Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Cricket

Sarfraz Ahmed decided to try his hand at bowling

LONDON: Pakistan completed a series whitewash over Zimbabwe with a 131-run win on Sunday in the fifth and final One-day International (ODI) at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. During the match, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed took off his wicket-keeping gloves and decided to try his hand at bowling. Sarfraz had ...

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Fakhar becomes fastest batsman to get to 1000 ODI runs

HARARE: Pakistan hard-hitting left-handed opener Fakhar Zaman broke another record as he became the fastest batsman to get to 1000 ODI runs, reaching the milestone in just 18 innings. Zaman needed 20 runs to break this record-earlier held by Sir Vivian Richards- in the fifth One Day International (ODI) against Zimbabwe. Kevin ...

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Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe for ODI series sweep

AFP BULAWAYO: Pakistan completed a series whitewash over Zimbabwe with a 131-run win on Sunday in the fifth and final match at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. On another record-setting day for the visitors, Fakhar Zaman became the fastest player in history to reach 1,000 career runs in one-day international ...

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Sri Lanka in control of second South Africa Test

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka surged to 151 for 3 in their second innings on Saturday – a 365-run overall lead – as they sought a whitewash triumph over South Africa in their two-Test series. After their spinners had skittled out South Africa for just 124 in their first innings, Sri Lankan ...

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Adil Rashid could get England call to face India

LEEDS: Leg-spinner Adil Rashid could earn an England Test recall to face India if he changes his mind over red-ball cricket, coach Trevor Bayliss said Thursday, with the slow bowler likely to prove a key weapon on wickets baked dry by the country’s ongoing heatwave. The 30-year-old has not played ...

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Disgraced Australian batsman Warner returns to action in Australia

SYDNEY: Disgraced Australia opening batsman David Warner returned to action on home soil on Saturday and said he was desperate to force his way back into the national side when his ball-tampering suspension ended next year. Warner was handed a 12-month ban from first-class cricket for his role in a ...

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Fakhar Zaman can lead Pakistan to World Cup glory, says Imam

KARACHI: Pakistan opening batsman Imamul Haq believes that Fakhar Zaman – who became the first Pakistan batsman to score a double century in ODI cricket – can help Pakistan win the World Cup because of the amount of talent he possesses. Speaking in an interview after the conclusion of the ...

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South Africa bounce back with Maharaj’s eight-for

COLOMBO: Spinner Keshav Maharaj thanked his lucky stars as well as the pitch on Friday after his record eight-wicket haul helped South Africa fight back on the opening day of the second Test against Sri Lanka. “I think it was written in the stars by God that things worked out ...

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Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe for fourth successive time

BULAWAYO: Pakistan crushed Zimbabwe by a huge margin of 244 runs in the fourth One-day International here. This was Pakistan’s second biggest win in ODIs, behind the 255-run win over Ireland in 2015. Chasing 400, the most difficult target for them, Zimbabwe could not resist against the Pakistan bowlers and ...

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