Sunday, 22 September 2019

Sports

Abbas returns to top ten bowlers in ICC Test rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Abbas has returned to top ten bowlers (10th place) in the ICC Test Rankings with 770 rating points. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah (710 rating points) is at 16th place in the rankings while there is no Pakistani in top ten batsmen. Babar Azam (658 rating points) ...

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Ben Stokes and Archer promise bright England Test future

LONDON: Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer promise a glittering Test future for England but Joe Root’s men have work to do if they are to replicate their World Cup success in the five-day game. England’s focus on white-ball cricket paid off handsomely when they became world champions for the first ...

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Australia having a ‘mare’ with Ashes DRS calls

MANCHESTER: Australia captain Tim Paine admitted he was having “a mare” after twice failing to review umpiring decisions in the fifth Ashes Test even though the challenges would have brought wickets. England, seeking to level the series at 2-2, are firmly in control of the final Test with two days ...

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Speedster Hasnian shines on debut in CPL

JAMAICA: Pakistan pace sensation Mohammad Hasnain impressed during his debut at the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), after he took his side Trinbago Knight Riders to victory. Hasnain picked up three wickets for 36 runs in his spell of four overs, allowing his side cruise to victory against St Kitts and ...

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Nabi, Mujeeb lead Afghanistan to victory against Bangladesh

DHAKA: Afghanistan continued their success story against Bangladesh, handing the home side a 25-run defeat in their second match of the tri-nation Twenty20 tournament at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Sunday. Mohammad Nabi hit an unbeaten 84 off 54 balls to help Afghanistan recover from 40-4 and post ...

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Australia retain the Ashes but England square series

LONDON: England defeated Australia by 135 runs in the final Ashes Test at The Oval to draw the series 2-2. Australia took an unassailable lead at Old Trafford last week to retain the urn, but were unable to become the first touring side to win the Ashes on these shore ...

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Shoaib Akhtar, Ramiz Raja disappointed with Sri Lankan cricketers

BIRMINGHAM: Former Pakistan fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar has expressed his disappointment with Sri Lankan players refusing to tour Pakistan. “So disappointed with the 10 Sri Lankan players who have pulled out of Pakistan tour,” the Rawalpindi Express tweeted on Wednesday. “Pakistan has always been a huge support for Sri Lanka Cricket.” ...

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