Saturday, 27 November 2021

Sports

Indian spinners hurt England’s chase in 2nd Test

VISAKHAPATNAM: Late strikes by Indian spinners jolted England after skipper Alastair Cook’s dogged half-century gave the visitors hope on the fourth day of the second Test in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. Chasing a mammoth 405 for victory, England were precariously placed at 87 for two at stumps, with Joe Root batting on ...

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Inzamam hints at Hafeez’s comeback after batting collapses

KARACHI: Pakistan chief selector Inzamamul Haq on Saturday said that veteran batsman M Hafeez might be brought back into the team if the need be. “We can bring Hafeez back into the team if we need him,” said the 46-year-old while talking to media in Karachi. Pakistan is currently on a ...

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New Zealand beat Pakistan by 8 wickets in first Test

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand beat Pakistan by eight wickets in the first Test at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Sunday to snap a four-Test losing streak. Set 105 to win in their second innings, New Zealand reached their target after lunch on the fourth day of the low-scoring match with debutant ...

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Colin De Grandhomme, Raval make it New Zealand’s day

Colin de Grandhomme scythes through Azhar Ali’s defense to pick up his first Test wicket, New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Christchurch, 2nd day, November 18, 2016 CHRISTCHURCH: It was a tale of two debutants on a fascinating day of Test cricket where ball dominated the bat. Although the final ...

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Cook to remain England test skipper, says Strauss

VISAKHAPATNAM: Director of England cricket Andrew Strauss expects Alastair Cook to carry on as the test captain well into the summer of 2017, saying the 31-year-old is comfortable with the responsibility. Cook triggered speculation about his captaincy when he told the Cricketer magazine that he did not know “how much ...

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Huddleston, Bates help New Zealand seal World Cup berth

Holly Huddleston paved the way for New Zealand’s entry into the Women’s World Cup with 4 for 20 NELSON: New Zealand women’s bowling prowess came to the fore with right-arm medium pacer Holly Huddleston taking 4 for 20 before half-centuries from Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine studded their seven-wicket win ...

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PCB asks Misbah to continue as skipper for Australia tour

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked long-serving Test captain, Misbah-ul-Haq to lead the national team till the tour of Australia after which it would look into appointing his successor. According to a reliable source in the board, Misbah was asked to continue as captain until the series in ...

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Nurse, Holder help WI defend 227 for bonus-point win

Nuwan Kulasekara said Sri Lanka’s batsmen are not used to facing bowlers with the height and bounce of Jason Holder HARARE: West Indies’ bowlers, led by Jason Holder and Ashley Nurse, defended 227 on a deteriorating pitch to register a bonus-point win here on Wednesday, their first against Sri Lanka ...

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Wayne Rooney apologises for drunkenly gatecrashing wedding

LONDON: England captain Wayne Rooney “unreservedly” apologised on Wednesday to interim manager Gareth Southgate and Football Association (FA) technical director Dan Ashworth after the publication of embarrassing photographs at the squad’s hotel. Rooney started England’s 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over arch-rivals Scotland at Wembley on Friday, a match in which ...

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Williamson keen on following attacking blueprint

CHRISTCHURCH:  The pitch is a vivid green, and the forecast is for rain, but bury caution, Kane Williamson said; “freedom” is his call to action with the bat. The reasoning is simple: it is what has worked for New Zealand at home, in the past. Thrashed in India, and beaten ...

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