Thursday, 17 January 2019

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Cook double affirms England’s dominance

MELBOURNE: On the back of Alastair Cook’s record-breaking and still undefeated 244, England have put themselves in a position of strength to not only avoid a whitewash in the Magellan Ashes series but to actively contemplate victory come the final days of the fourth Test. With virtually no prior form ...

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Day-night test ‘unlikely’ in 2019 Ashes: ECB

LONDON: England will be unlikely to stage a day-night Ashes Test match when Australia tour in 2019, England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison said on Wednesday. Harrison said England did not need a pink-ball Test in their home Ashes schedule, although Australia has already staged four day-night ...

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Alastair Cook, Broad Defy Critics as England Hit Back in Ashes

MELBOURNE: Alastair Cook hit a long-awaited century and Stuart Broad snapped up four wickets as England’s much-maligned old guard finally enjoyed a day to remember in the Ashes series on Wednesday. At 3-0 down after three Tests, the Ashes urn is already lost to Australia but Cook and Broad showed ...

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Boult leads New Zealand to Windies series sweep in rain

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand completed a clean sweep of the West Indies in their one-day series with a commanding 66-run victory in a rain-affected third and final match in Christchurch on Tuesday. With the match reduced to 23-overs-a-side, the West Indies were set a revised target of 166 in reply to ...

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Ashes: Tom Curran to make England Test debut on Boxing Day

MELBOURNE: Surrey pace bowler Tom Curran will make his England Test debut against Australia on Boxing Day. The 22-year-old replaces the injured Craig Overton for the fourth Ashes Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. “He’s a feisty character and he gets the ball to move around a bit,” said England ...

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Australia coach Lehmann to step down in 2019

MELBOURNE: Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann will not seek to renew his contract when his current deal expires at the end of 2019, he said in an interview. Lehmann outlined his plans to Fox Sports, declaring the English summer season in 18 months will be his last hurrah. “That will ...

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England tail ready for more bouncer barrage, says Anderson

MELBOURNE: England fast bowler James Anderson expects Australia to continue peppering the touring tailenders with short-pitched deliveries in the remaining two Ashes tests and says he has no problems with that. Former England captain Michael Atherton has urged umpires to invoke cricket’s laws and protect England’s tailenders from Australia’s relentless ...

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Shadab sparkles at Big-Bash, grabs Player of the Match award

SYDNEY: Pakistan teen sensation Shadab Khan has once again impressed everyone with his spin, despite a one-sided bowling effort at the Big Bash League (BBL). Representing the Brisbane Heat, Khan picked up two wickets early on as he cleaned up the Melbourne Renegades opening pair skipper Aaron Finch and Marcus ...

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AB de Villers eyes successful test return

PORT ELEZBETH: South Africa talisman AB de Villiers has declared himself fit for the challenge of the day-night test ahead of the one-off match against Zimbabwe at St George`s Park from Tuesday. It will be the first test appearance in almost two years for the 33-year-old, who had taken time ...

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