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Buttler takes England to series win over Australia

SYDNEY: England won the five-match ODI series against Australia as they won the fifth game of the series at Sydney by 16 runs. LIVE UPDATES AUSTRALIA INNINGS Australia fall 16 runs short at the SCG and England seal victory in the ODI series with two games still to play: #AUSvENG — (@CricketAus)…

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Cricket: Impressive England beat Australia in second ODI

Brisbane: England turned in an impressive all-round team performance to beat Australia by four wickets in the second one-day international at the Gabba on Friday. After restricting Australia to 270 for nine from their 50 overs, the English cruised past the total with 5.4 overs to spare. “I thought our bowlers were exceptional,” England captain…

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Finch makes second century as Australia reach 270 versus England

BRISBANE: Australian opener Aaron Finch scored his second consecutive one-day international century to help his team to 270 for nine in the second ODI against England at the Gabba on Friday. Finch blasted 106 from 114 balls, including nine fours and a six, to follow the 107 he made at the MCG on Sunday. The…

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Cricket: Stokes court date clashes with T20 return

London: Ben Stokes’s return to international cricket could be further delayed as he faces having to be in court the day he was due to play a T20 match in New Zealand, police revealed on Thursday. The talismanic 26-year-old has been included in the squad to play a triangular T20 tournament being co-hosted by Australia…

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Under-19 World Cup: England thump Bangladesh to reach quarter finals

QUEENSTOWN: England defeated Bangladesh on Thursday to qualify for the quarter finals of the Under-19 World Cup, Samaa reported. A century by skipper Harry Brook helped England qualify for the last-eight stage of the competition. Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first. However, the decision which did not go in the team’s favour…

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Cricket: England’s Stokes charged with affray – prosecutors

London: England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been charged with affray by prosecutors regarding his alleged involvement in an incident outside a nightclub in September, prosecutors announced Monday. The confrontation left a man with a fractured eye socket and saw Stokes suspended from international cricket until “further notice” by the England and Wales Cricket Board, meaning…

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England, Bangladesh register wins in Under-19 World Cup

LINCOLN/QUEENSTOWN: England defeated Namibia and Bangladesh beat Canada in their respective Under-19 World Cup fixtures on Monday, Samaa reported. England beat Namibia by eight wickets at Queenstown. Batting first, Namibia scored 196/9 in their 50 overs as Shaun Fouche was the top scorer with 44 runs from 75 balls which included three boundaries. Nicol Loftie-Eaton…

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England hammer Australia by five wickets in 1st ODI

MELBOURNE: England defeated Australia by five wickets in the first one-day international at Melbourne on Sunday, Samaa reported., Samaa reported. LIVE UPDATES ENGLAND INNINGS (England 308/5 in 48.5 overs, won by 5 wickets) Thanks to a breathtaking 180 from @JasonRoy20, England have produced a record chase at the MCG, beating Australia by 5 wickets #AUSvENG…

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Joe Root back in England team for ODI opener: Morgan

MELBOURNE: Joe Root is set to play for England in Sunday’s opening one-day international in Melbourne after recovering from a viral illness but Australia opener David Warner is troubled by a stomach bug. Root was hospitalised on the final morning of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney with gastroenteritis but England ODI skipper Eoin Morgan…

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‘World-class’ Perth Stadium gets ICC green light

PERTH: The International Cricket Council Thursday approved the new Perth Stadium to host all international formats of all the game, formally lowering the curtain on the city’s venerable WACA Ground. The new 60,000-capacity stadium will host a sold-out one-day international against England on January 28 in the first sporting event held at the state-of-the-art arena….

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England announce 16-man squad for New Zealand tests

SYDNEY: Allrounder Ben Stokes was included in England’s 16-man cricket squad for their Test tour of New Zealand Thursday, while Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone got his first call up. Seamer Mark Wood returns after struggling with injury, and Ashes underperformers Mooen Ali, James Vince and Mark Stoneman were all retained. But Gary Ballance, Jake Ball…

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Cameron White taken in Australia ODI squad vs England

SYDNEY: Cameron White has replaced injured Chris Lynn in Australia’s squad for this month’s one-day international series against England, Cricket Australia said Thursday. The Victorian right-hander has been in outstanding limited-overs form with 285 runs at an average of 142.5 and a strike-rate of 115.85 for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League. White…

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Ponting to become part of Australia’s coaching staff

SYDNEY: Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting will be a part of Australia’s coaching staff for the upcoming Twenty20 tri-series against England and New Zealand. He will be the as assistant coach to Darren Lehmann along with join Troy Cooley and Matthew Mott. The former Australian cricketer has previously worked with the team for a series…

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Joe Root urged not to play IPL 2018

LONDON: England’s Head Coach Trevor Bayliss has urged Joe Root to not participate in this 2018 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a busy international schedule this year. England has a busy international schedule this year as they have to play limited-over games in Australia and are also scheduled to tour New Zealand…

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Australia rout England by an innings to win Ashes 4-0

SYDNEY: Australia ruthlessly extinguished England’s resistance to claim an innings victory in the fifth Ashes Test and complete a 4-0 series rout on the final day in Sydney on Monday. The beleaguered tourists, with skipper Joe Root weakened by a stomach bug and unable to continue batting, dissolved after lunch, losing their last four wickets…

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Ailing captain Root bats on in bid to save England

Stricken captain Joe Root returned to batting after a night struggling with a stomach bug to keep England alive on the final day of the fifth Ashes Test against Australia on Monday. Root went to hospital overnight with England Cricket initially saying he had “severe dehydration” after fielding and batting in intense heat on Sunday….

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Usman Khawaja achieves his Ashes century dream

Sydney: Usman Khawaja is relieved he finally has an Ashes Test century to savour after a “lot of carry-on” over his debut against England in Sydney seven years ago. The elegant Pakistan-born left-hander soaked up the acclaim from his home fans after scoring 171 in the final Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on…

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Kevin Pietersen may retire after PSL appearance

Kevin Pietersen has announced his impending retirement, stating that he expects to call a complete halt to his playing career by the end of the year, but the England cricketer said he would honor playing commitments with the Pakistan Super League (PSL).  According to cricinfo, Pietersen revealed his decision after taking part in the Stars’…

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Ashes test: Australia in trouble after England take Warner wicket

SYDNEY: England claimed the big wicket of David Warner to have Australia two down in their chase after the tourists’ first innings 346 on day two of the final Ashes Test in Sydney on Friday. The Australian vice-captain reached his fourth half-century of the series before James Anderson coaxed an edge for wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow….

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Ashes series: Malan reassures Root will start hitting tons

SYDNEY: Dawid Malan has backed his captain Joe Root to convert his innings into centuries after again missing out on an elusive first century in the Ashes series against Australia. Root took another sickening body blow when his 141-ball vigil was ended by a superb diving catch by Mitchell Marsh with two overs left on…

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Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle ‘set to boost UK economy’

LONDON: Prince Harry’s wedding to American actress Meghan Markle could provide a 500 million pound boost to Britain’s economy as tourists flock to the country and Britons celebrate, according to an estimate. Harry, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson and fifth-in-line to the throne, will tie the knot with Markle on May 19 at Windsor Castle, the royal…

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