Action-packed day sees South Africa take control

Wickets and runs were again the order of the day as South Africa seized control of the proceedings at stumps on Day 3 of the Wanderers Test versus Pakistan. The hosts were 212 runs in front with five wickets still in hand at close of play. After bundling out Pakistan for just 185, the hosts would have ...

Sarfraz rues “three bad shots” as batting lets Pakistan down again

“Engrossing” is what would perfectly sum up the second day of the Johannesburg Test. It showcased everything (almost) that can happen in a match at this level. Chances were put down. Shies at stumps yielded the batting side five runs, that also twice. We also saw swarms of flies interrupting bowlers in their run-ups. But, ...

Taijul’s 11 wicket-haul leads Bangladesh fightback

SYLHET- Taijul Islam claimed 11 wickets to lead Bangladesh’s fightback in the first Test against Zimbabwe on Monday, but the hosts still need a record chase to win in Sylhet. Bangladesh dismissed Zimbabwe for 181 in their second innings with Taijul returning impressive bowling figures of 5-62. Taijul’s effort boosted Bangladesh after they were bowled ...

Record-setting Azam leads Pakistan to another T20 series whitewash

Babar Azam became the quickest batsman to reach 1,000 Twenty20 runs as Pakistan whitewashed New Zealand 3-0 with a comfortable 47-run win in the third and final match in Dubai on Sunday. The 24-year-old — ranked number one in Twenty20s — hit a punishing 58-ball 79 with seven boundaries and two sixes while Mohammad Hafeez ...

France crowned World Cup 2018 champions after beating Croatia in final

MOSCOW: France won the World Cup for the second time by ending battling Croatia’s dream of a first title with a 4-2 victory on Sunday in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades. France led 2-1 at halftime after a Mario Mandzukic own goal and an Antoine Griezmann VAR penalty, with Ivan ...