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  • Great great great! Stunning win helps Windies smile again

    MUMBAI: West Indies captain Darren Sammy said he hopes to help Caribbean fans smile again by completing a unique hat-trick at the World Twenty20 after stunning India to reach the final...

    An emotional Sammy said the West Indies had their backs to the wall before shocking India by seven wickets to emulate their women's team, who also won their semi-final hours earlier...

  • Cricket Classics: When Akhtar made the Aussies hop

    “Shoaib Akhtar came to Australia as the fastest bowler alive and left with his reputation intact...

    In fact, Shoaib left Australia with a new found respect from the Australian public and batsmen alike and, perhaps, fear as the deadliest one-day bowler in world cricket,” Eddie Smith wrote in his assessment of Pakistan's enigmatic superstar...

  • Hip coffee at $4 a cup revives African industry

    For the past five years, the 37-year-old physiology lecturer at King’s College London has visited the same store every week to grab a pack of his beloved Kenyan brew...

    And he’s not put off by the cost: at 37 pounds a kilogram ($22 a pound), it’s more than double a similar supermarket product...

  • Jakarta election and the rise of hip Muslim voters

    LIFE has been particularly hard lately for Yusril Ihza Mahendra, leader of the Crescent Star Party (PBB), one of the last vestiges of Indonesia’s Islamist politics that reached its heyday during the Sukarno era...

    After months of engaging in absurd theatrics that included sporting a Mickey Mouse T-shirt while shopping at a wet market in west Jakarta and the intensive lobbying of leaders of secular political parties, the former law and...

  • Trends: How chai dhabas became hip

    It was Saturday night, around 10 pm and I was experiencing Karachi’s most recent food fad: the upscale dhaba which serves an assortment of teas as well as well as traditional and non-traditional food items...

    As I made my way through the throng of people to get to a table I couldn’t help but marvel at the sight...

  • Pakistan face rampant Black Caps in must-win T20 clash

    Smarting under a six-wicket defeat to arch rivals India, Shahid Afridi’s men need a victory against the table-topping Kiwis to keep their hopes alive of winning the trophy for a second time...

    Pakistan won their opener against Bangladesh comfortably but things have since gone downhill as they unravelled against the Indians on Saturday, sparking an angry backlash from fans back home...

  • Hadlee backs Black Caps to add to England’s woes

    LONDON: New Zealand legend Richard Hadlee has warned England that the Black Caps are ready to add to the hosts’ woes in the forthcoming Test series...

    Although New Zealand have won just eight of 99 Tests against England, Hadlee expects Brendon McCullum’s team to put up a strong showing in the first Test at Lord’s this week...

  • Black Caps sceptical about day-night Tests

    WELLINGTON: New Zealand's top players are overwhelmingly against plans to play “day-night” Test cricket when they tour Australia this year, fearing it will “devalue” the game, the New Zealand Cricket Players Association said Thursday...

    The concept of day-night cricket played under lights using a pink ball has been enthusiastically promoted by Cricket Australia (CA), which is keen to bring the five-day game to prime-time television...

  • Ton-up Munro fires up Black Caps in second T20

    Munro, who hit an unbeaten 58-ball 109, put on 105 runs for the opening wicket with Martin Guptill (45), to lay a solid foundation after the Kiwis elected to bat first...

    Guptill hit Yuzvendra Chahal for two sixes and a four in the leg-spinner’s first over to make his intent clear at the batting-friendly Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium...

  • Proteas, Black Caps shootout for Test honours

    CENTURION: South Africa and New Zealand go into a one-match shootout for series honours when they meet in the second and final Test starting at SuperSport Park in Centurion Saturday...

    The Proteas can nudge up one place to sixth in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings if they win, while the Black Caps will remain fifth irrespective of the result...

  • Bringing our children home in shrouds instead of graduation caps

    The phone snaps to life, the ring tone strident, the caller’s name lighting up the screen: Ammi Jaan...

    The phone keeps ringing; who has the courage to take the call? This mother’s child has been silenced forever, a victim of the bomb not in a war zone but on a carousel in Lahore where there had been shouts of glee and broad smiles...

  • Toe-catch gives Black Caps ODI series over Australia

    HAMILTON: A sensational off-the-toe catch by Matt Henry brought a fairytale end to Brendon McCullum’s ODI career when New Zealand beat Australia by 55 runs in Hamilton on Monday...

    The victory in a game that was in Australia’s favour until Henry’s dismissal of Mitchell Marsh saw McCullum end his limited overs career with a 2-1 series win over the world champions to retain the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, which is played between the two...

  • Black Caps plan day-night Test against England

    WELLINGTON: New Zealand on Friday unveiled plans to host a day/night Test against England as part of a packed home international schedule for the next two seasons...

    New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said the fixture, to be played under lights with a pink ball, would take place at Auckland's Eden Park in 2018 'pending agreement and approval...

  • South Africa name new caps in one-day squads

    JOHANNESBURG: Three new caps were named by Cricket South Africa on Tuesday in squads to play One-Day Internationals (ODI) against Ireland and Australia...

    Test batsman Temba Bavuma is set to earn his first one-day cap in the one-off international against Ireland in Benoni on September 25, together with all-rounders Dwaine Pretorius and Andile Phehlukwayo, who are both newcomers to international cricket...

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