Monday, 10 May 2021

Sports

Kiwis win big as Conway, Ish Sodhi star

HAMILTON-Devon Conway’s stunning 92* followed by Ish Sodhi’s 4/28 helped New Zealand to a comprehensive 66-run win in the opening T20I against Bangladesh in Hamilton. Tim Southee, who was leading the side in Kane Williamson’s absence won the toss and opted to bat first – a decision that was proven right by a ...

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Younis Khan gives team ‘lessons in fishing’

JOHANNESBURG – Pakistani batting coach Younis Khan is not only good at giving batting-related instructions to the Pakistani cricket squad but is also an “expert” when it comes to fishing. In a video uploaded to Instagram by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Khan could be seen giving coaching lessons in ...

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Batting great Sachin Tendulkar contracts Covid-19

LONDON – India batting great Sachin Tendulkar said on Saturday he has contracted the novel coronavirus and has mild symptoms as infections continued to surge in the world’s second-most populated country. Tendulkar, who will turn 48 next month, retired from the professional game in 2013 after notching a still unmatched ...

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Conway, Mitchell guide New Zealand to Bangladesh ODI series sweep

WELLINGTON – Maiden centuries for Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell set up a crushing 164-run win for New Zealand in the third One-day International at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Friday, giving the hosts a series clean sweep. Conway blasted 126 from 110 balls and Mitchell finished on 100 ...

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Bairstow, Stokes star as England chase 337 against India

PUNE: Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes launched a six-hitting feast as England chased down 337 against India in a series-levelling win in the second One-day International. Bairstow (124) and Stokes (99) put on 175 for the second wicket and smashed 17 sixes between them as England romped home in 43.3 ...

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Pakistan, India cricket series ‘on the cards’

LAHORE – A Pakistan-India cricket series is “on the cards” and a final decision regarding it is expected to be taken during an upcoming International Cricket Council meeting, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Wednesday. According to a report published in Arab News, the two Asian cricketing giants have ...

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West Indies to host England in five T20Is, three tests in 2022

LONDON – West Indies will host England in five Twenty20 internationals and three test matches in 2022 in an expanded schedule of their International Cricket Council (ICC) Future Tours Programme, the cricket boards of both teams said on Wednesday. England were originally scheduled to play three T20s, and two tests ...

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Bangladesh blunders gift New Zealand ODI series win

CHRISTCHURCH – New Zealand secured a series-clinching five-wicket win in the second one-day international against Bangladesh Tuesday after a string of fielding errors dashed the tourists’ hopes of victory. Black Caps skipper Tom Latham scored an unbeaten 110 after being dropped twice with New Zealand chasing 272 at Christchurch’s Hagley ...

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Heroic Holder takes five as West Indies dominate day one

NORTH SOUND – A five-wicket haul from Jason Holder put the West Indies on top at stumps on day one of the opening Test against Sri Lanka. Sent out to bat after losing the toss, Sri Lanka were knocked over for 169, losing five wickets in the final session of the ...

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