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New Zealand ahead after rainy third day against Pakistan

Heavy rain washed out much of the third day’s play of the second test between Pakistan and New Zealand on Sunday, with the hosts facing just one ball in their second innings before bad light ended proceedings. Mohammad Amir sent down one delivery to Jeet Raval before umpires Sundaram Ravi …

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Hamilton pips Rosberg to grab pole for F1 title showdown

ABU DHABI: Lewis Hamilton lapped in a league of his own on Saturday to seize pole position for the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix with Mercedes team-mate and championship favourite Nico Rosberg joining him on the front row. Rosberg has a 12-point lead and can afford to let …

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RB Leipzig again to cement top spot in Bundesliga

BERLIN: RB Leipzig continued their stunning start to life in the Bundesliga on Friday with a 4-1 win at Freiburg that saw them move six points clear of Bayern Munich at the top of the table. Timo Werner scored twice for the visitors at the Schwarzwald Stadion in between goals …

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Argentina fight back to draw level with Croatia in Davis Cup final

ZAGREB: Argentina fought back to level an absorbing Davis Cup final against hosts Croatia as Juan Martin Del Potro beat Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 7-5 after Marin Cilic’s five-set defeat of Federico Delbonis on Friday. Neither world number six Cilic nor Argentine Del Potro were originally picked for …

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England make steady recovery after top order fails

MOHALI: Jonny Bairstow’s composed 89 helped England survive some poor top order shot-making and reach 268 for eight at the close on the first day of the third Test against India on Saturday. Alastair Cook won an important toss but the tourists conceded much of the advantage and would have …

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Promoted Bairstow repays faith

MOHALI: Circumstances conspired to push Jonny Bairstow up England’s batting order in the third Test against India and the 27-year-old believes he repaid the faith with a composed knock of 89 to rescue his team after a poor start on Saturday. Bairstow’s cultured innings stood out in an otherwise woeful …

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Australia close in on victory as SA stumble

ADELAIDE: Australia took firm control of the day-night third Test on Saturday when they reduced South Africa to 194 for six at the close on day three, only 70 runs ahead of their hosts. Desperate for a consolation victory to avoid a first 3-0 series sweep on home soil, Australia’s …

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Fired up Southee leaves Pakistan batting in tatters

HAMILTON: Paceman Tim Southee captured three quick wickets to put New Zealand in a com­manding position in the second Test against Pakistan on Saturday. Left-arm fast bowler Neil Wagner also bagged two wickets as Pakistan collapsed to 76 for five at stumps on day two, still 195 runs behind New …

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City come from behind to overcome Burnley

BURNLEY: Manchester City overcame Burnley’s spirited challenge as Sergio Aguero’s double inspired their fightback for a 2-1 win at Turf Moor yesterday. Aguero’s decisive brace took his remarkable scoring run to 33 goals in 34 Premier League games after Dean Marney had given Burnley a surprise lead over the title …

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WBC Silver flyweight champion: Waseem ready for first title defence

KARACHI: The World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver flyweight champion Muhammad Waseem will make the first defence of his title against Philippines’ Giemel Magramo in Seoul, South Korea today. Waseem captured the Silver title in July by defeating Jether Oliva in what was only his fourth professional bout. His opponent Magramo …

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