Saturday, 8 August 2020

Cricket

Ton-up Stokes rides his luck against Windies

LEEDS: England’s Ben Stokes made the most of being dropped twice to score a hundred that took the shine off an improved bowling display by the West Indies on the first day of the second Test at Headingley. Stokes’s score of exactly 100 was the cornerstone of England’s modest 258 ...

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Wayne Rooney to be a part of ICC World XI

LIVERPOOL/LAHORE: Superstar forward Wayne Rooney has announced his retirement from international football just in time to be eligible for the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) World XI that is scheduled to tour Pakistan next month. Rooney, who moved back to Everton from Manchester United this summer, says he wants to begin ...

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Star-studded World XI squad to tour Pakistan confirmed

LAHORE: Three Australians included in team of international stars to play historic T20 in Pakistan A star-studded line-up featuring three Australians has been unveiled as the World XI side that will play an historic T20I series in Pakistan next month. George Bailey, Ben Cutting and Tim Paine are part of a ...

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India beat Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI

PALLEKELE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar anchored India’s chase after a stunning batting collapse as the visitors edged past Sri Lanka by three wickets in the second one-day international. Leg-spinner Akila Dananjaya returned career-best figures of 6-54 to make India stutter at 131-7 while chasing a Duckworth-Lewis revised target ...

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Paul Collingwood admits to play T20I series in Lahore

LONDON: Former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood has been approached to play in a T20 series in Pakistan next month as part of the campaign to bring top-level cricket back to the country. Collingwood admits he could be willing to take part in the landmark three-match series in Lahore providing security ...

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De Villiers quits as South Africa ODI skipper

JOHANNESBURG: Star batsman AB de Villiers quit as South Africa one-day international (ODI) skipper, but committed to representing his country in all three cricket formats. “Faf du Plessis has proved to be an outstanding captain of the Twenty20 and Test teams,” he said in a statement. “Bearing this in mind, ...

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Maxwell suffers heat exhaustion on Bangladesh tour

DHAKA: Australia are feeling the heat just days before their first Test against Bangladesh for more than a decade, with batsman Glenn Maxwell revealing Wednesday he suffered heatstroke during training. “I caught a bit of heatstroke on the first day, which wasn´t a good start,” Maxwell told reporters in Dhaka. ...

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Afridi’s 43-ball 101 lifts Hampshire

LONDON: Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi blasted 101 in only 43 balls to inspire Hampshire’s 101-run victory at Derbyshire in the Twenty20 Blast quarter-finals. All-rounder Afridi hit seven sixes and 10 fours to power Hampshire to 249 for eight, their highest T20 score. Skipper James Vince made 55 from 36 balls as ...

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West Indies to tour Pakistan in November: Najam Sethi

LONDON: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi has announced that West Indies team will be touring Pakistan in November this year. Addressing media at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Tuesday Najam Sethi said the West Indies Cricket Board has agreed to play three T20s in Pakistan. The PCB Chairman ...

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Former SA captain Smith appointed as Benoni zalmi coach

JOHANNESBURG: Former South Africa skipper and batsman Graeme Smith will be among the coaches when the maiden Twenty20 Global League starts in the republic this November. His appointment as coach of the Benoni Zalmi, one of eight teams in the nationwide tournament, was confirmed Tuesday by the owners of a ...

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