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Security experts to decide fate of Bangladesh tour: Anderson England’s fast bowler James Anderson has expressed that he will accept the advice of the country’s security experts when it comes to deciding whether they should tour Bangladesh.According to media reports, an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) delegation led by security adviser Reg Dickason accompanied by director of cricket operations John Carr and David Leatherdale of the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) are currently making their own security assessment in Bangladesh.Their ECB will wait for their report before deciding whether to proceed with the tour.Anderson, England’s all-time leading wicket-taker, said he and his colleagues would await ECB guidance.“Obviously as players when you’re going on tour somewhere where there have been incidents in the last few months you try to keep tabs on it and there are discussions going on among players,” Anderson said.England is due to fly to Bangladesh on September 30 for three ODIs and two Tests.Copyright Business Recorder, ...

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Sharjeel credits English experience for stunning 152 Opening batsman Sharjeel Khan has expressed that the Pakistan A tour in England had been pivotal to his compiling a stunning maiden ODI century as the tourists romped to a 255-run victory over Ireland in Malahide.The flamboyant hitter got out after smashing 152 runs in just 86 balls. In his memorable innings, he scored 16 fours and 9 massive sixes.According to local media report, “The conditions helped me as I have been with the Pakistan ...

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Sharjeel Khan scores third fastest 150 in ODI Pakistan thrashed Ireland by a massive 255 runs in the first one-day international at Malahide on Thursday, Opening batsman Sharjeel Khan broke several records on his ODI comeback as he made a blistering 152 off 86 balls at Malahide.His 152 coming off 86 balls with 16 fours and nine sixes, as he became the third Pakistan batsman to score 150-plus runs in One-Day Internationals (ODI) after Saeed Anwar and Imran Nazir.Pakistan included two debutants in ...

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 Sharjeel sets up Pakistan rout of Ireland MALAHIDE: Sharjeel Khan's blistering 152 laid the platform for Pakistan's 255-run thrashing of Ireland in the first one-day international at Malahide on Thursday.Sharjeel's maiden century in the format became the third quickest 150 ever seen in ODI history as Pakistan piled up 337 for six in a rain-reduced 47 overs, with Shoaib Malik (57 not out) and debutant Mohammad Nawaz (53) also in the runs in the first of a two-match series which concludes at ...

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Rain intervenes after India land double blow PORT OF SPAIN: A saturated outfield and further heavy rain limited play to just 22 overs with the West Indies reaching 62 for two after choosing to bat first against India on the opening day of the fourth and final Test at the Queen's Park Oval on Thursday.Prospects of uninterrupted play for the remainder of the match look grim with a forecast of more isolated showers over the next four days.Since the first Test match ...

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Largest wins by runs in ODIs MALAHIDE: Pakistan thrashed Ireland by 255 runs in the first one-day international at Malahide on Thursday.It was the seventh largest win in terms of runs in the 3,767 match history of ODIs as Ireland, chasing a target of 338, were skittled out for just 82.Largest ODI wins in terms of runs (margin, winner, opposition, ground, year):1. 290 NZL v IRL Aberdeen 20082. 275 AUS v AFG Perth 2015 (WC)3. 272 RSA v ZIM Benoni 20104. ...

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West Indies 62-2 as rain returns PORT OF SPAIN: West Indies were 62 for two as rain delayed the resumption of play after lunch on the opening day of the fourth and final Test between the West Indies and India at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad on Thursday.The weather forced lunch to be taken early with Kraigg Brathwaite 32 not out and Marlon Samuels unbeaten on four, with the match having started late due to overnight rain.Earlier, India seamer Ishant ...