Saturday, 19 October 2019

Cricket

Ashwin steers India to 442-5 at lunch against Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: Ravichandran Ashwin closed in on his half-century as India reached 442 for five at lunch on day two of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Friday. India, who resumed on 344-3, lost two of their overnight centurions in Cheteshwar Pujara (133) and Ajinkya Rahane (132) as Sri Lankan ...

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Ultimate goal to prepare Pakistan for World Cup: Arthur

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team head coach Mickey Arthur has said that the ultimate goal is to prepare the team for World Cup 2019 and making it number one by finding suitable replacements of iconic cricketers Misbah-ul-Haq and Younus Khan. Talking to the reporters here at the National Cricket Academy on ...

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Philander fit, ready to aid South Africa revival

MANCHESTER: Vernon Philander is confident both he and South Africa will be firing on all cylinders as they look to draw their Test series with England at Old Trafford. Philander was unable to be at his best during England s 239-run win in the third Test at The Oval after being ...

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Drawing Not Allowed In Islam: Moeen Ali Told On Twitter

LONDON: England cricketer Moeen Ali became the latest target of trolls after he asked his Twitter followers to bid for his drawing for a charity. The all-rounder’s portrait of Sir Viv Richards was to be auctioned by Cricket United, a cricket charity awareness campaign that raises money for the Professional Cricketers’ ...

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Cricket Australia pay dispute finally resolved

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia and Australian Cricketers’ Association brokered a new pay deal to bring to an end the bitter pay dispute between the two warring parties. As per the new MoU, the players – both male and female – will receive upto 30% of the agreed revenue, which is expected ...

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PSL franchise Multan Sultans reunite Wasim, Waqar

Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram will be reunited at the PSL’s newest franchise Multan Sultans. Younis will be the franchise’s mentor and head coach, while Akram will take the role of cricket operations director after deciding to leave Islamabad United. The official signing of the agreement, ESPNcricinfo understands, is expected to take place ...

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Moeen Ali credits Saqlain Mushtaq for maiden hat-trick

LONDON: England all-rounder Moeen Ali paid due credit to his bowling coach Saqlain Mushtaq after claiming his maiden Test hat-trick against South Africa at Oval. England were already cruising to claim thier second win against South Africa in the 4-match Test series when took to pitch on Day 5, but ...

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Virat Kohli donates signed bat to Shahid Afridi Foundation

NEW DELHI: In a matchless show of grace and magnanimity, Indian captain Virat Kohli donated his signed cricket bat to former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi for his foundation Shahid Afridi Foundation. Afridi, who got involved in philanthropic activities at the time when his cricketing career was going to over, took ...

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Pneumonia-hit Chandimal to lead Sri Lanka recovery bid

COLOMBO: Dinesh Chandimal is set to return from pneumonia to lead injury-hit Sri Lanka as they bid to rebound from their record thrashing against India in the second Test in Colombo, starting on Thursday. Chandimal, who was only appointed last month, sat out the first Test in Galle when Virat ...

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Root joy as England mark Oval milestone in style

LONDON: Joe Root was delighted with England s all-round effort as they bounced back to hammer South Africa by 239 runs in the third Test at The Oval on Monday. England s Moeen Ali finished things off in style by becoming the first bowler in 100 Test at The Oval to take ...

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