Champions Trophy 2017: Australia to take on Bangladesh today
India beat Pakistan by 124 runs in the rain-affected match of ICC Champions Trophy at Birmingham yesterday.
In the ICC Champions Trophy, Australia will play against Bangladesh at Oval. The match will start at 17:30 Pakistan Standard Time.
Total insult to say we're playing even worse': Arthur hits back at critics after Pakistan defeat
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur conceded his team were woeful in Sunday's Champions Trophy defeat against India but said it was an "insult" to suggest that the squad had regressed under him. That's a total insult to say we're playing even worse," said the 49-year-old South African, who took on the role a little more than a year ago, after his team succumbed meekly at a packed Edgbaston ground. If you have a look at our records over the last year we've won two series. We've got ourselves from nine to number eight (in the ODI rankings) and our brand of cricket has changed.
Green-shirts exposed by India: Shoaib Akhtar
Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar while expressing his disappointment on Pakistan’s loss to India in the Champions Trophy game said the Green-shirts were totally exposed by the arch-rivals. He would not have felt disappointed had Pakistan lost the match after fighting or even coming close to the target. We played a lot in Dubai and Sharjah which is also a reason for our poor batting as our batsmen fail in other foreign countries. Sarfraz Ahmed was not a much experienced captain while Virat Kohli had a lot of experience. Junaid Khan should have been preferred over Wahab Raiz as the latter has not given any mentionable performance for a long time.
Australia have no room for error, admits Smith
Steve Smith admits Australia have no margin for error as they look to kick start their Champions Trophy campaign against Bangladesh. Australia’s bid to open the Champions Trophy group stage with a win were thwarted by heavy rain against New Zealand on Friday. Smith’s side needed a revised target of 235 to win in 33 overs after Kane Williamson hit a century in New Zealand’s 291 all out.
Tennis: Nadal, Djokovic into quarters as champion Muguruza exits
Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and title-holder Novak Djokovic surged into the French Open quarter-finals for a record-equalling 11th time on Sunday, but reigning women s champion Garbine Muguruza crashed out in the last 16. Nadal continued his ruthless form at Roland Garros by dispatching Spanish 17th seed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to match Roger Federer s mark of last-eight appearances in Paris. Nadal says I m happy because Roberto is a very good player. It s very important for me to be in the quarter-finals one more time.
GOLF- Jason Dufner wins Memorial Tournament in Ohio
American Jason Dufner won a fifth PGA Tour title by claiming victory in the Memorial tournament in Ohio. The 40-year-old bounced back from a third-round 77 to card a 68 on a final day - during which there was a weather delay - as he finished on 13 under. Fellow countryman Rickie Fowler shot 70 and was tied in second on 10 under with India's Anirban Lahiri, who posted 65. Daniel Summerhays had taken a three-shot lead into the final round but a round of 78 let him on seven under.
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