Thursday, 19 September 2019

Cricket

Run to World T20 final can inspire England, Joe Root

MANCHESTER: England batsman Joe Root believes his team can draw confidence from their run to the 2016 World Twenty20 final as they attempt to win their first 50-over World Cup. England, who face Australia in the semi-finals today, were beaten by West Indies in the World T20 final three years ...

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Afridi: Blackcaps played brilliant game against India: Afridi

BIRMINGHAM: The Cricket World Cup semifinal between New Zealand and India was a stunning game and though I had predicted an England-India final, the Blackcaps did really well to qualify for the final, former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi reacted on social media after New Zealand beat India to enter the ...

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“240 Was Enough To Put Pressure On India,” Kane Williamson

MANCHESTER: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson defended the way they batted against India in the World Cup 2019 semi-final at the Old Trafford which they won by 18 runs to reach the final for the second time in a row. In the rain-hit semi-final played over two days, New Zealand ...

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New Zealand beat India by 18 runs to reach World Cup final

MANCHESTER: New Zealand reached their second World Cup final with a stunning 18-run win over shell-shocked India at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The Black Caps will play hosts England or holders Australia in Sunday s title match at Lord s after pulling off a remarkable triumph against two-time champions India. New Zealand, ...

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Sikh Fans ejected from World Cup match after protest

MANCHESTER: Several spectators were Tuesday handcuffed and ejected from Old Trafford during the first World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand after mounting a political protest. The fans were apparently Sikh separatists who wore T-shirts and held banners demanding a referendum on an independent homeland (Khalistan) to be carved ...

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Rain forces New Zealand-India semi-final into 2nd day

MANCHESTER: The opening Cricket World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand will be played over two days after rain at Old Trafford prevented the match finishing as scheduled on Tuesday. New Zealand were 211-5 off 46.1 overs when persistent rain worsened sufficiently for the umpires to halt play at ...

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Australia bare souls in barefoot bonding session

BIRMINGHAM: Australia’s cricketers poured their hearts out and shared their Cricket World Cup dreams in a barefoot bonding session at Edgbaston as the champions look to rally in their semi-final clash against England. Rocked by a spate of injuries and a surprise 10-run loss to South Africa, coach Justin Langer, ...

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Babar Azam admits other teams were better prepared

KARACHI: Pakistan batsman Babar Azam admits other teams were better prepared for the World Cup than the Men in Green. “Unfortunately we couldn’t perform well in the first match because of that,” he said while addressing the media on Tuesday. The star batsman was happy with his side’s performance against the ...

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India, New Zealand gear up for first semi-final in Manchester

MANCHESTER: After more than five weeks of exciting cricket, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup now enters its decisive phase as India and New Zealand face-off in the first semi-final at Old Trafford on Tuesday. The Indian team, despite being plagued by a couple of injuries, have topped the World ...

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Jonny Bairstow opens up on secret of success

LONDON: England’s Jonny Bairstow has revealed that a relaxed, fun-loving approach is the secret of his World Cup success with fellow opener Jason Roy. Bairstow and Roy have recorded three successive century stands in the tournament to lay the foundations for England’s surge into the semi-finals. They have now reached ...

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