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Clarke opts for batting practice against Kent CANTERBURY: Australia captain Michael Clarke gave an entertaining batting 'clinic' after deciding against enforcing the follow-on in the Ashes tour opener against Kent at Canterbury on Saturday.At tea on the third day of four, Australia were 132 for two in their second innings -- a lead of 359 runs.Shane Watson was 27 not out and Mitchell Marsh eight not out.Earlier, Kent were dismissed for 280 in reply to Australia's first innings 507 for eight declared -- a deficit of 227 runs.Left-arm fast bowler Johnson, who took three wickets on Friday, finished with figures of four for 56 in 18 lively overs.Clarke then opted for more batting practice, promoting himself to open the tourists' second innings alongside Chris Rogers.On a sun-drenched day, in front of a near-capacity crowd, Rogers and Clarke were largely untroubled during a first-wicket stand of 91 on a still good pitch before off-spinner Adam Riley struck twice ...

Sangakkara to retire during India series in Augusts COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's batting great Kumar Sangakkara on Saturday ended speculation about his future, saying he will retire during the home series against India in August."This is my time to call it a day," Sangakkara, 37, told reporters on the sidelines of the second Test against Pakistan at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo.The left-hander said he will play two of the three Tests against India that will take place in Sri Lanka in August. ...
Australia 132-2 against Kent CANTERBURY: Australia were 132 for two in their second innings, a lead of 359 runs, at tea on the third day of four in their Ashes tour opener against Kent at Canterbury on Saturday.Shane Watson was 27 not out and Mitchell Marsh eight not out.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Afridi Praises Dhoni’s Contribution in Cricket MS Dhoni as he has faced criticism for his team's embarrassing ODI series defeat against Bangladesh but Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi is ‘not happy’ in the manner the Indian ODI skipper was being targeted. According to local media reports Afridi said, “I really felt bad in the way MS (Dhoni) has been treated after Bangladesh series defeat. I completely think it’s a sub-continental trend where our heroes are not spared after one bad defeat. ...
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 ...
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, ...

 



 
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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
WeeklyJuly 06, 2015
Reserves $18.201 bln