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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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Britain, Australia accuse Russian spies of global cyber attacks

LONDON: Britain and Australia accused Russian military intelligence of conducting a campaign of cyber attacks targeting political institutions, businesses, media and sport bodies around the world. Operatives from Russia’s GRU arm carried out various “reckless and indiscriminate” high-profile online attacks, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said in a statement. Many ...

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Australia central bank holds rates with inflation soft

SYDNEY: Australia’s central bank held interest rates at a record low on Tuesday even as the economy grows strongly, with officials taking into account soft inflation figures and weak wages growth. The cash rate has been unchanged at 1.50 percent since the Reserve Bank of Australia last cut it in ...

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Pakistan recalls Hafeez for Australia Tests

KARACHI: Pakistan’s national selection committee Monday recalled former opener Mohammad Hafeez for the two-match Test series against Australia to reinforce its batting following a failed Asia Cup campaign. The 37-year-old was not part of the original 17-member squad announced last week, but after Pakistan suffered losses at the hands of ...

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Amir dropped for Australia Tests

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has dropped struggling pacer Mohammad Amir from the 17-member Test squad for the two-match Test series against Australia starting in United Arab Emirates (UAE) next month. Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has said the team was selected keeping in mind the conditions in the UAE, where Pakistan ...

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Australia scared of Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah

DUBAI: Surviving the wiles of Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah is Australia’s “number one plan” in the upcoming test series in the United Arab Emirates, fast bowler Peter Siddle has said. Yasir played a key role in Australia’s unravelling during the last UAE tour in 2014, when the legspinner took 12 ...

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Australia’s Peter Handscomb hurting after Test axing

SYDNEY: Test discard Peter Handscomb says he is hurting after being axed from Australia’s squad to play Pakistan next month, but has heeded the message that he must score more runs. The middle-order batsmen was sacrificed after form deserted him, with selectors opting instead for uncapped pair Travis Head and ...

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