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Ton-up Warner helps Australia reclaim trophy

CANBERRA: David Warner slammed his sixth one-day century of the year to lead Australia to a crushing 116-run victory and reclaim the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series off New Zealand on Tuesday. Warner smashed 119 off 115 balls to propel the Australians to an imposing 378 for five after being sent into ...

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FIFA head of security leaves post

ZURICH: The man who was leading FIFA’s fight against match-fixing has left his post, football’s world governing body said on Monday. FIFA confirmed that former German police chief Ralf Mutschke, who had been their head of security for 3-1/2 years, had departed, without giving any further details. Mutschke was senior ...

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How Sarfraz Nawaz changed the face of Pakistan cricket

It’s the winter of 1978 and Pakistan and India head for an ODI decider in Sahiwal. Pakistan posts 205 runs in 40 overs. In response , India cruises to 183/2. They require 23 runs in the last three overs, as Sarfraz Nawaz runs to bowl to a six-feet-tall Anshuman Gaekwad, ...

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Can Pakistan conquer Australia in Australia?

The only way the magician can make a person disappear from a cage or guess that your card is the King of Spades is to have their audience focus elsewhere while it is all happening. Illusion is nothing more than you looking in the wrong place at the right time. ...

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Smith’s record century helps Australia draw first blood

SYDNEY: Steve Smith hit a record-breaking century and took two superb catches as Australia beat New Zealand by 68 runs in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy One-day International series opener in Sydney on Sunday. The Australia skipper smashed 164 off 157 balls, the highest individual One-day International score at the Sydney Cricket ...

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Root backs ‘brilliant’ Cook to continue as captain

MUMBAI: Joe Root expects Alastair Cook to continue to lead England for “a few years to come” amid rising speculation on the future of the 31-year-old as Test captain. The left-handed opening batsman triggered doubts about his captaincy when he told the Cricketer magazine that he did not know “how ...

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PCB announces Test squad for upcoming Australia tour

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday announced the 16-man lineup for Pakistan’s upcoming Test tour of Australia. The team has been finalised by chief selector Inzamam ul Haq and the National Selection Committee after consultations with the team’s Head Coach and the Test captain Misbah ul Haq, the PCB ...

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How can Pakistan beat Australia in the upcoming Test series?

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson believes that if Pakistan’s seam bowlers can get the ball to swing, while batsmen continue taking runs, they may have a shot at beating Australia in the upcoming Test series,Cricket.com.au reported. “If (Pakistan) can get the ball swinging, from a seam attack I think they’ve ...

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