RAWALPINDI: Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Aamer showed no signs of rustiness as he made his return after a five-year spot-fixing ban today, bagging three wickets in his first spell in competitive cricket since 2010.
NELSON, New Zealand: Fired up Bangladesh sense a World Cup quarter-final berth will be one match away by close of play in Nelson on Thursday as they prepare to play a disconsolate Scotland.
NEW ZEALAND: A day after Ireland did wonders for the associate nations, New Zealand emphasised the gap between full test sides and the second tier teams when they bowled Scotland out for 142 in 36.2 overs in their World Cup clash in Dunedin on Tuesday.
SYDNEY: West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons frustrated Ireland with a superb century on Monday as Pakistan great Javed Miandad bemoaned his side’s latest World Cup loss to India.
HAMILTON: Zimbabwe has won the toss and chosen to bowl against South Africa in the opening Cricket World Cup pool match Sunday for the neighbouring African teams.
MELBOURNE: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has retired from test cricket “citing the strain of playing all formats,” and Virat Kohli will lead the team in the fourth Test against Australia in Sydney, the country’s cricket board said yesterday.
PORT ELIZABETH (South Africa): South Africa and the West Indies will travel to Cape Town for the third and final Test after rain and a wet outfield cut more than half the playing time from the second Test at St George’s Park yesterday.
AUSTRALIA skipper Steve Smith defended the timing of his declaration as India held on for a draw in the third Test in Melbourne yesterday.
AN unbeaten half-century by Shaun Marsh put Australia in a strong position yesterday, setting India a near-record task if they are to win the Third Test in Melbourne.
CHRISTCHURCH (NEW ZEALAND) A once in a lifetime innings from Brendon McCullum and high quality seam bowling ensured New Zealand completed an eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka yesterday to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
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