Pelicans prevail in successful Maq Cricket59

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1,651 total views, 375 views today PHILIPSBURG/ST. MAARTEN: The Simpson Bay Pelicans prevailed at the end of a successful Maq Cricket59 tournament that was played on the weekend at the Caribe Lumber Ball Park in St. Maarten. The strongest team in St. Maarten made sure that they kept the trophy on the Island, as they sent back the Dutch Quarter Eagles packed with players from Anguilla. Finishing in third place was Philipsburg Rhinos, while the Marigot Tigers ended in fourth spot. After all the keen matches, the final was an anti-climax, as…

Kohli hails courageous Maxwell for taking mental health break

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2,172 total views, 375 views today “India captain Virat Kohli gestures during training at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore Wednesday before the first Test against Bangladesh. ©AFP” /> Indore (India) (AFP) – India skipper Virat Kohli Wednesday lauded Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell’s courage to take a break from cricket because of mental health issues and said international players should be looked after. Maxwell, one of the world’s best batsman in the shortest format, left Australia’s Twenty20 squad last month during a series against touring Sri Lanka. The move by the 31-year-old Maxwell…

Bancroft, Burns back as Ashes flops axed for Pakistan Tests

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2,346 total views, 375 views today “Recalled: Australia’s Cameron Bancroft. ©AFP” /> Sydney (AFP) – Cameron Bancroft and Joe Burns got the nod Thursday for Australia’s Test squad to face Pakistan, with Usman Khawaja and Marcus Harris axed after flopping during the Ashes series against England. Bowling allrounder Michael Neser was also included as a back-up to the formidable pace attack of Josh Hazelwood, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and James Pattinson. Bancroft was only rushed into the Australia A team at the last minute this week when Nic Maddinson pulled out to…

Racists out of tune with changing world, says England star Archer

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1,443 total views, 4 views today “Jofra Archer says cricket fans who mouth racist abuse should realise times have moved on and the world is a much more multicultural place. ©AFP” /> Lond ]]> <![CDATA[ on (AFP) – England’s fast-bowling sensation Jofra Archer says cricket fans who resort to racist abuse should realise times have moved on and the world is a much more multicultural place. The 24-year-old Barbados-born bowler has quickly become a favourite with the England fans since he became eligible to play for his adopted country earlier this year.…

Hope ton powers West Indies to ODI sweep over Afghanistan

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1,607 total views, 2 views today “West Indies batsman Shai Hope scored his seventh one-day international century. ©AFP” /> Lucknow (India) (AFP) – Opening batsman Shai Hope struck an unbeaten century as West Indies outplayed Afghanistan by five wickets in the third one-day international on Monday to complete a 3-0 series rout. Hope made 109 and built crucial partnerships including an unbeaten 71-run stand with Roston Chase, 42 not out, to anchor West Indies’ chase of 250 with eight balls to spare in Lucknow. The wicketkeeper-batsman completed his seventh ODI hundred as…

Chahar’s record-breaking six-for-seven helps India clinch T20 series

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1,360 total views, 1 views today “Indian bowler Deepak Chahar delivered a six-for-seven performance. ©AFP” /> Nagpur (India) (AFP) – Paceman Deepak Chahar claimed the best-ever Twenty20 international bowling figures of six for seven as India clinched a 2-1 series triumph over Bangladesh with a 30-run win on Sunday. Chahar, a medium-pace bowler, finished the match with a hat-trick to bowl out Bangladesh for 144 in 19.2 overs while chasing 175 for victory in Nagpur. Chahar became the first Indian bowler to get a T20 hat-trick as he went past Sri Lanka’s…

West Indies complete first one-day series win in five years

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2,138 total views, 1 views today “West Indies’ Shai Hope in the second one day international win over Afghanistan . ©AFP” /> Lucknow (India) (AFP) – West Indies beat Afghanistan by 47 runs Saturday to claim their first one-day series win in more than five years as their bowlers took control amid an invasion of moths. Sheldon Cottrell, Roston Chase and Hayden Walsh each took three wickets as Kieron Pollard’s side wrapped up the three-match series with a game to spare.Afghanistan have now lost 11 one-day internationals in a row. Wicketkeeper Nicholas…

Australia’s Handscomb joins Middlesex as captain

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1,494 total views, 1 views today “Australian batsman Peter Handscomb will captain Middlesex in all formats of the game from next season. ©AFP” /> London (AFP) – Australian Peter Handscomb will captain English county side Middlesex in both the County Championship and one-day competitions next season, the club announced on Thursday. The 28-year-old, who was a member of this year’s Australian World Cup squad, signed a two-year contract with the division two Championship side and replaces Dawid Malan as skipper.Malan has joined Yorkshire. Handscomb, who has represented his country 40 times in…

Sharma blitz flattens Bangladesh as India draw level

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1,373 total views, no views today “Rohit smashed 85 to lead his side to victory. ©AFP” /> Rajkot (India) (AFP) – Skipper Rohit Sharma smashed 85 in his 100th Twenty20 international to pow ]]> <![CDATA[ 23 deliveries, reaching the milestone with his third six. He hammered six fours and six maximums in total, including three successive hits over the fence off spinner Mosaddek Hossain in his 43-ball blitz. “I knew that Rajkot is a good track, knew (it) will be difficult for bowlers in the second innings,” said Sharma, who is…

Malan, Morgan blast England to overwhelming win over New Zealand

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347 total views, 1 views today “Dawid Malan battered the New Zealand bowlers, helping England level the T20 series at 2-2. ©AFP” /> Napier (New Zealand) (AFP) – A whirlwind century by ]]> <![CDATA[ Dawid Malan in a record-breaking stand with Eoin Morgan saw England crush New Zealand in the fourth Twenty20 by 76 runs in Napier on Friday to level the series with one game remaining. Malan was unbeaten on 103 at the close of the England innings with Morgan out in the final over for 91 as England posted an…