UAE players slam Karachi ground conditions in Emerging Teams Cup

UAE’s players, participating in the Emerging Teams Cup, have criticised ground facilities in Karachi, after a rain-enforced exit wiped out their hopes of a semi-final spot. The players took to Twitter to express their frustration after the abandoned match against Hong Kong on Sunday, but the tweets were later deleted and the team management refused to comment. UAE had restricted Hong Kong to 87 for 4 in 31 overs at the Southend Stadium in Karachi, before a spell of rain that lasted for about half an hour interrupted play. However,…

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Watch: Rishabh Pant stays in Pat Cummins’ ear through R Ashwin over

Rishabh Pant has been key for India during the opening Test against Australia taking 10 catches. (Source: AP) Rishabh Pant remained a livewire during the opening session on the fifth day of the opening Test between India and Australia at the Adelaide Oval much to the amusement of the commentators and the listeners. However, Australia’s Pat Cummins may have differing views on that with Pant continuing to chat from behind the stumps as R Ashwin went by his over without conceding a run. Australia are chasing 323 runs to win…

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India close in as Bumrah ends Shaun Marsh’s fight

INDIA TOUR OF AUSTRALIA, 2018-19 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Mon, 10 Dec, 2018, 07:47 AM Jasprit Bumrah claimed the big wicket of Shaun Marsh. © Getty India continued to maintain the upper hand in the Adelaide Test as they went into Lunch on the final day four wickets away from going 1-0 up in the series. Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah picked a wicket each in the first session with the latter getting the big wicket of Shaun Marsh. The left-hander had led Australia’s resistance with a patient 60 before…

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Somerville out, Will Young in: New Zealand’s squad for Sri Lanka Tests

The offspinner William Somerville who played a starring role on debut as New Zealand beat Pakistan last week has not been included to play the upcoming home Test series against Sri Lanka. The 13-man squad that was announced on Monday had only one slow bowler in it – Ajaz Patel, who claimed a five-wicket haul in a dramatic four-run victory in Abu Dhabi last month. Meanwhile, 26-year old opening batsman Will Young earned his maiden-call up to international cricket. He was told of the development soon after scoring a century…

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Retiring Gautam Gambhir jots down not-to-do list

Gautam Gambhir on his final day of professional cricket. (Express Photo by Amit Mehra) After announcing his retirement on social media, Gautam Gambhir wished he had smiled a bit more during his playing days. In a career spanning close to two decades, Gambhir played with a lot of passion, a consequence of which he donned an almost perpetual scowl on his face. The Ranji Trophy league encounter between Delhi and Andhra at the Feroz Shah Kotla ended in a draw with the hosts taking three points for the first innings…

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Live Cricket Score – Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 5, Adelaide

INDIA TOUR OF AUSTRALIA, 2018-19 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Mon, 10 Dec, 2018, 05:05 AM Live Score Updates Australia 235, 115/5 (56.4 Ovs) Shaun Marsh  36 (114) India 250 & 307 Ishant  11.4-2-22-1 Day 5: 1st Session – Australia need 208 runs Shami picked up two wickets on day 4 © Getty And we’re off…Ashwin and Ishant start for India What’s in store? India begin the last day as firm favorites, needing six more wickets. But Australia have an outside chance of getting 219 if they play really, really well…

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Live report: Australia v India, 1st Test, day five

3:00 AM ET Andrew McGlashanDeputy editor, ESPNcricinfo Close Deputy Editor Andrew arrived at ESPNcricinfo via Manchester and Cape Town, after finding the assistant editor at a weak moment as he watched England’s batting collapse in the Newlands Test. Andrew began his cricket writing as a freelance covering Lancashire during 2004 when they were relegated in the County Championship. In fact, they were top of the table when he began reporting on them but things went dramatically downhill. He likes to let people know that he is a supporter of county…

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Ranji Trophy round-up: Maharashtra take 3 points in drawn game against Mumbai, Dhapola stars in Uttarakhand’s win

For Mumbai, Shivam Dubey took 3/25). (Source: PTI) Hosts Maharashtra took three points on the basis of their first innings lead after their Elite Group A Ranji Trophy game against Mumbai ended in a draw on Sunday. Maharashtra, who had taken a first innings lead of 79, were bundled out for 254 in their second essay with skipper Rahul Tripathi top scoring with 76 at the MCA International Stadium at Gahunje on the outskirts of the city. For Mumbai, Shivam Dubey (3-25) and Shivam Malhotra (3-41) took three wickets each.…

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Bangladesh vs West Indies: Tigers win first ODI with 89 balls to spare

The platform was set by Mortaza, who ran through the West Indies top order and bowled with tight line and length to make it difficult for the visitors. (Source: AP) Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza marked his 200th ODI to claim 3-30 and help his side secure a five-wicket victory against West Indies in the three-match series opener on Sunday. His fellow pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman ended with 3-35 as Bangladesh restricted West Indies to 195-9 on a sluggish wicket, before its batsmen comfortably chased down the target with 89 balls…

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Zondo, van Wyk guide Heat home in 162 chase

Durban Heat 162 for 4 (Zondo 67, van Wyk 56, Nawaz 2-21) beat Cape Town Blitz 161 for 6 (de Kock 86*, Klaasen 1-12) by six wickets Fifties from Morne van Wyk and Khaya Zondo helped Durban Heat to a consolatory six-wicket win over Cape Town Blitz at a sunny Newlands on Sunday afternoon. Heat are already out of the running for a play-off position at the business end of the Mzansi Super League, and their opposition today were already assured of an automatic ticket to a home final next…

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