Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Tag Archives: Australia

Australia ball-tampering bans ‘shocked’ world cricket: Ponting

LONDON: Ricky Ponting believes the lengthy bans given to former Australia captain Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for their roles in March’s ball-tampering scandal in South Africa have been a beneficial “shock” to world cricket. Smith and his deputy Warner were given 12-month bans by Cricket Australia, with ...

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Bowlers must step up during UAE tour against Pakistan: Mitchell Starc

MELBOURNE: Australia’s senior bowlers must step up to help captain Tim Paine lead an inexperienced team during their next tour against Pakistan, pace spearhead Mitchell Starc has said. Australia head to the United Arab Emirates for a Test series slated for October without two of their most experienced campaigners, with ...

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Acting New Zealand PM tells Australia to change its flag

WELLINGTON : New Zealand’s Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters called on neighbouring Australia to change its flag Thursday, saying it had pinched the Kiwi banner’s design and was causing confusion. “We designed it and they borrowed it and if we wanted to clear the matter up they should change their ...

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Sydney targets 10 major sporting events in next decade

SYDNEY: Australia’s most populous state announced ambitious plans Monday to host 10 major sporting events over the next decade, including rugby World Cups and the new ATP tennis World Team Cup. An advisory committee headed by Rod McGeoch, the man who brought the Olympics to Sydney in 2000, has been ...

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Disgraced Australian batsman Warner returns to action in Australia

SYDNEY: Disgraced Australia opening batsman David Warner returned to action on home soil on Saturday and said he was desperate to force his way back into the national side when his ball-tampering suspension ended next year. Warner was handed a 12-month ban from first-class cricket for his role in a ...

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Australia’s Finch sets Surrey record with T20 ton

(AFP) LONDON: Australian batsman Aaron Finch made an unbeaten 131, the highest score by a Surrey batsman in a Twenty20 match, as his side ended Sussex’s unbeaten start to English cricket’s Blast tournament with a 52-run win at Hove. But it might have been a different story for the Australia Twenty20 ...

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Pakistan wins tri-series title against Australia

Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman in action during the final of the tri-series played between Pakistan and Australia in a T20 tri-series which at the Harare Sports Club, July 8 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA

(AFP) HARARE: Opener Fakhar Zaman cracked a career-best 91 to help set up Pakistan s six-wicket win over Australia in the final of the Twenty20 tri-series at Harare Sports Club on Sunday. Zaman shared in a century stand with Shoaib Malik as Pakistan recovered from an early wobble in their pursuit ...

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Glenn Maxwell powers Australia to T20 win over Zimbabwe

HARARE: Glenn Maxwell hit a half-century for Australia as they chased down Zimbabwe’s 151 for nine with a ball to spare in a tightly-contested Twenty-20 match on Friday. Maxwell’s 56 – his first half century since February against England in Hobart – helped ease the pain for an Australian middle ...

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Zaman’s career-best 73 sparks Pakistan to victory over Australia

HARARE: Shaheen Afridi took three wickets as Pakistan completed a clinical 45-run victory over Australia on Thursday in the Twenty20 tri-series in Zimbabwe. Pakistan batted first and opener Fakhar Zaman registered a career-best 73 as they raced to 194 for 7. Then left-arm seamer Afridi starred with three wickets as ...

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Finch revels in record as Australia smash Zimbabwe

HARARE: Australia captain Aaron Finch revelled in his record-breaking innings against Zimbabwe, saying it was “up there” as one of the best innings he has ever played. Finch powered his way to 172, beating his own world record high score in Twenty20 Internationals. Finch and fellow opener D Arcy Short ...

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