Sunday, 19 January 2020


JP Duminy ‘ashamed’ of World Cup flop

MANCHESTER: JP Duminy has apologised to South Africa fans after the country’s “dismal” showing at the World Cup. Faf du Plessis’s men have beaten only win-less Afghanistan in their opening seven games, meaning they cannot mathematically reach the last four. “It’s been pretty dismal from our part,” said Duminy, who ...

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ICC approves replacement in Afghan squad

Afghanistan’s Sayed Ahmad Shirzad has been approved as fellow paceman Aftab Alam’s replacement for the remainder of the World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said. The ICC said Alam, who had taken four wickets in three matches during the tournament, had been replaced under “under exceptional circumstances” without providing ...

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World Cup 2019: India crush West Indies by 125 runs

MANCHESTER: India registered their fifth consecutive victory in the World Cup thrashing West Indies by 125 runs at Old Trafford on Thursday. Virat Kohli top-scored with 72 in unbeaten India s total of 268 for seven in their 50 overs. West Indies were never in the hunt, slipping to 143 all out. ...

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Chris Gayle delays retirement

LONDON: West Indies opener Chris Gayle wants to play the home series against India in August-September reversing his earlier decision to quit international cricket after the ongoing World Cup, the batsman said on Wednesday. The 39-year-old had earlier this year announced his plans to retire after the World Cup to ...

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Neesham says New Zealand can shrug off Pakistan World Cup defeat

BIRMINGHAM: All-rounder Jimmy Neesham is confident that New Zealand’s defeat against Pakistan in Birmingham on Wednesday will not derail their World Cup bid. The 2015 runners-up lost by six wickets to a resurgent Pakistan, on the back of a brilliant unbeaten 101 by Babar Azam and three wickets from teenage ...

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Pakistan beat New Zealand, keeps hopes alive

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan kept their hopes of a World Cup semi-final place alive as they moved to within a point of England with a six-wicket victory over New Zealand. Babar Azam’s century saw Pakistan home in front of a partisan crowd at Edgbaston after Shaheen Shah Afridi had ripped through New ...

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Win or lose, we stick to our ‘mantra’, says England’s Morgan

Eoin Morgan

LONDON: England captain Eoin Morgan defended his team’s high-risk/high reward mantra in the World Cup after another display of rash batting contributed to a heavy defeat by Australia on Tuesday that left the hosts in danger of missing out on the semi-finals. Despite being outclassed during the 64-run defeat, Morgan ...

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Morgan won’t tell fans how to react to Smith, Warner

LONDON: England captain Eoin Morgan insists it is not his job to tell supporters how to react to shamed Australia stars David Warner and Steve Smith when the arch rivals meet in a crucial World Cup clash on Tuesday. Warner and Smith have found themselves booed by some fans in ...

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