Cricket: Milestones reached in England's record-breaking World Cup innings against Afghanistan

MANCHESTER (REUTERS) – England scored 397-6 in 50 overs in their Cricket World Cup match against Afghanistan at Old Trafford on Tuesday (June 18). In response, Afghanistan managed only 247-8. Following are the records and milestones reached along the way: 1. England’s 397 is their highest total in a World Cup match and the sixth-highest ever in the competition. Australia […]

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Cricket: Bangladesh beat West Indies by seven wickets in World Cup

TAUNTON, BRITAIN (AFP) – Bangladesh powered to the second highest run chase in World Cup history as Shakib Al Hasan’s brilliant century clinched a remarkable seven-wicket win over the West Indies on Monday (June 17). Shakib blasted 124 from 99 balls and Linton Das hit a superb 94 from 69 deliveries to lead Bangladesh to 322-3 with 8.3 overs to […]

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Jos Buttler to follow Eoin Morgan’s example if he leads England against Afghanistan in World Cup

Jos Buttler will utilise what he has learned from playing under Eoin Morgan if he is required to take over for England’s next World Cup game against Afghanistan. Vice-captain Buttler is standing by for Tuesday’s game at Old Trafford in case Morgan fails to recover from the back spasm he sustained during England’s eight-wicket victory against West Indies. Both Morgan […]

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Cricket World Cup 2019 squads: Jofra Archer and Liam Dawson named in final England squad as tournament gets underway

THE Cricket World Cup is underway – and already providing us with great drama. Squad depth could become crucial as the tournament progresses, so here are all the 15-man squads for each side playing this year… Cricket World Cup 2019 squads AFGHANISTAN Gulbadin Naib (captain), Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, […]

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Pakistan slump to 105 all out against West Indies at Trent Bridge

West Indies’ seamers ran amok as Pakistan imploded to 105 all out off 21.4 overs in the ICC Cricket World Cup clash at Trent Bridge. SCORECARD | COMMENTARY Oshane Thomas took 4-27 on his World Cup debut, with skipper Jason Holder (3-24) and Andre Russell (2-4) also impressing as Windies’ short-ball tactics reaped huge dividends. The score is Pakistan’s second-lowest […]

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Exclusive: Al Jazeera exposes the match-fixer from Mumbai

Aneel Munawar, who is part of a syndicate controlling India’s betting market, promises undercover reporter big returns. Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has exposed a match-fixer from a crime syndicate who claims to have bribed international cricketers to underperform in Test matches. The match-fixer correctly predicted how players in two high-profile Test matches, involving the world’s leading teams, would perform at […]

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