Thursday, 19 July 2018

Cricket

Pakistan snatch T20 title back from New Zealand

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: Pakistan won the decisive third and final Twenty20 against New Zealand by 18 runs on Sunday. Earlier, Fakhar Zaman set up the innings as Pakistan, aided by some sloppy fielding, posted 181 for six in the decisive third and final Twenty20 against New Zealand on Sunday. Their cause ...

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Boycott fears English county cricket could die in 20 years

LONDON: : Geoffrey Boycott has said he fears English domestic first-class country cricket could die within 20 years. After England’s recent 4-0 Ashes series loss in Australia, many pundits accused the governing England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) of marginalising four-day County Championship matches, which are supposed to prepare players ...

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Pakistan take on New Zealand in T20 series decider

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: The third and final Twenty20 International between New Zealand and Pakistan will be played at Mount Maunganui on Sunday. The three-match series is tied at 1-1. New Zealand won the first game at Wellington by seven wickets. Pakistan made a comeback in the series and won the second ...

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India beat South Africa in 3rd Test

JOHANNESBURG: In the fourth day’s play of the third Test match, India beat South Africa by 63 runs at Johannesburg on Saturday. Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah sparked a dramatic collapse as India beat South Africa by 63 runs on the fourth day of the third and final Test at ...

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Head leads Australia to victory in fourth England ODI

ADELAIDE: Travis Head, promoted to the top of the order, led Australia to a drought-breaking win over England in the fourth one-day international in Adelaide on Friday. Replacing injured opener Aaron Finch, Head anchored a shaky Australian run chase with a polished 96, falling just shy of a deserved century ...

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Pollard, Darren Bravo, Narine, Russell, pick PSL over WC Qualifiers

BARBUDA: Leading players ruled themselves out in order to play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Chris Gayle was named in the West Indies´ squad for the 2019 World Cup qualifying tournament. All-rounders Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell, spinner Sunil Narine and batsman Darren Bravo have all decided to miss ...

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S.Africa v India: Dangerous wicket sees players leave field

JOHANNESBURG: In a simply shocking series of events, the third Test between the Proteas and India at Wanderers has been stopped because of the wicket being deemed too dangerous. There was still no official word on whether or not the match was to be abandoned, but the players were pulled ...

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Wasim Akram to be in action at Multan Sultans exhibition match

KARACHI: Cricket enthusiasts will have an opportunity to see ‘Swing ka Sultan’ Wasim Akram live in action next month at Multan Cricket Stadium, when the former captain takes to the field to play an exhibition match at the launch event of his PSL team Multan Sultans. An official of Multan ...

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Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh to reach tri-nation final

DHAKA: Suranga Lakmal led Sri Lankan bowlers on a confidence-boosting rampage to skittle out Bangladesh for 82 on Thursday and guide his side into the final of the Dhaka tri-nation tournament. Openers Upul Tharanga (39) and Danushka Gunathilaka (35) sped to the target 83 in just 11.5 overs to seal ...

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Pakistan beat New Zealand to level T20I series

AUCKLAND: Pakistan has defeated New Zealand by 48 runs in the second Twenty20 against New Zealand at Auckland’s Eden Park on Thursday. The Kiwis never quite settled on the pitch as they lost six of their wickets in quick succession after being set a daunting target of 202 runs. Shadab Khan ...

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