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India’s T20 against Sri Lanka abandoned due to rain

06 Jan 2020 - 0     - 197

The first of the three Twenty20 internationals between India and Sri Lanka at Guwahati was called off due to rain on Sunday. It started raining at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium after India captain Vir


India captain Kohli opposes four-day Tests

04 Jan 2020 - 0     - 221

India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday hit out at proposals to cut Test matches from five days for four as the world body battles with the crowded cricket calendar. Reports that the International Cric


New Zealand on the chase after Labuschagne’s double ton in Sydney

04 Jan 2020 - 0     - 146

New Zealand made a secure start after a Marnus Labuschagne double century lifted Australia to a massive 454 first innings total in the third Test on Saturday. The rock-solid number three reached his h


Pope gives sputtering England a late lift

04 Jan 2020 - 0     - 118

Ollie Pope hit a half-century to give England a late boost after they struggled against a disciplined South African bowling attack on the first day of the second Test against South Africa at Newlands


Labuschagne ton as Australia take advantage of weakened Kiwis

03 Jan 2020 - 0     - 110

Marnus Labuschagne hit his fourth century in just 14 Tests to guide Australia into a commanding position against virus-hit New Zealand on the opening day of the third Test in Sydney on Friday.


Angelo Mathews picked for India T20Is

01 Jan 2020 - 0     - 425

Sri Lanka have recalled veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews into their 16-man squad for the forthcoming T20I series against India starting January 5 in Guwahati. The 32-year-old, who has been plagued b


South Africa beat England by 107 runs to win first test

29 Dec 2019 - 0     - 271

South Africa swept to a 107-run victory over England on the fourth day of the first test at Centurion Park on Sunday after taking seven wickets in the second session to go ahead in the four-match seri


Australia rout New Zealand by 247 runs, seal series

29 Dec 2019 - 0     - 161

Spinner Nathan Lyon grabbed four wickets as Australia completed a crushing 247-run victory on day four of the Boxing Day test against New Zealand on Sunday to claim an unassailable 2-0 lead in the ser


Stunned New Zealand fight to save second Australia Test

28 Dec 2019 - 0     - 240

New Zealand were facing a massive run chase to save the second Test and the series after they were dismissed for 148 in Melbourne on Saturday, with Australia batting again to rub salt in the wounds an


New Zealand pace spearhead Boult fractures hand

28 Dec 2019 - 0     - 187

New Zealand pace spearhead Trent Boult fractured his non-bowling hand Saturday and will miss the third Test against Australia in a big blow for the Black Caps.


New Zealand wobble after Head century puts Australia in command

27 Dec 2019 - 0     - 105

Australia’s pacemen struck twice to leave New Zealand vulnerable at 44 for two on day two of the Boxing Day test after Travis Head scored a sparkling century to put the hosts firmly in command.


Super Smith hands Australia Boxing Day edge

26 Dec 2019 - 0     - 229

The Melbourne Cricket Ground’s centre wicket might have loomed as an object of mystery to the record crowd that thronged today, but it proved familiarly obliging to Steve Smith in his triumphant ret


Teenager Naseem stars in Pakistan’s emotional home series win

23 Dec 2019 - 0     - 353

Pakistan celebrated test cricket’s return to the country after a decade with an emotional 1-0 series victory against Sri Lanka on Monday after teenager Naseem Shah bowled them to a 263-run win in th


Pakistan sniff series victory despite Fernando fightback

22 Dec 2019 - 0     - 333

Pakistan erected a run mountain and then hollowed out Sri Lanka’s top and middle order to inch closer to an emotional series victory on the penultimate day of the second and final test on Sunday.


’Legend’ Abid, Masood give Pakistan edge over Sri Lanka

21 Dec 2019 - 0     - 235

Abid Ali and Shan Masood became only the third opening pair for Pakistan to hit centuries in the same innings as Pakistan turned the tables on Sri Lanka in the second and final Test in Karachi on Satu


Pakistan openers reply strongly on another see-saw day

20 Dec 2019 - 0     - 275

Just like Day 1, the second day of the Karachi Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan had its fair share of twists and turns. Sri Lanka took a healthy first innings lead of 80 to edge ahead. However, Pak


Lahiru Kumara four-for puts Sri Lanka ahead on 13-wicket day

19 Dec 2019 - 0     - 554

A flat surface had been expected at Karachi. Instead the first day delivered 13 wickets, eight of them in a manic final session, as Pakistan first nosedived to 191 all out, losing their last six for 2


Ireland’s Sri Lanka tour put off

18 Dec 2019 - 0     - 482

Ireland national team’s tour of Sri Lanka for an one-off Test has been postponed, Sri Lanka Cricket announced yesterday.


Pakistan, Sri Lanka gear up for Karachi Test with hope for better weather

18 Dec 2019 - 0     - 212

After the truncated first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi, expectations are high ahead of the second Test, with forecasts pointing to improved weather conditions in Karachi from Thur


Hamstrung Rajitha out of Karachi Test

17 Dec 2019 - 0     - 221

Sri Lanka pacer Kasun Rajitha has been ruled out of the second Test against Pakistan in Karachi starting on Thursday (December 19). The 26-year-old suffered a hamstring sprain on the final day of the


CRICKET IN 2019: Stokes and Smith shine in eventful year

17 Dec 2019 - 0     - 185

Ben Stokes starred as England won the World Cup for the first time before producing one of the most memorable innings in Ashes history as Australia’s Steve Smith enjoyed a successful return to the i


Bowlers, Labuschagne fire Australia to easy win

15 Dec 2019 - 0     - 140

In the second innings of the 1993 Auckland Test between Australia and New Zealand, the latter needed a spark of inspiration to script a win and level the Test series 1-1. Martin Crowe, the then New Ze


Abid, Babar raise tons as teams share points

15 Dec 2019 - 0     - 267

Test cricket’s return to Pakistan kicked off on a drab note, with the Rawalpindi match ending in a draw after more than three days of action was lost to inclement weather. Nonetheless, the crowd had


Fourth day’s play called off in historic Pakistan Test

14 Dec 2019 - 0     - 158

Overnight rain and poor light continued to mar Pakistan’s first home Test in a decade on Saturday, with officials calling the fourth day off before play had begun.


Labuschagne stars as Australia all out for 416 against New Zealand

13 Dec 2019 - 0     - 146

Marnus Labuschagne’s 143 set Australia up for a challenging total of 416 as they were all out on the stroke of tea against New Zealand in the day-night first Test on Friday.


Rain forces suspension of play in historic Pakistan Test

13 Dec 2019 - 0     - 166

Pakistan’s first home Test in a decade was affected by bad weather Friday, with rain and an already sodden pitch forcing officials to suspend play on the third day of the contest against Sri Lanka.


De Silva steadies Sri Lanka on weather-hit day

12 Dec 2019 - 0     - 393

Dhananjaya de Silva remained unbeaten after completing his half-century as Sri Lanka reached 263 for six on the weather-hit second day of the opening test against Pakistan at Rawalpindi on Thursday.


Sixes galore as India clinch T20 series win over Windies

12 Dec 2019 - 0     - 252

Skipper Virat Kohli led the sixes charge with seven hits over the fence to set up India’s series-clinching 67-run win over the West Indies in the third Twenty20 international on Wednesday.


South Africa appoint Smith acting director of cricket

11 Dec 2019 - 0     - 147

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa have named Graeme Smith as acting director of cricket for a three-month period, which covers England’s tour of the country starting later this month, before he tak


Naseem leads fightback as Pakistan host first test in a decade

11 Dec 2019 - 0     - 227

LAHORE (Reuters) - Pakistan’s teenage fast bowler Naseem Shah led the hosts’ recovery against Sri Lanka on a riveting opening day as test cricket returned to the country on Wednesday for the first


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