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Pakistan record first ODI win in Australia in 12 years

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MELBOURNE:  Pakistan beat Australia by six wickets in the second one-day international at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, their first ODI win on Australian soil for 12 years. The win was also Pakistan’s first ODI victory at the MCG since 1985 and levels the five-match series at 1-1. Australian …

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Ex-England manager Taylor dies at 72

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LONDON: Graham Taylor, a former England coach who was labelled a “turnip” by the tabloids for failing to qualify for the 1994 World Cup, has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 72, his family announced on Thursday. “With the greatest sadness, we have to announce that …

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Misbah hits back at Chappell’s ‘harsh comments’

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Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq defended Pakistan against remarks made by former Australian captain Ian Chappell, saying they were “uncalled for and unbecoming” of someone as reputable as Chappell, ESPN Cricinfo reported. When Pakistan lost the third and final Test of the series in Sydney on Jan 7, Chappell in an interview …

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Australia set 269-run target for Pakistan in 1st ODI

BRISBANE: (Web Desk) Pakistan grabbed five early wickets against Australia on the opening one-day international at the Gabba on Friday, but Matthew Wade’s impressive century enabled the host team to reach 268 runs. Mohammad Amir dismissed David Warner and captain Steve Smith off successive balls while Hasan Ali grabbed three wickets, …

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Pakistan to tour West Indies for full series in March

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ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) West Indies will host a full series, including three Tests, against Pakistan beginning on March 31, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has said. Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain will stage two Twenty20s, to be followed by three one-dayers at the Guyana National Stadium. Kingston’s Sabina Park …

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Pakistan in danger of not directly qualifying for World Cup 2019

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ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) Pakistan is in serious danger of failing to qualify directly for the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) World Cup 2019 in the United Kingdom as it currently sits on eighth position in the ODI Team Rankings. Pakistan is at eighth position with 89 points two behind Bangladesh and …

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Court issues arrest warrants for Wasim Akram

KARACHI: (Web Desk) A local court of Karachi has issued warrant for arrest of former skipper of Pakistan Wasim Akram over his continuous absence from testifying in case filed by him. The warrant for arrest was issued by Judicial Magistrate East in a case lodged at Bahadurabad police station. The …

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From 2026, the FIFA World Cup Will Have 48 Teams

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ZURICH: (Web Desk) Expected to benefit smaller, soccer-mad nations in Africa and Asia FIFA, the international governing body of the soccer world, has approved plans to increase the number of World Cup teams from 32 to 48 within a decade. The news was announced via Twitter, with FIFA’s media account …

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Pakistan’s batsmen lacked in aggression: Inzamam

LAHORE: (Web Desk) Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq on Saturday said Pakistan’s batsmen lacked in aggression while its bowlers might have been fatigued because of which the team experienced a whitewash in the three-Test series against Australia The former captain, however, expressed hope that Pakistan will be faring better in the upcoming …

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Ex-Pakistan players call for Misbah to retire

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KARACHI: (Web Desk) Former Pakistan cricket heavyweights on Saturday asked Misbah-ul-Haq to call time on his illustrious career, blaming his poor batting and uninspired captaincy for a 3-0 whitewash to Australia. Misbah, who at 42 is the oldest current international cricketer, capped a miserable series with a 220-run defeat in …

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