Sunday, 22 September 2019

Sports

Archer claims six wickets as England take charge of Ashes finale

LONDON: Jofra Archer took six wickets as England bowled Australia out for 225 to gain the upper hand on the second day of the fifth Ashes Test despite another Steve Smith masterclass. Joe Root’s team are desperate to level the series at 2-2 to end their historic World Cup-winning season ...

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Yuvraj Singh Cleared In Domestic Violence Case

NEW DELHI: Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s name was dragged for ‘malafide’ reasons in the domestic violence case against his brother Zoravar. However, with the matter recently settled after an apology by the accuser, the family said he can now begin to ‘heal’. Yuvraj was named in the domestic violence ...

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Sarfaraz retained as captain; Babar appointed vice-captain

LAHORE: Sarfaraz Ahmed has been retained as Pakistan captain while Babar Azam has been named as vice-captain for three ODI and three T20I home series against Sri Lanka, which will be held from September 27 to October 9. In April 2016, Sarfaraz was appointed Pakistan captain for the T20Is before ...

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Sana Mir named among Asia Game Changer Award honorees

KARACHI: Pakistan woman cricketer Sana Mir has been named among honorees for the annual Asia Game Changer Awards. The award ceremony will take place in New York City on October 24, 2019, where Mir will receive the award along with five other women. Mir led Pakistan women’s team to gold ...

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Buttler rescues England after familiar collapse puts Australia on top

LONDON: Jos Buttler scored a superb half-century to rescue England after Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh’s four wickets provoked a familiar collapse on day one of the fifth Ashes Test. England had taken control of proceedings in south London, moving to 103-1 and 170-3 in the afternoon session thanks to Joe ...

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Wahab Riaz takes indefinite break from Test cricket

LAHORE: Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz has decided to take an indefinite break from red-ball cricket in order to focus on limited-overs formats. He has also withdrawn from the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, just two days before the start of the tournament, where he was set to represent his domestic side Central ...

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Sri Lanka ‘reassessing’ Pakistan tour after security threat

COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan cricket association (SLC) said it was reassessing the security situation in Pakistan after receiving a warning “of a possible terrorist threat” to its team. The team was scheduled to leave for the tour in less than two weeks, but the tour now hinges on a “reassessment ...

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Chris Gayle struck a superb century in the CPL

West Indies’ star opening batsman Chris Gayle struck a superb century in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The left-handed batsman, who plays for Jamaica Tallwahs, played a blistering knock of 116 off just 62 deliveries with the help of seven boundaries and 10 sixes against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. ...

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Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan dislikes Test cricket

DHAKA: Bangladesh cricket chief Nazmul Hassan said Shakib Al Hasan will remain as Test captain despite disliking the format and expressing his reluctance to stay on following this week’s embarrassing defeat to Afghanistan. Nazmul admitted the all-rounder had shown little interest or enthusiasm for the five-day game – an attitude ...

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Mark Taylor backed Steve Smith to captain Australia

SYDNEY: Former skipper Mark Taylor backed Steve Smith to captain Australia again after his incredible Ashes exploits, as support mounts for the 30-year-old to be given a second chance. Smith was banned for 12 months over a brazen attempt to alter the ball with sandpaper under his captaincy in a ...

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