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October 23, 2018 12:00 AM Australia romp to win over UAE in one-off T20

ABU DHABI: D’Arcy Short smacked an unbeaten half-century as Australia cruised to a seven-wicket victory over United Arab Emirates in a lone Twenty20 International here on Monday. Short struck eight boundaries as he finished 68 not out off 53 balls to help Australia chase down a modest 118-run target in 16.1 overs after UAE were restricted to 117-6.Short

October 23, 2018 12:00 AM Australia sweep: ODI series against Pak Women

KUALA LUMPUR: Another big Alyssa Healy innings, followed by some tight bowling led by Ashleigh Gardner helped Australia sweep the three-match ICC Women’s Championship One-day International series against Pakistan on Monday. Healy scored a 75-ball 97 before Gardner hammered an unbeaten 37-ball 62 as Australia posted a daunting 324-7 after opting to bat in the final

October 22, 2018 12:00 AM Abbas leaps to third position in ICC rankings

LAHORE: Pakistan’s Mohammad Abbas jumped to the third place in the ICC Rankings for Test Bowlers after his stupendous 10-wicket match haul in Abu Dhabi against Australia. The 28-year-old climbed 11 places, crossing 800 rating points, to equal the record of compatriot Yasir Shah and South African all-rounder Vernon Philander, who also reached that threshold

October 21, 2018 10:32 AM Fast bowler Mohammad Abbas shoots to third in Test rankings

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Abbas rose to number three in the Test bowling rankings on Sunday following his 17 wickets in the series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. The 28-year-old took 10 for 95 to help Pakistan to their biggest Test win — a 373-run hammering of Australia — in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday, giving them a 1-0 series 1 1

October 21, 2018 12:00 AM England seal ODI series with comfortable DLS victory

KANDY: Sri Lanka overcame their-now traditional mini-collapse to post a respectable 273 for 7, but the efforts of the lower order, who had propelled them to that score, were not enough to deny England another comfortable victory. In yet another calm and proficient display of batting, England cruised to 132 for 2 at the end of 27 overs - captain Eoin Morgan

October 21, 2018 12:00 AM Hero’s welcome for Abbas

LAHORE: Medium pacer Mohammad Abbas, who captured 17 wickets in 2-match Test series against Australia, has received a hero’s welcome on his return to hometown Sialkot on Saturday. Interacting with the media at Sialkot airport, the ace cricket stalwart said, “I knew that one day Allah would reward me for my hard work.” He added, “My aim was that I perform

October 21, 2018 12:00 AM Lanning century gives Aussies 2-0 lead against Pak Women

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakistan were bowled out for 123 in 40.1 overs as Australia took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series by winning the second ODI here on Saturday, by 150 runs. After winning the toss and batting first, Australia got off to a slow start, scoring at little over three runs per over in the first 20 overs as Pakistan’s spinners

October 21, 2018 12:00 AM IS frees six Syria Druze women, children after three-month ordeal

BEIRUT: The Islamic State group has released two women and four children among 27 surviving Druze hostages it seized during a deadly July attack on the minority community’s heartland in southern Syria. State television broadcast footage of the six arriving in the city of Sweida on Saturday, joyful at being reunited with their families but haggard after

October 21, 2018 12:00 AM IS frees six Syria: Druze women, children after 3-month ordeal

BEIRUT: The Islamic State group has released two women and four children among 27 surviving Druze hostages it seized during a deadly July attack on the minority community´s heartland in southern Syria. State television broadcast footage of the six arriving in the city of Sweida on Saturday, joyful at being reunited with their families but haggard after

October 20, 2018 12:00 AM Sarfraz, Paine heap praise on Australia’s wrecker-in-chief

ABU DHABI: Rival captains Sarfraz Ahmed and Tim Paine were unanimous in their praise of wicket-taking sensation Mohammad Abbas, who helped Pakistan thrash Australia in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Abbas finished with 10 for 95 for the match after taking 5 for 33 in the first innings, ending up as man-of-the-series with 17 wickets in two Tests