ICC World T20: Netherlands outclass dismal England

ICC World T20: Netherlands outclass dismal England

Chittagong: The Netherlands produced the biggest upset of the ICC World Twenty20 as they handed a listless England side an embarrassing 45-run defeat in an inconsequential Super 10 match here on Monday. Put into bat, the Netherlands scored a modest 133 for 5 in their allotted 20 overs with Wesley Barresi top-scoring with 48 and […]

Herath magic leads SL into semis

Chittagong: Rangana Herath bowled a dream spell of five wickets for just three runs as Sri Lanka bowled out New Zealand for 60 while defending 119 to win by 59 runs in their last World T20 Super 10 match. After Martin Guptill got run out at the score of 18, Herath ripped through the Lankan […]

Confident West Indies face upbeat Pakistan in final group game

MIRPUR: It will be a battle between two world-class off-spinners as defending champions West Indies meet Pakistan in a ‘Do-or-Die’ final group league encounter of the ICC World Twenty20 here today. Both teams are on four points each and it will be a virtual quarter-final clash to decide on the second semi-finalist from Group 2 […]

If ICC has no problem with doosra, we should appreciate it: Saqlain

MIRPUR: Saqlain Mushtaq, the pioneer of ‘doosra’, is immensely proud that the delivery will always be associated with his name and also want people to stop questioning its legality as ICC never had any problems with it. “I always feel proud when somebody bowls a doosra or a carrom ball. If any new variation is […]

BCCI complies with SC order, removes all India Cements staff

MUMBAI: Complying with the Supreme Court’s order, the BCCI has given marching orders to all the employees of India Cements or its associate companies who were also part of the Cricket Board. Confirming the development, a BCCI source on Monday said, “All India Cements employees connected with the BCCI have been taken out of the […]

Pakistan will win T20 World Cup: Niall O’Brien

London: Irish wicketkeeper-batsman Niall O`Brien has predicted that Pakistan will win this year`s Twenty20 World Cup, which is being played in Bangladesh. In an interview given to PakPassion.net recently, O`Brien, who has played 59 one day internationals and 21 T20Is for Ireland so far, when asked which team would go on to win the 2014 […]

Shehzad ton power clinical Pakistan to thumping victory

Shehzad ton power clinical Pakistan to thumping victory

DHAKA: Opener Ahmed Shehzad smashed an unbeaten 111 off 62 balls as Pakistan thrashed hosts Bangladesh by 50 runs to stay on course for the semifinals of the World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday. The 22-year-old from Lahore hit 10 boundaries and five sixes in his first T20 international century to lift Pakistan to a […]

Ruthless India crush Oz to make it four out of four

DHAKA: A fighting half-century from Yuvraj Singh and some timely strikes from Ravichandran Ashwin helped India score a comfortable 73-run victory over Australia in a World Twenty20 Group 2 match on Sunday. Yuvraj struck a 43-ball 60 to lift India to 159-7 after which Ashwin took 4-11 as Australia was dismissed for 86 in 16.2 […]

Saqlain’s presence in Windies camp gives jitters to Pakistan

Karachi: The presence of former Pakistan spinner, Saqlain Mushtaq in the West Indies camp has made the Pakistan management and players uneasy ahead of a clash between the two teams in the ICC World T20 which is expected to decide the semifinals line up. Saqlain, 37, who took 208 Test and 288 one-day wickets for […]

Resurgent Pakistan seek big win against struggling hosts

Resurgent Pakistan seek big win against struggling hosts

DHAKA: Pakistan have already shown their unpredictability in the tournament. They were limp during the defeat to India in the opening match and fought back against Australia to keep their chances alive in the World T20. They are the only team to have reached the semi-finals of every World T20 so far, and need to […]