Sunday, 31 May 2020

Cricket

Steve Smith wins Allan Border Medal

MELBOURNE: Australia cricket captain Steve Smith capped off a golden 12 months by winning his second Allan Border Medal in Melbourne on Monday. Smith, hailed as the country’s finest batsman since Donald Bradman, polled 246 votes, well ahead of two-time medal winner David Warner (162 votes) and Nathan Lyon (156 ...

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Zimbabwe thrash Afghanistan to level series

WELLINGTON: Brendan Taylor scored a majestic 125 as Zimbabwe thrashed Afghanistan by 154 runs in the second one-day international at Sharjah on Sunday to level the five-match series. Wicketkeeper Taylor led the Africans to 333-5 from their 50 overs with his ninth ODI hundred, before Graeme Cremer took 4-41 with ...

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Wants to play Jacques Kallis’ role for Pakistan: says Hussain

Islamabad United’s all-rounder Hussain Talat has said that he wants to perform a role which is very similar to what Jacques Kallis and Shane Watson did for their teams. In an interview to Pakpassion, Hussain Talat said, “I am convinced that I can perform an important role for my side ...

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Jason Derulo, Abida Parveen to perform at PSL3

LAHORE: Legendary Sufi singer Abida Parveen and American pop star Jason Derulo will headline the glitzy opening ceremony that will kick off the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Dubai on February 22. Also enthralling fans at the ceremony will be local heart-throbs Ali Zafar and Shehzad ...

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Australia hammer England by 7 wickets

MELBOURNE: Australia cruised to a seven-wicket victory over England with more than five overs to spare to remain unbeaten after three games in the triangular Twenty20 series in Melbourne on Saturday. The Australians restricted England to 137 for seven off their 20 overs with paceman Kane Richardson taking three wickets ...

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Ice Cricket: Afridi-led Royals clinch series 2-0

SWISS ALPS: Shahid Afridi-led Royals beat Virender Sehwag-led Diamonds in the second match of the two-day St Moritz Ice Cricket tournament in Switzerland on Friday. The Diamonds, who won the toss and decided to bat first gave the Royals a target of 205. Afridi’s Royals chased the target in 16.4 overs at the loss of two ...

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Malinga mulls retirement, says mentally done with cricket

ST MORITZ: Sri Lankan star bowler Lasith Malinga has hinted at possible retirement, saying that he is mentally done with international cricket now that his eventful IPL career is over. Malinga was on Wednesday appointed as bowling mentor of Mumbai Indians. The Sri Lankan has been the core of Mumbai ...

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Mickey Arthur Dares Virat Kohli to Score a century in Pakistan

MELBOURNE: Pakistan cricket team coach Mickey Arthur has said his bowlers would prevent Virat Kohli from scoring a century in Pakistan, should the charismatic Indian batsman ever play in the country, reported the Indian Express. The 29-year-old has scored a century in all nine countries he has toured to with ...

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Dravid clarifies reports on visiting Pakistani dressing room

India U-19 coach Rahul Dravid denied reports that he visited the Pakistan’s dressing room after his team’s thumping victory over arch-rivals in the semi-final of Under 19 World Cup in New Zealand. Responding to a question about his visit to the Pakistan dressing room after India’s semi-final win, Dravid corrected ...

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Ice Cricket: Afridi’s Royals beat Sehwag’s Diamonds

ZURICH: Shahid Afridi-led Team Royals beat Virender Sehwag’s Badrutt’s Palace Diamonds by six wickets in the inaugural Ice Cricket contest at St Moritz resort in Switzerland. Batting first, Diamonds set a target of 165 before the Royals cantered home courtesy of a blistering 74 by Owais Shah. Earlier, the Diamonds ...

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