Monday, 22 July 2019

Cricket

Aussies keep Kiwis waiting on semifinal berth

LONDON: New Zealand will have to wait to seal a spot in the ICC World Cup 2019 semifinal as they went down by 86 runs against Australia at Lord’s on Saturday (June 29). Set a tricky 244, New Zealand’s batting crumbled under pressure as they were shot down for just ...

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Pakistan clinch thriller against Afghanistan in World Cup

LEEDS: Pakistan kept their nerve to avoid a huge shock on Saturday, beating a spirited Afghan side by three wickets with just two balls to spare to keep their World Cup semi-final hopes alive. All-rounder Imad Wasim hit Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib for a boundary through the covers to seal ...

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Amla, Du Plessis almost end Sri Lanka’s World Cup

DURHAM: An unbroken century stand between Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla salvaged some pride for South Africa as they thrashed Sri Lanka by nine wickets in Durham. The Proteas were already out of the World Cup semi-final reckoning after winning just one of their first seven fixtures, but they doubled that tally at ...

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Jonny Bairstow: “Critics were waiting for us to fail”

LONDON: After back-to-back losses, England are suddenly in a dogfight to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals and critics are circling. It’s prompted a stinging rebuke from opening batsman Jonny Bairstow, claiming the criticism is ‘a typical English thing to do’. “People were waiting for us to fail. They are ...

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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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