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Abdullah Shafique’s hundred helps Pakistan pull off big chase to beat Sri Lanka in 1st Test | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Abdullah Shafique's career-best 160 not out helped Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in the opening Test in Galle on Wednesday. Chasing 342, Pakistan wrapped up victory in the second session to go 1-0 up in the two-Test series. Spinner Prabath Jayasuriya was the pick of the Sri Lanka bowlers, claiming 4-135 in the second innings to finish with a match haul of nine wickets. The teams stay put in Galle for the second Test beginning on Sunday. !(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesApps } = window; TimesApps.loadFBEvents = function() { (function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { if (f.fbq) return; n = f.fbq = function()...
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WATCH: Pakistan’s Yasir Shah rekindles memories of Shane Warne’s ‘Ball of the Century’ with a similar dismissal | Cricket News – Times of India

GALLE: Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah on Monday rekindled memories of Shane Warne's 'Ball of the Century' to dismiss Sri Lankan batter Kusal Mendis. Shah produced this peach of delivery during the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle. The delivery and the mode of dismissal were remarkably similar to the delivery Warne had produced to dismissing England's Mike Gatting in 1993. On Day three of the Test match during Sri Lanka's second innings, Shah delivered an absolutely unplayable delivery that pitched well outside the leg stump and hit the top of the right-hand batter's off stump after spinning unbelievably. Ball of the Century candidate❓Yasir Shah stunned Kusal Mendis with a stunning delivery which reminded the viewers… https://t.co/346z0ZaCLi— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) 165...
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Sri Lanka vs Pakistan: Coach Silverwood lauds ‘fantastic’ Jayasuriya | Cricket News – Times of India

GALLE: Sri Lanka coach Chris Silverwood on Sunday said there were lessons to be learnt from the team's new spin hero Prabath Jayasuriya after his third successive five-wicket Test haul. Jayasuriya remained Sri Lanka's go-to bowler as he returned figures of 5-82 with his left-arm spin to help bowl out Pakistan for 218 after skipper Babar Azam's defiant century. The 30-year-old took 12 wickets on debut in a series-levelling Test win over Australia last week at the same venue, six in each innings. Sunday's performance made him the first Sri Lankan bowler and only eighth overall to claim three five-wicket hauls in his first two Tests. "I think he has been absolutely fantastic so far," Silverwood told reporters. "I think the one thing that he does really well is hits line and length and I th...
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Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test: Babar’s resolute century leads Pakistan fightback against Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

GALLE: Pakistan captain Babar Azam stood firm amid a batting collapse to compile his seventh Test hundred on Sunday, leading his side's fightback against hosts Sri Lanka on the second day of the opening Test at Galle. Sri Lanka's left-arm spinner Prabath Jayasuriya continued his dream start in Tests by picking up his third five-wicket haul in as many innings and helped the hosts, who made 222 after batting first, to reduce Pakistan to 85-7 at one stage. Scorecard: Sri Lanka vs PakistanBut Pakistan added 133 for their last three wickets to reach 218, courtesy of Babar's heroic 119 before the 27-year-old became the final wicket to fall for the touring side. Sri Lanka extended their overall lead to 40 at the close of play, reaching 36-1 after losing captain Dimuth Karunaratne for 16 in the...
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Spin vs spin as Sri Lanka take on Pakistan in Test series opener | Cricket News – Times of India

GALLE: Dimuth Karunaratne's Sri Lanka will be looking to build on their winning momentum at Galle as the hosts take on Pakistan in a likely spin battle in the opening Test starting Saturday. Cricket has remained a welcome distraction for Sri Lankans around the island nation's political unrest and unprecedented economic crisis with the sport providing some smiles. Sri Lanka head into the Pakistan series after two contrasting results in Galle where they first lost to Australia on a vicious turner and then bounced back to hammer the tourists on Monday. Former Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail said the touring batsmen will have to overcome their weakness against left-arm spin to succeed in the two-match series. "Both the teams have grown up on spin wickets and have a hang of these types of pitc...
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Nathan Lyon stars as Australia crush Sri Lanka inside three days to win first Test in Galle | Cricket News – Times of India

GALLE: Spinner Nathan Lyon starred with a match haul of nine wickets as Australia wrapped up the opening Test on Friday with a crushing victory over Sri Lanka before lunch on the third day. The hosts were bundled out for 113 in their second innings allowing the Australians to seal a 10-wicket victory in their first over back at the crease in Galle. Lyon, whose five-for helped bowl out Sri Lanka for 212 in the first innings, and fellow spinner Travis Head took four wickets each to send the hosts packing before the morning was over. It was a huge victory for Australia, who suffered a 3-0 whitewash in Sri Lanka on their last tour in 2016. "Amazing win. Turning up this morning I didn't think it was going to happen that fast," skipper Pat Cummins said. "Really proud of the squad. It's really...
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Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews out with COVID as first Test against Australia resumes on Day 3 | Cricket News – Times of India

GALLE: Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the first Test against Australia due to COVID-19 but third day otherwise began on schedule in Galle on Friday. Batsman Oshada Fernando took the field to replace Mathews for the first match of the two-Test series. Mathews "has been isolated from the rest of the team members and is following COVID-19 protocols," a Sri Lanka Cricket statement said. Mathews will be in isolation for five days. Sri Lanka bowled out Australia for 321 in the second over of the day after the tourists resumed on 313-8. The hosts began their second innings 109 runs behind Australia. if(typeof window !== 'undefined') { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesApps } = window; TimesApps.loadSc...
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WI vs BAN: West Indies on brink of winning 1st Test after scare

A brilliant rearguard stand by captain Shakib Al Hasan and Nurul Hasan saved Bangladesh from an innings defeat. But when they were all out for 245 runs, they left West Indies only 84 to win with more than two days left at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. The target suddenly looked like 840, though, when Bangladesh medium-pacer Khaled Ahmed took three wickets in 11 balls and reduced West Indies to 9-3 in the fourth over of the chase. Opener John Campbell and Jermaine Blackwood eased the tension by holding out to stumps and leading West Indies to 49-3. The team should knock off the remaining 35 runs on Sunday morning in the series opener. Ahmed gave West Indies a good scare. He had West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite caught down the leg side for 1 from his first delivery, and Raymon Reifer...
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With 6 ducks, Bangladesh out for 103 vs West Indies

Bangladesh gained another share of an unwanted record when six players were out for ducks in their paltry first innings of 103 on the first day of the first Test against the West Indies. Of the seven instances in which there have been six ducks in a Test innings, Bangladesh now is responsible for three, including in the first innings of their previous Test against Sri Lanka last month. Bangladesh owed almost half its first innings total to reluctant captain Shakib al Hasan who made 51. Veteran opener Tamim Iqbal made 29 and Litton Das made 12 as the only other players to reach double in a depleted batting lineup. The innings lasted only 32.5 overs. An exciting day of Test cricket comes to an end at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.🏏🇦🇬 #WIvBAN pic.twitter.com/2pkGEPAq71 — Windies Cricket (@w...
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1st Test: New Zealand have a ‘big job’ to do against England on day three, says Tom Blundell | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Tom Blundell was pleased with his formidable partnership with Daryl Mitchell that put New Zealand in control of the first Test against England but the wicket-keeper batsman said they still have a "big job" to do on day three at Lord's. Blundell (90 not out) and Mitchell (97 not out) added 180 runs for the fifth wicket to revive New Zealand and take a solid 227-run lead on the second day. Wickets tumbled on a frantic first day and in the morning session of day two but world Test champions New Zealand showed resilience with the bat in the afternoon and evening sessions as they fought back and put pressure on the hosts. "I was just doing my things and playing the way I like to play," Blundell told reporters. "I was being positive... I thought Daryl batted especially well and to bui...
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Aussie David Warner ‘feels the pain’ of Devon Conway after New Zealand opener dismissed by England’s Stuart Broad in Lord’s Test | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: After New Zealand opener Devon Conway fell to England's pacer Stuart Broad on day one of the first Test at Lord's, Australian opener David Warner, who has been dismissed by the bowler numerous times, posted a message on social media expressing his sympathy for the Kiwi batter. Conway was dismissed for just three runs after being caught by Jonny Bairstow at the slips off a Broad delivery. "Devon Conway I feel your pain," posted the Aussie opener on Instagram. Notably, the great Aussie opener has been at receiving end of Broad's brutal pace many times. During the 2019 edition of the Ashes, Broad had dismissed Warner seven times out of his ten innings. In two of his dismissals, Warner was caught by Bairstow as well. Warner's run in that series was horrific, as he could score onl...
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England vs New Zealand, 1st Test: Matthew Potts happy with emotional England debut | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England pace bowler Matthew Potts said he had a "bit of a tear" in his eye after picking up four wickets on his Test debut against New Zealand at Lord's on Thursday. Potts, 23, dismissed New Zealand captain Kane Williamson for two to claim his first Test victim before removing Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell and Ajaz Patel as England bundled out New Zealand for 132 on the opening day of the first Test. The Durham paceman has been the outstanding bowler in the county championship this year, with 35 wickets at 18.57 each. "It was a great debut. Nice to get some wickets early on to settle the nerve. We bowled aggressively and looked to take wickets," Potts told Sky Sports. "A lot of my success is down to my family. It's a testament to their hard work as well as mine. It was a great ki...
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England vs New Zealand: Ben Stokes backs coach Brendon McCullum to make England feel ’10 feet tall’ | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Ben Stokes has said Brendon McCullum was already making England's players "feel 10 feet tall" ahead of the first Test against the coach's native New Zealand at Lord's starting Thursday. The series opener of a three-match contest will be England's first since new Test captain Stokes, himself born in New Zealand but brought up in Cumbria, in England's northwest, succeeded Joe Root as skipper. It will also be England's first game following the appointment of former New Zealand captain McCullum as their Test coach, with the new leadership duo bidding to revive the fortunes of a team who have won just one of their last 17 matches at this level and gone over 12 months without a red-ball series victory. They now face a New Zealand side that under Kane Williamson, McCullum's successor a...
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England recall Stuart Broad and James Anderson for Lord’s Test against New Zealand, Matthew Potts to make debut | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England have recalled veteran pace bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad to their side for the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's starting Thursday while giving a debut to Durham quick Matthew Potts. Anderson, 39 and Broad, 35, England's two most successful bowlers of all time, with a combined 1,177 wickets between them, were both controversially left out of the squad for a 1-0 series loss in the West Indies earlier this year. But they return for the first match under England's new leadership duo of captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum, the former New Zealand captain, in an XI named a day ahead of schedule on Wednesday. Potts gets his chance ahead of fellow squad member Craig Overton, after an injury crisis deprived England of several fast bowlers including Mark...
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England set to launch Ben Stokes era against New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England will hope to make a fresh start under their new leadership duo of captain Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum against the coach's native New Zealand at Lord's on Thursday. Stokes, himself born in New Zealand but brought up in Cumbria, northwest England, has succeeded Joe Root as England's Test skipper after his close friend stood down following a run of poor results. Chris Silverwood's sacking after a 4-0 Ashes series loss in Australia paved the way for McCullum's appointment as England's new Test coach, with the former New Zealand captain's first match in charge pitting him against a side he knows so well. England hope the attacking approach McCullum pioneered while kick-starting a New Zealand revival that culminated in the Black Caps being crowned World Test champions last...
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1st Test: Tamim ton gives Bangladesh upper hand against Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

CHITTAGONG (Bangladesh): Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das struck fifties after Tamim Iqbal made a hundred to put Bangladesh in pole position in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Chittagong on Tuesday. Liton hit 54 not out and Mushfiqur made 53 not out as the pair added 98 runs in an unbroken stand to guide Bangladesh to 318-3 at stumps on the third day, in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings 397. Tamim retired on 133 after reaching his 10th Test hundred with a four and single off Asitha Fernando off successive balls before tea. But he is expected to resume his 217-ball innings -- including 15 fours -- on the fourth day when Bangladesh will aim to accelerate their scoring rate in pursuit of a first-innings lead. Liton joined Mushfiqur when Tamim did not return after the break and helped Ba...
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Sri Lanka reaches 258-4 vs Bangladesh on day 1 of 1st Test

Angelo Mathews hit his 12th century as Sri Lanka made steady progress on day one of the opening Test against Bangladesh, reaching 258-4 on Sunday. At stumps, Mathews was batting on 114 with Dinesh Chandimal on 34. Kusal Mendis scored 54 and accompanied Mathews in a 92-run partnership in a third-wicket stand that set the pace for the match. Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and opted to bat first on a pitch that appeared to be flat. But Karunaratne himself struggled against Bangladesh offspinner Nayeem Hasan, who returned figures of 2-71 after playing his first test since February last year. Nayeem eventually had the tourists’ skipper out leg-before for nine with a quicker delivery to leave Sri Lanka wobbling at 23-1. But Oshada Fernando found the boundaries at regular in...
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1st Test, Day 1: Ton-up Angelo Mathews steers Sri Lanka to 258/4 against Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

CHITTAGONG (Bangladesh): Former captain Angelo Mathews hit an unbeaten 114 to help Sri Lanka finish strongly on the opening day of the first Test against Bangladesh on Sunday. The tourists reached 258 for four at stumps after electing to bat first on what looked like a placid pitch in Chittagong at the start of the two-match series. Mathews put on a key third-wicket 92-run stand with Kusal Mendis, who made 54, to rebuild the Sri Lankan innings after off-spinner Nayeem Hasan removed the openers. He kept up the pressure on Bangladesh after Mendis' departure as he put up an unbeaten partnership of 75 for the fifth wicket with Dinesh Chandimal, who was batting on 34. Nayeem dismissed skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, for nine, and Oshada Fernando, for 36, in the opening session to give Bangladesh...
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Bangladesh to complain over South Africa umpiring, sledging | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Bangladesh will formally complain to the International Cricket Council over claims of biased umpiring and "unbearable" sledging in the first Test against South Africa, officials said Tuesday. The side was furious after several close calls went against them in Durban, where they remained competitive for most of the match before a batting collapse saw them dismissed for 53 in the second innings. Players have since taken issue with their opponents for on-field taunts they said crossed the line into abuse. "You all have seen how biased the umpiring was. On the field, sledging was also unbearable," Bangladesh Cricket Board cricket operations chief Jalal Yunus told AFP. "We will write a formal complaint to the ICC match referee manager," he added. Jalal said they raised similar issues ...
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South Africa claim victory as Maharaj, Harmer put Bangladesh in a spin

Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj took seven wickets as South Africa made light work of bowling Bangladesh out for 53 in 19 overs in their second innings to claim a 220-run victory in the first Test at Kingsmead on Monday. It was the lowest Test innings total at Kingsmead, less than the 66 India managed in 1996. Bangladesh had been set a target of 274 for the win but resumed on the third morning on 11 for three and were bowled out inside 55 minutes. Maharaj took 7-32 and fellow spinner Simon Harmer 3-21 to complete a dominant performance for the home side. It will be a memorable victory for the South Africans, who are missing five first team regulars that have opted to play in the Indian Premier League, including their entire frontline pace attack. South Africa’s lack of bowling optio...