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ODI series: Bangladesh Women whitewash Zimbabwe

Bangladesh whitewashed Zimbabwe in three-match ODI series after winning the third and final game by seven wickets at Bulawayo. Earlier, Zimbabwe women won the toss and opted to bat first. Bangladesh dismissed Zimbabwe for 72 runs 27.2 overs. Sharne Mayers was the only batter from Zimbabwe to score the highest 39 off 61, hitting four boundaries. Bangladesh bowler Nahida Akhter, ...

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Morata seals World Cup spot for Spain

Spain’s Alvaro Morata came off the bench to strike a late winner as they qualified for next year’s World Cup finals in Qatar by beating stubborn visitors Sweden 1-0 in a tense clash on Sunday. Morata struck in the 86th minute when he cleverly lifted the ball over Sweden’s Robin Olsen after Dani Olmo’s fierce drive was pushed onto the ...

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Australia clinch maiden T20 World Cup title with victory over NZ

Australia scripted history on Sunday to become the new T20 World Cup champions after registering a comprehensive 8-wicket win over New Zealand in the summist clash at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Australia lifted the T20 World Cup trophy for the first time since the tournament’s inception in 2007. Chasing a formidable target of 173 in the high-octane finale, Mitchell Marsh ...

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Four-goal Mbappe fires France to World Cup finals, Belgium also qualify

World champions France booked their place at next year’s World Cup in Qatar in style as Kylian Mbappe fired in four goals in an 8-0 thrashing of Kazakhstan at the Parc des Princes on Saturday. Karim Benzema scored twice and there were further goals for Adrien Rabiot and Antoine Griezmann whose penalty marked his 42nd goal for France, taking him ...

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Bangladesh beat Maldives after 18 years

Bangladesh bounce back in their second match in the ongoing Four Nations Invitational Tournament as they beat Maldives by 2-1 at Race Course International Stadium in Colombo on Saturday. It was Bangladesh’s first win after 18-year against Maldives. Jamal Bhuiyan and Topu Barman scored a goal each for Bangladesh. Jamal scored the opening goal on 12 minutes with a tap-in ...

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Pakistan arrive in Dhaka for T20,Test series

To play three T20Is and two Tests against Bangladesh, the Pakistan national cricket team arrived in Dhaka on Saturday morning. This is Pakistan’s first Bangladesh tour for a bilateral series after 2015. The Pakistani team took a direct flight to Dhaka from Dubai where they ended their T20 World Cup campaign with a defeat in the hands of Australia in ...

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England all but qualified as Kane hat-trick sinks Albania

Two draws in their last three Group I matches for Gareth Southgate’s team left the door ajar for Poland in the qualifying race, but Kane slammed it shut in memorable fashion as he moved level in fourth place on England’s all-time scoring list. England defender Harry Maguire settled any early nerves with a ninth-minute headed opener before Kane’s spree began ...

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Early Di Maria goal gives Argentina 1-0 win at Uruguay

Argentina started without Lionel Messi but a moment of magic from Angel Di Maria was enough to give them a barely deserved 1-0 win over Uruguay in Friday’s World Cup qualifier in Montevideo. Uruguay surrendered meekly to Argentina in a 3-0 defeat last month but this time they took the game to their opponents and will feel aggrieved at emerging ...

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Brazil qualify for Qatar 2022 WC with Colombia win

Lucas Paqueta’s instinctive strike gave Brazil a 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Colombia on Thursday to book their place at Qatar 2022. The five-time world champions join the hosts and Europeans Germany and Denmark as early qualifiers for next year’s finals, reports AFP. The have produced a near perfect qualifying campaign, winning 11 of 12 matches — their only ...

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Rizwan, Malik declared fit to play semi-final against Australia

The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) medical panel has declared wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan and veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik fit for Thursday’s semi-final match against Australia, after the two players displayed symptoms of cold and had fever. Concerns were raised about Rizwan and Malik’s participation in the high-stakes clash against Australia after they were absent at the team’s practice session in Dubai ...

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