Root plots Ashes success Down Under after series draw.

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249 total views, 39 views today “England captain Joe Root celebrates after taking the wicket of Australia's Matthew Wade during the fifth Ashes Test. Captain Joe Root put the focus firmly on winning the Ashes in Australia after England levelled their home series on Sunday, saying he was “desperate” to take the team forward. England won at The Oval by 135 runs in the fifth and final Ashes Test to tie the series at 2-2, ending their historic World Cup-winning season on a high.It meant the series finished in a draw for…

Paine proud of Australia despite defeat in fifth Test.

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757 total views, 39 views today “Australia's captain Tim Paine,(C holding the Ashes Urn), said winning the first Test at Edgbaston, where Australia triumphed by 251 runs, had been crucial for his side's confidence. Australia captain Tim Paine said it was mission accomplished even though his team lost the fifth and final Ashes Test against England on Sunday to draw the series 2-2. The tourists came into the match at the Oval seeking their first series victory in England since 2001 but came up short, losing by 135 runs. But Paine said…

Sri Lanka says it has received terror warnings ahead of Pakistan tour.

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2,097 total views, 10 views today “Security was tight when Sri Lanka returned to Lahore for a T20 match in 2017 . Sri Lanka’s cricket board said Wednesday it had received warnings its national team could be the target of a terror attack during an upcoming tour of Pakistan. Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s Office had received “reliable information of a possible terrorist threat” against the national squad ahead of the six-match limited overs tour, the board said. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) stopped short of calling off the tour, but said a reassessment…

Root dropped twice as England make steady start in fifth Ashes Test.

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1,986 total views, 2 views today “England captain Joe Root bats on the first day of the fifth Ashes Test at the Oval. Joe Root was dropped twice as England made a steady start on the opening day of the final Ashes Test at the Oval on Thursday, reaching 86-1 at lunch.Visiting captain Tim Paine asked the home side to bat, hoping his bowlers could take advantage of early overcast conditions in south London but will rue the two bad fumbles. Joe Denly and Rory Burns had to dig deep to keep…

‘Not much interest’ – Bangladesh Test skipper dislikes Tests, says board chief.

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857 total views, no views today “Bangladesh Test captain Shakib Al Hasan has expressed reluctance about staying on in the role. Bangladesh cricket chief Nazmul Hassan said Shakib Al Hasan will remain as Test captain despite disliking the format and expressing his reluctance to stay on following this week’s embarrassing defeat to Afghanistan.Nazmul admitted the all-rounder had shown little interest or enthusiasm for the five-day game an attitude which would not have been helped by Monday’s 224-run loss to Afghanistan in Chittagong.”We have noticed he did not have much interest in…

Langer defends Australia’s Ashes celebrations.

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729 total views, no views today “Justin Langer has defended Australia's Ashes celebrations. Australia coach Justin Langer has defended his players’ boisterous celebrations after retaining the Ashes following claims they mocked England spin bowler Jack Leach. Langer’s side clinched a dramatic fourth Test win over England in the last hour of Sunday’s final session at Old Trafford.The victory gave Australia a 2-1 lead with just one match to play and they marked the occasion with a raucous on-field party.At one stage, Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith was seen wearing and rubbing…

A great loss to the cricket world.

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1,930 total views, 1 views today MARGATE/FL – USA: Chairman of Cricket Council USA Mahammad Qureshi says that the death of former Test legend Abdul Qadir is a great loss to the cricket world. The 63-year-old died of a cardiac arrest in Lahore, his family confirmed on Friday. Qadir played 67 Tests from 1977 to 1990, taking 236 wickets including nine for 56 against England at Lahore in 1987. He also featured in 104 one-day internationals, claiming 132 victims. He was a key member of Pakistan’s team during the 1980s and became…

India’s Mithali Raj retires from T20 cricket

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1,539 total views, no views today “India's top-order batswoman Mithali Raj has amassed 6,720 runs in 203 ODI matches since her international debut in 1999. New Delhi Indian women’s cricket star Mithali Raj on Tuesday announced her retirement from Twenty20 internationals to focus on the one-day World Cup in 2021. The 36-year-old Raj, the highest run-scorer in the women’s international game, made a surprise exit after she had made herself available for selection for the home series against South Africa starting September 24. “After representing India in T20 internationals since 2006,…

Australia’s Smith marks Test comeback with Ashes century

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1,287 total views, no views today “Australia's Steve Smith celebrates making 100 runs on the second day of the fourth Ashes cricket Test match at Old Trafford. Australia star Steve Smith marked his return to international cricket with a third hundred of this Ashes series on Thursday. Smith was 101 not out in an Australia total of 245-5 at lunch on the second day of the fourth Test against England at Old Trafford. Tim Paine, his successor as Australia captain, was unbeaten on nine after winning the toss. But it might…

Australia captain Paine dismisses Archer’s ‘panic’ jibe

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449 total views, 1 views today “Former Australia wicketkeeper Ian Healy (L) chats with Australia captain Tim Paine (R)in the nets during a training session on the eve of the fourth Ashes Test. Manchester (United Kingdom) Australia captain Tim Paine has hit back at suggestions from England fast bowler Jofra Archer that the tourists “panicked” during their extraordinary loss to England in the third Ashes Test at Headingley. Paine’s team were on course for a victory that would have seen Australia retain the Ashes at 2-1 up with two to play only…