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Flying Dutch win world solar car race in Australia

ADELAIDE: Dutch team "Nuon" on Thursday won an epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across Australia's outback for the third-straight year, continuing its dominance of an innovative contest showcasing new vehicle technology. The World Solar Challenge, first run in 1987 and last held in 2015, began in the northern city of Darwin on Sunday morning, with 41 competing cars heading to the final destination of Adelaide in South Australia. Cheers and chants of "Nuna" roared from the large Dutch contingent as the…

Saudis apologise over ‘disgraceful’ snub of minute’s silence

SYDNEY: Saudi Arabia football chiefs apologised Friday after the national team was accused of "a disgraceful lack of respect" for failing to observe a minute's silence in Australia in honour of victims of the London terror attack. When the stadium announcer in Adelaide called for silence before their World Cup qualifier against the Socceroos on Thursday evening, the Australian team lined up at the centre circle with arms on their team-mates' shoulders. But most of the Saudis milled around and spread out to various…

Australia beat Pakistan in final ODI, win 4-1

ADELAIDE: Australia wrapped up the five match one-day series against Pakistan 4-1 as they won the high-scoring fifth ODI by 57 runs at Adelaide on Thursday, ARY News reported. Australia won the toss and took guard in the dead rubber game. They scored 369/7 in their 50 overs. Warner amassed 179 runs from 128 balls which included 19 boundaries and five sixes in the game whereas his opening partner Head scored 128 runs off 137 deliveries with the help of nine fours and three maximums. The opening duo put up an opening…

Want to end Australia tour on a high, says Azhar

ADELAIDE: Pakistan's one-day captain Azhar Ali has said that the side wants to end the tour of Australia on a winning note, ARY News reported. He was talking to media on Wednesday. Ali said that his team wants to end the tour on a good note despite already having lost the one-day series. He added that Wahab Riaz's fiery spell against Australia at Adelaide in the ICC Cricket World Cup was "devastating". "Meanwhile, Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell said that Australia will win the last game in the five match series…

Pakistan to play for pride in fifth ODI tomorrow

ADELAIDE: Pakistan will play for pride in the fifth one-day international against Australia at Adelaide on Thursday, ARY News reported. Pakistan have already lost the one-day series 3-1. Australia won the first game at Brisbane by 92 runs. The green shirts bounced back at Melbourne, winning the second one-dayer by six wickets. The hosts won the third ODI at Perth by seven wickets and clinched the series by winning the fourth one-day international at Sydney by 86 runs. Having been whitewashed in the test series…

Australia stop rot with convincing victory

ADELAIDE: Australia cruised to a seven-wicket consolation victory in the day-night third test on Sunday after dismissing South Africa for 250 and knocking off the 127 runs for victory for the loss of three wickets before dinner on day four. There was a minor scare when, with 63 runs still required, Dave Warner was run-out for 47 and Usman Khawaja dismissed for a duck inside one over but there was never any real doubt that Australia would avoid a first ever 3-0 sweep on home soil. Opener Matt Renshaw, one of three new…

Adelaide Test: Khawaja leads Australia to 124-run innings lead over S. Africa

ADELAIDE: Usman Khawaja top scored with 145 to help give Australia a healthy 124-run first innings lead over South Africa on the third day of the third day-night Test in Adelaide on Saturday. The Australians were dismissed for 383 at tea, with the last four wickets adding 100 runs to put the home side in command. Khawaja's 308-ball vigil finally came to an end 30 minutes into the third day when he was trapped leg before wicket by Vernon Philander. The unflappable left-hander occupied the crease for 466 minutes after…

Adelaide Test: Khawaja ton as Australia close in on Proteas lead

ADELAIDE: Usman Khawaja hit a fighting century to lead an Australian charge but skipper Steve Smith was run out in a dreadful mix-up on the second day of the third day-night Test against South Africa on Friday. At dinner in Adelaide, the Australians were 209 for three in reply to the Proteas' 259 for nine declared, with Khawaja unbeaten on 108 and debutant Peter Handscomb on 14. The home side trail by 50 runs. It was Khawaja's fifth Test century and an important one as Australia seek to prevent the Proteas from an…

Colour-blind Australian wicket-keeper ready for pink ball Test

ADELAIDE: Australia's colour-blind wicket-keeper Matthew Wade insists he will cope in this week's day-night Test against South Africa despite having difficulty in picking up the pink ball under lights. The Victorian gloveman has been recalled at the expense of Peter Nevill among a raft of changes for the third Test at Adelaide from Thursday with Australia desperate to prevent a clean-sweep by the Proteas after defeats in Hobart and Perth. Wade, banished from Test cricket three years ago due to shoddy glovework, admits…

South Africa beaten in warm-up match

ADELAIDE: South Africa were beaten by 53 runs by a Victorian XI in their 50-over day-night tour warm-up game on Saturday as their final preparation for next week's third Test against Australia in Adelaide. Hashim Amla scored an unbeaten 81 and Dean Elgar 40 retired out in the tourists 205 for four, chasing Victoria's 258 all out. The Proteas originally had a two-day planned against the Victorian team at the Melbourne Cricket Ground but opted for a one-dayer under Test rather than one-day rules to enable them to get to…