Cricket

Dubai delight for Australia

Sunday, 12 October 2014.

DUBAI: Glenn Maxwell’s brisk 76 guided Australia to a comfortable five-wicket win over Pakistan in the second one-day international in Dubai on Friday, securing an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Semis beckon cricketers

Tuesday, 30 September 2014.

THE national cricket team are on the cusp of making history when they meet Hong Kong in the Asian Games quarter-finals today.

Trophy inspires Pakistan

Thursday, 18 September 2014.

PAKISTAN welcomed the World Cup trophy as it arrived in the country on a global tour on Tuesday, with skipper Misbah-ul-Haq vowing to win it for the isolated nation and its terror-hit people.

Benn spins Windies to victory

Thursday, 18 September 2014.

GROS ISLET: Spinner Sulieman Benn took five wickets and Jerome Taylor reached the milestone of 100 Test wickets as Bangladesh crumbled to a 296-run defeat late on the fourth day of the Second and Final Test against the West Indies at the Beausejour Stadium on Tuesday.

Japan lady cricketers blaze trail

Monday, 15 September 2014.

TOKYO: Blood-thirsty samurai warriors once threatened to kill the game of cricket in Japan before a ball had been bowled in anger.

Botham calls for end to IPL

Friday, 5 September 2014.

LONDON: England great Ian Botham said Wednesday the Indian Premier League was “too powerful” for cricket’s long-term good as he called for the lucrative Twenty20 domestic tournament to be scrapped.

Feeble England

Thursday, 4 September 2014.

INDIA’S Shikhar Dhawan smashed a six to seal a crushing nine-wicket victory over hapless England in the fourth one-day international in Birmingham on Tuesday.

Aussies make it to final

Thursday, 4 September 2014.

HARARE: An eye-catching all-round performance by Mitchell Marsh helped Australia return to winning ways as they beat South Africa by 62 runs on Tuesday in Harare to secure their place in the triangular series final.

Cook wants more from batsmen

Monday, 1 September 2014.

NOTTINGHAM: England captain Alastair Cook called on his batsmen to raise their game after a heavy defeat by India left them looking at another one-day series loss ahead of next year’s World Cup.

Sri Lanka overpower Pakistan

Sunday, 31 August 2014.

SEAMER Thisara Perera claimed 4-34 and Tillakartane Dilshan hit an unbeaten 50 as Sri Lanka trounced Pakistan by seven wickets in the final one-dayer yesterday to clinch the series 2-1.