let-arm pacer Mir Hamza who took three wickets 10

January 12, 2019 12:00 AM Bracewell, Kuggeleijn set up New Zealand’s T20 win

AUCKLAND: The recalled Doug Bracewell and debutant Scott Kuggeleijn starred with bat and ball for New Zealand to beat Sri Lanka by 35 runs in the one-off Twenty20 match in Auckland on Friday. It ended a dismal tour for the Sri Lankans with the drawn first Test followed by a succession of losses in the second Test, three one-dayers and the Twenty20. New Zealand 11

January 11, 2019 12:00 AM Aussies to tour India for T20s, ODIs from Feb 24

NEW DWELHI: Australia are set to tour India for two T20Is and five ODIs from February 24, Board for Control of Cricket in India confirmed on Thursday. The tour will start in Bengaluru with a T20 and end with an ODI in Delhi on March 13. Visakhapatnam will host the second T20I, while the other ODIs will kick-off in Hyderabad on March 2, with the others 11

January 9, 2019 12:00 AM Injured Neesham out of only T20 Int’l

WELLINGTON: James Neesham has been ruled out of the one-off T20I against Sri Lanka due to a hamstring strain, it was confirmed on Tuesday. The all-rounder picked up the injury in the final ODI of the three-match series as New Zealand sealed it 3-0. Doug Bracewell will replace Neeshan with Tim Southee leading the side. The aim will now be to have Neesham 13

January 9, 2019 12:00 AM IPL 2019 to be staged in India despite election clash

NEW DELHI: The Indian Premier League will be held in India, the cricket board said on Tuesday, quelling speculation that the Twenty20 extravaganza could be held elsewhere owing to a clash with a general election. The money-spinning competition that lasts two months would be held from March 23 with a detailed schedule to be announced later, the Board 9

January 6, 2019 12:00 AM WI women cricketers to tour Pakistan

LAHORE: The West Indies women cricket team will tour Pakistan later this month to play a T20 and ODI matches at Karachi and in UAE. The West Indies women’s team will play three T20 matches in Karachi from against Pakistan. The team will reach Pakistan on January 30 and play at the Southend Club, from January 31 to February 3. The national training camp will launch 13

January 5, 2019 12:00 AM Southee to captain NZ T20 side

WELLINGTON: Tim Southee was named Friday to captain New Zealand in next week’s one-off Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka. Regular skipper Kane Williamson is to be rested along with Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme.Southee, who has captained New Zealand twice before, admitted that leading a side in cricket’s shortest form can be a bit of a gamble 10

January 1, 2019 12:00 AM Mandhana named ICC women’s cricketer of the year

NEW DELHI: India’s Smriti Mandhana was crowned women’s cricketer of the year Monday by the sport’s world governing body, capping off a prolific run-scoring season for the opener. The left-handed batswoman was also named ODI cricketer of the year for accumulating 669 runs off 12 One-day Internationals. She scored 622 runs in 25 T20 matches this year. Mandhana 10

January 1, 2019 12:00 AM Sana Mir first Pak woman in ICC’s ODI team of the Year: Mandhana named Cricketer of the Year

DUBAI: India’s swashbuckling top-order batter Smriti Mandhana became just the second Indian after fast bowler Jhulan Goswami (2007) to win an ICC award as she has been named the Women’s Cricketer of the Year and the Women’s ODI Player of the Year. Australia’s keeper-bat Alyssa Healy took home the T20 honours while England’s 19-year-old left-arm spinner 12

December 24, 2018 12:00 AM Tymal Mills ruled out of BBL with hamstring strain

SYDNEY: England left-arm quick Tymal Mills faces up to eight weeks on the sidelines after suffering a recurrence of hamstring strain. As a result, he will not be able to play for Hobart Hurricanes in the ongoing Big Bash League. Mills had sustained the injury during his fourth over in the Hurricanes’ practice match against Auckland Aces at Blundstone 15