DHAKA: Fast bowler Imran Khan will replace Sohail Khan, who has not recovered sufficiently from his back injury, for the two-test series in Bangladesh, the Pakistan Cricket Board said.
KARACHI: Pakistani greats today slammed the team’s first ever series loss to Bangladesh, with former captain Javed Miandad terming it the “lowest point” in his country’s cricketing history.
KOLKATA: Indian cricket batsman Ankit Keshri died early today, three days after suffering a head injury in a freak accident on the field during a one-day match in the eastern city of Kolkata.
KARACHI: Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will undergo a reassessment test on his bowling action in India on April 9 to try to revive his struggling career, a statement said Wednesday.
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.
PORT ELIZABETH (South Africa): Kraigg Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels hit centuries in a record stand for the West Indies on the fourth day of the second Test between South Africa and the West Indies at St George’s Park yesterday.
VIRAT Kohli says he enjoys the on-field banter with Australia but he let his bat do the talking with a Test-best 169 to help India fight back in the third Test yesterday.
PORT ELIZABETH (South Africa): Morne Morkel took two wickets off successive balls to end a promising start to the West Indies’ first innings on the third day of the second Test against South Africa at St George’s Park yesterday.
CHRISTCHURCH (New Zealand): Two late wickets by Trent Boult put New Zealand back in control of the first Test against Sri Lanka Sunday after a maiden Test century by Dimuth Karunaratne had briefly given the tourists a glimmer of hope.
STEVE Smith put Australia in command of the Third Test with a memorable innings to leave India with a massive task to stay alive in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series in Melbourne yesterday.
PHILLIP Hughes’ tragic death cast a shadow over an eventful year that saw Ashes rivals Australia and England brawl on the field and bond off it, joining India to pull off a bloodless coup and take charge of the game.
YOUNG captain Steven Smith compiled a watchful half-century to guide Australia to 259 for five at stumps and leave the third test against India delicately poised after an attritional opening day in Melbourne yesterday.
PORT ELIZABETH (South Africa): Wilting West Indies were left to rue four missed chances as South Africa went through the afternoon session without losing a wicket to reach 157 for one at tea on the opening day of the Second Test yesterday.
CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand’s big-hitting skipper Brendon McCullum was hailed yesterday for his rollicking 195 to dramatically turn the opening day of the First Test against Sri Lanka.
PORT ELIZABETH: West Indies can look forward to more favourable batting conditions for the second test in Port Elizabeth on Friday as they look to overcome the mental scars of collapsing on Pretoria’s seamer-friendly strip.
SKIPPER Steve Smith scored a controlled 133, Mitchell Johnson a game-changing 88 and Australia’s tail wagged vigorously as the hosts barged their way back into the Second Test against India on day three in Brisbane yesterday.
CENTURION: South African captain Hashim Amla hit his third Test double century and Stiaan van Zyl made a hundred on debut before rain brought a premature end to the second day of the first Test on Thursday.
STEVE Smith again proved the elusive wicket for India as the new captain fashioned an Australian fightback on day two of the Second Test yesterday.
CENTURION: Captain Hashim Amla and his senior lieutenant AB de Villiers both hit centuries as South Africa took command after early setbacks on the first day of the First Test against the West Indies at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.
ABU DHABI: Kane Williamson hit a brilliant 123 as New Zealand staved off Pakistan’s spirited challenge to eke out a series-levelling seven-run victory in the fourth one-day international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
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