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Pakistan opener Mohammad Hafeez retires from Test cricket


Islamabad: Pakistan’s seasoned batsman Mohammad Hafeez on Tuesday announced his retirement from Test cricket after failing again in the first innings of the third and final match against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. Hafeez, who was playing in his 55th Test, fell for a duck on the second day and announced his retirement, insisting that he had been pondering over the decision ...

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Don’t let Virat Kohli be a bully: Ricky Ponting’s message to Australian cricketers


Virat Kohli can be “rattled” and Australia should try to get under his skin rather than sitting back and be bullied by the Indian captain, said former skipper Ricky Ponting. India will take on Australia in the four-Test series beginning on Thursday and former Australia batsman Dean Jones has advised against provoking Kohli. The India skipper has mellowed down since ...

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India’s No.1 Test ranking on line in series against Australia


Adelaide: The Indian cricket team’s No.1 Test ranking will be at stake in the four-match series against Australia but the side can hold on to the position if it manages to draw even just one game. Australia are currently ranked fifth on the table. “A 4-0 series win for Australia will move them into No.1 position in Test rankings; India ...

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Tim Paine wants pacers to `trouble` Virat Kohli purely on skills


Australian skipper Tim Paine has cautioned his gun pace attack against being “too emotional” in their battle with Indian captain Virat Kohli and urged them to play purely on skills if they want to challenge the world’s top-ranked Test batsman in the upcoming four-match series. Kohli’s last two Test series in Australia saw him taking on the home side both ...

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Chris Gayle awarded $220k in damages for defamation


Sydney: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle was awarded A$300,000 ($220,770) in damages by an Australian court on Monday, more than a year after he won a defamation case against Fairfax Media over an alleged incident during the 2015 World Cup. New South Wales Supreme Court Justice Lucy McCallum made the award for articles published in January 2016 that alleged the ...

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Raninder Singh becomes first Indian to be elected ISSF vice-president


Raninder Singh has become the first Indian to be elected as one of the four vice-presidents of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF). The 51-year-old also heads the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI). Former trap shooter Raninder bagged a total of 161 votes to occupy the coveted post, while Kevin Kilty of Ireland received 162 votes, United States of ...

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Mushfiqur Rahim becomes second Bangladesh cricketer to reach 4,000 Test runs


Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has added yet another feather on his cap by becoming only the second player from his country to reach the milestone of 4,000 Test runs. The 31-year-old acheived the landmark during day one of the second and the final Test of the three-match series against West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Friday. Mushfiqur, ...

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