England’s Joe Root during nets at the Riverside Durham club in Chester-le-Street on Sunday. Reuters
Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon says his side will be the underdogs when they face hosts England in the Cricket World Cup semi-finals. “They have been the No. 1 team for a couple of years now.
Australia and India will be aiming to finish top of the World Cup league phase and so avoid facing hosts England in the semi-finals as they prepare for the final day of round-robin matches.
Reigning champions Australia made one change after a surprise 10-run defeat by South Africa at Old Trafford, with the recently called-up Peter Handscomb replacing injured batsman Usman Khawaja.
Tokyo: Britain’s Charlotte Worthington tried her luck by doing a trick never managed before in a female BMX competition. The trick paid off as Worthington won the inaugural BMX freestyle Olympic title on Sunday by landing
Ecuador ‘s Neisi Patricia Dajomes Barrera scripted history after becoming her country’s first woman to win an Olympic medal when she won gold in the 76 kg weightlifting event at the Tokyo Games on Sunday. Dominating Dajomes Barrera
Jacobs became the first Italian in history to be crowned champion in the blue riband event of the Olympic track and field programme after powering home in a blistering 9.80sec.