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UAE to face Australia in one-off T20 match

The United Arab Emirates will take on Australia in a one-off Twenty20 international in Abu Dhabi on Monday, the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Wednesday. The contest, which has been granted official status by the International Cricket Council (ICC), will serve as a warm-up for the visiting Australians ahead of their three-match T20 series against Pakistan which begins on ...

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England bowl first in rain-hit ODI against Sri Lanka

England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to field in the rain-hit third one-day international against Srilanka in Kandy on Wednesday.  Live Scoring The ODI has been reduced to 21 overs a side after nearly six hours were lost due to rain. The tourists, who lead the five-match series 1-0 after winning their rain-hit second ODI, have made ...

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Abbas destroys Australia to put Pakistan on top

Medium pacer Mohammad Abbas registered a five-wicket haul to steer Pakistan into a dominating position in the second test against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.  Live Scoring Abbas finished with five for 33 to bowl out Australia for a paltry 145 to give Pakistan a 137-run lead in the first innings on the second day at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. ...

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Lyon happy to surpass ‘big brother’ Johnson

Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon was expecting to hear from “big brother” Mitchell Johnson after he surpassed the bristling left-arm fast bowler as his country’s fourth-highest test wicket taker in the second test against Pakistan on Tuesday. The 30-year-old wreaked havoc on Pakistan’s top order on the first day as he took four wickets for no runs in six deliveries to ...

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West Indies coach Law banned from ODIs over comments

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West Indies head coach Stuart Law has been suspended for the first two one-day internationals of the series against India following his public criticism of match officials during a recent test match between the sides in Hyderabad. The Australian received a 100 percent fine of his match fees and three demerit points for breaching the International Cricket Council’s code of ...

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I always acted with integrity and transparency – Jayasuriya

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Former Sri Lanka captain and selector Sanath Jayasuriya said he has always acted with integrity and transparency, a day after he was charged with two counts of breaching the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption code. The sport’s world governing body said in a statement on Monday that the former opening batsman had refused to cooperate with an investigation conducted by ...

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Sri Lanka’s Perera out of England ODI

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Sri Lanka’s middle order batsman Kusal Perera will skip the three remaining ODI matches against England, while visiting allrounder Liam Dawson has been ruled out of the entire tournament, officials said. Perera, who scored 30 in Saturday’s second ODI, suffered a hamstring injury and will be replaced by Sadeera Samarawickrama for the rest of the five-match series, Sri Lanka Cricket ...

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Fakhar, Lyon star in Abu Dhabi

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Debutant opener Fakhar Zaman and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed missed hundred by six runs each but still revived Pakistan on the first day of the second and final test in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.  Live Scoring Fakhar and Sarfraz scored 94 each and helped Pakistan recover from 57-5 to a total of 282 after winning the toss and electing to bat ...

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Australia target first Asia series win since 2011

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Australian skipper Tim Paine vowed his team would do its utmost to win the second test against Pakistan starting in Abu Dhabi from Tuesday for a first series win in Asia since 2011. The trying conditions of the pitches and hot weather have stopped Australia from winning a series since they beat Sri Lanka 1-0 in 2011. Since then they ...

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Umesh gives India ‘good headache’ ahead of Australia tour

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A rare 10-wicket match haul from a quick on home soil last week underlined India’s growing strength in depth in the pace department, a development that is giving captain Virat Kohli the right kind of headache ahead of the tour of Australia. Umesh Yadav became only the third Indian paceman after Kapil Dev and Javagal Srinath to claim 10 wickets ...

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