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How England plan to stop Virat Kohli

‘He really had to battle for all of his runs, and we created some chances which weren’t taken.’ Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler feels England need to be more clinical in some aspects, including catching, as they seek to extend their lead over India in the second Test starting at Lord’s, from Thursday. Virat Kohli may have […]

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India’s chances will again rest on Saina, Sindhu and Srikanth

At the recently-concluded Badminton World Championships in Nanjing, China, of the 20 medal winners, Carolina Marin, who won the women’s singles gold, was the only non-Asian. This, if anything, should show the kind of challenge India has to be up for at the Asian Games in Jakarta. Respite There will be some respite because unlike […]

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Joe Root happy with his bowlers

Joe Root has derived encouragement from the manner in which England bowled to Virat Kohli in the first Test at Edgbaston. “On that last morning he batted 55 minutes and he faced 13-14 balls,” he said. “Very skilful [of our bowlers] to be able to manipulate him off the strike and starve him of facing […]

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Kepa and Courtois: A tale of two goalkeepers

Chelsea sign Spanish goalkeeper Kepa for world record fee Chelsea have signed Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for a world record 80 million-euro ($92.8 million) fee from Athletic Bilbao, the Premier League club said on Wednesday. With Thibaut Courtois joining Real Madrid, Chelsea signed 23-year-old Arrizabalaga as an instant replacement for the Belgium international. Arrizabalaga becomes […]

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Sri Lankan batting comes good

Dasun Shanaka hit a quickfire 65 as Sri Lanka blasted 306-7 off 39 overs in the rain-shortened fourth ODI against South Africa here on Wednesday. Thisara Perera made an unbeaten 51 and Kusal Perera also hit 51 as the home side punished the South Africa bowlers. Rain delayed the start of the game which was […]

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Vincent’s leap of faith paying off

Scott Vincent took a leap of faith when he joined the Asian Tour, via the Qualifying School, in 2016. There aren’t many golfers from Zimbabwe who ply their trade in this part of the world, but Vincent has made the best of it. In his debut season, Vincent won the ‘Asian Tour Rookie of the […]