Sunday, 18 November 2018

Sports

Chandimal looks to put England in a spin at Galle

LONDON: Skipper Dinesh Chandimal yesterday said Sri Lanka’s spinners are ready to fire in the first Test against England in Galle as the hosts eye a winning farewell for the retiring Rangana Herath. Sri Lanka, who went down to the tourists 3-1 in the five one-day internationals and also lost ...

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England taking no chances with injured Bairstow

GALLE: England’s Jonny Bairstow is out of the first Test against Sri Lanka as he recovers after injuring himself playing football, coach Trevor Bayliss said. The wicketkeeper-batsman hurt his ankle playing football in a training session and missed the last two games of the five-match ODI series, which England won ...

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Mickey Arthur demands apology from Mohsin Khan

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket team’s head coach Mickey Arthur has demanded an unconditional apology from newly appointed chairman of Cricket Committee Mohsin Khan for his unsavoury remarks in the media. According to a newspaper, Arthur has made it clear that unless former Test opener Mohsin apologises for his alleged remarks about ...

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Babar Azam smashes Kohli’s record in T20I

DUBAI: Babar Azam has overtaken Virat Kohli’s record to become the fastest batsman to score 1,000 runs in T20. Azam achieved the feat during Pakistan’s match against New Zealand in Dubai. He has scored 1,000 runs in 26 innings. Fastest to 1⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣T20I runs. @babarazam258 smashes the record 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/cdalHjvwbW — ...

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Pakistan Whitewashes Kiwis in T20 Series

DUBAI: Babar Azam and Hafeez played key roles as Pakistan completed their second consecutive series sweep after trouncing New Zealand by 47 runs in the final T20I of the three-match series – after the 3-0 win over Australia – in Dubai on Sunday. Once half-centuries from Hafeez and Babar took ...

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India win first T20I against West Indies

KOLKATA: India ended a four-match winless run against the West Indies with a five-wicket victory that came on the back of debutant Krunal Pandya’s flourish and Dinesh Karthik’s poise on Sunday. Wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav (3/13) led the Indian bowlers’ fine show to restrict West Indies to 109 for eight ...

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South Africa thrash ‘careless’ Australia by six wickets

ADELAIDE: South Africa hammered a careless Australia by six wickets in the first one-day international in Perth on Sunday, with a Dale Steyn-led pace onslaught exposing their batting frailties. Set 153 to win, Proteas’ openers Quinton de Kock (47) and Reeza Hendricks (44) helped secure victory with 124 balls to ...

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Justin Langer calls ball-tampering an ‘international problem’

MELBOURNE: Australia coach Justin Langer has called ball-tampering an “international problem”, ESPN Cricinfo reported. “My honest view is, it’s an international problem,” he said during an interview on Fox Cricket. “I can’t for a single second understand how we took sandpaper out on to the field, that doesn’t make any ...

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South Africa pledge not to taunt Australia over tampering

PERTH: South Africa promised not to wind up Australia over ball-tampering Sunday when they meet for the first time since this year’s ill-fated Test series, when a cheating scandal plunged Australian cricket into disgrace. The three-game, one-day series is a chance for Australia to move on from a miserable eight ...

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Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch retain titles at WWE Evolution

LONDON: Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch retained their respective women’s championship titles at WWE Evolution. Rousey defended her WWE Raw Women’s Championship against Nikki Bella by making her submit to the armbar. Lynch defeated Charlotte Flair in the Last Woman Standing match to retain her WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship title. ...

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