Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Cricket

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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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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