Thursday, 21 June 2018

Cricket

England smash 481 vs Australia to record highest ODI score

Alex Hales celebrates after scoring a century vs Australia.- © AFP NOTTINGHAM: England smashed 481/6 to register the highest ever one-day international total against Australia in the third ODI at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Tuesday. Incidentally, the previous highest ODI score of 444/3 was also held by the Three Lions ...

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Chandimal denies ball tampering, rescues Sri Lanka with bat

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal denied tampering with the ball by using a sweet in his pocket before his team raced into a substantial 287-run lead on the fourth day of the second Test against the West Indies on Sunday. Following the controversy of day three, when the start ...

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Migrants lead cricket charge in Sweden

AFP STOCKHOLM: Wooden bats and red balls are taking over Sweden’s fields: cricket is booming in the Scandinavian country thanks to Afghan and Pakistani migrants who’ve found a way to reconnect with their roots. In a country where ice hockey reigns supreme, cricket was barely seen here 10 years ago. ...

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Woakes, Stokes ruled out of Australia ODIs

FILE PHOTO LONDON: England have confirmed allrounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes will miss the remainder of Australia’s Qantas Tour of the United Kingdom. The pair had been expected to recover from their respective injuries towards the back end of the five-match series, with England currently leading the ODI series ...

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ICC issues ranking for men’s T20 cricket, Pakistan at top

DUBAI: In the latest rankings by the International Cricket Council of Men`s T20, Pakistan top the table with 131 ratings with 3,270 points. The ranking was issued after the Pakistan-Scotland series, reported Radio Pakistan. Australia are in the second position with 126 and India at third position with 123 ratings. ...

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Sri Lanka skipper Chandimal charged over ball-tampering

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal was charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday over ball-tampering in the second Test against the West Indies in St Lucia. Play started two hours late on Saturday after the Sri Lankans, led by Chandimal, refused to take the field following a ...

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Jayawardene, Muralitharan snub desperate Sri Lanka selectors

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan cricket legends Mahela Jayawardene and Muttiah Muralitharan have rejected a request to provide consultancy services to the struggling national team, saying they had no “trust in the system”. National selectors made a formal request Thursday to hire several former players, including Jayawardene, Muralitharan and Kumar Sangakkara, for ...

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Afghanistan thrashed by India within two days

BCCI MUMBAI: Afghanistan’s fairy tale entry into Test cricket ended in a bruising defeat inside two days by world number one team India on Friday. India bowled Afghanistan twice in less than a day as they completed a crushing innings and 262 runs win over the outclassed debutants. Cricket has ...

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‘Ruthless’ India will not take Afghans lightly: Rahane

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BANGALORE: Top-ranked India will be “ruthless” and not take Afghanistan lightly when they make their Test debut in Bangalore, skipper Ajinkya Rahane said. It will be a historic moment for Asghar Stanikzai’s team when they step out on Thursday for their maiden five-day outing against the world’s number one Test ...

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Kiwi teenager sets batting record in women’s one-day cricket

INSTAGRAM DUBLIN: New Zealand teenager Amelia Kerr shattered a world batting record in women’s one-day international cricket with a blistering 232 not out against Ireland on Wednesday. Kerr amassed the record total just days after her team’s 490 for four against Ireland set a record for cricket’s highest-ever one-day international ...

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