Friday, 22 March 2019

Cricket

No need for England overhaul despite Ashes defeat: Anderson

LONDON: England are on the right track and do not need to overhaul their squad despite crashing to a 4-0 Ashes series defeat to Australia, vice captain Jimmy Anderson said on Monday. Anderson has experienced two 5-0 whitewashes in Australia, including the chaotic 2013-14 trip Down Under which resulted in ...

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Ashes: England facing 4-0 defeat against Australia

SYDNEY: England are facing another defeat in the final Ashes Test after Australia once again dominated on the fourth day in Sydney. The tourists closed on 93-4, still 210 short of making the home side bat again. They had been reduced to 15-2 and 43-3, but were held together by ...

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Indian blind cricketers to play in UAE instead of Pakistan

LAHORE: The Indian blind cricket team will play its World Cup fixtures in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after failing to secure permission to play in neighbouring Pakistan. India was due to play Pakistan, in Faisalabad on Monday. But due to tense relations between the nuclear-armed countries, Pakistan has arranged ...

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Khawaja leads the way as Australia pull away from England

SYDNEY: Australia strengthened their position on the third day of the fifth and final Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground after finishing the day at 479/4, a lead of 133 over England’s 346. It was an eventful Saturday (January 6) at the venue bathed in pink, which saw wickets ...

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Kiwis win 1st ODI against Pakistan under Duckworth-Lewis method

WELLINGTON: New Zealand won the first one-day international against Pakistan with a 61 run lead under the Duckworth-Lewis method as the match was abandoned on Saturday. Pakistan had scored 166 runs at a loss of six wickets as they had a hard time trying to chase the daunting 316 run ...

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Sri Lanka sacks ODI skipper Perera

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka ousted Thisara Perera as one-day captain and said it would announce a replacement next week. Perera took on the job in late November, succeeding Upul Tharanga, who was sacked after a series of losses. Sri Lanka Cricket said it would name a successor after consulting new coach Chandika ...

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Root falls short of elusive ton as Aussies hit back

SYDNEY: England skipper Joe Root again missed out on an elusive first century in the series as Australia fought back with two late wickets on the opening day of the fifth Test on Thursday. Root was out to a superb diving catch by Mitchell Marsh at square leg for 83 ...

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Ravindra Jadeja down with ‘viral illness’

CAPE TOWN: India left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja could be a doubtful starter for the first Test against South Africa, which begins Friday in Cape Town. Jadeja has been suffering from ‘viral illness’ for the last two days, according to a BCCI release. He will be taken to hospital for treatment, ...

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Maxwell, Wade axed from Australia ODI to play England

SYDNEY: Regulars Glenn Maxwell and Matthew Wade were axed from Australia´s squad on Wednesday for this month´s one-day international series against England. Chief selector Trevor Hohns said ODI specialist Maxwell was omitted over consistency concerns, while Tim Paine takes the wicketkeeping gloves from Wade following his outstanding form in the ...

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