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December 9, 2018 12:00 AM India tighten grip on first Test

ADELAIDE, Australia: India built a 166-run lead over Australia on the third day of an absorbing opening Test in Adelaide on Saturday with dangerman Cheteshwar Pujara not out 40, although the late wicket of master batsman Viratkohli gave the home team a glimmer of hope. At stumps, the visitors were 151-3, adding to their first innings total of 250. Ajinkya

November 22, 2018 3:18 PM Take a U-turn on rising inflation, joblessness, Bilawal tells Imran Khan

CHILAS: PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday took a jibe at Prime Minister Imran Khan over his controversial remarks about U-turns. Addressing a gathering at Chilas in Gilgit Baltistan, Bilawal said that “if you want to take a U-turn, do it for rising inflation and unemployment.” “The umpire which brought you to power may take a U-turn,” the PPP chief 3

November 19, 2018 5:15 AM Pakistan on victory path in first New Zealand Test

ABU DHABI: Medium pacer Hasan Ali and leg-spinner Yasir Shah took five wickets apiece to set Pakistan on the path to victory on the third day of the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Hasan collected his maiden five-wicket haul with 5-45 while Yasir finished with 5-110 -- the 14th time he has taken five in a Test innings -- as New Zealand 4

November 18, 2018 12:00 AM SECOND TEST: England sniff victory in Kandy

KANDY, Sri Lanka: Spinners led by Jack Leach helped England close in on a series-clinching victory after Sri Lanka lost a fighting Angelo Mathews for 88 in the second Test on Saturday before rain stopped play. Moeen Ali trapped Mathews lbw in the first over after tea to end the senior batsman’s solid resistance that had kept alive Sri Lanka’s hopes of chasing 6

November 18, 2018 12:00 AM Momota stunned, Tai injured in HK Open semis

HONG KONG: Badminton’s top-ranked players both made shock departures from the Hong Kong Open Saturday after Kento Momota was stunned by Son Wan-ho and Tai Tzu Ying retired with a waist injury. Son triumphed 18-21, 21-16, 21-19 in an exhausting 89 minutes after seeing off a late boost from the exhausted Japanese star in the decider. Momota led through 2

November 14, 2018 12:00 AM Taijul puts BD on top despite Taylor ton

DHAKA: Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam claimed his third consecutive five-wicket haul on Tuesday to put Bangladesh in command in the second Test against Zimbabwe despite a defiant century by Brendon Taylor in Dhaka. The home side bowled out Zimbabwe for 304 runs in the first innings to take a 218-run lead after they had declared their own innings for a mammoth 2

November 10, 2018 12:00 AM Australia edge SA to snap losing streak

ADELAIDE: Australia snapped a seven-game losing streak to beat South Africa by seven runs in the second One-day International (ODI) here on Friday, keeping the series alive and boosting their battered confidence. Set 232 to win, the Proteas could only manage 224-9 in their 50 overs, leaving the series tied at 1-1 with the decider in Hobart on Sunday 7

November 9, 2018 10:29 AM Pakistan comprehensively beat New Zealand by 6 wickets in second ODI

Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second day-night international in Abu Dhabi, levelling the three-match series 1-1 on Friday. Paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi took a career-best 4-38 to keep New Zealand down to 209-9 in their 50 overs before Fakhar Zaman (88) and Babar Azam (46) helped Pakistan reach the target in 40.3 overs. Ross Taylor hit a fighting 13 1

November 8, 2018 12:00 AM Kyrgios seeing psychologists, working on mental health

SYDNEY: Temperamental Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios says he is talking to psychologists and “trying to get on top” of his mental health after another roller-coaster season where he was criticised for his on-court antics. Kyrgios finished his season early in October after an elbow injury forced him out of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.The fiery 23-year-old 6

November 5, 2018 12:00 AM Chatara, Raza put Zimbabwe on top in first Test

SYLHET, Bangladesh: Pace bowler Tendai Chatara and spinner Sikandar Raza claimed three wickets each to put Zimbabwe on top in the first Test against Bangladesh in Sylhet on Sunday. Chatara claimed 3-19 and Raza grabbed 3-35 as Zimbabwe bowled out the hosts for 143 runs after left-arm spinner Taijul Islam took 6-108 to end the visitors’ first innings 3