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October 15, 2018 12:00 AM Yadav helps India seal West Indies series sweep

HYDERABAD, India: Paceman Umesh Yadav claimed a match haul of 10 wickets to lead India to a series sweep against the West Indies with a win inside three days in the second Test on Sunday. The hosts chased down their 72-run target in just 16.1 overs in an extended final session to win by 10 wickets.Prithvi Shaw and Lokesh Rahul, both on 33, remained unbeaten

October 15, 2018 12:00 AM Azhar admits pressure will be on Pakistan in 2nd Test

ABU DHABI: Senior batsman Azhar Ali admitted Pakistan will be under pressure of expectations in the second Test against Australia starting in Abu Dhabi from Tuesday. Pakistan dominated much of the first Test in Dubai but failed to get the last two wickets as Australia finished at 362-8. Set a daunting 462 runs Australia’s fightback was led by opener

October 11, 2018 12:00 AM First England one-dayer in Sri Lanka washed out

DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka: England’s first One-day International in Sri Lanka was abandoned on Wednesday after several hours of monsoon rain in Dambulla. The visitors, put into bat after Sri Lanka’s new captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss, breezed to 92 for 2 in 15 overs before the heavens opened.The match, the first in a series of five, was then called

October 3, 2018 12:00 AM Australian spinners show form in drawn warm-up game

DUBAI: Australia’s second spinner, Jon Holland, grabbed five wickets in the drawn four-day match here on Tuesday, sending a warning to Pakistan for the two-match Test series. Pakistan ‘A,’ who had been facing an innings defeat, salvaged a draw by reaching the close on 261-7 in their second innings at the ICC academy.Holland, a 31-year-old left-armer 1

October 2, 2018 12:00 AM CPI eases to 5.12 percent in year to September

ISLAMABAD: Consumer price index (CPI) inflation clocked in at 5.1 percent year-on-year in September 2018 against 3.86 percent during the corresponding month of the last year, the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) reported on Monday. In the previous month of August 2018, inflation stood at 5.8 percent. The three-month (July-September 2018/19) average

October 1, 2018 12:10 PM Hafeez called for test series against Australia in UAE

LAHORE: The National Selection Committee and Team Management has decided to include Mohammad Hafeez for two-match Test series against Australia. Mohammad Hafeez will travel to Dubai on the first available flight, said a spokesman of the PCB here on Monday. The first test will be played from October 7-11 in Dubai followed by the second test from October 1

October 1, 2018 12:00 AM Governor’s wife arranges medical camp

LAHORE: Begum Perveen Sarwar, wife two free medical camps in Lahore on Sunday and announced arranging free medical camps on every Sunday in backward areas of the city. According to details, wife of governor and Vice Chair Sarwar Foundation, Begum Perveen Sarwar arranged two free medical camps in Walton and Shahdara wherein doctors and paramedical staff 1

September 30, 2018 12:00 AM WADA ready to intervene over India cricket doping row

LOS ANGELES, California: The World Anti-Doping Agency has warned the International Cricket Council it will intervene if it does not resolve a stand-off between Indian cricket chiefs and the country’s drug-testing body. A WADA spokesman confirmed that the ICC had been sent a letter in July urging it to settle the dispute between the Board of Control for Cricket 1

September 30, 2018 12:00 AM Lyon’s five-for troubles Pakistan A

DUBAI: Ace Australian spinner Nathan Lyon got ready for a spin battle against Pakistan with a five-wicket haul on the opening day of their warm-up match here on Saturday. The 30-year-old proved he can lead a spin counter-attack in next month’s two-match Test series as he took 5-87 against Pakistan ‘A’ in the four-day practice game. The first Test is in Dubai 1

September 25, 2018 12:00 AM Chandimal to lead all SL sides after Asia Cup flop

COLOMBO: Batsman Dinesh Chandimal has been installed as Sri Lanka captain across all three formats after Angelo Mathews lost his role as skipper of the country’s limited-overs teams following their exit from the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates. The 31-year-old Mathews was renamed as Sri Lanka’s limited-overs skipper in January, six months after 2