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Australia thrash New Zealand in WCWC encounter

WELLINGTON:  Australia recovered from a shaky start to demolish New Zealand by 141 runs in Wellington Sunday and underscore their status as Women’s Cricket World Cup favourites. New Zealand did well to contain Australia to 269-8 after winning the toss

Australia opt to bat first against Pakistan in Karachi test

KARACHI: Australian captain Pat Cummins won the toss and decided to bat against Pakistan in the second Test in Karachi on Saturday. The visitors dropped fast bowler Josh Hazlewood from the first Test line up and handed a debut to

Australia beat Pakistan in Women’s Cricket World Cup

Australia earned a straightforward seven-wicket win over Pakistan in Tauranga despite a 99-run stand between Bismah Maroof and Aliya Riaz. Bismah top-scored with 78 not out for her first fifty since returning from maternity leave but it was not enough

Australia all out for 459 in first innings of Pindi test

RAWALPINDI: Australia were all out for 459 on Tuesday in their first innings against Pakistan’s 476-4 declared, as the first Test headed towards a tame draw in Rawalpindi. Resuming at 449-7, Australia lost their remaining three wickets for the addition

Pakistan announces squad for Australia Test series

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket selectors have announced 16 players and five reserves for the three Tests against Australia. The three Test matches will be played in Rawalpindi (4-8 March), Karachi (12-16 March) and Lahore (21-25 March). From the series against Bangladesh,

Wasim Akram, Alan Border and Atherton discuss Australia’s tour of Pakistan

LAHORE: Australia’s Allan Border, Wasim Akram of Pakistan and England’s Michael Atherton – three legends of the game from three different continents – discussed Australia’s first tour of Pakistan in 24 years. In a podcast, the three celebrated cricketers have

Australia to reopen borders for tourists after two years

SYDNEY: Australia will fully reopen its borders to all vaccinated visa holders from February 21, nearly two years after shutting the border to non-citizens to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. “If you’re double-vaccinated, we look forward to welcoming

Australia will enjoy playing in Pakistan, say Dunk and Faulkner

LAHORE: Australia men’s cricket team’s tour of Pakistan got a big thumbs-up from compatriots Ben Dunk and James Faulkner, who said the visitors will enjoy the atmosphere, the fanatic fans and a quality opposition during their tour for three Tests,

Justin Langer resigns as Australian cricket coach

SYDNEY: Australian men’s cricket coach Justin Langer announced his surprise resignation Saturday, just weeks after trouncing archrivals England in a lopsided Ashes series and months after winning the T20 World Cup. The 51-year-old walked away from the top management job

Australia’s tour of Pakistan

About 43 years ago, on a cold night on Dec 24, 1979, Russia’s invaded the area bordering ​​Pakistan and Afghanistan, which was later referred as Af-Pak region. The invasion cause a stir whose aftershocks were felt thousands of miles away

Pakistan’s fixtures at T20 World Cup 2022 announced

MELBOURNE: The fixtures for the next ICC Men’s T20 World Cup have been announced, with 16 teams set to do battle across Australia in October and November 2022. Two of world cricket’s biggest rivals will go head-to-head at the MCG,

Australian judge reinstates Novak Djokovic’s visa

MELBOURNE: World number one Novak Djokovic was released from Australian immigration detention on Monday after winning a court challenge to remain in the country for the upcoming Australian Open. Judge Anthony Kelly ruled the federal government’s decision last week to

Australia recall Usman Khawaja, retain Boland for fourth Ashes test

SYDNEY: Usman Khawaja will replace Travis Head in Australia’s middle order for this week’s fourth Ashes test against England in the only change to the side that wrapped up the series in Melbourne last week, skipper Pat Cummins said on

CEO CA says Australia committed to tour Pakistan

MELBOURNE: CEO Cricket Australia (CA) Nick Hockley on Sunday confirmed to be closely working with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to send the Australian cricket team to Pakistan in March, next year. Hockley, while referring to the Australian security delegation’s visit

Usman Khawaja returns as Australia names squad for Ashes series

MELBOURNE: Australia has named a 15-player squad for the first two Tests of the Ashes series against England this summer. The squad also includes an extended player list from which an Australia A team will be selected for a tour

Pakistani celebrities extend support for ‘Green Shirts’ after losing T20 World Cup semi-final

Pakistani celebrities have extended their support to the national cricket team who lost against Against Australia last night during the semi-finals of the ICC Men’s T20 world cup 2021. Australia won the match by scoring 177/5 in 19 overs, defeated

T20 World Cup: Will Pakistan succeed in defeating Australia?

The 7th T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates has reached its final stages and cricket lovers are anxiously waiting for the last two matches. Last night, England was defeated by New Zealand, and today Pakistan will face Australia

Australia postpones first-ever Afghanistan cricket Test

SYDNEY: Australia has postponed a landmark first-ever cricket Test against Afghanistan, amid fears the country’s ruling Taliban regime will ban women from playing the sport. Australia’s cricketing authorities said that after consultation with “relevant stakeholders” it was decided the men’s

Australia defends scrapping of French submarine deal

SYDNEY: Australia defended its decision to ditch a multi-billion-dollar order for French submarines and opt instead for an alternative deal with the United States and Britain, saying it had flagged its concerns to Paris months ago. Canberra’s move enraged Paris,

France recalls envoys from US and Australia over trilateral security deal

PARIS (Reuters): France plunged into an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with the United States and Australia on Friday after it recalled its ambassadors from both countries over a trilateral security deal which sank a $40 billion French-designed submarine contract. Foreign minister

US, UK and Australia establish new Indo-Pacific security pact

WASHINGTON: The United States, Britain and Australia said they would establish a security partnership for the Indo-Pacific that will involve helping Canberra acquire nuclear-powered submarines as Chinese influence over the region grows. Under the partnership, announced by US President Joe

Australia’s Brisbane to host 2032 Olympics Games

TOKYO: The Australian city of Brisbane will host the 2032 summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee announced on Wednesday. Brisbane, where hundreds of people gathered at the river-side South Bank to watch the IOC session on the big screen erupted

Chris Gayle becomes first player to reach 14,000 T20 runs

ST LUCIA: Chris Gayle became the first player to score 14,000 T20 runs as West Indies won the series against Australia. Australia suffered a fourth straight Twenty20 international cricket series loss after Chris Gayle returned to form for the West

Australia detects highly infectious Delta variant in Melbourne outbreak

MELBOURNE: Australia’s Victoria state authorities have detected the highly infectious Delta COVID-19 virus variant for the first time in the latest outbreak in Melbourne, raising concerns of a major spike in cases. The Delta variant, which has been classified by

Australia’s Zampa, Richardson exit India after pulling out of IPL

MELBOURNE: Australian cricketers Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson have flown out of India after withdrawing from the Indian Premier League amid growing concerns over the COVID-19 crisis. Zampa and Richardson, team mates for Royal Challengers Bangalore, were expected to arrived

Salman Khan starring ‘Radhe’ to be released this Eid

Bollywood star Salman Khan’s movie ‘Radhe’, which was rumoured to be delayed till 2022, is all set to release next month on 13th May in theatres worldwide. Directed by Prabhudeva, Salman Khan’s Radhe trailer was launched today that gives a

US, India, Japan and Australia counter China with billion-dose vaccine pact

WASHINGTON: The United States and three of its closest Indo-Pacific partners committed to supplying up to a billion coronavirus vaccine doses across Asia by the end of 2022 at a summit to counter China’s growing influence. President Joe Biden and

Islamabad to get 23 Miyawaki urban forests: Zartaj

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul said the Ministry of Climate Change would establish 23 Miyawaki urban forests across the federal capital which would help enhance the green cover of the metropolis. She extended her gratitude to

Facebook restores news for Australian users after media deal

MELBOURNE: Facebook restored access to news for its Australian users after reaching an agreement with the government on a landmark law requiring it and other tech firms to pay for journalistic content. The Facebook pages of Australian news outlets were

Facebook pledges $1bn in news investments over 3 years

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook pledged to invest at least $1 billion to support journalism over the next three years as the social media giant defended its handling of a dispute with Australia over payments to media organizations. Nick Clegg, head of