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Tag Archives: Ashes

Yearender 2019: Stokes and Smith shine in eventful year

LONDON: Ben Stokes starred as England won the World Cup for the first time before producing one of the most memorable innings in Ashes history as Australia’s Steve Smith enjoyed a successful return to the international stage after the ‘sandpaper’ ball-tampering scandal. But they were not the lone standout performers ...

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Ponting warns Australia of Babar’s threat

SYDNEY: Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has lauded Babar Azam as Pakistan’s danger man ahead of the upcoming Test series beginning Thursday. Babar is the No.3 ranked batsman in ODI’s as well as being the No1 T20 batsman, however, despite his modest career Test batting average of 35.28, Ponting is ...

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Gomez sets Red Carpet ablaze with her latest ensemble

LONDON: The 27-year-old star dressed to impress at the ACLU SoCal Annual Bill of Rights dinner on Sunday night at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel, wearing a spicy orange outfit that can only be described as a Phoenix rising through the ashes.   View this post on Instagram   ...

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Sarah Taylor retires from international cricket over anxiety issues

LONDON : World Cup-winning England wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor has announced her retirement from international cricket because of an ongoing battle with anxiety. Taylor s 6,533 runs in 226 appearances across all formats places her second on England s all-time list, while she is widely regarded as one of the best ...

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Australia having a ‘mare’ with Ashes DRS calls

MANCHESTER: Australia captain Tim Paine admitted he was having “a mare” after twice failing to review umpiring decisions in the fifth Ashes Test even though the challenges would have brought wickets. England, seeking to level the series at 2-2, are firmly in control of the final Test with two days ...

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Australia retain the Ashes but England square series

LONDON: England defeated Australia by 135 runs in the final Ashes Test at The Oval to draw the series 2-2. Australia took an unassailable lead at Old Trafford last week to retain the urn, but were unable to become the first touring side to win the Ashes on these shore ...

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Buttler rescues England after familiar collapse puts Australia on top

LONDON: Jos Buttler scored a superb half-century to rescue England after Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh’s four wickets provoked a familiar collapse on day one of the fifth Ashes Test. England had taken control of proceedings in south London, moving to 103-1 and 170-3 in the afternoon session thanks to Joe ...

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Mark Taylor backed Steve Smith to captain Australia

SYDNEY: Former skipper Mark Taylor backed Steve Smith to captain Australia again after his incredible Ashes exploits, as support mounts for the 30-year-old to be given a second chance. Smith was banned for 12 months over a brazen attempt to alter the ball with sandpaper under his captaincy in a ...

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Rain washes out first day of second Ashes Test

LONDON: Jofra Archer received his England Test cap but was still to make his debut as rain saw the first day of Wednesday´s second Ashes match against Australia abandoned without a ball bowled at a soaking wet Lord´s. Chris Jordan, a Sussex team-mate, presented Archer with the cap in England´s pre-match huddle ahead of ...

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Injured James Anderson ruled out of second Ashes Test

LONDON: James Anderson has been ruled out of the second Ashes Test, with England uncertain when he will be fit to return after injuring his right calf. England’s record wicket-taker broke down after just four overs in the series opener at Edgbaston and did not bowl again as Australia romped ...

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