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New Zealand make 299-5 in fourth one-day ABU DHABI: New Zealand, who won the toss and batted, made 299-5 in their 50 overs in the fourth day-night international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.Trailing the series 2-1, New Zealand were lifted by skipper Kane Williamson who made 123 with 12 boundaries while opener Martin Guptill scored 58 and Dean Brownlie 42.Pakistan went ahead with the match despite calls to postpone it after a terrorists' attack in Peshawar on Tuesday which left 148 people killed, 132 of them school students.Both team observed a two-minute silence and wore black armbands.Pakistan brought in Anwar Ali and Nasir Jamshed for Wahab Riaz and Asad Shafiq while New Zealand made three changes, leaving out James Neesham, Nathan McCullum and Anton Devcich for Daniel Vettori, Brownlie and Adam Milne.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Ex-cricket chief rues Pakistan's chucking negligence ABU DHABI: Former Pakistan cricket chief Nasim Ashraf said on Wednesday he regretted that a failure to deal with bowlers with suspect actions had resulted in the loss of ace spinner Saeed Ajmal and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez.Ajmal was suspended in September for illegal action while Hafeez was sidelined two months later, seriously hitting Pakistan's preparations for next years's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.Their suspensions were part of a massive crackdown on chuckers by ...
Fired-up Roach stalls South Africa charge PRETORIA: West Indies seamer Kemar Roach was denied the new ball but stormed back to grab two wickets and leave South Africa teetering at 102 for three at lunch on the first day of the opening test at Centurion on Wednesday.Put in to bat, South Africa raced to 57 without loss but were then three wickets down for the addition of no runs as a fired-up Roach produced the line and length the opening bowlers ...
New Zealand bat in fourth one-day match ABU DHABI: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat in the fourth day-night international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.New Zealand left out James Neesham, Anton Devcich and Nathan McCullum from the line-up of the third one-day match which they lost by 147 runs in Sharjah, bringing in Daniel Vettori, Adam Milne and Dean Brownlie. Pakistan, who lead the series 2-1, left out fast bowler Wahab Riaz and out ...
Pakistan to go ahead with match despite Peshawar tragedy ABU DHABI: Pakistan cricket officials decided to go ahead with Wednesday's fourth day-night international against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi despite calls to postpone it for a day after the carnage in Peshawar.The Taliban attacks on an army-run school in Peshawar on Tuesday left 141 dead, 132 of them school children.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said it cannot postpone the one-day international due to broadcast commitments."We tried our best to postpone the 4th ODI but ...
West Indies bowl against South Africa CENTURION: The West Indies won the toss and sent South Africa in to bat in the first Test at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.Rain delayed the toss and start of play by half an hour and play was due to start in heavily overcast conditions.South Africa opted to play four specialist fast bowlers and no spinner, with Kyle Abbott playing ahead of left-arm spinner Robin Peterson. Left-handed batsman Stiaan van Zyl was a new cap for ...
India 311 for 4 at the close in second Test BRISBANE: India were 311 for four at the close of the opening day in the second Test against Australia at the Gabba on Wednesday.Ajinkya Rahane was unbeaten on 75 with Rohit Sharma not out 26 after Murali Vijay hit 144.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...


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