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Jul
25

Misbah-pakistanWith his fourth half-century in five games this series, the world’s leading ODI run-getter of 2013 shepherded his volatile band of batsmen home in another tricky chase. Misbah-ul-Haq battled falling wickets at the other end, a charged up Tino Best, and a rain interruption as late as the 98th over of the game to take Pakistan to their third successive away bilateral series Continue Reading…

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Jul
17

Pakistan-vs-west-indiesPakistan’s top order didn’t exactly cover itself with glory, but it didn’t implode as it usually does either to keep their team with a chance of overhauling West Indies’ 232 in the second ODI in Providence.

West Indies’ quick bowlers were accurate at the start, with Kemar Roach Continue Reading…

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Nov
16

Mirpur Test comes alive after late wicketsAs it often happens on the subcontinent, the first Test between Bangladesh and West Indies burst open with possibilities out of nowhere in the last hour on day four. From the safety of 209 for 1, West Indies lost 5 for 35 in the space of 13.1 overs.

They still lead by 215 going into the final day, but with Continue Reading…

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Sep
25

Match report of Ireland v West Indies, World T20 2012, Group BWest Indies qualified for the Super Eights of the World T20 after rain prevented a second innings in their key Group B game against Ireland in Colombo. It meant Ireland exited on the back of a no-result for the second World Twenty20 running, after bring denied by the weather against England in Guyana in 2010.

With both teams having lost their first game in the tournament, this was a must-win encounter. But while Ireland will feel understandably aggrieved at the manner of their elimination, they will also reflect that they produced two under-par displays with the bat and that, had the rain that started to fall heavily straight after their innings stayed away, West Indies Continue Reading…

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Sep
16

Brian Lara, who was inducted into the ICC’s Hall of Fame at the awards ceremony in Colombo on Friday evening, dedicated the honour to his late father Bunty Lara, who died before his son played a Test. Lara also credited his brother Winston and sister Agnes during the function at the Water’s Edge Resort, saying they’d played important roles in his development as a cricketer.

“This person you see today before you accepting this Hall of Fame honour is someone he [Bunty Lara] moulded. He ensured that I had everything I needed to Continue Reading…

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Jul
30

Victory didn’t seem so certain at the end of the fourth day, but West Indies delivered the knockout punch on the fifth, thanks to their seamers, to cruise to a nine-wicket win and take a 1-0 lead in the series. West Indies needed to pick up the seven remaining wickets as quickly as possible, and Kemar Roach hastened that with a five-wicket haul to give the hosts an easy target of 102, which Chris Gayle and Kieran Powell approached without fuss.

It was a continuation of the good work put in by West Indies after they landed home after a tough tour of England. The inclusion of Gayle and Sunil Narine Continue Reading…

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