Friday, 14 December 2018

Cricket

Chris Gayle wins Australia masseuse defamation payout

SYDNEY: West Indies cricket star Chris Gayle Monday won a Aus$300,000 (US$221,000) payout from an Australian media group which claimed he exposed himself to a massage therapist. The all-rounder was accused by Fairfax Media, publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, in a series of stories in the ...

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Bangladesh crush West Indies for biggest Test win

DHAKA – Off spinner Mehidy Hasan finished with a match haul of 12-117, the best figures by a Bangladeshi bowler, to spin his side to an innings and 184 runs victory against West Indies in the second test on Sunday. It marked the first time Bangladesh won a test by ...

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Bangladesh eye rare Test series win

DHAKA: Bangladesh will be looking for a rare Test series win when they take on the West Indies in the second and final Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Friday. The home side lead the two-match series 1-0 thanks to their 64-run win the first Test in ...

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Clarke denies Australia culture soured under his watch

SYDNEY: Michael Clarke has branded a prominent Australian sports journalist a “headline chasing coward” in a rant on social media after the broadcaster linked the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal with cultural failings during his captaincy. Journalist Gerard Whateley said on his programme on local radio station SEN that Australia had ...

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Abbas set to miss third PAK,NZ-Test with shoulder injury

ABU DHABI: The curse of the Pakistan pace spearhead has struck once again, an injured shoulder almost certain to rule Mohammad Abbas out of Pakistan’s deciding Test against New Zealand next week. But Pakistan’s worst early fears, that it may also potentially affect his participation for the South Africa tour ...

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Bangladesh coach defends hostile pitch after Windies collapse

Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes has defended the pitch used for the first test against West Indies where his side won in three days, insisting foreign teams must expect hostile spin tracks in South Asia. Bangladesh spinners took all 20 West Indies wickets to fall in the Chittagong game that ended ...

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Wasim Akram compares Rohit Sharma’s batting to Inzamam-ul-Haq

LONDON: Pakistan former captain and cricket great Wasim Akram has compared the batting of Rohit Sharma, the Indian opening batsman, to the likes of fellow teammate Inzamam-ul-Haq. “Inzi was very special indeed, you rarely get to see such players, like the way he used to face fast bowlers that he ...

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Yasir Shah makes it to top 10 of ICC rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan’s Yasir Shah has made an impressive gain in the latest ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings and is back in the top 10 at 10th position after jumping nine places. Yasir recorded match figures of 14 for 184 as Pakistan bounced back in Dubai to level the series with ...

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‘Ben Stokes is the first pick’ – Trevor Bayliss

LONDON-ICC: England coach Trevor Bayliss has heaped praise on Ben Stokes following the star all-rounder’s role in England’s 3-0 clean sweep of Sri Lanka. With his ability to make an impact with bat, ball and in the field, Ben Stokes is a very valuable asset for England. In the Test ...

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