Friday, 24 November 2017


Dhawan, Pujara centuries hurt Sri Lanka in first Test


GALLE: Shikhar Dhawan smashed a career-best 190 on his Test comeback to lead a brilliant Indian batting assault on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday. The left-handed opener struck 31 boundaries in a blazing 168-ball knock and Cheteshwar Pujara joined in with an unbeaten ...

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Quinton de Kock likely to be part of third edition of PSL

Quinton de Kock

KARACHI: South Africa wicketkeeper batsman Quinton de Kock is likely to play the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). According to sources, de Kock is leading Global T20 League franchise Benoni that is owned Peshawar Zalmi’s Javed Afridi, and the South African might sign a contract with Peshawar as ...

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Never considered retiring from Test cricket: Amir


LONDON: Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir has said that he has not considered the option of retiring from Test cricket, and as long as he is young and fit, he will be enthralled to represent Pakistan in the longer format of the game. The 25-year-old told in an interview ...

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Cricket: Bangladesh’s ‘Fizz’ on target for Australia, says Walsh

Mustafizur Rahman

DHAKA: Bangladesh pace bowling hope Mustafizur Rahman is on track to return to form when Australia visit next month, fast bowling coach Courtney Walsh said. The 21-year-old, known as “Fizz”, created a sensation with 26 wickets in his first nine one-day internationals. He burst onto the international scene in 2015 ...

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WC heroine Anya Shrubsole lives out Lord’s dream

Anya Shrubsole

LONDON: Anya Shrubsole said her match-winning display in England’s Women’s World Cup final win over India at Lord’s on Sunday was proof that dreams can come true. The 25-year-old pace bowler turned the match on its head with a spell of five wickets for 11 runs late on as England ...

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Shastri on mission to keep India at Number 1

Ravi Shastri

GALLE: New India coach Ravi Shastri will Wednesday look to prove his team remains the world’s best Test side when they take on Sri Lanka in the first of three matches. Shastri, who took over the demanding role after Anil Kumble’s acrimonious exit last month, has backed India to continue ...

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Nawaz is sincere with country, Imran must have patience: Afridi

PESHAWAR: Former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi has urged Imran Khan to be patient and not to play ‘T20 match in politics’. During an interview, the hard hitter batsman stated that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman should be patient. “If he remains patient, he will get what he wants and should not ...

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Asian Bradman Zaheer Abbas turns 70


LONDON: Asian Bradman Zaheer Abbas turned 70 on Monday, was born July 24, 1947 in Sialkot. One of Pakistan’s most stylish, elegant batsman with timing and precision as his strengths mainly, and a high bat lift, Abbas made his Test debut for Pakistan in October 1969 against New Zealand at ...

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Worcestershire’s Whiteley hits six sixes in an over


LONDON: Worcestershire´s Ross Whiteley hit six sixes in an over on Sunday to join a select group who´ve performed the feat in senior cricket. Whiteley struck Yorkshire left-arm spinner Karl Carver for six sixes – a total of 36 runs – during the 16th over of Worcestershire´s innings in an ...

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Boxer Amir Khan gets back in the ring in Bolton

Amir Khan and members at Premier Community Boxing Centre during an open day

BOLTON: A Team of family and friends have shown fighting spirit to mark two successful years running a unique venture. Boxing gym and community centre Premier was opened in Tonge Moor in 2015 and has been going from strength to strength. On Wednesday the hub for both young and old ...

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