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Pakistan cricket win in T20i series with ball to spare, and Babar displaces Kohli at No. 1 🏏 🇵🇰

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Pakistan survived a collapse from 92/1 chasing 144, to squeak through with a ball to spare and win the series 3-1. South Africa’s brand new team did well to keep in the matches, but ultimately inexperience showed in the bowling and their own middle-order collapse for the Pakistan cricket win. They made rough going of it, scoring 92 for 1 off the first 9 overs, 37 for 5 off the next 9 and 20 for 1 off the final two. Pakistan captain Babar Azam is now the No.1-ranked ODI batsman, ending India captain Virat Kohli‘s long reign at the top of the charts. Babar’s match-winning 82-ball 94 in the third ODI against South Africa helped him gain 13 rating points to reach career-best 865 points. fter playing an unbeaten knock of 122 in the third T20I against South Africa, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has said …

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Cricket SA agrees to a majority independent board

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The Interim Board of Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Saturday welcomed the decision taken by the majority of the Members’ Council to accept the principle of a majority independent Board led by an independent Chairperson. This paves the way for the formal amendment of CSA’s Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) and sets the cricket administration on a new governance path. Interim Board Chair, Stavros Nicolaou, in an official statement said: “This is a landmark moment for South African cricket administration. It lays a solid foundation for transparent and sound governance in the future. It is 9 years since the Nicholson Report recommended a majority independent Board and the moment has finally been seized to make a clean break with the past. It is a step in the direction of transparent, innovative and best practice governance for cricket. “A new Board, comprised …

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SA women clinch ODI series against India women cricket team: playing Pakistan prepared them for spin

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After clinching the ODI series 4-1 against India, South Africa women skipper Sune Luus said that playing in Durban against Pakistan has helped the side tackle Indian spinners in the five-match series.Mignon du Preez (57) and Anne Bosch (58) starred with the bat as SA defeated India by five wickets The victory came in the fifth and final ODI here at the Ekana Cricket Stadium on Wednesday to take the series 4-1. The visitors played the Indians spinners confidently throughout the series and the skipper credited the Pakistan series in Durban for the success. “We had the Pakistan series before coming to India and we played in Durban which is kind of sub-continent conditions. We had a lot of spin and that rewarded us. We were mentally ready for the 30-40 overs of the spin. We had a positive mindset …

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England lose test series cricket to India – Indian umpires too good to blame

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It was in June last year that Nitin Menon was inducted in ICC’s Elite Panel of Umpires, and in eight months’ time, the Indian official has managed to capture the imagination of cricket pundits with the discipline he showed in the recently-concluded four-match Test series between India and England. The 37-year-old officiated in all four Tests between India and England and was seen at the top of his game, giving top-class decisions on challenging wickets. Rarely was a decision of his overturned by the third umpire and he was so impressive that even cricketing greats like Sunil Gavaskar took note of his performance. In an interaction with ANI, Menon spoke about how challenging the series was for him as an umpire and how he wants to see more Indian umpires being named in ICC’s Elite Panel. He also threw light …

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