Monday, 16 July 2018

Sports

Anuskha joins husband Virat for MS Dhoni’s birthday bash

MUMBAI: A doting wife and top Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma joined her better half Virat Kohli for the birthday celebrations of former Indian Cricket Team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in England. Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli and the team is currently in England for the Twenty-20 International (T20I) series. ...

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Fakhar Zaman moves to 2nd place in the T20 rankings

(AP) DUBAI: Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman moved to second place in the Twenty20 rankings for batsmen following his solid performance in the tri-series in Zimbabwe. Zaman made three half centuries in his previous five games. Australia’s Twenty20 captain Aaron Finch climbed three spots to top the T20 batsmen’s rankings. India’s Lokesh ...

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Pakistan wins tri-series title against Australia

Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman in action during the final of the tri-series played between Pakistan and Australia in a T20 tri-series which at the Harare Sports Club, July 8 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA

(AFP) HARARE: Opener Fakhar Zaman cracked a career-best 91 to help set up Pakistan s six-wicket win over Australia in the final of the Twenty20 tri-series at Harare Sports Club on Sunday. Zaman shared in a century stand with Shoaib Malik as Pakistan recovered from an early wobble in their pursuit ...

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Alex Hales leads England to dramatic win over India

(Reuters) Alex Hales made an unbeaten 58 to lead England to a thrilling five-wicket victory over India on Friday that levelled the Twenty20 series at 1-1. The hosts needed 12 runs off the final over, and man-of-the-match Hales blasted the first ball for six to bring up his fifty before ...

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England beat Sweden to reach FIFA World Cup semis

(AP Photo/Francisco Seco) SAMARA: An impressive England advanced to their first World Cup semi-final for 28 years on Saturday after headers by Harry Maguire and Dele Alli gave them a deserved 2-0 last-eight victory over a disappointing Sweden. Centre back Maguire connected with an Ashley Young corner to score his first ...

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Russia try to keep World Cup dream alive after miracle win

MOSCOW: Russia will try to keep their unlikely dream alive on Saturday when the host nation face Croatia in their first World Cup quarter-final since 1970. It has been an enchanted summer for the world´s largest nation as it hosts the biggest event in sport. Russia´s once-hapless team have suddenly ...

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Windies leave Bangladesh facing innings defeat

AFP ANTIGUA: Bangladesh were sliding towards a massive innings defeat after the West Indies completely dominated the second day of the first Test match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday. After Kraigg Brathwaite’s seventh Test hundred anchored the West Indies first innings total of 406 to ...

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England’s chance to prove wristspin no nemesis

CARDIFF: It is hot and dry, the pitches are flat and there will be lots of spin awaiting England. Add to this a huge Indian contingent that will be cheering their team at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. If there was any doubt before, there is none now – the main ...

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Glenn Maxwell powers Australia to T20 win over Zimbabwe

HARARE: Glenn Maxwell hit a half-century for Australia as they chased down Zimbabwe’s 151 for nine with a ball to spare in a tightly-contested Twenty-20 match on Friday. Maxwell’s 56 – his first half century since February against England in Hobart – helped ease the pain for an Australian middle ...

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