Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Cricket

Dominant England seek to continue upward march

LEEDS: Sri Lanka are hanging in around the middle of the table as of now, but won’t be there for long unless they rack up some wins, starting with the match against England on Friday. This is the ultimate David v Goliath face-off at this ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. ...

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Warner hits 166 as Australia beat Bangladesh

NOTTINGHAM: David Warner’s accomplished 166 was the bedrock for a 48-run win that took holders Australia top of the World Cup table and damaged Bangladesh’s chances of making the semi-finals. Warner found some explosive form late on to push Australia to their second-highest World Cup score of 381-5. Bangladesh chased ...

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Afghan cricketers involved in Manchester restaurant fight

MANCHESTER: Police were called after members of the Afghanistan cricket squad were involved in an altercation at a Manchester restaurant. The incident took place the night before Afghanistan’s World Cup match against England at Manchester’s Old Trafford, with the minnows going down to a colossal 150-run defeat – their fifth ...

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Shoaib Akhtar slams trolls for attacking Sania Mirza

MANCHESTER: Former ace Pakistani bowler Shoaib Akhtar has shut trolls after defending Shoaib Malik and his wife Sania Mirza’s amidst the recent backlash that the two had been facing over a viral video which showcased them and their kid Izhaan at a sheesha bar in Manchester. Sania and Shoaib saw ...

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Alex Carey: Australia planning to nullify Shakib threat

NOTTINGHAM: Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey says the defending champions will target Bangladesh dangerman Shakib Al Hasan when the two sides meet at Trent Bridge on Thursday. Shakib s brilliant century helped the Tigers complete the second-highest World Cup chase in a seven-wicket win over the West Indies in Taunton on ...

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Williamson ends South Africa’s World Cup hopes

BIRMINGHAM: New Zealand cruised to the top of the table with a fantastic four-wicket win in their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 contest against South Africa on Wednesday. The ghosts of the 2015 World Cup semi-final once again came to haunt South Africa at Edgbaston as New Zealand yet ...

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Morgan blasts record 17 sixes against Afghanistan

MANCHESTER: England captain Eoin Morgan smashed his way into the record books on Tuesday, blasting 17 sixes – the most in a one-day international cricket innings – on his way to 148 off just 71 balls against Afghanistan at the Cricket World Cup. India’s Rohit Sharma, West Indie’s Chris Gayle ...

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Amir asks fans to refrain from foul language

MANCHESTER: Pakistan pace spearhead Mohammad Amir has called for peace among the cricketing fans, urging his team’s supporters to restrain from using ‘bad words’ against the national side, which has been on the receiving end after their defeat to arch-rivals India at the World Cup encounter on Sunday. “Please don’t ...

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England beat Afghanistan by 150 runs in World Cup

MANCHESTER: England crushed Afghanistan by 150 runs as the World Cup hosts smashed a record-breaking 25 sixes against the minnows at Old Trafford on Tuesday. England captain Eoin Morgan’s 148 off just 71 balls included a one-day international record 17 sixes. His side’s 397-6 featured the most maximums in ODI ...

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Waqar Younis: Pakistan intimidated by India’s excellence

MANCHESTER: Pakistan legend Waqar Younis claimed India are superior to his former team because Virat Kohli’s men intimidate their arch rivals. Sarfaraz Ahmed’s side were no match India, who cruised to an 89-run win via the DLS method in Sunday’s World Cup clash in Manchester. Indian opener Rohit Sharma led ...

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