Monday, 10 May 2021

Sports

Sachin Tendulkar hails James Anderson

LONDON: Sachin Tendulkar believes England’s seasoned seamer James Anderson is one of the best exponents of reverse swing in modern-day cricket. “Jimmy Anderson was possibly the first bowler who bowled reverse swing also reverse,” Tendulkar said while speaking to West Indies legend Brian Lara on 100 MB app explaining what ...

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I would rate Imran Khan the captain higher than allrounder: Kapil

BIRMINGHAM: The debate over ‘greatest’ tag among the four master allrounders of cricket who plied their trade around the same time – Kapil Dev, Imran Khan, Ian Botham and Richard Hadlee had been an eternal favourite for the game’s lovers. There could never be a definitive solution, but Kapil, the ...

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Windies in charge against England in 1st Test

LONDON: West Indies opened up a 31-run lead over England, with five first innings wickets in hand, as they reached 235 for five at tea on the third day of the first Test on Friday. A 49-run partnership between Roston Chase (27) and Shane Dowrich (30) saw West Indies past ...

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Visitors in command, Holder took a career-best 6-42

LONDON: West Indies captain Jason Holder took a career-best 6-42 and won the first round of his private duel with England allrounder Ben Stokes as the touring side took control of the first test at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday. Holder capitalized on more favorable bowling conditions under overcast skies on Day ...

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Yasir Shah keen to give all-round performance against England

WORCESTER: Pakistani leg-spinner Yasir Shah is keen to give all-round performance against England, where he wants to bowl googlies and also eager to hit a Test century. Yasir said this during a video conference from Worcester, where Pakistan cricket squad is preparing for the Test series. When asked whether he is planning ...

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Asia Cup T20 tournament cancelled: Sourav Ganguly

NEW DELHI: India s cricket chief Sourav Ganguly said the Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament has been called off amid the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which had Pakistan as original hosts, was scheduled for September with the United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka frontrunners to stage the tournament. “Asia Cup has been ...

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Landmark moment for international cricket

LONDON: When the players of England and West Indies walk out on to the lush Ageas Bowl pitch on Wednesday it will be a landmark moment for international cricket after a 117-day hiatus. It will also be a milestone in the career of England s talisman Ben Stokes as he captains ...

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Sri Lanka minister offers ICC evidence to prove Worldcup 2011 was fixed

COLOMBO: The Former sports minister of Sri Lanka, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, has said he has enough credible evidence to prove to International Cricket Council (ICC) that the 2011 Cricket World Cup was fixed. Aluthgamage’s remarks come a day after local police dropped an investigation into the claims, citing a lack of evidence that Sri ...

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Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Mendis arrested over fatal crash

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Mendis was arrested Sunday after his vehicle collided with a cyclist, killing him. The 25-year-old batsman was driving an SUV at Panadura before dawn when the incident happened, police said. Mendis has been named in the 16-player squad for a two-match home Test series ...

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Grant Flower apologises with Younis Khan

MANCHESTER: Former Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower has aplogised for his controversial remarks regarding the Younis Khan. Flower had stated that Younis once held a knife to his throat when he offered him batting advice, during tour of Australia. “I apologise for my remarks regarding Younis Khan,” Flower was quoted ...

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