Friday, 21 July 2017

Sports

Herath to skipper SL against India

Rangana Herath

COLOMBO: The ace spinner will lead in Galle and possibly Colombo depending on the health of the ill captain Veteran spinner Rangana Herath has been confirmed as Dinesh Chandimal’s replacement as Test skipper after the newly-appointed skipper was ruled out of the first Test against India with illness. Herath has ...

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Sarfraz vows to make team No 1 in all formats

Sarfraz-Ahmed

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed vowed to make Pakistan No 1 cricket team in all the three formats. Sarfraz, who was recently appointed Test skipper as well, will now lead the national team in all the three formats. He became T20 captain after the 2016 World T20, when Shahid Afridi ...

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Kaur stars as India stun Australia to reach final

DERBY, ENGLAND - JULY 20:  Australia batsman Alex Blackwell is bowled as Sushma Verma celebrates victory during the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 Semi-Final match between Australia and India at The 3aaa County Ground on July 20, 2017 in Derby, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

LONDON: Harmanpreet Kaur helped India stun defending champions Australia by 36 runs to reach the ICC Women’s World Cup final for only the second time on Thursday. Chasing a massive 282-run target in a rain-curtailed 42-overs-a-side, Australia were bowled out for 245 in 40.1 overs as India registered a comprehensive ...

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Sri Lanka to probe 2011 Cricket World Cup final defeat

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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s sports minister gave his support Wednesday for an investigation into the country’s controversial 2011 World Cup loss against India, amid fresh allegations of match fixing. The South Asian nation lost the World Cup decider by six wickets at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, stunning the cricket-mad island. Then ...

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England thrash Scotland with Jodie Taylor hat trick at Euro 2017

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BIRMINGHAM: Jodie Taylor grabbed a hat-trick as England destroyed Scotland in the ‘Battle of Britain’, easing to a dominant win in the Netherlands for a perfect start to their Euro 2017 campaign. This was a real message of intent from Mark Sampson’s side, as they claimed their first opening-game win in ...

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Last trip to Sri Lanka changed India’s mindset: Kohli

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MUMBAI: The odds were against India the last time they toured Sri Lanka in 2015, but Virat Kohli led the inexperienced side to a comeback win in the Test series which changed the team’s mindset, the captain said on Wednesday. “That tour for us was a landmark tour,” Kohli told ...

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Johnson lobs Ashes grenade at beaten England

Mitchell Johnson

MELBOURNE:  England’s abject display against South Africa in the second test shows they are a side struggling for consistency and Australia should be able to exploit their lack of cohesion in the upcoming Ashes series, former paceman Mitchell Johnson has said. South Africa thrashed England by 340 runs in Nottingham ...

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Sri Lanka make record run chase to beat Zimbabwe

Sri Lankan cricketers pose for photographers after victory in the final day of a one-off Test match between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe at the R Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on July 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ISHARA S. KODIKARA        (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

COLOMBO – Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne guided Sri Lanka to a record 388 target to beat Zimbabwe by four wickets Tuesday in a pulsating end to their one-off Test. A crucial 121-run sixth-wicket stand between Gunaratne (80 not out) and Dickwella (81) secured Sri Lanka’s best-ever run chase. Their ...

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Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world, says Amir

India's Virat Kohli(R)presents a cricket bat to Pakistan's Mohammad Amir(C)as Pakistan's captain Shahid Afridi(L) walks past during a training session at The Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium in Kolkata on March 18, 2016.
India will play Pakistan in their latest match of the ongoing World T20 tournament on March 19. / AFP PHOTO / Dibyangshu SARKAR

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s left arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir in a Twitter question-answer session with fans has termed Indian skipper Virat Kohli “the best batsman in the world”. Amir was asked by a fan: “Who is the best batsman in the world, according to you?”, to which he responded, “Virat Kohli.” ...

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