Month: November 2019

Facing KYK huge challenge, morale-booster for PH volleybelles

first_imgK-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes And when Kim made her surprise appearance in the first set of the game between Korea and the Philippines in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, Jovelyn Gonzaga couldn’t help but feel blessed to be playing against the world’s greats.READ: AVC: Philippines loses second straight as Korea stays undefeated FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We were joking inside the locker room that we should force Korea to bring in KYK because it’s almost a given that she won’t be playing,” said Gonzaga in Filipino Sunday at Alonte Sports Arena after their game.“We said that our goal was to have Korea put in KYK in the second set, but when she stepped inside late in the first set we all looked at each other and said ‘goal!’ So it was really a morale-booster for us to play against her.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next MOST READ UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View commentscenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES NLEX bounces back, deals Meralco 1st loss CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—Kim Yeon-koung is regarded as Korea’s top volleyball player and her accolades for both club and country could fill pages.The Korean skipper is a multi-medal winner for Korea and has won numerous championships with cub Fenerbahce both in the domestic and continental stage.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Kim, however, wasn’t there to inspire the Philippines.She was there to make life harder for the Filipinos and she did just that, finishing off the first set for Korea upon setting foot inside the court.Kim would do the same in the second set as she led the Koreans to an eventual three-set sweep of the Philippines, 25-23, 25-18, 25-12.“Personally, facing up against KYK was a huge challenge and when I blocked her that was really big for me.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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2016 champion Kerber advances to Australian Open semifinals

first_imgThe momentum was all one-way until Keys broke for the first time in the fifth game of the second set, but Kerber recovered quickly to finish off in 51 minutes.Kerber has been the only major winner still in the women’s draw since her third-round win over Maria Sharapova.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKeys reached the U.S. Open final last September but lost in straight sets to Sloane Stephens.Kerber’s semifinal opponent will be decided later Wednesday in a quarterfinal match between top-ranked Simona Halep and No. 6 Karolina Pliskova. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kobe Bryant may win yet another trophy—an Oscar Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES MOST READ Germany’s Angelique Kerber serves to United States’ Madison Keys during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE, Australia — Angelique Kerber is through to the Australian Open semifinals after a commanding 6-1, 6-2 win over Madison Keys.For Kerber, who kicked off her career-best season with her run to the title here two years ago, it was her first quarterfinal at a major since her victory in the 2016 U.S. Open.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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VietinBank sends Rebisco PSL to 0-2 start in AWCC

first_imgVietinBank vs Rebisco PSL Manila. CONTIBUTED PHOTOUST-KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan — VietinBank engaged Rebisco PSL Manila in an intense firefight and emerged victorious, 25-21, 17-25, 25-20, 25-14, Friday in the Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championships here.The Vietnamese club didn’t hold any punches against the newly formed Filipino team whose core comprised the national squad, working very hard on defense in one juncture and then launching vigorous offense in the next.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Rebisco Spikers led, 9-4, in the first set as they flashed their individual brilliance and energetic defense.But soon the Vietnamese, displaying steely nerves, caught on, breaking an 18-all standoff to steal the set.Filipino superstars Jaja Santiago, Aby Marano and Jovelyn Gonzaga then joined hands to claim the next set with the trio throwing down from all angles to wear down the Vietnamese.Santiago scored 17 while Gonzaga and Marano each added 10 markers for the Rebisco PSL Manila, which had a share of fans inside the Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Dinh Thi Thuy created trouble for the Rebisco defense as she unleashed 24 points, while teammates Pham Thi Kim Hue, Le Thanh Thuy and Doan Thi Xuan contributed 15, 14 and 12 markers, respectively.But Vietin also doubled down on the defensive end, tiring down the Filipinos with excellent floor defense that produced 13 digs against Rebisco’s five.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PARcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP LeBron: Jordan chase about motivation, not greatness Volleyball fans, let’s rally behind these lovely ladies #RebiscoPSLManila #TeamPilipinas pic.twitter.com/9c7WtijPLQ— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) May 26, 2017 Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV In the third, Rebisco kept breathing down VietinBank’s neck and closed in, 17-19, only to see the Vietnamese employ unrelenting attacks mostly coming off a excellent digs.The Filipinos were in step in the fourth, coming within 10-13 but faded away with a string of errors.Now at 0-2 after losing to Hisamitsu Springs in the opener, Rebisco PSL Manila will next face Tianjin Bohai Bank on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. (1:30 p.m. in Manila).RELATED VIDEOSlast_img read more

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Bali Pure edges Creamline in Game 1 of PVL semis

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE PHOTO- Grethcel Soltones of Bali Pure attempts a spike against two Philippine Air Force blockers. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBali Pure inflicted the first blow, beating Creamline, 22-25, 25-23, 25-14, 25-21, in Game 1 of their best-of-three semifinals series in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Opposite hitter Aiko Urdas sealed the semis opener for the Water Defenders.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Thunder center Kanter says father arrested in Turkey Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ For Water Defenders head coach Roger Gorayeb, complacency won’t be on their minds as they look to finish off the Cool Smashers come Tuesday at Philsports Arena in Game 2.Creamline hasn’t beaten Bali Pure in all three meetings this conference and Gorayeb wants it to stay that way.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I just want them to have the wisdom, we are not yet in the finals and I told them beginning today that all of our games will be treated like games in the finals,” said an emotional Gorayeb who lost his cousin a few days back. “I want to give Bali Pure their first final appearance.”Jennifer Keddy caught fire for the Water Defenders finishing with a game-high 24 points while Risa Sato, who took over Jeng Bualee’s offensive duties, added 13. Gorayeb said Bualee is playing through a right shoulder injury and he instructed Sato to help their Thai import on the offensive end.“Every ball that went to Risa, she managed to kill it and I’m so proud of her because she wasn’t blocked in the first set,” said Gorayeb.Kaewpin Kuttika led Creamline with 16 points while skipper Alyssa Valdez had 12.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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GALLERY: 2017 Alaska IronKids in Cebu

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress ONE Championship to hold four fight cards in Manila in 2018 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netADVERTISEMENT DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet View commentslast_img read more

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Beermen, Painters try to bolster Q’Final bid

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Beermen take on Phoenix Fuel at 7 p.m., right after the 4:15 p.m. duel between the Painters and the Alaska Aces.San Miguel coach Leo Austria got first-hand experience how it is paying against a team with nothing to lose when the Beermen needed a big finish and a huge game from June Mar Fajardo to subdue KIA Picanto, 118-112, in what he aptly described as “an ugly win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“It is a wake-up call for us,” said Austria who is hoping to bring to the illustrious franchise its second Grand Slam.Rain or Shine will also guard against complacency when it battles Alaska. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer and Rain or Shine will shoot for wins on Wednesday that would push them closer to a twice-to-beat bonus in the quarterfinals of the PBA Governors’ Cup.And it’s not much of an advantage that the Beermen and the Elasto Painters will be facing teams that have scraped the bottom of the barrel. In fact, it could work against the two squads in the doubleheader at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City.ADVERTISEMENT “Alaska is not a team you can relax against,” said RoS coach Caloy Garcia referring to the Aces. “We have to come out with the mentality of wanting to win rather than just playing the game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH fighters bag 2 golds Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentslast_img read more

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EMAAR-MGF may face action for Village mess

first_imgIndian women Hockey team during their warm-up session at the Games Village in New Delhi.Private builder EMAAR-MGF, which constructed the Commonwealth Games Village, is expected to face penal action this week as the government has found various “irregularities” and “deficiencies” in its work.The Delhi Development Authority, which had given the contract to EMAAR-MGF for construction of the Village for the sportpersons, submitted its interim report on Tuesday to the Union Urban Development Ministry, 12 days after being asked to do so, sources said.In its report, the DDA has said that there were various “irregularities” and “deficiencies” in the construction of 38 towers of the Village and the builder even exceeded the permissible limits of construction, the sources said.The DDA submitted its report in response to Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy’s letter to DDA on October 7 asking for a report on the alleged irregularities and deficiencies in the Village after several foreign delegates said the place was “unlivable” and “filthy”.”The report is under examination in the ministry. The ministry is likely to give a direction to the DDA in the matter shortly,” the sources said, indicating that some penal action could be taken against the builder within a week.Asked about the nature of action, the sources said there are “adequate provisions in the agreement” with the builder to take action against it for faulty execution of the project.These could be confiscation of security deposit or blacklisting of the company, they said.In the letter, Reddy had asked DDA, which functions under the administrative control of the Urban Development Ministry, to file a report, saying the allegations had adversely affected the image of the DDA.advertisementThere have been reports of delay as well as deficiency in the execution of the project which have not only adversely affected the image of DDA but also the Commonwealth Games 2010 as a whole,” Reddy said in the letter.The letter was written during the Games but it was kept under wraps so that the mega event passed off peacefully.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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Aussie media slam Ponting after Ashes loss

first_imgAustralian media have lamented the Ashes loss saying the team is in “tatters” and on a worst ever low. The newspapers have even questioned Ricky Ponting’s role as a captain saying, “Is it the end for our troubled leader?””The Ashes are gone. Australian cricket is in tatters,” lamented Sydney’s Daily Telegraph. “Our national sport has been failed by feckless administrators, confused selectors, a clueless coach and sadly out-of-form players.”England retained the Ashes by winning the Melbourne Test by a massive innings and 157-run on Day 4 to take an unbeatable 2-1 series lead with one match to play. It was the first time since 1986-1987 that England have retained the Ashes in Australia.”Watching Australia throw away the Ashes at the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) yesterday afternoon was like visiting a dear friend with a terminal illness,” wrote Telegraph columnist Andrew Webster.Captain Ricky Ponting came under fire after he managed just 20 in Australia’s second innings of 258.”Is it the end for our troubled leader?” the Telegraph asked, while The Australian called him, “A master and commander no more”.”The only question that remained was whether the captain would go down with his ship,” wrote The Australian’s Malcolm Conn.”To jettison Ponting at this time of crisis would further damage an already deeply scarred side?.Despite his dreadful form, averaging just 16.6 across the first three Tests, Australia needs Ponting’s experience more than ever with the series level at one-all and the Ashes on the line,” he added. “But continued failure of the current magnitude cannot be tolerated.”advertisementThe Sydney Morning Herald fretted that England were “Long to reign over us.”However former Test bowler Shane Warne urged selectors not to hit the panic button. “Let’s go away and think about things, rather than rush into any silly decisions,” Warne wrote in the Telegraph, adding that Ponting should remain as captain until after the World Cup which starts in February.”Stick with him, wait until all the dust settles after this summer and after the World Cup, then decide what tack you’re going to take.”Will Swanton writes in the Herald Sun, “The more the series turns into a scrap, the more he’s in his element. He turned the Perth Test into a dog-fight. He demanded aggro and fight and got it. His work behind the scenes was crucial.”last_img read more

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WORLD CUP: INDIA BEAT WEST INDIES BY 80 RUNS

first_imgIndia defeated West Indies by 80 runs in their last group B match of the cricket World Cup on Sunday.India will play Australia in the quarter-finals on Thursday in Ahmedabad.Brief score:India: 268 all out in 49.1 overs (Yuvraj Singh 113, Virat Kohli 59; Ravi Rampaul 5/51, Andre Russell 2/46).West Indies: 188 all out in 43 overs. (Devon Smith 81, Ramnaresh Sarwan 39; Zaheer Khan 3/26, Yuvraj Singh 2/18)last_img

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Ind vs Eng: Team India confident of bouncing back

first_imgDespite trailing 0-2 and their world number one Test ranking at stake, India are quite confident of turning the tables on a rampant England in the remaining two Tests of the four-match Test series.Even as the injuries and batting failures have hit India hard, Dhoni’s men are not overlooking a few positives from the two defeats at Lord’s and Trent Bridge.”Bhai sahib, yahan match to jeetna hai (we have to win matches),” Praveen Kumar, who has so far taken 13 wickets from two Tests at an average of 26.53, said.Indians are not ready to get caught in the swirl of negatives floating around them and are working on strengthening their belief in themselves, which alone could help them turn the tide in their favour.They are keen to draw confidence from the fact that Sachin Tendulkar was not well at Lord’s, Gautam Gambhir was laid low by an elbow injury, while Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman did little wrong in the last two Tests. Even Suresh Raina showed a glimpse of his ability.There is not a single pacer one can find fault with, even though off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has failed miserably and “Bhajji bashing” started almost immediately.Harbhajan, who is now ruled out of the Test series due to an abdominal strain, was being viewed as an unimaginative bowler and as somebody who wouldn’t mind being injured at this stage of his career.The off-spinner bowled just 13.4 overs in the second Test and has been woefully out of form in the series. The tweaker grabbed one for 69 in the second Test after his one for 218 in the first at Lord’s. But the fact that even Graeme Swann equally struggled on seamers’ strip, has conveniently been brushed under the carpet.advertisement”We are very good at running down our own men. You break this team now and you would pay the price in Australia later this year. No spinner, other than (Shane) Warne, (Muttiah) Muralitharan and (Anil) Kumble, has taken more wickets than Harbhajan in the history of the game,” said a former Indian captain, who is now a cricket commentator.”And are Bhajji’s critics implying that Warne, Murali and Kumble never had an ordinary series? Kumble averaged nearly 60 in his final three Test series. Warne is averaging nearly 50 in 14 Tests against India. And do you want to know what is Murali’s average in India — over 45 in 11 Tests!” he added.As far as Dhoni is concerned, he has also been a subject of similar attack. There is nothing that critics can find right with his batting, keeping or captaincy.But the Indian team knows that it is not only him who has failed with the bat in the series but also England captain Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook.Dhoni’s collection behind the stumps is faulted, even when the wickets have been uneven at times. There is a lack of respect for a man who has helped India reach the top of the Test ladder and stay there for 19 months.Most of the members of the Indian cricket team have seen the highs and the lows in their careers and are experienced enough not to get bothered by all the criticism surrounding them at the moment.Teams can and do lose a match and a series. But it must not be a trigger to stamp out the good cricketers. Players, who serve long can have an aberration once in a while but it shouldn’t be a signal to take them off the roster.An act in haste could be one of repent later. And No.1 Test side in the world is all desperate to prove their critics wrong when they take on England in the last two Tests at Edgbaston and The Oval.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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