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Pressure mounting on Afridi England beat Pakistan by 14 runs in the first Twenty20 international to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series in Dubai on Thursday.It was an impressive performance by England who scored a challenging 160-5 in their 20 overs with Sam Billings hitting a maiden half century before Pakistan were bowled out for 146 off the last ball in another rollercoaster batting display at Dubai stadium.Pakistan also lost skipper Shahid Afridi for a second-ball duck and Sohaib Maqsood stumped, three wickets falling off six balls with the addition of just one run. This was Pakistan's first defeat in seven T20Is, while England has now won four in a row; it is only five T20 games since they were defeated by Holland.‘Boom Boom’ Shahid Afridi remains part of Pakistan's T20; Pakistan T20 squad has an interesting collection of inexperienced players such as Aamir Yamin and Bilal Asif, experienced veterans in form ...

Test cricket set to debut Pink ball The game will create another history as the historic game will be played with pink cricket ball for the first time in an international game and it will be played between Australia and New Zealand on Friday.Brett Elliot, the Kookaburra managing director, has said that the pink ball is as hard as the red and white balls but an additional dye is added to improve the brightness of the ball, which is believed to promote ...
Shakib faces ban for abusing umpire On Friday, a one-match ban, Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was found guilty of uttering abusive language during the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 competition.According to media reports, The Bangladesh Cricket Board BCB in a media statement issued and said on-field umpires Sharfuddoula and Tanvir Ahmed reported Shakib for ‘using abusive language’ after dismissing Superstars' batsman Dilshan Munaweera in the fourth over of the innings.The ban came after the star all-rounder directed 'offensive and ...
PCB takes notice against Hafeez Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued show-cause notice to Muhammad Hafeez for statement against left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir.Hafeez and Amir were signed by Chittagong to play in the BPL. However, Hafeez had refused to play in team that has Amir. According to local media reports, Hafeez had said that he could not play with a player who had damaged the country’s reputation. Hafeez also said that he would play in the premier league if he ...
Bangladesh's Shakib banned for abusing umpire DHAKA: Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was handed a one-match ban Friday over a double foul-mouthed outburst during the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 competition.Shakib, who has a history of disciplinary problems, was found guilty of uttering abusive language after dismissing Sylhet Super Stars batsman Dilshan Munaweera while playing for his Rangpur Riders team on Thursday.He was also convicted of directing offensive and abusive language towards umpire Tanvir Ahmed in the 13th over of ...
Tendulkar junior impresses selectors MUMBAI: The 16-year-old son of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is on the road to forging his own career as a top-flight cricketer after being selected as an all-rounder for Mumbai's youth team.After scoring a century and taking four wickets in a trial tournament, Arjun Tendulkar was on Thursday named in the 15-strong squad to represent Mumbai in India's main under-16 competition, the Vijay Merchant Trophy."He did well in the selection trials... The selectors have ...
Aussies capture key Williamson wicket in day-night Test ADELAIDE: New Zealand lost the key wicket of in-form batsman Kane Williamson in a major blow to their hopes of winning the first-ever day-night Test at Adelaide Oval on Friday.The Black Caps, needing a win to draw the three-Test series after losing the Brisbane opener, opted to bat after winning the toss in the much-anticipated Test match featuring a pink ball for the first time.The Kiwis had largely negotiated the opening hurdle with only the ...


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