Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Sports

Manchester United battle to draw with Arsenal, Liverpool march on

LONDON: Manchester United remain distant spectators in a Premier League title race in which Liverpool continue to chase Manchester City but showed plenty of spirit as they twice equalised in a 2-2 draw with in-form Arsenal at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Liverpool also fell behind but stormed back to beat ...

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Williamson, Nicholls put New Zealand in control

ABU DHABI: New Zealand resumed batting on day five of the third and final Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. On stumps at day four, Kiwis reached 272-4 by close of play as skipper Kane Williamson cracked an unbeaten century as New Zealand took a valuable 198-run lead against Pakistan ...

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Pakistan ace Yasir Shah breaks 82-year-old world record

DUBAI: Pakistan ace Yasir Shah has become the fastest bowler to 200 Test wickets, eclipsing the 82-year-old record of champion Australia leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett. Yasir removed New Zealand nightwatchman and debutant Will Somerville lbw early on day four of the third Test in Abu Dhabi to bring up his 200th ...

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West Indies´ Bravo returns for Bangladesh ODIs

DHAKA: Middle-order batsman Darren Bravo was recalled after more than two years away from ODI cricket as the West Indies named a 15-man squad for their three-match series against Bangladesh. Left-handed Bravo won the last of his 96 one-day international caps against Pakistan in October 2016, but returns after featuring ...

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Kohli falls as Australia strikes put India on ropes

ADELAIDE: Australia grabbed three early wickets, including the prized scalp of star batsman Virat Kohli, to have India on the ropes early on the opening day of the first Test in Adelaide. Batting after Kohli won the toss on a day when temperatures are forecast to hit 39 Celsius (102 ...

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Gautam Gambhir announces retirement

MUMBAI: After 15 years of international cricket for India, World Cup winner Gautam Gambhir has announced his retirement from all formats of cricket – he announced in an emotional Facebook video. Gambhir retires after last playing for the country in 2016 against England in Rajkot. He scored 4154 runs in ...

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IAAF maintain Russia’s athletics ban

MONACO: The governing body of world athletics on Tuesday maintained Russia’s ban from track and field over mass state-backed doping, citing two conditions before the powerhouse can return to international competition. Rune Andersen, head of the IAAF’s taskforce on Russia, said Russian authorities had to grant access to data from ...

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Hafeez announces retirement from Test cricket

LAHORE: All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez announced his retirement from Test cricket during the ongoing third Test between Pakistan and New Zealand in UAE. On his retirement, Hafeez said: “Today, I want to announce my retirement from the Test match format so that I can focus my energies on playing for Pakistan ...

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Bangladesh thumping of West Indies bittersweet for Walsh

DHAKA: Former West Indies bowling great Courtney Walsh has admitted to mixed emotions as his countrymen were routed by Bangladesh – the side he now helps coach, who earned a rare Test series win. Bangladesh swept the series 2-0, with the second Test wrapping up Sunday inside three days as ...

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