Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Sports

Australia’s Peter Handscomb hurting after Test axing

SYDNEY: Test discard Peter Handscomb says he is hurting after being axed from Australia’s squad to play Pakistan next month, but has heeded the message that he must score more runs. The middle-order batsmen was sacrificed after form deserted him, with selectors opting instead for uncapped pair Travis Head and ...

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Sarfraz, Rohit promise blockbuster India-Pakistan clash

ABU DHABI: Rival captains Sarfraz Ahmed and Rohit Sharma played down the hype surrounding the much-awaited India-Pakistan clash in Dubai on Wednesday, insisting that the Asia Cup is much more than a contest between the arch-rivals. But despite their claims, millions of fans across the border and elsewhere in the ...

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Cibulkova to get first shot at US Open champ Osaka

TOKYO: Dominika Cibulkova will get her first crack at newly crowned US Open champion Naomi Osaka after squeaking into the last 16 of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday. The beefy Slovak overcame the effects of jet-leg and pesky local qualifier Nao Hibino 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 to set up a ...

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Asia Cup 2018: Sri Lanka knocked out by Afghanistan

ABU DHABI: Minnows Afghanistan recorded a great upset win to knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup in Group B One-day International here at Sheikh Zayad Stadium on Monday. Chasing 250, Sri Lanka were all out for 158 in 52 balls to spare. They lost their second consecutive match by ...

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Tamim out of Asia Cup after injury heroics

DHAKA: Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the rest of the Asia Cup with a broken hand after batting despite his injury in the opening match, an official said. “He got two fractures in his hand. He would not be able to continue here and also for ...

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Sri Lanka detains five Indians over match-fixing fears

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka cricket’s anti-corruption unit detained five Indian spectators on suspicion of match-fixing during Sunday’s third and final women’s ODI between the hosts and India, an official said. The five were initially asked to leave the ground at Katunayake, just north of the capital Colombo, and later detained by police ...

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Shastri Should Be Removed As Head Coach”: Former India Cricketer

MUMBAI: Team India head coach Ravi Shastri has been in the eye of the storm since Virat Kohli-led India suffered a 1-4 drubbing at the hands of England in the recently-concluded five-match Test series. From fans to former cricketers, everyone has been blaming Ravi Shastri for India’s dismal show in ...

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Pakistan crush Hong Kong in Asia Cup 2018

DUBAI: Former champions Pakistan thrashed an inexperienced Hong Kong by eight wickets in a one-sided match to open their Asia Cup campaign in style on Sunday. Pakistan’s bowling attack was too hot to handle for Hong Kong in Dubai as Usman Shinwari finished with 3-19 and Hasan Ali took 2-19, ...

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Kento Momota wins Japan badminton title

TOKYO: Japan’s Kento Momota outgunned Thai rival Khosit Phetpradab 21-14, 21-11 in a one-sided final to capture the Japan Open badminton title on Sunday. The 24-year-old sank to his knees after a towering smash completed a comfortable win, kissing the Japanese badge on his shirt as he took another step ...

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Bangladesh overpowered Sri Lanka by 137 runs

DUBAI: Bangladesh overpowered five-time champions Sri Lanka by 137 runs to provide a dramatic opening to the 14th edition of the Unimoni Asia Cup at the Dubai International stadium. The action began with the packed stadium witnessing one of the world’s finest pacers, Lasith Malinga, taking two wickets in the ...

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