Sunday, 15 September 2019

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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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Roy free to play in World Cup final despite umpire outburst

BIRMINGHAM: England star Jason Roy has been cleared to play in Sunday´s World Cup final against New Zealand despite showing dissent at an umpire´s decision while helping the hosts book their place in the showpiece match. The Surrey opener had made 85 to set England well on their way to ...

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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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Afridi: Blackcaps played brilliant game against India: Afridi

BIRMINGHAM: The Cricket World Cup semifinal between New Zealand and India was a stunning game and though I had predicted an England-India final, the Blackcaps did really well to qualify for the final, former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi reacted on social media after New Zealand beat India to enter the ...

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“240 Was Enough To Put Pressure On India,” Kane Williamson

MANCHESTER: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson defended the way they batted against India in the World Cup 2019 semi-final at the Old Trafford which they won by 18 runs to reach the final for the second time in a row. In the rain-hit semi-final played over two days, New Zealand ...

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New Zealand beat India by 18 runs to reach World Cup final

MANCHESTER: New Zealand reached their second World Cup final with a stunning 18-run win over shell-shocked India at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The Black Caps will play hosts England or holders Australia in Sunday s title match at Lord s after pulling off a remarkable triumph against two-time champions India. New Zealand, ...

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Rain forces New Zealand-India semi-final into 2nd day

MANCHESTER: The opening Cricket World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand will be played over two days after rain at Old Trafford prevented the match finishing as scheduled on Tuesday. New Zealand were 211-5 off 46.1 overs when persistent rain worsened sufficiently for the umpires to halt play at ...

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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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Babar Azam admits other teams were better prepared

KARACHI: Pakistan batsman Babar Azam admits other teams were better prepared for the World Cup than the Men in Green. “Unfortunately we couldn’t perform well in the first match because of that,” he said while addressing the media on Tuesday. The star batsman was happy with his side’s performance against the ...

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