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Disappointed not to win the series but proud of my team: Sarfraz

LEEDS: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said he was disappointed not to win the first series in England for 21 years but was proud of his young team for a 1-1 result as people had thought his team will lose both in tough conditions. Pakistan went down by an innings and 55 runs with two days to spare on Sunday after their batting collapsed under the pressure of a big 189-run deficit, getting bowled out for 134 just before tea interval. That followed a brilliant nine wicket win at Lord's in the first Test. "If you see…

New Zealand says weighing up playing in Pakistan

WELLINGTON: New Zealand is weighing up playing cricket in Pakistan for the first time in 15 years after an invitation from the south Asian nation’s cricket board. New Zealand have not played in Pakistan since 2003 due to security concerns but had been asked to play Twenty20 matches in the country later this year, governing body New Zealand Cricket said. “NZC has received a request from the PCB chairman for New Zealand to play in Pakistan,” an NZC spokesman said. “At the moment NZC is doing due diligence on the…

Rashid Khan leads Afghanistan to thumping series win

SHARJAH: Leg-spinner Rashid Khan starred as Afghanistan wrapped up a dominant 4-1 series win over Zimbabwe on Monday, cruising to a 146-run victory in the fifth and final one-day international at Sharjah. After winning the toss and batting first, Afghanistan posted 241-9 from their 50 overs, before bowling out Zimbabwe for just 95. The two teams meet again in Zimbabwe at the 2019 World Cup qualifiers next month, with the Asian side clear favourites to qualify for the tournament in England and Wales based on the…

Buttler serves up series success for England against Australia

SYDNEY: A scintillating century from Jos Buttler brought England a 16-run win and a one-day international series victory against Australia in Sydney on Sunday. The hosts, set 303 to win by England after winning the toss and electing to bowl, were always struggling in their chase and eventually managed only 286 for six. The result gave England an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match ODI series, a remarkable turnaround after Australia had trounced the tourists 4-0 in the Ashes Tests. Australia's hopes largely rested…

Pakistan announces squad for New Zealand T20Is

LAHORE: Pakistan on Wednesday announced a 15-man squad for the three-match Twenty20 International series against New Zealand later this month. The national selection committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq after consultation with Captain Sarfraz Ahmed and head coach Mickey Arthur announced T-20 squad for three-match T-20I series commencing from January 22 till January 28, 2018. Inzaman said that Imad Wasim has not recovered from his knee injury, and will continue rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy. He has been…

Jak and Daxter classics to be available on PS4

Sony has announced that three classics versions of the Jak and Daxter series' sequels will be releasing on PlayStation 4 on December 6. Jak 2, Jak 3 and Jak X Combat Racing were developed by Naughty Dog for PlayStation 2 between 2003-2005. The orginal Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy has already been released on the PlayStation Store. Bryan Pardilla, Associate Producer SIEA, while making the announcement on the official PlayStation blog said that they had a great time re-living our fond memories of the game. The…

Pakistan seeks $70m from India for not honouring cricket series agreement

LAHORE: Pakistan has kicked off a legal battle against India for not honouring a bilateral cricket series agreement, the sport's governing body confirmed Thursday. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is seeking $70 million in compensation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India after the country failed to attend two series in 2014 and 2015 as part of a memorandum of understanding signed between the two boards. The International Cricket Council confirmed receiving the notice. "The ICC has received a Notice of…