Wednesday, 21 February 2018


Cook says he deserved the axe – before epic double ton

Alastair Cook cric

MELBOURNE: Alastair Cook said selectors would have been entitled to drop him over his poor form — before his masterful double-century put England in a winning position in the fourth Ashes Test. The unflappable opening batsman crushed Australia’s hopes of sweeping the five-Test series with an unbeaten 244 on Thursday to ...

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Twitter: Shoaib Akhtar is yorked by Yuvraj Singh


MUMBAI: India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has yorked world’s fastest bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Twitter by trolling him over his new look. According to details, the Rawalpindi Express shared his picture on the social network with a caption, “Only hard work can lead you to your dreams.” Akhtar can be seen ...

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Rain puts a dent in fourth Ashes Test with one day to go

Rain puts a dent in fourth Ashes Test with one day to go

MELBOURNE: A grim, grey day in Melbourne and a glum one for the game. It was almost a relief when the clouds that had been hovering over the MCG released their rain upon two sets of cricketers, striving hard but making very little headway. The inhabitants of Melbourne may be ...

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Ex-sumo champion charged over assault scandal

Ex-sumo champion charged

TOKYO: Former sumo grand champion Harumafuji was charged Thursday for a brutal assault on a rival wrestler while out drinking in a scandal that has humiliated Japan’s ancient sport. The Mongolian former “yokozuna”, sumo’s highest rank, however, faced a summary indictment, a spokesman with a local public prosecutor’s office told, ...

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West Indies look to bounce back in favourite format

West Indies

NELSON: Having suffered heavy defeats at the hands of New Zealand in both the Test (2-0) and the One-Day International series (3-0), Windies will be desperately looking to make it count in the first of three Twenty20 Internationals in Nelson Friday. But with a number of big names missing from ...

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Sydney Sixers reeling after Adelaide Strikers loss in Big Bash

Sydney Sixers - Adelaide Strikers - Big Bash

MELBOURNE: The Sydney Sixers fell six runs short of a miraculous run chase on Thursday night as the visiting Adelaide Strikers held their nerve to thrust the home side’s Big Bash campaign into disarray. Chasing 168 for victory, all looked lost for the Sixers as they slumped to 4-58 in the ...

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Cook double affirms England’s dominance

Alastair Cook

MELBOURNE: On the back of Alastair Cook’s record-breaking and still undefeated 244, England have put themselves in a position of strength to not only avoid a whitewash in the Magellan Ashes series but to actively contemplate victory come the final days of the fourth Test. With virtually no prior form ...

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Day-night test ‘unlikely’ in 2019 Ashes: ECB

Day-night test

LONDON: England will be unlikely to stage a day-night Ashes Test match when Australia tour in 2019, England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison said on Wednesday. Harrison said England did not need a pink-ball Test in their home Ashes schedule, although Australia has already staged four day-night ...

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Aqib appointed head coach, Fakhar vice captain of Qalandars


LAHORE: Former bowler Aqib Javed has been named new head coach of Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Lahore Qalandars for the upcoming season, while opener Fakhar Zaman has been appointed vice captain of the team. Aqib replaces Paddy Upton, who was the head coach for the first two seasons of ...

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Lankan fan invited by Kholi to attend wedding reception in Mumbai


MUMBAI: Virat Kholi and Anushka Sharma made a Sri Lankan fans dreams come true, when they  invited Gayan Senanayake to attend their wedding reception  in Mumbai this week. Gayan  has become a regular feature at most Sri Lanka matches and cheers his team irrespective of the situation. Kohli and Anushka Sharma ...

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