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Zimbabwe look to build on India shock against Kiwis HARARE: Zimbabwe plan to tap into the renewed energy that sparked a victory over India recently as they take on an under-strength New Zealand side in a three-match one-day international series that starts on Sunday.After sleepwalking their way through a one-day series whitewash at the hands of India, Zimbabwe came to life in the final match of the tour as a fresh desire drove them to a 10-run victory in a Twenty20 match.While New Zealand will be without regular captain Brendon McCullum, new-ball bowlers Trent Boult and Tim Southee, and top all-rounder Corey Anderson, Zimbabwe coach Dav Whatmore says his team need to repeat the energy from their last game to have a chance."I just think we can do a bit better than what we did against India," Whatmore said. "To win the last game was very good, there was a different energy out there, and I think if we ...

Arsenal seek title proof in Chelsea encounter LONDON: Arsenal's readiness to mount a sustained title challenge in 2015-16 will be tested at Wembley on Sunday when they face Premier League champions Chelsea in the Community Shield.Arsene Wenger's team finished last season at a gallop, winning 20 of their final 26 games in all competitions and retaining the FA Cup by swamping Aston Villa 4-0 in a one-sided final.They have carried that momentum into pre-season, winning all four of their matches, and having ...

Defending champ Isner into Atlanta semis ATLANTA: Top-seeded John Isner kept his bid for a third straight ATP Atlanta Open crown on track on Friday, booking a semi-final clash with fellow American Denis Kudla.Isner needed one hour and 21 minutes to get past Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis 7-6 (7/5), 6-4.A day after his 33-ace outburst against Radek Stepanek, Isner blasted 19 aces and converted his lone break chance against Berankis.He booked a first career meeting against Kudla, a qualifier who defeated Israel's ...

Rain delays third day in Bangladesh, South Africa Test DHAKA: Heavy rain delayed the start of the third day's play in the second and final Test between Bangladesh and South Africa at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on Saturday.Not a single ball was bowled on the second day after Bangladesh reached 246-8 in their first innings on the opening day.The highlight of the second Test so far is South African pacer Dale Steyn's 3-30, which enabled him to become just the 13th cricketer in ...

Bell steers England to victory, hosts take 2-1 Ashes lead BIRMINGHAM: Ian Bell guided England to an eight-wicket victory over Australia in the third test at Edgbaston on Friday to put the hosts 2-1 up in the series with two matches to play. Bell (65 not out) and Joe Root, with an unbeaten 38, anchored the chase after England were set to 121 to win on the third day at Edgbaston where a dominant performance banished memories of a heavy defeat at Lord's. England lost ...

Pakistan rich in boxing talent: Amir Khan LAHORE: World boxing council silver welterweight champions, Amir Khan Friday said that Pakistan is rich in boxing talent which can be groomed under a long term plan."I can see a lot of talented boxers in Pakistan and they have the necessary potential to gain international prominence if modern facilities are provided to them to polish their skills", he was talking to media after arriving here on a brief visit along with his wife and daughter. ...

England's Anderson ruled out of fourth Ashes test BIRMINGHAM: England paceman James Anderson has been ruled out of the remainder of the third Ashes test and will miss the fourth match at Trent Bridge with a side strain, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Friday. Anderson, who took six for 47 on Wednesday as Australia were skittled for 136, aborted his run and walked straight off the pitch in the evening session of the second day at Edgbaston on Thursday. "England ...


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