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Slovakia go down to England in opening World Cup qualifier

Bratislava: Slovakia’s national football team suffered a 1-0 defeat in the opening match of the World Cup 2018 qualifiers with England in Trnava. Adam Lallana scored in the fifth minute of extra time to ensure England’s close victory on Sunday, reports Xinhua. The Slovak team was reduced to 10 men after the dismissal of captain

‘Exciting’ England encourage Morgan

Cardiff: England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan said he was “excited” by his team’s progress in 50-over cricket despite a season-ending four-wicket loss to Pakistan in Cardiff. That defeat meant England had to be content with a 4-1 one-day international series win rather than a first home 5-0 whitewash. It also denied Morgan’s men, who

BCCI sees Red: ICC allocates USD 135 million for CT in England

New Delhi: The BCCI has expressed its reservations with the International Cricket Council’s decision to earmark a budget of USD 135 million (approx) as the organisational cost for Champions Trophy scheduled in the United Kingdom from June 1-18, next year. The budget is a three-fold increase from the USD 45 million that was allocated to

England beat Pakistan in 4th ODI, lead series 4-0

Leeds:  England beat Pakistan by four wickets to win the fourth one-day international at Headingley today and so go 4-0 up in the five-match series. England, chasing a target of 248, finished on 252 for six with 12 balls to spare. They were in trouble at 72 for four before a fifth-wicket stand of 103

Hales leads record breaking England to Pakistan series win

Nottingham:  Alex Hales’s stunning century provided the platform for England to post the highest ever one-day international total of 444 for three as they beat Pakistan by 169 runs at Trent Bridge. Victory in this day/night clash yesterday gave England an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series after Pakistan were dismissed for 275 with

England to go ahead with Bangladesh tour

London: England are to go ahead with their tour of Bangladesh, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed.. “We can confirm that @englandcricket’s tour of Bangladesh will continue as planned,” said a statement yesterday on the ECB’s official Twitter feed. The future of the tour was thrown into doubt when an attack in Dhaka, the

England cruised to victory over Pakistan in a rain-affected match

The Rose Bowl, Southampton : Half-centuries for Jason Roy and Joe Root ensured that England would make light work of a target of 261 – revised down to 252 after an initial delay and ultimately pegged at a DLS par score of 149 – and take a 1-0 lead in the series. An encouraging comeback

England drop Vince for Pakistan ODIs

London: England dropped struggling batsman James Vince for their one-day international series against Pakistan, it was announced today. But they have recalled fit-again Durham duo Ben Stokes and Mark Wood into a 15-man squad which also features a call-up for Vince’s Hampshire team-mate Liam Dawson, yet to make his ODI debut. Vince failed to score

Pakistan close to victory on Independence Day

Kennington Oval, London: A Younis Khan double century and a Yasir Shah triple-strike puts the tourists in a strong position on the third day. Younis Khan’s superb 218 put Pakistan in a strong position before they picked up four England wickets to take complete control on the third day of the fourth and final test

England ride on Moeen Ali’s ton to seize control of Day 1

London: Moeen Ali made Pakistan pay for their latest fielding lapses with a century that saw England fight back on the first day of the fourth Test at The Oval on Thursday. Ali’s 108 was the cornerstone of England’s 328 all out. And there was still time in the two overs before stumps for Stuart Broad

England to play Spain at Wembley on November 15

London: England national football team will play Spain in a friendly match at the historic Wembley Stadium here on November 15, the England Football Association has announced on Thursday. The fixture is England’s last of 2016 and comes four days after Sam Allardyce’s side host Scotland in a World Cup qualifier. Spain have a new

England Bat , Iftikar Ahmed debuts for Pakistan in 4th Test

England won the toss and have opted to bat in 4th Test match to be played at Kennington Oval, London. For Pakistan Mohammad Hafeez and Rahat Ali are out, Wahab Riaz back in and Iftikar Ahmed debuts.While England squad is unchanged. England (Playing XI): Alastair Cook(c), Alex Hales, Joe Root, James Vince, Gary Ballance, Jonny Bairstow(w), Moeen

Umar Gul makes a comeback to Pakistan ODI Squad

Umar Gul,  Pakistan fast bowler, has been included in the One-Day International squad on Tuesday (August 9) to face Ireland and England from August 18. The selectors decided to recall Gul and leave out left-arm seamer Mohammad Irfan. Legspinner Yasir Shah has also made a return to limited-overs cricket for the first time since November

Allardyce emails England players to introduce himself

 London:In an effort to introduce himself to his players, newly-appointed England manager Sam Allardyce has written to each of the 23 members of the national football squad, who recently suffered a humiliation in 2016 Euro Cup. Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton, one of the email recipients, asserted that contact from him was a big boost ahead

Allardyce set to be named new England manager

London: Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is expected to be named the new England manager inside the next 24 hours, British press reports said, tasked with guiding the under-performing national side to the 2018 World Cup. The 61-year-old former Bolton, Newcastle and West Ham manager will take over from Roy Hodgson, who stepped down after England’s

England defeat Netherlands 2-1 in UEFA U-19 Championship

Berlin: England substitute Isaiah Brown scored late to ensure a 2-1 comeback win over the Netherlands in the second Group B match of the UEFA under-19 European Championship in Germany. The Dutchmen on Friday took the lead through Sam Lammer while Dominci Solande and Brown were on target to turn the tide, helping England to

Rajkot to host first Test vs England on November 9

New Delhi: Rajkot and Visakhapatnam will host their first ever Test respectively when India play their five-Test series against England starting November 9. The BCCI today announced the dates of the series comprising five Tests, three ODIS and as many T20 Internationals from November to February. Rajkot will host the first Test of the series

Buttler on the rampage as England win T20

Southampton: Jos Buttler boosted his hopes of a Test recall for the Pakistan series as his stunning 73 not out helped England win the T20 international against Sri Lanka in Southampton. Buttler gave the tourists’ attack the runaround with four sixes and three fours in a 49-ball innings which was his highest ever T20 score,

Dhaka terror attack has clouded England tour, says Morgan

London: England’s limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan feels their trip to Bangladesh has been clouded by security concerns after the recent terror attack in Dhaka. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) earlier said it sought government instruction on the tour following a terrorist attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan — the diplomatic heart

Lakmal double stuns England

 London: Suranga Lakmal rocked England with a double strike shortly before lunch as Sri Lanka fought back on the first morning of the third Test at Lord’s on Thursday. At lunch, England, who had been 56 without loss, were 71 for three after paceman Lakmal (two for 22 in seven overs) had accounted for both