WI defeats Eng by five wickets at Headingley
In the Second Investec Test at Headingley, West Indies have defeated England by five wickets for the first time in seventeen years.
England 258 & 490-8
West Indies 427 & 322-5
Rafael Nadal beats DusanLajovic in 1st round of us open
World number one Spanish Rafael Nadal beat Serbian DusanLajovic by 7-6, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the second round of the US Open 2017 Grand Slam event in New York.
Sharjeel Khan banned for 5 years in spot fixing
Anti-corruption tribunal banned opener Sharjeel Khan for five years over a spot fixing case that has rocked the Pakistan Super League, the latest scandal to taint the sport in the cricket-crazy country. “Sharjeel is banned for five years, which has two-and-a-half year suspended, after the proceedings of the case,” said Asghat Haider, who headed the three-member tribunal.
Sohail Tanveer bowls most economical spell of 5 for 3 in T20 history in CPL
Sohail Tanvir's electrifying opening spell of 4 for 2 ended up short-circuiting the Barbados Tridents batting order as Guyana Amazon Warriors completed a crucial season-sweep over their main competition for the final CPL playoff berth with a crushing 99-run win. In reply to Warriors first innings total of 158 for 8, Tridents were 19 for 5 at the end of the Powerplay after Tanvir ripped out the heart of the Tridents lineup. The left-arm quick came back later to claim his fifth to cap the most economical five-wicket haul in T20 history, ending with figures of 5 for 3 on a sorry night for the Tridents in which they were bowled out for 59, the second-lowest total in CPL history.
Richie Richardson to referee in Independence Cup
Former West Indies (WI) skipper Sir Richie Richardson has been appointed referee for the upcoming Independence Cup to be played between Pakistan and the World XI. Pakistan Cricket Board announced the ICC's decision in a press release on Tuesday. "The Pakistan Cricket Board today announced that the International Cricket Council has appointed Sir Richie Richardson as match referee for the Independence Cup to be played between the World XI and Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium on 12, 13 and 15 September."
Warner, Lyon put Australia back on track
David Warner scored an unbeaten half-century to steady Australia as they chased a challenging victory target in the first Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Tuesday. Warner, who remained unbeaten on 75, scored the bulk of the runs as the visitors advanced to 109-2 at stumps on the third day, still needing another 156 for victory. Nathan Lyon earlier claimed 6-82 to dismiss Bangladesh for a modest 221 in their second innings and give Australia a scent of victory.
Sharapova ousts Halep on Grand Slam return at US Open
Former world No 1 Maria Sharapova made a triumphant return to Grand Slam competition on Monday after a 15-month doping ban, outlasting second-ranked SimonaHalep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 at te US Open. The 30-year-old Russian, who had only one hardcourt tune-up match due to a nagging forearm injury, swatted 60 winners with 64 unforced errors, setting the tempo and baffling Halep at times in a tension-packed thriller at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
“This girl has a lot of grit,” Sharapova said of herself. “And she’s not going anywhere.”
Sharapova, who tested positive for meldonium at last year’s Australian Open, improved to 7-0 in her all-time rivalry with Halep, extending her mastery over the 25-year-old Romanian.
Prolific Asjad Iqbal tops latest PBSF snooker rankings
Four-time champion of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) ranking snooker cup and international cueist AsjadIqbal has surged to the top of the latest national rankings released by the Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Federation (PBSF) on Tuesday. The year 2016 has brought joy and glory for the 25-year-old Sargodha born cueist, who finished runner-up in the national championship to Mohammad Sajjad in March besides securing a silver medal in the IBSF team event in Egypt pairing with the latter recently.
Host: Kashif Majeed
Co-host: Zulfiqar Baig
Guest: Raziuddin Ahmad