Saturday, 24 August 2019

Cricket

Wasim calls for calm in Pakistan, India Manchester clash

MANCHESTER: Pakis­tan legend Wasim Akram has urged fans on both the sides of the border to stay calm during his country’s potentially volatile World Cup clash against bitter rivals India at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. Wasim, who is in England for the match as a commentator, labelled the ...

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Root excels as England thrash Windies

SOUTHAMPTON: Joe Root’s classy unbeaten century led England to a comprehensive eight-wicket win over West Indies in a one-sided World Cup match at the Hampshire Bowl on Friday. The result pushed England above India and Australia to No.2 on the table, just a point behind first-placed New Zealand, and suffice ...

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Holder says Windies must be smart to topple England

LONDON: West Indies captain Jason Holder says his resurgent side are using their brains as well as brawn ahead of a World Cup clash with hosts England on Friday (Today). The West Indies have already shown what they are capable of, bowling Pakistan out for just 105 thanks to a ...

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England look to continue dominance against spirited West Indies

SOUTHAMPTON: After a convincing 106-run victory over Bangladesh, England will be up against a vibrant West Indies unit in their fourth match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. After a shocking defeat to Pakistan, England aced every department against Bangladesh, as they first put up 386/6 on board ...

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Kohli turns focus to Pakistan after NZ washout

NOTTINGHAM: India captain Virat Kohli’s focus turned to Pakistan immediately after his side’s match against New Zealand was abandoned without a ball being bowled on Thursday. India face Pakistan at Old Trafford on Sunday in a match which is likely to draw a global television audience of one billion. “It’s ...

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New Zealand and India share points as rain prevents play

NOTTINGHAM: New Zealand remain unbeaten at the Cricket World Cup after their clash with India was washed out in Nottingham. Persistent rain ruined any chance of play getting underway on Thursday at Trent Bridge. The abandoned result keeps the Black Caps top of the World Cup table and yet to ...

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It’s Only Cricket For God’s Sake: Sania Mirza

LONDON: Ads to promote the much-awaited World Cup match between India and Pakistan have dialed up the aggression and tennis star Sania Mirza has decided that she has had enough. In a blunt assessment of the advertisements aired on both sides of the border as tasteless, Mirza took to social ...

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IAF pilot Abhinandan ad draws ire on Twitter

NEW DELHI: A cricket Wold Cup advertisement by a Pakistani channel featuring a spoof using IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman lookalike as a prop has not gone down well with the Twitterati back home, many of whom have termed the “mocking” act “cheap” and “shameful”. The advertisement latches on to ...

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Amir on top of the world despite Pakistan’s defeat

TAUNTON: Pace spearhead Mohammad Amir soaked up the adulation from Pakistan fans as he roared to the top of the World Cup bowling charts with career-best figures against Australia on Wednesday. Amir was back in Taunton, in southwest England, where he made his return to first-class cricket three years ago ...

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ICC defends no-reserve-day decision, blames ‘unseasonable weather’

NOTTINGHAM: The International Cricket Council (ICC) defended not scheduling reserve days for group matches at the rain-marred World Cup and blamed the disruptions on “extremely unseasonable weather”. A record three matches have already been either abandoned or called off in the weather-hit tournament and the forecast is for further washouts ...

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