LAHORE: Pakistan will have some tough discussions after their crushing defeat by England in the second test at Headingley on Sunday, head coach Mickey Arthur has said. Pakistan started the two-match test series with a commanding win over England at Lord’s but the hosts dismantled Arthur’s side in the second test, winning by an innings and 55 runs. Despite the rout, Arthur was confident that his youthful Pakistan team would come back stronger. “It was a poor display from us coming off such a high at Lord’s as we are…
NOTTINGHAM: Vernon Philander led a fine all-round bowling effort as South Africa thrashed England by 340 runs in the second Test at Trent Bridge on Monday. Victory saw the Proteas level the four-match series at 1-1 after they themselves had been well beaten by 211 runs in the first Test at Lord’s. England, set a mammoth 474 runs for victory, collapsed to 133 all out 40 minutes before tea on the fourth day. Man-of-the-match Philander took three wickets for 24 runs in 10 overs, including an early double strike.…
JOHANNESBURG: South Africa routed Sri Lanka by seven wickets to take the third one-day international at the Wanderers on Saturday in a match held up for an hour after bees swarmed onto the famous arena. The hosts also took a winning 3-0 lead in the five-match series after bowling out Sri Lanka for 163 before South Africa captain AB de Villiers starred with an undefeated 60. In what has become a traditional "pink day" at the Wanderers, with the South African players and most of the capacity crowd wearing pink in support…
BEIJING: Concerns over a possible U.S. rate rise by the Federal Reserve may have sparked a global stock market rout rather than the devaluation of China's yuan currency, a senior Chinese central bank official told Reuters on Thursday.
BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces fought to rout Islamic State militants from the western city of Ramadi on Wednesday, slowly regaining some ground from the militant group, security and local officials said.
BERLIN: German media savored the national soccer team's unprecedented 7-1 semi-final victory over World Cup hosts Brazil on Wednesday, describing the rout as a sensation and a miracle and - even though the final is yet to come - its players as immortal.