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September 9, 2018 12:00 AM Buttler puts England in command

LONDON: Jos Buttler celebrated his 28th birthday with an innings of 89 that left England on top in the fifth Test against India at the Oval on Saturday. England, who had already won this five-match series at 3-1 up, started the second day in danger of being dismissed for under 200 at 198 for seven. Buttler and Stuart Broad (38) frustrated India with a ninth-wicket 1

July 22, 2018 12:00 AM Dananjaya takes five to leave South Africa facing defeat

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya took five wickets as South Africa crumbled to 124 all out on the second day of the second Test on Saturday and facing a whitewash in the two-match series. Sri Lankan spinners ran riot on the dry pitch in Colombo after the home side made 338 with Dananjaya starring in a last-wicket stand with Rangana Herath 7

July 20, 2018 9:32 AM Records tumble for Pakistan as Fakhar's double ton bolsters highest-ever total of 399

Records are tumbling for Pakistan in Bulawayo, where the green shirts on Friday smashed a record-breaking 399 runs in their innings, setting a fierce target for Zimbabwe in the fourth match of their five-match One Day International (ODI) series. The green shirts' highest-ever total, which surpasses their previous record of 385 runs against Bangladesh 12

July 8, 2018 12:00 AM England square Twenty20 series with India

CARDIFF: Alex Hales kept his nerve with 58 not out to see England home and square the international T20 series against India 1-1 with one to play in Cardiff on Friday. Set 149 to win off their 20 overs England needed 12 off the final over and Hales put Bhuvneshwar Kumar out of the Cardiff ground off the first ball and the second for four. A single followed 5

July 4, 2018 12:00 AM Finch revels in record as Australia smash Zimbabwe

HARARE: Australia captain Aaron Finch revelled in his record-breaking innings against Zimbabwe, saying it was “up there” as one of the best innings he has ever played. Finch powered his way to 172, beating his own world record high score in Twenty20 Internationals.Finch and fellow opener D’Arcy Short put on 223, another world record. Australia reached 3

July 3, 2018 12:00 AM Stanlake tears through Pakistan for easy win

HARARE: Australia fast bowler Billy Stanlake rediscovered his aggressive streak to demolish Pakistan’s top order and set up a nine-wicket win for his side in the second match of the T20 tri-series in Zimbabwe. “The boys have been talking to me in the last few days about being a little more aggressive, so that’s why I came out and tried to do that,” said Stanlake 7

July 2, 2018 1:54 AM PML-N won’t boycott polls: spokesperson

LAHORE: Spokesperson for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Marriyum Aurangzeb has denounced reports about her party’s alleged plan to boycott general elections, saying it has no intention to pull out from the polls. Talking to media persons after inauguration of an election office of the party in NA-127, she said that the PML-N would not boycott 5

June 29, 2018 12:00 AM Blistering Buttler sets up England’s T20 win over Australia

BIRMINGHAM: Jos Buttler hit the fastest fifty by an England batsman in a Twenty20 international to lay the platform for a 28-run win over Australia at Edgbaston on Wednesday. Australia, set 222 for victory, lost half their wickets inside nine overs to be 72 for five.Aaron Finch, their captain, kept them in the match with a fine innings of 84 while sharing 5

June 29, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan thrash Argentina in Champions Trophy

KARACHI: After three back-to-back defeats, Pakistan finally registered a victory in the Champions Trophy, beating Olympic champions and world No 2 Argentina 4-1 in Breda, Holland, on Thursday. It was one of the most impressive victories for Pakistan in recent years. Pakistan lost their opening game against arch-rivals India 4-0 before going down against 3

June 25, 2018 12:00 AM Buttler ton sees England to series sweep of Australia

MANCHESTER: Jos Buttler’s superb 110 not out saw England to a dramatic one-wicket win over Australia in the fifth and final One-day International at Old Trafford on Sunday. Victory saw England complete their first 5-0 series sweep of Australia in any format in more than 140 years of international men’s matches between the arch-rivals.Set just 206 to win, England 5