Thursday, 18 October 2018

Tag Archives: Australia

Australia gives $37-million boost to spending on youth mental health

Australia will spend an extra A$51.8 million ($37 million) on support to young people with mental health issues, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. The announcement comes a week ahead of a crucial by-election for Morrison’s ruling Liberal-National coalition, and the money will go to Headspace, a government youth group that ...

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Ready for decider against Pakistan: Australia’s Starc

MELBOURNE: A well-grassed wicket might have been the last thing Mitchell Starc expected to see after landing in Abu Dhabi but Australia´s pace spearhead was loath to get his hopes up ahead of the second test against Pakistan. The left-armer was made to toil on a typically lifeless pitch in ...

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Azhar Ali admits pressure will be on Pakistan

ABU DHABI: Senior batsman Azhar Ali admitted Pakistan will be under pressure of expectations in the second Test against Australia starting in Abu Dhabi from Tuesday. Pakistan dominated much of the first Test in Dubai but failed to get the last two wickets as Australia finished at 362-8. Set a ...

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Ton-up Khawaja helps Australia draw first Test

DUBAI: Opener Usman Khawaja hit a fighting hundred to foil Pakistan and help Australia escape with a draw in the first Test in Dubai. The left-hander hit a solid 141 for his seventh Test hundred, while skipper Tim Paine (61 not out) and Travis Head (72) also hit half centuries ...

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Abbas’ triple bring Pakistan closer to win against Aussies

DUBAI: Hard-working fast bowler Mohammad Abbas took three wickets in seven balls to bring Pakistan closer to victory in the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday. The right-arm medium pacer dismissed Aaron Finch (49) and the Marsh brothers – Shaun and Mitchell – for ducks as Australia slumped ...

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Debutant Bilal Asif sparks spectacular Australian collapse

DUBAI: Test debutant Bilal Asif snatched six wickets to spark a spectacular Australian collapse from 142-0 to 202 all out and put Pakistan in firm command of the first Test in Dubai on Tuesday. The 33-year-old off-spinner overshadowed his more experienced team-mate Yasir Shah by finishing with 6-36 as his ...

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Australia face tough task after Sohail’s ton

DUBAI: Australia’s openers survived a torrid 13 over spell to finish on 30 without loss after Haris Sohail’s maiden century guided Pakistan to 482 on the second day of the first Test in Dubai on Monday. Usman Khawaja was unbeaten on 17 and debutant Aaron Finch was 13 not out ...

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Ex-Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden fractures spine

Australian cricket legend Matthew Hayden is recovering in hospital after a surfing accident left him with serious neck and spine injuries. The former test match opening batsman was surfing with his son off Stradbroke Island in Queensland on Friday when the accident caused him to fracture a spinal vertebra and ...

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Hafeez helps Pakistan dominate Australia

DUBAI: Opener Mohammad Hafeez celebrated his recall with an impressive century as Pakistan dominated the opening day of the first Test against Australia in Dubai. Pakistan were 255-3 at the close of play, with Haris Sohail unbeaten on 15 and nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas one not out as Australia’s bowlers toiled ...

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Aaron Finch to captain Australia for Pakistan T20s in Dubai

SYDNEY: Aaron Finch was named Australia’s skipper for the upcoming T20 series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, with Mitch Marsh and Alex Carey was chosen as his vice-captains. Finch, who captained Australia in the recent T20s in Zimbabwe, was among five debutants selected for the two-Test series before ...

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