Thursday, 14 November 2019

Tag Archives: England

Ben Stokes and Archer promise bright England Test future

LONDON: Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer promise a glittering Test future for England but Joe Root’s men have work to do if they are to replicate their World Cup success in the five-day game. England’s focus on white-ball cricket paid off handsomely when they became world champions for the first ...

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Australia retain the Ashes but England square series

LONDON: England defeated Australia by 135 runs in the final Ashes Test at The Oval to draw the series 2-2. Australia took an unassailable lead at Old Trafford last week to retain the urn, but were unable to become the first touring side to win the Ashes on these shore ...

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Buttler rescues England after familiar collapse puts Australia on top

LONDON: Jos Buttler scored a superb half-century to rescue England after Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh’s four wickets provoked a familiar collapse on day one of the fifth Ashes Test. England had taken control of proceedings in south London, moving to 103-1 and 170-3 in the afternoon session thanks to Joe ...

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Smith, Labuschagne steady Australia in fourth Ashes Test

MANCHESTER: Australia star Steve Smith looked like he had never been away as he marked his first Test since suffering concussion with a fourth fifty in as many innings against England this Ashes series at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Smith, a shining light for the tourists on a dull day ...

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‘Best and worst day’ now in past, focus on World T20: Guptill

COLOMBO:  New Zealand’s Martin Guptill went through “the best and worst day” of his career during last month’s Cricket World Cup final against England but the opening batsman’s focus has now firmly shifted to the World Twenty20 in Australia next year. Guptill was heavily involved in two pieces of action ...

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Australia deserved to win at Headingley: Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath

LONDON: Australia will take the dramatic loss by one wicket in the third Test at Headingley extremely hard. When you have chances to win the game but do not do it then it is always more difficult to take. Ben Stokes played one of the best innings I have seen ...

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Stokes’ life will change forever, says Ian Botham

LONDON: England’s Ben Stokes has become a “world box-office attraction” with his Ashes heroics in the third test against Australia and his life will never be the same again, former all-rounder Ian Botham has said. All-rounder Stokes’ unbeaten 135 at Headingley on Sunday helped the hosts chase down a record ...

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Jack Leach can´t believe he’s an Ashes hero

LEEDS: Jack Leach put his cult hero status down to looking like a “village cricketer” after his key supporting role enabled Ben Stokes to steer England to a staggering victory in the third Ashes Test. England were 286-9, still needing 73 more runs to reach a victory target of 359 ...

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Superb Stokes steers England to stunning win in Leeds

LEEDS: An extraordinary 135 not out from Ben Stokes earned England an exciting one-wicket victory in the third Ashes Test on Sunday to level the series against Australia at 1-1, with the home side chasing down a record target of 359 in dramatic fashion. Starting the day looking to prevent ...

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