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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM In-form Olivier earns career-best ICC ranking

DUBAI: South Africa fast bowler Duanne Olivier has reached a career-best 24th position in the ICC Test Player Rankings after another stellar performance in the final Test in Johannesburg, which his side won by 107 runs to complete a 3-0 series sweep over Pakistan. Olivier’s match haul of eight for 125 has lifted him eight slots in the list led by his compatriot

January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Three Pak players achieve career-best Test rankings

LAHORE: Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf and Imam-ul-Haq have attained career-best rankings in latest update of ICC Test Player Rankings on Tuesday. South Africa fast bowler Duanne Olivier also reached a career-best 24th position in after another stellar performance in the final Test in Johannesburg, which his side won by 107 runs to complete a 3-0 series sweep

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM AB de Villiers to play in Lahore after 11 years

LAHORE: The charismatic and flamboyant former South Africa captain AB de Villiers have confirmed that he will feature in Lahore Qalandars’ back-to-back matches at the iconic Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore in March. De Villiers’s only previous visit to Lahore was in 2007 as such he will be visiting Lahore after almost 11 years. Lahore Qalandars, who are hoping

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM SA jumps, Pakistan slips in ICC Test rankings

LAHORE: South Africa have overtaken New Zealand and England to take the second position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test team rankings after completing a clean sweep of the three-match series against Pakistan 3-0. Following the win, South Africa have gained four points to reach 110 points, two points ahead of England in the list led by India

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM S Africa whitewash Pakistan

JOHANNESBURG: Duanne Olivier sparked a Pakistan collapse as South Africa completed a series clean sweep with a 107-run win on the fourth day of the third and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Monday. Starting the day on 153 for three, Pakistan lost their remaining seven wickets for 120 runs to be bowled out for 273.Olivier effectively ended Pakistan’s

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Olivier guides SA to series sweep of Pakistan

JOHANNESBURG: Duanne Olivier sparked a Pakistan collapse as South Africa completed a series clean sweep with a 107-run win on the fourth day of the third and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Monday. Starting the day on 153 for three, Pakistan lost their remaining seven wickets for 120 runs to be bowled out for 273.Olivier effectively ended Pakistan’s

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM Spinner Faisal excels as Pakistan U-16s beat Aussies

ISLAMABAD: Left-arm spinner Faisal Akram bagged five for 26 and fast bowler Ahmed Khan produced an all-round performance (three for 40 and 22 not out) as Pakistan U16 defeated Australia U16 by four wickets in the third 50-over-a-side match to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series at the ICC Academy in Dubai on Sunday. Multan-born Faisal and Swabi-born 2

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM Pakistan in trouble after De Kock’s ton’

JHANNESBURG: A century by Quinton de Kock and a double strike by Dale Steyn kept South Africa on course to complete a series clean sweep on the third day of the third and final Test against Pakistan at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday. Set to make a daunting 381 to win, Pakistan were 153 for three at the close, needing another 228 runs. De Kock made an imperious 3

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM India call up Shankar,: Gill to replace suspended pair

SYDNEY: India Sunday called up all-rounder Vijay Shankar and batsman Shubman Gill for their Australia and New Zealand tours after KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya were ordered home in disgrace over comments made about women. Rahul and Pandya were axed ahead of India’s opening one-day international against Australia in Sydney on Saturday, which the tourists 3

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM Ledecky opens 2019 campaign with 200 free, 400 IM wins

WASHINGTON: Five-time Olympic swim champion Katie Ledecky launched her 2019 campaign with victories in the 200-meter freestyle and 400 individual medley at the US Pro Swim Series meet in Knoxville, Tennessee. In a year highlighted by the World Championships in July in South Korea, 2018 series champion Ledecky dove in Thursday night by capturing the 200 in 1min 55.78secs and the 400 IM in 4:39.39. Ledecky 2