Thursday, 16 August 2018

Tag Archives: England

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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Virat Kohli dedicates stunning century to his wife

LONDON: After hitting his maiden century in England, Kohli showed a lovely gesture towards his wife Anushka Sharma by kissing his wedding ring while she was present in the stands to cheer him. The Indian skipper made everyone go aww! with his celebration after he smashed a century against England ...

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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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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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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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England will have slight edge: Dale Steyn

LONDON: Dale Steyn has played five Test matches in England, all in the months of July and August and took 23 wickets at 31.65. South Africa either won or drew these matches in 2008 and 2012. Past his prime now, Steyn has also represented Warwickshire and Essex in 13 County ...

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Adil Rashid ‘surprised’ by England recall for India opener

EDGBASTON: Adil Rashid admitted even he was “kind of surprised” by his dramatic recall to England’s Test squad for next week’s series opener against India at Edgbaston. But angry Yorkshire chief executive Mark Arthur said he hoped England “knew what they are doing”. Rashid was included in a 13-man squad ...

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Adil Rashid could get England call to face India

LEEDS: Leg-spinner Adil Rashid could earn an England Test recall to face India if he changes his mind over red-ball cricket, coach Trevor Bayliss said Thursday, with the slow bowler likely to prove a key weapon on wickets baked dry by the country’s ongoing heatwave. The 30-year-old has not played ...

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England’s Smith, Ghana’s Mensah seek world boxing crowns

LAS VEGAS: Former world champion Liam Smith of England and unbeaten top-ranked contender Rafael Mensah of Ghana each attempt to dethrone undefeated world boxing champions in a Saturday card at Las Vegas. Smith, 26-1-1 with 14 knockouts, fights outside Europe for only the second time in his Vegas debut when ...

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