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Steve Smith hits ton as Australia edge out England

SOUTHHAMPTON: England fell to a 12-run defeat by Australia in a thrilling World Cup warm-up match in Southampton after Steve Smith’s first century since being banned for his part in the ball-tampering scandal. Smith hit 116 off 102 balls in an impressively composed innings to steer his side to 297-9. James ...

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Afghanistan beat Pakistan in WC warm-up match

BRISTOL: Afghanistan defeated Pakistan by three wickets in their World Cup warm-up match at Bristol County Ground on Friday. Pakistan had set a 263-run target after they were bowled out in the 48th over in the match. Afghanistan achieved the required target in 49.4 overs at a loss of seven ...

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TikTok’s owner launches Flipchat messaging app

LONDON: As TikTok continues to dominate app download charts, its parent company, ByteDance, is looking to extend its reach even further. ByteDance launched a new messaging-focused app, as reported by TechCrunch. Feiliao, or Flipchat in English, is a messenger app that encourages users to form and join chat groups based ...

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FIFA drop idea of 48 teams for 2022 World Cup

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be a 32-team tournament as originally planned, Fifa has announced. The world governing body had considered expanding its showpiece event to 48 teams but has now determined this is not practical. “The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will, therefore, remain as originally planned ...

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Saudi’s Najran Airport attacked by Houthi drones

RIYADH: There has been no official confirmation from Riyadh, according to Reuters, citing Almasirah TV channel. Almasirah TV said early on Wednesday, cited by Reuters, that the Houthi drones had targeted hangars containing warplanes. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. On Tuesday, a Saudi-led coalition, which is conducting a military ...

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Wahab, Amir, Asif named in Pakistan’s final World Cup squad

LONDON: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) included experienced fast bowlers Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir and hard-hitting batsman Asif Ali in the Pakistan’s final World Cup squad following a loss to England in the one-day series. Hard-hitting batsman Asif Ali also made the World Cup team – at the expense of ...

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Sachin Tendulkar responds with witty reply to ICC troll

NEW DELHI: Sachin Tendulkar recently attracted a lot of attention on Twitter with a knockout punch to International Cricket Council (ICC). The official handle of the cricket governing body tried to troll the legendary Indian batsman, however, it was his tongue-in-cheek response that stole the show online. As it happened, ...

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We hate the ‘unpredictable’ tag: Mickey Arthur

BRISTOL: Pakistan have been touted as a team to watch out for at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, thanks to their fine form in English conditions as well as their unpredictability, but Mickey Arthur, their coach, says that’s doing the team a disservice. Pakistan pushed England hard in ...

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Colombian Film-maker killed while making documentary on violence

BOGOTÁ: Mauricio Lezama was collecting testimonies from people who suffered violence during the civil war when he was shot and killed by four armed men in the town of Arauquita, in Arauca department, governor Ricardo Arevalo told reporters. Arevalo blamed the killing on a splinter group of FARC which rejected ...

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