England v Afghanistan: Morgan sets new sixes record as hosts beat Asian visitors

ENGLAND captain Eoin Morgan set a new world record of 17 sixes in an individual one-day international innings as the World Cup hosts thrashed Afghanistan by 150 runs today (18). Victory at Old Trafford saw favourites England go ahead of holders Australia to sit top of the World Cup group table on net run-rate. Morgan’s […]

ICC could axe Champions Trophy for more T20 World Cups

The Champions Trophy could be scrapped in favour of staging the World Twenty20 every two years, according to International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson. Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs to win this year’s edition of the Champions Trophy at The Oval on Sunday, with a worldwide television audience of millions watching the […]

Pakistan dominate Champions Trophy team of the tournament

Victorious Pakistan players dominated the Champions Trophy team of the tournament which was announced on Monday with their captain Sarfraz Ahmed named captain of the side. Fakhar Zaman, who scored a match-winning 114 in Pakistan‘s 180-run victory over arch-rivals India in the final, was picked alongside the tournament’s top scorer Shikhar Dhawan of India. Bangladesh’s […]

India will learn from final loss, says Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli was brutally honest in assessing his team’s below-par performance in a chastening 180-run loss to arch-rivals Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final on Sunday. India, strong favourites to retain the title, were outplayed in every aspect of the game by a revitalised Pakistan side who they crushed in the group stage […]

Fakhar and Amir sparkle as Pakistan stun India to win Champions Trophy

Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Amir shone as Pakistan defied the odds to overwhelm arch-rivals India by 180 runs and pull off a major upset in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday (18). Fakhar capitalised on a lucky escape to strike a superb 114 and lift Pakistan to a commanding total of 338 […]

India-Pakistan clash stirs 2007 World Twenty20 memories

Those hoping for a thrilling Champions Trophy final between India and Pakistan at the Oval on Sunday (18) may take heart from the only other occasion the arch-rivals have met in the climax of a major ICC world event. Twenty20, pioneered as a professional sport in the English county game, was still in its global […]

Amir fit and plays in Champions Trophy final

Pace bowler Mohammad Amir is fit and will play for Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday, coach Mickey Arthur has told a news conference. A back spasm kept Amir out as Pakistan defeated hosts England brilliantly on Wednesday but Arthur is now pinning his hopes on a full-strength attack to […]

Forget group win over Pakistan, Kohli warns before final

India‘s captain Virat Kohli has urged his team to forget the 124-run drubbing they inflicted on old rivals Pakistan in the group stage of the Champions Trophy ahead of the teams’ sell-out final at The Oval on Sunday (18). That overwhelming triumph may be regarded as giving Kohli’s team a psychological advantage but he insisted […]

Kohli: Don’t think we need to change anything for final

Pakistan’s “magnificent turnaround” has impressed him but India captain Virat Kohli says there is nothing that his side needs to be overtly concerned about ahead of the Champions Trophy final against the arch-foes on Sunday (18). India eased past Bangladesh to enter the finals while Pakistan got the better of more fancied England in their […]

India cruise past Bangladesh to set up final with Pakistan

India put on a display of composed and confident batting as they cruised into the final of the Champions Trophy with a nine-wicket victory over Bangladesh on Thursday, setting up a clash with old rivals Pakistan on Sunday (18). A masterful unbeaten 123 from Rohit Sharma at Edgbaston steered the defending champions to victory with […]