Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Cricket

Chris Gayle to retire from ODIs after World Cup 2019

LONDON: Chris Gayle, a big-hitting West Indies opener, announced that he will retire from one-day international cricket after  World Cup 2019.  WIndies begin their bid for a third World Cup title on May 31 against Pakistan. Gayle said  that he can bow out in style after a 20-year career built ...

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Afridi, Malik take Sultans to winning stand in low-scoring match

DUBAI: Multan Sultans registered their first win of the Pakistan Super League’s ongoing edition with their five-wicket win against Islamabad United in a low-scoring match in the first fixture of the day at the Dubai International Stadium. United’s legspinner Shadab Khan gave a spectacular performance by taking two wickets off ...

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Indian company pulls out of PSL 2019 TV production deal

DUBAI: The Pakistan Cricket Board today confirmed that IMG Reliance, an Indian company, will not live produce matches of the HBL Pakistan Super League 2019 (PSL) after Sunday’s matches in Dubai. The announcement of the new live broadcast partner is likely to be made on Monday following the signing of ...

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Shane Watson’s 81-run knock leads Quetta Gladiators to victory

DUBAI: Shane Watson led the Quetta Gladiators to victory with an 81-run knock against Islamabad United in the sixth match of the 2019 Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. The Gladiators beat United by seven wickets after the latter set a 158-run target. Alongside ...

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Injured Josh Hazlewood confident of being fit for World Cup

SYDNEY: Australian pace spearhead Josh Hazlewood said on Thursday he was confident of being fit for the World Cup, with scans this week set to determine when he can make a comeback. The vice-captain missed Australia’s two recent Tests against Sri Lanka with a back injury and has also been ...

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Gabriel apologises over Joe Root sledge

ST LUCIA: West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel sought to clear the air over what he said to England captain Joe Root and extended an “unreserved apology” for his comments during the third Test against England in St Lucia. Gabriel, 30, had accepted a charge for breaching the International Cricket ...

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PSL: Islamabad United beat Lahore Qalandars by five wickets

DUBAI: Defending champion Islamabad United beat Lahore Qalandars by five wickets in the opening match of the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Dubai International cricket stadium here on Thursday. Asif Ali scored 36 runs while Faheem Ashraf 23 runs. Faheem Ashraf concluded the match by hitting ...

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Steyn and co restrict Sri Lanka as South Africa take lead

DURBAN: Dale Steyn claimed four wickets to propel South Africa into a dominant position on day two of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Durban. The veteran fast bowler took the wickets of top-order batsmen Lahiru Thirimanne and Oshada Fernando as well as the dangerous Kusal Perera, who scored ...

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