Australia complete England’s Ashes misery with innings victory

Australia complete England’s Ashes misery with innings victory

SYDNEY: Australia romped to an innings and 123-run victory over England after dismissing the tourists for 180 on the final day of the fifth Test on Monday to complete a 4-0 Ashes triumph that fell short of a whitewash but was little less emphatic. England captain Joe Root raced from...

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Arsenal knocked out of FA Cup by Nottingham Forest

Arsenal knocked out of FA Cup by Nottingham Forest

LONDON:  FA Cup holders Arsenal were sensationally dumped out of the competition by Nottingham Forest on Sunday, joining Leeds United as big-name casualties on a day of shocks. Elsewhere, West Ham stayed alive with a goalless draw at Shrewsbury and Tottenham scored three goals in eight second-half minutes to see off...

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Ajmal urges bowlers to improve in second ODI

Ajmal urges bowlers to improve in second ODI

KARACHI: Former spin maestro Saeed Ajmal has called on Pakistan’s bowlers to deliver the goods going into the second ODI against New Zealand after they conceded more than 300 runs in the first game. The Men in Green ultimately lost that game at Wellington by 61 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method...

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4 cricketers arrested in India-held Kashmir for playing Pakistani national anthem before match

4 cricketers arrested in India-held Kashmir for playing Pakistani national anthem before match

Police in India-held Kashmir on Sunday arrested four cricketers for playing the Pakistani national anthem before the start of a cricket match in Bandipora district, Times of India reported. The two teams that participated in the cricket match on January 4 were booked and four players were arrested for honouring...

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Azhar, Fakhar hit tons in crushing win for Pakistan

Azhar, Fakhar hit tons in crushing win for Pakistan

NELSON: Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali both scored centuries as Pakistan cruised to a 120-run victory over New Zealand XI in their one-day tour match at the Saxton Oval here on Wednesday. The left-handed Fakhar pounded 106 from 84 balls and Azhar made 104 from 105 balls in a 206-run...

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Lack of local heroes makes PSL franchises look strangers

Lack of local heroes makes PSL franchises look strangers

LAHORE: Almost all six Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises aren’t in a mood to give maximum representation to players belonging to their respective cities. And apart from a few, the 20-22 inductees in each franchise are mostly cricketers from other regions/cities plus the mandatory quota of overseas stars. For example,...

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England withdraw Stokes from ODI squad

England withdraw Stokes from ODI squad

LONDON: Suspended England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been withdrawn from the squad for this month’s five-match One-day International series against Australia and was replaced by batsman Dawid Malan, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Monday. Stokes, who was provisionally named in England’s squad, is awaiting a decision...

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BCB revokes Sabbir’s contract

BCB revokes Sabbir’s contract

DHAKA: Bangladesh bat­s­man Sabbir Rahman has had his central contract revoked by the national board for assaulting a young cricket fan who taunted him during a match last month. The 26-year-old was also slapped with a six-month ban from the domestic game and a fine of two million taka ($24,000)...

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Klavan late show lifts Liverpool; struggling Stoke lose again

Klavan late show lifts Liverpool; struggling Stoke lose again

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool scored a goal in the fourth minute of injury time to beat Burnley 2-1 away in the Premier League, while Mark Hughes’ job as Stoke City manager was looking increasingly fragile after the team’s loss at home to Newcastle United on Monday. Ragnar Klavan headed home the winning...

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