Unchanged NZ bat; Hafeez and Wahab out for Pakistan

Toss New Zealand chose to bat v PakistanLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Mohammad Hafeez is nursing an injury to his right femur and was ruled out of today’s game © AFP On a ‘good wicket,’ Kane Williamson decided to put runs on the board in a bid to make the semi-final of the World T20. Mohali had a sprinkling of grass, but the common perception was that its presence was…

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England Women survive spin scare to chase 91

England Women 92 for 8 (Beaumont 20, Bisht 4-21, Kaur 2-22 ) beat India Women 90 for 8 (Kaur 26, Knight 3-15, Shrubsole 2-12) by two wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Heather Knight set the match up for England with three wickets © International Cricket Council India Women nearly got out of jail courtesy their trump card, spin, in conditions as subcontinental as it could get to lift the hopes of…

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England Women survive spin threat to chase 91

England Women 92 for 8 (Beaumont 20, Bisht 4-21, Kaur 2-22 ) beat India Women 90 for 8 (Kaur 26, Knight 3-15, Shrubsole 2-12) by two wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Heather Knight set the match up for England with three wickets © International Cricket Council India Women nearly got out of jail courtesy their trump card, spin, in conditions as subcontinental as it could get to lift the hopes of…

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England mull over Dawson debut

Liam Dawson could be kicking out in celebration in Delhi © PA Photos Liam Dawson, the Hampshire slow left-armer, could make his international debut against Afghanistan on Wednesday after Eoin Morgan admitted England were considering the option of three spinners in a vital Group 1 clash in Delhi England would take a significant stride towards the World T20 semi-finals if they avoid an upset tomorrow. Their frontline spin pairing, Moeen…

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Upbeat England wary of Afghanistan's threat

Play 01:35 Match facts Wednesday, March 23, 2016Start time 1500 local (0930 GMT) Big Picture In their respective contests against South Africa in Mumbai, England and Afghanistan took huge personal strides towards their stated ambitions for the World T20 – progression to the knock-outs on the one hand, and the scalp of a major Test nation on the other. Now, in a tasty afternoon tussle at the Feroz Shah Kotla…

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I will just try to play as long as I can – Nehra

Ashish Nehra is “loving” being back in India colours © BCCI He arrived in Colombo, at the Asian Test Championship in February 1999, a slippery, 19-year-old left-armer with a wispy pencil moustache. Four years later, in Durban, he bowled with a swollen ankle and picked up 6 for 23 against England at the World Cup. Eight years after that, he played another World Cup, bowled a match-winning spell in the…

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England World T20 preview: Afghanistan

England’s tournament-reviving win over South Africa was bordering on unfathomable. Set a whopping 230 for victory, Eoin Morgan’s side required the highest run chase in World T20 history, the second highest run chase ever in T20i cricket and 40 more than their previous best to avoid an ignominious early exit. Powerful, accurate Jason Roy set the tone with a blistering start – England had 50 up in 17 balls –…

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Arafat switches to Somerset on season's loan

Yasir Arafat’s experience includes a stint in the Big Bash League © Cricket Australia Somerset have signed Yasir Arafat on a season-long loan deal from Hampshire as a non-overseas player. Arafat, 34, returns to the county where he became a firm favourite with Somerset fans in 2013. He will also be available for all white ball cricket this season, although it remains to be seen if Somerset will also make…

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World T20: Mahendra Singh Dhoni Urges Team India to Lift Run Rate Against Bangladesh

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has urged his big-hitters to come good against Bangladesh, if India were to qualify for World T20 semi-finals. © PTI Highlights Bengaluru: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni urged his big-hitters to improve their run rate dramatically against Bangladesh on Wednesday or face the prospect of a humiliating early exit from the World Twenty20 on home soil. (World T20: Under Favourable Conditions, We Are Hard to Beat, Says…

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Pakistan face rampant Black Caps in must-win T20

Mohali (India) – A resurgent New Zealand will be eyeing a semi-final berth when they take on a deflated Pakistan in a World Twenty20 group match in Mohali Tuesday. Shahid Afridi’s Pakistan are desperate for a win against New Zealand to keep their World Twenty20 hopes alive © AFP/File Prakash Singh Live Score: Pakistan vs New Zealand in World T20 2016 Smarting after a six-wicket defeat to arch-rivals India, Shahid…

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