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Williamson hits biggest Test score as New Zealand declare against Windies

New Zealand declared their first innings at 519 for seven after a majestic 251 from Kane Williamson, his highest Test score, leaving the West Indies to face up to 26 overs before stumps on day two of the first Test in Hamilton on Friday. Williamson’s giant innings eclipsed his previous best, an unbeaten 242 against Sri Lanka nearly six years ...

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Frappart makes refereeing history as Juve beat Dynamo Kiev in Champions League

Stephanie Frappart became the first woman to referee a men’s Champions League game on Wednesday as Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 750th career goal in a 3-0 win for Juventus over Dynamo Kiev. The 36-year-old Frappart has already made history as the first woman to referee in Ligue 1, and took charge of the 2019 UEFA Super Cup final between Liverpool ...

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Youngsters see depleted Liverpool into last 16

Liverpool’s youngsters shone as the depleted English champions booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a 1-0 win over Ajax at Anfield on Tuesday. Curtis Jones took advantage of a huge error from Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana to score the only goal, while Caoimhin Kelleher kept a clean sheet against the Dutch giants on his ...

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Pakistani cricketer expelled for violating coronavirus protocol

Left-arm spinner of Pakistan Raza Hassan has been expelled from Quaid-e-Azam Trophy for violating coronavirus protocol. He was played an instrumental role in the win against Australia in the 2012 T20 World Cup. But due to lack of continuity and discipline, he ruled out of the team. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement, the 28-year-old spinner Raza Hassan broke ...

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Super-sub Cavani inspires Man Utd fightback

Edinson Cavani inspired Manchester United’s thrilling fightback from two goals down to snatch a dramatic 3-2 win against Southampton on Sunday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were facing a dismal defeat after first half goals from Jan Bednarek and James Ward-Prowse put Southampton in control at St Mary’s. Adding to Solskjaer’s problems, United lost goalkeeper David de Gea to a knee ...

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Neymar reaches milestone but PSG held ahead of Man Utd showdown

Neymar scored his 50th league goal for Paris Saint-Germain but warned the Ligue 1 leaders needed to improve quickly as they prepared for a crunch European clash with Manchester United by drawing 2-2 with Bordeaux on Saturday. The world’s most expensive player scored a penalty to cancel out an early Timothee Pembele own goal and become the quickest to reach ...

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Shakib creates history completing 5,000 T20 runs

Bangladesh superstar Shakib Al Hasan completed his 5,000 runs in the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 Cup. The allrounder is representing Gemcon Khulna in the event started from November 24. In their third game, Khulna faced off Gazi Group Chattogram on Saturday, but they failed to impress with the bat in the first innings— posting only 86 runs in 17.5 overs. Shakib ...

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Bairstow powers England to T20 victory over South Africa in Cape Town

Jonny Bairstow powered England to a five-wicket win over South Africa in the first Twenty20 international at Newlands in Cape Town on Friday. Bairstow thrashed 86 not out off 48 balls as England chased down a victory target of 180 with four balls to spare. England were struggling at 34 for three before Bairstow and Ben Stokes (37) changed the ...

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England bowl in first T20 against South Africa

England won the toss and decided to bowl in the first Twenty20 international against South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town on Friday. Captain Eoin Morgan said: “The wicket looks very good and we feel there is a slight advantage here in chasing down.” Morgan said a big challenge for England was deciding on their best batting order. “We have ...

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Napoli honour Maradona with win, Leicester and Arsenal in Europa last 32

Napoli honoured the memory of Diego Maradona with a 2-0 win over Rijeka which allowed them to go top of Europa League Group F in the first match since the death their Argentine icon. Gennaro Gattuso’s side entered the field all wearing the number 10 jersey of Maradona, who won Napoli’s only Serie A titles in 1987 and 1990 as ...

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