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Rampant England end Australia’s title defence to roar into final

BIRMINGHAM: England snuffed out Australia’s title defence and stormed into the Cricket World Cup final with a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over the five-times champions in the second semi-final on Thursday. Eoin Morgan’s men skittled out Australia for 223 before romping to their target in 32.1 overs in a lop-sided battle …

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‘Forty-five minutes of bad cricket put us out’ says Kohli

  MANCHESTER: Virat Kohli admitted India had paid the price for “45 minutes of bad cricket” as the heart-broken skipper surveyed the wreckage of his side’s stunning World Cup exit. Kohli’s team crashed to an unexpected 18-run defeat against New Zealand in the semi-finals at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Needing …

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DG ISPR congratulates New Zealand on beating India

DG ISPR Asif Ghafoor congratulated New Zealand cricket team for beating India in the semi final and qualifying for the World Cup final after a thrilling contest on Wednesday at Manchester. DG ISPR took to his Twitter to hail New Zealand’s team spirit, sportsmanship and their moral values. He also …

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Sri Lanka confirm to play Test cricket in Pakistan

LAHORE: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have agreed to send their team to play a Test match in Lahore, Pakistan in October, ARY News reported on Wednesday. According to the sources, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) held successful talks with SLC as now Pakistan will witness Test cricket after the gap of …

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Nadal topples Querrey to set up blockbuster Federer semi

LONDON: The deafening cheers erupting around Wimbledon as Rafael Nadal stood at the baseline, bouncing a ball and poised to take a two-set lead against Sam Querrey, provided the newsflash he welcomed and dreaded with equal measure — Roger Federer was through to the semi-finals. It meant it was game …

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Williamson hails ‘brilliant’ New Zealand after World Cup stunner

  MANCHESTER: Kane Williamson praised New Zealand’s “brilliant fighting effort” as his side reached their second successive World Cup final with a dramatic 18-run win over India on Wednesday. In a semi-final that went into a second day because of rain, New Zealand ripped through India’s top-order on Wednesday to …

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Federer eyes 100th Wimbledon win and Nadal showdown

LONDON: Roger Federer can rack up his 100th win at Wimbledon on Wednesday and set-up a blockbuster semi-final against Rafael Nadal. In a quarter-final line-up which features five players over 30, there is a growing anticipation of a potential 40th career match-up between the sport’s two most successful players. If …

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Rain returns ahead of planned World Cup semi-final pitch inspection

OLD TRAFFORD: The opening Cricket World Cup semi-final moved closer towards utilising a reserve day as rain continued to keep India and New Zealand off the field at Old Trafford on Tuesday. New Zealand were 211-5 off 46.1 overs when persistent rain worsened sufficiently for the umpires to halt play …

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Federer, Djokovic, Nadal untroubled at Wimbledon

LONDON: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal eased into the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday as the sport’s Grand Slam heavyweights continued to deliver blow after blow to their wilting lightweight rivals. Federer became the oldest man to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final in 28 years when he booked his …

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Halep ends wayward Gauff’s Wimbledon dream

LONDON: Coco Gauff’s dream Wimbledon run came to an abrupt end on Monday when the consistency of seventh seed and former world number one Simona Halep proved a step too far for the 15-year-old American, who went down 6-3 6-3 in only 75 minutes. After stunning Venus Williams then saving …

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