Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Cricket

Sri Lanka to probe 2011 Cricket World Cup final defeat

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s sports minister gave his support Wednesday for an investigation into the country’s controversial 2011 World Cup loss against India, amid fresh allegations of match fixing. The South Asian nation lost the World Cup decider by six wickets at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, stunning the cricket-mad island. Then ...

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Last trip to Sri Lanka changed India’s mindset: Kohli

MUMBAI: The odds were against India the last time they toured Sri Lanka in 2015, but Virat Kohli led the inexperienced side to a comeback win in the Test series which changed the team’s mindset, the captain said on Wednesday. “That tour for us was a landmark tour,” Kohli told ...

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Johnson lobs Ashes grenade at beaten England

MELBOURNE:  England’s abject display against South Africa in the second test shows they are a side struggling for consistency and Australia should be able to exploit their lack of cohesion in the upcoming Ashes series, former paceman Mitchell Johnson has said. South Africa thrashed England by 340 runs in Nottingham ...

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Sri Lanka make record run chase to beat Zimbabwe

COLOMBO – Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne guided Sri Lanka to a record 388 target to beat Zimbabwe by four wickets Tuesday in a pulsating end to their one-off Test. A crucial 121-run sixth-wicket stand between Gunaratne (80 not out) and Dickwella (81) secured Sri Lanka’s best-ever run chase. Their ...

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Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world, says Amir

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s left arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir in a Twitter question-answer session with fans has termed Indian skipper Virat Kohli “the best batsman in the world”. Amir was asked by a fan: “Who is the best batsman in the world, according to you?”, to which he responded, “Virat Kohli.” ...

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We are as unpredictable as our men’s team: Nain Abidi

LONDON: Pakistan women’s team right-handed batsman Nain Abidi believes that her team is as unpredictable as the men’s team. In a video posted on the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) official twitter account, Abidi said that her aim is to make this tournament as memorable as possible, while claiming her side’s ...

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Irfan Pathan trolled for posting photograph with wife

Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan, on Tuesday, was criticised by many on Instagram as well as on his Facebook page, after he posted a photograph with his wife who can be seen wearing nail polish. Even though Irfan’s wife Safa Baig – to whom he got married to in February 2016 ...

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Nasser Hussain slams England selection post Trent Bridge loss

LONDON: Former captain and commentator Nasser Hussain has slammed England selectors after the Joe Root-led side suffered a huge defeat by 340 runs, in the second Test against South Africa at Trent Bridge, on Monday. Hussain also said the new England players are not doing enough for themselves. Set 474 ...

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