• Mithali, Pandey star in consolation win for India
  • Fernando finds form to set SL tone
  • BCCI calls for SGM to discuss Lodha recommendations
  • England rue 'off day' against SL's spinners
  • Ireland seal series with seven-run D/L win

Dale Steyn's Close Encounter With Deadly Black Mamba

Dale Steyn has been plagued by injuries and his performance in 2015 was his worst ever since he started his international career in 2004. © Reuters Johannesburg: When one of the world’s most feared fast bowlers came face to face with one of the planet’s deadliest snakes, there was only one winner and South Africa’s Dale Steyn was happy to concede defeat. (Steyn to Miss ODI Series Against England Due…

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Mithali, Pandey star in consolation win for India

India Women 234 for 5 (Raj 89, Mandhana 55) beat Australia Women 231 for 7 (Blackwell 60, Perry 50, Pandey 3-50) by five wickets.Scorecard Mithali Raj hit 12 fours in her 113-ball 89 as India won by five wickets in Hobart © Getty Images Mithali Raj and Shikha Pandey were the architects of India’s consolation win in the third and final ODI in Hobart to round off their limited-overs tour…

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Yasir suspended for three months for breach of anti-doping code

Pakistan legspinner Yasir Shah has been handed a three-month suspension by the ICC after he pleaded guilty to breaching the ICC’s Anti-Doping Code, related to the presence of a banned substance in a player’s sample. The bowler will be available to play again from March 27, once the retrospective penalty ends. The three-month penalty was backdated to December 27, when Yasir was provisionally suspended after testing positive for a banned…

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Fernando finds form to set SL tone

Avishka Fernando scored his first fifty of this Under-19 World Cup © ICC Sri Lanka had done most of their job before the umpires called for the lunch break. They hadn’t just bowled England out for 184 runs in 49.2 overs, with the bat they had reached 51 for no loss in eight overs. While some bowling sides struggle to fit in 50 overs in three-and-a-half hours, Sri Lanka got…

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Joel Paris Replaces Injured Kane Richardson For Australia's Final Match Against New Zealand

Mitchell Marsh smashed an unbeaten 69 as Australia beat New Zealand by four wickets in Wellington to level the 3-match ODI series. © AFP Sydney: Paceman Kane Richardson has been ruled out of Australia’s final one-day international against New Zealand with back trouble and will be replaced by Joel Paris, Cricket Australia said on Sunday. (Warner, Mitchell Marsh Ensure Revenge For Australia) Richardson was a late withdrawal from Saturday’s second…

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BCCI calls for SGM to discuss Lodha recommendations

The Supreme Court had given the BCCI a deadline of March 3 to respond to the Lodha Report © AFP The BCCI has called for a Special General Meeting later this month to prepare a response to the recommendations made by the Lodha Committee. While BCCI president Shashank Manohar refused to comment following a meeting of the legal committee in Mumbai, it is understood that the SGM is likely to…

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England rue 'off day' against SL's spinners

Sam Curran was one of several soft dismissals for England in the Under-19 quarter-finals © ICC There had been only one hour of play but England’s hopes of a place in the semi-final of the Under-19 World Cup were slipping away. By the end of the day, they were spun out for 184 and questions were raised of their tactics against slow bowling. England have been one of the most…

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Yasir suspended for three months for breach of doping code

Pakistan legspinner Yasir Shah has been handed a three-month suspension by the ICC after he pleaded guilty to violating the ICC Anti-Doping Code. The bowler will be available to play again after March 27, once the retrospective penalty ends. The three-month penalty was backdated to December 27, when Yasir was provisionally suspended after testing positive for a banned substance, an ICC release said. The ban rules Yasir out of the…

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Yasir suspended for three months

Pakistan legspinner Yasir Shah has been handed a three-month suspension by the ICC after he pleaded guilty to violating the ICC Anti-Doping Code. The bowler will be available to play again after March 27, once the retrospective penalty ends. The three-month penalty was backdated to December 27, when Yasir was provisionally suspended after testing positive for a banned substance, an ICC release said. The ban rules Yasir out of the…

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Ireland seal series with seven-run D/L win

Ireland 96 for 5 (Poynter 35, Porterfield 30, Raho 3-11) beat Papua New Guinea 89 for 9 (Vanua 26, Dockrell 3-18) by seven runs(D/L method)Scorecard File photo – William Porterfield provided the early momentum with a 15-ball 30 © Getty Images Ireland sealed the T20 series with a nine-run D/L win against Papua New Guinea in Townsville, after rain reduced the match to a 11-overs-a-side contest. After a delayed start,…

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