Cameron Bancroft gives Australia’s selectors something to think about with a last-gasp bid for Ashes squad selection by making an unbeaten 93 in the tourists’ intra-squad match at Southampton on Thursday. Agence France-Presse
England are still basking in the glow of an epic World Cup triumph but if anything can throw cold water over their memorable summer it would be a first home Ashes series loss to Australia for 18 years. Battle commences at Edgbaston on Thursday and the last time Australia won there was the opening match
Pat Cummins took two wickets in two balls, including England captain Joe Root for a golden duck, to leave Australia on the brink of retaining the Ashes at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The star batsman fell face forward onto the ground and received several minutes of on-field treatment involving both Australian and England medical staffs amid concerns he could be concussed. He eventually got to his feet and then, after a prolonged conversation with Australia team doctor Richard Saw, decided to retire hurt with Smith receiving a generous round of applause as he walked back into the pavilion.
Steve Smith (144) smashed a gritty century to lead Australia’s fightback after Stuart Broad took a five-wicket haul to restrict tourist to 284 on first day of the first Ashes Test on Thursday. England were 10 for no loss in reply at stumps as Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes shared nine wickets between them to rattle
The Chinese football players and fans thanked Sharjah for hosting the Group A matches of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts scored as Wales took a huge step towards reaching the last 16 at Euro 2020 with a 2-0 win over Turkey in Baku on Wednesday. Turkey are facing an uphill challenge to reach the knockout stages after
Real World turned one of the most competitive heritage handicaps at Royal Ascot into a procession with an exhilarating performance in the Royal Hunt Cup on Wednesday. The Saeed Bin Suroor-trained four-year-old, encountering turf
Three-fers from Abrar Ahmed and Wahab Riaz and belligerent batting from Hazratullah Zazai guided Peshawar Zalmi to a comfortable six-wicket win over Karachi Kings in the 24th match of the HBL Pakistan Super League 6 at the Sheikh Zayed