Thursday, 23 March 2017

Sports

India scared of defeat to Australia: Mitchell Starc

during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between England and Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 14, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.

PUNE: Australia’s injured spearhead Mitchell Starc has said India’s verbal confrontations with the tourists were the result of fear over losing the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after their unexpected defeat in the opening Test of the series in Pune. Starc, who flew home with a foot stress fracture after the second Test ...

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Germany, England to blood youngsters in glamour friendly

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DORTMUND: World champions Germany host England in a prestige friendly in Dortmund on Wednesday with both coaches primed to give youth its head for one of football’s great rivalries. But that is where the similarities end for Joachim Loew and Gareth Southgate, who is in charge for the first time ...

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ECB tell England players to be brave and smile

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LONDON: England’s new Test captain Joe Root and One Day counterpart Eoin Morgan must provide crowd pleasing cricket and bear a sunny disposition so as to attract new players to the game, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said. The ECB is taking steps to significantly boost the number of ...

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Pakistan to host WWE-style competition with 20 world wrestlers

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LONDON: Pakistan is going to host a WWE-style international competition, with wrestlers coming from 20 different countries. According to details wrestlers from England, Japan, United States, Canada and other countries will showcase their talent in Pakistan during months of May and November. The competition will be held in Lahore, Karachi, ...

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Australia draw third Test against India

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RANCHI: Skipper Steve Smith said the momentum was now firmly with Australia in their battle against India after a fine final-day rearguard action by his batsmen saw the visitors draw the third Test Monday. Australia, who began their second innings 152 runs adrift of India, were in deep trouble after ...

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ECB chairman slams Imran Khan

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LONDON: England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves has slammed former Pakistan captain Imran Khan for “disrespecting” leading cricket stars Darren Sammy and Dawid Malan, who recently visited Lahore for the final of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017. In an exclusive interview with Pakistani tv in London, Graves ...

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Cheteshwar Pujara, Saha put India on top in third Test

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RANCHI: Cheteshwar Pujara said Sunday the spinners should win the third Test for India after his double century and a marathon partnership with centurion Wriddhiman Saha put the hosts on top against Australia. After declaring their first innings on 603 for nine late in the final session on day four ...

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Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in second Test

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GALLE: A win on foreign soil against a strong home side was Bangladesh’s dream for a long time. Bangladesh achieved it by beating Sri Lanka by four wickets – their first Test win against the hosts – in a performance that saw them dominate large periods of the game. They had ...

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Maxwell mocks Kohli, Smith joins in too

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Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, suffered the injury while chasing a drive from Peter Handscomb off Ravindra Jadeja. Sprinting from mid-on towards the long-on boundary, Kohli dived to pull the ball back before it reached the rope, tumbled, and landed on his right shoulder as he did so. There was no end to ...

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