Cricket

  • 2nd Test: Benn takes five as West Indies thrash Bangladesh by 296 runs to win series 2-0 5 hours 5 minutes ago

    Veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul completed his 30th Test century and left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn followed with 5 for 72 on Tuesday as the West Indies defeated Bangladesh by 296 runs late on day four of the second Test. The West Indies, playing their landmark 500th Test, swept the two-Test series 2-0. Chanderpaul's unbeaten...
  • CLT20: Team's batting let us down, says Kieron Pollard 34 minutes ago

    Raipur: Mumbai Indians skipper Kieron Pollard rued the fact that team's batting let them down as the defending champions crashed out of the qualifying round of the Champions League T20, on Tuesday. "They (Northern Knights) fielded well as we could have scored atleast 150-160. What happens in Champions League T20 is...
  • CLT20: Mumbai Indians knocked out; Northern Knights, Lahore Lions reach main round 9 hours 56 minutes ago

    Raipur: Defending champions Mumbai Indians paid the price for their indifferent show, crashing out of the Champions League T20 as a committed Northern Knights from New Zealand overpowered them with a one-sided six-wicket victory in the final qualifying round match, on Tuesday. Apart from Northern, the other team that qualified for...
  • CLT20: Glad to play a match-winning knock, says Hafeez 11 hours 11 minutes ago

    Raipur: Lahore Lions skipper Mahammad Hafeez is glad that he could play a match-winning knock in a crucial game against Southern Express as the victory kept his them in hunt for a place in the main draw of the Champions League T20 tournament, on Tuesday. "I think the victory was much...
  • CLT20: We were competitive despite defeats, says Jehan Mubarak 11 hours 46 minutes ago

    Raipur: After being outplayed in three consecutive matches, Southern Express skipper Jehan Mubarak put up a brave front stating that his side put up a fight despite hat-trick of defeats in the Champions League T20 on Tuesday. "In the tournament, we were competitive. We have shown that we could compete against...
  • CLT20: IPL teams bank on home advantage 13 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) teams, with their rich experience of playing in high-pressure matches, will begin the competition as pre-tournament favourites as the tournament proper of Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) gets underway in Hyderabad with a Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders match on Wednesday. Kolkata Knight Riders...
  • Players need to shed their 'fear' of defeat: Shahid Afridi 13 hours 20 minutes ago

    Karachi: Soon after being re-appointed as Pakistan Twenty20 captain, flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi on Tuesday urged his players to shed of any "fear" of losing and play their "natural" game. In his first message after being given the responsibility by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) till the 2016 World T20, Afridi,...
  • CLT20: Dolphins aim to swallow big teams, claims coach 13 hours 56 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: They may not be having the big names in world cricket but that doesn't dampen the sprits of South African team Dolphins, who are eyeing to win the Champions League T20. "We are really looking forward to the challenge up ahead. Our intention is to come and win this trophy and...
  • CLT20: Lahore Lions down Southern Express for a comfortable win 2 hours 34 minutes ago

    Raipur: Muhammad Hafeez led from the front with a blazing 67 as Lahore Lions trounced Sri Lankan side Southern Express by 55 runs in their penultimate Oppo Champions League Twenty20 qualifier, keeping their main-draw hopes alive, on Tuesday. Put into bat, Hafeez smashed a 40-ball 67 to power the Pakistan T20...
  • Captain Michael Clarke ruled out of ODI series against Pakistan 6 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss the limited-overs cricket series against Pakistan next month due to a hamstring injury that forced him home early from a recent series in Zimbabwe. In a statement Tuesday, Cricket Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said tests had confirmed "a significant hamstring injury" that would force...
  • CLT20 Live Score: Northern Knights opt to bowl against Mumbai Indians 14 hours 51 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) By virtue of their two back-to-back victories against Express and Lions, the Knights already have a foot inside the main round, largely due to their healthy net run rate (NRR) of +2.684. Mumbai have two advantages going into the crunch...
  • Doosra not illegal, says inventor Saqlain Mushtaq 18 hours 9 minutes ago

    Sydney: Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, widely acknowledged as the inventor of the 'doosra', has come out in defence of the controversial delivery and said that he try best to help his compatriot Saeed Ajmal rectify his faulty action. Ajmal, one of the finest spinners in World cricket, has been banned...
  • Michael Clarke on track to play Test series against Pakistan 18 hours 18 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke seems to have overcome his hamstring problem and is on track to play the Test series against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates (UAE) next month. There were fears that Clarke's hamstring injury was tendon-related, but according to Sydney Morning Herald, the injury is not as serious...
  • CLT20 Live Score: Southern Express put Lahore Lions in to bat 18 hours 26 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Lahore Lions take on Southern Express while Mumbai Indians face the unbeaten Northern Knights to culminate the qualifiers on Tuesday, from where the top two finishers from the round-robin format will join eight others in the tournament proper. Lahore play the...
  • Australia build artificial pitch for spin practice 18 hours 46 minutes ago

    Australia have built an artificial pitch at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane to help their batsmen deal with spin-bowling on the slow tracks of the subcontinent, where they have so often struggled in the past. The surface, which is intended to mimic the conditions in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka,...
  • Shahid Afridi named Pakistan's T20 captain, Misbah retained as ODI skipper 20 hours 9 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Shahid Afridi will captain Pakistan in Twenty20s until 2016 while Misbah-ul-Haq will remain the skipper for the World Cup next year, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday. Afridi replaced Mohammad Hafeez, who stepped down after Pakistan's unimpressive performance at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh this year. Afridi has led Pakistan...
  • PCB considering Sohaib Maqsood for T20 captaincy: sources 22 hours 16 minutes ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is seriously considering young batsman, Sohaib Maqsood for the national T20 captaincy. Reliable sources told PTI that although Shahid Afridi was the front runner for the T20 captaincy but some of the selectors and a strong lobby in the board were in favour of a younger...
  • Mohammad Yousuf slams PCB for T20 event before 2015 World Cup 22 hours 26 minutes ago

    Karachi: Former captain Mohammad Yousuf has slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for holding the national T20 championship before the World Cup 2015. "I don't understand the logic behind having the national T20 event at this time when we are hardly going to play two or three T20 matches against Australia...
  • CLT20 Qualifiers: Calculators are out as Mumbai Indians face the Knights Yesterday

    It all boils down to the last two matches of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) qualifiers with all four teams mathematically still in the fray to go through to the main round. Lahore Lions take on Southern Express while Mumbai Indians face the unbeaten Northern Knights to culminate the qualifiers...
  • 2nd Test: Chanderpaul fifty puts West Indies in control Yesterday

    Shivnarine Chanderpaul's phenomenal run of form against Bangladesh continued with the veteran West Indies batsman unbeaten on 63 in guiding his team to 4-208, an overall lead of 427, at stumps on the third day of the second and final Test at the Beausejour Stadium on Monday. After captain Denesh Ramdin...
  • Ajmal opts out of T20 event to work on action with Mushtaq Yesterday

    Suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has withdrawn from the national Twenty20 championship to work on his bowling action with former Pakistan tweaker Saqlain Mushtaq. Ajmal, who was banned from bowling in international cricket for an illegal action, denied he was under pressure after the International Cricket Council (ICC) ban. The 36-year-old remained hopeful...
  • Suspended Saeed Ajmal targets World Cup 2015 for comeback Yesterday

    Pakistan's suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has not given up hope on playing in the 2015 World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. ...
  • Praveen Kumar out of CLT20 with injury, Mumbai bring in Pawan Suyal Yesterday

    Raipur: India discard Praveen Kumar is out of Champions League T20 after sustaining an injury to his right shoulder during Mumbai Indians' opening qualifying game against Lahore Lions, last Saturday. "Praveen Kumar sustained an injury to his right shoulder during Mumbai Indians first CLT20 qualifier match. He is undergoing a thorough...
  • Shoaib Malik likely for Australia series and WC probables list Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Shoaib Malik is likely to be given another chance at reviving his international career when the national selectors name the squad for the upcoming series against Australia and the list of probables for the 2015 World Cup. A well-informed source close to the national selection committee told PTI...
  • Abdul Razzaq backs Shahid Afridi as limited-overs captain Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan's out-of-favour allrounder Abdul Razzaq has once again spoken out in favour of appointing Shahid Afridi as the captain of the national one-day and Twenty20 teams before the 2015 World Cup. Razzaq, who is these days playing league cricket in England, said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) needed to...
  • Good to have Dwayne Bravo back for CLT20, says MS Dhoni Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Chennai Super Kings' campaign in the last edition of Indian Premier League was hampered due to Dwayne Bravo's injury which hurt the balance of their side and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is happy that the prolific all-rounder is back again to don the yellow jersey. "The good thing for us...
  • Suspended Saeed Ajmal still hopes to play ICC World Cup 2015 Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal has not given up hope on playing in the 2015 World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Ajmal told reporters in Lahore on Monday that the ban imposed on him from bowling in international cricket was disappointing but its not the end...
  • CLT20 ideal preparation before India tour, says Ravi Rampaul Yesterday

    New Delhi: Senior West Indies pacer Ravi Rampaul feels that playing for Barbados Tridents in the ongoing Champions League T20 in India will help him "boost his confidence" ahead of the five-match ODI series against the hosts, starting in another three weeks time. "It would be good for me because I...
  • CLT20 Scenarios: What Mumbai Indians need to qualify for the main round Yesterday

    The qualifying stage of the sixth edition of Champions League T20 (CLT20) is evenly poised with New Zealand's Northern Knights virtually booking a place in the main round while a resurgent Mumbai Indians and Pakistan's Lahore Lions fighting neck and neck for the second spot. Either of these two teams...