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Australia off to solid start in reply to Pakistan’s 454

DUBAI: Australia got off to a solid start after wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed’s brilliant hundred guided Pakistan to a big first innings total of 454 in the first Test in Dubai…

Ton-up Younis defies Australia in first Test

DUBAI: Younis Khan hit a record-equalling century to guide Pakistan to 219-4 on the opening day of the first Test against Australia in Dubai yesterday. The 36-year-old right hander scored…

West Indies in trouble as India suspend future tours

NEW DELHI: West Indies cricket was plunged into a major crisis yesterday after India, the world’s richest board, suspended all future tours with them following the Caribbean team’s abrupt withdrawal…

Clarke, Misbah ready for spin challenge

DUBAI: Skippers Michael Clarke and Misbah-ul Haq yesterday agreed spin will play a major role in the first of two Tests between Australia and Pakistan starting in Dubai from today.…

South Africa cruise to win over New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND: South Africa cruised to a sixwicket win over New Zealand in the first oneday international at Mount Maunganui yesterday, guided home by a captain’s knock from AB de…

Ajmal-less Pakistan seek to end 20-year Australia drought

DUBAI: Pakistan hope to end a 20-year drought against Australia when they meet in the first of two Tests in Dubai from tomorrow but they are hobbled by the absence…

Lloyd apologizes for abandoning India tour

NEW DELHI: West Indies chief selector and former captain Clive Lloyd has apologized for the national team’s abrupt withdrawal from its tour of India because of a pay dispute between…

Warner hopeful for Test, Clarke returns – Australia, Pakistan Test in Dubai

DUBAI: Australian batsman David Warner is confident he will be fit to face Pakistan in next week’s first Test despite suffering a groin injury in the final one-day international in…

Australia beat Pakistan by one run for series sweep

ABU DHABI: Glenn Maxwell bowled a maiden final over and got two wickets to seal a thrilling one-run win for Australia in the third and final one-day international against Pakistan…

Pietersen says England return on if ECB chief quits

LONDON: England exile Kevin Pietersen said he could yet return to international duty if England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke quits his post. Thursday saw Pietersen’s controversial autobiography…

English cricket rocked by Pietersen allegations

LONDON: Kevin Pietersen was made to wait eight months before having his say on the termination of his turbulent international career with England. The wait is over – and the…

Bangladesh urged to send ‘any’ team to Pakistan

DHAKA: Pakistan’s cricket chief has urged Bangladesh to send ‘any’ team to his country as they seek to bring back international matches following the deadly attack on Sri Lanka’s team…

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