Saturday, 4 July 2020

Cricket

Proteas seal ODI series

CAPE TOWN: An all-round performance by South Africa helped them to seal the series in fifth and final one-day international played at Newlands Stadium, Cape Town on Wednesday, thanks to a superb bowling performance by South African bowlers that helped them restrict Pakistan to a modest total which the batsmen ...

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Asif was the best fast bowler I ever faced, says Hashim Amla

CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s top batsman Hashim Amla considers Pakistan’s former fast bowler Mohammad Asif as the best bowler he ever faced. During an interview, while answering a question, the right-handed batsman said that Asif was not quick with 135km/h speed. “But his accuracy was great because when he used ...

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Shoaib Akhtar is doing personal attacks, says Banned Sarfraz

KARACH: Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed has fired back at former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, as he arrives in Karachi from South Africa after the ICC’s suspension. “He (Shoaib Akhtar) is not criticising, he is attacking me personally,” said Sarfraz, while talking to media on his arrival. Sarfraz’s statement comes ...

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New Zealand recall Neesham, Astle to face India

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: New Zealand have brought in all-rounder Jimmy Neesham and leg-spinner Todd Astle for the remaining two one-day internationals against India, after losing a third successive game in Mount Maunganui on Monday. However, they have decided to persevere with openers Martin Guptill and Colin Monro, who have both struggled ...

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ICC reveals T20 World Cup 2020 schedule

DUBAI: The fixtures for the ICC T20 World Cup Australia 2020 were revealed in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday morning, the cricket governing body said in a statement issued to the media. For the first time, the women’s and men’s T20 World Cups will be held as standalone events in the ...

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Sri Lanka call up Karunaratne as Kumara replacement

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka have called up right-arm fast bowler Chamika Karunaratne to replace the injured Lahiru Kumara for the second Test against Australia and confirmed that fellow quick Dushmantha Chameera had also been ruled out due to injury. Kumara suffered a torn hamstring on the second day of the first ...

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Kohli farewells New Zealand as India take 3-0 lead

WELLINGTON: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma forged a century-plus partnership as India beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the third one-dayer on Monday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series and signal their preparedness for this year’s World Cup. Sharma (62) combined with captain Kohli (60) ...

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Wahab hat-trick seals big win for Comilla Victorians in BPL

DHAKA: A hat-trick by Pakistani pacer Wahab Riaz helped Comilla Victorians register a huge 80-run victory over Khulna Titans in the Bangladesh Premier League on Monday. Victorians started the innings well and opener Evin Lewis and veteran Tamim Iqbal put on a 58-run partnership for the first wicket before the ...

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Roston Chase bowls Windies to massive win over England

BARBADOS: A career-best 8/60 from the off-spinning all-rounder Roston Chase bowled Windies to victory on the fourth day of the first Test in Barbados. Despite not extracting noticeable turn from the pitch, Chase ran through the England middle-order, dismissing Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali and Ben Foakes ...

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