Sunday, 20 September 2020

Sports

Chennai beat Mumbai in the opening IPL 2020 match

DUBAI: Ambati Rayudu smashed a 48-ball 71 to guide Chennai Super Kings to a comprehensive five-wicket win over defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the 13th IPL here on Saturday. Chasing 163 to win, Rayudu blasted six fours and three sixes in his blitering innings, while Faf ...

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Babar Azam scores sublime century in Vitality T20 Blast

MANCHESTER: Pakistan batsman Babar Azam struck a sublime century for Somerset in the Vitality T20 Blast fixture against Glamorgan in Cardiff. 🏏 114* runs ⚪ 62 balls 💥 Nine fours and five sixes Babar Azam hit his first century for Somerset in this season’s T20 Blast and also became the ...

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‘I see myself in players like Hafeez’: Younis Khan

BIRMINGHAM: Former Skipper Younis Khan sees himself in players like Muhammad Hafeez, saying the Sargodha-born cricketer has played and performed for the country. Hafeez’s retention in the side was been criticised as he’s set to turn 40 next month, although he silenced his critics with a brilliant 69 and 86 ...

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Australia clinch ODI series against England

MANCHESTER: Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey both hit brilliant hundreds as Australia sealed a dramatic series win over world champions England in the third one-day international at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Australia, chasing a target of 303, were all but out of the game at 73-5 when Maxwell came to ...

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Adjusting to UAE heat biggest challenge for AB de Villiers

DUBAI: South African star AB de Villiers believes the biggest challenge for all teams in the upcoming Indian Premier League will be adjusting to the prevailing hot and humid conditions in the UAE. Most games will be played in the night but the conditions would still be challenging. “I am ...

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Eoin Morgan hopes for turning tracks against Australia

MANCHESTER: Eoin Morgan is hoping for spinning pitches during England’s One-day International series against Australia as the world champions plan for the 2023 World Cup in India. The England captain is anticipating a gentle turner at Old Trafford in Manchester, where the fierce rivals will play 50-over fixtures over the ...

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Joe Root underrated in white ball game, says Morgan

MANCHESTER: Joe Root will return to England s ODI team for the opening clash of the three-match series against Australia at Old Trafford on Friday with a ringing endorsement from his skipper Eoin Morgan. Test captain Root was left out of the T20 series which England won 2-1, but will be ...

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Dawid Malan replaces Babar Azam to claim top T20I ranking

ICC: England batsman Dawid Malan has seized the No.1 position in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after a fruitful home series against Australia, which England won 2-1. The 33-year-old left-hander has progressed four places after a series-topping run aggregate of 129, which included a player of the match ...

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Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona for remainder of his contract

PARIS: After announcing his intention to quit the club, Lionel Messi said that he will now stay at Barcelona and honour the last year on his current contract. The Argentine player had informed the management at Barcelona that he wanted to exercise a clause in his contract that would allow ...

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