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.
"I've been thinking about it for several months and I decided it was the right time for me to retire from international football," Varane wrote on Instagram.
The heavy downpour that lashed the UAE for three consecutive days left the track flooded, leaving no room for the race.
“The announcement reflects the UAE leadership’s commitment to implementing sustainability-focused initiatives that seek to ensure a better tomorrow for future generations, Sheikh Mansoor said.