International Games

New Zealand beat S. Africa by six runs in ODI

Sports Live: New Zealand defeated South Africa by six runs in the second one-day international in Christchurch on Wednesday to level the five-match series at 1-1. The Black Caps set South Africa a target of 290 after losing the toss and being sent into bat, aided by an unbeaten 102 from Ross Taylor, reports AFP. The tourists fell just short making nine for 283 in reply, with Dwaine... details

Shakib, Tamim to play against Karachi tonight

Sports Live: Tamim Iqbal and Shakib AL Hasan are going to play their third match of the season in Pakistan Super League as Peshawar Zalmi are all set to face Karachi Kings tonight. The clash between this two teams will underway at Sharjah Cricket Stadium at 10.00 pm in Bangladesh time. Karachi Kings are now belonging at the bottom of the points table with one win out of five matches. But... details

Root set to receive captaincy role

Sports Live: 26-year old Joe Root is set to receive Test captain’s duty after Alastair Cook stepped down in the last week. An official announcement will be made on Monday by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Root along with Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad were called by team director Andrew Strauss for interviews. It’s confirmed that the Yorkshire-lad is set to become England’s 80th... details

announced Pakistan’s ODI captain

          Sports Live: Azhar Ali has stepped down as Pakistan’s one-day captain following the team’s heavy defeat in Australia with wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed taking over the job, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Thursday. The former world champions rank a lowly eighth in one-dayers and speculation was mounting about the future of Azhar’s... details

Bangladesh recourse to Jonty Rhodes

Sports Live: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) plans to bring aboard former South African cricketer and fielding maestro Jonty Rhodes as the fielding performance and lack of fitness of the cricketers at the recently finished New Zealand tour worries the board. Fielders of Bangladesh team missed 18 catches at the New Zealand tour. Almost the same amount of catches were missed due to being... details

Mushfiqur, Kayes, Mominul ruled out

Sports Live: Bangladesh's tour of New Zealand just got harder, with their captain Mushfiqur Rahim, opener Imrul Kayes and No. 3 Mominul Haque ruled out of the second Test in Christchurch.They will need time to recover from injuries. Mushfiqur's thumb will keep him out for at least three weeks, Imrul has a grade-two thigh strain, and Mominul has a rib injury, reports... details

Australia’s Tour to India Can’t be Worse: Watson

Sports Live: Australia's tour to India next month can't be worse than the side's 2013 campaign when he and four other players were suspended for a Test, former all-rounder Shane Watson said on Tuesday. India dealt a 4-0 whitewash to the Aussies in 2013, a tour remembered for Watson, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson and Usman Khawaja being handed a one-Test ban for disciplinary... details

Court issues arrest warrants for Wasim Akram

Sports Live: A local court in Karachi on Tuesday issued arrest warrant against former star cricketer Wasim Akram, after he failed to appear before the court during last 31 hearings of a case.Akram himself had lodged the case in August last year at Bahadurabad police station against Major (retd) Amirur Rehman and others, Dawn reported. The court issued bailable warrant against Akram and... details

Mashrafe suffers fractured thumb

Sports Live: Bangladesh limited overs captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has fractured his right thumb during the third and final T20 international against New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui today. The injury could keep him out of cricket for four to six weeks, reports BCB. Bangladesh physio Dean Conway said: “Mashrafe had an X-ray done immediately after the match and the report... details

Kohli succeeds Dhoni as India’s

Sports Live: Having taken over the test captaincy from Dhoni in late 2014 and led the team to top of the ICC rankings, the 28-year-old Kohli was a natural choice to skipper the limited-overs squads Virat Kohli has taken over from Mahendra Singh Dhoni as India’s limited-overs captain, becoming his country’s skipper in all three formats of the game, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said... details

Tigers will fight in final ODI

Sports Live: It is always difficult to concentrate on a game apparently valueless but Bangladesh team will face New Zealand tomorrow for gaining some respects back. Bangladesh lost the first two ODIs and have already lost the series. Mashrafe Mortaza accused the lack of patience in the batsmen during the post-match press conference yesterday for losing an easier game on a track suitable... details

Tigers safely arrive Christchurch prior to 1st ODI

Sports Live: Bangladesh national cricket team safely reached in Christchurch in New Zealand prior to the 1st ODI of three match series which is slated to play on Monday (26 December). After a long break of more than two years, it will be Tigers first away battle in a bilateral series. After the only warm up match against New Zealand XI, Tigers left Whangarei and traveled to Chirstchurch... details

Messi meets Afghan boy famed for plastic bag shirt

Sports Live: A six-year-old Afghan boy, who shot to Internet fame this year by sporting a Lionel Messi shirt made out of a plastic bag, fulfilled his dreams on Tuesday by meeting the Argentine soccer great, Reuters reports. Murtaza Ahmadi, from Ghazni province in rural eastern Afghanistan, accompanied Messi on to the field in Qatar before a friendly match between Barcelona and Saudi... details