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 ...

Pakistan crush Zimbabwe by 201 runs in first ODI

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe: Pakistan stormed to a 201-run win over Zimbabwe in Bulawayo on Friday in the opening game of their five-match one-day series. Career-best efforts from opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq and leg spinner Shadab Khan ensured that Pakistan kept control through both innings. Opener Imam cracked 128 runs as Pakistan made 308 for 7. Shadab then made ...

Belgium lead England 1-0 at half-time in third-place playoff

Saint Petersburg: Belgium led England 1-0 at half-time of the World Cup third-place playoff in Saint Petersburg on Saturday. Thomas Meunier scored in the fourth minute as Belgium made a bright start to the game, although England came back into the match as the half wore on. ...