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Ali’s turbo century hands England massive win

BRISTOL: Moeen Ali said his six-laden ODI century against West Indies at Bristol was simply a matter of deciding to “press the button and play a few shots”. Ali struck England’s second-fastest ODI hundred off just 53 balls, with his second fifty coming in a world record 12 deliveries. His ...

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Ali’s rapid ton powers England to 369 against West Indies

BRISTOL: Moeen Ali’s blazing century powered England to an imposing total of 369 for nine in the third one-day international against West Indies at Bristol on Sunday. The Worcestershire all-rounder sprinted to his hundred off 53 balls, with nearly half of his runs coming via eight sixes, before he fell ...

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Rain wipes out England, Windies second ODI

NOTTINGHAM:  Rain wiped out all but 10 minutes of England’s second Royal London Series match which ended in a no-result against West Indies at Trent Bridge. Eoin Morgan’s side were 21-0 when the players went off Jonny Bairstow, fresh from his maiden ODI century in England’s seven-wicket win at Old ...

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Bairstow to open for England as West Indies big guns return

MANCHESTER: The concept of the points-based “Super Series”, trialled last summer to add over-arching context to the sport’s three different formats, was quietly put into mothballs ahead of this season. But had it still been in existence, we’d have been geared up for an improbably thrilling climax to the second ...

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Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drink-driving

MANCHESTER: Former England captain Wayne Rooney has been banned from driving for two years after pleading guilty to drink-driving.  The Everton and former Manchester United star was also ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order. The 31-year-old was stopped by police on ...

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England Ashes spots up for grabs: Ian Botham

SYDNEY: Test legend Sir Ian Botham says there are “two or three” spots up for grabs in England’s Test squad for this summer’s Magellan Ashes. England’s Test outfit will head to Australia full of confidence after beating South Africa 3-1 and West Indies 2-1 at home this season, but there ...

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West Indies win toss, bat in deciding Lord’s Test

LONDON: West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and elected to bat against England in the third and deciding Test at Lord’s on Thursday. Holder’s decision gave James Anderson an early chance to grab the three wickets he needs to become the first England bowler, and only the sixth ...

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ECB announces dates for India, Pakistan, Australia series

LONDON: The England and Wales Cricket Board, on Tuesday (September 5), announced the schedule for the 2018 English summer, which includes seven Tests, nine One-Day Internationals and four T20Is across four series against India, Pakistan, Australia and Scotland. England will start the home summer with the first of the scheduled ...

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Third Test to decide Windies-England

LONDON: The fight is on and Lord’s has become a do-or-die venue for England and the West Indies. The home team was expected to wrap up the three-Test series against much-maligned West Indies last week at Headingley, but in an astonishing turnaround the visitors levelled the series at 1-1 in ...

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Trying to help Pakistan is important for cricket: Paul Collingwood

LONDON: There are lots of reasons why I’m looking forward to playing in the World XI T20 tour of Lahore. Hopefully this can be a significant step in helping Pakistan host international fixtures again after eight years of playing in other countries, including their home series in the United Arab ...

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