SYDNEY: South Africa made 408 for five against the West Indies on Friday, the second-highest World Cup total of all time. In the process, South Africa captain AB de Villiers smashed the second-fastest World Cup century off 52 balls in the Pool B game at the Sydney Cricket Ground before...
DUNEDIN: Samiullah Shenwari produced a brilliant rearguard action to guide Afghanistan to their first World Cup victory with a dramatic one-wicket win over Scotland in their Pool A clash in Dunedin on Thursday. Shenwari, who had been positively pedestrian for his first 40 runs, was dismissed for 96 after taking...
Pakistan chief selector Moin Khan was ordered to return home immediately on Tuesday and explain his visit to a casino before the team’s 150-run loss against the West Indies in the Cricket World Cup. Moin went to the casino in Christchurch, New Zealand, two days before the defeat last Saturday. “There...
Former paceman Shoaib Akhtar labelled captain Misbahul Haq “a coward” and “a selfish player” after Pakistan were crushed by 150 runs by West Indies in the World Cup on Saturday. “I have not seen a more coward and selfish captain than Misbah,” the 39-year-old Akhtar told a TV channel. “He is...
Pakistan made a disastrous start to their chase of 311 against West Indies in their World Cup Pool B match at Christchurch on Saturday. They were reded to 1/4 in the 3rd over, with Jerome Taylor picking up 3 wickets. An all-round batting performance from the West Indies helped them...
Brisbane — Wet and wild cyclonic weather in the so-called Sunshine State was threatening to wash out Australia’s World Cup Pool A match against Bangladesh on Saturday, meaning the four-time champion Australians may have to share the competition points. The category-5 Cyclone Marcia crossed the coast on Friday about 600...
LAHORE: The Pakistan cricket team, still smarting from a shock 76-run defeat to India in their World Cup opener, received another blow on Tuesday when it was learnt that fielding coach-cum-team trainer Grant Luden, dejected over the attitude of some players, tendered his resignation soon after the Adelaide defeat. However...
Dunedin, New Zealand: New Zealand narrowly avoided a major misstep in its first meeting with a minor nation at the Cricket World Cup, edging Scotland by three wickets in a low-scoring match Tuesday to stay unbeaten after two games in Pool A. Chasing Scotland’s modest total of 142, New Zealand...
As Sunday’s Pakistan-India world cup match was drawing to a close, something other than Misbah-ul-Haq’s valiant effort to save face was causing a stir on Twitter. It all began when Rega Jha, Buzzfeed India’s 23-year-old editor, tweeted: “It's so sad that no matter who wins, Pakistanis will continue to be...
IRELAND pulled off the biggest shock of the World Cup so far when they downed two-time champions West Indies by four wickets in Nelson. The victory, the first by a team batting second in five games so far, followed on from Ireland’s famous wins over England at the 2011...
NEW DELHI: India opened their World Cup title defence on a winning note by defeating arch-rivals Pakistan by 76 runs in their Pool B match at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. india ne 300 banane hain our pakistan ne 220 per out ho jana hay ye tweet copy ker...
India have made 300 for seven from their 50 overs after electing to bat in the World Cup Pool B match against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. Virat Kohli (107) and Shikhar Dhawan (73) shared a second-wicket stand of 129 before Suresh Raina hit 74 off 56 balls. Sohail...
ADELAIDE: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq regards Sunday's key clash against India at the Adelaide Oval as an opportunity to end an embarrassing string of World Cup flops against the arch-rivals. Pakistan have lost all their five World Cup matches to India dating back to 1992, even though they hold a superior...
Retired great Sachin Tendulkar says Sunday's World Cup game against Pakistan could pose a challenge to the Indian team that is bigger than even playing in the final. “The Pakistan game was a high pressure game compared to the final,” Tendulkar said in an interview on Headlines Today news channel...
The 11 Edition of Cricket World Cup officially known as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, kicks off on February 12 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia at 13.30 pm IST (9.30 pm GMT) on Thursdday. The spectacular once in four years cricketing event will see a participation...
IN 1990, New Zealand was my first destination outside the Indian sub-continent, travelling with the national side. I was looking forward to playing against Richard Hadlee, one of the finest-ever fast bowlers. I never expected any special treatment from the greats of international cricket and I was on the receiving...
Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq scored a majestic 91 not out to lead Pakistan to a thrilling four-wicket victory over England in their final World Cup warmup at Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday. The 40-year-old notched up five fours and two sixes in his 99-ball knock, turning the match in a fourth-wicket partnership...
Disciplined bowling by Pakistan restricted a good-looking England batting lineup to 250/8 at the end of 50 overs in the World Cup warm-up match being played in Sydney on Wednesday. Garay Ballance (57) and Joe Root (87) were the highest run scorers for the English team. Other batsmen included Moin...
The International Cricket Council (ICC) may crack down on bat sizes on the eve of the World Cup to address the "unfair" balance between bat and ball, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. The modern-day bats, which have edges as big as 45 millimetres, "may have shifted the balance a bit...
NAPIER: New Zealand posted its highest-ever total of 369 runs for the loss of five wickets against Pakistan after winning the toss and decided to bat first in the second and final One-day International against Pakistan at McLean Pak in Napier on Tuesday, DawnNews reported. Kiwi batsman Kane Williamson scored...