Three things we learned from the first Test between England and Pakistan

England’s dramatic three-wicket win over Pakistan in the first Test at Old Trafford was a brilliant advertisement for the red-ball game. Pakistan, despite not having played international cricket for several months because of the coronavirus, dominated the majority of the match and were still favourites when they reduced England to 117-5, chasing a target of 277, on […]

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Woakes leads England to stunning win over Pakistan in first Test

Chris Woakes hit an unbeaten 84 as England came from behind to beat Pakistan in the first Test at Old Trafford on Saturday. England were struggling in pursuit of a victory target of 277 after collapsing to 117-5 on the fourth day. But Woakes, who had helped drag England back into the match with 2-11 […]

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Sydney planning to host Boxing Day Test against India

SYDNEY: Sydney made a pitch on Saturday to host the money-spinning Boxing Day Test against India as its traditional home Melbourne battles a surge in novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases. The fate of the marquee fixture is uncertain with no live sport currently in Melbourne as it struggles with hundreds of new daily infections, in contrast […]

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NZ, Australia accept women’s World Cup decision

WELLINGTON: New Zealand said on Saturday it could have probably hosted the women’s Cricket World Cup next year but supported the decision of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to postpone the event for a year. Cricket Australia have also downplayed any suggestions they were annoyed at having the hosting rights of this year’s postponed men’s […]

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Abbas strikes for Pakistan after Yasir runs riot against England

Mohammad Abbas removed Rory Burns after Yasir Shah added valuable late-order runs for Pakistan on the fourth day of the first Test against England at Old Trafford on Saturday. England were 55-1 at lunch, still needing a further 222 runs to reach a challenging victory target of 277. Dom Sibley was 26 not out and […]

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Yasir triggers England collapse as Pakistan maintain grip

MANCHESTER: Yasir Shah took three wickets after lunch as Pakistan dismissed England for 219 to tighten their control of the first Test on the third day at Old Trafford on Friday. The wily leg-spinner ripped through England’s middle and lower order with a burst of three wickets for four runs in 27 balls on his […]

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PCB announces bonus for ground staff for efficiency in PSL V

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a bonus for its ground staff who worked tirelessly during the fifth edition of Pakistan Super League which was held entirely in the country for the first-ever time this year. The PSL-V, which was organised from Feb 20 to March 17 had to be halted due to […]

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Australia to host T20 World Cup in 2022, women’s WC put off

DUBAI: Australia will host this year’s postponed Twenty20 World Cup in 2022 with India retaining their tournament next year, the sport’s governing International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Friday. The ICC also confirmed the women’s 50-over World Cup that was scheduled to be held in New Zealand in February-March next year has been postponed to […]

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Ollie Robinson included in England squad for second Test against Pakistan

MANCHESTER: Ollie Robinson will join the England squad ahead of next week’s second Test against Pakistan at Southampton, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced Saturday. The uncapped fast bowler was due to play for Sussex in their Bob Willis Trophy match against Kent at Canterbury but has been withdrawn from that fixture. He will […]

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