Thursday, 16 August 2018

Sports

Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe for fourth successive time

BULAWAYO: Pakistan crushed Zimbabwe by a huge margin of 244 runs in the fourth One-day International here. This was Pakistan’s second biggest win in ODIs, behind the 255-run win over Ireland in 2015. Chasing 400, the most difficult target for them, Zimbabwe could not resist against the Pakistan bowlers and ...

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England’s Smith, Ghana’s Mensah seek world boxing crowns

LAS VEGAS: Former world champion Liam Smith of England and unbeaten top-ranked contender Rafael Mensah of Ghana each attempt to dethrone undefeated world boxing champions in a Saturday card at Las Vegas. Smith, 26-1-1 with 14 knockouts, fights outside Europe for only the second time in his Vegas debut when ...

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Pakistan to face England before World Cup 2019

LONDON: Pakistan is set to be England’s first opponents of the home international season next year as the England and Wales Cricket Board on Thursday announced that Pakistan will play five one-day internationals (ODI) and a lone T20I against England in England before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Pakistan ...

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Tendulkar links up with Middlesex to form Academy

LONDON: Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and English county Middlesex are joining forces to launch an academy to teach young girls and boys about the sport, they announced. The children aged between nine and 14 will be put through a comprehensive cricket curriculum at the “Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy” (TMGA). ...

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Lord’s to host England’s Test clash with Ireland

LONDON: England’s historic first Test match against Ireland will be played at Lord’s next July. Ireland made their Test debut against Pakistan at Malahide in May and in 2019 they will head to London for a four-day match against England at the home of cricket from July 24-27. It will ...

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Joe Root jumps to 2nd in ODI rankings

LONDON: England’s Joe Root new-found ODI form, that included two match-winning centuries in the three matches against India, has benefitted him with a career-best second spot on the ICC ODI rankings. His England counterparts, Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan too moved up the charts to the 19th and 22nd spots ...

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MS Dhoni to retire from ODIs soon

LONDON: Has legendary cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to retire from one day international format of the game as well? Speculations about the same are rife after the former skipper was seen taking the ball from the umpire after the end of series against England on Tuesday. As a video ...

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Root, Morgan leads England to series win over India

LEEDS: Joe Root became England’s all-time leading one-day international century-maker as an innings of exactly 100 not out on his Headingley home ground saw the hosts to an eight-wicket victory over India on Tuesday and a 2-1 series win. This was Root’s second unbeaten century in successive innings after his ...

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