Sunday, 21 October 2018

Sports

Usain Bolt offered big move to Malta

VALLETTA-Xinhua: Usain Bolt’s Australian football career could come to a premature end, after the owners of the Maltese club, Valletta FC offered the Olympic champion a two-year contract. The offer comes mid-way through Bolt’s pre-season trials for Australian league (A-League) club, the Central Coast Mariners, and less than a week ...

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Michael Vaughan says Abbas ‘would get me out every time’

ABU DHABI: Mohammad Abbas was the wrecker-in-chief as he helped Pakistan dismiss Australia for a meagre 145 in their second innings on day two of the second Test at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Abbas, playing only his ninth Test match, registered his career-best figures of 5/33. Impressed by ...

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Adil and Tom, Star In England’s Big ODI Win

LONDON: Adil Rashid and Tom Curran set up England’s comfortable seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the rain-shortened third one-day international in Kandy. Rashid and Curran shared seven wickets between them to restrict Sri Lanka to 150-9 in the 21-overs-a-side contest. The visitors surpassed the total in 18.3 overs to ...

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Danish Kaneria admits fixing guilt at last

LONDON: Pakistan’s Danish Kaneria has finally admitted his role in a fixing scandal that led to the imprisonment of former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield after six years of denials, Britain’s Daily Mail reported. Kaneria, who was given a life ban by English cricket chiefs that effectively applied worldwide, said in ...

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Shahid Khan withdraws offer to buy Wembley

LONDON: Fulham owner Shahid Khan has withdrawn his offer to buy London’s Wembley Stadium, England’s governing Football Association announced. The FA, Wembley’s current owners, had come under fire from many within English football for their plans to sell Wembley despite Khan offering to buy the stadium for £600 million. “Shahid ...

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Masakadza hopes to end losing streak in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza expressed confidence Wednesday about their upcoming tour of Bangladesh, despite his side losing their last 13 one-day international matches against the Tigers on home soil. The visitors will play three ODIs starting October 21 in Bangladesh, where Zimbabwe has not recorded a win against the ...

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Amir reveals tactic behind Kohli’s wicket in Champions Trophy final

MUMBAI: Mohammad Amir played a crucial role in Pakistan’s 180-run victory in the 2017 Champions Trophy over arch-rivals India. The left-arm speedster ripped apart the Indian top order dismissing the troika of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli to make things easy for Sarfraz Ahmed and co. Speaking on ...

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Abbas took 5, Pakistan dismisses Australia for 145

ABU DHABI: Australia, resuming at 20-2, were dismissed for 145 in their first innings on the second day of the second Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Mohammad Abbas (5-33) and Bilal Asif (3-23) rocked Australia as they conceded a big 137-run lead over Pakistan´s first innings total of ...

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