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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Pakistan declare after 314-run lead

Pakistan declared their first innings at 511-6 on the third day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi stadium here on Thursday, having an overall lead of 314. Opener Taufiq Umar hit a career-best 236.

New ball rule help helping fast bowlers: Vinay Kumar

India's medium pacer R. Vinay Kumar said Wednesday that fast bowlers are getting more swing with the introduction of the new International Cricket Council (ICC) rule of two balls in an ODI innings.

Mindless diving is of no use: Jonty Rhodes

His flexibility and quick reflex actions had left many people in awe but Jonty Rhodes, one of the greatest fielders of cricket, says mindless diving is of no use as fielding is all about knowing the right technique.

'Fielding is not about mindless diving, it is more about learning the right technique and knowing how can one do it right without getting hurt. There is a technique involved in diving without hurting yourself,' Rhodes told IANS here Thursday.

The former South African cricketer was here in the capital to promote a new range of wellness and endurance supplements by Evolution Sports Nutrition Pvt Ltd, of which he is one of the directors on board.

Shane Warne backs Lehmann for Cricket Australia’s top job

Legendary spinner Shane Warne believes that Darren Lehmann’s mix of people skills and appetite for cricket would make him a standout candidate to become Australia’s next chairman of selectors or coach.

ICC to launch Twenty20 International rankings next week

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will launch the Twenty20 International team and player rankings in a ceremony in Dubai on October 24.