Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Cricket

Steve Waugh picks England as favorite to lift World Cup

LONDON: Former Australian cricketer and 1999 World Cup hero Steve Waugh on Friday (July 12) chose England against New Zealand to lift the coveted trophy, saying the hosts are in red-hot form in ICC World Cup 2019. Neither England nor New Zealand has won the World Cup before and Sunday’s ...

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Roy free to play in World Cup final despite umpire outburst

BIRMINGHAM: England star Jason Roy has been cleared to play in Sunday´s World Cup final against New Zealand despite showing dissent at an umpire´s decision while helping the hosts book their place in the showpiece match. The Surrey opener had made 85 to set England well on their way to ...

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Finch proud of Australia despite semi-final thrashing

BIRMINGHAM: Aaron Finch insisted he was proud of Australia s progress in the last 12 months despite their embarrassing World Cup semi-final thrashing against England on Thursday. Finch s side slumped out of the tournament in limp fashion as England swept to an eight-wicket win at Edgbaston. Defending champions Australia ...

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Andrew Strauss emotional after England reach World Cup final

BIRMINGHAM: Former England director of cricket Andrew Strauss was overcome with emotion after the team he helped build “obliterated” Australia to reach the World Cup final on Thursday. England booked their first World Cup final appearance for 27 years with an eight-wicket rout of holders Australia at Edgbaston. Eoin Morgan’s ...

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England thrash Australia by 8 wickets to reach World Cup final

BIRMINGHAM: England booked their place in the World Cup final against New Zealand with a dominant eight-wicket win over reigning champions Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday. Jason Roy hit a blistering 85 as England reached a victory target of 224 with a mammoth 107 balls to spare after restricting Australia. Openers ...

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Run to World T20 final can inspire England, Joe Root

MANCHESTER: England batsman Joe Root believes his team can draw confidence from their run to the 2016 World Twenty20 final as they attempt to win their first 50-over World Cup. England, who face Australia in the semi-finals today, were beaten by West Indies in the World T20 final three years ...

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Afridi: Blackcaps played brilliant game against India: Afridi

BIRMINGHAM: The Cricket World Cup semifinal between New Zealand and India was a stunning game and though I had predicted an England-India final, the Blackcaps did really well to qualify for the final, former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi reacted on social media after New Zealand beat India to enter the ...

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“240 Was Enough To Put Pressure On India,” Kane Williamson

MANCHESTER: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson defended the way they batted against India in the World Cup 2019 semi-final at the Old Trafford which they won by 18 runs to reach the final for the second time in a row. In the rain-hit semi-final played over two days, New Zealand ...

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New Zealand beat India by 18 runs to reach World Cup final

MANCHESTER: New Zealand reached their second World Cup final with a stunning 18-run win over shell-shocked India at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The Black Caps will play hosts England or holders Australia in Sunday s title match at Lord s after pulling off a remarkable triumph against two-time champions India. New Zealand, ...

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