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Umar Akmal returns to Pakistan one-day squad KARACHI: Pakistan Sunday recalled dashing batsman Umar Akmal to their one-day squad for the upcoming series against West Indies after he was sidelined for 18 months over disciplinary problems.The 26-year-old played the last of his 111 one-day internationals in March during the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.Negative comments about Akmal's behaviour by former head coach Waqar Younis and ex-manager Intikhab Alam almost derailed his career.He was recalled to the Twenty20 squad earlier this month after being passed over for five months.Pakistan lead the current three-match Twenty20 series against the West Indies 2-0, with the final game on Tuesday.The first one-day international is in Sharjah on Friday, followed by another at the same venue on October 2 and one in Abu Dhabi on October 5.They will also play three Tests after the limited-over series.There were also ODI recalls for batsman Asad Shafiq and pacemen Sohail Khan and Rahat ...

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India v New Zealand 1st Test scoreboard KANPUR: Scoreboard at tea on the fourth day of the first Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur on Sunday:India 1st innings 318 (Murali Vijay 65, Cheteshwar Pujara 62; Trent Boult 3-67, Mitchell Santner 3-94)New Zealand 1st innings 262 (K. Williamson 75, T. Latham 58; R. Jadeja 5-73, R. Ashwin 4-93)India 2nd innings (overnight 159/1)L. Rahul c Taylor b Sodhi 38M. Vijay lbw b Santner 76C. Pujara c Taylor b Sodhi 78V. Kohli c ...

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India declare on 377/5, NZ chase 434 to win KANPUR: India declared their second innings on 377 for five on the fourth day of the first Test against New Zealand Sunday, setting New Zealand a victory target of 434.Rohit Sharma (68) and Ravindra Jadeja (50) put on an unbeaten 100 for the sixth wicket.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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India extend lead to 308 against New Zealand KANPUR: India lost three wickets to New Zealand's spinners but extended their lead to 308 with six second-innings wickets in hand at lunch Sunday, tightening their grip on the first Test.India, who started the fourth day on 159 for one, were 252 for four at the break at Kanpur, with Ajinkya Rahane on 21 and Rohit Sharma on 12.Overnight batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored 78, and Murali Vijay earlier put on 133 for the second ...

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Ireland send South Africa in BENONI: Ireland won the toss and sent South Africa in to bat in a one-off one-day international at Willowmoore Park on Sunday.Ireland were without experienced batsman Niall O'Brien, who slipped in his hotel bathroom on Sunday morning and suffered a head injury.The South African team included three new caps. Test batsman Temba Bavuma was due to open the batting while all-rounders Andile Phehlukwayo and Dwaine Pretorius were newcomers to international cricket.Teams:South Africa: Faf du Plessis ...

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India v New Zealand 1st Test scoreboard KANPUR: Scoreboard at lunch on the fourth day of the first Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur on Sunday:India 1st innings 318 (Murali Vijay 65, Cheteshwar Pujara 62; Trent Boult 3-67, Mitchell Santner 3-94)New Zealand 1st innings 262 (K. Williamson 75, T. Latham 58; R. Jadeja 5-73, R. Ashwin 4-93)India 2nd innings (overnight 159/1)L. Rahul c Taylor b Sodhi 38M. Vijay lbw b Santner 76C. Pujara c Taylor b Sodhi 78V. Kohli c ...

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India 252/4, lead New Zealand by 308 runs KANPUR: India were 252 for four at lunch against New Zealand, with the hosts stretching their second innings lead to 308 on the fourth day of the first Test in Kanpur on Sunday.Overnight batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored 78, and Murali Vijay, who contributed 76, put on 133 runs for the second wicket before falling to New Zealand's spinners.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...