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Melbourne, Friday: Australia snatched two early wickets to leave New Zealand facing an uphill battle to stay in the second Test Friday as they chase the home team’s 467, built on the back of a gritty 114 from Travis Head. At the close on day two, the Black Caps were 44 for two with Tom Latham not out nine and Ross Taylor on two as a series defeat looms.

Chief selector Ashantha de Mel was critical of the batting performance of Sri Lanka in the recently concluded two-Test series against Pakistan and said that the seniors have been sitting too much in their comfort zones and need to contribute.

Thursday, 26 December 2019 06:16

South Africa skipper looks for fresh start

PRETORIA, Wednesday - The overhaul of South Africa’s coaching structure has given the team a major boost as they get ready to take on England in a four-test series which begins on Thursday, captain Faf du Plessis said.

Wednesday, 25 December 2019 06:47

Pakistan rejoices test cricket return, in style

All the hype surrounding the highly-anticipated test cricket return for the Pakistanis, ended the year on a high, emphatically sweeping the series one-nil.

KARACHI Monday: Pakistan celebrated the return of Test cricket for the first time in over 10 years with a convincing 263-run win over Sri Lanka in the second Test in Karachi on Monday, taking the series 1-0.

Karachi, Sunday: Sri Lanka opener Oshada Fernando struck a maiden century to delay Pakistan’s victory quest after the home team’s top four all scored hundreds in the second Test in Karachi on Sunday.

Saturday, 21 December 2019 08:58

Pakistan fight-back after Shaheen's five-for 77

KARACHI FRIDAY: Lanky paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi took a maiden five-wicket haul to lead Pakistan's fightback after Sri Lanka gained a crucial lead in the second Test in Karachi on Friday.

Karachi, Thursday: Pakistan fought back after being dismissed relatively cheaply Thursday as bowlers dominated the opening day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Karachi.

Thursday, 19 December 2019 05:59

Sangakkara to lead MCC tour to Pakistan in 2020

London, Wednesday: Marylebone Cricket Club confirmed on Wednesday they would send a touring squad to Pakistan next year under the captaincy of president Kumar Sangakkara after the recent return of Test cricket to the country.

On the last day in Rawalpindi, the partnership between Abid Ali and Babar Azam skipped along at 4.2 runs an over. Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur would like his bowlers to contain the Pakistan batsmen a little better in the second Test in Karachi.

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