Azhar Ali surges to No. 6 in ICC Test rankings

Azhar Ali, the Pakistan opener, has raced to the sixth spot in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Test rankings for batsmen, the governing body announced in a release on Saturday (December 31). Azhar notched up an unbeaten 205 in the just-concluded Boxing Day Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to move up…

Bowlers give Adelaide Strikers crushing win

Despite Sean Abbott’s career-best 5 for 16, Sydney Sixers slipped to a 48-run defeat in their Big Bash League (BBL) 2016-17 match against Adelaide Strikers at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday (December 31). While chasing down a competitive target of 153, Sixers slid to 46 for 5 and eventually, were bundled out for 104 in…

Lynn, McCullum make light work of 174 chase

Brisbane Heat 3 for 174 (Lynn 84*, McCullum 72) beat Hobart Hurricanes 9 for 173 (Christian 33, Wildermuth 2-26, Steketee 2-29) by seven wickets Fireworks are common place on New Year’s Eve, but 24 hours out from year-end celebrations, Brendon McCullum and Chris Lynn put on a pyrotechnic display at the Gabba to guide Brisbane…

Starc and Lyon snatch unlikely win

Australia 8 for 624 dec (Smith 165*, Warner 144, Khawaja 97) beat Pakistan 9 for 443 dec (Azhar 205, Sohail 65, Hazlewood 3-50) and 163 (Azhar 43, Starc 4-36, Lyon 3-33) by an innings and 18 runs A double-century from Azhar Ali. Pakistan batting until after lunch on day three. No fewer than 141 overs…

Jaguars skipper Johnson among 3 for GCB top award

Guyana Jaguars skipper and West Indies player, Leon Johnson is among three nominees for the cricketer of the year accolade when the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) hosts its Annual Award Ceremony for 2016 on Thursday at the Umana Yana, starting at 19:00h. Johnson led the way with the bat for the Jaguars in the 2015-16…

Chris Lynn special extends Thunder’s winless streak

No team can expect to win matches after dropping catches in crucial situations. Defending champions Sydney Thunder found that out the hard way as they dropped three catches in the final five overs to slump to their third successive defeat in the 2016-17 Big Bash League on Wednesday (December 28). The spilt chances though shouldn’t…