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Peru beats New Zealand 2-0 to capture last FIFA World Cup 2018 berth

LIMA, PERU: Emotional Peru advanced to the World Cup for the first time since 1982 by defeating New Zealand 2-0 on Wednesday, goals by Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos sealing the last ticket to Russia. Farfan struck in the 27th minute and Ramos scored in the 65th to give “Los Incas” their fifth overall World…

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Pakistan suffers third successive defeat in Australia

LAHORE: Pakistan team continued its dismal run in the 4-nation international hokey festival in Australia, suffering its third successive defeat as New Zealand beat them 3-2 at Melbourne’s State Netball Hockey Centre on Saturday. After two poor defeats, Pakistan displayed a far better brand of hockey in their last league match against New Zealand, ranked…

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India claim first T20 series win over New Zealand

Thiruvananthapuram: Virat Kohli’s India beat New Zealand in a tense eight over a side clash to take a first T20 series against the Kiwis and strengthen their claim to be the world’s best team. Rain reduced the third match of the series in Thiruvananthapuram to a 48 ball lottery and Kohli’s side were stronger in…

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Future of the Women in Green

By Arsalan Iqtidar Khan  Who would have thought 5 years back that team of girls from Pakistan would go on to beat a team from a country which holds proper domestic circuit down under in New Zealand. Like every field women are coming forward and showing their skills in cricket. We are still far behind…

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Pakistan beat New Zealand in 13 ODIs of ICC Women’s Championship

NEWS DESK: Pakistan had the satisfaction of beating New Zealand for the first time in 13 ODIs as a closely-fought ICC Women’s Championship series culminated with a 2-1 victory for New Zealand in Sharjah on Sunday, reported ICC’s website. A gritty performance from Pakistan in familiar conditions saw them fight it out tooth and nail…

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Ross Taylor trolls Virender Sehwag in Hindi

New Delhi: New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor and former Indian opener Virender Sehwag are engaged in a hilarious Twitter banter. The Twitter feud began over Sehwag’s remarks about Taylor’s name. Sehwag pointed out how Taylor’s name resembles to tailor which in Hindi translates to “darji”. Taylor has given a befitting response to the former Indian…

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ICC Women’s Championships: Pakistan beat New Zealand for first time

SHARJAH: Pakistan made history on Sunday as they beat New Zealand for the first time in Women’s one-dayers at ICC Women’s Championships fixture at Sharjah. They defeated the BlackCaps by five wickets in today’s game. New Zealand, batting first after winning the toss, were bowled out after scoring 155 runs in 43.4 overs. Sam Curtis…

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New Zealand beat India by 40 runs in 2nd T20

Rajkot: Colin Munro stood tall with a century and one wicket as New Zealand beat India by 40 runs in the second Twenty20 international to level the series at 1-1 in Rajkot on Saturday. Chasing 197 for victory, India finished on 156-7 in their 20 overs despite a 42-ball 65 from skipper Virat Kohli. Paceman…

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Cricket: New Zealand bat against India in 2nd T20

Rajkot, India: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat first in a must-win second Twenty20 international against India in Rajkot on Saturday. The visitors, who trail in the three-match series 1-0, made two changes to the side beaten by 53 runs in the opening game. Paceman Adam Milne and wicketkeeper-batsman…

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Watch: Virat Kohli caught using walkie-talkie during T20

NEW DELHI: Indian captain Virat Kohli was seen using a walkie-talkie during the first T20I between India and New Zealand at Delhi. He was seen communicating on the handheld device while sitting in the team dugout during Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma’s record-breaking opening partnership in the first innings of the game. A leading Indian…

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Women’s Cricket: Pakistan lose to New Zealand in tight contest

SHARJAH: New Zealand defeated Pakistan by eight runs in the first one-day at Sharjah on Tuesday. Batting first, New Zealand amassed 240/9 in their 50 overs. Sophie Devine was the standout player as she scored 103 runs off 119 balls with 10 boundaries to her name while skipper Suzie Bates and Amelia Kerr scored 36…

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Virat Kohli tops ODI batting rankings again

DUBAI: Virat Kohli reclaimed his throne as the world’s best one-day international batsman Monday after smashing his sixth ton of the year in India’s series-clinching victory over New Zealand. The India skipper, who cracked a 106-ball 113 in Kanpur, surpassed South Africa’s AB de Villiers as number one as he resumed the top spot after…

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India thrash New Zealand amid ODI pitch-tampering storm

PUNE: Half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik fired India to a comfortable six-wicket win over New Zealand after a pitch-tampering storm threatened the second one-day international in Pune on Wednesday. Dhawan scored a classy 68 and Karthik notched an unbeaten 64 as India made 232-4 to clinch victory with 24 balls to spare and…

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U.S. rapper Eminem wins copyright case against NZ political ads

A New Zealand political party has been ordered to pay more than $400,000 to U.S. rapper Eminem for using music similar to his 2002 hit “Lose Yourself” in a television commercial to help win a national election. The track, played during the National Party’s successful 2014 election campaign and titled “Eminem Esque”, was found by…

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New Zealand’s new prime minister calls capitalism a ‘blatant failure’

NEWS DESK: New Zealand’s new prime minister called capitalism a “blatant failure”, before citing levels of homelessness and low wages as evidence that “the market has failed” her country’s poor, reported The Independent. Jacinda Ardern, who is to become the nation’s youngest leader since 1856, said measures used to gauge economic success “have to change”…

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India-Australia final T20 abandoned

HYDERABAD: The third and deciding Twenty20 international between India and Australia was abandoned without a ball being bowled after officials called off play due to a wet outfield in Hyderabad Friday. India skipper Virat Kohli and Australia’s stand-in captain David Warner shared the honours with the series ending drawn 1-1. Intermittent rain over the past…

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All Blacks have no weaknesses, Springboks coach says

NEWS DESK: South Africa coach Allister Coetzee admits New Zealand appear to have no weaknesses as he tries to end a recurring personal Rugby Championship nightmare against them, reported AFP. “They do not seem to have any weak areas,” conceded the diminutive, 54-year-old former provincial scrum-half when asked about the world champions. Coetzee earlier said…

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PCB names 29 women players for training camp

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday announced the  names of twenty-nine women players for a training camp, being held from October 4 to 24 at Lahore Country Club, Muridke. The camp is being set up to prepare the Pak team for the upcoming ICC Women Championship- Round 1 (Pakistan vs. New Zealand) at Sharjah,…

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PCB decides to appoint Mark Coles as Pakistan Women Team’s Head Coach

LAHORE: The PCB has decided to appoint Mark Coles from New Zealand as Head Coach Pakistan’s Women Team on trial basis, working as a volunteer with the national team and assigned only for the upcoming New Zealand series. He will reach Lahore on October 2, 2017 and join the Pakistan’s women team for the training camp and series. Mark…

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PCB announces Pak women team’s tour of UAE to play New Zeland

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday announced the itinerary of Pakistan women team’s tour to United Arab Emirates (UAE) to play three one day international and four T20 matches against New Zealand women team. The PCB will be hosting the New Zealand Women Cricket Team for the ICC Women Cricket Championship, Round 1 at Sharjah,…

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Visiting Lahore feels like going home: Grant Elliott

ISLAMABAD: Former New Zealand all-rounder Grant Elliott, who is a part of the World XI squad touring Pakistan for a three-match Twenty20 series, is looking forward to going to Lahore, which he feels like visiting home.     “I have never been to Lahore so I’m really looking forward to that. I suppose, going to Lahore…

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