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batsman Nasir Jamshed
became the third player
to be suspended by the
Pakistan Cricket Board
yesterday in its investiga-
tion into corruption in the
Pakistan Super League.
Jamshed is not part of
any of the five franchises
in the PSL, and the board
didn't clarify his involve-
ment in the scandal.
Jamshed was suspended for violating the board's
anti-corruption code, it said in a brief statement.
He has represented Pakistan in two tests, 48
one-day internationals, and 18 Twenty20s. But the
left-hander has not played an international since the
2015 Cricket World Cup.
Last week, Islamabad United's Khalid Latif and
Sharjeel Khan were suspended by the PCB for
breaching the anti-corruption code and returned
home from the United Arab Emirates, where the
league is being played.
Sharjeel and Latif will face a hearing soon, PCB
chairman Shahryar Khan said on Monday
Shaharyar said another Islamabad United player,
Mohammad Irfan, was also being investigated, and
he will be served with a notice "in a day or two."
The PCB has also questioned Zulfiqar Babar of
Quetta Gladiators and Shazaib Hassan of Karachi
However, Irfan, Babar, and Hassan are free to
compete in the meantime.
India beats Bangladesh
by 208 runs to win Test
HYDERABAD---India won the
one-off Test against Bang-
ladesh in Hyderabad by 208
runs yesterday. The visitors
were bowled out for 250 runs
in 100.3 overs in the second
innings shortly before tea on
With this victory, India has
won their last six Test series
stretching back to the tour of Sri
Lanka in 2015. The No.1 ranked
side is also unbeaten in 19 con-
secutive tests since then.
Mahmudullah top scored with
64 runs, while Ravichandran
Ashwin (4-73) and Ravindra
Jadeja (4-78) shared eight wick-
ets between them.
Starting from overnight 103-
3, Bangladesh got off to a poor
start. Shakib Al Hasan (22) was
caught at short leg off Jadeja in
the third over of the morning.
Mushfiqur Rahim (23) then add-
ed 56 runs with Mahmudullah
for the fifth wicket.
Mahmudullah then reached
his 13th test half-century off 84
balls, including six fours.
Things were looking settled
for Bangladesh when Rahim
played a drive off Ashwin in the
53rd over, only for the ball to loop
up in the air and he was caught
Mahmudullah and Sabbir
Rahman (22) then played out
the rest of the session, taking
Bangladesh past 200.
After lunch, Bangladesh seemed
to playing for time and the bats-
men weren't concerned with scor-
ing runs. Only 42 runs came in this
final session of the match as the
visitors crashed to defeat.
"It was quite tough in the
second innings. India have a
lot of options in bowling, spin-
ners and fast bowlers both. I
am really proud of my team.
We batted more than 100 overs
in each innings. Hopefully we
can capitalize on that. I think
our fielding let us down," said
skipper Mushfiqur Rahim after
Mahmudullah and Rahman
put on 51 for the sixth wicket.
The latter was trapped lbw by
Ishant Sharma (2-40), and his
DRS review against the appeal
was turned down.
Jadeja accounted for both
Mehedi Hasan Miraz (23) and
Taijul Islam (6) as India made
short work of the tail.
Ashwin trapped Taskin Ahmed
(1) lbw to wrap up the win.
Despite the loss, Virat Kohli
complimented the opposition for
putting up a fight especially after
the hosts had declared their first
innings at a mammoth 687-6d.
Bangladesh had replied with
388 in their first innings, and
India's 159-4d helped set an im-
probable target. "It was a good
wicket to bat on and I didn't ex-
pect them to get out for 200-250
runs. They do have good bats-
men in their ranks. They scored
580 in New Zealand recently, so
they had some confidence com-
ing into the series. They surely
put up a fight in the first innings
of the game. But our persistence
as a bowling unit came out on
top," the Indian skipper said.
India's next assignment is a
four-Test series against Aus-
tralia, starting in Pune on Feb-
Root as Test skipper
arguably England's best
batsman, was appoint-
ed Test cricket captain
The 26-year-old Root re-
places Alastair Cook, who
resigned last week after a
record 59 Tests in charge.
"It is a huge honour
to be given the England
Test captaincy," Root
said in a statement. "I
feel privileged, humbled
and very excited.
"We have a very good group of players and I'm
looking forward to leading them out in the summer,
building on Alastair's achievements and making the
most of our talents in the years ahead."
Root's first assignment will be a four-Test home
series against South Africa starting in July. England
then takes on the West Indies in a three-Test series
before flying to Australia for the Ashes. He will be
supported by Ben Stokes as vice-captain.
Root, who has already had an eventful year fol-
lowing the birth of his first child last month, has long
been viewed as Cook's heir apparent despite having
little captaincy experience.
He made his Test debut in December 2012 and was
named vice-captain to Cook in 2015. He scored the
first of his 11 Test centuries at Headingley in May
2013 and currently has a total of 4,594 Test runs
at an average of 52.80, placing him third in the ICC
rankings for Test batsmen.
Andrew Strauss, England's director of cricket, said
Root had demonstrated "his drive, determination,
cricketing intelligence and an ability to learn that
will serve him well in his new role."
"He is universally respected by his teammates,
passionate about driving the Test team forward and
extremely excited about the prospect of leading his
country," Strauss said.
India's Ravichandran Ashwin bowls during the last day of their one-
off Test match against Bangladesh in Hyderabad, India, yesterday.
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