Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Tag Archives: Australia

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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England thrash Australia by 8 wickets to reach World Cup final

BIRMINGHAM: England booked their place in the World Cup final against New Zealand with a dominant eight-wicket win over reigning champions Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday. Jason Roy hit a blistering 85 as England reached a victory target of 224 with a mammoth 107 balls to spare after restricting Australia. Openers ...

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Australia bare souls in barefoot bonding session

BIRMINGHAM: Australia’s cricketers poured their hearts out and shared their Cricket World Cup dreams in a barefoot bonding session at Edgbaston as the champions look to rally in their semi-final clash against England. Rocked by a spate of injuries and a surprise 10-run loss to South Africa, coach Justin Langer, ...

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Samsung in hot water over splashy smartphone ads

Australia’s consumer watchdog has sued Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s Australian unit for allegedly misleading consumers by promoting water-resistant Galaxy smartphones as suitable to use in swimming pools and the surf. The world’s largest smartphone maker did not know or sufficiently test the effects of pool or saltwater exposure on its ...

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Indonesia sends more toxic waste, trash back to US, Europe, Australia

The Batam Customs and Excise Office has warned the importers of 49 containers filled with hazardous waste to follow the government’s order of returning the waste to their countries of origin within 90 days. Office head Susila Brata said the he had sent letters ordering four companies which were responsible ...

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David, Candice Warner welcome their 3rd baby girl

LONDON: Australian batsman David Warner announced on Monday that he has become father for a third time. “We welcomed our newest family member Isla Rose Warner at 10.30 p.m. late last night. @candywarner1 was absolutely amazing. Mum and Bub doing very well and her big sisters are over the moon. ...

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