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December 8, 2018 12:00 AM SNGPL score briskly to keep QT final exciting

KARACHI: In an effort to create a winning chance for themselves the batsmen of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) batted aggressively in the final of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy against Habib Bank Limited (HBL) here at UBL Sports Complex on Friday. On the penultimate day of the country’s first-class event decider, SNGPL rode on the heroics of Imran 1

December 8, 2018 12:00 AM Ireland bow out of World Cup after defeat to England

BHUBANESWAR, India: Ireland’s first appearance at a Hockey World Cup in 28 years ended on Friday after a 4-2 defeat to England. Australia’s 11-0 annihilation of China earlier in the day meant that Alexander Cox’s men needed only a draw to advance from Pool B for a place in the last eight.England will now face the Kiwis after they proved too strong for Ireland 1

December 8, 2018 12:00 AM Rizwan vows to do his best if given chance

KARACHI: Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan on Friday said that he will put in his best if he gets a chance during Pakistan’s tour of South Africa later this month. “I am happy that I am back in the Pakistan side. If I get a chance I will try my best to live up to the expectations,” Rizwan told reporters here at the National Stadium 1

December 6, 2018 5:35 AM Yasir Shah breaks 82-year-old world record, becomes fastest bowler to bag 200 Test wickets

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah on Thursday became the fastest cricketer to take 200 Test wickets, breaking an 82-year-old record on the fourth day of the third Test against New Zealand. The 32-year-old trapped nightwatchman Will Somerville leg before for four — his second wicket of the New Zealand second innings — to reach the milestone in his 33rd Test, beating

December 6, 2018 12:00 AM Stokes faces hearing despite court acquittal

LONDON: Ben Stokes will on Wednesday head to an internal English cricket hearing into a brawl outside a nightclub last year that cost him his Ashes place with a glowing reference from England coach Trevor Bayliss. Star all-rounder Stokes was acquitted of a criminal charge of affray at a trial in August following the incident in Bristol, southwest England 3

December 6, 2018 12:00 AM Indian summer as ‘Swami Army’ flock to Aussie cricket grounds

SYDNEY: It’s a summer’s day and the historic Sydney Cricket Ground is buzzing with chatter and excitement. But instead of the green and gold of Australia, the huge and euphoric crowd filling the stadium is a sea of blue — the colour of India, prompting one TV pundit to ask: “Are we in Mumbai?” They were in town for a recent Twenty20 international ahead 3

December 5, 2018 12:00 AM Defending champions Australia down England 3-0

BHUBANESWAR, India: Two-time defending champions Australia scored three goals in the final quarter to beat England by a comfortable 3-0 margin and register their second consecutive win at the men’s hockey World Cup here on Tuesday. The win took Australia to the top of Pool B with six points from two games and virtually secured their place in the quarter-finals 4

December 4, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan A squad for fifthone-day, T20s against England Lions named

KARACHI: Opening batsman Shan Masood will lead Pakistan A against England Lions in their fifth one-day match and the T20 series. The fifth one-day will be played on Wednesday (tomorrow) in Dubai. The two T20 matches will be played on December 7 and 8 at Nursery Oval, Abu Dhabi.The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq announced the 13-member 3

December 3, 2018 12:00 AM All about ‘The Donkey King’ — biggest-ever box office hit

The Donkey King, the first-ever animated movie by Geo Films and Talisman Animation Studios, was released countrywide on October 13. The movie has been produced with utmost expertise for children in Pakistan and those blessed with a childlike heart. It has proved to be great entertaining flick for people of all age groups. Earlier, it was an impression 4

November 30, 2018 12:00 AM Jofra Archer could play for England at World Cup

LONDON: Jofra Archer could be set to play for England in the both the World Cup and the Ashes next year, after the ECB announced a change to its eligibility criteria - from seven years to three - following its board meeting at Lord’s on Wednesday. Archer, 23, was born and raised in Barbados, and represented West Indies at Under-19 level. However, he has been on Sussex’s 4