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Category: Sports

Kevin Pietersen: Surrey re-sign ex-England batsman for T20 Blast

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Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has re-signed for Surrey to play in this summer’s T20 Blast competition. The 36-year-old will play his first game against Essex at The Oval on 19 July and...

India v Australia: Ravichandran Ashwin leads home side to dramatic win to level Test series

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India bowled Australia out for 112 in Bangalore to win a dramatic second Test by 75 runs and level the series at 1-1. The hosts resumed their second innings on 213-4 and added 25 before wickets...

Matthew Renshaw & Shaun Marsh help Australia stay on top in India

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Shaun Marsh helped Australia build a 48-run lead as they continued to control the second Test in India. The tourists started the day at 40-0 but lost David Warner and skipper Steve Smith as India...

West Indies v England: Joe Root and Chris Woakes steer England to victory

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England survived a mid-innings wobble to beat West Indies by four wickets in the second one-day international and win the series with a match to spare. Liam Plunkett took 3-32 as West Indies, despite...

West Indies v England: Ben Stokes says he has grown up before ODI series

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England all-rounder Ben Stokes says he has grown up as his side prepare to start their one-day series against West Indies in Antigua on Friday. Stokes, 25, was ruled out of the 2014 World Twenty20...

Dubai Championships: Andy Murray beats Philipp Kohlschreiber to reach semi-finals

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Andy Murray saved seven match points in a 31-minute second-set tie-break before beating Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Dubai Championships quarter-finals. The world number one needed eight set points...

Pakistan Super League: Luke Wright pulls out of final in Lahore, citing safety fears

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England all-rounder Luke Wright has pulled out of the Pakistan Super League final in Lahore, citing safety fears. Dubai and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates have been the venues for every match so...

Manchester City cruised into the FA Cup quarter-finals

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Manchester City cruised into the FA Cup quarter-finals after fighting back to beat much-changed Championship promotion hopefuls Huddersfield in their fifth-round replay. After a 0-0 draw in the...

Mohamed Diame and Ayoze Perez scored in the last 10 minutes as Newcastle came from behind to snatch a dramatic victory at Brighton and move back to the top of the Championship

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Mohamed Diame and Ayoze Perez scored in the last 10 minutes as Newcastle came from behind to snatch a dramatic victory at Brighton and move back to the top of the Championship. The Seagulls looked...

Farid El Alagui’s header was enough for Ayr United to beat Raith Rovers

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Farid El Alagui’s header was enough for Ayr United to beat Raith Rovers, who were forced to play midfielder Ryan Stevenson as a goalkeeper. Stevenson had to start in goal because Raith’s...

James Faulkner: Australia block all-rounder’s Lancashire move because of injury

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Australia all-rounder James Faulkner has been refused permission to play for Lancashire this summer by his country because of an ongoing knee injury. The 26-year-old had re-signed for the Red Rose...

England in West Indies 2017: Eoin Morgan stars in warm-up win

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Captain Eoin Morgan top-scored with 95 as England warmed up for their three-match one-day series in the West Indies with a 117-run win over a Vice Chancellor’s XI. After being asked to bat...

Virender Sehwag: Former India cricketer ‘trolls’ student

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Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag is being accused of trolling a student on Twitter. Gurmehar Kaur has been receiving threats and abuse after her campaign against a right-wing student union....

Marlon Samuels: Derbyshire withdraw interest in West Indies all-rounder

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Derbyshire say they are no longer interested in signing West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels, after making initial contact with the player. Samuels has played 71 Tests and 238 limited-overs...

England in West Indies 2017: Eoin Morgan stars in warm-up win

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Captain Eoin Morgan top-scored with 95 as England warmed up for their three-match one-day series in the West Indies with a 117-run win over a Vice Chancellor’s XI. After being asked to bat...

New Zealand: Ross Taylor becomes country’s leading ODI centurion

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Ross Taylor became New Zealand’s leading one-day international centurion as the Black Caps beat South Africa by six runs in Christchurch. Taylor, 32, registered his 17th ODI century with an...

Kieran Powell: West Indies recall opener for England one-day series

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Opener Kieran Powell has been recalled to the West Indies squad for the forthcoming one-day series against England in the Caribbean. The 26-year-old’s last ODI was against England in March...

Kevin Pietersen says IPL auction is a ‘slap in Test cricket’s face’

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Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen says Monday’s auction for the Indian Premier League Twenty20 competition was “another slap in Test cricket’s face”. England duo Ben...

Indian cricketer Mohit Ahlawat scores T20 triple hundred

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Indian cricketer Mohit Ahlawat hit an extraordinary 72-ball triple century in a local Twenty20 match in Delhi. The 21-year-old hit 39 sixes, including five off the final over, as he posted a round...

Joe Root is ‘obvious candidate’ for England captaincy says James Anderson

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Joe Root is the “obvious candidate” to be named as England Test captain – but the role must not affect his batting, says pace bowler James Anderson. Batsman Root is the favourite to...

Alastair Cook had toughest ride as skipper – Jonathan Agnew

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Alastair Cook never had it easy. He’s had the toughest ride of all recent England captains. As England’s highest Test run-scorer he has always been admired for his batting, but there have...

Cameroon came from behind to beat Egypt 2-1 and seal a fifth Africa Cup of Nations in a thrilling, edgy final

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Substitute Vincent Aboubakar swept in the winner two minutes from time, flicking the ball over defender Ali Gabr and thumping it home. Nicolas Nkoulou had earlier equalised for Cameroon, rising...

Jaffna District Girls win National level Basket Ball championship

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The Jaffna District Girls’ Team has won the senior Championship in the Basket Ball series held by the Sri Lanka Basket Ball Federation. This series was held at a national level. In the final match...

Trevor Bayliss: India defeat shows England must learn to play spin

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England need to work on how they play spin bowling after their tour of India ended in a crushing Twenty20 defeat, says head coach Trevor Bayliss. England lost eight wickets for eight runs in 19 balls...

India v England: Yuzvendra Chahal and MS Dhoni seal T20 series

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England lost their last eight wickets for eight runs as India powered to a 75-run win in the third Twenty20 in Bangalore to take the series 2-1. Chasing 203, England were 117-2 with eight overs to go...

IPL 2017: Ben Stokes tipped to land mega deal by Yuvraj Singh

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England’s Ben Stokes could earn “millions” when he enters the Indian Premier League auction, according to India’s Yuvraj Singh. The auction for the 20-over franchise...

Eoin Morgan: Poor umpiring decision cost England in second T20 in India

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Captain Eoin Morgan felt a poor umpiring decision in the final over cost England victory over India in their second Twenty20 international. Joe Root was given out lbw to the first ball of Jasprit...

Andre Russell: West Indies all-rounder given one-year anti-doping whereabouts ban

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West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has been given a one-year ban for failing to make his whereabouts known to anti-doping testers. The 28-year-old Jamaican failed to file his whereabouts on three...

Eoin Morgan: Poor umpiring decision cost England in second T20 in India

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Captain Eoin Morgan felt a poor umpiring decision in the final over cost England victory over India in their second Twenty20 international. Joe Root was given out lbw to the first ball of Jasprit...

India v England: Jasprit Bumrah’s superb final over levels Twenty20 series at 1-1

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Jasprit Bumrah bowled a brilliant final over to give India a thrilling five-run win over England in the second Twenty20 international to level the series. With England needing eight to win in Nagpur,...

Stuart Law: West Indies appoint ex-Australia batsman as coach

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West Indies have appointed former Australia batsman Stuart Law as their new coach on a two-year contract. The 48-year-old will work under new director of cricket Jimmy Adams and chairman of selectors...

India v England: Eoin Morgan, Joe Root and bowlers seal T20 win in Kanpur

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An impressive England bowling display laid the foundation for a comfortable seven-wicket victory over India in the first Twenty20 international. Expertly varying pace and length, England restricted...

Joe Mennie: Big Bash bowler fractures skull when struck by ball during nets

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Australia bowler Joe Mennie suffered a small fracture to his skull and a minor bleed on his brain when he was struck by a ball during a net session. The Sydney Sixers player was hit by a straight...

India v England: Trevor Bayliss says tourists’ bowling ‘a little disappointing’

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England’s bowling during their one-day international series defeat in India was “a little disappointing”, says coach Trevor Bayliss. The tourists won the final game to lose the...

Big Bash League: Mitchell Johnson stars as Perth Scorchers reach BBL final

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Mitchell Johnson took three wickets for just three runs as Perth Scorchers beat Melbourne Stars by seven wickets to reach the Big Bash League final. Johnson, 35, dismissed openers Rob Quiney and Luke...

India v England: Trevor Bayliss says tourists’ bowling ‘a little disappointing’

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England’s bowling during their one-day international series defeat in India was “a little disappointing”, says coach Trevor Bayliss. The tourists won the final game to lose the...

India v England: Ben Stokes stars at Eden Gardens

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England held on to win the third one-day international against India by five runs as Ben Stokes found redemption at Eden Gardens. Stokes, hit for four successive sixes in Kolkata in the World T20...

India v England: Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni seal series in Cuttack

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Brilliant centuries from Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni gave India a series-clinching 15-run win over England in a thrilling second one-day international. India were reduced to 25-3 in Cuttack before...

Dean Elgar: Somerset sign South Africa opener as overseas player

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Somerset have signed South Africa opener Dean Elgar as their overseas player for 2017. The 29-year-old left-hander, who has previously played for Surrey, has hit six centuries in 32 Test matches and...

Mohamed Aboutrika: Egypt adds ex-footballer to terror list

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Egypt has added ex-football star Mohamed Aboutrika to a terror list for his alleged links with the banned Muslim Brotherhood, his lawyer says. Mr Aboutrika is accused of financially supporting the...

India v England: Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav lead stunning chase

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A Virat Kohli masterclass helped India complete the highest successful chase in a one-day international against England and seal a three-wicket win. Chasing 351, India were reduced to 63-4 in Pune...

India v England: Virat Kohli thought Eoin Morgan’s side would ‘panic’

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India captain Virat Kohli says he thought England would “panic” during his side’s chase of 351 to win the first one-day international in Pune. India had slipped to 63-4 but were put...

West Indies appoint Jimmy Adams as director of cricket

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Former Test batsman Jimmy Adams has been appointed as West Indies’ new director of cricket. Adams, 49, stood down from his position as head coach of Kent in October, after spending five seasons...

India A v England: Tourists start confidently with warm-up victory

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Sam Billings’ 93 from 85 balls helped England to a three-wicket victory over India A, in MS Dhoni’s final game as captain of an Indian team. Dhoni has stood down before the one-day series...

India v England: Joe Root available for first ODI after birth of son

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England batsman Joe Root will be available for Sunday’s first one-day international against India in Pune following the birth of his son. The 26-year-old remained in the United Kingdom when the...

India v England: Eoin Morgan’s family affected by criticism

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England one-day captain Eoin Morgan says his family were affected by the criticism he received for missing the tour of Bangladesh over security fears. The 30-year-old has returned to lead England in...

India v England: Kohli named limited-overs captain

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Virat Kohli has been named as India limited-overs captain for their upcoming series against England. Test captain Kohli, 28, takes charge for the three one-day internationals, starting on 15 January,...

Australia v Pakistan: Home side complete series whitewash with third Test victory

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Australia completed a 3-0 series whitewash over Pakistan with a 220-run victory in the third Test at Sydney. Resuming on 55 for one, the tourists needed to bat out day five to save the Test but they...

Hampshire: Kyle Abbott and Rilee Rossouw quit South Africa to sign Kolpak deals

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South Africa pair Kyle Abbott and Rilee Rossouw have quit international cricket to sign Kolpak deals with Hampshire. Right-arm seamer Abbott, 29, returns to the county he played for as an overseas...

South Africa v Sri Lanka: Kagiso Rabada stars as hosts seal series

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Kagiso Rabada claimed match figures of 10-92 as South Africa sealed a series victory over Sri Lanka with a 282-run win in the second Test in Cape Town. With Sri Lanka resuming on day four at 130-4,...