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Moeen Ali bowls England to South Africa series win

LONDON: Moeen Ali finished a brilliant campaign with a five-wicket haul as England beat South Africa by 177 runs in the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Monday to seal a 3-1 series win. Victory, achieved with more than a day to spare, also saw Joe Root triumphant in his first Test series as England captain. South Africa, set a huge 380 for victory, were bowled out for 202 shortly after tea on the fourth day when Ali took two wickets in two balls to remove Morne Morkel and Duanne Olivier. That gave the…

Kohli hails ‘precious’ Jadeja after series win

COLOMBO: Skipper Virat Kohli Sunday hailed Ravindra Jadeja for his all-round performance in the series-clinching victory against Sri Lanka, saying the left-arm spinner gave the side a great balance. The celebrations were short-lived, however, after cricket's governing body suspended Jadeja from the third and final Test later this week for dangerous play during his match-winning performance in Colombo. India crushed the home team by an innings and 53 runs on day four of the second Test in Colombo to take an unassailable…

South Africa crush New Zealand, take series 3-2

AUCKLAND: Faf du Plessis led South Africa to a resounding six-wicket victory over New Zealand in their crunch one-day international finale in Auckland Saturday to wrap up the series 3-2. South Africa needed less than 33 overs to overhaul New Zealand's 149 with du Plessis ending the game with a boundary which also brought up his half century. The New Zealand innings folded at the start of their 42nd over and while South Africa lost early wickets in reply, du Plessis (51 not out) held the innings together with…

New Zealand beat Bangladesh by eight wickets, sweep series

NELSON, New Zealand: Kane Williamson and Neil Broom, with a 179-run stand for the second wicket, set New Zealand up for an eight wicket win over Bangladesh in the final one-day international in Nelson on Saturday. Williamson was not out 95 at the close and Broom made 97 as New Zealand chased down Bangladesh's 236 with more than eight overs to spare. Earlier, Bangladesh following a century opening stand by Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes were restricted to 236-9 in the third one-day international. Tamim (59) and Imrul…

New Zealand eyes first Pakistan series win in decades

HAMILTON: New Zealand has a chance to seal a first series win against Pakistan in more than 30 years in the second Test in Hamilton with the tourists without talisman Misbah-ul-Haq. The seventh-ranked Black Caps go into the match which begins Friday 1-0 up in the two-Test series following a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over second-ranked Pakistan in the opening Test in Christchurch. A win or draw in Hamilton will be enough for New Zealand to notch their first series win over Pakistan since 1985 and only their…