Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Tag Archives: England

Smith’s Ton Ensures Boxing Day Test Draw

Smith ton ensures Test draw

MELBOURNE: Steve Smith again proved the immovable obstacle for England as he posted another century to bat out a draw for Australia in the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne on Saturday, denying the tourists their first win of the series. The Australia skipper stonewalled the English bowling attack to remain ...

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Cook double affirms England’s dominance

Alastair Cook

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

Day-night test

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

Tom Curran

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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England tail ready for more bouncer barrage, says Anderson

James 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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Stokes cuts short New Zealand stay to return to England

Stokes cuts short New Zealand stay to return to England

LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes has ended his brief New Zealand cameo and is returning to the England “for family reasons”, Canterbury cricket officials confirmed Saturday. Stokes has been playing for Canterbury, his New Zealand birth province, for the past month while waiting to learn if he would be cleared ...

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Paine, Starc may miss Boxing Day Ashes Test

Paine, Starc may miss Boxing Day Ashes Test

MELBOURNE: Wicketkeeper Tim Paine has joined pace spearhead Mitchell Starc as a doubt for Australia in the Boxing Day Test against England in Melbourne. Starc hobbled through Melbourne airport on crutches cushioning a bruised heel but was not yet ready to concede defeat. “It won’t be my choice,” he told ...

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Cricket-Broad not up to it, Cook has scars, says Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson

PERTH: Nathan Lyon’s wish to see the end of some England careers after another Ashes whitewash could easily come true if the tourists’ struggling senior players fail to lift quickly, former Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson has said. Johnson captured 37 wickets in the 5-0 sweep of Alastair Cook’s England in ...

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British Police disrupt Christmas terror plot

British Police

SHEFFIELD: A Christmas terror attack has been prevented following the arrest of four suspects in dawn raids. Armed officers and the bomb squad stormed addresses in northern England yesterday, as investigators feared a gang of suspected Islamist extremists had assembled an explosive. The men, aged between 22 and 41, were ...

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