Sunday, 19 August 2018

Sports

‘Don’t let this slip,’ Conte tells Chelsea

LONDON: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte promised to keep a close eye on his players’ concentration levels after they tightened their grip on the Premier League title race by beating Arsenal. Goals from Marcos Alonso, Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas gave Chelsea a 3-1 win on Saturday that left them 12 ...

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‘Big Three’ governance system not based on equality: Shaharyar

DUBAI: The Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Shaharyar Khan said that he had plans to put forward some ideas about changes in ‘Big Three’ governance at the ICC Board meeting which is to be held in Dubai. “We want the Big Three governance system and revenue distribution formula abolished and we ...

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Sangakkara considers ‘genius’ Wasim Akram the greatest ever

PERTH: Born with an ability to tarnish any bowling attack, Sri Lankan batting great Kumar Sangakkara is regarded as one of the most complete batsman of the modern era. The batting genius form the island nation claims Wasim Akram as the most difficult bowler he ever faced. Yes, Wasim Akranm ...

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PSL will help me decide to stay or quit, says Misbah

LAHORE: Pakistan’s Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has said that his participation and performance in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will decide his cricketing future. “My participation in the PSL will help me decide to stay or quit the game as age factor is not a problem with me and as long ...

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Morgan bemoans collapse return to bad old days

NEW DELHI: Skipper Eoin Morgan said England’s batting collapse in the third Twenty20 international was their worst performance in recent times after India inflicted a crushing defeat in the series decider in Bangalore. Chasing 203 for victory, England’s much-vaunted batting line-up imploded on Wednesday night, losing their last eight wickets ...

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New Zealand-Australia second ODI washed out

NAPIER: Rain and a damp outfield forced the abandonment of the second one-day international between New Zealand and Australia without a ball being bowled in Napier on Thursday. The series will now be decided in the final match in Hamilton on Sunday. New Zealand won the series opener by six ...

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Sana Mir sets her eyes on World Cup

KARACHI: With ICC Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament is around the corner, Sana Mir – the captain of Pakistan’s women cricket team – has set her eyes on qualifying for the mega event with extraordinary performances in the upcoming tournament in Sri Lanka. The ICC Women’s World Cup qualifier starts ...

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Chahal sinks England as India clinch series 2-1

BANGALORE:  India skipper Virat Kohli Wednesday said he has faith in Yuzvendra Chahal’s abilities after the leg spinner claimed six wickets to set up his country’s 75-run series-clinching victory in the third Twenty20 international in Bangalore. Chahal recorded his T20 best of 6-25 to help skittle out England for 127 ...

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‘Almost perfect’ South Africa rout Sri Lanka

DURBAN: South Africa captain AB de Villiers hailed an “almost perfect performance” after his team crushed Sri Lanka by 121 runs in the second one-day international at Kingsmead on Wednesday. He singled out Faf du Plessis and David Miller, who both hit centuries as South Africa recovered from a poor ...

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Pakistan beat India in blind World Twenty20

NEW DELHI: The bowlers bowled underarm and the batsmen played only sweep shots but the highly charged atmosphere at the World T20 for the blind Wednesday was otherwise typical of any contest between India and Pakistan. The players wore their hearts on their sleeves – fervently shouting out to each ...

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