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Root century seals England series win over India

Joe Root became England’s leading one-day international century-maker as an innings of exactly 100 not out on his Headingley home ground saw the hosts to an eight-wicket victory over India on Tuesday and a 2-1 series win. This was Root’s second unbeaten century in successive innings after his 113 not out helped England level the…

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Root’s ‘great start’ encourages former skipper Cook

Former England captain Alastair Cook hailed the “outstanding” start made by new Test skipper Joe Root ahead of his second outing in charge. Yorkshire batsman Root will look to guide England to a win that puts them 2-0 up in the four-match series when the second Test gets underway at Trent Bridge on Friday after…

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Cricket: Root, Ali frustrate India in first Test

Joe Root said England played fantastic cricket Wednesday after his sparkling century helped the tourists reach 311 for four at stumps on the opening day of the first Test against India. The 25-year-old put on 179  with Moeen Ali, who reached the close one run shy of his century, after India’s spinners had reduced the…

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Double centurion Root takes England past 500 against Pakistan

MANCHESTER: Joe Root’s unbeaten double century took England to 533 for six at tea on the second day of the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Saturday. Root, who had batted for 10 hours, was a Test-best 226 not out. That meant the England vice-captain had surpassed his previous highest score at this…

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Records tumble as Root and Bairstow run riot

LONDON: England stars Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow warmed up for next week’s first Test against Sri Lanka in record-breaking style as they shattered a host of Yorkshire records in their triple-century stand against Surrey on Monday. Root finished the second day of the County Championship fixture unbeaten on 190, while Bairstow scored 198 as…

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Root falls after 3,000-run milestone

DUBAI: England batsman Joe Root completed 3,000 Test runs during the fifth day of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Monday before losing his wicket just 10 runs later. The 24-year-old reached the milestone when he pushed paceman Wahab Riaz towards square-leg for his 61st run, achieving the feat in his 34th Test….

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COAS reaffirms commitment to root out terrorism

PESHAWAR: General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff, Wednesday visited Corps Headquarters Peshawar and hosted an Iftar dinner for the families of the Shuhada of Army Public School Peshawar. Begum Raheel Sharif who was also accompanying the COAS met with the families of Shahuda and expressed her sympathies with them. The army chief paid glowing…

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Nation united to root out terrorism: Pervaiz Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that the nation was united to rootout the menace of terrorism from the country. He said during a meeting here on Saturday with chief of Jamiat Ulema e Islam, Maulana Fazlur Rehman at his residence, condemning the suicide attack on JUI-F rally in…

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Sri Lanka fight back after Root double ton

LONDON: Sri Lanka's Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara offered stubborn resistance on the second day of the opening test at Lord's after Joe Root put England in control by hitting his maiden test double ton. The 23-year-old Root, dropped for the final Ashes test during England's 5-0 whitewash Down Under, brought up his 200 with…

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Centurion Root leads new-look England's recovery

LONDON: Joe Root hit an unbeaten 102 and Moeen Ali impressed on his debut as England recovered from the loss of three early wickets to reach 344 for five on the first day of the opening test against Sri Lanka at Lord's on Thursday. Root, 23, yet to nail down any one position in the…

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Bat me where you want, Root tells England

BRISBANE: Joe Root is willing to bat anywhere in the order to help England claw their way back from a 1-0 deficit in the Ashes series against Australia, the youngster said on Sunday.He and Ian Bell are the leading contenders to replace Jonathan Trott at number three after the Warwickshire player left the tour because…

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Root fifty lifts England as Cook fails again

LONDON: Joe Root's patient fifty led England to 97 for one at lunch on the third day of the fifth and final Ashes test against Australia at The Oval on Friday.Replying to Australia's 492 for nine declared in ideal batting conditions, Alastair Cook and Root took their opening partnership to 68, England's best of the…

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Root the hero as England grind Australia into dust

LONDON: Opener Joe Root was the individual hero on Saturday as England ground Australia into the dust with batting that was first attritional then ruthlessly aggressive on the third day of the second Ashes test at Lord's.After taking a first-innings lead of 233 on Friday before conceding three quick wickets, England batted throughout the day…

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Root lifts England with maiden test century

LEEDS, England: Joe Root hit a maiden test century on his home ground at Headingley and county colleague Jonny Bairstow chipped in with 64 to leave England on top at 337 for seven in the second test against New Zealand on Saturday.Root, in his sixth test, punched the air and gleefully hugged fellow Yorkshireman Bairstow…

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England in good hands with Root and Compton, says Cook

LEEDS: England have emerged from a “changing of the guard” with their batting line-up and captain Alastair Cook has backed the likes of Joe Root and Nick Compton to make their names in the test arena.Cook said he had every faith that Root, Compton, along with Jonny Bairstow, can prosper as England seek to regain…

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JUI-F terms BISP as root cause of corruption

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) on Tuesday termed the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) as a root cause of corruption facing the country. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, JUI-F leaders Azam Khan Swati and Abdul Ghafoor Hyderi said that their party could consider an in-house change if supported by the main opposition parties,…

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ICC vows to root out cheats, preserve game's integrity

LONDON: Cricket's governing body vowed on Friday to do whatever necessary to root out cheats and preserve the integrity of the game after suspending three Pakistan players over match-fixing claims.International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat told a news conference that the case was now the subject of a criminal investigation and spoke of…

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Shahbaz says engage extremists to root out extremism

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister of Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif, has said that extremism can be eradicated by engaging extremists in positive activities, and he agreed with the opinion that Punjab’s flood hit areas are dens of extremists. Addressing a donor conference at Punjab House, Islamabad, Shahbaz Sharif said that the floods have devastated six million…

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ICC vows to root out cheats, preserve game's integrity

LONDON: Cricket's governing body vowed on Friday to do whatever necessary to root out cheats and preserve the integrity of the game after suspending three Pakistan players over match-fixing claims. International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat told a news conference that the case was now the subject of a criminal investigation and spoke…

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Kayani vows to root out terrorism

Staff Report KURRAM AGENCY: Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani assured, Tuesday, terrorism will be soon ended from the region and terrorists could not destabilize the Pakistani forces. During his Parachinar trip after visiting tribal elders, he said that war against terrorism has entered in a decisive phase. Pakistani forces have crushed terrorists with the…

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Strike the root: Khattak

Staff Report KARACHI: Denying the terrorists a safe sanctuary is only half the battle won, said the former ISPR Masood Sharif Khattak in Qaum Key Saamney Monday. He said simply driving out the terrorists is only half the battle. They will find their way back in again someday. The objective of the war should be…

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