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Ashes series: Malan reassures Root will start hitting tons

SYDNEY: Dawid Malan has backed his captain Joe Root to convert his innings into centuries after again missing out on an elusive first century in the Ashes series against Australia. Root took another sickening body blow when his 141-ball vigil was ended by a superb …

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Pakistan drop to second position in ICC T20 rankings

New Zealand have returned to the top of the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings after winning the three-match series against the Windies by 2-0, the International Cricket Council reported in a press release on Wednesday. New Zealand had entered the series against the Windies …

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PCB announces squad for New Zealand tour

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced 15-member squad on Saturday for New Zealand tour retaining Sarfraz Ahmed as One-Day International (ODI) skipper. According to the notification issued, Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Imamul Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Muhammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Faheem …

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Hasan Ali, Hafeez maintain top places in ICC ODI player rankings

LAHORE-UNS – Pakistani pacer Hasan Ali has maintained his top spot in the ICC ODI Bowling Rankings with 759 points, ahead of South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir at number two with 743 points. Mohammad Hafeez, on the other hand, has remained on number one in …

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T10 League: Pakhtoons thrash Sri Lanka by 27 runs

Sri Lanka 84/7 in 10 overs Pakhtoons won by 27 runs End of over: 10 | 4 Runs | 1 Wicket | PAKHT: 84/7 Sohail Khan to Senanayake, OUT Sohail Khan to Senanayake, no run Sohail Khan to ST de Silva, 1 run Sohail Khan …

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Hat-trick in T10 cricket league: Afridi becomes first player

SHARJAH -UNS– Pakistan’s star all-rounder Shahid Afridi made hat-trick in second match against Maratha Arabians on inaugural day of T10 cricket league in Sharjah. The veteran player jolted the Maratha Arabians line-up with his three stunning deliveries, defeating Arabians by 25 runs. Maratha Arabians captain …

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Fixing claims rock Ashes series

Perth, Australia -UNS : Cricket chiefs voiced “grave concern” but said there was no evidence the third Ashes Test between Australia and England starting Thursday has been corrupted after a match-fixing bombshell rocked the series. British newspaper The Sun alleged two bookmakers, including an Indian …

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FA Cup hots up with Liverpool-Everton derby draw

LONDON: Liverpool will host city rivals Everton for the second time inside a month when they face-off in the third round of the FA Cup in early January after the draw was made on Monday. Liverpool — who beat Everton in the 2012 semi-final, their …

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Hasan Ali stuns Dhaka Dynamites with a five-for in BPL

Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali announced his arrival in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Monday with a five-for ─ all bowled ─ for just 20 runs. Ali took five wickets in 3.3 overs putting his side, the Comilla Victorians, in a commanding position against the …

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ICC suspends Hafeez for illegal action

LAHORE -UNS– Mohammad Hafeez has been slapped with suspension for illegal action on Thursday after he failed to clear the bowling test. The 37-year-old Pakistani all-rounder was found to exceed the 15-degree level of tolerance enforced by International Cricket Council (ICC). This is the third …

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