Saturday, 27 November 2021

Cricket

Mendis, Mathews aided by rain in heroic draw

WELLINGTON – Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews remained unbeaten on centuries as rain allowed for just 13 overs of play on the final day at Wellington’s Basin Reserve, drawing the first Test. First wet weather delayed the start of the day’s play on Wednesday, 19 December, by close to ninety ...

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Bangladesh’s Shakib fined for shouting at umpire

Dhaka: Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for shouting at the umpire during Monday’s opening Twenty20 international against West Indies, the International Cricket Council said. Shakib was also handed one demerit point, his second such penalty since the introduction of the system ...

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Mystery spinner stuns at IPL auction

JAIPUR: Little-known Indian mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy hit the jackpot at the Indian Premier League auction Tuesday after he was snared for $1.2 million by Kings XI Punjab. The price tag surprised pundits gathered at Jaipur for the 2019 Twenty20 tournament auction, where the 27-year-old only had a base price ...

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Australia beat India in Perth by 146 runs, level series

PERTH: Australia cleaned up India’s lower order through a barrage of hostile bowling before lunch on the fifth day to secure a series-levelling 146-run victory in the second Test on Tuesday. Having set the tourists a daunting 287 runs to win on a menacing Perth Stadium pitch, Australia dismissed top-ranked ...

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Virat Kohli world’s ‘worst behaved player’, says Naseeruddin Shah

MUMBAI: Days after Virat Kohli provoked a social media storm after telling a critic to leave the country for criticising his batting, Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah has criticised the batsman for his behaviour. Naseeruddin Shah in a post on his Facebook account, said Virat Kohli is the world’s worst behaved ...

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Hope shines as West Indies blitz Bangladesh in first T20

SYLHET:  Shai Hope smashed the third-fastest fifty in international Twenty20 cricket as West Indies cruised to an eight-wicket victory in their series opener with Bangladesh on Monday. Cottrell used the short balls to precision to help his side dismiss Bangladesh for 129 in 19 overs before Hope led the charge with a ...

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Latham double ton gives NZ upper hand against Lanka

WELLINGTON: Tom Latham put any questions about his future in the New Zealand cricket team to bed with a maiden double century as he effectively batted Sri Lanka out of the first Test on the third day at the Basin Reserve on Monday. Latham finished 264 not out – a ...

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SA coach Gibson not worried about Amla’s dip in form

JOHANNESBURG: Ahead of what is expected to be a tough home series against Pakistan, South Africa coach Ottis Gibson has insisted he has no concerns regarding the form of his top order. Hashim Amla, Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram averaged below 15 during South Africa’s last Test series, in Sri ...

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Virat Kohli making us look like schoolboys: Kevin Pietersen

LONDON: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has lavished praise on Indian skipper Virat Kohli who hit another century in Australai in ongoing Perth Test. This was Kohli’s sixth century in Australia. The legendary England cricketer took to Twitter on Sunday to heap praise on the Indian captain for his remarkable ...

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