Friday, 22 February 2019

Cricket

Australia beat India in Perth by 146 runs, level series

PERTH: Australia cleaned up India’s lower order through a barrage of hostile bowling before lunch on the fifth day to secure a series-levelling 146-run victory in the second Test on Tuesday. Having set the tourists a daunting 287 runs to win on a menacing Perth Stadium pitch, Australia dismissed top-ranked ...

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Virat Kohli world’s ‘worst behaved player’, says Naseeruddin Shah

MUMBAI: Days after Virat Kohli provoked a social media storm after telling a critic to leave the country for criticising his batting, Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah has criticised the batsman for his behaviour. Naseeruddin Shah in a post on his Facebook account, said Virat Kohli is the world’s worst behaved ...

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Hope shines as West Indies blitz Bangladesh in first T20

SYLHET:  Shai Hope smashed the third-fastest fifty in international Twenty20 cricket as West Indies cruised to an eight-wicket victory in their series opener with Bangladesh on Monday. Cottrell used the short balls to precision to help his side dismiss Bangladesh for 129 in 19 overs before Hope led the charge with a ...

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Latham double ton gives NZ upper hand against Lanka

WELLINGTON: Tom Latham put any questions about his future in the New Zealand cricket team to bed with a maiden double century as he effectively batted Sri Lanka out of the first Test on the third day at the Basin Reserve on Monday. Latham finished 264 not out – a ...

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SA coach Gibson not worried about Amla’s dip in form

JOHANNESBURG: Ahead of what is expected to be a tough home series against Pakistan, South Africa coach Ottis Gibson has insisted he has no concerns regarding the form of his top order. Hashim Amla, Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram averaged below 15 during South Africa’s last Test series, in Sri ...

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Virat Kohli making us look like schoolboys: Kevin Pietersen

LONDON: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has lavished praise on Indian skipper Virat Kohli who hit another century in Australai in ongoing Perth Test. This was Kohli’s sixth century in Australia. The legendary England cricketer took to Twitter on Sunday to heap praise on the Indian captain for his remarkable ...

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Windies need to learn winning consistently: Mushtaq

DHAKA: Ahead of the T20I series, even as Bangladesh chose to rest, Windies had a full fledged training session. They are buoyed by the return of Evin Lewis in the squad and are looking to transform their fortunes on the tour in a format where they have done well. The ...

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Bangladesh crush West Indies to seal series

SYLHET: An all-round effort helped Bangladesh crush West Indies in the 3rd and deciding one-day international played at Sylhet International Stadium. After winning the toss, the Bangladesh bowlers restricted West Indies to a modest total despite Shai Hope’s century, and then chased down the target with ease. After Bangladesh captain ...

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Pakistan’s tail-enders worst in the world, says Raja

LONDON: Pakistan former captain turned commentator, Ramiz Raja blasted on the Pakistan’s tail-enders terming it as the ‘worst in the world.’ “If you ask me, we have the worst tail-enders in the world, because I have not seen anyone who gives up so easily,” said Raja, while talking at Ramiz ...

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Bangladesh League franchises oppose Smith inclusion

DHAKA: The objection by the franchises was based on the BPL’s policy that states a replacement can only be taken from the players’ draft list Comilla Victorians’ inclusion of Australia cricketer Steven Smith for Bangladesh Premier League 2019 has faced opposition from the other franchises in the tournament. The objection ...

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