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Bangladesh Premier League: Latif heroics in vain as Nabi inspires Vikings

Pakistani top-order batting duo Khalid Latif and Ahmad Shahzad fired Comilla Victorians to a daunting 183-3 but Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi starred for his side to complete the difficult chase in their Bangladesh Premier League match over Chittagong Vikings at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. The six-wicket win ...

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Clash of styles as Sevilla host Juventus

LONDON: Sevilla’s wild-eyed, excitable Jorge Sampaoli faces Juventus’ phlegmatic Massimiliano Allegri in a fascinating clash of coaching styles in the Champions League tonight. Both sides are unbeaten in Group H and seem set to qualify with Sevilla, on 10 points from four games, needing a draw and visitors Juve, on ...

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Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka ODI washed out

BULAWAYO: Lightning and heavy rain caused Monday’s one-day international between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka be abandoned after 13 overs. Zimbabwe, who won the toss, were 55 for two when the players went off because of the danger of lightning. Zimbabwe salvage tie in thriller with West Indies A rainstorm followed ...

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Homecoming king Ronaldo eyes European century

LISBON: Fresh from vanquishing Atletico Madrid with his 39th Real Madrid hat-trick, Cristiano Ronaldo will be guaranteed a hero’s welcome when he returns to where his career began at Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday. Ronaldo has another landmark in his sights as he is just two goals short of 100 in ...

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Waqar Younis diagnoses Pakistan’s problem against NZ

Former head coach Waqar Younis on Monday tweeted the reason for Pakistan’s eight-wicket loss to New Zealand in the first of the two-match Test series in Christchurch. According to the 45-year-old, Pakistan’s problem on the seaming and bouncing Hagley Oval pitch was not lack of skill but the shortage of ...

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Misbahul Haq suspended from Test he wasn’t going to play

Pakistan Test captain Misbahul Haq was suspended for one Test match and fined 40 per cent of match fees after his side maintained a slow over-rate during the eight-wicket loss to New Zealand in Christchurch on Sunday. This was 42-year-old’s second minor over-rate offence in a span of 12 months. ...

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Messi set to return for Celtic trip

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi looks set to return for Barcelona’s Champions League trip to Celtic on Wednesday after overcoming a sickness bug that forced the Argentine to miss Barca’s 0-0 draw with Malaga on Saturday. Messi was forced to pull out of Barca’s matchday squad just hours before kick-off and the ...

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World number one Andy Murray tipped for knighthood

LONDON: Andy Murray was tipped to become ‘Sir Andy’ after crowning a golden season on top of the world days after brother Jamie topped the doubles standings, prompting their mother to hail the “kings of world tennis”. Andy produced an imperious display to defeat long-time rival Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-4 ...

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Misbah suspended for one Test for over-rate offence

Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been suspended for one Test and fined 40 per cent of his match, whereas other players have been fined 20pc of their match fee, for maintaining a slow over-rate during the first Test against New Zealand in Christchurch, ICC reported on Monday. Richie Richardson of ...

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Spinners wrap up India win over England in second Test

India spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Jayant Yadav claimed three wickets apiece in the second innings to lead the hosts to a comfortable 246-run win in the second Test against England on Monday and a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. England, chasing an improbable victory target of 405, were all ...

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