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Sana Mir makes it to top five in ODI bowling rankings

DUBAI: Sana Mir made it to the top five spots in the ICC Women’s ODI Bowling Rankings. The Pakistani spinner was placed at No.4 in the rankings. Jess Jonassen of Australia was at top followed by Megan Schutt (Australia) and Marizanne Kapp (South Africa) at No.2 and No.3 respectively. Jhulan Goswami (India) was at fifth…

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Australia join Pakistan in ICC T20I Rankings

Australia have joined Pakistan on 126 points in the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings after a stupendous run in the Trans-Transman tri-series but Pakistan remain the number one team, ahead on decimal points. Although both Australia and Pakistan are on 126 points, when the points are rounded off Australia finish on 125.65 points, 0.19 points…

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Australia down New Zealand in T20 final, take number one ranking

Auckland:Australia cruised to a 19-run victory in a rain-affected T20 tri-series final with New Zealand Wednesday to claim the world number one ranking in the shortest form of the game for the first time. New Zealand struggled to 150 for nine after electing to bat first at Auckland’s Eden Park but failing to repeat the…

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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. ⦁ India captain becomes only the second batsman to cross the 900-point mark concurrently in Tests and ODIs ⦁ Rashid Khan and Jasprit Bumrah take joint-top position among bowlers; Rashid also moves…

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Back on top, Federer becomes oldest ATP world number one

Roger Federer added yet another record to his vast collection when he guaranteed becoming the oldest ATP world number one by beating Dutchman Robin Haase 4-6 6-1 6-1 to reach the semi-finals in Rotterdam on Friday. Fresh from winning his 20th grand slam title in Melbourne this month, Federer took a wildcard into the ABN…

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Babar Azam becomes second Pakistani to top ICC T20 rankings

Pakistan batsman Babar Azam and New Zealand bowler Mitchell Santner have topped the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for T20I Batsmen and Bowlers respectively, following the conclusion of their series which the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 champions won 2-1. Babar was rewarded for finishing as the leading run-scorer in the series (109 runs) with a…

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Alif Ailaan rankings: Improvements in education limited to school infrastructure upgrades

NEWS DESK: Certain areas of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have shown marked improvements in terms of school infrastructure as per the fifth annual District Education Rankings launched in Islamabad on Thursday by Alif Ailaan. According to a press release, the rankings use official government data from across the country, along with data from the ASER survey,…

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Prolific Kohli grabs second position in Test rankings

DUBAI: India captain Virat Kohli has moved up three places to grab second position among batsmen in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings, after registering his career-best score in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka, which ended in a draw in New Delhi on Wednesday. Kohli’s first-innings knock of 243 was followed…

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Pakistan tops ICC T20I Rankings for the first time

DUBAI: Pakistan grabbed the top spot in the latest ICC Twenty20 International Rankings on Wednesday after India’s comfortable win against New Zealand in the first contest of 3-match series. India’s 53-run victory brought New Zealand down to 121, three points behind Pakistan, who is leading the rankings now with a rating of 124. In a…

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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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Muguruza routs would-be No. 1 Halep for Cincinnati Open

CINCINNATI: Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza humbled second-ranked Simona Halep 6-1, 6-0 in Sunday’s final of the WTA Cincinnati Open, denying the Romanian the world number one spot in the process. Sixth-seeded Spaniard Muguruza needed only 56 minutes to capture her second title of the year and her first in a US event, taking the $522,450…

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Herath overtakes Ashwin to reach 2nd spot in test bowlers’ rankings

DUBAI: Sri Lankan left arm spinner Rangana Herath overtook India’s Ravichandran Ashwin to move to second place in the ICC Test bowlers’ rankings. He improved in the Test rankings after taking his eighth 10-wicket haul to help his side beat Zimbabwe by four wickets in the one-off Test match. He leads Ashwin by 32 points…

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Pakistani boxer Muhammad Waseem tops WBC flyweight rankings

KARACHI: Pakistani boxer Muhammad Waseem on Sunday topped the World Boxing Council rating for the top flyweight boxers, Samaa reported. Muhammad Waseem is at top of the table following by Mexico’s Francisco Rodriguez Jr.. Great Britain’s Andrew Selby is placed at third place. Japanese boxers Toshiyuki Igarashi and Takuya Kogawa are at fourth and fifth…

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Pakistan moves upto eighth spot in ODI rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan moved to eighth place in the ICC ODI rankings following its 2-1 series win over West Indies, Samaa reported. According to the fresh rankings by International Cricket Council (ICC), South Africa tops the rankings followed by Australia and New Zealand. India, England and Sri Lanka were placed at fourth, fifth and six place…

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ICC releases ranking for top Test bowlers, batsmen

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has surged to the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers with a career-best haul of 13-140 in the final Test that helped defeat New Zealand by a massive 321 runs, India’s second biggest victory in terms of runs. Ashwin, who was named man of the series after…

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India, Australia need comprehensive wins to retain rankings

DUBAI: Top-ranked Australia and second-ranked India will have to complete comprehensive wins in their upcoming away Test series against Sri Lanka and the West Indies respectively so as not to lose crucial points in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings. The West Indies will host India in a four-Test series starting in Antigua on…

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ICC Test ranking: England trails Pakistan by 3 points

DUBAI: England’s wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has achieved his highest ranking to date in the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after hitting his third career century in the Lord’s Test, which ended in a draw on Monday. Bairstow scored a Test best 167 not out in the first innings and then followed up…

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Islamabad, Chakwal, Kotli top district education ranking

Pakistan District Education Rankings 2016, a report launched jointly by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and Alif Ailaan here on Tuesday, ranked Islamabad, Chakwal, and Kotli districts on top whereas Qila Abdullah, Dera Bugti, and Lakki Marwat at the bottom. The report, which is the fourth annual iteration for tracking progress and performance of various…

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Pakistan slips to 9th spot in ODI rankings

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 finalists Australia and New Zealand have retained the top two positions on the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings following the annual update. Results from 2012-13 have been dropped, while results from 2014-15 have been reduced to a weighting of 50 per cent. Australia, which won its fifth World Cup…

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ICC unveils Twenty20 rankings

DUBAI: ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 champion West Indies has number-one ranked India firmly within its sights after it became the only country to win the tournament twice. The West Indies defeated 2010 winner England by four wickets in front of a packed Eden Gardens, and has consequently moved ahead of New Zealand in second…

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Argentina top FIFA rankings for first time in seven years

LONDON: Argentina have moved to the top of the FIFA rankings for the first time in seven years despite being beaten by Chile in the Copa America final. Argentina lost on penalties in Santiago on Saturday but Gerardo Martino's side rose two places to top the rankings a year after losing to Germany in the…

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