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England’s Ali ready for life in the pink

BIRMINGHAM: Moeen Ali is confident it will take more than a pink ball to put him off his stride during England’s inaugural day/night Test.

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England begin hunt for victory with three wickets

MANCHESTER: Three wickets before lunch set England on their way towards victory on the fourth day of the fourth and final test against South Africa on Monday. Set a daunting 380 to win on a surface offering plenty of encouragement for the bowlers, South Africa went in for lunch at Old Trafford at 40 for three…

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Cricket: Four-star Anderson leaves England in charge

James Anderson took four wickets from the newly-named James Anderson End to leave England in a commanding position against South Africa in the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Saturday. South Africa were 220 for nine in reply to England’s first innings 362, featuring Jonny Bairstow’s 99, at stumps on the second day. That left…

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Cricket: England 362 all out against South Africa in 4th Test

England were dismissed for 362 on the second day of the fourth Test against South Africa at Old Trafford on Saturday after winning the toss. Jonny Bairstow was last man out for 99, lbw sweeping at left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj. The wicket-keeper, was was 53 not out when last man James Anderson came into bat,…

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Rabada gives South Africa early edge in fourth Test

MANCHESTER: Kagiso Rabada took the prize wicket of Ben Stokes as South Africa held England to 260 for six on Friday’s first day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford.

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Finn remains in England squad for fourth Test

LONDON: Steven Finn has been retained in a 13-man England squad for this week’s fourth Test against South Africa after the injured Mark Wood was ruled out of the Old Trafford match.

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Moeen Ali stars as England thrash South Africa in 2nd Test

LONDON: Moeen Ali’s hat-trick saw England complete a 239-run win over South Africa in the third Test at The Oval on Monday. Victory put England 2-1 up in this four-match series with just the fourth Test at Old Trafford starting Friday to come. Off-spinner Ali ended the match when, after having Dean Elgar and Kagiso…

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Cricket: Jennings helps England extend third Test lead

LONDON: Keaton Jennings rode his luck and Tom  Westley played another encouraging innings to leave England well-placed at tea on a rain-marred third day of the third Test against South Africa at The Oval on Saturday. England were 74 for one in their second innings, a lead of 252 runs, after yet more bad weather…

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Cricket: Philander strikes as Cook defies South Africa

Vernon Philander again proved a thorn in England’s side as Alastair Cook held firm against South Africa on Thursday’s first day of the third Test at The Oval. At tea, on a rain-marred day, England were 149 for four after winning the toss. Former captain Cook was 72 not out after more than four hours…

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Cricket: Du Plessis aims for Australia repeat against England

LONDON: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis believes his side could be on the verge of another impressive away series win if they maintain their recent form against England. The Proteas head into Thursday’s third Test at The Oval all square at 1-1 in a four-match series following a thumping 340-run win in the second…

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Banned outfits are operating from Afghanistan: Rangers

KARACHI: Rangers spokesman Colonel Qaiser said that banned outfits are operating from Afghanistan. Addressing the media on Wednesday, the Rangers spokesman stated that security forces are keeping an eye on them. Colonel Qaiser also stated that two target killers affiliated with Muttahida Qaumi Movement – London were arrested from Karachi. The Rangers spokesman added that a firing…

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England’s Ballance out of third Test

LONDON: England batsman Gary Ballance has been ruled out of next week’s third Test against South Africa with a broken finger, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed Tuesday.

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Du Plessis hails ‘new Kallis’ Philander

NOTTINGHAM: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said Vernon Philander was on the way to becoming the “new Jacques Kallis” after his man-of-the-match winning display in a crushing 340-run win over England in the second Test at Trent Bridge.

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South Africa thrash England in 2nd Test

South Africa hammered England by 340 runs to win the second Test at Trent Bridge on Monday and level the four-match series at 1-1. England, set a mammoth 474 runs for victory, collapsed to 133 all out in their second innings 40 minutes before tea on the fourth day. No England batsman made a fifty…

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Morris and Philander rip through England

NOTTINGHAM: South Africa took four quick wickets to close in on victory and level the series, after England’s top order crumbled on the fourth morning of the second test at Trent Bridge on Monday. By lunch, England were 79-4, having lost Keaton Jennings, Gary Ballance, captain Joe Root and Alastair Cook to Vernon Philander and…

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England requires to bat well to save 2nd test

Hashim Amla helped South Africa pile on the runs to leave England facing what would be a record-breaking chase in the second Test at Trent Bridge on Sunday. South Africa set England 474 to win after declaring their second innings on 343 for nine late on the third day. The most made by any side…

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South Africa 75-1, lead England by 205 runs in 2nd Test

South Africa were 75 for one in their second innings, a lead of 205 runs, at stumps on the second day of the second Test against England at Trent Bridge on Saturday. Dean Elgar was 38 not out and Hashim Amla 23 not out. England lead the four-match series 1-0 after a 211-run victory in…

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England 85/2 against South Africa at lunch in 2nd Test

NOTTINGHAM: England were 85 for two in reply to South Africa’s first innings 335, a deficit of 250 runs, at lunch on the second day of the second Test at Trent Bridge on Saturday. Gary Ballance was 26 not out and Joe Root, the England captain, 52 not out. The Yorkshire duo had so far…

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Amla and De Kock turn on style against England

NOTTINGHAM: Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock shared an unbroken century stand as South Africa advanced to 179 for two at tea on the first day of the second Test against England at Trent Bridge on Friday. Amla was 65 not out, having become just the fourth South African after Jacques Kallis, Graeme Smith and…

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Kuhn anchors South Africa against England in 2nd Test

Heino Kuhn held firm as South Africa made a sound start to be 56 for one after a rain-interrupted session at lunch on the first day of the second Test against England at Trent Bridge on Friday. Kuhn was 34 not out and Hashim Amla 16 not out, having become the fourth South African following…

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Cricket: Pollock fears for South Africa’s future

LONDON: South Africa great Graeme Pollock told AFP the Proteas will have to accept being a “middle of the road” Test side at best if they stick with racial transformation as a key component of selection. Transformation is designed to cope with the legacy of apartheid, when largely only white players such as Pollock, one…

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