Pallekele—Pakistan and Sri Lanka will ring in several changes, most of them forced on them, in a bid to win the decisive third and final Test starting in Pallekele on Friday.
Both sides are pulling out all the stops to break the 1-1 deadlock after Pakistan won the first Test by 10 wickets and Sri Lanka responded with a seven-wicket victory in the second.
Sri Lanka will take the field without their batting greats, the retired Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, who had committed himself to playing just two Tests against Pakistan and two more against India in August before retiring.
Edmonton (Canada)—Holders Japan swiped a dramatic 2-1 victory over England thanks to an injury-time own-goal by defender Laura Bassett, setting up a Women’s World Cup final rematch against the United States.
London—Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood kept his cool on the hottest day of the year in England so far by hitting a last-ball six to seal a dramatic four-wicket win for Surrey against Gloucestershire in their domestic Twenty20 tournament clash at The Oval on Wednesday.
London—CoCo Vandeweghe is on to the third round at Wimbledon after pulling off one of the biggest upsets yet on the women’s side. The unseeded 23-year-old American defeated No. 11 Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, 7-6, 6-4.
Mumbai—South Africa’s middle-order batsman David Miller has been approached by a Kolkata-based Indian police constable for monetary help, it is learnt here.
Nicknamed as “Killer Miller”, the 26-year-old left-handed Miller’s hard-hitting six for Punjab team in the last IPL season has made the policeman Alok Aich losing vision in one of the eyes.
Karachi—Former chief coach Mohsin Khan is confident that Pakistan is capable of winning the 3-Test match series against Sri Lanka despite some chronic problems.
“Though we are facing problems without our trump fast bowler Wahab Riaz and Hafeez’s suspect bowling action. But we have played fighting cricket on the tour so far,” he told APP in an interview here on Thursday.
The series deciding third and final cricket starts in Pallekele International Stadium from Friday.
Peshawar—Currently Pakistan No. 1 in Under-11 category Muhammad Ammad and Humam Ahmad advanced after securing victories against their respective rivals in the Under-11 and Under-9 categories of the 7th ICMS Ramazan Squash League-2015 being played here at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex on Thursday.
Dhaka—Bangladesh on Thursday recalled off-spinner Sohag Gazi (pictured, R) to their 14-member squad for the two Twenty20 internationals against visiting South Africa next week
Bangladesh on Wednesday recalled off-spinner Sohag Gazi to their 14-member squad for the two Twenty20 internationals against visiting South Africa next week.
Gazi has not played for Bangladesh since he was suspended from bowling over a flawed action in October last year.