T20 WC: Hasaranga stars in Sri Lanka’s massive 70-run win over Ireland

Wanindu Hasaranga’s half-century was paired with scintillating bowling in a Group A first round match of the ICC T20 World Cup as Sri Lanka sealed their spot in the Super 12 with a massive 70-run win over Ireland. Asked to bat first, Sri Lanka scored 8 for 3 and scored 171 for 7 in 20 …

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T20 WC: Wiese’s knock helps Namibia beat Netherlands

In a sensational display of power-hitting, David Wiese smashed a 66-run stand to seal Namibia’s six-wicket win over Netherlands in the crucial first round of a Group A game of the T20 World Cup here on Wednesday. Wiese’s maiden international half-century changed the pace of the game in a matter of minutes as runs flew …

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India-Australia World T20 warm-up: Rohit ahead, tops scores and inspires Kohli to bowl

India’s second warm-up match against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday ahead of the T20 World Cup captured the present, giving a glimpse of the near future. India won in the 18th over, leaving Australia behind by Hardik Pandya’s six. Here are five things the Indian team management might have learned from their last outing before …

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Butler’s Scoop: A Delightful Treat With a Unique Twist, When It Gets It Right

The scoop never became as mainstream a T20 weapon as it was expected to be – the new-age pyrotechnic device is the ramp. But among its few loyalists is Joss Butler, who can hoist ramps or reverse-hits with equal dexterity, but whose signature shot is the scoop. The Englishman gives his stroke his twist. His …

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T20 WC: Bangladesh alive with 26-run win over Oman

Bangladesh kept their hopes alive of progressing to the Super 12 stage by defeating co-hosts Oman by 26 runs in a Group B match of the T20 World Cup here on Tuesday. Opener Mohammad Naeem hit a brilliant half-century to set Bangladesh a target of 154 before bowlers led by star pacer Mustafizur Rahman (4/36) …

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Haider Ali: Rohit Sharma of Pakistan, and a daring adventure seeker

Haider Ali, raised in Attock, Pakistan, his new T20 batting hope, dreamed of becoming Nejabaazi. In their embrace of the woods, tent-pegging, the sport that celebrates the courage of men dangling dangerously on one side of horses to scrape wooden pegs set on loose soil with their long gleaming spears , happily goes by the …

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Berrington, Davey lead Scotland to 17-run win over PNG in T20 World Cup close to Super 12

Richie Berrington hit a stroke-filled 70 while Josh Davey scalped four wickets as Scotland cruised to a comfortable 17-run victory over Papua New Guinea in a Group B match of the ICC T20 World Cup here on Tuesday. Got close. Scotland topped Group B with two wins and shocked Bangladesh in their opening game. Berrington …

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T20 World Cup: Next group of breakout cricket stars predicted

With the T20 World Cup already upon us, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has released a list of some potential breakout stars who can set the tournament off with their skill set. Whenever we are talking about breakout stars in the T20 World Cup, Carlos Brathwaite’s scintillating match-winning cameo for West Indies in the 2016 …

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T20 WC: Sri Lanka Trump makes a winning start by defeating Namibia by seven wickets

Former champions Sri Lanka overcame initial difficulties by defeating Namibia by seven wickets to begin their bid for a place in the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup here on Monday. The Sri Lankan bowlers dominated the inexperienced Namibian line-up after inviting them to bat and then chased down the target in the …

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T20 WC: Camper takes 4 for 4, Ireland beat Netherlands by 7 wickets

Johannesburg-born seamer Curtis Camper became only the third bowler to claim a four-wicket haul in T20Is as Ireland beat the Netherlands by seven wickets in their first-round match of the Group A T20 World Cup here on Monday . Thanks to Camper’s exploits with the white ball, Ireland bundled out the Netherlands for 106 after …

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