Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Sports

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in second Test

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

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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Javed Miandad demands death penalty for match-fixers

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain and legend cricketer Javed Miandad hates the ugly match-fixing aspect of cricket with a passion, so much so that he has suggested a very extreme deterrence technique. The 59-year-old believes those found guilty of corrupting the gentleman’s game should be made an example out of and ...

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Bangladesh cricketer Arafat Sunny released in girlfriend snaps case

DHAKA: Bangladesh cricketer Arafat Sunny was released on bail two months after being charged with posting intimate photos of his girlfriend on social media, his lawyers said. Police arrested the 30-year-old cricketer in a Dhaka suburb in January after his longtime girlfriend filed a complaint under Bangladesh’s strict internet laws. ...

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Smith, Maxwell power Australia in 3rd India Test

Glenn Maxwell celebrates reaching his maiden Test half-century off 95 balls RANCHI: Under-fire skipper Steve Smith cracked a gritty century as he combined with the recalled Glenn Maxwell to give Australia the opening day honours in the third Test against India in Ranchi Thursday. The visitors were 299 for four ...

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Late wickets hurt Bangladesh reply to Lanka’s 338

COLOMBO: The two ends of the day were delicate and disastrous. Dinesh Chandimal took Sri Lanka out of a slippery slope, from an overnight 238 for 7 to a more comfortable footing of 338. Then, Bangladesh did what they have so regularly, giving away a good start and looking like ...

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Here’s why Shane Watson called Virat Kohli ‘DICTATOR’

MUMBAI: While India skipper Virat Kohli has come under criticism from Australian media for India’s aggressive brand of cricket, former Aussie cricketer Shane Watson has praised Kohli for his leadership. “Virat Kohli’s captaincy is an iron-fisted dictatorship and Australia must brace themselves for the attack of the clones in Ranchi,” ...

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Shahid Afridi inspires football legend Ronaldhino

PARIS: Legend Footballer Ronaldinho Gaucho called out Shahid Khan Afridi with his latest tweet. He considered the ‘BOOM BOOM’ Afridi as Pakistan’s hero and looked forward to Pakistan visit. Ronaldinho’s tweet was in Portuguese and it translated as, “Happy by Shahid Afridi BOOM BOOM hero of Pakistan cricket. I look ...

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Leicestershire replaces Sharjeel with Ronchi for T20 blast

LONDON: New Zealand’s Luke Ronchi is to replace Sharjeel Khan as one of Leicestershire’s overseas players in English county cricket’s Twenty20 Blast following the Pakistan batsman’s domestic suspension for match-fixing, it emerged Wednesday. Both Sharjeel and Khalid Latif were suspended and then charged last month by the Pakistan Cricket Board ...

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India’s Shashank Manohar quits as ICC chairman

NEW DELHI:  India’s Shashank Manohar resigned Wednesday as chairman of the International Cricket Council after a fallout with his own board over efforts to reform the game’s world governing body.  Manohar took over last year as the first independent ICC chairman for a two-year term and had been trying to ...

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