Friday, February 28, 2014

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Umar Akmal hit a battling hundred to help Pakistan overcome unanticipated wobbles against Afghanistan to win their pivotal Asia Cup match by 72 runs in Dhaka on Thursday.

Pakistan owed their recuperation to Akmal's 89-ball 102 not out, which lifted them from an unsafe 117-6 to 248-8 in 50 overs before they wrapped up their adversaries for 176 in 47.2 overs.
Pakistan's Umar Akmal celebrates after scoring a century as teammate Saeed Ajmal (L) watches during their Asia Cup 2014 one-day international (ODI) cricket match against Afghanistan in Fatullah February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj
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Afghanistan, playing their inaugural match in the five-country competition, awed regardless of the thrashing — yet their absence of experience halted them from initiating a steamed.

Pursuing an overwhelming focus on, the Afghans were 139-2 in the 36th over before losing their last eight wickets for 37 runs as Mohammad Hafeez (3-29) and Saeed Ajmal (2-25) gave Pakistan a win with a reward focus.

Asghar Stanikzai (40) and Nawroz Mangal (35) imparted a 74-run organization for the third wicket however they neglected to match the obliged net run-rate which got on them, fixing their run-pursue.

Shahid Afridi released Stanikzai to break the organization before Mangal ran himself out to start a breakdown.

Noor Ali Zadran had given Afghanistan a robust begin with a 63-ball 44 with seven fours, before he succumbed to Ajmal's dab balls.

Hafeez had Najibullah Zadran (one) and Samiullah Shinwari (14) to finish the win.

Prior, it was Akmal who spared Pakistan's reddens with a ruling second one-day century — his first in five years.

In all he hit seven limits and three sixes, helping Pakistan to put on 59 runs in the last five overs.

Akmal, let off at 28, headed the fightback through a 60-run seventh wicket stand with Anwar Ali (21) to lift Pakistan's innings.

Pakistan started fluidly with a stand of 55 between Ahmed Shehzad (50), who hit seven limits in his 74-ball innings, and Sharjeel Khan (25).

However once spinner Hamza Hotak (1-22) had given the leap forward by rejecting Khan, Afghanistan snatched six wickets in the space of 62 runs.

Hafeez succumbed to ten, Misbah-ul Haq was run out for nothing without confronting a ball, Sohaib Maqsood tried for 13 and Shahid Afridi for six.

Misbah, the world's most elevated run scorer in one-day cricket a year ago, was the rejection which jarred Pakistan gravely.

However Akmal held the innings together to guarantee Pakistan arrived at a respectable aggregate.

Mirwais Ashraf, Shinwari and Dawlat Zadran took two wickets each.

India, who beat Bangladesh by six wickets, will confront Sri Lanka on Friday. Sri Lanka won the competition's opener by 12 runs against Pakistan on Tues

Sunday, February 23, 2014

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india begin their fight in the Asia Cup, which initiates Feb 25 in Dhaka, with an intend to holding the number-two spot on the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings at the April 1 cut-off date.

At number two, India will be the most astounding stacked up side in the five-group competition, with 115 appraisals focuses, and will challenge the competition that additionally emphasizes fourth-stacked up Sri Lanka, sixth-set Pakistan, ninth-set Bangladesh and unranked Afghanistan.

The side that completes top of the ODI rankings table at the April 1 cut-off date will appropriate a shield and a cheque of $175,000, while the side that completes second will gain $75,000.

India held the most obvious rank from January 2013, yet ceded the top position to Australia in the wake of losing the later ODI arrangement against New Zealand 0-4.

Australia are currently guaranteed of the most obvious standing on the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings on the April 1 cut-off date, with 117 appraisals focuses, and will gain the ODI Shield and the cheque of $175,000.

Regardless of the possibility that India were to win all their matches in the Asia Cup, including the last, they might pick up just two evaluations focuses to move to 117, comparable to Australia. Yet when evaluations are ascertained past the decimal focus, Michael Clarke's side will be stacked up higher.

Subsequently, India can under the most favorable conditions plan to hold the number-two position at the close of the Asia Cup, however their position will be tested by fourth-stacked up Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka adjusted off a three-match arrangement against hosts Bangladesh with a six wickets win Saturday to win the arrangement 3-0.

The clean scope helped Sri Lanka pick up one appraisals focus to move to 109, keeping pace with England, however when evaluations were ascertained past the decimal focus, Angelo Mathews' men were fit to make headway into fourth place.

Sri Lanka can now want to push forward of India on the rankings table assuming that they win all their matches in the Asia Cup, including the last. In such a situation, Sri Lanka will pick up three evaluations focuses to complete on 112, one appraisals focus in front of India and, thusly, climb two spots to second.

Be that as it may if India win even one of their matches throughout the competition, they will clutch the number-two position, despite losing up to three evaluations focuses to complete on 112.

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Dhaka – New-look Sri Lanka trounced Bangladesh by six wickets in the third and last one-day global in Dhaka on Saturday to scope the arrangement 3-0.

Seamer Dhammika Prasad asserted three wickets in his first match of the arrangement as the visitors limited Bangladesh to 240-8 in the wake of choosing to field in the day-night match.

Kusal Perera, a 23-year-old left-gave opener, then hit a lady one-day century as Sri Lanka surpassed the focus with 15 conveyances to extra at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.

Perera hit a hostile 106 off 124 balls with six limits and five sixes, imparting a third-wicket stand of 138 with Dinesh Chandimal, who scored 64.

Sri Lanka finished the month-long tour on a high, having additionally won both the first Test and Twenty20 arrangement.

However the triumph on Saturday was sweeter as Sri Lanka took the field without either of their three veterans, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan, without precedent for an one-dayer since 2000.

Jayawardene and Dilshan were nursing damages, while Sangakkara was rested in front of the five-country Asia Cup which opens in Bangladesh on Tuesday.

The playing was additionally exhausted without pace initiate Lasith Malinga, who was shown an a bit of mercy, and the harmed team of seamer Nuwan Kulasekara and spinner Rangana Herath.

Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews said the arrangement gave functional planning for the Asia Cup, where alternate contenders are India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the hosts.

"It was pleasant to win even without the senior players," said Mathews. "This was a great test for our seat quality. It will place us in the right edge for the Asia Cup."

Prasad was overall upheld by new-ball accomplice Suranga Lakmal, who completed with two for 24 in 10 overs on the moderate pitch.

The hosts missed head all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who was given a three-match boycott for a lustful on-Polaroid motion throughout the second one-dayer on Thursday.

Mominul Haque top-scored with a run-a-ball 60, while significant commitments from Nasir Hossain (38), Naeem Islam (32) and captain Mushfiqur Rahim (30) gave the hosts their most elevated score in the arrangement.
Sri Lankan cricketers congratulate teammate Dhammika Prasad after the dismissal of Bangladeshi batsman Anamul Haque during their third ODI match in Dhaka on February 22, 2014 © AFP Munir Uz Zaman

Kusal Perera made light of the focus as he excoriated the house group's strike work the 40th over when he was rocked the bowling alley by Rubel Hossain with 43 staying for triumph.

Rubel released Chandimal in his next over to make it 205-4, however Mathews signalled the win with a six off Naeem Islam.

"We have a great deal to take a shot at assuming that we are to do well in the Asia Cup," said Rahim.

"We have to score huge on these wickets, else it puts the bowlers under weight

Thursday, February 20, 2014

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New Delhi  – Beleaguered captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was put on notice by his forerunners on Wednesday after India endured yet an alternate away arrangement rout, with one of them calling his authority "upsetting".

The 1-0 misfortune to New Zealand on Tuesday was India's fourth sequential arrangement vanquish abroad and accompanied a 4-0 drubbing for Dhoni's World Cup champions in the former one-dayers.

India have now lost 10 of their last 12 Tests abroad — the other two were drawn — a record that incorporated two progressive 4-0 whitewashes in England and Australia.
India's skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni smiles during a press conference after the team's arrival at Auckland International Airport, on January 13, 2014 © AFP/File Nigel Marple
As the media prepared its weapons on Dhoni, previous chief Sourav Ganguly said his Test captaincy was "repulsive", while Rahul Dravid implied his technique was so tentative it would have been impossible win in the five-day position.

Both, notwithstanding, needed him to remain Test captain until one year from now's 50 over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, while an alternate ex-commander Sunil Gavaskar focused on that a pioneer was just in the same class as his group.

"In the event that the World Cup was at least a year away, I might have concurred that Dhoni required to be evacuated as chief," Ganguly told the Headlines Today news channel.

In this record photograph, Sourav Ganguly recognizes the swarm throughout a Twenty20 cricket match in Kolkata, on May 5, 2012 © Afp/file Dibyangshu Sarkar

In this record photograph, Sourav Ganguly recognizes the swarm throughout a Twenty20 cricket match in Kolkata, on May 5, 2012

© Afp/file Dibyangshu Sarkar

"His Test captaincy has been unsavory. Be that as it may changing commanders now will unsettle the group. His spot is not in mistrust in Test cricket, however Dhoni necessities to set the abroad record right."

Dravid concurred with the discernment that Dhoni was a guarding commander, saying he required to go for broke when he needed to win Test matches abroad.

Dhoni was generally disparaged for his preventive field arrangements in New Zealand which likewise emulated cases he blew the possibility of an uncommon abroad triumph in South Africa in December by neglecting to strive for the jugular.

"I think he's got to understand this quite rapidly, that when he needs to win Test matches abroad, he's got to hazard everything," Dravid told the Cricinfo site.

"He's got to take that risk that he's set to need to lose some Test matches. The main way you can win abroad is to take a couple of dangers, take a couple of bets."

- 'Shot at recovery' -

However Dravid included that Dhoni's authority in Tests must be evaluated after the Test tours of England and Australia that went before the World Cup Down Under in February-March one year from now.

"I see these tours as Dhoni's chance to recover what has been a really poor abroad record for him as skipper," Dravid said.

"I think he merits the right, the opportunity to play out in the not so distant future, and survey it at the close of the Australian arrangement. Finish of that arrangement, we will truly know where Indian cricket stands and where Dhoni stands, both as a player and as a chief."

Gavaskar, who was a TV reporter on the New Zealand tour, rubbished proposals that it was time to simplicity the workload on Dhoni, who heads India in every one of the three organizations.

"A skipper can do almost no in the event that you don't have a rocking the bowling alley strike. By and large a skipper is just in the same class as his group," the previous opener told NDTV.

"He is winning liberally in India and, in this manner, its extremely troublesome to say to him, alright thank you, you won in India, however sad your abroad record is bad so we are set to change the skipper. That sort of thing doesn't work."

The most blistering media remark came in the Hindustan Times, who needed both Dhoni and mentor Duncan Fletcher sacked.

"Can there be any reason for losing an arrangement against this New Zealand side?" the paper's games journalist Sanjeev Samyal asked.

"The Dhoni-Fletcher mixture has basically not clicked. The extraordinary Australian chief, Ian Chappell, has dependably demanded that chiefs have a time span of usability. Indian selectors need to consider this perspective important.

"Indeed to the degree of the danger of destabilising the group with only 12 months to strive for the World Cup, now is the right time for Indian cricket prepare to leave and selectors to do what needs to be done in the matter of the senior group administ.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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Lahore (Pakistan)  – Newly named Pakistan cricket mentor Moin Khan on Tuesday urged his players to disregard "the alarm of disappointment" as they plan to safeguard the Asia Cup which begins later in the not so distant future.

Pakistan started a four-day preparing camp in front of the rivalry which begins in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on February 25.

Khan, who traded Australian Dav Whatmore under whom Pakistan won the Asia Cup in 2012, said the group was designing up for the title defence.

"I trust we will give a great come about and shield our title which we won with the same chief, Misbah-ul Haq," he told news people after the first day of the camp.

Pakistan face Sri Lanka on the opening day of the competition, which likewise incorporates India and Afghanistan.

"I think its imperative to take out the dread of disappointment, which I saw formerly in the group," said Khan.

He was director of the group on the last tour to the United Arab Emirates, where Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in the one-day arrangement 3-2 and squared the three-match Test arrangement 1-1.

"It (being chief) was an alternate part however I have profited from it as I have seen the specialized issues of the players, got to know their mind also," said Khan.

He has been delegated as mentor for the Asia Cup and the World Twenty20, likewise in Bangladesh in March-April.

"I am sure that if my execution is great I will get a growth," said Khan, under whose captaincy Pakistan won their first Asia Cup title in 2000.

India have won the title five times while Sri Lanka won it on four events out of eleven occasions.

Khan, who played 69 Tests and 219 one-dayers for Pakistan, applauded Whatmore.

"Whatmore completed great, in spite of the fact that we lost some Test arrangement, yet we processed great brings about one-day matches and T20 internationals," he said.

The group will travel to Dhaka on February 2

Friday, February 7, 2014

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The Asian Cricket Council, on Thursday, confirmed Pakistan's participation in this year's Asia Cup in Bangladesh. However, the regional cricket body has said that the participation of all teams is subject to their individual government's decision. Pakistan will now join Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in the tournament which will take place between February 25 and March 8.
According to the ACC chief executive Ashraful Huq, Pakistan are "provisionally" scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on February 22, train for the next two days, and then play the tournament opener in Fatullah against Sri Lanka on February 25. Their security representative will arrive in Dhaka on Saturday, as part of the ICC's security meeting on Monday.


  • February 25 - Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Fatullah
  • February 26 - Bangladesh v India, Fatullah
  • February 27 - Afghanistan v Pakistan, Fatullah
  • February 28 - India v Sri Lanka, Fatullah
  • March 1 - Bangladesh v Afghanistan, Fatullah
  • March 2 - India v Pakistan, Mirpur
  • March 3 - Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, Mirpur
  • March 4 - Bangladesh v Pakistan, Mirpur
  • March 5 - Afghanistan v India, Mirpur
  • March 6 - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Mirpur
  • March 8 - Final, Mirpur

"Obviously every country's participation is subject to their government's order, more so in the subcontinent," Huq said. "Pakistan's security officer will arrive here on January 18 to take part in the ICC's security meeting which will, I am sure, give a clean report as there is no problem at the moment. The two officials of Sri Lanka Cricket are very close to me and they, too, I hope will give a clean report. The Pakistan team is provisionally booked to arrive on February 22 as they want to practice on February 23 and 24."
Even in the event of Pakistan pulling out, Huq said the tournament will go ahead as planned. He did however confirm that he had received assurance from the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, the political party that is opposing the government for not holding elections under a caretaker government.
"The Asia Cup will go on even if any team decides not to participate in it," Huq said. "Earlier in 1986 in Sri Lanka, India didn't participate while in 1991, Pakistan didn't participate in India.
"I have been informed by BNP's authorised spokesperson that they will support the event. But I can't disclose a name. Those who believe that the Asia Cup will be shifted elsewhere are living in a fool's paradise."

Nasir Hossain is surrounded by team-mates after an impressive catch, Bangladesh v Pakistan, Asia Cup final, Mirpur, March 22, 2012
The 2012 Asia Cup in Bangladesh drew big crowed
Political violence has devastated Bangladesh in the last three months, but it is hoped that there won't be much trouble during the time of the Asia Cup. On Wednesday, BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia did not announce any blockades or strikes for the month. This bodes well for the tournament as normal life has already resumed in many parts of the country, including Dhaka, in the last five days.
The issue with Pakistan's security concern is however related more to a diplomatic conflict, which is not entirely connected to the political impasse of the last three months. However, the BCB has guaranteed to the PCB that they will provide extra security personnel during Pakistan's stay in Bangladesh.
The other major talking point was the use of two venues - Fatullah and Mirpur - at two ends of Dhaka. The first five matches of the tournament will be held in Fatullah, to the south of Dhaka, and the rest, including the final on March 8, will be held at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.
The hitch in the schedule is the lack of reserve days. Though it is a predominantly dry season, things could go haywire if rain interrupts, as there is only one rest day ahead of the final. 

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

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Chittagong (Bangladesh)  – Kumar Sangakkara made a profession best 319 and joined the 11,000-run club on the route as Sri Lanka took firm control of the second Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Wednesday.

The voyagers, who won the first Test by an innings and 248 runs in Dhaka a week ago, scored 587 in their first innings and Bangladesh answered with 86-1 by stumps on the second day.

Left-gave Sangakkara's lady triple century was his ninth 200 or more thump, abandoning him in second spot behind Australian legend Don Bradman who had 12 scores of 200 or more.

Sangakkara, a 36-year-old veteran playing his 122nd Test, likewise turned into the ninth Test batsmen to achieve the 11,000-run mark.

He now has 11,046 runs in the unsurpassed record headed by India's Sachin Tendulkar (15,921).

"As a batsman, you generally take a gander at huge scores," Sangakkara said. "There are 100s, 200s, 300s and Brian Lara has even got 400. Those are things you generally attempt and pursue when you have a chance.

"So I am exceptionally cheerful to have got into the 300-club in any event."

The previous skipper said his next huge point was to help Sri Lanka play great Test cricket against the top sides.

"I have generally attained a lot as a batsman, yet the group's point is to win a considerable measure more Test matches, particularly far from home," he said.

"Surely before I complete we will have the ability to defeat a percentage of the enormous nations in their terrace. Also continue playing better than average Test cricket and continue moving forward."

Having began the day on 160, Sangakkara hit 32 limits and eight sixes preceding he was last man out before tea endeavoring to compel the pace.

Bangladesh's answer started off kilter when star opener Tamim Iqbal was knocked down some pins by Suranga Lakmal with the fourth chunk of the innings.

In any case Shamsur Rahman (45 not out) and Imrul Kayes (36 not out) repaired the unanticipated harm by including 86 for the unbroken second wicket.

Both batsmen were fortunate to make due till close as Shamsur was dropped by Mahela Jayawardene on 36 and Nuwan Pradeep grassed a basic get offered by Kayes simply before stumps.

Bangladesh will at present requirement to bat out a significant some piece of the remaining three days to forestall a 2-0 arrangement defeat.

The day was lit up by heavenly strokeplay from Sangakkara, who excoriated Bangladesh's hapless bowlers on the moderate pitch at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium.

Left with number 11 Nuwan Pradeep at the flip side, Sangakkara moved from 286 to 302 with a four and two sixes off back to back conveyances from left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan.

Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara reacts as he leaves the field with 319 runs after losing his wicket to Bangladesh cricketer Sohag Gazi during the second Test match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Chittagong on February 5, 2014 © AFP Munir Uz Zaman

Pradeep helped only four in the tenth wicket stand of 54 with Sangakkara, who pregnant 116 runs in the organization of the last three batsmen.

Sri Lanka had started the day on 314-5, and overnight batsman Kithuruwan Vithanage helped Sangakkara include 90 for the sixth wicket before the hosts hit back twice to make it 405-7.

Tail-ender Ajantha Mendis joined Sangakkara to include 100 for the eighth wicket before he was leg-before to Shakib for a familiar 47.

Shakib completed as Bangladesh's best bowler with five wickets, yet his 34 overs require 148 runs.

The hosts were managed a twofold blow before play started as captain Mushfiqur Rahim was unable to take the field because of a finger harm and spinner Abdur Razzak was sidelined with a strained hamstring.

Tamim Iqbal headed Bangladesh in Rahim's nonappearance and Shamsur kept wicket


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