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Imran Khan rate Sunil Gavaskar way above than Tendulkar Sachin Tendulkar is widely regarded as one of the world's greatest cricketers. Known for his incredible batting skills and leadership, Pakistani cricketing legend-turned politician Imran Khan has always rated Sunil Gavaskar above than any batsman in the world. According to One India report, Khan said, “Sachin never played an innings like Gavaskar did. Look, Gavaskar faced a West Indies attack that had four world class fast bowlers. His record does not tell his actual contribution. I always felt sorry for him when he, alone, used to face a range of fast bowlers when there were none in his own country before Kapil Dev arrived on the scene”."Sunny played in an era when Dennis Lillee, arguably the best fast bowler, played. Zaheer's (Abbas) timing was impeccable. Majid (Khan) was also the best at his peak and then there was Javed (Miandad). But I do not want to undermine Sachin's achievements and ...

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ICC announces third round schedule of ICC Intercontinental Cup, WCL Championship ISLAMABAD: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced third round schedule of the ICC Intercontinental Cup and ICC World Cricket League Championship.Ireland is undefeated in the Intercontinental Cup with a maximum of 40 points from its victories over UAE and Namibia after round two of seven.They stand 14 points clear of the Netherlands in second place, with Afghanistan five points back in third place on 21 points. Hong Kong will face Scotland, while UAE play ...

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Sri Lanka batsmen gift key wickets with brain explosions Dunedin: Trent Boult took two quick wickets after lunch to help New Zealand complete a 122-run victory over Sri Lanka on the fifth day of the first test at University Oval in Dunedin on Monday.The visitors were bowled out for 282 having been set 405 runs to win. Sri Lanka were 224-6 at the lunch break before Boult grabbed both Rangana Herath (six) and Milinda Sarawardana (29) in the first 20 minutes of the middle ...

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PCB surrenders on Indo-Pak series Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally decided to quit chasing on Indo-Pak cricket series after failing to get response from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) side.According to local media report, Shahryar Khan said, “Yes, we haven’t received a reply from the BCCI till Saturday evening; therefore, we are closing this chapter now. We will, however, make an announcement in this regard by Monday”. “We made every possible effort to play India and ...

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Sri Lanka must move on from Sangakkara era: Mathews DUNEDIN: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews believes it is time to stop talking of former batting greats Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara after a 122-run defeat in the first Test against New Zealand.Since Jayawardene stepped down from Test cricket in 2014 and Sangakkara followed him into retirement earlier this year the Sri Lankans have struggled.On Monday they lost the opening Test against New Zealand after winning the toss and bowling first on a green wicket ...

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Wagner 'miracle' sets up 122-run win for New Zealand DUNEDIN: A "miracle ball" from the recalled Neil Wagner set New Zealand up for a 122-run win in the first Test on Monday as Sri Lanka folded with the loss of seven wickets on the final day.New Zealand had set the Sri Lankans a formidable 405-run target but with sufficient time to get there on a non-threatening University Oval wicket. The Sri Lanka batsmen, however, failed to show the necessary patience and were all out ...

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McCullum puts team ahead of world record DUNEDIN: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum said on Monday he put his team ahead of his own ambitions to claim the world record for Test sixes during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Dunedin.He declared his side's second innings once their lead had passed 400 rather than attempting to claim outright the record for Test sixes after equalling the mark of 100 by Australia's Adam Gilchrist. New Zealand set Sri Lanka a 405-run target ...