Sports Archive

Smith hits another ton as Australia seal ODI series

SYDNEY: Another pulsating Steve Smith century and two flying outfield catches clinched the One-day International series for Australia with a 51-run victory over India in Sydney on Sunday. Smith tormented India with his second blistering hundred in as many matches as Australia …

Phillips blasts fastest T20 century for NZ

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: Glenn Phillips smashed the fastest Twenty20 International hundred for New Zealand to help the hosts to a 72-run win against West Indies on Sunday and an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. The middle-order batsman hit eight sixes and …

KP, CP hang on to frustrate Northern, SP

KARACHI: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and defending champions Central Punjab held on stubbornly to deny their respective opponents as all three fifth-round fixtures in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy ended in stalemates here on Sunday. Northern’s aspirations of surging to the top of the six-team standings …

Ali Qambrani boxing stadium being fully renovated

KARACHI: The ongoing renovation work of Ali Mohammad Qambrani Boxing Stadium at Kakri Ground, Lyari has entered the final stage of completion on the direction of Deputy Commissioner and Administrator South Irshad Ali Sodhar. The work of boxing ring, mat foam, corners, …

PCB invites Afghanistan on first official tour

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has invited Afghanistan’s national team on a full-fledged tour for the first time, a senior board official said on Tuesday, following a visit to Kabul by Prime Minister Imran Khan — one of the game’s greatest …

Maria looks to make her mark with Pakistan

KARACHI: Maria Khan went from goalkeeper in the United States to midfielder in the United Arab Emirates and now wants to help women’s football in Pakistan in any capacity she can. Her journey to the national women’s team camp currently underway in …

Sarfaraz roars into form with unbeaten ton

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed made a timely return to form with a much-needed century as Sindh made excellent progress against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in their second-round Quaid-e-Azam Trophy encounter at the UBL Sports Complex here on Sunday. Currently out of the …

ZC chairman lauds Pakistan for restoring international cricket

RAWALPINDI: Zim­ba­bwe Cricket chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani has urged the international cricket bodies to appreciate Pakistan’s efforts for restoring international cricket. “The world must understand that Pakistan has done everything possible within its capacity to make sure that international cricket comes back to …