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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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Thisara Perera is no more the Sri-Lankan one-day skipper!

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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) while announcing the ouster of Thisara Perera as one-day skipper has pledged to get tough with the team that has not been performing up to the mark lately.

Announcement of Perera’s replacement is expected next week. Perera was made the one-day captain when Upul Tharanga was removed due to bad performance that led to a series of losses.

Commenting on the development SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala said that during the discussion, chairman of selectors informed him that they were considering appointing either Angelo Mathews or Dinesh Chandimal as One-Day captain.

However, SLC will take final decision after after consulting the new coach Chandika Hathurusingha.

 

 

 

 

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PSL FINAL: CM promises to bring Int’l cricket back to Port City on 25th March!

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KARACHI: CM Sindh, in a meeting with PCB Chairman today here, has promised a historical PSL final scheduled to be played in the Port City on 25th of March, 2018.  

Confirming that the cricket aficionados would finally witness the T-20 final, he instructed the Police chief to arrange for armored buses in order to ensure hermetically tight security for the cricketers coming here from abroad.

Maintaining that it would inject confidence into people all over the globe, PM has asked the Police and Rangers to conduct a full dress rehearsal of security arrangements within a month.

It is pertinent to mention here that the IIIrd Edition of PSL will commence in UAE on 22nd of February, 2018 when defending champions Peshawar Zalmi will clash with Multan Sultans.

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T10 League: Shahid Afridi dismisses three wickets in the new format!

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UAE: Shahid Afridi yesterday (14th of December) wrote history by dismissing three batsman  – South African Rilee Rossouw, West Indian Dwayne Bravo & Indian Virendar Sehwag – off three balls in the first ever hat-trick in cricket’s newest format of T10.  

Pakhtoons that were asked by Marathas to bat first scored 122. In response Maratha Arabians scored 96 for 7.  Pakhtoons’ Fakhar Zaman scored 45 while Maratha’s Alex Hales managed to muster-up 57.

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Maratha Arabians: Virender Sehwag, Shaiman Anwar, Alex Hales, Lendl Simmons, Rillee Rossouw, Ross Whiteley, Imad Wasim, Roelof van der Merwe, Zahoor Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Sami, Hardus Viljoen, Wayne Parnell, Kumar Sangakkara, Kamran Akmal.

Pakhtoons: Fakhar Zaman, Tamim Iqbal, Dwayne Smith, Ahmad Shahzad, Najibullah Zadran, Shahid Afridi, Amjab Javed, Mohammad Nabi, Liam Dawson, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Khan, Umar Gul, Shaheen Afridi, Saqlain Haider.

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