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Bangladesh need to play to a plan to win against India: Aminul Islam

June 14, 2017

DHAKA: Former skipper Aminul Islam on Wednesday said if Bangladesh play to a plan, they can defeat defending champions India in their crunch ICC Champions Trophy semi-final in Birmingham on Thursday. “Bangladesh are nothing less compared to India. Rather, we have experienced players like Masharafe (Mortaza), Shakib (Al Hasan), Mahmudullah, M...

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De Villiers says sorry after S. Africa's exit

June 14, 2017

DURBAN: Captain AB de Villiers has apologised for South Africa's failure to reach the semi-finals of the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy cricket tournament in England and Wales. South Africa, featuring in Group B of the competition, managed to only beat Sri Lanka, while losing to India and Pakistan as they failed to advance from the group stage. Des...

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Kohli tops ICC ODI batting chart, Dhawan in top-10

June 13, 2017

DUBAI: India skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday reclaimed the top batting spot in the ICC One-day International (ODI) rankings surpassing his South African counterpart AB de Villiers and Australian David Warner. Kohli, who had entered the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy 22 points behind de Villiers and 19 points behind Warner, has leapfrogged the duo int...

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CT 2017: India vs South Africa scorecard

June 12, 2017

LONDON: Following is the scorecard of the Group B Champions Trophy match between India and South Africa here on Sunday: South Africa Quinton de Kock b Ravindra Jadeja 53 Hashim Amla c Mahendra Singh Dhoni b Ravichandran Ashwin 35 Faf du Plessis b Hardik Pandya 36 AB de Villiers run out (Pandya/Dhoni) 16 David Miller run out (Jasprit Bumrah/...

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Nadal wins 10th French Open title

June 11, 2017

PARIS: Spaniard Rafael Nadal became the first tennis player to win 10 titles in any Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era as he outclassed Stanislas Wawrinka at the French Open final here on Sunday. Fourth seeded Nadal registered a 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 victory in two hours and five minutes over the Swiss third seed in the men's singles final. With this ...

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India overwhelm S. Africa to enter Champions Trophy semis

June 11, 2017

LONDON: Defending champions India here on Sunday rode on a superb display by their bowlers to thump South Africa by eight wickets and become the first team from Group B to enter the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament. Disciplined Indian bowling dismissed world top-ranked ODI team South Africa for 191 runs in 44.3 overs despite ...

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Champions Trophy 2017: Australia to defend 277 vs England to stay alive

June 10, 2017

BIRMINGHAM: A disciplined bowling effort from England helped the hosts restrict Australia to 277/9 in what is a do-or-die ICC Champions Trophy contest for the Kangaroos at the Edgbaston Stadium here on Saturday. Pacer Mark Wood and leg-spinner Adil Rashid were the pick of the English bowlers, with figures of 4/33 and 4/41 respectively as the visit...

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CT 2017: India vs Sri Lanka scoreboard

June 09, 2017

LONDON: Following is the scoreboard at the end of the Group B Champions Trophy match between India and Sri Lanka at The Oval here on Thursday. India: Rohit Sharma c Thisara Perera b Malinga 78 Shikhar Dhawan c Mendis b Malinga 125 Virat Kohli c Dickwella b Pradeep 0 Yuvraj Singh b Gunaratne 7 Mahendra Singh Dhoni c Chandimal b Thisara Perera...

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CT 2017: Dhawan’s 125 takes India to 321/6 against Sri Lanka

June 08, 2017

LONDON: Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan’s 125 powered defending champions India to 321/6 in 50 overs against Sri Lanka in a Group B clash of the ICC Champions Trophy at The Oval here on Thursday. Dhawan, who registered his 10th century in One-Day International (ODI) cricket, shared a partnership of 138 with fellow opener Rohit Sharma (78; 79...

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CT 2017: Pakistan beat Proteas in washed out tie

June 08, 2017

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan defeated South Africa by the Duckworth-Lewis method after rain washed out their Group B Champions Trophy match here. Batting first, South Africa had set a Target of 220 runs. Pakistan were comfortably placed at 119/3 in 27 overs when a rather lengthy spell of rain forced the match to be abandoned. When the rain did not show a...

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