Dhawan, Kishan half-centuries help India take 1-0 series lead

Colombo: A disciplined performance from the bowlers was followed up by composed knocks from Shikhar Dhawan (86) and Ishan Kishan (59) as the visitors notched up a comfortable victory in Colombo. Winning the toss, Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka opted to bat first. Openers Avishka Fernando (32) and Minod Bhanuka (27) got the hosts off to a steady start with a partnership of 49. But this would set up a theme in thRead More…

Babar, Rizwan help Pakistan score its biggest T20 score

KARACHI: Pakistan are off and running on their tour of England, taking out the first T20I by 31 runs despite a thrilling century from Liam Livingstone in Nottingham. Livingstone blasted 103 off 43 balls, posting the third-highest score by a T20I batter at No.5. His ton came up in just 42 deliveries – making it the quickest by an England batter – and featured six fours and nine sixes, but England were stilRead More…

25th Chief of The Naval Staff Open Golf Championship concludes

KARACHI: Closing ceremony of 25th Chief of The Naval Staff Open Golf Championship 2021 held at Karachi Golf Club (KGC). Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi grace the occasion as Chief Guest. The four days long Golf Championship, held from 08 to 11 July 2021, has become a major event in golfing circles since 1995. The categories in the championship included 36 holes each for KGC ProfessionaRead More…

Zimbabwe post 140 for 3 after Bangladesh declared second innings

Harare: Zimbabwe posted 140/3 after Bangladesh declared their second innings on 284/1, still needing 337 runs to win on the final day in Harare. Bangladesh dominated the moving day with hundreds from Shadman Islam (115) and Najmul Hossain Shanto (117), giving the hosts a formidable target of 477. Even though Captain Brendan Taylor rose to the occasion with yet another fifty, Zimbabwe only have seven wickets in hRead More…

Revised two-day city cricket tournament schedule announced

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board today announced the remaining three City Cricket Associations coaches and also confirmed the revised schedule of the two-day City Cricket Association Tournament 2021-22. According to the revised schedule, the matches under the Balochistan Cricket Association jurisdiction will start on 24 July, while Central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh-phase matches will get underway on 16 JulRead More…

Windiest women take 2-0 lead over Pakistan women in ODIs

KARACHI: An all-round display by Hayley Matthews helped host West Indies go 2-0 up in the five-ODI series against Pakistan with an eight-wicket victory at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Saint John’s. After claiming two for 17, Matthews fell one run short of what would have been her fifth career half-century as the West Indies chased down an easy 121-run target in 31.1 overs for the loss of two wickets. Before beiRead More…

Al-Noor Gymkhana enters cricket tourney final round

KARACHI: Al-Noor Gymkhana cruised into the final round of All Sindh Prof. Ejaz Ahmed Faruqi Invitation Cricket Tournament after beating Faisal Gymkhana by eight wickets in the last match of the knock-out phase at TMC Ground. Faisal Gymkhana batted first and scored 148 before the tam was bundled out in in 39.1 overs. Imran Shah batted well for the side scoring 87 runs. Adnan Shah, Zia-ul-Haq and Adil Ali put a conceRead More…

Atiq CA faces Warriors XI in Gold Cup T20 final today

KARACHI: Atiq Cricket Academy will take on Warriors XI in Gold Cup T20 League Cricket Tournament final today (Sunday) here at the Quaid-e-Azam Park Cricket Ground in Steel Town. Former captain Pakistan Steel cricket team all-rounder Ejaz Ahmed will lead the Atiq Cricket Academy while Arsalan Taufiq will be the skipper of Warriors XI in the final. Read More…

CRICKET: Haris Sohail ruled out from England tour

Cardiff: Haris Sohail has been ruled out from the tour of England due to a hamstring injury. The MRI conducted here revealed a grade three tear injury, which he had picked up during a training session in Derby last week. The PCB medical panel has advised the left-handed middle-order batsman to undergo a four-week rehabilitation program before a reassessment is carried out, according to PCB report on Thursday. HaRead More…

CRICKET: Trio recalled for West Indies ODIs against Australia

Barbados: Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, and Roston Chase have been brought into the West Indies’ 15-man ODI squad to take on Australia in Super League action. Beefing up their squad with the three experienced internationals, all-rounder Kyle Mayers and spinner Kevin Sinclair are the two players left out from the previous West Indies ODI squad that took on Sri Lanka at home in March. The West Indies are wedgRead More…