Thursday, 20 June 2019

Cricket

Moeen Ali helps England thrash South Africa

LONDON: Moeen Ali became the first bowler in The Oval’s 100 Test-history to take a hat-trick as England wrapped up a crushing 239-run win in the third Test against South Africa on Monday. Victory put England 2-1 up in this four-match series, with just the fourth Test at Old Trafford ...

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Somerset county club signs Fakhar Zaman

LONDON: Pakistan’s opening batsman Fakhar Zaman will be playing for Somerset county club, Samaa reported. Zaman, who played a key role in Pakistan’s Champions Trophy 2017 win, has been recently drafted in this year’s edition of Caribbean Premier League (CPL). It is pertinent to mention that all Pakistani cricketers drafted in the ...

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Stokes double gives England control

LONDON: Ben Stokes’s double-strike, following half-centuries from Tom Westley, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow, left England eyeing victory at the end of the fourth day of the third Test against South Africa at The Oval on Sunday. At stumps, South Africa was 117 for 4 having been set a massive target ...

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Ganguly says Virat Kohli yet to be tested as India captain

NEW DELHI: Sourav Ganguly feels the Indian skipper Virat Kohli remains to be untested. India played as many as 13 Tests last year at home, and a series versus West Indies in the Caribbean, that hardly posed a threat to Kohli’s dominance. Ganguly has always maintained that real test of ...

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Pakistan demand apology from Afghanistan

LONDON: Cricket Boards continues to clash, with PCB refusing to renew ties with neighbour until matter is publicly addressed The feud between the Afghanistan and Pakistan Cricket Boards has continued to rumble on, with the PCB demanding a public apology from their neighbours in order to renew cricketing ties. The ...

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India sink Sri Lanka in Galle Test

GALLE: With a blasting century of Virat Kohli, India thrashed Sri Lanka Saturday by 304 runs in the opening test, leading series by 1-0. Overall, Kohli faced 136 balls and hit five fours as well as a six. In doing so, he equaled the records of former Indian skipper Dilip ...

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Matt Machan retires from international cricket aged 26

SCOTLAND international and a child-prodigy at Sussex, Matt Machan has announced his retirement from international cricket following a wrist injury. Machan, aged 26, is struggling with a recurring wrist injury that forced him to take such a decision. Machan represented Scotland in the ICC 2015 World Cup and T20 World ...

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Sri Lanka reach 85-2 in hunt for 550 against India

GALLE: Sri Lanka reached 85-2 at lunch on Saturday after India captain Virat Kohli set them a daunting target of 550 to win the first Test in Galle. The home side made a poor start to the campaign, losing opener Upul Tharanga in the third over for 10 and Danushka ...

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