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21 October 2018 11:46 AM Oz destroyer Abbas shoots to 3rd in ICC rankings

Dubai - Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Abbas rose to number three in the Test bowling rankings on Sunday following his 17 wickets in the series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. The 28-year-old took 10 for 95 to help Pakistan to their biggest Test win - a 373-run hammering of Australia - in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday, giving them a 1-0 series 24

18 October 2018 5:53 PM Azhar expects teasing from son for bizarre run out

Abu Dhabi - Senior Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali anticipated some teasing from his 10-year-old son after his bizarre run out in the second Test against Australia on Thursday. Azhar edged a Peter Siddle delivery towards the third man boundary and, thinking the ball had crossed the rope, halted in the middle of the pitch to talk to fellow batsman Asad Shafiq 26

18 October 2018 11:08 AM WATCH: Pakistan batsman run out in bizarre fashion

Abu Dhabi - Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali was run out in bizarre fashion in the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Play was dull to begin with at the start of Day 3, but was lit up by Azhar's embarrassing dismissal (WATCH in the tweet below). The batsman edged a Peter Siddle delivery to the third man boundary and thinking the ball had crossed 25

17 October 2018 3:30 PM England rain hits Sri Lanka tour

Kandy - England on Wednesday blamed the crowded international cricket calendar for its decision to tour Sri Lanka during the rainy season as bad weather hit the third straight one-day international. England said the number of tours left it no "wriggle room" in organising a tour of the island currently in the grip of inter-monsoonal storms. Heavy rain also hit Wednesday's 31

17 October 2018 1:50 PM Abbas destroys Australia to put Pakistan on top

Abu Dhabi - Medium pacer Mohammad Abbas registered a five-wicket haul to steer Pakistan into a dominating position in the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Abbas finished with five for 33 to bowl out Australia for a paltry 145 to give Pakistan a 137-run lead in the first innings on the second day at Sheikh Zayed Stadium 28

16 October 2018 6:27 PM England's Robshaw to miss Bok Test

London - Former captain Chris Robshaw has been ruled out of England's autumn Tests after undergoing knee surgery. The Harlequins back-rower suffered the injury against Saracens and is expected to be out for about eight weeks, which means he will miss out on England's upcoming fixtures against South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Australia 33

16 October 2018 3:01 PM Radradra, Tuisova headline Fiji squad for November Tests

Paris - Stand-out Top 14 wingers Semi Radradra and Josua Tuisova headline Fiji's 30-man squad named Tuesday for November Tests against Scotland, Uruguay and France. One notable absentee is Clermont winger Alivereti Raka, who is expected to be named in the France squad after having taken steps to obtain French nationality. Forwards (17): Campese Ma'afu 22

16 October 2018 9:42 AM Perera out of England ODI, Dawson goes home

Colombo - Sri Lanka's middle order batsman Kusal Perera will skip the three remaining one-day matches against England, while visiting all-rounder Liam Dawson has been ruled out of the entire tournament, officials said. Perera, who scored 30 in Saturday's second ODI, suffered a hamstring injury and will be replaced by Sadeera Samarawickrama for the rest of the five-match 30

15 October 2018 7:06 PM Scotland lose star lock for Springbok visit

Toulouse - Toulouse and Scotland suffered a blow on Monday with news that lock Richie Gray needs a back operation that will rule him out for "around four months". Gray, capped 65 times by Scotland, will miss the November Tests and also at least the start of the Six Nations next year. The 29-year-old, who previously went under the knife for a back injury 22

15 October 2018 4:55 PM Vunipola to miss Bok Tests after breaking arm

London - Billy Vunipola will miss England's autumn Test campaign after breaking his left arm, Premiership club Saracens confirmed on Monday. The Saracens number eight suffered his latest injury in Sunday's 13-3 Champions Cup win at Glasgow and will undergo surgery on Tuesday. England boss Eddie Jones has further headaches - Vunipola's brother, prop Mako Vunipola 32