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Azam, Nawaz star as Pakistan thrash West Indies

Sharjah:  Babar Azam hit his maiden century while spinner Mohammad Nawaz grabbed four wickets as Pakistan thrashed the West Indies by 111 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method in the first day-night international today. Azam’s rapid-fire 139-ball 120 helped Pakistan post a challenging 284-9 in a match reduced to 49 overs a side due to a

West Indies not weakened by Gayle’s absence, says Sarfraz

Dubai: Pakistan are not assuming the absence of batting superstar Chris Gayle to mean the West Indies will be a weakened unit for their three-match Twenty20 International series starting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday. “I don’t think that there is much of an advantage when it comes to T20 cricket when players

West Indies a force in limited overs even without top players: Holder

Dubai: The West Indies Test and One-Day skipper Jason Holder has said they remain a powerful force despite the absence of some top players heading into the series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The West Indies are missing some of their big stars in the T20s and One-Dayers, including explosive opener Chris

West Indies fires head coach Phil Simmons

St. John’s: Phil Simmons has been fired as head coach of the West Indies, six months after guiding the team to the World T20 title. The West Indies Cricket Board said “differences in culture and strategic approach” were behind the decision to terminate Simmons’ contract after 18 months in charge. Simmons was briefly suspended last

Indian, Windies stars look to rock US as ICC eyes new market

Fort Lauderdale (US):  Cricket will seek to reach out to the untapped American market when the sport’s most followed practitioners, India, lock horns with the West Indies in their maiden international game in the US here tomorrow. The two Twenty20 Internationals over the weekend will be the first instance of India being involved in a

India eye No.1 Test spot with big win versus West Indies

Port of Spain (Trinidad) : After bagging the Test series with a comprehensive win in the third match, India will aim to regain the No.1 rankings with a big margin victory against a under-confident West Indies in the fourth and final game starting here on Thursday. India registered a 237-run win in the third Test and

India knock out Windies in third Test to win series

St Lucia:  An upbeat India knocked out West Indies for a dramatic 237-run win in the third Test and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series at the Darren Sammy National Cricket stadium here on Saturday. Chasing an imposing 346-run target on the fifth and final day of the match, West Indies collapsed

Masterful display of seam bowling by Bhuvneshwar Kumar

St Lucia:  With an entire day’s play of the third Test in St Lucia lost to heavy rain on Thursday, the odds were that the Test would progress towards a tame draw on the final two days of the Test, on Friday and Saturday. The first two days of this Test had seen some keen , but

India squad for West Indies T20Is

The All-India selection committee headed by Sandeep Patil decided to omit senior batsmen Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh from the 14-man squad to take on the T20 champions in a two-match series. India have included seam-bowling all-rounder Stuart Binny and leg spinner Amit Mishra in the squad for the Twenty20 International series against West Indies in

Third Test: Thunderstorms, heavy rains wash out third day’s play

St Lucia: Thunderstorms and incessant rains washed out the third day’s play of the third Test between India and West Indies at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium at Gros Islet in this picturesque city-state. Though overnight rain did stop ahead of the first session, play could not begin on Thursday as the outfield was

It’s not an easy wicket to play shots on: Ashwin

Gros Isle:  Indian off-spinner RavichandranAshwin has said that his side will be looking to continue the fightback in the remainder of the third Test after recovering from a precarious 130 for five and finishing the first innings at 353. The West Indies finished day two at 107 for one. “When we got together we were

Windies fight back after Ashwin, Saha hit centuries

St. Lucia: Containing India to 353 in the first innings after Ravichandran Ashwin and Wriddhaman Saha hit centuries in the post-lunch session, West Indies fought back to score 107-run for 1 on the second day of the third Test match at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday. At stumps, KC Brathwaite at

Ashwin, Saha defy Windies, guide India to 234/5 in third Test

St. Lucia:  With an unbeaten 108-run sixth wicket partnership, Ravichandran Ashwin and wicket-keeper Wriddhaman Saha brought India back into the game to post 234 for 5 wickets against a domineering West Indies on the first day of the third Test at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday. Making best out of the

Holder wins toss, invites India to bat in 3rd Test

Gros Islet: West Indies skipper Jason Holder won the toss and invited India to bat in the third cricket Test at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, here today. India have made three changes in their side with Ravindra Jadeja, Buvneshwar Kumar and Rohit Sharma replacing Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav and Cheteshwar Pujara. KL Rahul will

World T20 star Brathwaite to lead WI in T20 series vs India

St. John’s (Antigua and Barbuda):  CarlosBrathwaite, who was the star of the West Indies World Twenty20 victory, has been appointed the new skipper of the national T20 squad, which will be playing two T20 Internationals against India later this month in Florida. After the conclusion of the ongoing four-Test series, West Indies and India will clash

Sammy sacked ‘in 30-second phone call’

Darren Sammy has said in a video message on Facebook that he will no longer captain the West Indies Twenty20 International (T20I) team. The two-time ICC World Twenty20 winning captain, in his video post on Friday (August 5), mentioned that he received a call from the West Indies chairman of selectors indicating that the captaincy

West Indies recall Hope, axe Chandrika for third Test

Kingston (Jamaica): The West Indies have axed opener Rajendra Chandrika for the third cricket Test against India starting next Tuesday in St Lucia, and have recalled Shai Hope to the 14-member squad. The right-handed Chandrika has scored 53 runs from his four innings in the current series, to extend his misery at the highest level,

India to play two T20I against West Indies in US in August

Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced that India will take on the West Indies in a two-match Twenty20 International series in the United States on August 27 and 28. The matches are scheduled to be played in Central Broward Regional Park, at Fort Lauderdale in Florida. BCCI president

Team India reaches West Indies to play four-Test series

St Kitts: Indian cricket team, led by skipperVirat Kohli, today reached St Kitts to play a four-Test bilateral series against the West Indies starting with the opening match at Antigua on July 21. New head coach Anil Kumble posted a photograph of the team in his twitter handle and wrote: “Reached St. Kitts… long flight..@cheteshwar1

Australians down West Indies to reach final

Bridgetown (Barbados): Australia displayedthe composure and assurance of world champions to chase down a target of 283 and advance to the final with a six-wicket victory over the West Indies in the seventh match of the Tri-Nation One-Day International Series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Tuesday. Marlon Samuels’ first-ever hundred against Australia and a