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India’s Shastri under fire after England series defeat

Posted by on 13/09/2018
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India’s Shastri under fire after England series defeat

India’s Shastri under fire after England series defeat

Massive clash with arch-rivals Pakistan next week NEW DELHI: India coach Ravi Shastri has come under fire for his side’s humiliating 4-1 Test series loss to England-a second consecutive away defeat for the world’s top-ranked side. The thrashing in England, following the loss in South Africa earlier this year, piles pressure on Shastri ahead of […]

Buttler puts England in command of India finale

Posted by on 08/09/2018
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Buttler puts England in command of India finale

Buttler puts England in command of India finale

India are 174-6 at the close with a deficit of 158 runs LONDON: India were 174 for six in reply to England’s first-innings 332, a deficit of 158 runs, at stumps on the second day of the fifth Test at the Oval yesterday. Test debutant Hanuma Vihari was 25 not out, with Ravindra Jadeja unbeaten […]

Gooch leads tributes to ‘England’s rock’ Cook

Posted by on 03/09/2018
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Gooch leads tributes to ‘England’s rock’ Cook

Gooch leads tributes to ‘England’s rock’ Cook

LONDON: Graham Gooch hailed Alastair Cook as the “rock of England’s batting” after his protege announced yesterday he would retire from international cricket following this week’s fifth Test against India at The Oval. Gooch has been a key figure in guiding his fellow Essex and England opening batsman since the earliest days of the 33-year-old […]

Ali bowls England to series-clinching 60-run win over India in fourth Test

Posted by on 02/09/2018
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Ali bowls England to series-clinching 60-run win over India in fourth Test

Ali bowls England to series-clinching 60-run win over India in fourth Test

India, set 245 to win, were dismissed for 184 SOUTHAMPTON: Moeen Ali bowled England to a series-clinching 60-run win in the fourth Test against India at Southampton yesterday. Victory, achieved with more than a day to spare, left England an unassailable 3-1 up in the five-match series against India, the world’s number one ranked Test […]

ICC wants footage from new Al Jazeera graft documentary

Posted by on 28/08/2018
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ICC wants footage from new Al Jazeera graft documentary

ICC wants footage from new Al Jazeera graft documentary

SYDNEY: The Al Jazeera TV news channel is planning a follow-up documentary about alleged corruption in cricket, Australian and global cricket chiefs revealed yesterday, appealing for access to unedited footage to properly investigate the claims. The Qatar-based broadcaster made a series of spot-fixing allegations in a first documentary entitled “Cricket’s Match-Fixers” earlier this year involving […]

India 124-2, lead England by 292 at second day

Posted by on 19/08/2018
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India 124-2, lead England by 292 at second day

India 124-2, lead England by 292 at second day

NOTTINGHAM: India were 124 for two in their second innings, a lead of 292 runs, at stumps on the second day of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge yesterday. Cheteshwar Pujara was 33 not out and Virat Kohli, the India captain, eight not out. Earlier, England were dismissed for 161 in reply to […]

India mourns cricket ‘renaissance man’ Ajit Wadekar Sir

Posted by on 16/08/2018
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India mourns cricket ‘renaissance man’ Ajit Wadekar Sir

India mourns cricket ‘renaissance man’ Ajit Wadekar Sir

‘Sad moment for Indian cricket to lose one of its most successful captains’ MUMBAI: Indian cricket heroes yesterday paid tribute to Ajit Wadekar, who led the country to their first series triumphs in England and the West Indies, following his death at the age of 77. “He will always be remembered as the ‘renaissance man’ […]

Cleared Ben Stokes fuels fiery debate about his future

Posted by on 15/08/2018
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Cleared Ben Stokes fuels fiery debate about his future

Cleared Ben Stokes fuels fiery debate about his future

‘There are clauses in an England cricketer’s contract’ LONDON: England star Ben Stokes may have been cleared of affray but former cricket luminaries while agreeing his behaviour was well below that expected of a man seen by many as a role model are divided as to whether he should face further punishment. The 27-year-old New […]

Joe Root growing into England captaincy role

Posted by on 09/08/2018
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Joe Root growing into England captaincy role

Joe Root growing into England captaincy role

England to be without Ben Stokes at Lords LONDON: Joe Root believes he is adjusting to the demands of being England’s captain in Test cricket after more than a year and 17 matches in charge. Root will look to back-up last week’s 31-run win at Edgbaston by leading England to another victory when they face […]

Bangladesh seal T20 series with 19-run victory over West Indies

Posted by on 06/08/2018
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Bangladesh seal T20 series with 19-run victory over West Indies

Bangladesh seal T20 series with 19-run victory over West Indies

Russell smashes 47 off just 21 deliveries LAUDERHILL: Bangladesh withstood a withering assault from Andre Russell to complete a series-clinching 19-run victory on the DLS Method over the West Indies in the rain-affected deciding final fixture of their three-match T20 International Series on Sunday. Russell smashed 47 off just 21 deliveries with six towering sixes […]

England cricketer Stokes lost control in a street brawl

Posted by on 06/08/2018
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England cricketer Stokes lost control in a street brawl

England cricketer Stokes lost control in a street brawl

BRISTOL: England cricketer Ben Stokes lost his self-control and knocked two men unconscious in a street fight last September, a court heard yesterday as his trial for affray began. Stokes, acting in “revenge, retaliation or punishment”, was involved in a “sustained episode of significant violence”, prosecutor Nicholas Corsellis told a jury at Bristol Crown Court […]

Curran treble lifts England as India reel in the first Test

Posted by on 02/08/2018
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Curran treble lifts England as India reel in the first Test

Curran treble lifts England as India reel in the first Test

Root laughs off Kohli’s run out send-off BIRMINGHAM: England’s Sam Curran took three wickets in quick succession as India suffered a dramatic top-order collapse in the first Test at Edgbaston yesterday. Curran’s treble strike reduced India to 76 for three at lunch on the second day, a deficit of 211 runs after England made 287 […]