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India-Pakistan classics – how many do you remember?

The last-over classic that everyone remembers At least 17 ODIs and four T20 internationals have been decided in the last over, but how many do we remember, really? Javed Miandad’s six, that was heard around the world, for sure. In the 2007 World T20, the tie, followed by the s...

England make light work of clumsy South Africa, win first T20I by nine wickets

JJ Smuts was making his third appearance for South Africa when he came out to open the innings with Reeza Hendricks against England. But an appearance was all he made. The first ball that he faced came swinging into him, clips the inside edge and smashes on to the stumps. Davi...

New champions: Zaman, Amir and Pakistan raze India for title

If the 2017 Champions Trophy were to have had another two games, Pakistan might be scoring 750 and bowling teams out for negative 12 by the end of it. Even for a side that is routinely unpredictable, even for a team with a long history of starting slowly then making a white-ho...

3rd Test: Australia double up on spin as Misbah ponders

Sydney – Australia have one eye on India and Pakistan could be contemplating life without their most successful captain Misbah-ul-Haq when the final ‘dead’ Test begins on Tuesday in Sydney. Live Score: Pakistan vs Australia 3rd Test in Sydney Pakistan vs Australia 3rd Test Liv...

Cricket great Kohli offers vision of India future

Sydney – Virat Kohli joined the greats with three double-centuries as India dominated Test cricket in a year where ‘homeless’ Pakistan soared and dived and Australia grappled with crisis. India’s cricket scaled new heights as the Test side reclaimed its world number one rankin...

Arthur’s Pakistan aim for Australia history

Brisbane (Australia) – The Pakistan team, six years in the making and armed with insider knowledge from coach Mickey Arthur, are poised to make history in Australia, veteran skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said Wednesday. LIVE: Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test Live Score, Stream & Updates...

Smith says one pink-ball Ashes Test is enough

Brisbane (Australia) – Australia captain Steve Smith threw his support behind next year’s day-night Ashes Test against England on Wednesday — but said one was enough for the series. Both Smith and his England counterpart Alastair Cook had previously called for the Ashes Tests,...

No grudges against Arthur over ‘homeworkgate’ – Khawaja

Brisbane (Australia) – Australia batsman Usman Khawaja said Tuesday he holds no grudge against Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur over the so-called “homeworkgate” affair ahead of this week’s Test series opener against the tourists. Khawaja was one of four players who were banned fo...

Virat Kohli smashes century as India take control against England

Mumbai – Captain Virat Kohli smashed a sensational unbeaten 147 to propel India into the lead on the third day of the fourth Test against England in Mumbai on Saturday. Complete Coverage of India vs England Series on Cricket.com.pk The Indian skipper, who has enjoyed a record-...

England bid to keep India series alive

Mumbai – England are bidding to keep the India series alive with victory in this week’s fourth Test in Mumbai but defeat will raise further questions about Alastair Cook’s future as captain. The visitors must win at the Wankhede Stadium to stop top-ranked India from sealing th...

Swann says ‘corrupt’ Amir’s return will make him feel sick

Melbourne, July 9 (ANI): Former England spinner Graeme Swann has admitted that Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir’s return at Lord’s later this month will make him feel sick. The 24-year-old, who served a prison sentence in the United Kingdom and a five-year suspension for his...

Cook admits he considered relinquishing England captaincy

Johannesburg, July 8 (ANI): Alastair Cook has revealed that he considered stepping down as England Test skipper several times in the past. The 31-year-old, who recently became the youngest batsman to accumulate 10,000 runs in the longest format of the game, stated that he ‘liv...

Ind-Pak rivalry bigger than Ashes, says Ashwin

Kolkata – Ravichandran Ashwin on Friday termed the India-Pakistan rivalry “bigger than the Ashes” ahead of the crucial weekend clash between the arch-rivals in World Twenty20 at Kolkata. The two neighbours have gone to war on four occasions since independence and their now inf...

Bangladesh take on India in Asia Cup Twenty20 final

Dhaka – Bangladesh are hoping to cause a major upset in the Asia Cup final in Dhaka on Sunday by spoiling favourites India’s preparations for the World Twenty20, which starts next week. Top-ranked India crushed Bangladesh by 45 runs in the opening match of the tournament, but ...

South Africa, Australia tune up for World Twenty20

Durban (South Africa) – South Africa and Australia will be seeking to find their best combinations when they meet in three Twenty20 internationals, shortly before both sides travel to India for the World Twenty20 tournament. Australia appear to have the most uncertainties. The...

Australia’s Big Bash hits the heights

Sydney – Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash League has finally hit the big time, with enormous crowds, quality cricket and a dash of controversy putting it firmly in the public eye — in what could be a threat to the traditional Test format. Midway through the fifth season of the fi...

Graeme Smith called in to help South Africa

Cape Town – Former Proteas captain Graeme Smith has linked up with the South African team as an adviser ahead of the second Test against England which starts at Newlands on Saturday. “Graeme was a wonderful cricketer for South Africa and a wonderful captain,” said current capt...

England drop struggling Bell for South Africa tour

Dubai – England have dropped under-performing batsman Ian Bell from their Test squad for the forthcoming tour of South Africa, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday. With 7,727 runs, Bell is the eighth-highest Test scorer in England’s history, but the...

Clarke slams team-mates, Buchanan in new book

Sydney – Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke Thursday broke his silence on the criticism he received after announcing his retirement during the recent Ashes series loss in England. Both former team-mates Andrew Symonds and Matthew Hayden publicly questioned Clarke’s leader...

Warner, Khawaja hit tons as Australia batter New Zealand

Brisbane (Australia) – David Warner backed up his feisty words with runs as he hit his 13th Test century and Usman Khawaja claimed his maiden ton as Australia took an iron grip on day one of the first Test against New Zealand on Thursday. The outspoken Warner, who had derided ...