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‘Hamilton’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda raps way to Hollywood star

LOS ANGELES: “Hamilton” musical creator Lin-Manuel Miranda rapped his way down memory lane on Friday as he was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The multiple Tony, Emmy and Grammy winner unveiled his pink and bronze star outside the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, where he recalled performing in his first hit musical, “In the Heights,” in 2010. “I feel like I’m dreaming,” Miranda, 38, said at the ceremony. “It means the world to me that my star is outside this incredible theater.” Singing the lines from the…

New Zealand win 2nd Test as hostile Wagner bounces out Windies

HAMILTON: New Zealand decimated the West Indies with a day to spare in the second Test to sweep the series 2-0 on Tuesday. The tourists struggled to cope in their second innings against New Zealand's three-pronged fast bowling attack in Hamilton, particularly against a barrage of bouncers from Neil Wagner. A brutal spell from Wagner produced three wickets and a broken arm as the hosts romped to a 240-run victory. The West Indies, set a target of 444 to win after losing the first Test by an innings, folded at nine…

Guptill’s blistering century fashions NZ win over South Africa

HAMILTON: Martin Guptill underlined his importance to the New Zealand one-day side with a blistering match-winning century as he guided his side to a seven-wicket victory over South Africa in their fourth one-day international in Hamilton on Wednesday. Guptill, who had suffered two separate hamstring strains and not played for a month, scored 180 not out and combined with Ross Taylor (66) in a 180-run partnership to take New Zealand to 280-3 in 45 overs. The 30-year-old blasted 11 sixes and 15 boundaries in his…

Hamilton Test: Ton-up Taylor keeps focus to set Pakistan big target

HAMILTON: Ross Taylor shrugged off his eye problems to score a superb unbeaten century as New Zealand set Pakistan a formidable 369-run target to win the second Test on Monday Taylor finished 102 not out despite only being cleared to play two days before the Test after scarring on his left eye grew bigger and threatened his vision. He is due to have surgery on Wednesday. New Zealand declared late on the fourth day in Hamilton at 313 for 5 and Pakistan were one without loss after facing three overs before stumps. The…

Hamilton Test: Fired up Southee creates havoc in Pakistan ranks

HAMILTON: Tim Southee captured three quick wickets to put New Zealand in a commanding position in the second Test against Pakistan on Saturday. Neil Wagner also bagged two wickets as Pakistan collapsed to 76 for five at stumps on day two, still 195 runs behind New Zealand's first innings total of 271. Babar Azam was not out 34 at the close of play at Seddon Park with Sarfraz Ahmed unbeaten on nine. New Zealand, chasing their first series win over Pakistan in 31 years, had been in trouble at 5-119 before BJ Watling's…

Hamilton Test: Pakistan strike twice before rain halts play

HAMILTON: New Zealand reached 77-2 against Pakistan before rain forced day one of the second and final Test to be abandoned after just 21 overs in Hamilton on Friday. The players took lunch 15 minutes early as the skies opened, with Jeet Raval on 35 and Ross Taylor on 29 after the early loss of Tom Latham and Kane Williamson. Three hours later, the umpires tired of waiting for the rain to clear and scratched the final session. Play will resume half-an-hour early at 10:30 am on Saturday local time. Pakistan won the…

New Zealand lose Boult for second Test

HAMILTON: New Zealand suffered a blow on the eve of the second Test against Pakistan Thursday when bowling spearhead Trent Boult was ruled out with a knee injury. Matt Henry was expected to be elevated to share the new ball in Hamilton with Tim Southee, although New Zealand delayed naming their side until Friday's toss. New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said Boult had been troubled by "minor discomfort" in his left knee since the recent India tour and irritated it further in the first Test against Pakistan which New…

New Zealand eyes first Pakistan series win in decades

HAMILTON: New Zealand has a chance to seal a first series win against Pakistan in more than 30 years in the second Test in Hamilton with the tourists without talisman Misbah-ul-Haq. The seventh-ranked Black Caps go into the match which begins Friday 1-0 up in the two-Test series following a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over second-ranked Pakistan in the opening Test in Christchurch. A win or draw in Hamilton will be enough for New Zealand to notch their first series win over Pakistan since 1985 and only their…