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September 14, 2018 12:00 AM Bayliss confirms nervous wait for Jennings ahead of SL tour

LONDON: England opener Keaton Jennings faces a nervous wait to know if he is part of their plans for next month’s tour of Sri Lanka but his ability on spinning wickets could work in his favour, coach Trevor Bayliss has said. Jennings averaged just over 18 in their recent 4-1 series victory over India and has not scored a Test century since his debut 6

September 11, 2018 12:00 AM Cook joins select band of batsmen

LONDON: Alastair Cook became just the fifth player and first Englishman to score a hundred in both their first and last Tests when he reached three figures against India at the Oval on Monday. The 33-year-old opener, England’s all-time leading Test run-scorer, reached the landmark in unusual fashion when an overthrow from Jasprit Bumrah that went to the boundary 3

September 11, 2018 12:00 AM Jack Ma to step down in 2019

Shanghai: Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma announced on Monday he would step down as head of the pioneering Chinese e-commerce giant in one year, a departure already drawing comparisons to the retirement of late Apple founder Steve Jobs. Analysts said the early withdrawal of 54-year-old Ma, the charismatic face of a company that has revolutionised how and what China 6

September 10, 2018 12:02 PM Alastair Cook scores century in farewell Test against India

Alastair Cook scored his 33rd Test century on Monday in his farewell international match at the Oval, bringing the curtain down on a record-breaking England career in style. Cook, who scored 71 in the first innings, reached his century off 210 balls, with eight boundaries. He reached the mark in dramatic fashion when he scampered a single only for the fielder's

September 9, 2018 12:00 AM Cook in talks for swift move to commentary box

LONDON: Alastair Cook is understood to be considering an offer to try his hand at commentary early next year. ESPNcricinfo understands that Cook, who is retiring from Test cricket at the end of the current match against India at The Oval, is in talks with TalkSport to join their commentary team for England’s tour of the Caribbean at the start of 2019. TalkSport 3

July 21, 2018 12:00 AM McKenzie to shape up Bangladesh’s batsmen

DHAKA: Bangladesh on Friday appointed former South African batsman Neil McKenzie as their new batting consultant to help shape up their woeful batting unit. Bangladesh failed to score 200 runs in any of their last six Test innings and were bowled out for 43 in an innings during the ongoing series against the West Indies.Bangladesh Cricket Board in a statement 15

July 6, 2018 12:00 AM Campbell, Seebohm lead Aussie team for Pan Pacs

ADELAIDE, Australia: Olympic gold medallists Cate Campbell and Emily Seebohm spearhead Australia’s 33-strong team for next month’s Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo. The team also includes Rio Olympic gold medallists Mack Horton and Kyle Chalmers for the August 9-14 event. There are eight survivors from the 2014 Gold Coast Pac Pacs team with Jess Ashwood 7

May 27, 2018 12:00 AM Amir sparks England collapse

LONDON: Mohammad Amir took two wickets in three balls as Pakistan closed in on an innings victory inside three days in the first Test against England at Lord’s on Saturday. England were 111 for six in their second innings at tea on the third day, still needing a further 68 runs to make Pakistan bat again in the first of this two-Test series. And after 73

May 25, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan pounce as England’s top-order exposed again

LONDON: Pakistan pacemen Mohammad Abbas and Hasan Ali took four wickets apiece as England suffered yet another top-order collapse at Lord’s on Thursday. England’s hopes that a return home and a rejigged top-order picked by new national selector Ed Smith would help rid them of the batting slumps that plagued them during a run of seven straight Tests without 78

May 3, 2018 12:00 AM England displace India to claim No 1 spot in ODIs

DUBAI: England’s burgeoning status as a white-ball team has been confirmed by their ascent to the top of the latest ICC one-day rankings, with India slipping to No.2 on the list.England’s ascent to the top spot was cemented by two impressive away victories this winter - they beat Australia 4-1 in January before seeing off New Zealand 3-2 in March. However 8