Thursday, 17 October 2019

Cricket

Shikhar Dhawan replaces injured Murali Vijay

MUMBAI: Shikhar Dhawan has been named as replacement for Murali Vijay in the squad for Test series in Sri Lanka starting July 26. The Virat Kohli-led Team India departs for a full-fledged tour consisting three Tests, five ODIs and a one-off T20 International on July 19. “The All-India Senior Selection ...

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Gayle lends his support to Australia cricketers

SYDNEY: West Indies dashing opener Chris Gayle has come out in support of Steve Smith and co. in their pay dispute with Cricket Australia which sees 230 Australian cricketers without a contract. The Jamaican born feels that the players deserve what they demand. The Australia Cricketers’ Association is backing the ...

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Amla leaves England with mountain to climb in 2nd Test

NOTTINGHAM: Hashim Amla helped South Africa pile on the runs to leave England facing what would be a record-breaking chase in the second Test at Trent Bridge on Sunday. South Africa set England 474 to win after declaring their second innings on 343 for nine late on the third day. ...

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Dhoni’s inputs made captaincy easier for Virat Kohli: Rahane

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MUMBAI: Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane is in the spotlight after emerging as India’s highest run-getter in the West Indies ODI tour. Despite not being given much of an opportunity in the ICC Champions Trophy in June in England, the Mumbai batsman proved he can deliver when needed as his batting ...

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Raza, Moor lift Zimbabwe

COLOMBO: Batsmen Sikandar Raza and Peter Moor helped Zimbabwe regain lost ground after a top-order collapse and stretch their second innings lead over Sri Lanka to 136 in the one-off Test in Colombo on Sunday. The visitors were 126 for five at tea on day three, with Raza (45) and ...

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If Indian cricket requires me, I won’t shy away: Anurag Thakur

NEW DELHI: Former BCCI president Anurag Thakur is out of Indian cricket administrations’ ambit since the Supreme Court of India (SC) removed him from his post for giving false information to the court regarding the implantation of Justice RM Lodha Committee recommendations. With the contempt of court, the suit was ...

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India storm into Cup semis as New Zealand wilt

LONDON: New Zealand have crumbled for a paltry 79 against India to exit the Women’s World Cup in miserable fashion. The White Ferns’ 186-run loss in Derby leaves them fifth in the group stage while India advance to the semi-finals for the first time, where they will face Australia. The ...

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Ranatunga claims 2011 World Cup final against India was fixed

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka skipper Arjuna Ranatunga on Friday demanded an investigation into the country´s 2011 World Cup final defeat by India amid allegations of match fixing. Ranatunga, 53, in a video posted on his Facebook page, said he was shocked by Sri Lanka´s six-wicket defeat in the final at ...

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Ballance, Root counterattack for England

NOTTINGHAM: James Anderson made clinical use of a good bowling morning at Trent Bridge to collect a five-wicket haul as England took the last four South Africa wickets in only 6.2 overs for the addition of only 26 runs. Anderson demolished the tail in a spell of 4 for 4 ...

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Sarfraz joins Yorkshire county for NatWest T20 Blast

Pakistan skipper in all ODI formats Sarfraz Ahmed has opted to join Yorkshire county in England’s domestic cricket competition NatWest T20 Blast next month. Champions Trophy-triumphant captain Sarfraz, who was also handed the Test reins a week ago, has signed up to play five matches for Yorkshire Vikings in the ongoing ...

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