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Babar in top-10 of ICC Rankings

-File Photo ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Babar Azam had broken into the top-10 for the first time of the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen as he has gained five positions to reach 10th rank. Babar smashed 100 runs in Adelaide for a total of 282 runs in the series. ...

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Australia’s Big Bash expands following success

-File photo SYDNEY: Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash League will increase the number of games next season, Cricket Australia said Friday, as it looks to capitalise on huge turnouts at matches.  The Big Bash League — a quick-fire, high-octane format — has drawn huge crowds across Australia over the past few ...

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Azhar Ali suspended for slow over rate

-File photo SYDNEY: Pakistan’s skipper Azhar Ali has been suspended for one match for a slow over rate during the fifth one-day international against Australia in Adelaide, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Friday. The suspension means Azhar will miss Pakistan’s next ODI against the West Indies in April. Ali ...

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Injured Australia captain Smith out of NZ tour

-File Photo SYDNEY: Australian captain Steve Smith has been ruled out of the upcoming New Zealand tour after injuring his ankle in the fifth one-day international against Pakistan, Cricket Australia said Friday. Smith was fielding in the match at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday when he injured his left ankle, ...

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Australia win toss, bat in fifth Pakistan ODI

-File Photo Australian captain Steve Smith won the toss and chose to bat in the fifth and final one-day international against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday. The home side lead the series 3-1 after winning in Sydney on Sunday to wrap up the series. Australia made one change ...

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Aussie bowler suffers ‘brain bleed’ after hit

-File photo SYDNEY: Australian paceman Joe Mennie suffered a “minor brain bleed” and fractured skull after a ball hit his head during training, Cricket Australia (CA) said Wednesday.  Mennie was bowling at a nets session with his Twenty20 Big Bash League team the Sydney Sixers in Brisbane on Monday when ...

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Japan ends painful wait for local-born ‘yokozuna’

-File photo TOKYO: Japan’s excruciating wait for a home grown yokozuna, or sumo grand champion, ended Wednesday when 30-year-old Kisenosato was promoted to the ancient sport’s highest rank. A first Emperor’s Cup triumph at the weekend was deemed good enough for him to become the first Japan-born wrestler to reach ...

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Pakistan in Group B of ICC Women’s WC Qualifiers

—File Photo ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is placed in Group B of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 scheduled to be held from February 7 to 21 in Sri Lanka. The squads of the 10 sides participating in the Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 were announced on Tuesday, ...

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Raonic’s bomb serve could explode Nadal bid

-File photo MELBOURNE: Rafael Nadal knows he must find a way to defuse the booming serve of Milos Raonic on Wednesday if he is to stay on course for a dream Australian Open final with Roger Federer. The chances of a ninth Grand Slam final between the old rivals have ...

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