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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 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 16, 2017 12:00 AM Rose retains lead at Indonesian Masters

JAKARTA: England’s Justin Rose retained the clubhouse lead after a curtailed second round at the storm-hit Indonesian Masters on Friday, as Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat vaulted to second on the leaderboard. Rose, the world number six, was on an aggregate score of 14-under through 16 holes on day two at par-72 Royale Jakarta Golf Club before play was abandoned

December 15, 2017 12:00 AM Rose storms to Indonesian Masters lead

JAKARTA: England’s Justin Rose fired a 10-under-par round Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the first day of the Indonesian Masters in Jakarta. Rose, who is ranked sixth in the world, notched up a bogey-free scorecard and bagged 10 birdies to take pole position in the Asian Tour’s season-ending event.Thailand’s Gunn Charoenkul was two shots back on 64, one ahead

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 Bangladesh appoint Shakib as Test captain

DHAKA: Bangladesh on Sunday appointed all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan as Test captain, removing Mushfiqur Rahim from the post ahead of the two-Test home series against Sri Lanka starting January. Shakib, who is already the national Twenty20 captain, takes over the Test side after a disastrous tour of South Africa in a move that the cricket board said would 3

December 11, 2017 12:00 AM Moeen urges England players to improve off-field behaviour

PERTH: England´s cricketers must take responsibility for their actions and improve their off-field behaviour or risk turning a younger generation of players away from the game, all-rounder Moeen Ali said on Sunday. England´s Ashes tour was plunged into another crisis on Saturday after batsman Ben Duckett was suspended for pouring a drink on a senior 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 8, 2017 12:00 AM 6th International Hindko Conference starts today

PESHAWAR: The 6th International Hindko Conference will get underway today (Friday). According to a press release issued here on Thursday, the three-day conference has been oganised jointly by the Gandhara Hindko Board and Gandhara Hindko Academy. The theme of the moot is “Attaining national unity through promotion of Indo-Aryan and other Pakistani languages

December 7, 2017 12:00 AM Mitchell Marsh returns for third Ashes Test

ADELAIDE, Australia: All-rounder Mitchell Marsh was added to Australia’s 13-man squad Wednesday for next week’s third Test in Perth as the home side bid to clinch the Ashes. Marsh comes into the squad in place of paceman Chadd Sayers, who did not feature in Australia’s two opening Test wins over England.Steve Smith’s Australians wrapped up a 120-run victory 1