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Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 105 runs CANBERRA: Afghanistan's World Cup debut ended in a disappointing 105-run defeat by Asian rivals Bangladesh at Canberra's Manuka Oval on Wednesday.Chasing a target of 268, Afghanistan never recovered from slumping to three for three inside three overs in the Pool A game and were dismissed for 162 in the 43rd over.Bangladesh had been bowled out for 267 off the last ball of their 50 overs, with Mushfiqur Rahim top-scoring with 71 off 56 balls while star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan chipped in with 63 off 51 balls. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

Williamson agrees Yorkshire return LONDON: New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has agreed to return to Yorkshire for a third successive season, the English county champions announced on Wednesday.Williamson, 24, helped Yorkshire to the County Championship title last year, but will probably be able to play in only their last three matches this year due to New Zealand's one-day tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa."I'm delighted to be returning to Yorkshire for my third spell," Williamson said in a statement ...
Zimbabwe v United Arab Emirates teams NELSON: Squads and officials for Thursday's World Cup Pool B match between Zimbabwe and United Arab Emirates at Saxton Oval (11:00 local/22:00 GMT, Feb 18):Zimbabwe: Elton Chigumbura (capt), Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Chamu Chibhabha, Craig Ervine, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Hamilton Masakadza, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Solomon Mire, Tawanda Mupariwa, Tinashe Panyangara, Brendan Taylor, Prosper Utseya, Sean WilliamsUAE: Mohammad Tauqir (capt), Khurram Khan, Amjad Ali, Amjad Javed, Andri Berenger, Fahad Alhashmi, Manjula Guruge, Kamran Shazad, Krishna Chandran, ...
Akram keen to help revive Pakistan's World Cup campaign KARACHI: Former captain Wasim Akram is eager to help the Pakistan players salvage their World Cup campaign in Australia and New Zealand, he said on Tuesday.Pakistan lost their opening match of the tournament by 76 runs to arch-rivals India."The irony is neither the Pakistan cricket authorities nor anyone in the team has approached me to help or advise them," Wasim said on the Geo News Channel.One of the world's great fast bowlers during his pomp, ...
Afridi,Yasir can play winning role for Pakistan vs Windies: Iqbal Qasim KARACHI: Legspinners duo of Shahid Afridi and Yasir Shah can play crucial role in their important upcoming match against West Indies at Christchurch on February 21, legendary left arm spinner Iqbal Qasim said on Tuesday."Cricketers from the Caribbean Islands had always shown their traditional vulnerability against quality legspinners," he told APP in an interview here."Afridi and Yasir Shah can capitalize that weakness if they bowled smartly," he added."Remember Afridi bulldozed the West Indies batting in ...
India probes world cricket boss over IPL broadcast fee MUMBAI: India's top financial policing agency is probing world cricket boss Narayanaswami Srinivasan and others over an alleged $69 million "facilitation fee" paid over broadcast rights for the Indian Premier League, an official said Tuesday.The Enforcement Directorate has issued "show cause notices" to Srinivasan, disgraced former Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Lalit Modi, the country's cricket board and foreign media companies over the fee for the 2009 tournament, the official said.Part of the fee was ...
Mommsen defiant as Scots unnerve New Zealand DUNEDIN: Scotland captain Preston Mommsen said Tuesday his side's stirring display against New Zealand underscored the value of having so-called "second-tier" nations at the World Cup.The Scots gave the Blacks Caps a fright at Dunedin's University Oval, taking seven wickets before the co-hosts limped to a three-wicket win in pursuit of a meagre victory target of 143.Mommsen said his attack had exposed New Zealand's powerful batting line-up, something former world champions Sri Lanka were unable ...


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