Friday, 22 June 2018

Sports

Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh to reach tri-nation final

DHAKA: Suranga Lakmal led Sri Lankan bowlers on a confidence-boosting rampage to skittle out Bangladesh for 82 on Thursday and guide his side into the final of the Dhaka tri-nation tournament. Openers Upul Tharanga (39) and Danushka Gunathilaka (35) sped to the target 83 in just 11.5 overs to seal ...

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Pakistan beat New Zealand to level T20I series

AUCKLAND: Pakistan has defeated New Zealand by 48 runs in the second Twenty20 against New Zealand at Auckland’s Eden Park on Thursday. The Kiwis never quite settled on the pitch as they lost six of their wickets in quick succession after being set a daunting target of 202 runs. Shadab Khan ...

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India retake the lead in tough conditions

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa and India struggled on a venomous pitch, as day two of the third and final test drew to an intriguing close at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Thursday. Resuming on six for one in response to India’s first-innings total of 187 all out, the Proteas slipped to ...

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Afghanistan U19s demolish New Zealand in quarter-final

OVAL: Afghanistan couldn’t have dreamed of a more satisfying quarter-final. They laid down a marker and sent a message to more fancied opponents that they were not a side to be taken lightly. In doing so, they dismantled the home side, New Zealand, in perhaps the most comprehensive manner imaginable. ...

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Despite court case, Stokes in demand for IPL

LONDON: England’s Ben Stokes could remain the Indian Premier League’s most expensive foreign player despite court proceedings against him when he goes under the hammer at the competition’s glitzy auction this weekend. Stokes , who went for a record $2.16m to Rising Pune Supergiant last year, is among the top ...

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Pakistan beat Proteas to enter U19 World Cup semis

CHRISTCHURCH: A superb display of fast bowling and some composed batting by Ali Zaryab propelled Pakistan to a three-wicket win in an absorbing contest with South Africa at the ICC Under-19 World Cup Super League quarter-finals here on Wednesday. With Pakistan chasing a target of 190 runs, an unbeaten 74 ...

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3rd Test Day1: Indian batsmen flop again vs South Africa

India's batsman Murali Vijay, front, reacts after being dismissed by South Africa's bowler Kagiso Rabada, right, for 8 runs on the first day of the third cricket test match between South Africa and India at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Five-pronged South African pace attack dismisses the visitors for 187 after they were 97 for two at one time JOHANNESBURG: The ball flew around at the Wanderers on Wednesday. Survival was hard as the sphere seamed, bounced and zipped off the green surface. Batting called for technique, heart, and some ...

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World Cup trophy arrives in Sri Lanka to kick off global tour

COLOMBO: The World Cup trophy has arrived in Sri Lanka for the first time as the most coveted prize in global soccer started a 54-country tour ahead of the 2018 tournament in Russia. The trophy arrived late on Tuesday and was unveiled by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil ...

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West Indies to host first standalone Women’s World T20

DUBAI – Antigua & Barbuda, Guyana, and St Lucia will host the Women’s World T20 from November 9 to 24 later this year. This will be the first instance of the Women’s World T20 being played as a standalone event, after the previous six editions were organised alongside the men’s ...

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IPL to begin on April 7

MUMBAI: The 2018 season of the IPL will begin on April 7 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai with the final scheduled for May 27 at the same venue. Defending champions Mumbai Indians will play the tournament opener, and their opponent will be revealed when the IPL releases the match ...

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