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'99 regrets and the World Cup is No.1: Allan Donald warns England to embrace favourites' tag

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'I will surely be opening in all the games' - Rohit Sharma

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World Cup flashback: King Vivian Richards rules Karachi in 1987

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If cricket fans thought Kapil Dev's 175 (v Zimbabwe in 1983) would never be surpassed, they reckoned without Vivian Richards's (181) awesome ability. The great Antiguan pounced on the opportunity to go past Kapil Dev in the 1987 World Cup game against Sri Lanka at Karachi. A narrow loss to England hurt Richards and he didn't need too many overs to get his eye in before destroying the Sri Lankan bowlers in tandem with Desmond Haynes (105). After reaching 50 in 62 balls, he only consumed 35 balls for his next fifty. And guess how many balls Richards faced to get from 100 to 150? Only 15! His six tally would have reached eight had Roshan Mahanama not taken an acrobatic catch to dismiss him deep on the off-side. West Indies' 360-4 was too much of an ask for the hapless Lankans, who were restricted to 169 for four as Richards's outfit won by 191 runs. Figured outKrishnamachari Srikkanth holds the distinction of being India's top-scorer in the 1983 final against West Indies. His 38 was a..
                 

Gautam Gambhir to BCCI: There can't be conditional bans

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Former India opener Gautam Gambhir Monday said the BCCI should either snap all cricketing ties with Pakistan, including multi-lateral events, or engage with the arch-rivals at every level as "there can't be conditional bans". Gambhir, who called for snapping ties with Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack which killed more than 40 CRPF personnel, said the Indian Board has to decide and be prepared for the consequences. The responsibility of the Pulwama attack was taken by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed. "There can't be conditional bans. Either you ban everything with Pakistan or open everything with Pakistan. What has happened in Pulwama is absolutely not acceptable," Gambhir, who was recently conferred the Padma Shri, told reporters on the sidelines of a promotional event for 'Funngage.com'. "I am sure it's going to be difficult for India to boycott them in ICC tournaments but stop playing Pakistan in the Asia Cup," said the left-hander. Outspoken in his support fo..
                 

Imran Khan congratulates Afghanistan for maiden Test win

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Pakistan Prime Minister and former cricketer Imran Khan on Monday heaped praises on the Afghanistan cricket team for registering its maiden win in the Test format after defeating Ireland in the one-off match. "Congratulations to Afghanistan on their team's first ever win in test cricket. The Afghan cricketers have achieved amazing successes in such a short period of their exposure to international cricket," Khan tweeted. Congratulations to Afghanistan on their team's first ever win in test cricket. The Afghan cricketers have achieved amazing successes in such a short period of their exposure to international cricket. — Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 18, 2019 Afghanistan clinched their maiden Test victory by seven wickets against Ireland at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uttarakhand's capital Dehradun on Monday.Rahmat Shah scored a 122-ball 76 and Ishanullah Janat played an unbeaten knock of 65 off 129 balls as Afghanistan notched up a 147-run target o..
                 

SL vs SA 1st T20I Live Cricket Score Online, Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Score: Hosts look to carry ODI momentum

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Sourav Ganguly, Ricky Ponting want Rishabh Pant to be India's No. 4 at World Cup

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Ricky Ponting backs Rishabh Pant to bat at No 4, Sourav Ganguly terms him ‘huge asset’

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Richardson: India, Pak bound by agreement to play World Cup games

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ICC CEO Dave Richardson yesterday said he doesn't forsee any threat to the high-profile India-Pakistan World Cup match, insisting that the two teams are bound by an ICC agreement to show up. "For ICC events, all teams have signed a members' participation agreement which requires them to participate in all the matches of the tournament and [in case of] any unjustified non-compliance with that provision, the playing conditions will kick in and the points will be awarded accordingly [to the other team]," he said when asked about the matter. There were demands that India should boycott the game against Pakistan in the World Cup in Manchester on June 16 in the wake of last month's Pulwama terror attack which killed more than 40 CRPF personnel. Responding to the outrage, the Committee of Administrators running Indian cricket also wrote a letter to the ICC urging it to boycott countries from where "terrorism emanates", but did not specifically name Pakistan. Another controversy erupted wh..
                 

Rashid Khan bags five as Afghanistan close in on maiden Test win

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Spinner Rashid Khan's five-wicket haul helped Afghanistan bowl out Ireland for 288 and put the team in sight of a maiden Test win on the Day Three of the one-off Test yesterday. Chasing 147 for victory, Afghanistan were 29 for one with Ihsanullah Janat batting on 16 and Rahmat Shah unbeaten on 11 at the close of play. Afghanistan lost one wicket in the form of Mohammad Shahzad, but Janat and Shah, who made 98 in Afghanistan's first innings total of 314, ensured there was no more damage when the stumps were drawn. Earlier in the day, Andy Balbirnie (82) and Kevin O'Brien (56) scored half-centuries each, but Khan came up with career-best figures of five for 82 to bundle out Ireland in the final session of play. Khan accounted for the wickets of James McCollum, O'Brien, Stuart Thompson, George Dockrell and Andrew McBrine to put Afghanistan in a commanding position. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest ..
                 

Afghanistan can beat any side if we bat well, says Mohammad Nabi

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PCB defends loud PSL closing ceremony despite Christchurch mosque attack

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Bangladesh players relieved to be back home after NZ attack

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The Bangladesh cricket team arrived home in Dhaka on Saturday, a day after narrowly escaping the mosque attack that killed 49 people in New Zealand. At least 17 members of the Bangladesh cricket team drove up to Christchurch's Masjid al Noor mosque in a bus to join Friday prayers when a gunman stormed the building, in what is thought to be the worst act of terror directed against Muslims in a Western country. The team arrived at Dhaka airport late on Saturday. "The only thing I can say that we are lucky," skipper Mahmudllah Riyad told reporters on arrival. "With all of your prayers we could return here alive. I cannot describe what is going inside us, what we have seen," he added. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates..
                 

Gautam Gambhir calls for forfeit of India-Pakistan match at World Cup

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ICC World Cup 2019: Ajit Agarkar, Matthew Hayden differ on India’s No. 4

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Tamim Iqbal: Will not be easy to overcome Christchurch horror

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Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal said he believes it will not be easy for the national cricket team to overcome the shock of narrowly escaping Friday's shooting in a New Zealand mosque. At least 49 people died in attacks on two mosques in the city of Christchurch during Friday prayers, in what appeared to be the worst act of terror against Muslims in a Western country. State of shock"It will certainly take some time for us to get out of it [the state of shock] after the experience we had here," Tamim told reporters at Christchurch airport moments before the team left for Bangladesh on Saturday. At least 17 members of the Bangladesh cricket team, including Tamim, drove up to the Masjid al Noor in a bus to join Friday prayers when the mosque came under attack by a gunman. Team manager Khaled Mashud said the players and staff on the bus watched as blood-soaked victims staggered from the building. Tamim Iqbal They stayed in the bus for eight to 10 minutes before leaving it sensing..
                 

World Cup flashback: India's epic win over Pakistan in the Garden City

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World Cup memoryEpic win in Garden City All roads led to the Chinnswamy Stadium on March 9, 1996 in Bangalore where India and Pakistan clashed for the World Cup quarter-final. A side strain to Wasim Akram meant the visitors had to be led by Aamer Sohail and Mohd Azharuddin won a good toss. Navjot Singh Sidhu blazed away to 93 before he was castled by leggie Mushtaq Ahmed. Ajay Jadeja came up with an impact innings of 45 (25 balls, 4x4, 2x6). The Pakistanis had to reach their 288-run target in 49 overs as match referee Raman Subba Row docked them an over due to slow over-rate. Openers Sohail (55) and Saeed Anwar (48) pierced the field well and cleared the ropes but the stadium came alive when Anwar lofted one to Anil Kumble at deep mid-on off Javagal Srinath. Another local boy — Venkatesh Prasad — got India's next wicket when he knocked back Sohail's off-stump after being at the receiving end of some verbal aggression from Sohail. Pakistan were restricted to 248 for nine a..
                 

Aiden Markram, Anrich Nortje, Sinethemba Qeshile called up for T20Is against Sri Lanka

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Leaving no stone unturned to provide security at World Cup 2019, says ICC CEO David Richardson

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Bangladesh's Indian video analyst narrates horrific scenes

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At least one Indian was an eye witness to yesterday's terror attack in New Zealand following which the third Test against Bangladesh and the tour has been called off. Chennai-based video analyst, Shrinivas Chandrasekaran is part of the support staff of the Bangladesh cricket team, which was about to enter one of the two Christchurch mosques, where a gunman shot and killed at least 49 people attending Friday prayers. "I was sitting inside our team bus. The plan was to head to the ground, which is located just behind the mosque, for a 3pm practice session after the prayers," Chandrasekaran told mid-day over the phone from Christchurch yesterday. The terror attack took place at around 1:30pm. "It was horrifying. We were extremely lucky because our players were getting into the mosque when they heard gunshots. Had we reached a minute earlier, the players would have been inside the mosque," he added. Shrinivas Chandrasekaran "We were asked to lie down in the bus for a while before we wer..
                 

Sri Lanka Cricket orders head coach to return home from SA

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Sri Lanka head coach Chandika Hathurusinghe was on Thursday told to return home from South Africa in the middle of the ODI series and fielding coach Steve Rixon will take charge of the team for the subsequent T20 series. "Hathurusinghe has been asked to return from South Africa after the final ODI. Steve Rixon will take charge for the T20 series," Shammi Silva, the Sri Lanka Cricket President said on Thursday. Hathurusinghe will be returning to Sri Lanka after the final ODI game in Cape Town on March 16. South Africa are leading the series 4-0. Rixon, the fielding coach, will take charge of the team for the three T20 games between March 19 and 24, Silva said. Silva said the SLC will ask Hathurusinghe about his plans for the World Cup in England from May-July. Hathurusinghe became Sri Lanka's head coach in December 2017 after leading Bangladesh to success. However under him, Sri Lanka have slipped in the ICC rankings and failed to secure an automatic qualification for 2020 T20 World ..
                 

Quetta Gladiators wins first PSL title, beats Peshawar Zalmi in final

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PSL 2019 Final, Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators Live Score: Gladiators battle Peshawar in summit clash

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BCCI-ICC Meeting: WADA issue, tax waiver on agenda, Shashank Manohar set to meet CoA members

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Virat Kohli is more comfortable as a captain when MS Dhoni is around, says Anil Kumble

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Virat Kohli’s mental strength makes him the best ODI batsman in the world, says AB de Villiers

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MS Dhoni is a legend, I don’t want people to compare: Rishabh Pant

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IPL 2019: Chennai Super Kings begin full fledged preparations, MS Dhoni tonks sixes

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Afghanistan vs Ireland Test Day 2: Rahmat Shah falls two short of maiden ton as Afghanistan take upperhand

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MS Dhoni saved me from getting dropped many times, says Ishant Sharma

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South Africa vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI Live Cricket Score Online, SA vs SL Live Score: The Proteas eye series whitewash

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South Africa vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI Live Cricket Streaming: When is SA vs SL 5th ODI?

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WATCH: Dean Jones in tears while addressing Asif Ali’s daughter’s cancer

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Arjun should find reason to wake up every morning and chase his dreams: Sachin Tendulkar

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Not playing is not the solution: Sourav Ganguly on workload management

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan congratulates Afghanistan cricket team on maiden Test win

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BCCI agrees to work with National Anti-Doping Agency for six months

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) finally agreed to work with the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), but with riders. The Committee of Administrators (CoA) met ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar yesterday to work out a solution over BCCI's resistance to allow their players being be dope-tested by NADA. It has been agreed that the Indian players will work with NADA for six months and if they are not satisfied with the outcome, the association will be discontinued. The other important aspect that the BCCI has put forth is that the urine samples will be collected by its own chaperons and handed over to NADA. The BCCI has agreed to send 10 per cent of its players, which is the minimum requirement, to be made available for dope testing. Currently, the Indian players are dope-tested through Sweden-based IDTM, which is affiliated to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). However, WADA has insisted that BCCI should be WADA compliant through NADA. On the long-standing issue of USD 2..
                 

World Cup flashback: Andrew Symonds' epic lights up Johannesburg

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No Shane Warne (banned for a year after consuming a banned substance), no Darren Lehmann (banned for racially abusing SL in the previous series), no Michael Bevan (groin injury). That's how defending champions Australia went into their 2003 World Cup opener against Pakistan at Johannesburg. And then… 86 for four thanks to a three-wicket burst by Wasim Akram. In comes Andrew 'Roy' Symonds to face an attack which also includes Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar. He gets a bouncer from Waqar first up and nearly drags one to his stumps at 23. He then frees his arms a bit more and starts dealing in boundaries. Shahid Afridi gets hit for four fours in an over. The next hit off the leg-spinner helps him reach his century. The Bull Ring is abuzz. Symonds's unbeaten 143 ensures Australia are in good shape with 310 for 8. Ian Harvey's (4-58) medium pace proves too tricky. He foxes them with his change of pace and Pakistan fall 82 runs short of the target. Australia kick off their title tri..
                 

PCB has paid BCCI USD 1.6 million in compensation, says Ehsan Mani

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South Africa register 5-0 series sweep vs Sri Lanka

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Prithvi Shaw rubbishes indiscipline report

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Young batsman Prithvi Shaw dismissed speculations that indiscipline forced his premature return from the Australia tour and insisted that it was only because of slow recovery from an ankle injury. Prithvi had sustained the injury while fielding in a practice game and initially it was said that he would be available from the third Test onwards. However the 19-year-old was sent back and it was widely believed that it was because the youngster was losing focus. "These are rumours, so I will better let it go," Prithvi said during an open media session of Delhi Capitals on Saturday. When he was probed about him not working hard enough during his rehabilitation, Prithvi's answer was curt. "No one told me anything about not working hard. I wanted to play but got injured. I thought I could play the third Test (in Melbourne) but then progress of recovery was slow," said the Mumbai opener, who hit a hundred on his Test debut. "If you have had a look at my ankle, you would have known that it wa..
                 

BCCI to work with National Anti-Doping Agency for six months

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Afghanistan win maiden Test: How long it took other nations to taste success in longest format?

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Sreesanth: If Leander can win Grand Slams at 42, I can still play at 36

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"If Leander Paes can win Grand Slams at 42, I can at least play some cricket at 36," India cricketer S Sreesanth said after the Supreme Court set aside the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI for his alleged involvement in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. Sreesanth, along with Mumbai spinner Ankit Chavan and Haryana's Ajit Chandila, were suspended for life by a BCCI disciplinary committee in 2013, a decision that the player had challenged in court. Speaking to PTI after a favourable verdict by the apex court on Friday, a relieved Sreesanth said: "I don't know what life has in store for me after all these years. It's six years and I haven't played cricket, which was my life." "I hope that the BCCI respects the verdict of the country's highest court and allows me to at least get back to the cricket field. I hope that at least now I can walk to a school cricket ground and train there without being told that I am not allowed. I just want to play whatever cricket I can," said Sreesanth,..
                 

Alex Hartley, Amy Jones to the fore as England seal Sri Lanka WODI series

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230,000 fans, 43 international stars: PSL success boosts revival of cricket in Pakistan

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PSL 2019 Awards: Shane Watson wins Player of the tournament

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Senior selectors, CIC members want Ajit Agarkar and Co sacked

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Six resignations on one day in the hub of Indian cricket. That's exactly what happened in Mumbai yesterday as all four under-fire senior selectors (chief Ajit Agarkar, Nilesh Kulkarni, Sunil More and Ravi Thakkar) and Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) members Amol Muzumdar and Sahil Kukreja put in their papers. Just a few hours before the MCA's five-member ad-hoc committee met, sans Dr Unmesh Khanvilkar, to decide the fate of Mumbai's senior selection committee following the Special General Meeting directive to replace the panel, chief selector Agarkar emailed his resignation to the MCA citing personal reasons. mid-day has learnt that Agarkar resigned as he did not intend to continue since the season has ended for the senior and U-23 Mumbai teams. Agarkar's colleagues on the panel — Kulkarni, More and Thakkar — followed suit. Muzumdar and former opener Kukreja also emailed their resignations to the MCA. It is learnt that the resignations are a way to show support t..
                 

World Cup flashback: When Ireland stunned England in 2011 WC

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World Cup memoryWhen Ireland stunned England It was a night to remember not only for Ireland but for the cricketing world as well. The last-over thriller at Bangalore's M Chinnaswamy Stadium during the 2011 World Cup is arguably one of the greatest upsets in the showpiece event. No one would have given Ireland a chance to chase England's 327-8 especially after being reduced to 111-5. Graeme Swann (3-47) ripped through the Ireland top order as England, who had tied their previous match against India at the same venue, looked set for a huge victory. However, Kevin O'Brien shattered the World Cup record by scoring the fastest century [coming off in 50 balls] en route his 63-ball 113. He found good support from Alex Cusack (47) and John Mooney (33 not out) as Ireland chased the target on the first ball of the final over to leave highly-rated England shell-shocked. Sri Lanka's Upul Tharanga (left) and Tillakaratne Dilshan Did you know?Only twice in the history of World Cup have both op..
                 

‘There was fear and panic. Tamim, Mushfiqur were shouting: don’t run, stay inside the bus’

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Afghanistan chase historic Test win after Rashid Khan five-for

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Younis Khan set to be appointed as Pakistan U-19 coach: PCB

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Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah maintain top positions in ICC ODI rankings

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Steve Smith, David Warner on reintegration with Australia squad: ‘It’s like we never left’

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Entire Mumbai selection panel steps down in a rush

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Will take time to overcome Christchurch horror, says Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal

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Kamran, Imam lead Peshawar Zalmi into PSL final

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Bangladesh cricket team leaves traumatised New Zealand

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Bangladesh tour of New Zealand called off after Christchurch terror attack

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UAE vs USA 2nd T20 Live Cricket Streaming: When and where to watch UAE vs USA 2nd T20 Live in IST?

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Steve Smith, David Warner can fire Australia to World Cup glory, says Shane Warne

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Indian team management may use Vijay Shankar as surprise element at No 4

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Shirt numbers to be introduced in Test cricket: Report

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Watch Afghanistan at World Cup 2019, says former batting coach

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Afghanistan registered their maiden Test win yesterday when they beat Ireland by seven wickets at Dehradun. This triumph was special for the Asghar Afghan-led side, who tasted Test success within one year, in just their second Test, after losing to India in Bangalore last June. Riding on a 139-run stand between Rahmat Shah (76) and Ihsanullah Janat (65 not out) for the second wicket, Afghanistan achieved the victory target of 147 convincingly on Day Four. Shah, who missed his century by just two runs in the first innings, was declared player of the match. Afghanistan's exploits in the longer format did not surprise the team's former batting coach Umesh Patwal. "Yes, I expected such a dominating performance [against Ireland]. It's a talented bunch of players. Umesh Patwal We could have done well in the first Test [against India] as well, but playing against the No. 1 team in the world and in India, it was a big task. Afghanistan have been playing there [at Dehradun] for the last one ..
                 

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ICC World Cup 2019: Jhye Richardson might earn call-up with Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc doubtful

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Don’t foresee threat to India-Pakistan World Cup match, teams are bound to play by ICC agreement: Dave Richardson

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CoA members to meet ICC chief Shashank Manohar today

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The BCCI brass is expected to put forth its proposals on anti-doping policy and the USD 22 million tax waiver for future global events when it meets ICC chairman Shashank Manohar in Mumbai today. The Committee of Administrator (CoA) along with CEO Rahul Johri will meet Manohar. During the recent ICC Board meeting in Dubai, the members were updated on World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) concerns about domestic anti-doping programme in India. "The Board acknowledged its desire to remain WADA compliant and committed to working in partnership with the BCCI, WADA and the India National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) to resolve the issues as a matter of urgency," the ICC had stated. However BCCI's contention is that the Board is already WADA-compliant. It is learnt that BCCI is ready to provide a dossier on NADA's sample collection goof-ups and make it clear. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates..
                 

World Cup flashback: It all started in Manchester

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It all started in Manchester The win over West Indies in the 1983 World Cup final at Lord's has gone down in cricketing history as India's finest moment in limited overs cricket. But the match that kicked off India's campaign in that edition is often forgotten. Kapil Dev's team took on Clive Lloyd's defending champions in Manchester and Yashpal Sharma showed the kind of steel he is made up of through his 89 off 120 balls. His partnerships with Sandeep Patil and Roger Binny were not huge but vital enough to help India come up with 262 for eight, a total which would not have frightened a West Indies batting side which boasted of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, Viv Richards and Clive Lloyd. But the medium pace of Balvinder Singh Sandhu, S Madan Lal and Roger Binny had the West Indians in a spot of bother. And when left-arm spinner Ravi Shastri had the dangerous Malcolm Marshall stumped by Syed Kirmani, defeat was inevitable before Lloyd was castled by Binny for 25. Shastri sent ba..
                 

ICC World Cup 2019: Steve Smith, David Warner need to prove they are the best, says Ricky Ponting

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Afghanistan's Shah misses maiden Test ton

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Rahmat Shah fell just two short of his maiden century as Afghanistan produced a commanding batting display to take the upperhand over Ireland on the second day of the one-off Test here Saturday. Coming on to bat at no.3, Shah scored a patient 98 off 214 balls while Asghar Afghan (67) and Hashmatullah Shahidi (61) hit their maiden half-centuries to propel the 'home team' to 314 all out in 106.3 overs in reply to Ireland's paltry first innings score of 172. At stumps on the second day, Ireland were 21 for one in 12 overs. The Irish still trail Afghanistan by 120 runs. Resuming at an overnight score of 90 for two, Shah and Shahidi shared 130 runs for the third wicket to set the platform for a 300-plus total. Shah struck 15 boundaries during his knock while Shahidi hit six boundaries. Skipper Afghan's 67 came off 92 balls with the help of six boundaries and four hits over the fence. Medium-pacer Stuart Thompson (3/28) was the pick of the bowlers for Ireland, while George Dockrell (2/63)..
                 

Bangladesh team manager: We were 50 yards away from gunshots

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Bangladesh's Test cricketers were just a few minutes from being caught up in yesterday's massacre in New Zealand when they arrived at a Christchurch mosque as shooting began, a team spokesman said. In a chilling account, Khaled Mashud described how most of the Bangladeshi team drove up to the Masjid al Noor in a bus just as the attack got underway. At least 49 people died in attacks on two mosques during Friday prayers in what appeared to be the worst assault on Muslims in a Western country. 'We were very close'"We were very close, we could see the mosque. We were maximum 50 yards away. I would say we are very lucky," Mashud told reporters here. "If we were there three to four minutes earlier, we would have been in the mosque, massive thing might have happened." Mashud said about 17 Bangladeshi players and team staff on the bus watched as blood-soaked victims staggered from the building. "It looked like video, what we usually see in a movie. From the bus we saw bloodied people coming ..
                 

Rahmat Shah, Ihsanullah see Afghanistan through to historic maiden Test win

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Afghanistan win their first-ever Test match, beat Ireland by seven wickets

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Pakistan vs Australia: Kane Richardson returns from injury, re-joins Australia squad in Dubai

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No. 11 Murtagh lifts Ireland to 172 v Afghans

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Tim Murtagh struck a rearguard half-century to lift Ireland to 172 all out in their first innings against Afghanistan on the opening day of the one-off Test match between the two sides here Friday. Coming out to bat at no.11, Murtagh remained unbeaten on 54 off 75 balls as Ireland top-order batsmen failed to stitch partnerships after opting to bat. The 87-run last wicket stand between Murtagh and George Dockrell (39) was the only the notable partnership in Ireland's innings which folded up in 60 overs. Murtagh scored his runs with the help of four boundaries and two hits over the fence. In reply, Afghanistan ended the day at 90 for two in 31 overs. Mohammad Shahzad (40) and Ihsanullah (7) were the two Afghan wickets to fall with left-arm orthodox bowler James Cameron-Dow (2/35) being the beneficiary on both occasions. Rahmat Shah (22 not out) and Hashmatullah Shahidi (13 not out) were the two unbeaten batsmen at the crease. At stumps on day one, Afghanistan still trail Ireland by 82..
                 

IPL 2019: David Warner returns to IPL, scores fifty in Sunrisers Hyderabad practice game

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Carles Puyol among thousands to watch PSL 2019 final

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Shaiman Anwar fifty, Sultan Ahmed three-for hand UAE T20I series 1-0

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Rashid Khan’s five takes Afghanistan close to maiden Test win

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