How has the corruption scandal affected Islamabad United?

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“Wasim and I were almost in tears”

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The news of Islamabad United duo Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif being provisionally suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has swept through the cricket community like wildfire. But, just how much of a toll has is taken on the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise? Continue reading

Root: ‘I want our team to be tough’

“I think with the group of players we’ve got now, it’s a great opportunity to take the team to the next level”

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Having been bestowed with the honour of being named England’s new Test captain, Joe Root has made it clear that he wants to transform the national team into a tougher side that is always hungry for victory. Continue reading

New Zealand vs Bangladesh 1st Test Day 1: Mominul, Iqbal keep New Zealand at bay on rain-affected day

Mominul struck 10 boundaries and a six during his unbeaten knock of 64

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Only 40.2 overs of play was possible on the first day of the first Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh in Wellington due to bad weather, but it was the latter that gained the upper hand courtesy of half-centuries from batsman Mominul Haque and opener Tamim Iqbal.

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South Africa vs England 4th Test Day 3: Rabada’s seven-for keeps South Africa on top

Rabada finished with career-best figures of 7-112 off 29 overs

Rabada finished with career-best figures of 7-112 off 29 overs

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South Africa pace bowler Kagiso Rabada ripped through England’s batting line-up with a seven-wicket haul to ensure the Proteas stayed in command on the third day of the fourth Test in Centurion.

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South Africa vs England 2nd Test Day 5: Match drawn after England given major scare

Cook (left) and South Africa skipper Hashim Amla (right) are all smiles after the match ended as a draw

Cook (left) and South Africa skipper Hashim Amla (right) are all smiles after the match ended as a draw

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South Africa gave England a major scare on the fifth and final day of the second Test in Cape Town as they ran through their batting line-up with ease.

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South Africa vs England 1st Test Day 1: Compton, Taylor steady England after Steyn’s early strikes

Steyn dismissed Cook, Hales and Taylor

Steyn dismissed Cook, Hales and Taylor

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South Africa pace bowler Dale Steyn was back to his best on the first day of the first Test in Durban, but England batsmen Nick Compton and James Taylor scored 63 not out and 70 respectively to keep their side in a steady position.

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