Saturday, 18 August 2018

Cricket

Joe Root says, Door not closed on my T20 career

LONDON:  England’s Test captain Joe Root says his career in the T20 format is far from over despite being dropped for last Sunday’s third and final game with India. The 27-year-old batsman says it will be hard for him to gain much-needed experience in the lucrative T20 leagues around the ...

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James Taylor appointed to England selector role

(AFP) LONDON: James Taylor has been appointed as an England selector, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced. Former England international Taylor was forced to retire due to a heart condition two years ago and he now completes a panel headed by national selector Ed Smith and also featuring England ...

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Australia’s Finch sets Surrey record with T20 ton

(AFP) LONDON: Australian batsman Aaron Finch made an unbeaten 131, the highest score by a Surrey batsman in a Twenty20 match, as his side ended Sussex’s unbeaten start to English cricket’s Blast tournament with a 52-run win at Hove. But it might have been a different story for the Australia Twenty20 ...

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Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 278 runs in Galle Test

AFP GALLE: South Africa collapsed dramatically against Sri lanka’s spin to crash to 73 all out in the first Test in Galle on Saturday, their lowest total since readmission to international cricket. The dismal performance came a day after they were bowled out for just 126, which had been their ...

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England beat India in second ODI

LONDON: Joe Root was adjudged the man of the match and there was good reason for that. His century, accompanied by Eoin Morgan and David Willey’s fifties helped England get to a competitive 322-run total. England then managed to get the Indian top order dismissed and Liam Plunkett swooped down ...

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1st ODI, Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 201 runs

(AFP) BULAWAYO: Pakistan leg spinner Shadab Khan on Friday credited his team´s recent successes on their camaraderie after a crushing win over Zimbabwe in the opening game of a five-match one-day series. After Pakistan won by 201 runs in Bulawayo, Khan, who starred with the ball, was asked to explain ...

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Yadav takes six England wickets as India win opening ODI

NOTTINGHAM: India’s spin sensation Kuldeep Yadav tormented England with a six wicket haul and Rohit Sharma then piled on the runs as the tourists won their opening one-day international with ease at Trent Bridge on Thursday. The victory by eight wickets, and with 9.5 overs remaining, came after the hosts ...

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Pakistan take on Zimbabwe in first ODI

BULAWAYO: Riding on their recent success in the Twenty20 International tri-series last week in Harare, Pakistan will take some confidence going into the first of the five-match one-day international series against Zimbabwe. Unlike their gallant victories in the shortest format of the game, Pakistan’s 50-over form has been a mixed ...

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‘Killed’ by social media: Razzaq say he is alive and well

LAHORE: Former Pakistan star cricketer Abdul Razzaq has quashed rumours of his death in a video message he recorded and shared a day ago in response to false reports about his accident on the social media. A post started circulating on the social media claiming Razzaq died in a car ...

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Pandya says, Rohit Sharma’s knock was special

BRISTOL: Rohit Sharma’s elegant unbeaten century made it a walk in the park for India as they cruised to a seven-wicket victory against England to clinch the three-match T20 International series 2-1 here on Sunday. The Indian vice-captain made a target of 199 look ridiculously easy on a small Bristol ...

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