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Kohli becomes second-fastest player to 25 Test centuries

Photo: AFP Master batsman Virat Kohli smacked his 25th century on Sunday and his sixth in Australia, joining the elite company of boyhood hero Sachin Tendulkar. Playing in his 75th Test, the Indian run-machine did it in style with a classic straight drive off Mitchell Starc to reach triple figures ...

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Netherlands to play Belgium in Hockey World Cup final

Photo Courtesy: FIH Netherlands defeated two-time defending champions Australia on penalty shootouts to qualify for the final of 2018 Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar. Glenn Schuurman put the Dutch side in front in the ninth minute of the game. Seve van Ass doubled their lead in the 20th minute. The ...

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Sri Lanka beat India to clinch 2018 Emerging Asia Cup

Photo Courtesy: ACC/Twitter Hosts Sri Lanka beat India by a slim margin of three runs to win the 2018 Emerging Asia Cup in Colombo. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 270/7 as Kaminthu Mendis and Hasitha Boyagoda made half centuries. Mendis scored 61 runs off ...

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Belgium thrash England to reach Hockey World Cup final

Photo Courtesy: FIH Belgium qualified for the final of the 2018 Hockey World Cup after picking up a 6-0 victory over England in the semifinal. Tom Boon scored the opener for the Belgian side in the eighth minute. Simon Gougnard doubled their lead in the 19th minute. Cedric Charlier netted ...

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Kohli steadies India following loss of early wickets

Photo: AFP Captain Virat Kohli led an Indian fightback on day two of the second Test against Australia at Perth on Saturday. At stumps, the visitors had overcome a terrible start and were 172 for three, still trailing the Australian first innings total of 326 by 154 runs with seven ...

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ECB appoints Ashley Giles as its new managing director

Photo: AFP Former international spinner Ashley Giles has been appointed as the new managing director of England men’s cricket, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Friday. Giles, currently sport director at Warwickshire County Cricket Club, replaces Andrew Strauss who stepped down in October. The 45-year-old Giles who previously ...

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Mashrafe does not see himself as another Imran Khan

Photo: AFP He may be Bangladesh’s biggest cricket star, but Mashrafe Mortaza insists he is not another Imran Khan, Pakistan’s cricketing superhero-turned-prime minister. Contesting a seat in the national parliament for the ruling Awami League party in the December 30 elections, Mashrafe says he just wants to do more for ...

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Pakistan hockey team’s head coach Tauqeer Dar steps down

Photo Courtesy: FIH Tauqeer Dar resigned as the head coach of the Pakistan hockey team Friday evening. Danish Kaleem has also stepped down as assistant coach. Their resignations came shortly after Pakistan’s exit from the 2018 Hockey World Cup in India. The side put on a poor show in the tournament ...

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Salah wins BBC African Footballer of the Year Award

Photo: AFP Liverpool and Egypt striker Mohamed Salah has capped a sparkling 2018 for club and country by winning the prestigious BBC African Footballer of the Year Award for the second time in a row. “It’s a great feeling to win again. I’m happy and I would like to win ...

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