Sunday, 23 April 2017

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Mohali Test: Jadeja pushes India closer to victory

MOHALI: India closed in on a comprehensive victory in Mohali as England lurched to lunch on 156 for 7, a lead of just 22. Ravindra Jadeja’s outstanding match continued as he claimed two of the wickets, including Joe Root for a defiant 78, and India will have thoughts of completing ...

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New Zealand clean sweep Pakistan with Hamilton win

Man of the Match Tim Southee is hugged by Neil Wagner as he leads New Zealand off the field, New Zealand v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Hamilton, 5th day. HAMILTON: New Zealand won the second and final Test against Pakistan by 138 runs, clean sweeping the tourists 2-0. After putting up ...

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T20 Asia Cup: Pakistan Women make it two wins out of two matches

BANGKOK: A half-century by Javeria Khan led Pakistan Women to an eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka Women in the fourth match of the Women’s T20 Asia Cup at the Asian Institute of Technology Ground in Bangkok yesterday. Electing to bat first, Sri Lanka Women were restricted to 112-8 as Nahida ...

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Faf du Plessis is South Africa’s hero, Australia’s villain

South Africa’s captain Faf du Plessis (L) is presented with the Test series trophy against Australia by former South African cricketer Kepler Wessels. SYDNEY: That South Africa coach Russell Domingo was forced to field a question about the captaincy of his side in the wake of the Adelaide day-night Test ...

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Ashwin fifty gives India edge after England fightback

R Ashwin punches through the off side, India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 3rd day MOHALI: Ravichandran Ashwin hit an attacking half-century to give India the edge after England’s bowlers dented the hosts with quick wickets on day two of the third Test in Mohali. India were 271 for six ...

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Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe to one-day trophy

BULAWAYO: Sri Lanka capped a productive month of cricket in Zimbabwe by lifting the triangular series trophy on Sunday, beating the hosts by six wickets in the final. Having comfortably beaten Zimbabwe in both Tests in Harare at the start of November, Sri Lanka added another trophy to their haul ...

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Sanchez double keeps Arsenal in title hunt

LONDON: Arsenal closed the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea as Alexis Sanchez bragged a brace in a 3-1 win over Bournemouth. Arsene Wenger’s side are within three points of top spot after Chile forward Sanchez struck in each half at the Emirates Stadium to take his goal tally for ...

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Waseem successfully defends WBC Silver flyweight title

SEOUL: World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver flyweight champion Muhammad Waseem defeated Philippines’ Giemel Magramo in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday to successfully defend his title. The Quetta-born boxer outplayed Magreamo in a tough 12-round fight and won by a 3-0 unanimous decision. Magreamo was undefeated in his previous 17 bouts ...

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New players free of scars: Smith

ADELAIDE: Australia’s captain Steven Smith believes his dramatically changed team has found a way forward in their first Test since coming together, a rousing 7-wicket win over South Africa in which the Usman Khawaja and Matt Renshaw played key roles. Australia’s captain Steven Smith said it helped that three new ...

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Pakistan strike twice before rain halts Test

HAMILTON: New Zealand reached 77-2 against Pakistan before rain forced day one of the second and final Test to be abandoned after just 21 overs in Hamilton on Friday. The players took lunch 15 minutes early as the skies opened, with Jeet Raval on 35 and Ross Taylor on 29 ...

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