Monday, 23 September 2019

Tag Archives: England

Rain washes out first day of second Ashes Test

LONDON: Jofra Archer received his England Test cap but was still to make his debut as rain saw the first day of Wednesday´s second Ashes match against Australia abandoned without a ball bowled at a soaking wet Lord´s. Chris Jordan, a Sussex team-mate, presented Archer with the cap in England´s pre-match huddle ahead of ...

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Babar Azam scores century as Somerset beat Hampshire

SOUTHAMPTON: Pakistan’s Babar Azam slammed his second Twenty20 century to set up Somerset’s victory against Hampshire in the T20 Blast in England. Babar, the No.1 batsman on the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Rankings, carried his bat for a career-high 102* in 55 balls in Southampton on Friday, 9 August. The milestone ...

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Archer, Leach called up as England drop Moeen

LONDON: All-rounder Moeen Ali has been left out of England’s squad for the second Ashes test against Australia next week after a disappointing display during a crushing defeat in the opener. As expected, fast bowler Jofra Archer was included in the 12 and looks poised to make his test debut ...

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Injured James Anderson ruled out of second Ashes Test

LONDON: James Anderson has been ruled out of the second Ashes Test, with England uncertain when he will be fit to return after injuring his right calf. England’s record wicket-taker broke down after just four overs in the series opener at Edgbaston and did not bowl again as Australia romped ...

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Smith to the rescue in Australia’s Ashes nightmare

BIRMIGHAM: Australia was staring down the barrel of an Ashes horror show before Steve Smith intervened, scoring the most satisfying ton of his career. Australia’s Ashes campaign started in awful fashion as it crumbled to 8/122 on the opening day of the first Test at Edgbaston before Steve Smith came ...

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England name Ashes first Test side

LONDON: World Cup-winner Jofra Archer will have to wait for his Test debut after the fast bowler was left out of the England side named Wednesday for the Ashes opener against Australia at Edgbaston. The Barbados-born quick, who has been struggling with a side injury, was omitted from an original 14-man squad along with ...

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Ponting pinpoints mature Stokes as England’s key Ashes threat

SYDNEY: The new maturity of World Cup hero Ben Stokes poses the biggest threat to Australia’s Ashes bid, said Ricky Ponting, who compared him to Andrew Flintoff as the “real heartbeat” of the England team. Stokes played a crucial role in England’s World Cup triumph, re-establishing himself as a key ...

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England beat Ireland by 143 runs at Lord’s

LONDON: Joe Root, England’s captain, has described the Lord’s pitch as “substandard for a Test match” after seeing his side run through Ireland for 38 on the third morning, securing victory by 143 runs. England had been skittled for 85 themselves on the first day and Root suggested conditions were ...

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