Monday, 23 September 2019

Cricket

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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Windies recall fast bowler Kemar Roach for England tour

KINGSTON: Fast bowler Kemar Roach has been recalled to the West Indies squad for their three-Test tour of England starting next month, the selection panel said. Roach, who has not played a test for 18 months, was chosen after displaying fine form in domestic competition, said chairman of selectors Courtney ...

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Philander leads South Africa rout of England

NOTTINGHAM: Vernon Philander led a fine all-round bowling effort as South Africa thrashed England by 340 runs in the second Test at Trent Bridge on Monday. Victory saw the Proteas level the four-match series at 1-1 after they themselves had been well beaten by 211 runs in the first Test ...

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