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PSL trophy (2018) unveiled in Dubai!

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DUBAI: Captains of each of the PSL franchises jointly unveiled PSL’s Trophy here for third season commencing on Thursday 22nd of November.

A Presser followed the ceremony that was addressed by Najam Sethi (PSL Chief), captains Darren Sammy, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Brendon McCullum, Misbah-ul-Haq and Sarfraz Ahmed.

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Cricket: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup scoreboard

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DUBAI: Scoreboard after Bangladesh’s innings in the Super Four Stages in the Asia Cup against Afghanistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Sunday:
Liton Das c Janat b Rashid 41
Nazmul Hossain c Rahmat b Alam 6
Mohammad Mithun lbw b Mujeeb 1
Mushfiqur Rahim run out 33
Shakib Al Hasan run out 0
Imraul Kayes not out 72
Mohammadullah Riyad c Rashid b Alam 74
Mashrafe Mortaza c Shahzad b Alam 10
Mehidy Hasan not out 5
Extras: (b1, lb2, w4) 7
Total: (for seven wickets; 50 overs) 249
Did not bat: Mustaifur Rahman, Nazmul Islam
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Nazmul), 2-18 (Mithun), 3-81 (Das), 4-81 (Shakib), 5-87 (Rahim), 6-215 (Riyad), 7-236 (Mortaza)
Bowling: Alam 10-0-54-3, Mujeeb 10-0-35-1 (1w), Naib 9-0-58-0 (1w), Nabi 10-0-44-0 (2w), Rashid 10-0-46-1, Shinwari 1-0-9-0
Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad, Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (RSA) and Nitin Menon (IND)
Tv umpire: Shaun George (RSA)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

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Cricket Asia Cup: India beats Pakistan by 9 wickets!

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DUBAI: Thanks to the superb batting of openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan India had beaten Pakistan by nine wickets here today in the Asia Cup 2018 Super Four match. 

While chasing 238 runs scored by the Green Shirts in 39.4 overs, Sharma and Dhawan both scored centuries steering the Indians to the victory. 

Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed decided to bat after winning the toss. Openers pitched by Pakistan were Fakhar Zaman and Imamul Haq who faced Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah attacking with a new ball. On the final ball of 8th over, Imamul Haq was sent to the pavilion by Yuzvendra Chahal trapped him LBW. Scoreboard after Pakistan’s innings in the Super Four Stage of the Asia Cup match against India at Dubai stadium on Sunday:
Imam-ul-Haq lbw b Chahal 10
Fakhar Zaman lbw b Yadav 31
Babar Azam run out 9
Sarfraz Ahmed c Sharma b Yadav 44
Shoaib Malik c Dhoni b Bumrah 78
Asif Ali b Chahal 30
Shadab Khan b Bumrah 10
Mohammad Nawaz not out 15
Hasan Ali not out 2
Extras: (lb5, w3) 8
Total: (for seven wickets; 50 overs) 237
Did not bat: Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Shah Afridi
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Imam), 2-55 (Zaman), 3-58 (Azam), 4-165 (Sarfraz), 5-203 (Malik), 6-211 (Asif), 7-234 (Shadab)
Bowling: Kumar 9-0-46-0 (2w), Bumrah 10-1-29-2, Chahal 9-0-46-2, Yadav 10-0-41-2 (1w), Jadeja 9-0-50-0, Jadhav 3-0-20-0
India: Rohit Sharma (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah
Toss: Pakistan
Umpires: Rod Tucker (AUS) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)
Tv umpire: Gregory Brathwaite (WIS)
Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

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Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wicket keeper), Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir.

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma (captain), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wicket keeper), Dinesh Karthik, Kedhar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.

 

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Hasan fined for breaching ICC code of conduct

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali, and Afghanistan’s duo of Asghar Afghan and Rashid Khan have all been fined 15  per cent of their match fees and also received one demerit point each for breaching  Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct in separate incidents during their Super-Four match in the Asia  Cup in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Hasan and Asghar were found guilty of breaching Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game”, while Rashid was found to have violated Article 2.1.7, which deals with “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an International Match”, said a press release issued here.
While Hasan and Rashid have received demerit points for the first time, it is the second occasion that Asghar has been handed a demerit point within a 24-month period. In February 2017, Asghar received a reprimand and one demerit point for showing dissent against an umpire’s decision in an ODI against Zimbabwe. As such, he now has two demerit points.
The incident involving Hasan happened in the 33rd over of Afghanistan’s innings when he threatened to throw the ball towards striker Hashmatullah Shahidi after fielding off his own bowling.
As regards the incident involving Asghar, the Afghanistan captain brushed his shoulder with the bowler Hasan in the 37th over as he passed him while taking a run.
Rashid was charged and fined for giving a sendoff to Asif Ali in the 47th over of Pakistan’s innings by holding up a finger and staring at the batsman, an action that could have provoked an aggressive reaction from the departing batsman.
After the match, all the three players pleaded guilty to the offenses and accepted the sanctions proposed by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.
The charges were leveled by on-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Shaun George, third umpire Rod Tucker, and fourth umpire Anis-ur-Rahman.

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