Monday, 2 August 2021

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I deserved criticism for Ashes performances, says Broad

LONDON: England’s Stuart Broad has admitted that much of the criticism he received ahead of the team’s fourth Ashes Test was valid. The bowler arrived in Melbourne with just five wickets in the series, but he and double-centurion Alastair Cook went on to belatedly kick-started their Ashes campaigns on day ...

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After Shadab, Yasir Shah excels at Big Bash League

PERTH: Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah made an impression on debut in Australia at the Big Bash League (BBL). The Pakistani, who replaced fellow leggie Shadab Khan at the BBL, claimed two wickets for the Brisbane Heat against the Adelaide Strikers. The Strikers skipper Travis Head was the first to ...

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New Zealand aim series sweep

MOUNT MAUGANUI: New Zealand will aim for its third series win against the Windies as Kane Williamson makes a return to captaincy in the second Twenty20 International on Monday (January 1) in Mount Maunganui. It has been a tiring tour for the Windies with the visitor being swept 2-0 in ...

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Shaniera loves Pakistan cricket team more than Australia

MELBOURNE: The under-19 teams of Pakistan and Australia were on Sunday in action against each other at the Albert Cricket Ground, Melbourne in the 3rd Youth ODI, and Shaniera Akram supported the Green Shirts instead of her home team, Australia. Shaniera, who is married to Pakistan’s legendary cricketer Wasim Akram, ...

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Smith’s Ton Ensures Boxing Day Test Draw

MELBOURNE: Steve Smith again proved the immovable obstacle for England as he posted another century to bat out a draw for Australia in the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne on Saturday, denying the tourists their first win of the series. The Australia skipper stonewalled the English bowling attack to remain ...

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New Sri Lanka cricket coach bans music at training

COLOMBO: New Sri Lanka cricket coach Chandika Hathurusingha pledged to get tough with the under-performing national team – including banning music in training – while demanding “full control” over selection. With the 1996 World Cup winners coming to the end of their worst year in international cricket, Hathurusingha said he ...

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Cook says he deserved the axe – before epic double ton

MELBOURNE: Alastair Cook said selectors would have been entitled to drop him over his poor form — before his masterful double-century put England in a winning position in the fourth Ashes Test. The unflappable opening batsman crushed Australia’s hopes of sweeping the five-Test series with an unbeaten 244 on Thursday to ...

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Rain puts a dent in fourth Ashes Test with one day to go

MELBOURNE: A grim, grey day in Melbourne and a glum one for the game. It was almost a relief when the clouds that had been hovering over the MCG released their rain upon two sets of cricketers, striving hard but making very little headway. The inhabitants of Melbourne may be ...

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West Indies look to bounce back in favourite format

NELSON: Having suffered heavy defeats at the hands of New Zealand in both the Test (2-0) and the One-Day International series (3-0), Windies will be desperately looking to make it count in the first of three Twenty20 Internationals in Nelson Friday. But with a number of big names missing from ...

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Cook double affirms England’s dominance

MELBOURNE: On the back of Alastair Cook’s record-breaking and still undefeated 244, England have put themselves in a position of strength to not only avoid a whitewash in the Magellan Ashes series but to actively contemplate victory come the final days of the fourth Test. With virtually no prior form ...

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