Monday, 22 July 2019

Cricket

Rihanna at Cricket World Cup, visits West Indies team

DURHAM: Fabian Allen revels in a bit of razzmatazz, and with Rihanna in the house he tried to make the most of it. Nicholas Pooran was playing the support act, scoring his first one-day international century to dig West Indies out of serious trouble in a Cricket World Cup chase ...

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India eliminate Bangladesh on way to booking semi-final place

BIRMINGHAM: Bangladesh’s semifinal hopes at the Cricket World Cup have been vanquished after falling to a 28-run defeat to India in Birmingham. Set 315 to win, Bangladesh fell just short, mustering 286 all out as India secured their spot in the semifinals, and eliminated their rivals. If the Black Caps ...

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Wahab Riaz To Play Against Bangladesh Despite Injury

LEEDS: Seasoned pacer Wahab Riaz will play against Bangladesh in the world cup match despite suffering froma fractured finger. Wahab continues to attend the team’s training sessions in the lead up to Pakistan’s last group match against Bangladesh at Lord’s on July 5. Pakistan spent Sunday traveling from Leeds to London, which is a five-hour journey by road. They had a rest day on Monday and will resume training on Tuesday at ...

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David, Candice Warner welcome their 3rd baby girl

LONDON: Australian batsman David Warner announced on Monday that he has become father for a third time. “We welcomed our newest family member Isla Rose Warner at 10.30 p.m. late last night. @candywarner1 was absolutely amazing. Mum and Bub doing very well and her big sisters are over the moon. ...

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Shakib has been the best performer at this WC: Mashrafe

BIRMINGHAM: Bangaldesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza said on Monday that Shakib Al Hasan has been the best performer at this World Cup so far, and that the all-rounder was raring to go ahead of their crucial match against India on Tuesday. Shakib is the third highest run-getter in the World Cup ...

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Avishka Fernando excels in Sri Lanka World Cup win

DURHAM: Avishka Fernando’s first international century overshadowed fellow young star Nicholas Pooran’s as Sri Lanka edged a thrilling ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup clash with West Indies by 23 runs. The 21-year-old Fernando, one of the tournament’s revelations, went one better than cameos against England and Sri Lanka by crossing ...

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MS Dhoni go-slow against England stirs Indian fan fury

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket fans and pundits on Monday turned on wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni for his poor strike rate in the final overs of his side’s narrow 31-run World Cup loss to England. Chasing a stiff 338, India clawed their way back into contention needing 71 runs from the last ...

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Pakistan have found a winning formula, Waqar Younis

LEEDS: Having seen Pakistan almost suffering a shock defeat against Afghanistan, Waqar Younis urged the national team to raise their game for the do-or-die World Cup game against Bangladesh at Lord’s on June 5. “It’s still hard to know what to think about this Pakistan team,” wrote Waqar in his ...

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England rout India to stay alive in World Cup

BIRMINGHAM: A brilliant 111 from Jonny Bairstow and a brisk half-century from Ben Stokes was ably supplemented by the bowlers as England sealed a 31- run win over India in their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup clash at Edgbaston.  A quartet of convincing victories had put England into a position ...

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ICC to take action after fans clash at Pak-Afghan match

LEEDS: The International Cricket Council has said it will take action against any fans involved in “scuffles” before the Cricket World Cup match between Pakistan and Afghanistan at Headingley on Saturday. Videos shared on social media showed supporters of both countries fighting outside the venue and security personnel being forced ...

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