Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Sports

Rohit wants Dhoni to bat at number four in T20s

Rohit Sharma - Dhoni

NEW DELHI: India captain Rohit Sharma said that the team management feels veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni will excel at the No.4 batting position after the wicketkeeper stroked an unbeaten 39 during 93-run win over Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 International. Dhoni blasted 39 off just 22 deliveries with the ...

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Sri Lanka have to show some fight: Tharanga

Upul Tharanga

Sri Lanka suffered their worst defeat in T20Is after India crushed them by 93 runs in the series opener and senior batsman Upul Tharanga said the team must show some fight in the remaining matches of the tour. Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl on a dew-laden ...

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Pakistani cricketers not stranded in Uganda: Ajmal

Saeed Ajmal

KAMPALA: Pakistani cricketers are ‘safe and happy’ in Uganda despite reports claiming the cricketers are stranded , spin maestro Saeed Ajmal said in a video message. Ajmal is part of a Pakistani contingent currently in the East African nation, where a Twenty20 league they were supposed to participate in was ...

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Olympian says she was paid to stay silent over sexual abuse

McKayla Maroney

Olympic medallist McKayla Maroney has alleged that USA Gymnastics paid her to sign a non-disclosure financial settlement to remain silent over the sexual abuse she suffered by team doctor Larry Nassar. In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday against the governing body, Maroney’s attorney, John Manly, called the confidentiality agreement “hypocritical, ...

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Junaid Khan out of NZ tour with stress fracture

junaid khan

KARACHI:  Fast bowler Junaid Khan has been ruled out for four weeks due to a stress fracture of the foot, a setback for the Pakistan team ahead of their limited-overs tour to New Zealand. Pakistan opener Azhar Ali and middle-order batsman Mohammad Hafeez have both passed their fitness tests and ...

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Big Bash: Brisbane Heat defeat Melbourne Stars

Brisbane Heat defeat Melbourne Stars

GABBA: The Brisbane Heat have opened their BBL07 campaign in style with a big win against the Melbourne Stars in front of a rowdy 27,433 crowd at the Gabba. Alex Ross and Joe Burns did the damage with the bat as both tallied half centuries while it was youngster Shadab ...

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Cricket-Broad not up to it, Cook has scars, says Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson

PERTH: Nathan Lyon’s wish to see the end of some England careers after another Ashes whitewash could easily come true if the tourists’ struggling senior players fail to lift quickly, former Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson has said. Johnson captured 37 wickets in the 5-0 sweep of Alastair Cook’s England in ...

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New Zealand beats West Indies by 5 wickets in first ODI

nz-wi

CHRISTCHURCH:  Doug Bracewell took Chris Gayle’s wicket with his first delivery for New Zealand in 16 months, helping the home side to a five-wicket win over the West Indies on Wednesday in the first of three one-day matches. Man-of-the-match Bracewell ended a lengthy exile from international cricket by dismissing Gayle ...

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