Thursday, 19 September 2019

Cricket

Sri Lanka script record chase at Galle after Karunaratne’s ton

GALLE: Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne’s ninth Test hundred underpinned the highest successful chase ever at the Galle International Stadium, as Sri Lanka ushered into the World Test Championship era with a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first Test. Never before had a team successfully chased a three-figure score at ...

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Lord’s Test ends in a draw despite Stokes’ century

LONDON: Ben Stokes recorded a fantastic century on day five at Lord’s, but his efforts were not enough to push England to victory in the second Test. The draw means Australia maintain their 1-0 lead, and the home side now require victory at Headingley in the third bout to maintain ...

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MS Dhoni completes his two-week stint with Army

MS Dhoni completed his two-week stint with the Territorial Army and returned to New Delhi on Saturday. The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman was seen at the Leh airport after which he was joined by his wife Sakhshi and daughter Ziva in New Delhi. After taking a two-months break from the sport, Dhoni ...

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Ashes second Test set for thrilling end

LONDON: The second Ashes Test is poised for a thrilling conclusion after a memorable fourth day in which the fast bowlers of England and Australia illuminated Lord’s. In a ferocious spell in which he touched 96mph, England debutant Jofra Archer struck Steve Smith on the neck and forced the world’s ...

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PCB grants six-day marriage leave to Hasan Ali

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has on Saturday granted six-day marriage leave to fast bowler Hasan Ali and allowed him to join the pre-season camp afterwards. The 25-year-old is all set to marry an Indian girl – Samia Khan – on August 20 in Dubai and preparations have been ...

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Wasim Akram-Shaniera mark six years together in heartfelt posts

LAHORE: World cricket icon Wasim Akram and wife Shaniera Akram undeniably have set the bar too high with their endearing romance and commitment towards each other and now the pair has marked their sixth anniversary together on Pakistan’s Independence Day. Turning to social media, the lovebirds penned heartfelt and moving ...

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Aleem Dar grabs another honour, equals Steve Bucknor

LONDON: One of the world’s most renowned cricket umpire Aleem Dar grabbed another feat to his credit after he became the most experienced umpire in Test cricket. The second Ashes Test on Thursday, 15 August, proved to be Dar’s 128th Test match as an umpire. The 51 years old, Pakistani ...

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Taylor keeps New Zealand in fight after Dananjaya’s five-for

GALLE: Ross Taylor’s counter-punching innings kept New Zealand alive at the end of a strange day for the visitors, who seemed in control for the most part, except the periods immediately preceding the breaks. Offspinner Akila Dananjaya was responsible for that, taking all five of New Zealand’s wickets to fall ...

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Gayle stars as Windies set India daunting target in 3rd ODI

PORT OF SPAIN: Chris Gayle was at his most rampant in pacing the West Indies to a competitive total of 240 for seven batting first against India in the rain-affected third and final one-day international in Trinidad. In a match reduced to 35 overs-per-side because of lengthy stoppages for inclement ...

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Rain washes out first day of second Ashes Test

LONDON: Jofra Archer received his England Test cap but was still to make his debut as rain saw the first day of Wednesday´s second Ashes match against Australia abandoned without a ball bowled at a soaking wet Lord´s. Chris Jordan, a Sussex team-mate, presented Archer with the cap in England´s pre-match huddle ahead of ...

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