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Tag Archives: England

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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Ireland lead England by 122 after bowling hosts out for 85

MANCHESTER: Andrew Balbirnie top-scored for Ireland with 55 – the only 50 on either side so far in the match – with pacemen Sam Curran, Olly Stone and Stuart Broad taking three wickets apiece for England. There was time for just one more over in the day’s play when Ireland ...

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Vote for Williamson, England’s Stokes tells New Zealanders

LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes says he was flattered to be nominated for New Zealander of the Year but the country’s beaten World Cup cricket captain Kane Williamson should win it. Stokes, 28, was born in New Zealand but moved to England at the age of 12 when his father ...

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Ireland set for landmark Lord’s Test against England

LONDON: Ireland’s march to becoming a fully fledged member of cricket’s elite will reach another important staging post when they play their first Test against England at Lord’s on Wednesday. The Irish men’s side only made their Test debut last year, suffering a final day defeat by Pakistan in Dublin ...

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Mark Wood eyes Ashes role despite injury blow

LONDON: England paceman Mark Wood has set his sights on recovering from injury in time to play a role in the Ashes against Australia. Wood will be out for up to six weeks after suffering a side strain during last Sunday s historic World Cup final victory over New Zealand. The ...

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