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  • 'Can't be more proud' – Root celebrates series win in Sri Lanka
  • Yasir, Hasan claim fifers as Pakistan resume control after tight contest against New Zealand
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Ponting predicts Ashes stroll for Australia

Undated, Nov 15 (Reuters) Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting says England's only hope of winning a test in the upcoming Ashes series is the day/night match in Adelaide and has predicted a 4-0 victory for the hosts.
Ponting savaged England's batting order and said the absence of all-rounder Ben Stokes, along with injuries to their fast bowling stocks, would play into Australia's hands.
His comments come after fierce criticism of the Australia batting line-up from former England greats Ian Botham and Graeme Swann.
"I've been a bit more outward than normal about this one because I honestly think that Australia will win really easily," Ponting, who captained Australia in 77 tests, told Cricket Australia's website (cricket.com.au).
"If you look through the current England team, they're searching for an opener, they're searching for a number three, Stokes might not be there, a couple of their quicks have gone down.
"I just think right now England have got more gaps and more cause for concern in not only in their 11 but in their entire squad, than what Australia have."
England seamer Jake Ball is likely to miss the tourists' final warmup ahead of the first Ashes test, beginning on Nov. 23 in Brisbane, after suffering an ankle ligament strain in the tour match at Adelaide Oval.
Their pace bowling stocks took a hit earlier this week when Steven Finn was ruled out of the tour with a knee injury and replaced by Tom Curran.
Ponting said England fast bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad were on a "steady decline" but maintaining a "reasonably high" level of performance, while Australia boasted a flourishing bowling line-up. The 42-year-old said England's only chance of winning a match was the second test in Adelaide.
England won the last Ashes 3-2 on home soil but were humiliated 5-0 the last time they came to Australia for the series in 2013/14.
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Outstanding performance, but unfortunate to not get an equalizer : Constantine

18 Nov 2018 | 10:22 PM

Amman, Nov 18 (UNI) After India narrowly lost 2-1 against Jordan in Amman on
November 17, Head Coach Stephen Constantine dubbed India’s performance as
“outstanding with being unfortunate to not get an equalizer”, as debutant Nishu
Kumar’s strike had reduced the deficit to one, after Jordan had taken a two goal
lead, only for Pronay Halder to miss a golden opportunity to equalize in the dying
embers of the match.

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'Can't be more proud' – Root celebrates series win in Sri Lanka

18 Nov 2018 | 10:07 PM

Pallekele (Sri Lanka), Nov 18 (UNI) Joe Root and Jack Leach were the big stars
as England won the second of three Tests in Sri Lanka to win their first Test
series in the nation since 2001.

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Yasir, Hasan claim fifers as Pakistan resume control after tight contest against New Zealand

18 Nov 2018 | 10:01 PM

Abu Dhabi, Nov 18 (UNI) Leg-spinner Yasir Shah and seamer Hasan Ali clinched five-wicket
hauls reclaim the ascendancy for Pakistan in the first Test against New Zealand at the
Zayed Cricket Stadium here on Sunday.

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F1H20 Grand Prix concludes, Shaun Torrente of Team Abu Dhabi stands top

18 Nov 2018 | 8:46 PM

Vijayawada, Nov 18 (UNI) The three day exciting event of F1H2O World Championship made a final finish here on Sunday, with Shaun Torrente of Team Abu Dhabi taking the top position.

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BCCI rubbishes report that Kohli was told to be "Humble" by CoA

18 Nov 2018 | 7:50 PM

Mumbai, Nov 18 (UNI) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has rubbished report stating that skipper Virat Kohli has been sent a memo by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to conduct himself with "humility.

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