Thursday, 19 September 2019

Cricket

England claim landmark Test series sweep in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: Skipper Joe Root hailed England’s “complete team-effort” Monday after his team sealed a tense victory over Sri Lanka in the third and final Test to record their first overseas series sweep in 55 years. In the face of stubborn Sri Lankan resistance, spinners Jack Leach and Moeen Ali took ...

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Shakib Al Hasan sets a new Test cricket record

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan became the quickest player to score 3,000 runs and take 200 wickets in Test cricket. He achieved the feat in the ongoing first Test against West Indies which is his 54th match of his career. The veteran Bangladeshi cricketer leads England’s Ian Botham who achieved ...

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Haris, Babar hit tons for Pakistan

DUBAI: A career-best hundred from Haris Sohail and a maiden century from Babar Azam helped Pakistan post a big total to boost their chances of a series-levelling win against New Zealand in the second Test in Dubai on Sunday. Sohail knocked a snail-paced 147 in nine hours and 34 minutes ...

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Javeria makes it to ICC Women World T20 2018 dream team

LAHORE  –   Pakistan women cricketer Javeria Khan has made it to the star-studded ICC Women’s World T20 2018 dream team, which was selected by an esteemed selection panel that included three former international players. Thrust into the captaincy role just before the tournament, Javeria responded well as she topped the ...

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Kohli steers India to victory in final Australia Twenty20

SYDNEY: Virat Kohli smashed an unbeaten 61 to steer India to victory with two balls to spare in the third and final Twenty20 against Australia on Sunday, ensuring the series ended all square. The prolific batsmen lived up to his reputation, coming in when the two openers fell in quick ...

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Gardner shines in Australia’s crushing WWT20 win over England

NORTH SOUND: All-rounder Ashleigh Gardner starred with bat and ball as Australia cruised to an eight-wicket victory over England in the final of the Women’s World T20 in Antigua. Gardner and teenage leg-spinner Georgia Wareham combined for five wickets to restrict the English to 105 all out off 19.4 overs ...

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Australia thrash Windies to reach Women’s World T20 final

KOLKATA: Australia dethroned the West Indies and booked a place in Saturday’s Women’s World Twenty20 final with a crushing 71-run victory in the first semi-final at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. Stunned by the Caribbean side in the 2016 final in Kolkata, the three-time champions were at their ...

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Dwayne Bravo is coming to Pakistan

JAMAICA: West Indies superstar Dwayne Bravo has announced to come to Pakistan in the upcoming fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). “Pakistan! The Champion is gonna coming there,” announced Bravo, in a video message on social media. “Support us, look out for me as it will be my first ...

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Bangladesh women’s team exit T-20 World Cup without a win

DHAKA: The team, which just became the T-20 Asia Cup champions, lost their last group match to South Africa for 30 runs. South Africa set Bangladesh a manageable total of 109 runs at Saint Lucia, but the batting failed spectacularly, only scoring 79 after playing the full 20 overs and ...

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Adam Zampa spins Australia to four-run win over India

MELBOURNE: Adam Zampa picked up two wickets in a miserly spell of leg spin bowling as Australia edged India by four runs in an enthralling rain-shortened Twenty20 International on Wednesday. Chasing 174 in 17 overs, after being adjusted by the Duckworth Lewis method, for a 1-0 lead in the three-match ...

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