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West Indies make New Zealand bat in series decider

WELLINGTON: The West Indies won the toss and put New Zealand into bat in the deciding second and final Test at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Saturday. The tourists need to win the match to square the series after New Zealand comprehensively won the first Test in Wellington by an innings and 67 runs. The…

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Young players looking for chance

By Muzamil Asif Pakistan is slowly but surely building up the strong combination in sports as they are producing match winning young talented players one after the other. Pakistan Super league (PSL) has done the same miracle which IPL performed for Indian cricket which transformed into a festival for the country. PSL provided the right…

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Blundell celebrates New Zealand call-up with debut ton

WELLINGTON: Tom Blundell celebrated his call up to the New Zealand Test team with a century on debut as the Black Caps built a 386-run lead over the West Indies in Wellington on Sunday. Playing on his home ground, Blundell was unbeaten on 107 when New Zealand declared their first innings at 520 for nine…

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Vijay leads India run race as Perera claims 100th Test scalp

NEW DELHI: Murali Vijay hit a half century and Sri Lankan spinner Dilruwan Perera claimed his 100th Test scalp as India reached 116 for two at lunch on the opening day of the third Test in New Delhi on Saturday. The opener was unbeaten on 51 with India skipper Virat Kohli on 17. Vijay and…

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Cricket: First Test between India and Sri Lanka ends in draw

Kolkata: Virat Kohli hit his 50th international century and paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up four wickets to give Sri Lanka a scare before the rain-hit opening Test ended in a draw on Monday’s final day. Chasing 231 for victory, the visitors were 75-7 when bad light stopped play at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens in the first…

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Cricket: Sri Lanka 461-7 at dinner in second Test

DUBAI: Sri Lanka were 461-7 at dinner on the second day of the second and final day night Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Saturday. Tail-enders Rangana Herath was unbeaten on 14 while Suranga Lakmal was two not out as Sri Lanka added 207 runs since resuming at 254-3. Opener Dimuth Karunaratne was dismissed for…

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Cricket: Players face sending-off, umpires to get bat gauge    

NEW DELHI: Players could be sent off for the first time in cricket, starting with Test matches in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates this week, as new regulations come into force. Changes governing umpire referrals and bat sizes will also come into force Thursday when South Africa host Bangladesh and Sri Lanka play…

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Cricket: The Test match ‘500 club’

England’s James Anderson will start the third Test against the West Indies at Lord’s on Thursday just three wickets away from becoming only the sixth bowler in history to take 500 Test wickets. Below AFP Sport looks at the five current members of one of cricket‘s most exclusive clubs. Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka/ICC) – 800 wickets…

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Video: Historic last ball of Yasir Shah

Yasir Shah made history with his last ball in third and last test against West Indies in Dominica. Before he threw his final delivery of the series, the commentator mentioned the fact it was Shah’s last ball of the series. Mark commentator’s words ‘Yasir Shah wins match’. Watch the historic moment.

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Pakistan wins its 1st test series in Caribbean

Dominica : Pakistan won a thrilling third and final Test with six balls to spare to clinch a first series victory in the West Indies Sunday and give a fitting farewell to the retiring captain Misbah ul Haq and veteran Younis Khan.

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WATCH: Highlights Pakistan vs West Indies 2nd Test Day One

Watch the highlights of the day one of second test match between Pakistan and West Indies at Barbados.

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Second Test: Misbah eyes to create history on Caribbean soil

BARBADOS: Misbah-ul-Haq will be eyeing to create history by leading Pakistan to their first ever test series win in West Indies as the second test match between the two sides will be played at Barbados from today (Sunday), Samaa reported. Pakistan, already leading the three-match test series 1-0, will be eyeing to make history by…

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Pakistan eye win as Shah strong, Misbah left on 99

KINGSTON, JAMAICA: Yasir Shah ripped through the top order of the West Indies second innings in the final session of another long day to put Pakistan on course for victory at the end of the fourth day of the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Monday.

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3rd day Test match: West Indies 286 all out vs Pakistan

Kingston: West Indies were bowled out for 286 in their first innings early on the third day of the rain-hit first Test against Pakistan at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Sunday. West Indies had resumed at 278 for nine before Mohammad Amir wrapped up the innings by dismissing Shannon Gabriel. Amir finished with figures of…

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Australia 395-4, trail Pakistan by 48

MELBOURNE: Australia were 395 for four at lunch on day four in the second Test in Melbourne on Thursday in reply to Pakistan’s 443-9 declared.

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Pakistani cricketers have fun in Australia

CANBERRA: Squad of Pakistan’s cricketers arrived in Australia for a series with the hosts. Saturday was a rest day for the players who used the time and had fun in leisurely activities. Cricket Australia arranged a recreational tour for the players and took them to the Great Barrier Reef. Team officials also accompanied the cricketers…

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Former batsmen on Pakistan rout by NZ

Former cricketers of Pakistan voiced despair over the performance of national side playing New Zealand in two-match test series that was lost to the hosts 2-0. Watch this video report as former batsmen hold their present counterparts responsible for dismal performance and accompanying defeat.

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Latham falls for 80 as Pakistan strike back

HAMILTON: Pakistan claimed the vital wickets of Tom Latham and Kane Williamson to slow New Zealand’s advance towards an imposing target on the penultimate day of the second Test in Hamilton on Monday. Latham fell for 80 and Williamson for 42 in the middle session of play as New Zealand reached tea at 181-3 in…

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New Zealand in charge as Pakistan struggles ahead

CHRISTCHURCH: Neil Wagner and Trent Boult left Pakistan’s second innings in tatters Saturday to put New Zealand in sight of a comprehensive first Test victory at the end of the third day in Christchurch. The tourists lost six wickets in the final session at Hagley Oval to be 129-7 at stumps, ahead by only 62…

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Cautious Pakistan nibble away at deficit

CHRISTCHURCH: Pakistan painstakingly chipped away at their 67-run deficit against New Zealand to have the first Test evenly poised at tea on the third day at Hagley Oval on Saturday. After New Zealand resumed the day in a commanding position at 104-3, their advantage rapidly eroded as Pakistan took the final seven wickets for 96…

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Another feather in Misbah cap

Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq becomes first Pakistani cricketer to play his 50th match as skipper of his test side in Christchurch. It should be mentioned here that Misbah also pulled off making to the pinnacle as the most successful test captain. Watch video report.

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