Saturday, 22 February 2020

Cricket

Australia thrash Windies to reach Women’s World T20 final

KOLKATA: Australia dethroned the West Indies and booked a place in Saturday’s Women’s World Twenty20 final with a crushing 71-run victory in the first semi-final at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. Stunned by the Caribbean side in the 2016 final in Kolkata, the three-time champions were at their ...

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Dwayne Bravo is coming to Pakistan

JAMAICA: West Indies superstar Dwayne Bravo has announced to come to Pakistan in the upcoming fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). “Pakistan! The Champion is gonna coming there,” announced Bravo, in a video message on social media. “Support us, look out for me as it will be my first ...

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Bangladesh women’s team exit T-20 World Cup without a win

DHAKA: The team, which just became the T-20 Asia Cup champions, lost their last group match to South Africa for 30 runs. South Africa set Bangladesh a manageable total of 109 runs at Saint Lucia, but the batting failed spectacularly, only scoring 79 after playing the full 20 overs and ...

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Adam Zampa spins Australia to four-run win over India

MELBOURNE: Adam Zampa picked up two wickets in a miserly spell of leg spin bowling as Australia edged India by four runs in an enthralling rain-shortened Twenty20 International on Wednesday. Chasing 174 in 17 overs, after being adjusted by the Duckworth Lewis method, for a 1-0 lead in the three-match ...

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Afghanistan’s opening batsman Shahzad hits fastest fifty in T10

SHARJAH: Afghanistan’s opening batsman Mohammad Shahzad on Wednesday proved why is he one of the fiercest hitter of the cricket ball when he slammed a 16-ball 74 knock, declared as the fastest fifty in T10 format. Shahzad, who was playing for the Rajputs, played a record-breaking inning laced with eight ...

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Mominul ton propels Bangladesh in West Indies Test

CHITTAGONG: Mominul Haque struck an unbeaten century for Bangladesh on the opening day of the first Test against the West Indies in Chittagong. Mominul was batting on 116 as the home side reached 216-3 at tea after skipper Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and elected to bat first at ...

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Defeat against New Zealand worst of my career, says Arthur

DUBAI: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur described his team’s narrow four-run defeat in the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi as the “worst of his coaching career”. Pakistan, set a modest 176-run target, were undone by a shambolic batting display as they lost their last seven wickets for ...

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Uncapped Harris, Tremain make Australia squad for India Tests

MELBOURNE: In-form opener Marcus Harris is set to make his debut after being picked in Australia’s squad for their first two Tests against India alongside fellow rookie Chris Tremain. The 26-year-old, who smashed 250 not out against New South Wales last month and is the Sheffield Shield’s second-highest run-scorer, is ...

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Dramatic win a ‘good advertisement’ for Test cricket: Williamson

ABU DHABI: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson praised his team s never-say-die approach and described a tension-packed narrow four-run win over Pakistan in the first match on Monday a “good advertisement for Test cricket.” New Zealand defended a modest 176-run target, courtesy of 5-59 by left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel in ...

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Shastri says India ‘taking no prisoners’ in Australia

BRISBANE: Coach Ravi Shastri vowed Sunday India will “take no prisoners” in their quest to win a Test series in Australia for the first time, but cautioned against underestimating the struggling home team. India play four Tests and three one-day internationals from early December, with three Twenty20s before that, starting ...

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