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Smith lets his 'bat do the talking' with Kent ton CANTERBURY: Australia's Steven Smith said he wanted to let his bat "do the talking" after the world's number one ranked Test batsman opened his Ashes tour account with a century against Kent on Friday.Former England off-spinner Graeme Swann recently questioned how Smith, who has scored five hundreds in his last six Tests, would fare in English conditions."I still don't think he's got a great technique," Swann said. "I don't think he'll score runs at three if it's swinging."Smith's response was to make 111 before retiring out as Australia piled up 507 for eight declared in the first innings of their tour opener against county strugglers Kent at the Spitfire St Lawrence ground on Friday's second day of a scheduled four.Smith, who starred in Australia's recent 2-0 Test series win in the Caribbean, told reporters after stumps: "It is nice to get a hundred, but for me the most important thing ...

No batting for England during Spanish training camp LONDON: England captain Alastair Cook has said his side have no batting practice planned for their upcoming four-day pre-Ashes training camp in Spain with new coach Trevor Bayliss.Ashes-holders Australia launched their tour on Thursday with a conventional four-day warm-up fixture against Kent in Canterbury.But with England having just finished a Test and one-day campaign at home to New Zealand, opener Cook said more nets were not the order of the day despite batting collapses against ...
Five-wicket Yasir battles for depleted Pakistan COLOMBO: Leg-spinner Yasir Shah claimed five for 95 as Pakistan halted Sri Lanka's march towards a big first innings lead in the second Test at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Friday.Shah made up for the absence of injured pace spearhead Wahab Riaz to keep Sri Lanka down to 304-9 by stumps on the second day in reply to the tourists' modest 138.Opener Kaushal Silva top-scored with 80 and skipper Angelo Mathews made 77, ...
Sri Lanka 231-6 in reply to Pakistan's 138 COLOMBO: Sri Lanka, replying to Pakistan's first innings total of 138, were 231 for six at tea on the second day of the second Test in Colombo on Friday.Skipper Angelo Mathews was unbeaten on 57 and Dhammika Prasad was on 13, with the hosts ahead by 93 runs with four wickets in hand.Sri Lanka lost three wickets in the afternoon session after resuming at the lunch score of 147-3. Pakistan lead the three-match series after ...
Yasir narrows Sri Lanka's advantage in second Test COLOMBO: Leg-spinner Yasir Shah claimed three wickets as Pakistan halted Sri Lanka's march towards a big first-innings lead in the second Test at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Friday.Sri Lanka, who resumed after lunch at 147-3 in reply to Pakistan's modest 138, lost three wickets in the post-lunch session on the second day to go to tea at 231-6.Skipper Angelo Mathews was the last recognised batsman at the crease on 57, and Dhammika ...
Sri Lanka lose two wickets before overtaking Pakistan COLOMBO: Kaushal Silva remained unbeaten after his eighth test fifty as Sri Lanka lost two wickets before overtaking Pakistan's paltry first innings total to reach 147 for three at lunch on day two of the second test at P Sara Oval on Friday.Shot out for 138 in their first innings, Pakistan received another jolt when paceman Wahab Riaz, nursing a hand injury sustained while batting, was ruled out of the contest.Sri Lanka, however, could not ...
Test Series Sri Lanka v Pakistan scoreboard COLOMBO: Scoreboard at lunch on the second day in the second Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on Friday in Colombo, Sri Lanka Pakistan 1st innings 138 (K. Silva 5-42) Sri Lanka 1st innings (Overnight: 70-1)D. Karunaratne c S. Ahmed b J. Khan 28 K. Silva not out 64 K. Sangakkara c Shafiq b Babar 34 L. Thirimanne c Az. Ali b Shah 7 A. Mathews not out 11 Extras (b-2 nb-1) 3 Total (for ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyMay
Trade Balance $-1.894 bln
Exports $1.953 bln
Imports $3.847 bln
WeeklyJune 25, 2015
Reserves $17.457 bln