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  1. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Bone-weary Brendon McCullum rewrites record books

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 09:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington New Zealand skipper plays through pain barrier in an almost 12-hour session to rack up 281 runs Bone-weary McCullum rewrites record books An exhausted Brendon McCullum fought through pain in an epic record-breaking innings that rescued New Zealand from near-certain defeat yesterday and set them up for a series-saving result against India. ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Sri Lanka use every trick in the book

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Pallekele, Sri Lanka Switching captains ahead of Super Eights match against England helps hosts avoid penalty for failing to meet required over rate sri lanka use every trick in the book Hosts Sri Lanka have used a bagful of tricks to outwit rivals on their way to the World Twenty20 semi-finals- even changing captains for a match to further their cause. ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Hong Kong brimming with confidence against UAE

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 09:56pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... they held on to pull off a famous 17-run victory over the Scots, one of the pre-tournament favourites to book one of two berths remaining for associate countries at the 2015 World Cup. The UAE ... A. A nine-wicket win over Canada was followed by a 10-wicket rout of Nepal allowing the Jamie Atkinson-led team to book their place in the Super Sixes. UAE and Scotland are fancied to join ...

  4. Comment - Sport - CRICKET

    Breaking down the barriers

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 12:44am by Reuters

    ... John Mehaffey It's been 50 years since C.L.R. James' seminal book first hit theshelves during a tumultuous time when blacks were struggling for equality the barriers Breaking ... to keep it up for 50 weeks, for there was 50 years' knowledge of discrimination behind it and corresponding anger C.L.R. James As if to underscore a tumultuous year, an extraordinary book ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Potent but poised, Hong Kong batsman Irfan Ahmed catches the eye

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 11:23pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... ball." A batsman with all the strokes in the book, Irfan finished with an aggregate of 363 runs and an average of 72.60 from seven matches. The next closest Hong Kong batsmen were Mark Chapman ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Irfan Ahmed on another level as Hong Kong beat Nepal to reach Super Sixes

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 10:53pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Irfan on 'another level' as HK reach Super Sixes Spurred on by another superb knock from Irfan Ahmed, Hong Kong became the first team to book their place in the World Cup qualifying Super Sixes after they hammered Nepal by 10 wickets in New Zealand. Irfan hit an unbeaten 86 and together with fellow opener Waqas Barkat (56 not out) guided ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Chanderpaul hits record 17th unbeaten test century

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 12:29am by AFP

    ... But the real honours for the West Indies lay with Chanderpaul, who came to the rescue and rewrote the record books into the bargain when the tourists were in trouble at 86-5 on the first day. His ...

  8. Comment - Sport - CRICKET

    Tendulkar's shoes can never be filled

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 12:28am by Associated Press

    ... of cricket's record books- he earned fabulous wealth, becoming one of the highest-paid athletes in any sport. But television made and kept Tendulkar accessible to Indians. So did his humble demeanour. ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Hong Kong Cricket Sixes may be held over four days in 'bold move'

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at the Sixes, but getting teams like Afghanistan and Ireland would be a major draw. Both have qualified for the 2015 World Cup (50 overs) and are also strong favourites to book their berth in next ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Atkinson out to go where his dad could not

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 06:12pm by Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com

    ... into the record books as the first person born in the 1990s to play an international one-dayer. Now he wants to make a bigger impression – leading Hong Kong to its first World Cup. “My dad has influenced ...




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