Team selected for SA series capable, well balanced: Misbah

Team selected for SA series capable, well balanced: Misbah

LAHORE: While defending the selection of opener Sharjeel Khan, Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq on Thursday claimed he is taking a well-balanced squad to South Africa and the bunch has the ability and the necessary ingredients to win on the tour. Addressing a virtual press conference from Lahore, Misbah said the squad would leave for South […]

Dhawan, Krishna help India derail England in first ODI

Dhawan, Krishna help India derail England in first ODI

PUNE: Opener Shikhar Dhawan smashed 98 and debutant pace bowler Prasidh Krishna claimed four wickets as India thrashed England by 66 runs in the opening One-day International on Tuesday. Dhawan started strongly while K.L. Rahul, 62 not out, and Krunal Pandya, unbeaten 58 off 31 balls, steered the hosts to 317-5 after being put into […]

India edge England to level series

India edge England to level series

AHMEDABAD: Indian bowlers stifled England’s batters to secure an eight-run victory in the fourth Twenty20 International on Thursday to level the five-match series at 2-2. Shardul Thakur claimed three wickets while Hardik Pandya and Rahul Chahar took two each as India restricted England to 177-8 in their chase of 186 at the Narendra Modi Stadium […]

Rahmanullah stars in Afghanistan’s T20 win over Zimbabwe

Rahmanullah stars in Afghanistan’s T20 win over Zimbabwe

ABU DHABI: Opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz smashed a fiery half century to anchor Afghanistan’s convincing 48-run win over Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 International in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The dashing right-hander cracked seven towering sixes and six boundaries in his dominating 45-ball 87 to steer Afghanistan to an imperious 198-5 in 20 overs after they […]

Buttler blitz trumps Kohli as England reclaim series lead

Buttler blitz trumps Kohli as England reclaim series lead

AHMEDABAD: Jos Buttler’s blistering 83 not out trumped Virat Kohli’s majestic half-century as England beat India by eight wickets in the third Twenty20 International to go 2-1 up in the five-match series in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. Kohli struck an unbeaten 77 off 46 balls to rescue India from a top-order collapse and help them to […]

Skipper Babar Azam unhappy with team selection for African Safari

Skipper Babar Azam unhappy with team selection for African Safari

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket captain of all three formats Babar Azam is not happy with the recently announced squads for the tours of South Africa and Zimbabwe and has reportedly expressed his displeasure at the omission of some players that he wanted for the two international assignments. Reliable sources confirmed to Dawn News that Babar was […]

Kohli, Kishan lead India to emphatic T20 win over England

Kohli, Kishan lead India to emphatic T20 win over England

AHMEDABAD: Skipper Virat Kohli and debutant Ishan Kishan hit half-centuries as India hammered England by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 International in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Chasing 165 for victory, a blazing second-wicket stand of 94 between Kohli, who finished unbeaten on 73, and Kishan saw India romp home in 17.5 overs at the Narendra […]

Archer, Roy help England steamroll India

Archer, Roy help England steamroll India

AHMEDABAD: England’s bowlers did the spadework before opener Jason Roy’s explosive 49 helped secure a comprehensive eight-wicket victory against India in the first Twe­nty20 International in Ahmedabad on Friday. Electing to field, Eoin Morgan and his men denied India a strong start and eventually restricted them to a below-par 124-7 despite Shreyas Iyer’s breezy 67. […]

Williamson ruled out of BD series with elbow injury

Williamson ruled out of BD series with elbow injury

WELLINGTON: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will miss the One-day International series against Bangladesh with an elbow problem, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Tuesday. Williamson, who led the ‘Black Caps’ to a 3-2 T20 series win over Australia on Sunday, has a small tear in his left elbow tendon and had been ‘experiencing irritation’ […]