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Nadal tames Schwartzman to enter 13th French Open final

PARIS: Twelve-time champion Rafael Nadal reached his 13th French Open final on Friday with a 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (7-0) win over Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman, setting up a potential blockbuster title clash against Novak Djokovic. For 34-year-old Nadal, it was a 99th win at Roland Garros since his 2005 debut and ...

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Dwayne Bravo reaches 150 IPL wickets but Chennai lose

DUBAI: Birthday boy Dwayne Bravo reached 150 wickets in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday but his side Chennai Super Kings went down to Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs. The West Indies all-rounder, who turned 37, got to the landmark with his third wicket of Shivam Mavi for nought ...

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Dean Jones farewelled in last lap of empty MCG

MELBOURNE: Former Australia batsman Dean Jones has been farewelled in a poignant final lap of an empty Melbourne Cricket Ground following his sudden death last month. The casket of Jones, who collapsed and died aged 59, was draped in an Australia flag and carried in a white hearse adorned with ...

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Australia Women equal world record for most ODI wins

BRISBANE: That Australia would conclude a domineering home series against New Zealand with their second highest ever ODI total on home shores, on the way to a record-setting 21st consecutive ODI victory, was startling enough. That they would achieve those feats with a 232-run win, without their captain Meg Lanning ...

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Shane Watson includes Shahid Afridi among top five T20 Bowler

LONDON: Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes Pakistani Erstwhile Skipper Shahid Afridi was a perfect Twenty20 bowler and has ranked Boom Boom on Number two in his list of the top five Twenty20 bowlers of all-time. The 39-year-old added Afridi at number two on his list due to his ability to take wickets at a very low economy ...

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ICC forging ahead with World Test Championship despite virus

(AP) Cricket’s global governing body is forging ahead with plans to stage an inaugural World Test Championship final in 2021, despite the disruption caused to the international game by the coronavirus outbreak. The International Cricket Council devised the championship to give some context to dozens of test series taking place ...

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CSK’s Watson, du Plessis Outclass win over KXIP

ABU-DHABI: Chennai’s veteran cricketers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis on Sunday thumped Kings XI Punjab with 10-wicket Indian Premier League win. Watson, aged 39, struck form with an attacking 83 in an unbeaten 181-run opening stand with the 36-year-old du Plessis, who plundered 87. Led by 39-year-old Mahendra Singh ...

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India’s Dhoni becomes most-capped IPL player

DUBAI: India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the most-capped IPL player even as his Chennai Super Kings team – currently bottom of the table – faltered in yet another run chase. The 39-year-old has now played 194 Indian Premier League matches, and overtook on Friday his former India and CSK ...

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David Hemp appointed Pakistan women’s cricket coach

LAHORE: Australia-based David Hemp has been appointed as the head coach of the Pakistan women’s national cricket team following a robust and transparent recruitment process. Hemp, who turns 50 next week, has previously coached the Melbourne Stars’ and Victorian women’s cricket teams in Australia’s Women s Big Bash League between 2015 ...

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