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  • Ball-tampering gripes take shine off a gripping Test series

    March 6, 2014 12:02 PM 7

    If any gloss was taken off this absorbing series, it was the way the two teams regularly rubbed each other up the wrong way. Australia took a particular shine to Faf duPlessis. After all these years, the Australians seemed not to have grasped how much their nasally catcalling grates on compatriots as well as opponents. Worse than this, according to the laws of cricket

  • Our 'SAS' partnership is perfect for bamboozling defences, says Suarez as he reveals Sturridge speaks Portuguese

    March 6, 2014 11:31 AM 15

    Luis Suarez believes strike partner Daniel Sturridge is the perfect foil for him because defences facing the lethal 'SAS' partnership are unsure which one of them to watch. The deadly partnership has scored 45 goals in all competitions this season, with Suarez grabbing 24 and Sturridge 21. The goals have powered Liverpool's surprise tilt at the Barclays

  • Bangladesh make 204-9 against Sri Lanka  

    March 6, 2014 11:18 AM 7

    DHAKA: Bangladesh made 204 runs for nine wickets against Sri Lanka in the last league match of the 12th Asia Cup here at the Shere Bangla National Stadium on Thursday. Bangladesh, who have been winless so far in the tournament, batted well in the beginning as their openers Anamul Haque and Shamsur Rehman provided a solid start of 74 in 18.2 overs

  • Traffic warden assault: Umar Akmal's father apologises on son's behalf

    March 6, 2014 7:25 AM 16

    Akmal was arrest­ed on Feb 1 for allege­dly violat­ing traffi­c rules and 'scuffl­ing' with traffi­c offici­al. LAHORE: Cricketer Umar Akmal’s father expressed an unconditional apology to the traffic warden who was allegedly assaulted by his son, Express News reported on Thursday. Akmal was arrested on February 1 for allegedly violating traffic rules

  • Wasim Akram

    March 6, 2014 5:59 AM 45

    KARACHI - Former skipper Wasim Akram said Pakistan team has peaked at the right time to defend their title in the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka on March 8. However, he warned Misbah-ul-Haq’s men to beware of the Sri Lankans because they are a very good side. He said Sri Lankans are very clinical team so Pakistan team got to alert all the times. “Pakistan

  • Afridi: Back with a Boom Boom!

    March 5, 2014 7:01 PM 15

    We have all seen, admired and enjoyed the likes of Gilchrist, Jayasuriya, Gayle and Sehwag destroying bowlers with their powerful shots which could ruin the careers of bowlers and change the scenario of any match. And we all revere the player who literally makes our hearts skip a beat, for whom any ground in the world is not big enough, who still has the maximum

  • Afghanistan impress, but batting needs work

    March 5, 2014 6:04 PM 45

    Afghanistan's first foray into top-flight ODI cricket ended meekly but they will take a lot out of their performance in the Asia Cup. For starters, they will enter the World Twenty20 in two weeks time a more prepared and aware outfit. After impressing with the ball against Pakistan, Afghanistan comprehensively beat Bangladesh, a historic first win in only their

  • Players' association pays tribute to Smith

    March 5, 2014 2:12 PM 6

    The South African Cricketers' Association (Saca) on Wednesday paid tribute to Graeme Smith on his retirement from international cricket. “Graeme has been the leader of the players in South Africa for longer than most of us can remember” said Saca president, Robin Peterson in a statement. “The cricket fans see what he does on the field as the captain

  • India beat Afghanistan by eight wickets in Asia Cup

    March 5, 2014 1:55 PM 6

    DHAKA: India defeated Afghanistan by eight wickets in their last league match of the Asia Cup one-day tournament in Dhaka on Wednesday. The Indians bowled out Afghanistan for 159 after electing to field and then surpassed the modest total in the 33rd over of their innings. The first-ever one-dayer between the two teams had no bearing on the tournament

  • India bowl out Afghanistan for 159  

    March 5, 2014 11:45 AM 10

    DHAKA: India bowled out Afghanistan for 159 in 45.2 overs in their last league match of the 12th Asia Cup here at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on Wednesday. After being sent into bat by India captain Virat Kohli, Afghanistan players found it difficult to bat at ease against accurate bowling of Indian bowlers as only three batsmen could get into the double