‘Stop killing Afghan please’: Cricketer Rashid Khan heartbroken after bomb blasts in Kabul

After multiple bomb blasts and at least one attack by a gunman in Kabul on Thursday, a heartbroken Rashid Khan took to Twitter and said, “Kabul is bleeding again, stop killing Afghan please.” Kabul is bleeding again 😢😢💔💔STOP KILLING AFGHAN PLEASE 🙏🙏😢😢🇦🇫🇦🇫 — Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) August 26, 2021 The Thursday blasts killed at least […]

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India vs England 3rd Test: Nothing average about Joe Root

There was an air of inevitability about Joe Root’s 23rd Test hundred, second on his home patch. From the start of his innings he oozed such authority that it never felt like the bowlers were in with a chance, until a Jasprit Bumrah nip-backer breached his defence and hit the middle stump. During his 165-ball […]

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Phantom’s skull mark, Joe Root’s backfoot punch

In frantic pursuit of a game-altering wicket, Jasprit Bumrah, armed with the second new ball, threw the entire kitchen sink behind a short-of-length delivery at Joe Root. It was an effort ball that rose more than most other deliveries and seared into Root with speed. The English captain could have chosen not to intervene; most […]

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‘I am desperate to get out there again’: Faf du Plessis on return from concussion

Faf du Plessis’ recovery from concussion took longer than he expected and the former South Africa captain is desperate to get back to action with the Caribbean Premier League after a forced break of three months. Du Plessis will be leading the Saint Lucia Kings franchise in the CPL which began on Thursday. The South […]

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IPL 2021: Tim Southee replaces Pat Cummins in KKR

Two-time IPL Champions, Kolkata Knight Riders, on Thursday announced that New Zealand pacer Tim Southee will replace Australian pace sensation Pat Cummins for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. Cummins made himself unavailable for the season for personal reasons. Southee comes in with a vast experience of 305 international games for […]

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Ehsan Mani steps down as Pakistan Cricket Board chairman

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani on Thursday stepped down from the post after completing his three-year term. An official of the PCB confirmed that Mani was no longer chairman of the board as his tenure ended on August 25. “We can make no further comments on the matter as the notification for the […]

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India vs England 3rd Test, Day 2 Live Score: England on course for a big first-innings lead

India vs England 3rd Test Live Scorecard, Day 2 Updates: Haseeb Hamid and Rory Burns begin day 2 of the third Test at Headingley after forging England’s best opening partnership in the five-match series against India so far. Hamid celebrated his promotion to the opener’s role with an unbeaten 60, while Burns starts at 52 […]

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Had to change my stance after being told by umpire: Rishabh Pant

The swashbuckling Rishabh Pant has revealed he had to change his stance after being told by the umpire as batting outside the crease to negate swing formed footmarks in the pitch’s danger area during India’s forgettable opening day at Headingley. The first day of the third Test between England and India ended with the hosts […]

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After racial abuse in Australia, English crowd throw ball at Mohammed Siraj

Having faced racial abuse in Australia, India’s new pace sensation Mohammed Siraj on Wednesday had spectators “throwing a ball at him” while fielding at the boundary line, teammate Rishabh Pant revealed at the end of first day’s play in the third Test against England. The TV cameras showed an angry Kohli asking Siraj stationed at […]

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Lack of resilience and defensive resolve scripts India’s batting collapse in Headlingley

IT was not a monster surface that was responsible for the Indian batsmen’s swift procession to the dressing room on Day 1 of the third Test at Headingley. It was the combination of their ineptitude and James Anderson’s mastery that culminated in a horror first day for the visitors. It was as if the eight-day […]

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