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Miller grinds out Proteas victory

David Miller’s maiden Twenty20 international fifty kept up South Africa’s winning streak in a tense first match of three against Australia in Durban. The hosts, 2-0 victors at home to England and in India in their last two series, were up against it in pursuit of 157 for nine until Miller took over with an unbeaten 53 from 35 balls. The left-hander turned the momentum with two big sixes in…

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Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan Reprimanded For ICC Conduct Breach

Shakib Al Hasan was bowled by Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir in the 18th over and after being dismissed took out his frustration on the stumps. © AP Mirpur: Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan received an official reprimand for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side’s Asia Cup Twenty20 match against Pakistan in Mirpur on Wednesday. (An Off Day for Shakib Al-Hasan) The incident happened in the 18th over…

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Akmal guides Pakistan to consolation win

Pakistan bowed out of the Asia Cup with a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Dhaka. Both teams badly needed a morale boost for the start of the ICC World Twenty20 in this dead-rubber after underwhelming campaigns, in which they previously had just a solitary success each over the United Arab Emirates to show for their efforts. Tillakaratne Dilshan returned to form with an unbeaten 75 and Dinesh Chandimal made…

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni Backs Shikhar Dhawan, Says Important he Spent Time in Middle

Shikhar Dhawan had had a torrid time during the Asia Cup Twenty20, having managed just 19 runs from three matches played. © AFP Mirpur: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has backed Shikhar Dhawan and said it was important that the opener stuck it out in the middle against United Arab Emirates in India’s emphatic nine-wicket win in their last round-robin match of the Asia Cup Twenty20. (Rohit, Bhuvneshwar Star in…

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No Plans to Remove Shahid Afridi, Says Pakistan Cricket Board

Shahid Afridi has had an extremely poor Asia Cup T20 tournament. In three matches, he has scored just 2 runs with one DNB and taken just 2 wickets. © AFP Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan has tried to quell speculations about a possible change in the captaincy before the World Twenty20 by declaring that the board had no plans to remove current skipper Shahid Afridi. (‘Pakistan Squad…

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Yorkshire shine bright like a Diamond

Yorkshire Diamonds have unveiled a new official crest for this summer’s inaugural Women’s Cricket Super League. The modern crest incorporates the traditional Yorkshire colours of navy, sky, gold and subtle hints of silver. “The branding of the Yorkshire Diamonds epitomises the bold new era of professional women’s cricket in England,” said Yorkshire Diamonds general manager Jane Hildreth. “The striking design ensures the Diamonds will be at the forefront of women’s…

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Mohammad Ashraful Eager to Start His Second Innings Post His Ban

Mohammad Ashraful said he is trying to help youngsters, advising them to refrain from any wrongdoings. © AFP Dhaka: When Bangladesh take on India in the Asia Cup final on Sunday, the immensely talented but disgraced Mohammad Ashraful will watch from the sidelines wondering why his moral compass deviated, leading to a match-fixing ban and a regret that will last a lifetime. (Read More in Cricket) Ashraful, who admitted to…

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Suriname pull out of WCL Division 5

Suriname won the WCL Division 6 in September 2015 © ICC/Nick Wood Suriname have withdrawn from the World Cricket League Division 5 in Jersey, following an investigation conducted by the ICC regarding the eligibility of some players. The team had originally qualified for the tournament after winning the WCL Division 6, held in England last September. The investigation uncovered failures in the Surinaamse Cricket Bond’s (SCB) processes relating to player…

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All-round Perry lifts Australia to consolation win

Australia Women 145 for 7 (Perry 43, Newton 2-16) beat New Zealand Women 128 for 8 (Bates 54, McGlashan 35, Perry 2-15) by 17 runsScorecard File photo – Ellyse Perry’s strong contributions with both bat and ball helped Australia to a 17-run win © Getty Images Ellyse Perry‘s fine all-round performance helped Australia Women to a consolation win against New Zealand Women in New Plymouth, as the hosts took the…

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