Du Plessis, Rabada back in South African squad

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381 total views, 196 views today “Faf du Plessis returns to squad for Australia series. ©AFP” /> Johannesburg (AFP) – Former captain Faf du Plessis and fast bowler Kagiso Rabada will return to the South African squad for a three-match Twenty20 series against Australia, starting at the Wanderers Stadium on Friday. Du Plessis, who announced earlier on Monday that he was stepping down from the captaincy, is part of a 16-man squad to be captained by Quinton de Kock. Both Du Plessis and Rabada were rested from one-day and T20 series against…

Ngidi stars as South Africa beat England by one run in T20 thriller

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1,534 total views, 172 views today “Man of the moment: South Africa’s Lungi Ngidi celebrates with teammates. ©AFP” /> East London (South Africa) (AFP) – Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi took three wickets in his last two overs as South Africa snatched a thrilling one-run win in the first Twenty20 international against England at Buffalo Park on Wednesday. Jason Roy and captain Eoin Morgan hit half-centuries for England and they looked well on the way to chasing down South Africa’s total of 177 for eight. But the match changed dramatically in the last…

MCC announces schedule for Pakistan’s tour

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1,590 total views, 171 views today COURTESY BY: https://crickettimes.com Recently, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), also known as the owner of Lord’s Cricket Ground and the Guardian of the Laws of the game, announced a 12-member squad for Pakistan tour in the current month. Now the Club has declared the fixtures. As per MCC, this tour will take place between 13th and 19th of February, and the Club will play a 50-over match and three T20 games during the trip. All the games will be played in Lahore. The team will be…

Rahul ton as India fight to avoid New Zealand clean sweep

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2,314 total views, 81 views today “KL Rahul top-scored in India’s innings at Mount Maunganui . ©AFP” /> Tauranga (New Zealand) (AFP) – A century to KL Rahul boosted India’s hopes of avoiding a series whitewash against New Zealand Tuesday as the tourists scored 296 for seven in the third and final one-day international at Mount Maunganui. Rahul, supported by Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey, looked set to steer India to a huge total before Black Caps paceman Hamish Bennett slowed the scoring with a late flurry of wickets. New Zealand are…

Lara shines as cricket royalty raises money for bushfire relief

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1,555 total views, no views today “West Indies great Brian Lara hit 30 not out in a charity match in Australia . ©AFP” /> Melbourne (AFP) – Brian Lara showed he still has what it takes with a stylish 30 not out as cricketing royalty helped raise money to aid Australian bushfire relief in a charity match Sunday. The West Indian legend stroked a series of lofted cover drives and straight drives, including two sixes, before retiring to give another batsman a chance in a star-studded Bushfire Bash at Melbourne’s Junction…

Five players charged by ICC after Under-19 World Cup final

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1,113 total views, 3 views today “Bangladesh beat India to lift their first global trophy. ©AFP” /> Dubai (AFP) – Three Bangladesh players and two of their Indian opponents have been charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after unsavoury scenes following the Under-19 World Cup final on Sunday. Bangladesh claimed their maiden global trophy with a three-wicket victory on DLS method in Potchefstroom, before tensions spilled over between the two sides. Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain and Rakibul Hasan, who struck the winning run, were all found guilty of a Level 3…

Bangladesh erupts in joy after biggest cricket triumph

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974 total views, no views today “Bangladesh stunned four-time winners India in the final of the Under-19 World Cup. ©AFP” /> Dhaka (AFP) – Thousands of fans flooded the streets of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka and the prime minister Monday promised a public celebration after the under-19 team won the World Cup in the nation’s biggest cricket triumph. Bangladesh stunned four-time winners India in the final of the Under-19 World Cup late Sunday in South Africa to record a three-wicket victory over the favourites. The elated supporters, some wearing the team jersey…

Skipper Akbar steers Bangladesh to Under-19 World Cup triumph

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310 total views, 1 views today “Rakibul Hasan salutes the crowd after hitting the winning runs for Bangladesh in the Under 19 World Cup final against India. ©AFP” /> (South Africa) (AFP) – Bangladesh captain Akbar Ali kept his calm to lead his team to a stunning three-wicket win over India in Potchefstroom to win the Under-19 World Cup for the first time. Chasing 178 to win, Bangladesh were struggling at 102 for six but Akbar, who finished 43 not out, dragged them towards the line. A brief flurry of rain saw…

Sublime Babar, Masood help Pakistan dominate Bangladesh

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245 total views, no views today “Pakistan’s Babar Azam scored a career best unbeaten 143 for his third successive hundred in as many Tests during the second day of the first cricket Test Rawalpindi (Pakistan) (AFP) – Sparkling hundreds from Babar Azam and Shan Masood put Pakistan in command against Bangladesh on the second day of the first Test at Rawalpindi on Saturday. Azam scored a career best unbeaten 143 for his third successive hundred in as many Tests — fifth of a burgeoning career — while opener Shan Masood made…

Pakistan’s Naseem Shah becomes youngest to take Test hat trick

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222 total views, 3 views today “Pakistan’s Naseem Shah has become the youngest player to take a Test hat trick. ©AFP” /> Rawalpindi (Pakistan) (AFP) – Pakistan teenager Naseem Shah grabbed a hat trick against Bangladesh Sunday to become the youngest person to record the feat in Test cricket. Naseem, aged 16 years and 359 days, trapped Najumul Hossain Shanto leg before off the fourth ball of his seventh over, then followed up with dismissals of Taijul Islam and Mahmudullah with successive deliveries. Bangladesh’s leg-spinner Alok Kapali was previously the youngest to…