Saturday, 24 June 2017

Sports

Bairstow leads England to rout of South Africa

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LONDON: South Africa chose to bat and laboured to 142 for three before Bairstow and Alex Hales shared a superb unbroken second-wicket partnership of 98 to guide the hosts to their target with 5.3 overs to spare. “I’m trying to progress all the time and I played a few shots ...

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I will never reveal dressing-room details: Kohli

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NEW DELHI: Opening up for the first time, Virat Kohli today said that he will never reveal dressing-room details, in an apparent reference to the now retired coach Anil Kumble’s statement that their partnership had become “untenable”. Kumble stepped down a couple of days back due to differences with the ...

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Time to decide on Dhoni and Yuvraj role: Rahul Dravid

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NEW DELHI: India Under-19 cricket team coach and former Indian skipper, Rahul Dravid, asked to take a call on the role of MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh in the current Indian team, given the fact that the World Cup 2019 is just a couple of years away. “It is a ...

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Anil Kumble steps down as India coach

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Anil Kumble has stepped down as India coach, four days before the limited-overs tour of the Caribbean begins. The decision comes less than a month after it emerged that players, including captain Virat Kohli, had told BCCI officials that they were uncomfortable with the “intimidating” style of Kumble’s man management. ...

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Champions Pakistan climb to No 6 in ODI rankings

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 18:  Pakistan lift the ICC Champions Trophy after beating India during ICC Champions Trophy Final between India and Pakistan at The Kia Oval on June 18, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

LONDON: Pakistan’s stunning title-winning triumph in the Champions Trophy has catapulted them to number six in the One-day International rankings. The triumphant team’s players have also made significant gains in the individual rankings following a 180-run victory over India in the final. According to the latest ICC rankings announced on ...

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Sarfraz proud as Fakhar and Hasan join him in ICC’s team of tournament

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LONDON: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said being named skipper of the International Cricket Council’s team of the Champions Trophy was the “perfect icing on the cake” of his side’s stunning title triumph. Sarfraz’s side thrashed title-holders India by 180 runs in a remarkable final The Oval having been the lowest ...

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Victorious Pakistan team returns home to hero’s welcome

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LONDON/KARACHI: Even after the special convoy escorting Sarfraz Ahmed from the airport got within sight of his Karachi home in the early hours of the morning, it took the Pakistan captain nearly a half-hour to get from the vehicle to his house as a throng of adoring cricket fans clamored ...

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Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas trolled by former skipper John Terry

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PARIS: When Cesc Fabregas posted a romantic snap of himself and his partner Danielle Semaan on social media earlier this week, he probably wasn’t expecting to get trolled by a Chelsea legend. The Spanish midfielder has taken to warmer climates to enjoy a hard-earned end of season break with his ...

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