England’s Ben Stokes celebrates after winning the fourth ODI match against Pakistan at Trent Bridge on Friday. Associated Press
Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik on Friday confirmed his retirement from one-day cricket without making a farewell appearance in his side's victory over Bangladesh on Friday.
Powered by an unbeaten 110 by wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler and a fine unbroken stand of 162 runs with captain Eoin Morgan who scored an unconquered 71 (48), England won the second One Day International match against Pakistan by 12 runs in a high-scoring match at Southampton on Saturday.
Of the many colourful scenes on display ahead of the India-Pakistan World Cup clash on Sunday, one that caught everyone's attention was a fan riding a horse to the Old Trafford Cricket Ground here.
Pakistan are pinning their hopes for World Cup glory on a crop of youngsters who have the talent to beat anybody but could also pay for their lack of experience. The side have only won the showpiece 50-over tournament once -- under the captaincy of current Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in 1992.
Sharjah will take on Khorfakkan in a blockbuster round of 16 match of the President’s Cup at Saqr Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi Stadium in Khorfakkan at 16:35 pm on Saturday. In the other matches of the day, Al Ain will meet Ajman at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium
Racing on the Abu Dhabi turf on Friday was highlighted by the most valuable race to be staged in the capital all season, the 2200m Group 1 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown and the valuable prize went to Belgium courtesy of Messi.
The decision means that Pakistan's cricketers will have only 10 days to prepare for their first tour match, a T20 in Auckland on Dec.18, and probably less when travel is factored in.