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England announces squad for first two Tests against India

LONDON: England have announced a 17-member squad for the first two Tests against India, starting from August 4 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The home side will see the return of Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Johnny Bairstow and Sam Curran

Australian scientists develop pain-free blood sugar test for diabetics

SYDNEY: Australian scientists say they have developed the “holy grail” of blood sugar testing for diabetics, a non-invasive strip that checks glucose levels via saliva. For diabetics, managing their blood sugar levels typically means pricking their fingers multiple times a

New Zealand beats India to become inaugural Test champion

SOUTHHAMPTON: New Zealand won the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) title, beating India by eight wickets in a tense final at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday. The weather-disrupted final marked the culmination of a two-year cycle of the WTC, which

Instagram tests feature where users can choose to see likes

SAN FRANCISCO: Instagram is launching a small global test where users can choose whether to hide like counts on their own posts or other people’s posts. The photo-sharing site, which is owned by Facebook, said this latest test came after

Facebook launches public test of live Q&A product Hotline

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook started public testing of a new application dubbed Hotline, where creators can speak and take live questions from an audience. This Q&A product combines audio with text and video elements and comes as social media platforms experiment

South Africa’s Faf du Plessis retires from Test cricket

CAPETOWN: Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has announced his retirement from Tests to focus on Twenty20 International cricket and successive World Cups in the next two years. Middle-order batsman Du Plessis, 36, was the most senior member of

Pakistan move up to fifth place on Test rankings

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket team regained its place among the top five Test teams with a 2-0 series win against South Africa. Pakistan earned 8 rating points after beating South Africa in Karachi and Rawalpindi to jump to 5th position in

Pakistan win second Test against South Africa by 95 runs

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan have won the second Test against South Africa by 95 runs at the Rawalpindi Cricket Ground to win the series 2-0. This is Pakistan’s first series win against South Africa in 16 years. South Africa were in high

Rawalpindi Test: Pakistan win toss, opt to bat against South Africa

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bat in the second and final Test in Rawalpindi against South Africa on Thursday. Pakistan retained the playing squad which won the first Test by seven wickets inside four

Pak vs SA: National team bowled out for 378 in first Test

KARACHI: Pakistan has been bowled out for 378 in the first Test against South Africa. The national team took a 158-run lead in the first innings. Cricketer Nouman Ali and Yasir Shah put on a 55-run stand for the last

Pakistan announces 17-member squad for first Test against South Africa

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed a 17-player squad who will be available for selection for the first Test against South Africa starting on Tuesday. The remaining three players – Salman Ali, Kamran Ghulam, and Abdullah Shafique – will continue

Christchurch Test: Williamson’s double century puts New Zealand in control

CHRISTCHURCH: Kane Williamson’s fourth double century put his side in a commanding position at the end of day-three of the second Test against Pakistan being played at the Hagley Oval on Tuesday. The New Zealand captain made a brilliant 238

Babar Azam to miss second Test against NZ

LAHORE: Pakistan national team captain Babar Azam will miss the second Test against New Zealand, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed. Mohammad Rizwan will lead the side in his absence for the match commences at the Hagley Oval from

India defeat Australia by 8 wickets to level series

MELBOURNE: India turned the tables on Australia to claim the second test within four days in Melbourne on Tuesday with an eight-wicket victory. India needed only 70 runs for victory after bowling Australia out for 200 by lunch. Ppener Shubman

Waqar Younis to skip second Test, spend time with family

LAHORE: Bowling coach Waqar Younis will return to Pakistan early after the first Test against New Zealand to meet his family. Waqar Younis had requested the team management to be granted leave so that he can spend additional time with

Australia dismiss India for lowest ever Test score

ADELAIDE: India posted their lowest-ever total in Test cricket when they managed only 36/9 in the second innings of the day-night Test in Adelaide. Isdian started day three of the Test match on nine for one and with a 62-run

Pakistani doctor introduces instant COVID-19 test on smartphone

TORONTO: A Canada-based Pakistani doctor has introduced an instant COVID-19 diagnostic test using a smartphone. High Commissioner for Pakistan to Canada Raza Bashir Tarar has congratulated Dr. Naqeeb Khalid who led the development of a smartphone-based diagnostic test for COVID-19.

New Zealand’s oldest surviving Test player passes away

AUCKLAND: Former New Zealand cricketer and the country’s oldest surviving Test player John Richard Reid has died at the age of 92. Reid was an exceptional all-rounder, who not only displayed aggression in the batting and bowling aspects of the

Jofra Archer returns to England squad for 3rd Test

MANCHESTER: Jofra Archer was recalled to England’s squad for their series decider against the West Indies at Old Trafford. Archer was dropped from the second test after breaching the bio-secure environment for coronavirus regulations, but hinted he might drop out

Amir tests negative in first coronavirus test

LAHORE: Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has tested negative for the coronavirus and now requires just one more negative test before he can depart for England. “It was the first test and the second one will be carried out on Wednesday,”

West Indies beat England by 4 wickets in first Test

SOUTHAMPTON: Jermaine Blackwood made a superb 95 as the West Indies beat England by four wickets in the first Test match at Southampton today (Sunday). According to details, England set a target of 200 runs on the last day of

Pakistan will make comeback in T20 cricket: Babar Azam

WORCESTER: Pakistan limited-overs captain Babar Azam said the team’s dwindling T20I record in recent times was due to experimentation with their combinations, hoping the experience will benefit them in T20 World Cup. Babar insisted they have identified the right mix

India ready for quarantine to save Australia Test series

SYDNEY: India’s cricket team is prepared to undergo quarantine to salvage a Test series against Australia but there was less optimism about this year’s Twenty20 World Cup taking place. Virat Kohli-led team is scheduled to contest a four-Test series in

England cricketer Moeen Ali ready to return for Tests

LONDON: Cricketer Moeen Ali has said he is ready to return to Test action for England after a self-imposed exile despite having been made to feel like “a scapegoat” in the past. All-rounder Moeen missed the Test matches during England’s

England recall Foakes, Jennings for two Test Sri Lanka series

LONDON: England announced their squad for the two-Test series in Sri Lanka next month and have recalled opening batsman Keaton Jennings and wicketkeeper Ben Foakes. Jonny Bairstow and James Anderson both miss out on spots in the squad, while Moeen

PCB condoles passing of former cricketer Waqar Hasan

LAHORE: Former Pakistan batsman Waqar Hasan, who was the last surviving member of Pakistan’s first-ever Test squad that played India in New Delhi in October 1952, had passed away. The Pakistan Cricket Board has expressed its grief and sorrow over

Pakistan win first test by 44 runs against Bangladesh in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan has easily defeated Bangladesh with an innings and 44 runs taking a 1-0 lead in the two-match series as the guest team’s batting order collapsed during the first test match in Rawalpindi on Monday. Since restarting the day

Violent protests could boost Modi’s election test in New Delhi: report

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) are facing their first political check this week since violent anti-government demonstrations exploded nearly two months ago, with the contentious unrest likely to win them votes at

Pakistan successfully conducts training launch of Ghaznavi missile

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan army has successfully tested surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Ghaznavi’ capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to a range of 290 kilometers.  According to a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the training launch was part of

PCB invites 19 probables for Bangladesh Test selection

LAHORE: The national men’s selection committee has invited nineteen probables for a training camp at the National Cricket Academy, Lahore, for selection in the Test match against Bangladesh. The camp will commence on Monday, 20 January, and is being set-up