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December 17, 2017 12:00 AM 3rd Test: Smith, Marsh put Aussies in driving seat

PERTH, Australia: Rivals and team-mates alike were left in awe of Steve Smith after the world’s top-ranked Test batsman hit new heights in the third Ashes match against England at the WACA Ground on Saturday. The Australian captain reached his highest Test score yet with his second double-century, passed 1,000 Test runs for the year and also notched

December 16, 2017 12:00 AM Islamabad in U-16 Cricket quarters

ISLAMABAD: Kamran Riaz (64 not out) smashed half century as Islamabad moved into the quarterfinals of the National Under-16 cricket showing hapless Rawalpindi the door in a match played Friday at the Diamond Ground. Besides Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar and Faisalabad also made it the last eight stage from Pool A. On Friday, Rawalpindi were restricted 1

December 16, 2017 12:00 AM Smith holds firm as Australia dominate at Perth

PERTH: Australian captain Steve Smith again proved to be a major obstacle as England wasn’t able to capitalise on their overnight momentum on the second day of the third Ashes Test in Perth on Friday. England first innings centurion Dawid Malan urged his team to ramp up the pressure on the home side at the end of the first day’s play, but a late order

December 13, 2017 12:00 AM Wapda tame United Bank in Quaid Trophy

ISLAMABAD: Wapda earned 57-run victory with Zahid Mansoor (4-32) and Waqas Maqsood (4-37) running through UBL’s second innings on the final day of the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy Super Eight match at the National Stadium in Karachi Tuesday. Set to score 188 runs for victory, UBL were bowled out for 131 with Hamad Azam (33) being the only notable run-getter for the Bankers 2

December 11, 2017 12:00 AM England, CA XI match drawn

PERTH, Australia: Captain Travis Dean slammed a 68-ball century as a Cricket Australia XI frustrated England on the final day of the drawn two-day tour game in Perth on Sunday. Dean (100) and Will Bosisto (50) shared a 152-run opening stand in 21 overs as the CA XI made a big effort to chase down a victory target of 294 runs in 37 overs. When the match 4

December 11, 2017 12:00 AM England draw Ashes warm-up match with CA XI

PERTH: Captain Travis Dean slammed a 68-ball century as a Cricket Australia XI frustrated England on the final day of the drawn two-day tour game in Perth on Sunday. Dean (100) and Will Bosisto (50) shared a 152-run opening stand in 21 overs as the CA XI made a big effort to chase down a victory target of 294 runs in 37 overs. When the match was called 4

December 10, 2017 12:00 AM Aqeel, Shahzad make Pakistan proud in ITF Futures

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s pair of Aqeel Khan and Shahzad Khan rose to new heights by winning the doubles title in the $15,000 Serena ITF Futures International I tennis tournament here at the PTF Complex on Saturday. Aqeel and Shahzad beat the combination of Luka Pavlovic of France and Pere Riba of Spain 7-6(3), 7-6(4) to become the first Pakistani duo to win an ITF Futures

December 10, 2017 12:00 AM Aqeel, Shahzad annex ITF Future Doubles title

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan pair of Aqeel Khan and Shahzad Khan rose to new heights winning the first ever ITF Future doubles title in the Serena International at the PTF Complex Saturday. Pakistan pair beat the combination of Luka Pavlovic (France)/Pere Riba (Spain) in a back to back tie breaks 7-6 (3) and 7-6 (4) to become the first ever Pakistani pair to have won the Future 1

December 10, 2017 12:00 AM Ashleigh smashes fastest WBBL ton

SYDNEY: Ashleigh Gardner smashed the fastest-ever WBBL ton (off just 47 balls) and shared a 150-run stand with Ellyse Perry (91*) to set up a big win for Sydney Sixers against the Melbourne Stars. Put in to bat, the Sixers lost Alyssa Healy in just the second over but that didn’t deter Gardner, who smashed five fours and a six in the first eight balls 1

December 7, 2017 12:00 AM Shehzad’s ton saves HBL against SNGPL

ISLAMABAD: Ahmed Shehzad’s (148) big hundred salvaged Habib Bank of Limited (HBL) from outright defeat against Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) as their four-day Quaid-i-Azam Trophy Super Eight match ended in a draw at the National Bank Stadium in Karachi on Wednesday. Shehzad smashed 21 fours and one six during his 265-ball stay at the wicket 1