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May 19, 2018 12:00 AM De Villiers turns ‘spiderman’ with IPL catch

BANGALORE: AB de Villiers was hailed Friday as a “spiderman” by captain Virat Kohli after making a breathtaking catch in the Indian Premier League. The athletic South African leapt on the deep mid-wicket boundary to stop a ball heading for a near-certain six and catch out Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Alex Hales.Film of the catch quickly became a social

April 27, 2018 12:00 AM Dhoni smashes IPL sixes record

BANGALORE: MS Dhoni smashed the ball into the crowd seven times — including to seal the winning runs — in a match that racked up a record number of Indian Premier League (IPL) sixes as his Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore to go top of the table. Dhoni hit an unbeaten 34 ball 70 while opener Ambati Rayudu hit eight sixes in his 82 as Chennai 10

April 19, 2018 12:00 AM Kohli keen on county stint ahead of England tour

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli says he is keen to play county cricket to get used to conditions on English soil ahead of India’s tour of the country later this year. The Indian skipper — the second-ranked Test batsman in the world and the best in One-day Internationals (ODIs) — had an uncharacteristically ordinary spell during the England tour in 2014. The prolific 8

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM The IPL juggernaut is back

The 11th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) has rolled into action. Mumbai Indians are the defending champions, who won IPL-10 by beating Rising Pune Supergiants by one run in the final last year. IPL Auctions 2018 were the biggest auction in the history. A total of 578 players were finalised by the IPL. Top Indian stars Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat 7

April 5, 2018 12:00 AM Babar reclaims top position in T20Is

DUBAI: Pakistan opener Babar Azam has reclaimed the number-one batting ranking while wrist spinner Shadab Khan has vaulted into second position for the first time in his career in the latest ICC T20I player rankings, which were released on Wednesday afternoon following the conclusion of the Pakistan versus West Indies series in Karachi on Tuesday. Babar 14

March 18, 2018 12:00 AM India wary of BD power in sub-continent: Karthik

COLOMBO: India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik Saturday said Bangladesh are always a tricky opposition and that his team would bring high intensity to the Twenty20 tri-series final between the two sides on Sunday. Skipper Rohit Sharma’s team was the first to book its place in the final after winning three of its four games at Colombo’s R. Premadasa 7

March 10, 2018 12:00 AM Shami charged with violence

KOLKATA: Police on Friday charged Indian fast bowler Mohammad Shami after his wife filed a formal complaint alleging assault, domestic violence and infidelity. Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan, a former model, filed a written complaint with the police in Kolkata just days after going public with claims that Shami had affairs with other women.The controversy 5

March 4, 2018 2:48 PM Pakistan elects first female Dalit senator

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan elected its first female senator from the lowest Dalit caste over the weekend, in polls which also saw the ruling party strengthen its hand ahead of general elections. Opposition candidate Krishna Kumari Kohli´s surprise victory stirred a wave of optimism on social media, as Pakistanis celebrated the rare win for a woman from a marginalised 13

March 4, 2018 12:00 AM Sharifs’ supporters secure Senate

ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) bagged 15 seats in the Senate election on Saturday emerging as the majority party in the upper house of the Parliament with 33 seats, according to unofficial results. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) that commanded majority in the Upper House till Saturday followed close behind the PML-N with 20 seats 20

March 3, 2018 11:26 AM Senate elections: PML-N bags lion's share, PPP outperforms, PTI meets expectations

Unofficial, provisional results of polling for 52 Senate seats released; ECP's announcement awaited. Unofficial and provisional results for Senate elections held on Saturday are now in. According to the information received, the PML-N is now the biggest party in the Senate after bagging the most seats in polls today. The PPP was the runner-up in today's 9