UAE to play their first T20I against Australia in Abu Dhabi

UAE will play their first T20I against Australia, by hosting them in Abu Dhabi on October 22. It precedes Australia’s three-T20I series against Pakistan in the UAE that starts from October 24. The game was handed T20I status after both Cricket Australia and the Pakistan Cricket Board sanctioned the move. It will start at 2pm local time at the Abu Dhabi Zayed Cricket Stadium (Oval 1) ground, with free entry to the ground. “We are delighted to be in a position to announce this fixture and we are extremely grateful…

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WATCH: Pakistan’s Azhar Ali thinks ball went for four, gets run out in comical fashion

By: Sports Desk | Published: October 18, 2018 12:47:33 pm Azhar Ali was run out in a bizarre fashion against Australia. (Source: Cricket Australia/Twitter) On Day 3 of the 2nd Test between Pakistan and Australia, middle-order batsman Azhar Ali was run out in a bizarre fashion. In Siddle’s over, Ali, who was batting on 64, edged a delivery past gully on the drive, and the ball ran towards the rope. The Pakistan batsmen assumed that it was going for a four, and he decided to get involved in a discussion…

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Live Cricket Score – Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3

AUSTRALIA IN UAE, 2018 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Thu, 18 Oct, 2018, 11:50 AM Live Score Updates Pakistan 282, 154/3 (49.2 Ovs) Shafiq  0 (0) Australia 145 Lyon  22.2-5-60-2 Day 3: 1st Session – Pakistan lead by 291 runs What lead will Azhar Ali & Co. be satisfied with? © Getty Mitchell Starc has perhaps been slightly straining for wickets in this match. Just 17% of his deliveries in Abu Dhabi have been on that good, in-between length, the lowest figure for any Test in Starcs career. #PAKvAUS — The…

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Danish Kaneria finally admits guilt in Mervyn Westfield spot-fixing case

Former Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria has admitted his guilt in the spot-fixing case involving former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield, more than six years after he was banned for life by the ECB. “My name is Danish Kaneria and I admit that I was guilty of the two charges brought against me by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2012,” Kaneria, 37, told Al Jazeera. “I have become strong enough to make this decision, because you cannot live a life with lies.” Westfield, 23 at the time, had admitted to…

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Sri Lanka vs England: ECB defends scheduling series despite washout threat

By: Sports Desk | Published: October 18, 2018 9:45:47 am The 3rd ODI between Sri Lanka and England was reduced to 21 overs. (Source: AP) After the third ODI between Sri Lanka and England on Wednesday in Pallekele, was reduced to 21 overs-a-side due to rainfall, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) defended the scheduling of the series. All the three matches in the 5-ODIs series so far have been affected by rain, with the first ODI getting completely washed out only after 15 overs were bowled. The 2nd ODI…

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Goal is to be as fit as Kallis – Hardik Pandya

INTERVIEW Gaurav Gupta • Last updated on Thu, 18 Oct, 2018, 08:20 AM Pandya is currently recovering from an injury he picked up in the Asia Cup. © Getty After enjoying resounding success in the early part of his career, the past year has been a reality check for Hardik Pandya. Touted as India’s next big all-round hope in Test cricket, he struggled to live up to the hype. However, two ordinary Test tours of South Africa and England, followed by a back injury which forced him to be carried off on…

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ECB defends tour scheduling amid washout threat

The ECB has defended the scheduling of England’s tour of Sri Lanka after yet another match was affected by rain. The toss in the third ODI in Pallekele on Wednesday was delayed by more than five-and-a-half hours, meaning all three matches in the series have been affected by the weather. The first ODI was entirely lost to rain, while the second was decided by the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method when rain ended Sri Lanka’s reply after 29 overs. Both of England’s warm-up matches were rain-affected, too, with one of them abandoned without…

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Wives on tours: CoA ‘cautious’, wants to hear more opinions

Written by Devendra Pandey | Mumbai | Published: October 18, 2018 1:14:40 am Virat Kohli had requested the BCCI to relax their rule regarding the matter. (File Photo) THE COMMITTEE of Administrators (CoA) will be taking the views of all the players before taking a final call whether to allow their wives for the entirety of a foreign tour. Based on the current policy, the players’ partners are allowed to be part of the touring party for 14 days. The Indian Express had reported last week that captain Virat Kohli…

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Rishabh Pant: A glove-work in progress

Written by Bharat Sundaresan | Mumbai | Updated: October 18, 2018 6:46:54 am In his five-Test career, Rishabh Pant has already conceded 100 byes — a fact that can also be attributed to a tough debut in England. (AP Photo) Rishabh Pant went past an unwanted record on the opening day of the Hyderabad Test. Few wicket-keepers had conceded over 100 byes in their Test career faster than the Delhi wicket-keeper. Back in Bangalore, Kiran More though was unperturbed. He was more focused on Pant’s only other contribution on the…

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