Rahul Dravid was Saturday recalled to the Indian squad for next month’s one-day series against England, but the injured Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh were left out. Middle-order batsman Dravid played his…
England one-day captain Alastair Cook is determined to avoid taking his fine form for granted as he leads the side into their series-decider against Sri Lanka at Old Trafford here Saturday. Cook…
World champions India were trumped by half-centuries from Darren Bravo and Ramnaresh Sarwan that guided West Indies to a second consolation victory in the final One-day International on Thursday. The Indian bowlers…
India will be looking to sign-off their One-day International series with West Indies with a resounding victory in the final match at Sabina Park here Thursday. The Indians stumbled in the previous…
The third and final One-day cricket match between Pakistan and Afghanistan teams will be played at the Iqbal Stadium on May 29 (Sunday). Pakistan have won the first two matches. According to…
Opening batsman Alastair Cook was named as England’s one-day captain on Thursday after Andrew Strauss opted to retire from the limited overs game to prolong his test career. Cook’s promotion is a…
LAHORE – Pakistan blind cricket team beat Australia by five wickets to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. Playing in their second ODI match at Park 25, Adelaide, Pakistan won the toss and asked Australia to bat first. Australia made 291 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 40 overs. Mathew Horsey (89) was again the top scorer for Aussies; while Wilson and Lindsay Heaven contributed with 38 and 36 runs, respectively.
Abdul Razzaq bagged two wickets while
AUCKLAND – Jesse Ryder scored his second one day international century to help New Zealand earn a face-saving 57-run victory over Pakistan at Eden Park on Saturday in the sixth and final match of their series.
The win was just New Zealand’s second in their last 16 completed ODIs and was sorely needed to give them a hint of self belief before they head to the World Cup in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. “It has been a tough six months but to finish it on that note was very
COLOMBO – West Indies’ Adrian Barath cracked a maiden century before the first one-day international against Sri Lanka was abandoned due to heavy rain in Colombo. The 20-year-old opener limbered up for the World Cup with an impressive 113, which included two sixes and eight fours, to help the West Indies post a competitive 245-5.
But a downpour during the interval drenched the Sinhalese Sports Club and prevented Sri Lanka from coming out to bat. Barath stabilised the innings
LAHORE – New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori will sit out the third one-day cricket international against Pakistan at Christchurch on Saturday while the newly established opening pair of Jesse Ryder and Martin Guptill have been broken up after one innings together. New Zealand made three changes to the 12 who featured in the first two matches, a nine-wicket win at Wellington last Saturday and today’s abandoned match at Queenstown.
Wellington left-arm spinner Luke Woodcock
ADELAIDE – Jonathan Trott scored a century and took his first one-day international wicket as England beat Australia by 21 runs at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday to keep the series alive. Trott made 102 of England’s impressive 299 for eight, then capped his night when he had David Hussey caught by Ian Bell for 28 in the 35th over just as the home side looked set for a late push for a series-clinching win on Australia Day.
Cameron White was then caught by Michael Yardy in the
WELLINGTON – Rain washed out the second one-day international between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Queenstown Events Centre on Wednesday. Constant drizzle delayed the start of play by an hour before the match began at 1200 (2300 GMT) and was reduced to 48 overs each.
Pakistan made a breezy start to their innings, reaching 31 without loss off 4.2 overs with Ahmed Shahzad racing to 25 off 16 balls and Mohammad Hafeez on four, when rain forced them off again less than 20 minutes
COMMENT – It was indeed a deplorable batting performance from Pakistan in the first ODI against New Zealand. On a pitch with bounce and offering movement, Pakistani batsmen looked perplexed and were bundled out for just 124 in just 37.3 overs a target which the hosts raced to in the 18th over.
After a more than reasonable batting effort in Tests, this poor show in the first game was pretty bad from Pakistan side.
Now for today’s game in Queenstown Pakistan batsmen need to
The ODI series between New Zealand and Pakistan which starts today, offers a final opportunity to both the teams to experiment with their 15-men squads for the World Cup.
Pakistan will aim to continue their winning momentum after a good show in the Test series. In their last two ODI series they took both England and South Africa to the wire before losing out in the final game of the series to lose 3-2.
Shahid Afridi and his charges will be aiming for early damage. Pakistan
LAHORE – Pakistan’s former Test cricketer Sikandar Bakht has shunned the idea of retaining Shahid Afridi as captain of the team for the coming ODI series against New Zealand and the World Cup 2011.
His views on removing Afridi from captaincy came after Zaheer Abass, Aamir Sohail and Sarfraz Nawaz rejected the all-rounder in the role of a captain.
Sikander was quoted by German Radio Deutsche Welle Urdu Service as saying that Afridi has not been performing as a player and
LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board is likely to appoint Misbahul Haq as the one-day captain after his impressive show in Test format of the game. Sources in the PCB claimed that many top PCB officials and selection committee members were not happy with the performance of Shahid Afridi as a player and case for Misbah is very strong now for the forthcoming ODI series on trial basis before the World Cup.
If he proved a success, he would be asked to continue to lead the team in the