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Pakistan win first Test against Bangladesh by innings and 44 runs


February 10, 2020

Pakistan on Monday won the first Test against Bangladesh by an innings and 44 runs at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi. With the win in less than 90 minutes on day four of the Test, Pakistan secured a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series. The second match will be played in Karachi from April 5-9. Pakistan Cricket ✔@TheRealPCB …

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Taylor, Jamieson lead New Zealand to ODI series win over India


February 9, 2020

  AUCKLAND: New Zealand wrapped up the One-day International series against India with veteran Ross Taylor and debutant Kyle Jamieson combining to set up a 22-run win in game two in Auckland on Saturday. Taylor, who was also New Zealand’s hero with a century in the four-wicket victory in game one at Hamilton, set up the second success with 73 …

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Eight new faces inducted in PSL player replacement draft


February 9, 2020

LAHORE: Eight new players were drafted across the six HBL Pakistan Super League squads for the upcoming edition during the Player Replacement Draft on Saturday. While Karachi Kings made two full replacement picks, Peshawar Zalmi had one full and one partial replacement pick, Islamabad United one full replacement pick, Lahore Qalandars one full replacement pick with Quetta Gladiators and Multan …

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BD target India upset in U-19 World Cup final


February 9, 2020

POTCHEFSTROOM: First-time finalists Bangladesh will try to deny neighbours and cricketing giants India a record-extending fifth ICC Under-19 World Cup title in Sunday’s championship match in Potchefstroom. Bangladesh are a win away from captain Akbar Ali’s bold pre-tournament prediction that they could lift the trophy at Senwes Park, but standing between them and glory is a formidable India side that …

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England’s Richard Illingworth and Faisal Afridi announced as on-field umpires for PSL opener


February 9, 2020

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Sunday named Faisal Afridi and Richard Illingworth as the on-field umpires for the opening match of the upcoming fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). In a press release, PCB said England’s Illingworth would team up with Afridi for the match between Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United scheduled to take place at National Stadium …

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Afridi shines as Bangladesh lose seven wickets


February 7, 2020

RAWALPINDI: Teen pace sensation Shaheen Shah Afridi grabbed three wickets on Friday as Bangladesh were off to a problematic start in the first Test in Rawalpindi. The 19-year-old dismissed debutant Saif Hassan in the third ball whereas he removed skipper Mominul Haque after managing to pile on only 30 runs. Opener Najmul Hossain Shanto attempted to make up for their …

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Prolific Babar scores century break to enter pre-quarters at National Snooker


February 7, 2020

KARACHI: International player and seventh seed Babar Masih erased the break of 136 piled up by Mohammad Ijaz against Usman Ahmed on Monday as he hammered 139 against Sindh champion Khizer Aziz in the 45th National Snooker Championship at Karachi Gymkhana on Thursday. The splendid break by Rawalpindi-based Babar came in the last frame while registering 4-1 triumph against the …

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Rain hits star-studded Australia cricket bushfire fundraiser


February 7, 2020

SYDNEY: A star-studded charity game to aid Australian bushfire relief was on Thursday moved from the Sydney Cricket Ground to Melbourne due to forecast torrential rain, forcing some players to drop out. Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting were to come out of retirement to skipper the teams on Saturday to raise money for victims of the blazes which began in …

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Police asked to implement report on Sri Lankan cricket team attack


February 7, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice has given the Punjab police a month to implement Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Shabbar Raza Rizvi’s report on the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team. The committee said that if the report was not implemented, the Establishment Division would be asked to attach the case in the …

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