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England seal series with thumping win over India

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MNA Sports Desk: Joe Root became England’s leading one-day international century-maker as an innings of exactly 100 not out on his Headingley home ground saw the hosts to an eight-wicket victory over India on Tuesday and a 2-1 series win. This was Root’s second unbeaten century in successive innings after his 113 not out helped England level the three-match contest with an 86-run win at Lord’s on Saturday. This latest hundred was also Test skipper Root’s 13th in ODIs, taking him past the England record of 12 he had previously shared with Marcus Trescothick. Tuesday saw Root and one-day captain ...

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Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup

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MNA Sports Desk: Belgium beat England 2-0 to finish third in 2018 World Cup in St. Petersburg of Russia on Saturday. Goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard were enough for Belgium to beat an uninspired England team and clinch third place in the World Cup. Belgium took the lead early after poor defending from Gareth Southgate’s side allowed right wing-back Meunier to steal in at the back post and convert from close range. England had the majority of possession but were slow on the ball, lacked movement or ideas and Belgium sat deep waiting to pick them off on ...

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Croatia reach World Cup final

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MNA Sports Desk: Mario Mandzukic scored in the 109th minute as Croatia came from behind to beat England 2-1 after extra time on Wednesday and reach their first World Cup final, where they will face France on Sunday, and send the Balkan nation into raptures. England, appearing in their first semi-final since 1990, had looked on course for their first final since 1966 as they led through Kieran Trippier’s fifth-minute free kick and totally dominated the opening half. Croatia, in their first semi since 1998, levelled through Ivan Perisic after 68 minutes and then looked the more dangerous side. It ...

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Croatia beat World Cup hosts Russia

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MNA Sports Desk: Croatia beat hosts Russia 4-3 on penalties after the teams were level at 2-2 following extra time in their World Cup quarter-final on Saturday and will meet England in the semi-finals, reported news agency. Croatia defender Domagoj Vida put them 2-1 ahead from a Luka Modric corner in the first period of extra time but Russia’s Mario Fernandes headed an equalizer with five minutes remaining, much to the delight of the partisan crowd at the Fisht Stadium. Denis Cheryshev’s swerving left-footer from the edge of the box had opened the scoring for Russia in the 31st minute ...

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England beat Colombia in penalty drama

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MNA Sports Desk: England held their nerve against Colombia to win their first ever penalty shootout in a World Cup and reach the quarter-finals in dramatic fashion on Tuesday, reported news agency. Eric Dier scored the decisive spot-kick to win the shootout 4-3 and send Gareth Southgate’s young team through to a meeting with Sweden, who earlier beat Switzerland. A bad-tempered match at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium that featured eight yellow cards—six for Colombian players—ended 1-1 after 30 tense minutes of extra-time, meaning the game had to be decided by penalties. The South American side, without injured forward James Rodriguez, appeared ...

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England whitewash Australia

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MNA Sports Desk: Jos Buttler hit an unbeaten 110 as England completed its first-ever 5-0 cricket sweep of Australia in any format with a one-wicket win in the fifth ODI on Sunday, reported news agency. England reached 208-9 in 48.3 overs at Old Trafford in reply to Australia’s 205 all out. At 114-8, England looked finished before Buttler and Adil Rashid shared a ninth-wicket partnership of 81. England had bowled Australia out in just 34.4 overs but collapsed to 50-5 against the pace and bounce of Billy Stanlake (3-35) before the scheduled lunch break. After his partnership with Adil Rashid, ...

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Tim Paine named ODI captain for England tour

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MNA Sports Desk: Test captain Tim Paine will lead Australia’s one-day side for their limited-overs tour of England in June. Wicket-keeper Paine replaces Steve Smith – who was banned by Cricket Australia for a year following the ball-tampering scandal – for the five-match series. His vice-captain, batsman Aaron Finch, will lead the Twenty20 side in their sole match against England. National selector Trevor Hohns said a permanent ODI captain would be appointed “in due course”. The tour of England, which runs from 13-27 June, will be Justin Langer’s first assignment as head coach. Batsman D’Arcy Short, who has five T20 ...

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90 England fans held in Amsterdam trouble

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MNA Sports Desk: Amsterdam police said on Friday they had arrested almost 100 England football supporters ahead of a friendly international against the Netherlands, with videos posted online showing crowds packing the narrow streets and bridges in the canal city, singing and cheering. “The number of arrests of England supporters has now climbed to close to 90,” the Amsterdam police said in a tweet. The men were mainly accused of disrupting public order, the police said. One video on the Dutch public broadcaster NOS showed police wielding truncheons, and backed by horseback officers, wading into the crowds to restore order ...

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England seals ODI series win over Australia

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MNA Sports Desk: Jos Buttler’s stunning century and a composed all-round effort with the ball helped England clinch the ODI series with two matches to play. England had been struggling on 6 for 189 when Buttler and Woakes came together but they put on an unbroken 113-run stand to take the total beyond 300. Buttler reached his fifth one-day hundred from the last ball of the innings as England made far more than had looked likely. He then took a contentious catch to dismiss Steven Smith at a key point in the chase as England held on to go 3-0 ...

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Roy smashes records in huge win for England

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MNA Sports Desk: Australia’s bowling underbelly was exposed under the MCG lights as England beat the hosts for the first time this summer. The visitors inflicted Australia’s eighth defeat from their past nine completed one-day internationals. Aaron Finch had earlier posted his ninth ODI ton, but an early barrage in the run chase from England opener Jason Roy set the tone for what was an all-too-comfortable chase from the tourists, who cruised past Australia’s total of 8-304 with seven balls to spare and five wickets in hand. Roy broke umpteen records with his 180 from 151 balls, posting new marks ...

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Australia seals 4-0 Ashes series triumph

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MNA Sports Desk: Australia romped to an innings and 123-runs victory over England after dismissing the tourists for 180 on the final day of the fifth test on Monday to complete a 4-0 Ashes triumph that fell short of a whitewash but was little less emphatic. England captain Joe Root raced from his hospital bed, where he had been treated overnight for gastroenteritis, to try to rescue a face-saving draw but when he failed to reappear after lunch the die was cast for the tourists. Australia’s bowling attack mopped up the last four batsmen at the cost of just 36 ...

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England lift maiden U-17 World Cup

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MNA Sports Desk: Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden struck twice as England came from behind to thrash European champions Spain 5-2 and clinch their maiden Under-17 World Cup title in Kolkata, India on Saturday. After Morgan Gibbs-White nearly put England ahead early on, Spain took the lead as Barcelona’s Sergio Gomez beat the offside trap to tap in on 10 minutes. He then struck his fourth of the tournament and Spain’s second with a powerful shot from inside the box after the half hour mark. England hit back through Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster close to half-time and levelled at 2-2 when ...

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West Indies thrash England in T20

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MNA Sports Desk: West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite was rewarded for making an 8,000-mile round trip to Chester-le-Street as the tourists beat England by 21 runs in a lone Twenty20 international on Saturday. England, set 177 for victory, were bowled out for 155 at a chilly and rainswept Riverside. Barbados-born Brathwaite, 29, had been West Indies’ star with the bat when they beat England in last year’s World Twenty20 final, hitting four successive sixes in a dramatic last over. “This was probably the more challenging of our recent wins,” Brathwaite told news agency. “Conditions were soft and slippery, the umpires ...

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England beat West Indies in just 3 days

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MNA Sport Desk: England took 19 wickets on the third day to beat West Indies by an innings and 209 runs in the day-night Test at Edgbaston, reported news agency. West Indies, 44-1 overnight in reply to England’s 514-8 declared, were bowled out for 168 and 137. James Anderson took 3-34 in the first innings and Stuart Broad 3-34 in the second to move above Sir Ian Botham into second on the list of England’s all-time leading Test wicket-takers. England take the lead in the three-match series, and have named the same 13-man squad for the second Test beginning on ...

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Spinner Moeen Ali joins England hat-trick club

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MNA Sports Desk: Moeen Ali became just the 13th England cricketer to take a Test-match hat-trick when he ended the third Test against South Africa with three wickets in as many balls at The Oval on Monday, reported news agency. The Worcestershire off-spinner’s treble saw him snare Dean Elgar and Kagiso Rabada with the aid of two slip catches by Ben Stokes at the end of his 16th over, before he had Morne Morkel lbw on review with the first ball of his next. Morkel’s dismissal ended the match after lunch on the fifth day, with England winning by 239 ...

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England clinch Women’s World Cup

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MNA Sports Desk: England won their fourth Women’s World Cup when Anya Shrubsole took six wickets to clinch a nine-run victory over India amid delirious scenes at a packed Lord’s on Sunday. The home side looked in danger of defeat as India chased down their total of 228-7, but an astonishing spell of seam bowling by England’s vice-captain turned the game on its head in the most nail-biting of finishes. India were coasting on 191-3 when Shrubsole took the key wicket of Poonam Raut, lbw for 86, and the inexperienced middle order collapsed to 219 all out in the 49th ...

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Women’s World Cup: England reach final

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MNA Sports Desk: Sarah Taylor struck a vital half-century to help England book a place in the Women’s World Cup final as they beat South Africa by two wickets at Bristol on Tuesday. Taylor, back in an England shirt for this tournament after a year out of the game, hit 54 off 76 balls to give England control of the match before a mini collapse created a nail-biting finish. Yet England, set 219 to win, held their nerve to complete their second highest successful run chase in World Cup history, built on the third-wicket partnership of 78 between Taylor and ...

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Vernon Philander leads South Africa rout of England

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MNA Sports Desk: Vernon Philander led a fine all-round bowling effort as South Africa thrashed England by 340 runs in the second Test at Trent Bridge on Monday. Victory saw the Proteas level the four-match series at 1-1 after they themselves had been well beaten by 211 runs in the first Test at Lord’s. England, set a mammoth 474 runs for victory, collapsed to 133 all out 40 minutes before tea on the fourth day. Man-of-the-match Philander took three wickets for 24 runs in 10 overs, including an early double strike. That gave him five wickets in total in a ...

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NatWest T20 Blast: Tamim Iqbal starts stint with Essex

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MNA Sports Desk: Tamim Iqbal will appear in the 4th NatWest T20 Blast on Sunday to play for Essex Eagles against Kent Spitfires at Kent County Cricket Ground in England on Sunday. The 14th match of the 18-team English county cricket T20 league will start at 8pm. Including Sunday’s match, Tamim is likely to be available for 7 to 8 games for Essex. In the remaining matches Tamim will play against Somerset, Glamorgan, Surrey, Hampshire, Glamorgan and Middlesex on July 13, 16, 19, 21, 23 and 27. If the Tigers preparation camp at home for two-match Test series against Australia ...

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Champions Trophy: Tigers into semis as England beat Australia

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh reached into Champions Trophy semi-finals as England beat Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday. Ben Stokes hit a career-best 102 not out and captain Eoin Morgan 87 as England knocked Australia out of the Champions Trophy with a 40-run win over their arch-rivals. England collapsed to 35 for three chasing 278 for victory before left-handers Morgan and Stokes changed the course of the game with a fourth-wicket partnership of 159. Stokes’s third one-day international century was his highest score at this level after the all-rounder had twice made 101. Brief scores: Australia 277-9, 50 overs (T Head ...

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Champions Trophy: England booked place in semi-finals

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MNA Sports Desk: England captain Eoin Morgan praised his ‘outstanding’ bowling attack after the tournament hosts booked their place in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy with an 87-run win over New Zealand in Cardiff. Tuesday’s success means England will return to the Welsh capital as Group A winners for a last four clash against the as yet unknown Group B runners-up on June 14, in an event featuring the world’s leading eight one-day international teams. England looked to have fallen short of a par score despite making 310 all out after Joe Root (64), Alex Hales (56) and Ben ...

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Are we safe in England – specially Australia?

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MNA Editorial Desk: It would not be wrong if we say that, England is now a prime target for terrorists as recently the country has witnessed several bloody terrorist attacks. Though we are concerned about the recent terrorist attacks in London, we will focus more on comparing the statement of Australian Cricket Board about security concerns in London while it was again rocked by terror on Saturday with fatal attacks on London Bridge and nearby Borough Market. This latest attack on London is the third terrorist incident in England since March. On March 22, 2017 a police officer was fatally ...

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Champions Trophy: England won toss, elected to bowl first

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MNA Sports Desk: England won the toss and elected to bowl first in ICC Champions Trophy opener at Oval in England, which is scheduled to start at 3:30pm on Thursday (Bangladesh time). In the remaining group matches, Tigers will face Australia and New Zealand on June 5 and 9 respectively. Bangladesh squad: Mashrafe Mortaza, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Sunzamul Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed England squad: EJG Morgan, MM Ali, JM Bairstow, JT Ball, SW Billings, JC Buttler, AD Hales, LE ...

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8th ICC Champions Trophy kicks off today

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MNA Sports Desk: The 8th edition of the eight-team ICC Champions Trophy will kick off at Kennington Oval in London on Thursday. Bangladesh will start their Group A campaign taking on the host England in the tournament opener, starting at 3:30pm (Bangladesh time). In the remaining group matches, Tigers will face Australia and New Zealand on June 5 and 9 respectively. Dubbed as the mini-World Cup, eight international teams – Pakistan, Australia, England, Bangladesh, India, South Africa, Sri Lanka and New Zealand will battle for the tournament which is held after every two years. The first two editions of the ...

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India announce Champions Trophy squad

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MNA Sports Desk: India finally announced their squad to defend the Champions Trophy after ending their battle with the world governing body over financial conditions. Virat Kohli will lead India in the defence of their Champions Trophy in England and Wales from 1-18 June. India won the trophy during the last edition in 2013. Opener Rohit Sharma, fast bowler Mohammed Shami and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin all return after recovering from injury. Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and stylish left-hander Yuvraj Singh are also in the 15-man squad. The squad was announced the day after India’s cricket board resolved its differences ...

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Pakistan cancels Bangladesh cricket tour

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MNA Sports Desk: Pakistan will not tour Bangladesh this year as per schedule; the PCB said the series has been postponed indefinitely by mutual consent. Pakistan was to play two Tests, three ODIs and a T20I series in Bangladesh in July and August. “We had spoken about the possibility of hosting them [Bangladesh in Pakistan] this year,” PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan. “Pakistan have now toured Bangladesh twice without them reciprocating, and we feel we cannot tour Bangladesh for the third straight time. Therefore, we have decided to postpone the tour, and will explore another window in the next year or ...

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Alastair Cook resigns as England captain

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MNA Sports Desk: Alastair Cook has stepped down as England’s Test captain after 59 matches in charge of the team. Cook vowed to take time to consider his position after a 4-0 Test series defeat in India late last year and the opening batsman offered his resignation to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Sunday. The 32-year-old’s resignation was accepted, with Director of England Cricket Andrew Strauss revealing that a successor should be announced before the team travel to West Indies on February 22. Alastair Cook, England’s leading scorer in Tests with 11,057 runs, became captain in August ...

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