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 […]

Pelé takes a dig at Messi: “He only has one skill”

Brazilian icon Pelé has taken a swipe at Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi. In an interview with Folha de S.Paulo, Pelé was asked what he thought of those who said Messi was the best ever. First, he was diplomatic, calling it a “matter of taste.” But he questioned the comparison, asking, “how can you […]

Duanne Olivier in as Ngidi replacement for Pakistan Tests

South Africa bring back fast bowler Duanne Olivier for the upcoming home Tests against Pakistan, replacing the injured Lungi Ngidi. Ngidi suffered a significant ligament injury to his right knee after falling awkwardly while fielding in the one-off T20I against Australia recently that has now sidelined him for 12 weeks. Olivier has five Test caps […]

Easy to focus on Kohli, but India’s supporting cast strong

Australia won’t fall into the trap of focusing solely on Virat Kohli, knowing all too well that India’s other batsmen pack a punch. Kohli has dominated the lead-up to the four-Test series that starts on Thursday in Adelaide, featuring in more headlines than any member of Tim Paine’s team. Well supported: Virat Kohli celebrates after […]