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Australia look for quick fix ahead of second India Test

Australia look for quick fix ahead of second India Test

ADELAIDE (AFP) – Australia skipper Tim Paine admitted there was little time to regroup after the first Test defeat to India, but said he had no doubt under-fire fast bowling spearhead Mitchell Starc would bounce back in Perth.The second Test starts on Friday with India full of confidence after their tense, 31-run win in Adelaide […]

Kohli falls as Australia quicks put India on ropes

Kohli falls as Australia quicks put India on ropes

ADELAIDE (AFP) – Australia grabbed four early wickets, including the prized scalp of star batsman Virat Kohli, to have India struggling at lunch on the opening day of the first Test in Adelaide on Thursday.Batting after Kohli won the toss, on a day when temperatures were creeping towards 39 Celsius (102 Fahrenheit), the visitors crumbled […]

Australia thrash Windies to reach World T20 final

Australia thrash Windies to reach World T20 final

NORTH SOUND (AFP) – Australia dethroned the West Indies and booked a place in Saturday s Women s World Twenty20 final with a crushing 71-run victory in the first semi-final on Thursday at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday.Stunned by the Caribbean side in the 2016 final in Kolkata, the three-time champions were at […]

Cricket Australia rules out cutting ball-tampering bans

Cricket Australia rules out cutting ball-tampering bans

SYDNEY (AFP) – Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will all have to serve their full bans for ball-tampering, Cricket Australia ruled Tuesday after reviewing a submission by the players  union to cut the penalties.CA interim chairman Earl Eddings said the board had “determined that it is not appropriate to make any changes to […]

Australia rest Starc, Lyon for South Africa, India T20s

Australia rest Starc, Lyon for South Africa, India T20s

SYDNEY (AFP) – Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, veteran spinner Nathan Lyon and all-rounder Mitch Marsh were all left out of Australia’s Twenty20 squad Thursday to play South Africa and India.Coach Justin Langer said they, along with Peter Siddle, would be better off playing Sheffield Shield cricket to be ready for a busy home summer featuring […]

Babar, Shadab help Pakistan whitewash Australia

Babar, Shadab help Pakistan whitewash Australia

DUBAI (AFP) – Opener Babar Azam struck a half-century and leg-spinner Shadab Khan claimed three wickets as Pakistan secured a 3-0 T20 series whitewash over Australia with a 33-run victory in Dubai on Sunday.Azam s 40-ball 50 lifted Pakistan to another challenging total of 150-5 before Shadab s 3-19 helped bowl Australia out for 117 in 19.1 […]

Ball-tampering report slams arrogant Cricket Australia culture

Ball-tampering report slams arrogant Cricket Australia culture

(AFP) – A review into a ball-tampering scandal has condemned an “arrogant” and “controlling” culture at Cricket Australia that led to players cheating in pursuit of victory.The independent review by the Sydney-based Ethics Centre accused Cricket Australia (CA) of only paying lip service to the spirit of the game, leaving players without any moral guidance.”Responsibility […]

Local theatre troupes to perform in Australia

Local theatre troupes to perform in Australia

KARACHI: Some artists from the local theatre community have rapidly made a name for themselves in the last several years. Actor-director Sunil Shankar has been extensively performing and conducting workshops for newcomers, Nazrul Hasan has come out as one of the finest emerging actors and Fawad Khan has become renowned for his plays in Karachi too. Now, these […]

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