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Live Cricket Blog: Hong Kong defeat is hard to take for UAE captain Rohan Mustafa

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2018/09/08

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8:40pm – Hong Kong defeat was painful for UAE captain Rohan Mustafa

Two days after the Asia Cup Qualifier final defeat to Hong Kong – a result that denied the UAE a chance of playing in a home Asia Cup, Rohan Mustafa admitted the loss was his lowest point of his career. Read more on that story here.

Hurting: Rohan Mustafa

8:20pm – India’s lower-order batsmen need to look at England on how to score runs 

The result at The Oval won’t matter much given that England have won the series but over the previous four matches, India could learn from England that runs at the lower-end are vital, which ultimately proved to be the difference. Our man Ajit Vijaykumar looked closely on the issue here.

5:30pm – Murali Vijay to join Essex for rest of the English county season

The Indian batsman will play the final three games for Essex after joining them for the rest of the English county season. Read more on that story here.

Murali Vijay set for Essex

5:15pm – Jos Buttler falls for 89 as England score 332 in first innings

Jos Buttler fell 11 runs short of a century at the Oval but his 89 runs helped England post 332 in the first innings after resuming play on 198-7. Follow the live score here

Joss Buttler was not out overnight

1.55pm: England try to build big first innings total

England are trying to build a big first innings total at The Oval after being 198 for seven over night with Jos Buttler (11) and Adil Rashid (4) the not out bastsmen.

The India pace attack will de desperate for an early break through as Virat Kohli‘s men know that every run will be could be crucial.

Follow the live ball-by-ball action here. 

11.30am: Pakistan veteran Shoaib Malik hopes to play 2020 World T20 and then retire

Pakistan‘s veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik said he hopes to play two more World Cups before calling time on his career, depending on his fitness and the requirements of the team.

The Pakistan team will be in the UAE this month for the Asia Cup and while the focus of the team is on winning against Asia’s best, the 36-year-old talked about the road ahead for him.

“I have said this before on many occasions that the 2019 50 Over World Cup will be my last World Cup,” said Malik.

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