Australia’s David Warner reacts after completing his triple century against Pakistan during day two of the second Test in Adelaide on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
The series held major significance for a host nation deprived of all forms of international cricket for almost a decade. Pakistan had been forced to play its home series outside the country, mostly in the United Arab Emirates, since 2009.
A sparkling century by Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharma’s four wickets put India on the cusp of a big win over Bangladesh on just the second day of their maiden day-night Test on Saturday.
Pakistan recalled forgotten batsman Fawad Alam on Saturday for the upcoming two-match Test series against Sri Lanka, after a gap of ten years following the left-hander’s prolific form in domestic matches.
Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) in association with the Dubai Sports Council, mark the official opening of the 10th edition of Dubai Sports World (DSW). The UAE’s most anticipated sporting event will run until Oct.3, 2020.
The UAE football clubs are busy bolstering their squads ahead of the new season, which gets under way on Sept.3. Both Al Ain and Al Jazira have further strengthened their squads with one foreign signing each.
All eyes will be on all-rounders Ben Stokes and Jason Holder in Southampton as they will lead their respective teams on the pitch at Ageas Bowl to mark the beginning of this historic series.
International cricket returns on Wednesday following the coronavirus lockdown when England play the first match of their three-Test series against the West Indies at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, followed by two matches at Old Trafford, in Manchester.