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ODI series: Kiwis demolish Green Shirts!

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DUNEDIN: Green shirts collapsed in the third match of the ODI series here today scoring 74 runs/28 overs against Kiwis’ 258.

Those four Pakistani players who managed to make it to doubles included Sarfraz Ahmad Captain (14), Faheem Ashraf (10), Mohammad Amir (14) and Rumman Raees (16).

Other characters of this dismal performance were Fakhar Zaman (2), Babar Azam(8), Shoaib Malik (3) and Hasan Ali (1). Azhar Ali, Muhammad Hafeez and Shadab Khan did not score even a single run.

From New Zealand side the star contributors were Kane Williamson who made 73 (off 101 deliveries)  Ross Taylor scored 52 (off 64 balls).

The Kiwis were sent to pavilion by the fierce bowling of Rumman Raees (3 for 51), Hasan Ali (three for 59) and Shadab Khan (2 for 51).

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ICC charges Jayasuriya in anti-corruption probe!

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DUBAI: Dashing former Sri Lankan batsman and ex-chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged for not cooperating with a match-fixing probe and concealing information, the International Cricket Council said today.
“The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Jayasuriya on two counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) and have given him 14 days to respond,” the ICC said in a statement.
Jayasuriya, 49, was reportedly asked to cooperate with an inquiry from ACU chief Alex Marshall who visited Sri Lanka last week.
“The charges include failure or refusal, without compelling justification, to cooperate with any investigation carried out by the ACU, including failure to provide accurately and completely any information and/or documentation requested by the ACU as part of such investigation,” the ICC said.
The other count included “obstructing or delaying any investigation that may be carried out by the ACU, including concealing, tampering with or destroying any documentation or other information that may be relevant to that investigation and/or that may be evidence or may lead to the discovery of evidence of corrupt conduct under the Anti-Corruption Code”.
The ICC’s ACU is acting on the lead given in a sting operation in a documentary by the Qatar-based Al Jazeera television earlier this year.
The documentary revealed how fixers rigged two Test matches between Sri Lanka and India in July last year and Sri Lanka versus Australia in August 2016.
Jayasuriya played 110 Tests, 445 one-day internationals and 31 Twenty20s for Sri Lanka and was also a former captain during his illustrious career between 1989-2011. He is also a former member of Sri Lanka’s parliament.

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Cricket: WI 76-6, lead India by 20 runs in 2nd Test

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HYDERABAD: The West Indies were 76 for six at tea, leading India by 20 runs in their second innings on day three of the final Test in Hyderabad today. 
Sunil Ambris on 20 and skipper Jason Holder on 4 were batting at the break in a bid to fight their way back into the match. They trail the series 1-0. Paceman Umesh Yadav took three wickets to take his overall match tally to nine.

 

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India 80-1 at lunch in second West Indies Test

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HYDERABAD: India was 80-1 at lunch in reply to West Indies’ first innings score of 311 on day two of the second and final cricket Test in Hyderabad on Friday.
Prithvi Shaw, on 52, and Cheteshwar Pujara, on 9, were batting at the break after Lokesh Rahul was bowled by Jason Holder for four. The hosts trail West Indies by 231 runs.
Earlier Umesh Yadav returned career-best figures of 6-88 to help bowl out the tourists early in the morning session.
India leads the two-match series 1-0.

Relevant: India paceman Umesh Yadav claimed six wickets to help dismiss West Indies for 311 after Roston Chase completed his century on day two of the second Test on Friday. Yadav returned career-best figures of 6-88 as the hosts bowled out the West Indies early in the morning session. The tourists survived 101.4 overs after electing to bat first in Hyderabad. Chase top-scored with a gritty 106 off 189 deliveries – his fourth Test century. The overnight batsman was finally bowled by Umesh after starting the day on 98. Umesh picked all the three wickets in the morning session after the West Indies, who trail the two-match series 1-0, started on 295-7. Umesh, who had lost his pace partner in debutant Shardul Thakur early on day one, was ably supported by left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav who claimed three wickets. Thakur suffered a groin strain in just his second over of the match and limped off the ground after bowling 10 deliveries. He was sent for scans and has not returned to the field since. The West Indies innings was largely built on the 104-run seventh-wicket stand between Chase and skipper Jason Holder, who made 52.

Relevant pieces published earlier: 

Cricket: Chase’s 98 boosts WI in the 2nd Test against India

2nd WI Test: Indian bowlers claim 3 wickets!

 

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