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Root and Morgan clinch decider for England in India ODI series

LEEDS: A gigantic 186-run partnership between Joe Root and captain Eoin Morgan helped England cruise comfortably to an eight wicket victory over India on Tuesday that sealed a 2-1 one-day international series win. SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE VIDEOS After restricting India to 256 for eight, both Morgan and Root made light work of the run chase on a wicket that was assisting the spinners, with Kuldeep Yadav, the chief wicket-taker for the visitors in the first game, unable to bag a single scalp. England looked rarely troubled,…

Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets in second ODI

BULAWAYO: Pakistan continued their dominance with both bat and ball to win the second of five one-day internationals against Zimbabwe by nine wickets. Opener Fakhar Zaman eased to his second ODI century, finishing with a career best 117 not out, to seal a win that had been set up by Pakistan’s seam attack, who bowled Zimbabwe out for 194. Usman Khan took four wickets and Hasan Ali chipped in with 3 for 32 to bowl the hosts out, Pakistan’s top order batsmen then capping a commanding performance. Zimbabwe won the toss…

Pakistan announces squad for T20 Triangular, Zimbabwe ODI series

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday announced the the 15-member T20 squad for the triangular series featuring Australia and Zimbabwe, and the squad for the five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe.  The board's national selection committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq after consultation with captain Sarfraz Ahmed and coach Mickey Arthur made the announcement. The triangular series will take place from July 1 to July 8, 2018, whereas the five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe will commence from July 13, 2018. The ODIs…

New Zealand beat Pakistan by 183 runs, clinch 3-0 series

DUNEDIN: Right-arm speedster Trent Alexander Boult produced an outstanding spell of consistent fast bowling to lead the New Zealand to a 183-run victory over Pakistan in the third one day international as the hosts clinch the five matches series with 3-0 on Saturday. Boult's 5-17 in seven overs reduced Pakistan to 74 all out in 27.2 overs in Dunedin as openers Azhar Ali (0) and Fakhar Zaman (2) were dismissed early by Boult. Green Shirts collapsed inexplicably in the third match with one of the lowest totals ever…

Flower hopeful Pakistan can still make comeback against NZ

DUNEDIN: Batting coach Grant Flower is positive that Pakistan can make a comeback in the five-match ODI series against New Zealand that they are trailing by 2-0. "We can still make a comeback," said Grant Flower ahead of the third ODI. "The guys are positive, they are good players, they have not become bad players overnight, there is no reason why we cannot produce a good result this Saturday," he added. New Zealand have registered comprehensive victories in their backyard against Pakistan in the first two ODIs of the…

New Zealand expecting tougher examination from Pakistan in ODI series

WELLINGTON: Having walloped the West Indies without raising a sweat, New Zealand are expecting a more rigorous workout when the one-day series against Pakistan begins in Wellington on Saturday. Pakistan are on a nine-match winning streak, which includes winning the ICC Champions Trophy and in their one warm-up game they scored an impressive 341-9 against a New Zealand XI with unbeaten centuries to openers Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali. They then rolled the New Zealand side for 221 with Shadab Khan taking four wickets.…

I asked him to play his natural game, says Usman Shinwari’s father

"I told him not to take the pressure, I said just don't think about who you are bowling to and play your natural game," Asmat Khan Shinwari told ARY News on Monday, hours after his son shattered the Sri Lankan batting line in Sharjah with his quick fifer, in just 21 balls. As ARY News' Peshawar correspondent met him at his home, Asmat Khan thanked God for the whitewash and said that he is happy not only for his son but for the whole team. He added that when Usman was leaving for UAE for the series, he asked him not to…

Third ODI: Pakistan can seal series against Sri Lanka today

ABU DHABI: Pakistan will play their third One-Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday (today). Coach Mickey Arthur has urged Pakistan players to keep their winning momentum in the ODI series against Sri Lanka. Arthur, however, urged the players to keep up intensity feeling that the team’s overall performance wasn’t up to the mark in the 2nd ODI despite they beat the visitors. leading the five ODI matches series by 2-0 and need a win against the islanders today to grab the series. Sri…

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 83 runs in first ODI

DUBAI: Babar Azam scored an impressive hundred while Shoaib Malik smashed a quickfire half century to help Pakistan thump Sri Lanka by 83 runs in the first one-day international in Dubai on Friday. Azam compiled a well-made 103 from 131 deliveries, while Malik's 81 came off only 61 balls in Pakistan's total of 292-6, before pacemen Hasan Ali (3-36) and Rumman Raees (3-49) restricted Sri Lanka to 209-8 from their 50 overs. The victory was a good response by Pakistan after losing the preceding two-match…

PCB announces Pakistan squad for Sri Lanka ODI series

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday announced the 15-member Pakistan team for the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka in the UAE- the adopted home ground of Pakistan cricket team. Former ODI captain Azhar Ali, who played an important role in Pakistan's Champions Trophy campaign has been left from the squad . Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq announcing the team said, "The Champions Trophy team has been retained except Azhar Ali, who has been rested for the ODI series to gain full fitness." The young…