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March 19, 2018 12:00 AM Ronchi blitz fires Islamabad into second PSL final

DUBAI: Luke Ronchi didn't particularly need to do too much on Sunday to be in contention for player of the tournament, but he almost sealed that award with a blistering innings - by far the most devastating one in the tournament's short history. Ninety-four were smashed off 39 balls, 78 off which came through boundaries as Islamabad romped to their second

March 16, 2018 12:00 AM Halep, Osaka reach Indian Wells semi-finals

INDIAN WELLS, California: World No 1 Simona Halep punched her ticket to the Indian Wells semi-finals with a 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 win over Croatia’s Petra Martic on Wednesday. Halep, of Romania, needed two hours and 23 minutes to put Martic away under taxing conditions as strong winds swirled around the main stadium court.“It was difficult conditions to play in today 3

March 14, 2018 12:00 AM DFA Quetta cruise into PPL Football semis

KARACHI: DFA Quetta defeated Quetta City with a 2-0 score-line to confirm their place in the semi-finals of PPL Balochistan Football Cup 2018 at Sadiq Shaheed Football Stadium (Malibagh) in Quetta. Experienced DFA Quetta kept up the pressure on the young Quetta City team from the beginning. Quetta DFA’s Isteglal scored the first goal in the 30th minute 9

March 14, 2018 12:00 AM New Zealand’s Wright returning to Derbyshire

LONDON: Former New Zealand and India coach John Wright is to return to Derbyshire to oversee their upcoming campaign in English domestic cricket’s Twenty20 Blast competition, the Midlands county announced on Tuesday. Wright knows Derbyshire well, having played for the club during his career as a New Zealand batsman.Last season saw Wright guide Derbyshire 8

March 12, 2018 2:11 AM PkMAP, NP urged to support Sanjrani

QUETTA: Independent senator-elect Ahmed Khan Khilji has urged the leadership of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) and National Party (NP) to support senator-elect Sadiq Sanjrani in the election for the office of Senate chairman as he belongs to Balochistan. Talking to journalists here on Sunday, Mr Khilji said that the Pakistan Peoples Party, the second 8

March 10, 2018 12:00 AM Tiger battles to sub-par start at Valspar

MIAMI: Tiger Woods dug deep to card his first sub-par tournament start since 2015 on Thursday, fighting through blustery conditions to shoot a one-under-par 70 in the opening round of the Valspar Championship. The latest leg of the 14-time major winner’s comeback was a roller coaster affair on the challenging par-71 Copperhead Course at the Innisbrook 5

March 9, 2018 12:00 AM Quetta send Karachi packing, win by 67 runs

DUBAI: Quetta Gladiators recorded the biggest win by runs in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) history by defeating Karachi Kings by 67 runs in Thursday’s second game in Dubai. Courtesy a fiery knock of 90 runs by Opener Shane Watson assisted with Kevin Pietersen's half-century, Quetta Gladiators posted a score of 180 runs against Karachi Kings. Kings 15

March 9, 2018 12:00 AM Ronchi gives thumbs up to PSL

DUBAI: Luke Ronchi is enjoying a purple patch these days and believes that a “clear mind” is the reason behind his consistent showing in the HBL Pakistan Super League. The 36-year-old dealt Lahore Qalandars with a fatal blow, hitting a stunning 77 after recording PSL’s fastest fifty to help Islamabad United beat their opponents by six wickets here at the Dubai 14

March 9, 2018 12:00 AM Ronchi adds to Lahore misery as United triumph in HBL PSL

DUBAI: Luke Ronchi hammered what seems like the last nail in Lahore Qalandars’ coffin when he smashed a match-winning 77 to shepherd Islamabad United to an authoritative six-wicket victory in the HBL Pakistan Super League here at the Dubai International Stadium. Once again Lahore, who succumbed to their sixth consecutive defeat in the contest, had their 17

March 8, 2018 12:00 AM Perera leads Sri Lanka to big win against India

COLOMBO: Kusal Perera hit a blazing half-century to power Sri Lanka to a five-wicket win over India in the opening Twenty20 international of the tri-nation tournament on Tuesday. Chasing 175 for victory, the hosts rode on Perera’s 37-ball 66 to achieve their target with nine balls to spare at Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium.The left-handed Perera, who hit 6 fours 12