Saturday, 24 August 2019

Sports

Boult, Southee send Sri Lanka tumbling

COLOMBO: Two double-wicket maidens by New Zealand’s seam-bowling duo of Trent Boult and Tim Southee headlined an opening session that left Sri Lanka struggling on the second day of the second Test, but the rains that have plagued this match from the start came down at the lunch break and ...

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Rahane leads India recovery after good start by Windies

NORTH SOUND: India recovered from 25-3 to reach 203-6 against the West Indies when rain ended play prematurely on the first day of the first Test. Ajinkya Rahane, who came in at three down, led the middle order’s fightback with 81, his best score since the home series win in ...

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Sri Lanka offers to play ODIs in Pakistan instead of Test

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has offered to play three one-day internationals (ODIs) in Pakistan instead of Test match, Dunya News reported on Thursday. Sri Lankan media has claimed that the final decision is expected to be announced in the coming week, as the sports minister is deliberating on the matter. It ...

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Morris welcomes Pakistan back to Cardiff for T20I in 2020

LONDON: Glamorgan’s chief executive Hugh Morris has expressed his delight at the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) allotting Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens one of the three T20Is between England and Pakistan in 2020, while hoping that the game attracts a full house. The ECB on Wednesday announced the home fixtures ...

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Archer claims six, Australia all out for 179

HEADINGLEY: Six wickets to Jofra Archer has England on top after another intriguing day in this Ashes series as Australia were bowled out for 179 on the opening day of the third Test at Headingley. There was good sense in Joe Root’s decision. The clouds were low, the forecast was ...

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Shoaib Akhtar asks Amir to reconsider his Test retirement

ISLAMABAD: Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar wants fast-bowler Mohammad Amir to reconsider his decision of retirement from Tests cricket and give his best for Pakistan like he performed for the English County side Essex.  His top bowling display had made critics question his decision to quit playing Tests for Pakistan at ...

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New Zealand look to exploit Sri Lanka’s Oval weakness

COLOMBO: New Zealand will be hoping to add to Sri Lanka’s poor record at their own Oval ground and level the series in the second and final Test starting today. Unlike the spinner s paradise at Galle and the batting haven that is the SSC, the Oval – the only ground ...

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Sania Mirza’s funny wish for Hassan Ali

BIRMINGHAM: Tennis star Sania Mirza’s  hilarious wish  for Pakistani cricketer Hassan Ali on his wedding added to the pacer’s  bliss as Mirza congratulated him and made a special request. Responding to Hassan Ali’s post he shared some hours before his big day with the caption, “Last night as a bachelor. ...

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Jason Roy set to play in third Test after concussion test

LEEDS: England batsman Jason Roy has passed a concussion test after being hit in the nets ahead of the third Ashes Test against Australia at Headingley. The 29-year-old opener was struck by a throw-down from ex-England international Marcus Trescothick, working with the team in a temporary coaching capacity, during practice. ...

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Misbah too defensive, not fit for Pak coach: Ramiz Raja

LONDON: Former Pakistan batsmen Ramiz Raja believes Misbah-ul-Haq is too ‘safe’ and has become ‘dated and defensive’ which does not make him an ideal candidate to take over as head coach of Pakistan cricket team. Pakistan’s search for their next head coach is currently ongoing after Mickey Arthur’s contract was ...

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