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Pandya and spinners secure India’s win against Australia

Posted by on 17/09/2017
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Pandya and spinners secure India’s win against Australia

Pandya and spinners secure India’s win against Australia

CHENNAI: Hardik Pandya’s all-round brilliance and some excellent bowling by the Indian spinners secured a 26-run victory against Australia under the Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-hit first one-day international yesterday. Pandya struck a career-best 83 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni made 79 to help the hosts overcome a top-order collapse and post 281-7 at the MA […]

Amla, Perera power World XI to 7-wicket win vs Pakistan

Posted by on 14/09/2017
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Amla, Perera power World XI to 7-wicket win vs Pakistan

Amla, Perera power World XI to 7-wicket win vs Pakistan

LAHORE: Hashim Amla smashed a half century and Thisara Perera provided an excellent finish with a 19-ball 47 as World XI defeated Pakistan by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 international on Wednesday. “Hash (Amla) told me to stay till the last moment because we can catch up,” man-of-the-match Perera said. “It’s a habit for […]

W Indies look to recalled Gayle for ODI inspiration

Posted by on 12/09/2017
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W Indies look to recalled Gayle for ODI inspiration

W Indies look to recalled Gayle for ODI inspiration

BELFAST: The recall of Chris Gayle to the West Indies ODI squad, for the first time since the 2015 World Cup, has dominated the countdown to the upcoming five-match series against England. But Gayle-one of the biggest draws in the game-is likely to make his first appearance against Ireland on Wednesday. Gayle arrived with the […]

Test-best Anderson bowls England to series victory

Posted by on 09/09/2017
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Test-best Anderson bowls England to series victory

Test-best Anderson bowls England to series victory

LONDON: James Anderson took the best innings figures of his Test career as England completed a nine-wicket and series-clinching victory against West Indies at Lord’s yesterday. Anderson followed up his Friday feat of becoming the first England bowler and only sixth in history to take 500 Test wickets by finishing with a return of seven […]

Lyon spin gives Australia crushing win over Bangladesh

Posted by on 07/09/2017
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Lyon spin gives Australia crushing win over Bangladesh

Lyon spin gives Australia crushing win over Bangladesh

CHITTAGONG: Nathan Lyon spun Australia to a series-levelling win over Bangladesh yesterday with a 13-wicket match haul in the second and final Test. Chasing 86 for victory on a deteriorating Chittagong pitch, the visitors lost their top three batsmen before completing a sevenwicket win in the final session of the fourth day. Glenn Maxwell, who […]

Rahim hits unbeaten 62 for Bangladesh against Australia

Posted by on 04/09/2017
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Rahim hits unbeaten 62 for Bangladesh against Australia

Rahim hits unbeaten 62 for Bangladesh against Australia

CHITTAGONG: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim hit an unbeaten 62 yesterday to steer his team to 253-6 at the end of the first day after winning the toss and batting in pursuit of a historic test series victory over Australia. Rahim stalled the Australians progress after offspinner Nathan Lyon (5-77) put the visitors in commanding position […]

Bangladesh stun Australia with historic Test win

Posted by on 30/08/2017
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Bangladesh stun Australia with historic Test win

Bangladesh stun Australia with historic Test win

DHAKA: Bangladesh yesterday registered their first-ever win over Australia in Test cricket, beating Steve Smith’s men by 20 runs in a thrilling match in Dhaka. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan took 5-85 to help the hosts dismiss Australia for 244 shortly into the second session on the fourth day. David Warner top-scored with 112 for the […]

Pads off for Aussies as they prepare for Bangladesh spin

Posted by on 23/08/2017
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Pads off for Aussies as they prepare for Bangladesh spin

Pads off for Aussies as they prepare for Bangladesh spin

DHAKA: Australian batsmen have been batting in the nets without their front pad on to combat a Dhaka pitch that will offer assistance to Bangladesh’s spin attack. “I think the main thing is to basically use your bat,” allrounder Glenn Maxwell said. “If you don’t have the safety of your front pad, it makes you […]

Pakistan to host World XI, Sri Lanka and West Indies

Posted by on 21/08/2017
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Pakistan to host World XI, Sri Lanka and West Indies

Pakistan to host World XI, Sri Lanka and West Indies

LAHORE: Pakistan yesterday announced the return of international cricket to its soil, with three separate sides scheduled to visit after years of isolation over security concerns.  A World XI tour kicks off in September followed by a short visit by Sri Lanka for a Twenty20 match in October, then a Twenty20 series against the West […]

India power to 9-wicket ODI win over S Lanka

Posted by on 20/08/2017
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India power to 9-wicket ODI win over S Lanka

India power to 9-wicket ODI win over S Lanka

DAMBULLA: Opener Shikhar Dhawan’s blazing century and a disciplined effort by the spinners powered India to a nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first one-day international yesterday. Chasing a modest 217 for victory, India rode on an unbeaten 197-run stand between Dhawan, who smashed 132, and skipper Virat Kohli, who made 82, to canter […]

Smith banks on India experience to beat Bangladesh

Posted by on 19/08/2017
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Smith banks on India experience to beat Bangladesh

Smith banks on India experience to beat Bangladesh

DHAKA: Australia captain Steve Smith said yesterday his team’s experience in India earlier this year will help overcome the challenge of Bangladesh in the forthcoming two-Test series. “I think Bangladesh have played some very good cricket and they won a Test match here not very long ago. So we are seeing it as a big […]

MacGill declines Bangladesh job

Posted by on 17/08/2017
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MacGill declines Bangladesh job

MacGill declines Bangladesh job

DHAKA: Former Australian leg-spinner Stuart MacGill has turned down a Bangladesh offer to join the side ahead of two- Test series against his home country, a senior cricket official said yesterday. Bangladesh were hoping to get some inside knowledge from MacGill, who took 208 wickets in 44 Tests for Australia, before the crucial home series […]

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