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Bangladesh seal Zimbabwe series with big win DHAKA: Opening batsman Anamul Haque top-scored with 95 as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 124 runs in the third one-day international to wrap up the five-match series in Dhaka on Wednesday.The hosts took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series after winning the first two ODIs in Chittagong by 87 runs and 68 runs respectively.Anamul and Tamim Iqbal laid the foundations for a big win, putting up an opening stand of 121 runs -- their second century partnership in as many matches, which guided Bangladesh to 297-6.Faced with a massive target in a must-win contest, Zimbabwe were never up to the task and were bowled out for 173 runs in 39.5 overs.Mashrafe Mortaza (2-24) had an opening-spell blast to leave Zimbabwe 2-22, and spinners did the rest.Arafat Sunny mopped up the tail to finish with 4-27, his second four-wicket haul in as many matches. Skipper Elton Chigumbura staged a lone battle ...

Three half-centuries lift Sri Lanka to 317-6 COLOMBO: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene and Kusal Perera hit half-centuries to steer Sri Lanka to 317-6 in the first one-day international against England in Colombo on Wednesday.Dilshan top-scored with 88, Jayawardene hit a fluent 55 and Perera made 59 as the hosts took advantage of England's wayward and indisciplined attack that produced 17 wides.The start of the day-night match at the Premadasa stadium was delayed by an hour due to bad weather, but the umpires ...
Pakistan 281-3 after day one in third Test SHARJAH: Pakistan were 281-3 at close on the opening day of the third and final Test against New Zealand in Sharjah on Wednesday.Opener Mohammad Hafeez struck an unbeaten 178 for his seventh Test century while skipper Misbah-ul Haq was 38 not out after Pakistan won the toss and batted. Off-spinner Mark Craig had figures of 2-67.Pakistan lead the three-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Abu Dhabi and drawing the second in Dubai.Hafeez, ...
Ton-up Hafeez lift Pakistan in final Test SHARJAH: Opener Mohammad Hafeez struck a dominating century to lift Pakistan to 281-3 in the third and final Test against New Zealand in Sharjah on Wednesday. The 34-year-old anchored Pakistan's innings with an unbeaten 178 -- his seventh Test hundred and second in the series -- as Pakistan dominated the day after winning a crucial toss and deciding to bat on a flat, grass-less Sharjah stadium pitch.Hafeez added an invaluable 121 for the fourth wicket ...
Sri Lanka make 317-6 in England one-dayer COLOMBO: Sri Lanka scored 317-6 off 50 overs after being sent in to bat by England in their first one-day international in Colombo on Wednesday.Tillakaratne Dilshan top-scored with 88, Mahela Jayawardene scored 55 and Kusal Perera made 59.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Australia's Hughes continues to fight for life SYDNEY: Australia cricketer Phil Hughes was still fighting for his life on Wednesday as family and friends kept vigil at his hospital bedside. Hughes remains in an induced coma after undergoing emergency surgery on Tuesday when he was struck in the head by a bouncer, a devastating blow that experts likened to the trauma experienced by car crash victims.The 25-year-old underwent further scans on Wednesday morning but medical staff at Sydney's St Vincent's hospital did ...
Miandad backs Kenyan team's tour to Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Legendary batsman Javed Miandad while backing the Kenya next month's tour to Pakistan said if this visit fails to bring in other foreign teams here than it would prove an expensive gamble for the Pakistan Cricket Board.The Kenyan cricket team will arrive in Pakistan for a five-match ODI series against Pakistan A on December 11. All matches will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Kenya would thus become the second national team after ...


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