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Buttler, Root fifties push England to 284

HAMILTON: Jos Buttler and Joe Root scored half-centuries to push England to 284 for eight batting first in the one-day international against New Zealand in Hamilton on Sunday. The pre-match hype surrounded the return of Ben Stokes but his was a short-lived contribution while Buttler and Root held the innings together. Stokes, returning for his…

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India’s run-machine Kohli attains rare double in ICC Rankings

Virat Kohli becomes the second batsman to cross 900-point mark in both Tests and ODIs; Rashid shares top spot with Bumrah amongst bowlers. ā¦ India captain becomes only the second batsman to cross the 900-point mark concurrently in Tests and ODIs ā¦ Rashid Khan and Jasprit Bumrah take joint-top position among bowlers; Rashid also moves…

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It’s not finished yet, says ‘world best’ Kohli

Johannesburg: Indian captain Virat Kohli, labelled the best batsman in the world by head coach Ravi Shastri, wants his team to rise to one more challenge before they finish their gruelling South African tour. “The tour is not over,” said Kohli ahead of a three-match Twenty20 series starting at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on…

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16-year-old record-breaker Mujeeb spins Afghanistan to victory

SHARJAH: Teenage leg-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman became the youngest bowler to claim five wickets in a one-day international when he inspired Afghanistan to a 10-wicket rout of Zimbabwe in the fourth ODI on Friday. The 16-year-old finished with 5-50 as Zimbabwe were bowled out for just 134 in 34 overs. Afghanistan then cruised to victory…

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Kohli ton leads India to 8-wicket rout of South Africa

Centurion: Captain Virat Kohli smashed his 35th ODI century on Friday as India stormed to a comprehensive eight-wicket win over South Africa in the sixth and final match to take the series 5-1. Kohli finished on 129 not out as India reached their target in the 33rd over after South Africa had been dismissed for…

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India bowl in final one-day international against South Africa

CENTURION: India, virtually unchanged despite having already won the series, won the toss and decided to bowl in the sixth and final one-day international against South Africa on Friday. Despite holding a winning 4-1 series lead, India made only one change with seam bowler Shardul Thakur replacing Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the match at SuperSport Park….

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Phenomenal rise to the top T-20 rank once again

By M Muzamil Asif Pakistan has been dominant in T20i format since the day Sarfraz Ahmed was handpicked as a captain of the shorter format after the retirement of flamboyant All-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi. I think that appointment was the turning point for the team who was struggling earlier, having no one to accelerate power…

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Cricket: Impressive England beat Australia in second ODI

Brisbane: England turned in an impressive all-round team performance to beat Australia by four wickets in the second one-day international at the Gabba on Friday. After restricting Australia to 270 for nine from their 50 overs, the English cruised past the total with 5.4 overs to spare. “I thought our bowlers were exceptional,” England captain…

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Finch makes second century as Australia reach 270 versus England

BRISBANE: Australian opener Aaron Finch scored his second consecutive one-day international century to help his team to 270 for nine in the second ODI against England at the Gabba on Friday. Finch blasted 106 from 114 balls, including nine fours and a six, to follow the 107 he made at the MCG on Sunday. The…

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Sri Lanka sweat over Mathews fitness ahead of Bangladesh ODI

Dhaka: Skipper Angelo Mathews is doubtful for Sri Lanka’s second one-day international in the tri-nation tournament in Bangladesh after the allrounder sustained a suspected injury on Thursday. Mathews, who was in action during Sri Lanka’s opening loss to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, was under observation ahead of the crucial game against the hosts on Friday. “I…

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Watch what Sarfaraz has to say on three consecutive defeats

Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed seems offended with the batsmen as he said the utterly disappointing batting performance by the Green Shirts is the prime reason for defeat in matches against the hosts New Zealand. Speaking at the ceremony at the end of the match, Sarfaraz said the batsmen are grappling with problems while facing new ball….

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Third ODI: Fall of Pakistan wickets

Confidence-strapped Green Shirts dropped to their lowest In third ODI against hosts New Zealand. Pakistan were all out at a mere total of 74 runs. Watch quick succession of their dismissals here.

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New Zealand maintain winning streak in 3rd ODI against Pakistan

DUNEDIN:Ā A withering spell by Trent Boult saw New Zealand destroy Pakistan by 183 runs in the third one-day international to comfortably wrap up the series in Dunedin on Saturday. Boult rocked Pakistan with three wickets in five balls to take out the cream of their top order on his way to figures of five for…

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Live Updates: New Zealand won by 183 runs as Pakistan could hit 74 in 27.2 overs

Pakistan 74 all out in 27.2 overs New Zealand won by 183 runs 27.2: Boult to Rumman Raees,Ā OUT 27.1:Ā Boult to Rumman Raees,Ā FOUR, END OF OVER:Ā 27 | 8 Runs | PAK: 70/9 Southee to Rumman Raees, 1 run Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 wide Southee to Rumman Raees, 1 run…

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Watch: Pakistan team gets Maori welcome in New Zealand

DUNEDIN: Pakistan team got a traditional Maori welcome at Dunedin as they arrived here to play the third one-day international against New Zealand, Samaa reported. Pakistan Team received a Maori welcome at Dunedin International Airport ā€” PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) January 10, 2018 Courtesy: Pakistan Cricket Board Pakistan Team received a Maori welcome at Dunedin…

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Guptill powers New Zealand to eight wicket win over Pakistan in 2nd ODI

NELSON: New Zealand defeated Pakistan by eight wickets under the duckworth-lewis method in the 2nd one-day international at Nelson, Samaa reported. BBL Live Updates:Ā Big Bash League 2017-18 live updates: Brisbane Heat vs Hobart HurricanesĀ  LIVE UPDATES NEW ZEALAND 151/2 OVER: 23.5 | NZ: 151/2 (win by eight wicket) Ross Taylor 43 (39b) Martin Guptill 85…

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Video: Pakistan fall of wickets in 2nd ODI against New Zealand

Here is how the Pakistani batting were dismissed in the second ODI against New Zealand at Nelson.

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Watch: Rain interrupts 2nd ODI between Pakistan, New Zealand

Rain interrupted the second one-day international between Pakistan and New Zealand at Nelson on Tuesday.

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New Zealand to rest key players for Windies one-dayers

HAMILTON: New Zealand are to rest senior players including Kane Williamson and Tim Southee for part of the upcoming limited-overs series against the West Indies. “It’s a long summer, so for those guys playing in all three formats it’s important we keep them fresh and build depth leading into a World Cup year,” selector Gavin…

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Afghanistan demolish Ireland in first ODI

IRELAND 100/all out in 31.4 overs Afghanistan won by 138 runs END OF OVER:31 | 3 Runs | IRE: 95/9 (144 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.06, RRR: 7.57) END OF OVER:30 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | IRE: 92/9 (147 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 3.06, RRR: 7.35) END OF OVER: 29…

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PCB selection committee picks players for New Zealand tour

LAHORE: Selection Committee of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finalized the initial squad for the players that will tour New Zealand to play five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals in January 2018. The initial list of players was finalized in the meeting of selection board on Monday. The names have been sent to Head…

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