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Sran, Bumrah restrict Zimbabwe to 99-9 HARARE: Seamers Barinder Sran and Jasprit Bumrah shared seven wickets as India kept Zimbabwe to a lowly 99 for nine in the second Twenty20 international at Harare Sports Club on Monday.Sran was drafted into the India side following their embarrassing two-run defeat in Saturday's series opener, and marked his debut in the format with figures of 4 for 10 in four overs.The left-armer's four wickets came in the space of seven deliveries in his first spell as Zimbabwe were reduced to 28 for four.Bumrah did the damage at the back of the innings, as he dismissed top scorer Peter Moor for 31 and danger man Elton Chigumbura for eight to record figures of 3 for 11.Zimbabwe went into the game buoyed by their much-improved performance on Saturday, as well as the hope of recording a rare T20 series win.But after winning the toss and electing to bat, their batsmen put ...

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Skipper Misbah determined, not to disappoint Pakistan Pakistan will now be seen playing a Test series against England on their home soil, Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq expressing confidence ahead of his side's upcoming tour to England.According to local media report, “Nothing is easy in life, you need to work hard to achieve something,” said Misbah before his flight. “It won’t be easy against England but the way this team has played and performed in the last five years has made me extremely ...

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Sri Lanka bowler Shaminda Eranga banned from bowling Sri Lanka paceman Shaminda Eranga has been banned from bowling in international cricket due to an illegal action, the International Cricket Council announced.According to FirstPost, "The International Cricket Council said on (Sunday) announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Sri Lanka’s Shaminda Eranga to be illegal and, as such, the fast bowler has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect," said a statement issued by the global governing ...

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Amir looking forward to make 'a real comeback' Pakistan's pacer Mohammad Amir returns to the Test cricket at Lord’s, six years after his implication in the spot-fixing scandal. Fast bowler Mohammad Amir thinks he's lucky to re-don the Pakistan green cap.I’ve got an opportunity which I feel no one has got in their career as I can resume my Test career at Lord’s where my progression was curtailed due to an unfortunate incident,” Amir told to local media. “I’m lucky that I’ll resume ...

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Gayle and Jayawardene star for Somerset LONDON: Chris Gayle and Mahela Jayawardene were both in the runs as Somerset beat Hampshire by six wickets in the South Division of English county cricket's Twenty20 Blast at Taunton on Sunday.West Indies batsman Gayle struck three typically huge sixes and four fours on his way to 52 before the left-hander was bowled by Will Smith.Jayawardene, who retired from Sri Lanka duty after last year's World Cup, then saw Somerset to their modest target of ...

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South Africa bat in De Villiers' 200th appearance BRIDGETOWN: Australian captain Steve Smith won the toss and put South Africa in to bat in the seventh match of the Tri-Nation One-Day International series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday.Leading the standings by a point over Australia and a further point ahead of hosts the West Indies, a victory for South Africa today will confirm their place in the final at the same venue in seven days' time.Their captain, A.B. de Villiers, is ...

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English county scores LONDON: English county scores on Sunday:Twenty20North Division At Edgbaston:Warwickshire 144-9 (L Ronchi 53; N Buck 4-26) v Lancashire 39-4 Warwickshire beat Lancashire by 18 runs (D/L Method) At Headingley:Derbyshire 153-9 v Yorkshire 67-3 Yorkshire beat Derbyshire by 1 run (D/L Method) South Division At Taunton:Hampshire 133 (M Waller 4-33, J Overton 4-22) v Somerset 136-4 (C Gayle 52) Somerset beat Hampshire by 6 wktsCounty Championship (first day of four)First DivisionAt The Oval:Surrey 299-8 (S Davies ...