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Qalandars beat Sydney Thunder Academy in Quin Series opener

Sydney, November 5, (Online): Right-arm fast bowler Husnain Shah defended six runs off the final over to help Lahore Qalandars development squad beat Sydney Thunder Academy and start Quin Series T20 on a victorious note.   Thunder required six runs from the final over with three wickets in hand, but 24-year old Shah delivered six […]

Bombs away as Warriors win long ball shootout over Nets

UPDATES ADDS DETAILS, QUOTES Stephen Curry set an NBA record after draining seven three pointers en route to a 35-point performance as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Brooklyn Nets 120-114 on Sunday. Curry scored 16 points in the first quarter and drained his final three pointer of the contest with 67 seconds remaining to […]

Former number one has heart set on regaining England spot

Joe Hart believes his form for English Premier League side Burnley warrants a recall to the England squad after recovering from the hurt he felt at missing out on the World Cup finals he told The Times. The 31-year-old goalkeeper is back garnering positive headlines for his new club after a nomadic couple of years […]

Bangladesh opt to bowl in third ODI v Zimbabwe

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and elected to field in the third one-day international against Zimbabwe at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Friday. Bangladesh will look to complete a whitewash after winning the first two matches to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. The hosts made three changes […]

Bangladesh opt to bowl against Zimbabwe in second ODI

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and elected to bowl first in the second one-day international against Zimbabwe at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Wednesday. The hosts, who lead the three-match series 1-0, named the same team that won the opening ODI on Sunday. Zimbabwe made on change with Elton Chigumbura […]

India win toss, bat against West Indies in second ODI

India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat against West Indies in the second one-day international in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. The hosts, who lead the five-match series 1-0, have made just one change from their opening win on Sunday with spinner Kuldeep Yadav coming in for Khaleel Ahmed. “Looks like a nice […]

Red-carded Cipriani to face Paris hearing on Wednesday

by Julian GUYER Danny Cipriani is to face a disciplinary hearing in Paris on Wednesday after being sent off in Gloucester’s European Champions Cup loss away to Munster last weekend. The England fly-half was dismissed for a dangerous tackle on Munster centre Rory Scannell in an eventual 36-22 defeat in Limerick on Saturday, with Cipriani […]

Pakistan face Australia with Twenty20 top ranking at stake

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed is confident his team can defend their world number one ranking in a stern challenge from Australia in a three-match Twenty20 series starting in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Sarfraz led Pakistan to a tri-series triumph by beating Australia in the final at Harare in July this year and needs to win […]

US Open champion Osaka says fame won’t affect her game

US Open champion Naomi Osaka admitted Saturday she is still grappling with her newfound stardom but believes the overwhelming attention won’t affect her game at the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore. The 21-year-old stunned 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in a controversial final at Flushing Meadows in September. After becoming the first Japanese player […]

Pakistan beat Australia in second Test, win series

Pakistan beat Australia by 373 runs in the second and final Test on the fourth day in Abu Dhabi, taking the series 1-0 on Friday. Australia, set a daunting 538-run target, were bowled out for 164 as Pakistan medium pacer Mohammad Abbas rocked them with figures of 5-62 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Marnus Labuschagne top-scored […]

Kyrgios calls time on season due to elbow injury

Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios called time on his season Thursday after an elbow injury forced him out of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. The world number 37, who had been playing on a wild card in Russia, said he was heading home to prepare for the 2019 campaign. “It’s very unfortunate dealing with an ongoing […]

Madagascar poised to make Africa Cup of Nations history

Madagascar will book a place at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament for the first time if they defeat visiting Equatorial Guinea on Tuesday.     Form favours the Malagasy as they edged their Group A opponents 1-0 away two days ago thanks to an early goal from France-based Faneva Andriatsima. He was among 10 foreign-based […]

Sainsbury, coach’s son-in-law, eyes Socceroos captaincy

Trent Sainsbury has put his hand up to be the new Socceroos captain, but his father-in-law, new coach Graham Arnold, is unlikely to make a long-term decision before their defence of the Asian Cup in January. Australia has only had two permanent skippers over the past decade — Lucas Neill and Mile Jedinak — and […]

West Indies dismissed for 311 in second India Test

Paceman Umesh Yadav claimed six wickets as India bowled out the West Indies for 311 on day two of their second Test in Hyderabad on Saturday. Roston Chase top-scored in the first innings with 106 after completing his fourth Test century. Chase started the day on 98 but was bowled by Yadav, who dispatched the […]

West Indies dismissed for 311 in second India Test

Paceman Umesh Yadav claimed six wickets as India bowled out the West Indies for 311 on day two of their second Test in Hyderabad on Saturday. Roston Chase top-scored in the first innings with 106 after completing his fourth Test century. Chase started the day on 98 but was bowled by Yadav, who dispatched the […]

Pakistan ready for ‘dangerous’ Australia, says Arthur

by Shahid HASHMI Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur admitted Australia will be a “dangerous” proposition in the second Test after they clung on for an improbable draw in a thrilling series opener in Dubai. Australia put up a remarkable fightback to deny Pakistan victory on a wearing fifth day pitch, as they avoided defeat by […]