2nd Test: England v Pakistan at Manchester is in progress
England won the toss and elected to bat
"Pakistan determined to do well"
Pakistan , already leading 1-0 in the four match series against England , realises the importance of keeping the pressure on.Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said yesterday that the press-up celebrations were a one-off thing and was a tribute to the army boot camp. ‘The focus is on the task ahead again and that is what we have now in mind prior to this match’ Misbah emphasized.Gamesmanship does play its part in a tough series like this to release pressure but what really matters in the end is a victory and to maintain supremacy. Press-ups may come in later.Misbah Said that Old Trafford, the venue of the second Test, is a different place now than it ever was. One of the oldest Test grounds of England .
"Return of Stokes and Anderson will improve England 's performance: Wasim Akram"
Legendary fast-bowler Wasim Akram said yestarday that the return of Ben Stokes and James Anderson will prove to be pivotal for the English cricket team when they face Pakistan in the second Test at Old Trafford.After a thrashing defeat at Lord's Cricket Ground in the first Test against Pakistan , England recalled Stokes, Anderson, and Adil Rashid for the second Test.He said the inclusion of Stokes and Anderson will improve the overall performance of the English side.
"Centurion Kohli makes big noise in North Sound"
Captain Virat Kohli compiled an unbeaten century to put India in a commanding position on the first day of the opening test against West Indies in Antigua yesterday.Kohli was on 143 at the close of play, his 12th test century, as the visitors reached 302 for four.He shared a 105-run stand for the third wicket with opener Shikhar Dhawan (84) while Ravichandran Ashwin was 22 not out at stumps.
"Georginio Wijnaldum: Liverpool agree £25m deal with Newcastle for midfielder"
Liverpool have agreed a £25m deal to sign Netherlands international Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle.
The 25-year-old midfielder, who had four years remaining on his contract at St James' Park, will have a medical with the Premier League side on Friday.Wijnaldum joined Newcastle for £14.5m from Dutch side PSV in 2015, playing in all 38 of the club's Premier League games last season and scoring 11 goals.
"Dan Evans loses to Jack Sock at Citi Open in Washington"
British number four Dan Evans lost 6-1 7-5 to sixth seed Jack Sock in the third round of the Citi Open in Washington.The 26-year-old world number 82 defeated Benjamin Becker and Grigor Dimitrov in previous rounds but was soon 5-0 down to the world number 26.Evans improved in the second set and had a set point on the American's serve at 5-4, but could not convert it.
"Bank of the West Classic: Johanna Konta into last eight in Stanford"
British number one Johanna Konta reached the quarter-finals of the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford with a straight-set win over Julia Boserup.The third seed, who received a bye in the first round, beat the American wildcard 6-3 6-1 in just over an hour.Konta, the world number 18, hit 11 aces on her way to a comfortable victory.
"Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome wins stage 18 to extend overall lead"
Britain's Chris Froome won the stage 18 time trial to edge closer to securing his third Tour de France title.
Team Sky's Froome finished 21 seconds ahead of Dutchman Tom Dumoulin to win the hilly 17km stage in 30 minutes and 43 seconds, with Fabio Aru third.Froome, the 2013 and 2015 Tour winner, now leads the 2016 edition by three minutes and 52 seconds.
"Brazil arrests 10 for 'amateur' terror plot against Olympics"
Brazil arrested 10 people yesterday suspected of belonging to a poorly organised group supporting Islamic State (IS) and discussing terrorist acts during the next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.The group, described as "absolutely amateur" by Justice Minister Alexandre Moraes, were all Brazilian citizens and in contact via messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram. They did not know each other personally.
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