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PCB announces final ODI squad for West Indies series Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq on Sunday finalized the 16-member One Day International (ODI) team for three ODIs against the West Indies, starting in the UAE on Friday.Pakistan has recalled batsmen Umar Akmal and Asad Shafiq for the upcoming three-match ODI series against West Indies in the UAE. Fast bowlers Sohail Khan and Rahat Ali have also been included in the 16-member squad. Sami Aslam and Umar Gul, who were in the squad for the England ODIs, have been excluded, while Mohammad Hafeez will miss the series due to an injury.Hafeez has been rested after suffering a calf injury. Earlier, a similar injury had forced him out of the England series after the first ODI. The injury also kept him out of the T20I series against West Indies. Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam and Captain Azhar Ali will fulfill the top-order responsibilities. Azhar's captaincy will also be under scrutiny in the series, following ...

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India on verge of victory in landmark 500th Test KANPUR: India closed in on victory Monday in the first Test against New Zealand, with the visitors reeling at 205 for seven at lunch on the final day despite half-centuries from Luke Ronchi and Mitchell Santner.The Black Caps, who resumed on 93 for four after being set an unlikely 434 for victory, lost three more wickets during another tough session at Kanpur's Green Park stadium which is hosting India's 500th Test.Mitchell Santner on 57 and ...

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NZ 205/7, India need 3 wickets to win 1st Test KANPUR: India needed another three wickets to win the first Test Monday as New Zealand, chasing 434 runs for victory, were 205 for seven at lunch on the final day in Kanpur.The visitors, who resumed the day on 93 for four, were still 229 runs behind their target in India's landmark 500th Test match.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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NZ recall Patel as Craig ruled out of series KANPUR: New Zealand off-spinner Mark Craig was Monday ruled out of the remaining two Test matches in India with a side strain, prompting the selectors to recall Jeetan Patel as his replacement."Craig sustained the injury to his left side while bowling in the second innings of the first Test in Kanpur," said a statement from New Zealand Cricket."He left the field to receive treatment and did not return but remains available to bat" in the ...

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Paki Team announced for 3 ODIs against West Indies in UAE LAHORE: Chief Selector, Inzamam ul Haq, in consultation with the National Selection Committee has finalized the 16 member Pak one day team for the 3 ODIs against West Indies in UAE. "While picking the squad, the team management and skipper were consulted and all concerned gave their consent in this regard," said a spokesman of Pakistan Cricket Board here on Sunday. Pakistan Team will play Three ODIs against West Indies on September 30 and October ...

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Cricket: South Africa v Ireland scoreboard BENONI: Scores in a one-off, one-day international between South Africa and Ireland at Willowmoore Park on Sunday.South AfricaQ. de Kock b O'Brien 82T. Bavuma c Poynter b Young 113F. du Plessis c Porterfield b Young 21J. Duminy not out 52D. Miller c Wilson b O'Brien 14F. Behardien c Porterfield b Young 50Extras (lb9, nb1, w12) 22Total (5 wkts, 50 overs) 354Fall of wickets: 1-159 (De Kock), 2-221 (Du Plessis), 3-227 (Bavuma), 4-267 (Miller), 5-354 (Behardien)Bowling: ...

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Cricket: Bavuma hits century on one-day debut BENONI: Temba Bavuma made a century on his one-day international debut as South Africa set Ireland a daunting target in a one-off, one-day international at Willowmoore Park on Sunday.Bavuma hit 113 in a total of 354 for five after South Africa were sent in to bat. It was a gamble which did not pay off as Bavuma and Quinton de Kock (82) punished the Irish bowling in an opening partnership of 159.But both batsmen could ...