Thursday, 22 August 2019

Tag Archives: Australia

Australia to send warship and Defence Force to Middle East to support US

MELBOURNE: Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the move this morning, saying it was in support of US-led efforts to keep the Strait of Hormuz open for shipping. Mr Morrison said recent disruption to shipping in the region was a threat to Australia’s national interests. Australia has been considering joining the ...

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Ashes has kept Test cricket alive: Sourav Ganguly

NEW DELHI: Former Indian skipper seems to be mighty impressed with the standard of cricket being played in the ongoing Ashes Test series between England and Australia which has so far seen nervy battle between the arch-rivals. After an emphatic 251-run win for Australia in the Ashes opener in Edgbaston, ...

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Ashes second Test set for thrilling end

LONDON: The second Ashes Test is poised for a thrilling conclusion after a memorable fourth day in which the fast bowlers of England and Australia illuminated Lord’s. In a ferocious spell in which he touched 96mph, England debutant Jofra Archer struck Steve Smith on the neck and forced the world’s ...

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Smith to the rescue in Australia’s Ashes nightmare

BIRMIGHAM: Australia was staring down the barrel of an Ashes horror show before Steve Smith intervened, scoring the most satisfying ton of his career. Australia’s Ashes campaign started in awful fashion as it crumbled to 8/122 on the opening day of the first Test at Edgbaston before Steve Smith came ...

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Ponting pinpoints mature Stokes as England’s key Ashes threat

SYDNEY: The new maturity of World Cup hero Ben Stokes poses the biggest threat to Australia’s Ashes bid, said Ricky Ponting, who compared him to Andrew Flintoff as the “real heartbeat” of the England team. Stokes played a crucial role in England’s World Cup triumph, re-establishing himself as a key ...

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50 years old message in a bottle found In Australia

SYDNEY: An Australian boy who discovered a message in a bottle on a remote beach may have a new penpal after the Englishman who dropped it from an Australia-bound ship 50 years ago was tracked down. But Jyah Elliott, aged nine, may have to wait some time as the message’s ...

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Australian banks begin lowering mortgage stress test rates

SYDNEY: Westpac Banking Corp and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group are starting to lower the interest rate they use to stress test customers’ loan applications, a move expected to help stabilise house prices. The banks are the first two of the Big Four lenders dominating Australia’s banking system to ...

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Steve Waugh picks England as favorite to lift World Cup

LONDON: Former Australian cricketer and 1999 World Cup hero Steve Waugh on Friday (July 12) chose England against New Zealand to lift the coveted trophy, saying the hosts are in red-hot form in ICC World Cup 2019. Neither England nor New Zealand has won the World Cup before and Sunday’s ...

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Andrew Strauss emotional after England reach World Cup final

BIRMINGHAM: Former England director of cricket Andrew Strauss was overcome with emotion after the team he helped build “obliterated” Australia to reach the World Cup final on Thursday. England booked their first World Cup final appearance for 27 years with an eight-wicket rout of holders Australia at Edgbaston. Eoin Morgan’s ...

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