Mortaza, Mustafizur restrict Windies to 195

On a slow wicket, poor application by the Windies top-order resulted in them managing only 195 for 9 in 50 overs after electing to bat at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. The need to go for their shots in conditions that weren’t as conducive, resulted in them neither being able to stitch big […]

Mandhana helps Hobart Hurricanes open WBBL 2018-19 account

Smriti Mandhana’s half-century led Hobart Hurricanes to their first win of the ongoing Women’s Big Bash League sea on Sunday (December 9). They, however, are faced with the concern of losing Hayley Matthews to a knee injury. Matthews (42 off 30) played a significant role in Hurricanes setting the Melbourne Stars an imposing 197 to […]

Pujara v Lyon – pad, rough and a game of roulette

The rough patches on a deteriorating pitch must feel like a double-edged sword to an offspinner. On one hand, it makes his job easier as in he doesn’t need a blueprint for where he needs to land the ball. He’s got a locked-in location readily available and distinctly marked. There’s also enough assistance on offer […]

Early IPL auctions set to throw domestic calendar out of gear

There is growing discontent over the IPL auctions being held on Dec 18 this year, mainly because it renders the the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament obsolete. Over the past three years, the BCCI’s technical and fixtures committee had been staging the tournament before the IPL auctions, after franchises had put in requests to do […]

Shami, Ashwin share spoils to put India on top

India gained a strong grip over the first Test at the end of the fourth day, needing a further six wickets to go one up in the series, while Australia have 219 to get on a fifth day pitch. Set a steep target of 323, Australia lost two wickets each to R Ashwin and Mohammed […]

After 49 years, New Zealand conquer Pakistan away

New Zealand 274 (Williamson 89, Watling 77*, Bilal 5-65) and 353 for 7 dec (Williamson 139, Nicholls 126*, Yasir 4-129) beat Pakistan 348 (Azhar 134, Shafiq 104, Somerville 4-75) and 156 (Babar 51, Ajaz 3-42, Somerville 3-52) by 123 runs For all the excuses Pakistan and their support staff come up with, for all the […]

Mohammad Amir and Shadab Khan back in Pakistan’s Test squad

Fast bowler Mohammad Amir and legspinner Shadab Khan are back in Pakistan’s Test squad for the tour of South Africa. The first of three Tests in the series begins on December 26 at Centurion. Also back in the squad are openers Fakhar Zaman, who missed the Test series against New Zealand with a knee injury, […]

Zinedine Zidane names his best squad, excludes Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid legend and former manager Zinedine Zidane has named his best squad which constitutes of his former teammates and current greats. The Frenchman, however, did not include Cristiano Ronaldo in his team. Zidane, who won the World cup and the Champions League in a glorious 17-year-long career, revealed his favourite XI on Chinese news […]

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