Sunday, 24 March 2019

Cricket

Smith and Warner back in the game after long ban

MELBOURNE: Steve Smith and David Warner have been welcomed back into the Australian fold with “hugs and cuddles” at a team meet-up in Dubai, and said it was like they’d never left. The disgraced pair, whose year-long bans for ball-tampering expire this month, were invited by coach Justin Langer as part ...

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Afghanistan beat Ireland for historic first Test victory

DEHRADUN: Afghanistan´s cricket team claimed a historic first Test win on Monday as they beat Ireland by seven wickets. Rahmat Shah and Ihsanullah Janat scored fifties for the war-torn country as they chased down 147 for victory on day four in Dehradun, India. Afghanistan were steered to their target by ...

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Zaheer Abbas: PSL is one of the best leagues of the world

KARACHI: Asian Bradman and former International Cricket Council (ICC) President Zaheer Abbas asked the ICC to decide for how long they further deprive Pakistanis from watching their favourite heroes in action in front of their home soil. Former Pakistan captain and runs-scoring machine Zaheer Abbas expressed these views during an ...

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David Richardson: No complacency on 2019 World Cup security

KARACHI: The deadly New Zealand shootings which Bangladesh cricketers narrowly avoided means security will remain an “absolute priority” going into the World Cup, the head of cricket’s governing body said. Fifty people died in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday, in what is believed to be the worst ...

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South Africa sweep Sri Lanka after floodlight failure

CAPE TOWN: South Africa completed a clean sweep of their five-match one-day international series against Sri Lanka with a 41-run victory via the Duckworth–Lewis–Stern method on Saturday as the final match at Newlands was ended prematurely by a failed floodlight. After electing to bat, Sri Lanka were bowled out for ...

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Captain Fantastic Puyol kicks of WSS tickets at PSL Final

KARACHI: International football legend, Carles Puyol arrived at the PSL final in Karachi to kick start the World Soccer Stars event in Pakistan.  Puyol made his way to a massive welcome by the cricket fans at the National Stadium in Karachi. Welcomed not only by the cricket fans but the ...

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Quetta Gladiators defeat Peshawar Zalmi to win PSL-4

KARACHI: Quetta Gladiators have defeated Peshawar Zalmi by 8 wickets in the final match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) Forth Edition at National Stadium Karachi. Quetta Gladiators had won the toss and elected to field first against Peshawar Zalmi. Zalmi had set a target of 139 runs for Quetta Gladiators ...

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Shane Warne reveals his three favorite bowlers

NEW DEHLI: Legendary spinner Shane Warne on Sunday named Yasir Shah from Pakistan, Rashid Khan from Afghanistan and Kuldeep Yadav from India as his most favorite current bowlers in limited overs cricket as they have been extraordinary in their own way. Warne believed that wrist spinner is the key to ...

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Sarfaraz, Darren Sammy unveil PSL 4 trophy

KARACHI: Pakistan Super League’s fourth edition’s coveted trophy was unveiled at Karachi’s National Stadium on Saturday. The trophy was showcased by Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and Peshawar Zalmi’s captain Darren Sammy as the two teams have landed a spot each in the most sought-after finale of the series. The ...

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My heart broke: Ponting on Christchurch terror attack

MUMBAI: Even though he is sitting thousands of miles away on another continent, Ricky Ponting, the former skipper of the Australian cricket team, is deeply shocked by the Christchurch terror attack in New Zealand which left 49 people dead and over 40 injured on Friday. “You know my heart broke ...

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