Monday, 16 July 2018

Sports

Zaman’s career-best 73 sparks Pakistan to victory over Australia

HARARE: Shaheen Afridi took three wickets as Pakistan completed a clinical 45-run victory over Australia on Thursday in the Twenty20 tri-series in Zimbabwe. Pakistan batted first and opener Fakhar Zaman registered a career-best 73 as they raced to 194 for 7. Then left-arm seamer Afridi starred with three wickets as ...

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‘Hall of Fame’ for Dravid, Ponting and Taylor

NEW DELHI: Former captains Rahul Dravid of India and Australia’s Ricky Ponting have been inducted in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame together with England women’s wicketkeeper-batter Claire Taylor, the world governing body said Monday. Dravid and Ponting both scored more than 10,000 runs in Tests and one-day internationals for ...

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Anderson to test injured shoulder ahead of India series

LONDON: England’s all-time leading wicket taker James Anderson could be in line for a return to the national side for the upcoming five-Test series with India after undergoing rehabilitation on a longstanding shoulder injury. The 35-year-old swing bowler – who has taken 540 wickets in 138 Tests – has been ...

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Penelope becomes Chanel ambassador

 LONDON: Penelope Cruz is the new face of Chanel. The 44-year-old Oscar-winning actress has been chosen to be a Chanel ambassador – joining the likes of Margot Robbie and Kristen Stewart – and is the star of the forthcoming cruise campaign shot by creative director Karl Lagerfeld. The Spanish star ...

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Nadal kills curse of 100 club at Wimbledon as Kvitova crashes

LONDON: World number one Rafael Nadal breezed into the Wimbledon second round Tuesday but fellow two-time champion and title favourite Petra Kvitova crashed out. Nadal cruised to a 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 win over Israel’s Dudi Sela as the Spaniard returned to action for the first time since claiming his 11th ...

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Roach on fire as West Indies dismiss Bangladesh on 43

ANTIGUA: Kemar Roach took five wickets as West Indies demolished Bangladesh for 43, their lowest Test total, on the opening morning of the first Test in Antigua on Wednesday. At lunch at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, West Indies had reached nine without loss. Bangladesh s pitiful performance was also ...

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England through to FIFA World Cup quarter finals

RUSSIA: England is through to the quarterfinals of the World Cup after beating Colombia in a penalty shootout three Lions had gone 12 long years without winning a knockout game at a major tournament but will now face Sweden in Samara on Saturday for a place in the semi-finals. England ...

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ICC chief David Richardson to step down after World Cup

LONDON: International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson will step down from his position once his contract expires after the 2019 World Cup, cricket’s world governing body said. Richardson, who became the first person to hold the position of ICC General Manager – Cricket in 2002, was promoted to ...

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Finch revels in record as Australia smash Zimbabwe

HARARE: Australia captain Aaron Finch revelled in his record-breaking innings against Zimbabwe, saying it was “up there” as one of the best innings he has ever played. Finch powered his way to 172, beating his own world record high score in Twenty20 Internationals. Finch and fellow opener D Arcy Short ...

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ICC announce sanctions for ball tampering, personal abuse

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced tougher sanctions related ball tampering and personal abuse by declaring it a Level three and Level two offence respectively. According to the ICC media release, the maximum sanction for a Level 3 offence has been increased from 8 suspension points to 12 suspension ...

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