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New Zealand down England to reach T20 WC final

Opener Daryl Mitchell smashed an unbeaten 72 to lead New Zealand into their first ever Twenty20 World Cup final with a thrilling five-wicket victory over England Wednesday. Chasing 166 for victory, New Zealand were in trouble at 13/2 and 107/4 when Jimmy Neesham turned the semi-final on its head with an 11-ball 27 to help achieve the target with one ...

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Bangladesh women thrash Zimbabwe in ODI series opener

Bangladesh women cricketers made an excellent start to the three-match ODI series against hosts Zimbabwe, crushing them by eight wickets in the first match at Bulawayo on Wednesday. Bowlers delivered the victory after wrapping up Zimbabwe for only 48 in 23.2 overs, which was their lowest total in this format. Jahanara Alam, Salma Khatun and Nahid AKhter snapped up three ...

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Brazil, Argentina eye Qatar World Cup qualification

Brazil host Colombia in Sao Paulo on Thursday knowing victory will book their ticket to Qatar with six World Cup qualifiers to spare following a near perfect record so far. Even a draw for the Selecao would be enough if Uruguay lose at home to Argentina on Friday, and Brazilian media have reported that coach Tite is already planning to ...

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Williamson wary of ‘power packed’ England in T20 World Cup semi-final

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson on Tuesday lauded England’s depth as a Twenty20 side and said they would be strong opponents in the World Cup semi-final despite injuries to key players. Both teams have won four games each of their five in the Super 12 stage and fight for a final spot in a game that brings back memories of ...

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Pakistan announce T20 squad for Bangladesh series

Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez opted out of Pakistan’s three-match Twenty20 international series in Bangladesh on Monday, saying a youngster should be given a chance on the tour. The 40-year-old is part of Pakistan’s ongoing Twenty20 World Cup campaign in which they play Australia in the semi-finals in Dubai on Thursday. Pakistan’s 18-man squad will fly from the United Arab ...

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West Ham end Liverpool’s unbeaten run with memorable win

West Ham United showed that their place in the Premier League’s top four was fully warranted as they outmuscled Liverpool for a memorable 3-2 victory at a rocking London Stadium on Sunday. Victory for high-flying West Ham ended Liverpool’s 25-match unbeaten run in all competitions and lifted them above Juergen Klopp’s side into third place in the table. An own ...

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Neymar strikes twice as PSG hold on to beat Bordeaux

Neymar suggested that speculation about his decline was premature with two sharply taken first-half goals on Saturday as Paris Saint-Germain hung on to win 3-2 at Bordeaux in Ligue 1. The Brazilian had only scored one goal for PSG this season, and that was a penalty in September, but he struck from open play in the 26th and 43rd minutes, ...

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David Warner seals 8-wkt thrashing of West Indies

Veteran opener David Warner produced a feisty unbeaten 89 as Australia recorded a facile eight-wicket win over the West Indies to stay alive in the semifinal race at the T20 World Cup, in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. The left-hander was at his vintage best as he smashed four sixes and nine fours to anchor the 158-run chase in a match ...

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Medvedev puts Djokovic number one record hopes on hold

Novak Djokovic’s hopes of ending the season as world number one for a record seventh time are on hold after Daniil Medvedev battled past French qualifier Hugo Gaston 7-6 (9/7), 6-4 to reach the Paris Master semi-finals on Friday. Djokovic had eased into the last four earlier on Friday, beating American Taylor Fritz 6-4, 6-3, and would have been confirmed ...

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Saber slams Papon as ‘incompetent’

Former Bangladesh Cricket Board President took a swipe at current BCB boss Nazmul Hassan on twitter terming him as ‘incompetent’. Saber branded BCB as ‘shameless’ while giving his take on the Bangladesh’s World Cup performance issue that is currently the talk of the country. “Bangladesh has now played 4 world cups under Mr. papon, things have gone bad to worse. ...

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