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Shahid Afridi takes a dig at Ian Chappell Pakistans star all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who is well known throughout the cricketing world for his blunt and outspoken nature, took a cheeky jibe at Ian Chappell on Sunday.Afridi went on social media, expressing delight over Pakistans victory in the second One Day International (ODI) against Australia at the MCG yesterday, congratulating stand-in captain Muhammad Hafeez, for his leadership along with Junaid Khan and Shoab Malik for their contributions towards the game.However, Afridi being Afridi didnt stop here and went on to take a jibe at Australian former captain turned commentator, as he tweeted Shabash Pakistan, great captaincy and inns Hafeez, Well done JK, Malik, Did you watch Ian Chappell?Ian Chappell has been facing sharp criticism over his comments that the Cricket Australia should reconsider the utility of a future Pakistan tour to the country, while speaking to ESPNcricinfo."Pakistan have now lost 12 Test matches on the trot in Australia, and ...

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Bangladesh captain fells after head blow WELLINGTON: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim suffered a head injury after he was felled by a bouncer on the final morning of the first Test in Wellington on Monday.However, fortunately, the skipper has been cleared of any serious injury.A team spokesman said Mushfiqur had an X-ray in hospital and there was no evidence of significant harm from the Tim Southee delivery.There had been anxious moments as Mushiqur lay prone on the pitch for several minutes after ...

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Australia remain clueless against Pakistan spin attack After a horrendous Test whitewash and loss in the first One Day Internationals (ODI), Pakistan cricket team finally got their first taste of win last night ending their 12-year-long drought at the Melbourne.It was Pakistan bowling side that despite a number of last minute changes finally got their act together and bowled out Australia for just 220 in 48.1 overs.The pace trio of Muhammad Amir, Junaid Khan and Hasan Ali were relentless and picked seven ...

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Starc and Marsh to miss Perth ODI against Pakistan SYDNEY: Fast bowler Mitchell Starc and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will miss the third one-day international against Pakistan in Perth on Thursday, Cricket Australia said.Australia's leading strike bowler needs a rest while Marsh has been carrying a shoulder injury.Starc will re-join the squad in Sydney for the fourth match in the five-leg series."Mitchell has had a very big six months and played a significant amount of cricket," said interim national selector Trevor Hohns."We needed to find ...

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Cricket: Kohli, Jadhav centuries help India beat England PUNE: Skipper Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav hit blistering centuries to help India chase down 350 and stun England by three wickets in the first one-day international in Pune on Sunday.Kohli (122), who was leading the limited overs side for the first time, and Jadhav (120) put on 200 runs for the fifth wicket as India achieved the target with 11 balls to spare.Allrounder Hardik Pandya kept his nerves to take India home with his ...

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Stand-in captain Hafeez leads Pakistan to Melbourne win MELBOURNE: Pakistan's stand-in captain Mohammad Hafeez hit a fighting fifty to set up a comprehensive six-wicket victory against Australia in the second one-day international on Sunday that levelled the five-match series. Pakistan, who were whitewashed in the preceding test series and lost the first ODI in Brisbane, reached their target with 14 balls to spare after their bowlers had bundled out the hosts for 220 in the penultimate over of their innings. It was the ...

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Cricket: Stokes helps fire England to 350-7 in first ODI PUNE: Ben Stokes hit a fiery half-century to help England post their highest-ever one-day international total against India, 350 for seven, in their first match in Pune on Sunday.Coming in at number six, Stokes hit a 40-ball 62 to pulverise the Indian bowling attack in what is Virat Kohli's first game as India's limited-overs skipper.After being put in to bat, England lost Alex Hales early on. But opener Jason Roy (73) and Joe Root (78) ...