Tuesday, December 11, 2018
MELBOURNE: With top teams making the quarterfinal line-up, the knockout stage will begin when South Africa take on 1996 champions Sri Lanka on Wednesday at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Full Coverage: ICC World Cup 2015 Sri Lanka, who have had an excellent run in the final few matches of the league...
Australia flexed their batting muscles to rack up the highest ever World Cup total as they crushed Afghanistan by a tournament record margin to revive their stuttering campaign on Wednesday. Opener David Warner’s career-best 178 and middle order batsman Glenn Maxwell’s 88 from a 39-ball blitz powered the four-time...
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...
I've never seen a coward captain like Misbah, says Shoaib Akhtar
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...