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2 days ago
London mosque attack suspect identified

London, June 20 (IANS) The suspect in the north London mosque attack that killed one person has been identified as a resident of Cardiff, Wales, who had previously voiced his hatred for Muslims, the media reported. According to witnesses, Darren Osborne, 47, shouted, I want to kill all Muslims as he drove a van in the early hours of Monday into a crowd of worshippers near the Finsbury Pa...

3 days ago
Video footage helps identify London mosque attacker

London, June 20 (IANS) A 47-year-old suspect who was arrested at the scene of an alleged terror attack that killed one person outside a London mosque has been identified thanks to video images captured during his arrest, the media reported. The suspect, who lived in Wales and was identified as Darren Osborne, was held by a crowd who had witnessed him drive a van into a group of Muslim fa...

6 days ago
Indian U-19 squads for England cricket tour announced

Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Promising Haryana batsman Himanshu Rana will lead the India Under-19 squad for next month's two four-day matches against England while his compatriot Prithvi Shaw of Mumbai will skipper the side in the subsequent five one-day matches during the tour, a BCCI release stated on Friday. The Indian colts will start their tour with a two-day warm-up game on July 19-20 be...

6 days ago
Abbas urges Pakistan to take revenge against India

Lahore, June 16 (IANS) Legendary batsman Zaheer Abbas has called on the Pakistan cricket team to take revenge against India for the humiliating defeat in their Champions Trophy campaign opener by defeating the arch-rivals in Sunday's final. Pakistan suffered a humiliating 124-run defeat by India in the first match of their campaign at the ongoing Champions Trophy but staged a splendid c...

7 days ago
Waqar lashes out at England skipper Morgan for pitch complaint

Cardiff, June 15 (IANS) Former Pakistan coach Waqar Younis lashed out at England captain Eoin Morgan for blaming the pitch after his team defeated the hosts in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament here. Chasing a below-par 212, Pakistan on Wednesday rode on a brilliant 118-run opening stand between Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) before Babar Azam (38 not out) ...

8 days ago
Scoreboard of CT semi-final between Pakistan and England

Cardiff, June 14 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the first ICC Champions Trophy semi-final between England and Pakistan at the Sophia Gardens here on Wednesday: England: Jonny Bairstow c Mohammad Hafeez b Hasan Ali 43 Alex Hales c Babar Azam b Rumman Raees 13 Joe Root c Sarfraz Ahmed b Shadab Khan 46 Eoin Morgan c Sarfraz Ahmed b Hasan Ali 33

8 days ago
Pakistan upstage England to reach ICC Champions Trophy final

Cardiff, June 14 (IANS) Pakistan cruised to the ICC Champions Trophy final after thrashing hosts England by eight wickets in the first semi-final at the Sophia Gardens here on Wednesday. Chasing a below-par 212, the Green Brigade rode on a brilliant 118-run opening stand between Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) before Babar Azam (38 not out) and Ali helped the team with a 55-run seco...

8 days ago
CT 2017: Pakistan bowlers restrict England to 211

Cardiff, June 14 (IANS) Pakistan bowlers put up a quality display and restricted England to 211 runs in 49.5 overs in the first semi-final match of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament at the Sophia Gardens here on Wednesday. Pacer Hasan Ali scalped three wickets for 35 runs while Juniad Khan and debutant Rumman Raees chipped in with two wickets each. For England, Joe Root (46...

8 days ago
CT 2017: Pakistan win toss, ask England to bat

Cardiff, June 14 (IANS) Pakistan won the toss and elected to field against England in the first semi-final match of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament at the Sophia Gardens here on Wednesday. For Pakistan, pacer Mohammad Amir suffered a back spasm and was replaced by Rumman Raees while leg spinner Shadab Khan came in for all rounder Faheem Ashraf. England made one change to ...

9 days ago
Morgan hints at picking Bairstow for first semis vs Pakistan

Cardiff, June 13 (IANS) On the eve of their ICC Champions Trophy semi-final match against Pakistan here on Wednesday, England skipper Eoin Morgan hinted at opting for Jonny Bairstow to open the innings in place of an out-of-touch Jason Roy. Roy, who has averaged 6.37 from eight One-day International (ODI) innings so far this season, with six single-figure scores, could lose his place in ...

9 days ago
CT 2017: In-form England face Pakistan pace test in semis

Cardiff, June 13 (IANS) Having swept aside all opposition in the group stage, hosts England are expected to face a strong pace attack when they take on Pakistan in the first semi-final of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament here on Wednesday. Pakistan managed to bundle out a formidable Sri Lankan batting line-up for 236 runs in their last Group B match after deciding to bowl first at...

9 days ago
Amir's temperament helped team win against Sri Lanka: Sarfraz

Cardiff, June 13 (IANS) Following Pakistan's win in the do-or-die clash against Sri Lanka in the ICC Champions Trophy, captain Sarfraz Ahmed has credited the victory to their front-line pacer Mohammad Amir and his temperament with the bat. In pursuit of Sri Lankan's 236, Pakistan were 7-162 against Sri Lanka when Amir joined captain Sarfraz in the middle on Monday. Amir scored 28 not out...

10 days ago
CT 2017: Pakistan ride on captain Sarfraz's superb show to beat Sri Lanka

Cardiff, June 12 (IANS) Pakistan rode on skipper Sarfraz Ahmed's unconquered 61 off 79 balls to recover from a middle-order collapse and pull off a three-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in a virtual quarter-final Group B ICC Champions Trophy clash at Sophia Gardens here on Monday to qualify for the semifinals. Pakistan will now take on England in the first semi on Wednesday. The other last...

10 days ago
CT 2017: Pakistan ride on captain Sarfraz's superb show to beat Sri Lanka

Cardiff, June 12 (IANS) Pakistan rode on skipper Sarfraz Ahmed's unconquered 61 to recover from a middle-order collapse and pull off a three-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in a virtual quarter-final Group B ICC Champions Trophy clash at Sophia Gardens here on Monday to qualify for the semifinals. Chasing 237 for a triumph, fast bowler Mohammad Amir (28 not out) showed great resolve to sti...

10 days ago
CT 2017: Pakistan pacers restrict Sri Lanka to 236

Cardiff, June 12 (IANS) Pakistan pacers put up a stunning display to dismiss Sri Lanka for 236 runs in 49.2 overs in a virtual quarter-final Group B ICC Champions Trophy clash at Sophia Gardens here on Monday. Fast bowlers Junaid Khan (3/40), Hasan Ali (3/43), Mohammad Amir (2/53) and debutant Fahim Ashraf (2/37) ran through the deep Lankan batting line-up which stood firm against favour...

10 days ago
CT 2017: Pakistan pacers run through Lanka batting, restrict them to 236

Cardiff, June 12 (IANS) Pakistan pacers put up a stunning display to dismiss Sri Lanka for 236 runs in 49.2 overs in a virtual quarter-final Group B ICC Champions Trophy clash at Sophia Gardens here on Monday. Fast bowlers Junaid Khan (3/40), Hasan Ali (3/43), Mohammad Amir (2/53) and debutant Fahim Ashraf (2/37) ran through the deep Lankan batting line-up which stood firm against favour...

10 days ago
We want to play with a free mind: Bangladesh skipper Mortaza

Birmingham, June 12 (IANS) Bangladesh cricket captain Mashrafe Mortaza on Monday said his team wants to play their Champions Trophy semi-final against India without any pressure and that no one should tag them as champions just yet. No one should start thinking that we have become champions. Our boys want to play without any pressure and I would want to play with a free mind. There is a ...

11 days ago
CT 2017: Pakistan, Sri Lanka lock horns in virtual quarter-final

Cardiff, June 11 (IANS) It will be a do-or-die affair for both Pakistan and Sri Lanka when they lock horns in a Group B Champions Trophy tie at the Sophia Gardens here on Monday. Both the unfancied teams are on two points each after identical records of one win and a loss from their previous group matches. Pakistan started their campaign on a disastrous note with a 124-run thras...

12 days ago
CT2017: This was Bangladesh's finest ODI win, feels Bashar

Cardiff, June 10 (IANS) The five-wicket victory over New Zealand in their Group A match at the ICC Champions Trophy was Bangladesh's finest One Day International (ODI) victory, reckoned their former captain Habibul Bashar. On Friday, Bangladesh rode on a record 224-run partnership between centurions Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah, to keep themselves alive for a berth in the semi-finals ...

12 days ago
Pakistan need to maintain positive attitude: Afridi

Cardiff, June 10 (IANS) Former al-rounder Shahid Afridi has asserted that Pakistan need to maintain a positive attitude in order to defeat Sri Lanka in a must win Group B game and reach the semi-finals of the ongoing Champions Trophy cricket tournament. Pakistan have one win and a loss so far. They next face fellow sub-continent side Sri Lanka in their last group game here on Monday.

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