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England blood Burns, Foakes in first Test against Sri Lanka

England blood Burns, Foakes in first Test against Sri Lanka

(AFP) – England gave debuts to opener Rory Burns and wicketkeeper Ben Foakes as they won the toss and chose to bat on the first day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Tuesday.Surrey left-hander Burns will have the tough job of replacing Alistair Cook, who retired this year, as opener.Foakes, Burns s […]

India eager to cement No 1 status with series win in England

India eager to cement No 1 status with series win in England

India may be the world’s top-ranked Test side but they still face accusations they are lions at home and lambs abroad. But a series win in England, where Virat Kohli’s men begin a five-Test campaign at Edgbaston on Wednesday, would go some way to ridding India of that unwanted tag. In the past five years, […]

‘New level of intensity’ as England reach for whitewash

‘New level of intensity’ as England reach for whitewash

CHESTER-LE-STREET, United Kingdom (AFP) – England captain Eoin Morgan hopes his side can maintain their “new level of intensity” after moving to within sight of a first 5-0 one-day international series whitewash of Australia. Morgan’s men, the number one-ranked side in this format, beat Australia by six wickets at Chester-le-Street on Thursday. Set an ODI […]

England and New Zealand shatter women’s T20 record against luckless South Africa

England and New Zealand shatter women’s T20 record against luckless South Africa

LONDON; England posted a new women’s Twenty20 international record of 250 for three against South Africa at Taunton on Wednesday — just hours after New Zealand had done the same thing to the Proteas at the same ground. The three sides are taking part in a triangular tournament where teams will play ‘double-headers’. It was […]