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England batsmen were ‘rabbits in the headlights’, says Bayliss

AUCKLAND: England head coach Trevor Bayliss has said his players were like “rabbits in the headlights” as they were dismissed for 58 in a pathetic batting performance in the first test against New Zealand on Thursday. England, looking to improve after their recent 4-0 Ashes defeat in Australia, got off to a poor start on the opening day of the Auckland test as they bent down in front of Trent Boult’s and Tim Southee’s splendid bowling spell. The duo picked up all 10 wickets in the first 90 minutes of play before New…

‘Watership Down’ author Adams dies aged 96

LONDON: British author Richard Adams, the author of the much-loved classic novel Watership Down about a community of rabbits, has died at the age of 96, a statement on the book's website said on Tuesday. "Richard's much-loved family announce with sadness that their dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully at 10 pm (2200 GMT) on Christmas Eve," the statement said. The tear-jerking tale is about a group of rabbits searching for a new home after the destruction of their warren, encountering…