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India set 194 to win first Test against England

EDHBASTON: India were set a target of 194 to win the first Test against England at Edgbaston on Friday with more than two days’ play left in the game. They dismissed England for 180 in their second innings, with fast bowler Ishant Sharma taking three wickets in an over en ...

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Williams, Russell power West Indies over Bangladesh

BASSETERRE: Kesrick Williams’ career-best bowling figures and a hurricane batting cameo by Andre Russell highlighted an efficient effort by the West Indies in defeating Bangladesh by seven wickets in the rain-affected opener of the three-match T20 International series at Warner Park in St Kitts on Tuesday. After off-spinner Ashley Nurse ...

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Virat Kohli ready to trust his instincts against England

BIRMINGHAM: Virat Kohli is ready to trust in his own game as he looks to prove he can score runs in England. The India captain is one of the leading batsmen in world cricket and the 29-year-old may well be an all-time great by the time his career is finished. ...

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More pressure on lone spinner Adil Rashid after Boycott blast

BIRMINGHAM: Adil Rashid faced further pressure ahead of his controversial recall to the England Test side for their series opener against India at Edgbaston when it was announced Tuesday he would be the lone specialist spinner in their XI. The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed that off-spinner Moeen Ali ...

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Sri Lanka look to hit back against upbeat Proteas

DAMBULLA: After being humbled in the first one-day international, Sri Lanka will be eager to level terms in the day-nighter in Dambulla in the second ODI. Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi stuck to an off-stump line on a lively (but not significantly so) pitch, and the Sri Lankan top order ...

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England name team for first India Test

LONDON: Continuing their old practice of announcing their starting XI on the eve of the Test match, England captain Joe Root has officially confirmed their playing XI for the first Test of the five-match series against India, starting on August 1 in Birmingham. Leg-spinner Adil Rashid and pacer Sam Curran ...

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New Zealand declines Pakistan’s invitation for T20 series

WELLINGTON: New Zealand has turned down Pakistan’s invitation to play a bilateral series in the country this year. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairperson Najam Sethi had sent letters to New Zealand Cricket and Cricket Australia, inviting the teams to play three-match T20 series in Pakistan. The Blackcaps will tour the ...

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Tamim leads Bangladesh to series triumph against West Indies

BASSETERRE: Bangladesh held off a late charge from the West Indies to claim a series-clinching 18-run win in the decisive third and final match of their one-day international duel at Warner Park in St Kitts. After Tamim Iqbal’s second hundred of the series and a quickfire unbeaten half-century by Mahmudullah ...

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Sri Lanka bat first against South Africa in 1st ODI

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bat against South Africa in the first one-day international in Dambulla on Sunday. The hosts, upbeat after a 2-0 whitewash of the Proteas in the Test series, included two fast bowlers and two spinners in their starting eleven. ...

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India sweat due to heat and Ashwin fitness

LONDON: India were made to sweat by Essex who reached 237-5 on the second day of their tour match at Chelmsford with their discomfort under sweltering sunshine compounded by fears over the fitness of key spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Virat Kohli’s team, playing their only warm-up match before the Test series ...

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