Sunday, 21 July 2019

Cricket

Sri Lanka vs India first Test: Jadeja removes Mathews

GALLE: India’s bowlers tore through the Sri Lankan top order to put the visitors firmly on top on the second day of the first Test in Galle on Thursday. Paceman Mohammed Shami picked two wickets in the same over and Umesh Yadav got rid of opener Dimuth Karunaratne after India ...

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Celebrations over, we have to start again: Mickey Arthur

Pakistan’s Champions trophy triumph was as phenomenal as it was satisfying. Nobody had expected that the bottom placed team which barely qualified for the eight-nation event will lift the trophy. In fact detractors had sharpened their knives, presuming that Sarfraz and Co will lose all three matches and they have ...

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Dhawan, Pujara centuries hurt Sri Lanka in first Test

GALLE: Shikhar Dhawan smashed a career-best 190 on his Test comeback to lead a brilliant Indian batting assault on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday. The left-handed opener struck 31 boundaries in a blazing 168-ball knock and Cheteshwar Pujara joined in with an unbeaten ...

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Quinton de Kock likely to be part of third edition of PSL

KARACHI: South Africa wicketkeeper batsman Quinton de Kock is likely to play the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). According to sources, de Kock is leading Global T20 League franchise Benoni that is owned Peshawar Zalmi’s Javed Afridi, and the South African might sign a contract with Peshawar as ...

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Never considered retiring from Test cricket: Amir

LONDON: Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir has said that he has not considered the option of retiring from Test cricket, and as long as he is young and fit, he will be enthralled to represent Pakistan in the longer format of the game. The 25-year-old told in an interview ...

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Cricket: Bangladesh’s ‘Fizz’ on target for Australia, says Walsh

DHAKA: Bangladesh pace bowling hope Mustafizur Rahman is on track to return to form when Australia visit next month, fast bowling coach Courtney Walsh said. The 21-year-old, known as “Fizz”, created a sensation with 26 wickets in his first nine one-day internationals. He burst onto the international scene in 2015 ...

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WC heroine Anya Shrubsole lives out Lord’s dream

LONDON: Anya Shrubsole said her match-winning display in England’s Women’s World Cup final win over India at Lord’s on Sunday was proof that dreams can come true. The 25-year-old pace bowler turned the match on its head with a spell of five wickets for 11 runs late on as England ...

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Shastri on mission to keep India at Number 1

GALLE: New India coach Ravi Shastri will Wednesday look to prove his team remains the world’s best Test side when they take on Sri Lanka in the first of three matches. Shastri, who took over the demanding role after Anil Kumble’s acrimonious exit last month, has backed India to continue ...

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Asian Bradman Zaheer Abbas turns 70

LONDON: Asian Bradman Zaheer Abbas turned 70 on Monday, was born July 24, 1947 in Sialkot. One of Pakistan’s most stylish, elegant batsman with timing and precision as his strengths mainly, and a high bat lift, Abbas made his Test debut for Pakistan in October 1969 against New Zealand at ...

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