Sunday, 25 August 2019

Cricket

Kohli’s hard advice for Ashes

MUMBAI: Virat Kohli the triumphant skipper, whose team recently clinched the first-ever Test series  in Australia, has a strong message for the Kangaroos ahead of their  tour to England for the Ashes. The Indian top order, who scored 262 runs in four Test matches, urged the  Aussie batsmen  to leave ...

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Poor selection behind Pakistan team debacle: Kamran Akmal

ISLAMABAD: Test-discard opening batsman Kamran Akmal has said that with such average pace and poor team selection, Pakistan team is bound to suffer more even at the hands of average teams like Bangladesh. Kamran said: “I am surprised that not a single Pakistani bowler is bowling in the range of ...

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India wins first ever Test series in Australia

SYDNEY: India ended a 71-year wait for a test series victory in Australia on Monday, their 2-1 triumph finally confirmed when the rain-affected fourth and final test ended in a draw at Sydney Cricket Ground early on Monday afternoon. The finale may have ultimately have turned out to be a ...

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In-form Ross Taylor puts ‘big focus’ on World Cup

NELSON: Mammoth totals for the team, an excellent run of scores for himself – all of this is just helping New Zealand pick up speed as they head towards the World Cup, according to Ross Taylor. Batting first in both matches in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand set Sri Lanka targets ...

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Yadav, Jadeja, Shami ensure India’s dominance

SYDNEY: A Test-series win for India in Australia has never looked so close, nor been better deserved. Indeed, through large parts of this tour, they have dictated terms in much the way Steve Waugh or Ricky Ponting’s men had done, amassing big totals and suffocating opposition batsmen out. Cheteshwar Pujara ...

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Pakistan delay South Africa victory charge

CAPE TOWN: Shan Masood and Asad Shafiq shared a century partnership as Pakistan fought to avoid an innings defeat on the third day of the second Test against South Africa at Newlands on Saturday. Facing a first innings deficit of 254 runs, Pakistan were 177 for three in their second ...

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Arthur: South African pitches not good enough for Test cricket

CAPE TOWN: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur criticized the pitches for the first two Tests against South Africa, saying they were not good enough for Test cricket. With his team facing a series defeat after two days of the second Test at Newlands, Arthur said the quality of pitches had deteriorated in ...

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Australia make wholesale changes in ODI squad

SYDNEY: Australia have dramatically reshaped their one-day squad for the three-match series against India with just six players retained from those that faced South Africa earlier in the season. This is partly due to the three main quicks – Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins – being rested with ...

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