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Andy Flower impressed with quality cricket in PSL ISLAMABAD: Former England cricket coach and assistant coach of Peshawar Zalmi Andy Flower has said that all the teams are playing quality T-20 cricket in PSL matches.Talking to Khaleej Times, he said that presence of world class players with young cricketers in dressing room was giving a great combination of experience and talent to the show."We have seen some exciting contests in the PSL so far and hope the game is going to the next level soon", he said."Pakistani youngsters have got an ideal platform to showcase their skills in the Pakistan Super League", he said.He was of the view that some of the youngsters like Asghar of Zalmi and Nawaz from Quetta Gladiators have already announced their arrival on big stage."Asghar from our camp has bowled well and extracted a lot turn from this track and it is going to gain more confidence",he added.He said that there was no ...

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New Zealand beat Australia by 55 runs, take series HAMILTON: New Zealand beat Australia by 55 runs in the third and final one-day international in Hamilton on Monday to take the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series 2-1.Australia were all out for 191 in reply to New Zealand's 246.For New Zealand, Martin Guptill top scored with 59, Grant Elliott made 50 and Brendon McCullum 47. For Australia, Usman Khawaja made 44 and Mitchell Marsh 41.Bowling for New Zealand Matt Henry took three for 60. The series now ...

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New Zealand v Australia scoreboard HAMILTON: Completed scoreboard in the third and final ODI between New Zealand and Australia in Hamilton on Monday:New ZealandM. Guptill c Hastings b Zampa 59 B. McCullum c Hastings b Marsh 47 K. Williamson b Boland 18 H. Nicholls c Smith b Hazlewood 18 G. Elliott c Maxwell b Marsh 50 C. Anderson c Khawaja b Boland 27 L. Ronchi c Boland b Marsh 5 D. Bracewell b Hastings 2A. Milne lbw Boland 5M. Henry ...

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Magical Ajmal inspires Islamabad topples Karachi In the sixth match of Pakistan Super League (PSL), ‘Islamabad United’ defeated ‘Karachi Kings’ by two runs.‘Islamabad United’ scored 132/8 in their respective 20 overs. Khalid Latif was the top scorer for the Islamabad side as he made 39 runs from 35 balls while Sharjeel Khan contributed 28 runs with the bat. ‘Islamabad United’ won its first Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 matches against ‘Karachi Kings’.Saeed Ajmal was the main force behind Islamabad’s victory and ...

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McCullum fires before NZ collapse in crunch ODI HAMILTON: Brendon McCullum bade farewell to limited overs cricket in trademark fashion with a swashbuckling 47 on Monday, but was let down by a spectacular collapse as New Zealand fell for 246 in their decider against Australia.Martin Guptill top scored with 59 at Seddon Park in Hamilton and Grant Elliott chimed in with 50. But when New Zealand were set for a big finish the innings collapsed with the last five wickets falling for nine ...

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Yasir Shah suspended for three months KARACHI: Pakistan's suspended spinner Yasir Shah will be eligible to play cricket from March 27, 2016 as ICC has decided to ban the bowler for three months after he pleaded guilty of breaching Article 2.1 of the ICC Anti-Doping Code.Shah had provided a urine sample as part of the ICC's random in-competition testing programme after the conclusion of the One Day International between England and Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, UAE on November 13, 2015.His sample ...

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Netherlands look to rekindle World T20 love affair AMSTERDAM: The Netherlands on Saturday named a 15-man squad for the 2016 World Twenty20 in India, looking to rekindle the triumphs of 2009 and 2014 when they shocked England.Key to their hopes will be all-rounder Logan van Beek who took 3-9 from two overs when the Dutch beat England by 45 runs in Chittagong two years ago.That win followed their famous four-wicket triumph over the English at Lord's in the 2009 World Twenty20."This group has ...