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Cricket: Day four abandoned in Trinidad PORT OF SPAIN: Play was abandoned without a ball being bowled for a third consecutive day on the scheduled fourth day of the fourth and final Test between the West Indies and India at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad on Sunday.Umpires Nigel Llong and Rod Tucker determined that the repair work being undertaken on a saturated outfield eliminated any chance of play despite almost continuous sunshine over the previous two days.Only 22 overs have been bowled so far in the match with the West Indies reaching 62 for two before lunch on the first day, before the weather and developing problems with the saturated ground ruined the fixture completely.India lead the series 2-0, but must win the fourth Test if they are to avoid relinquishing their world number one status to arch rivals Pakistan.With just one day to play, a draw is almost a certainty.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Aussies beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets in 1st ODI COLOMBO: Half-centuries from Aaron Finch and skipper Steve Smith helped Australia pull off a tricky chase to defeat a resilient Sri Lanka by three wickets in the first one-day international in Colombo on Sunday.Australia, who suffered their first series whitewash against the hosts in the three Tests, chased down 228 in 46.5 overs at the R. Premadasa Stadium to lead the five-match ODI series 1-0.Pacers James Faulkner and Mitchell Starc, who became the fastest to ...

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Ireland v Pakistan one-day match abandoned MALAHIDE: The second of two one-day international matches between Ireland and Pakistan failed to see a ball bowled on Saturday, with bad weather forcing a total abandonment at Malahide.Pakistan thrashed Ireland by 255 runs in the first ODI at Malahide on Thursday -- their biggest victory in terms of runs in the format.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Rain delays 2nd Ireland-Pakistan ODI MALAHIDE: Rain delayed the scheduled 10:45am local time (0945 GMT) start in the second one-day international between Ireland and Pakistan at Malahide on Saturday.With heavy rain continuing to lash the ground, prospects for a full 50-over per side match were bleak.Pakistan lead the two-match series 1-0 after thrashing Ireland by 255 runs in the first ODI at Malahide on Thursday – their biggest victory in terms of runs in the format.Sharjeel Khan made a blistering ...

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Will Misbah be able to play till the age of 50? Pakistan’s most successful Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq ha revealed his future plans regarding his career as a cricketer, saying he is ready to play for the country till the age of 50. In an interview, the 42-year-old was asked about his expectations for the future, to which Misbah jokingly answered that he needs another record to his name by turning into the oldest Test player. “Probably I am ready to make another world record, playing till ...

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Afridi, Ajmal fail to get PCB’s central contract for 2017 The Pakistan cricket board (PCB) has finalized players for central contract for the next year, but Boom Boom Afridi and Saeed Ajmal are not part of the contract this time around.According to local media, the PCB has shortlisted players for the central contract which will be announced before the tour of West Indies. Struggling off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has also been dropped, while Muhammad Amir has made a return after six years.This is the first time ...

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New Zealand bowlers take control in first Test DURBAN: New Zealand's bowlers held the advantage on the first day of the first Test against South Africa at Kingsmead on Friday.South Africa struggled to 236 for eight at the close of play after deciding to bat in overcast conditions, with the floodlights on for most of the day.Left-arm opening bowler Trent Boult struck two telling blows, making the first breakthrough when he had Stephen Cook caught behind for 20, then dismissing top-scorer Hashim Amla ...