Thursday, 14 December 2017

Sports

Pakistan announce 15-member ODI squad for New Zealand tour

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KARACHI: A 15-member Pakistan ODI squad for the upcoming New Zealand tour has been finalised, reported a private media outlet. With the return of Azhar Ali after an injury that sidelined him over the past few months, Ahmed Shehzad is out of consideration for a place in the ODI squad ...

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Groups, fixtures and what to expect

FIFA World Cup 2018

LONDON: With the 2018 FIFA World Cup due in June, fans across the globe – regardless of whether their country is a part of it or not, just can’t wait for their favourites to showcase their footballing skills in the field. Either it be the shocking qualifiers that witnessed former ...

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New Zealand thrash West Indies in first Test

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WELLINGTON: West Indies crumbled dramatically as New Zealand won the first Test by an innings and 67 runs on day four in Wellington. The Windies lost eight wickets before tea in another disappointing collapse for the Caribbean tourists, who were dismissed for 319 on Monday. West Indies had shown signs ...

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Pujara inspired me to score big runs, says Virat Kohli

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DEHLI: Virat Kohli slammed his sixth double-century on Sunday at Delhi. However, Cheteshwar Pujara is ahead in the race when it comes to piling on big runs. His knack of batting for long hours has been a story since his childhood. He had scored a triple-century during U-14 cricket and a ...

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England lose four wickets as fightback hopes begin to fade

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ADELAIDE: England lost four wickets in the first session on day three as their hopes of salvaging a stalemate began to fade already at the Adelaide Oval. James Vince was caught-behind in the first full over of play, trying to force Josh Hazlewood off the back foot – and then ...

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Kohli one step ahead of Joe Root in terms of fitness: Sarfraz

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LAHORE: Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed recently revealed that Team India captain Virat Kohli was one step ahead of England skipper Joe Root in terms of the fitness level. The ICC Champions Trophy-winning captain said that both of them were outstanding players despite 29-year-old Kohli being one step ahead. When asked ...

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Ashes 2017: Khawaja, Smith put Australia in strong position

SMITH-AUS

ADELAIDE: Usman Khawaja was back in the runs and Steve Smith threatened another big score as Australia recovered from losing both openers on the first day of the second Ashes Test against England in Adelaide on Saturday. Khawaja stepped up from his scratchy batting in Brisbane with a half-century as ...

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Chandimal questions India’s green-track claim

Dinesh Chandimal

KOLKATA: Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal mocked India ‘s claim of preparing green tracks for the ongoing series and said his side was focused only on winning the final Test against the hosts. The visitors trail the three-match series 1-0 after suffering a record innings and 239-run defeat in the ...

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Wagner’s ‘horrible’ seven wicket haul floors West Indies

Neil Wagner

WELLINGTON: Neil Wagner rated his career best seven-wicket haul a “horrible” performance as New Zealand seized the honours on day one of the first Test against the West Indies in Wellington. But as the West Indies licked their wounds after being rolled in the first innings for 134, they believed ...

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