Thursday, 16 August 2018

Sports

Woakes, Stokes ruled out of Australia ODIs

FILE PHOTO LONDON: England have confirmed allrounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes will miss the remainder of Australia’s Qantas Tour of the United Kingdom. The pair had been expected to recover from their respective injuries towards the back end of the five-match series, with England currently leading the ODI series ...

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ICC issues ranking for men’s T20 cricket, Pakistan at top

DUBAI: In the latest rankings by the International Cricket Council of Men`s T20, Pakistan top the table with 131 ratings with 3,270 points. The ranking was issued after the Pakistan-Scotland series, reported Radio Pakistan. Australia are in the second position with 126 and India at third position with 123 ratings. ...

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Messi misses penalty as Iceland hold Argentina for famous draw

MOSCOW: Argentina were held to a draw by World Cup debutants Iceland Saturday, with Lionel Messi blowing a gilt-edged opportunity for victory when he missed a penalty. Sergio Aguero scored an eye-catching opener for the two-time world champions in the 19th minute but it was almost immediately cancelled out by ...

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in WC opening match

MOSCOW: Russia kicked off the World Cup today with a crushing 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia. The Russians gave the winning performance in front of the 80,000-capacity Luzhniki crowd, which included President Vladimir Putin and the Saudi crown prince. With Russia beating Saudi Arabia 5-0, they ended their seven-game losing ...

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Sri Lanka skipper Chandimal charged over ball-tampering

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal was charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday over ball-tampering in the second Test against the West Indies in St Lucia. Play started two hours late on Saturday after the Sri Lankans, led by Chandimal, refused to take the field following a ...

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Jayawardene, Muralitharan snub desperate Sri Lanka selectors

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan cricket legends Mahela Jayawardene and Muttiah Muralitharan have rejected a request to provide consultancy services to the struggling national team, saying they had no “trust in the system”. National selectors made a formal request Thursday to hire several former players, including Jayawardene, Muralitharan and Kumar Sangakkara, for ...

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Maria Sharapova, Keys withdraw from Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM: Maria Sharapova and Madison Keys have withdrawn from next week’s Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham as they look to regain full fitness ahead of Wimbledon. Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion, said she needed rest after reaching the French Open quarter-finals. The 31-year-old Russian served a doping ban in 2016 ...

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Afghanistan thrashed by India within two days

BCCI MUMBAI: Afghanistan’s fairy tale entry into Test cricket ended in a bruising defeat inside two days by world number one team India on Friday. India bowled Afghanistan twice in less than a day as they completed a crushing innings and 262 runs win over the outclassed debutants. Cricket has ...

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‘Ruthless’ India will not take Afghans lightly: Rahane

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BANGALORE: Top-ranked India will be “ruthless” and not take Afghanistan lightly when they make their Test debut in Bangalore, skipper Ajinkya Rahane said. It will be a historic moment for Asghar Stanikzai’s team when they step out on Thursday for their maiden five-day outing against the world’s number one Test ...

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Kiwi teenager sets batting record in women’s one-day cricket

INSTAGRAM DUBLIN: New Zealand teenager Amelia Kerr shattered a world batting record in women’s one-day international cricket with a blistering 232 not out against Ireland on Wednesday. Kerr amassed the record total just days after her team’s 490 for four against Ireland set a record for cricket’s highest-ever one-day international ...

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