Saturday, 14 December 2019

Cricket

Daredevils knock Mumbai Indians out of IPL with 11-run win

NEW DELHI: Delhi Daredevils knocked defending champions Mumbai Indians out of the Indian Premier League after the trio of Sandeep Lamichhane, Amit Mishra and Harshal Patel starred with three wickets apiece for a 11-run win in their last league match on Sunday. As it happened | Scorecard | Points Table ...

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Root returns to No 3 to shoulder more responsibility

LONDON: Joe Root believes a year in the captaincy has given him the experience he needs to move up the England batting order to the pivotal number three position for the two-Test series against Pakistan beginning on Thursday. Since replacing Alastair Cook as the Test captain last year, Root has ...

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Delhi Daredevils down Chennai Super Kings

MUMBAI: Delhi Daredevils restored some pride with an upset 34-run win over the formidable Chennai Super Kings in a dead rubber of the Indian Premier League here on Friday. Vijay Shankar (36 not out off 29 balls) and Harshal Patel (36 n.o., 16b) scripted Daredevils’ recovery with an unbeaten 65-run ...

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Afghan teen spinner signs for Hampshire

LONDON: Hampshire announced the signing of Afghan teenager Mujeeb Ur Rahman and New Zealand’s Colin Munro for the Twenty20 Blast. Mujeeb will be available for the whole of the county s T20 campaign and white-ball specialist opener Munro can play until he moves to the Caribbean Premier League in August. Mujeeb ...

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‘Spiderman’ de Villiers defies gravity with stunning catch

CAPE TOWN: South African cricket star AB de Villiers seems to make it a habit of being spectacular in whatever he does on a cricket field and the talismanic South African’s gravity-defying catch in Thursday’s Indian Premier League (IPL) match only added to his legend. The Sunrisers Hyderabad’s chase was ...

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ICC may scrap tradition of coin toss from Test cricket

LONDON: Test cricket’s fundamental starting point may be scrapped, as the ICC’s cricket committee prepares to debate whether or not the coin toss should be removed as a way of reducing home ground advantage in the looming Test Championship, reported Cricinfo. Every single Test match since the very first, between ...

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Pakistan to struggle against England: Zaheer Abbas

LONDON: Former Pakistan captain and ICC president Zaheer Abbas has said that Pakistan team has to struggle against mighty hosts England in both the Test matches. Zaheer said: “We conceded too many runs in the second innings of the one off Test against Ireland. The green caps have to learn ...

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Banned Warner set to play Sydney grade cricket

MELBOURNE: Banned Australia batsman David Warner will attempt to get his career back on track by playing the start of the Sydney grade cricket season with Randwick Petersham. Former Australia vice-captain Warner was handed a one-year ban by Cricket Australia for his role in the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa ...

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IPL 2018: Pollard help MI beat KXIP in thriller

File Photo MUMBAI: Till the very end and throughout the course of the match, it was Punjab who had been ruling the roost with splendid performances. However, in the tinsel town on Wednesday, the KXIP vs MI game witnessed a very bollywoodish ending to a T20 game in which the ...

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England recall Jos Buttler for first Pakistan Test

LONDON: England recalled batsman Jos Buttler in a 12-man squad announced Tuesday for the first Test against Pakistan at Lord’s on May 24. In the first England squad since former Test batsman Ed Smith took over as national selector, Somerset off-spinner Dom Bess was given a first call-up. But, after ...

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