Hawk-Eye has apologised to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after making an error during a review in a Pakistan Super League match (PSL) between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on Friday. The incident occured on the final delivery of the 11th over when United spinner Agha Salman's delivery hit the frond pad of Gladiators batter Rossouw in front of stumps. Ground umpire Aleem Dar raised his finger to the appeal but Rossouw sent it upstairs. The review, however, left everyone surprised as the Hawk-Eye showed that the ball would have missed the off stump. This saw the umpire's decision of out being overturned and Rossouw survived.
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Star New Zealand batter Kane Williamson and his wife have been blessed with a baby girl, announced the former Kiwi skipper on Tuesday. Williamson took to Instagram to share the news with everyone. "And then there was 3 Welcome to the world beautiful Girl. So grateful for your safe arrival and the exciting journey ahead," said the caption of Kane's post. Kane missed the recently-concluded T20I series against Australia this month as he was on a paternity leave. Australia won the series 3-0. However, he will be playing the Test series starting from February 29. The star batter last appeared in the Kiwis' two-Test series against South Africa earlier in February. Kiwis won the series 2-0 and Kane was the star, scoring 403 runs in four innings, including three centuries.
In a rather unusual sight, a fan donning the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)'s special green jersey went viral during a Pakistan Super League (PSL) match at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The fan was seen cheering for Babar Azam and Peshawar Zalmi during their game against the Lahore Qalandars on Sunday. The big screen spotted the fan after Babar hit Mohammad Imran for consecutive boundaries in the fifth over of Zalmi's innings. Taking to social media, fans shared picture of the man wearing RCB's iconic jersey, which has been synonymous with batting maestro Kohli.
Former Pakistan skipper and Peshawar Zalmi skipper Babar Azam gave credit to his mother for bringing good luck after he scored a century against Islamabad United in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL). Peshawar clinched an 8-run win over Islamabad on Monday to clinch their third consecutive win of the ongoing season. Babar opened alongside Saim Ayub and played a blistering knock of 111* in 63 deliveries, which was laced with 11 fours and two maximums.
Lalchand Rajput might have been forgiven for seeing the fixture list for his first assignment as UAE coach and thinking he was set for an easy introduction.
England captain Ben Stokes on Monday dismissed suggestions that his team lacked ruthlessness in their approach against India as they suffered their first Test series defeat in 'Bazball' era on Monday. India beat England by five wickets in the fourth and penultimate Test to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series. The home team's victory marked a stunning downfall for England's ultra-aggressive 'Bazball' approach, which has been their much-hyped winning mantra since 2022 and is now facing all-round criticism for being too rigid and lacking in depth. Asked if England lacked ruthlessness against India, Stokes replied: "Ruthlessness? What is it? How does it show itself?
England’s fourth-Test defeat to India condemned them to a first series loss under the leadership of coach Brendon McCullum and captain Ben Stokes.
After four series wins and three draws, England's 'Bazball' approach hit a roadblock on Monday, February 26 after defeat to India in the fourth Test of a five-match rubber in Ranchi. The narrow defeat means England are no longer invincibles under the leadership of Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum joined hands nearly two years ago. India's win on Monday saw them turn the tide on the visitors, who had won the series opener in Hyderabad. The Rohit Sharma-led side, however, had to overcome injuries and absence of several key players to hand England a first series loss under Stokes and McCullum.
England off-spinner Shoaib Bashir became the second youngest bowler to grab a five-for in Tests for the Three Lions after a fantastic performance on the third day of the fourth Test against India at JSCA International Stadium Complex on Sunday. Aged just 20 years and 135 days, Bashir picked up five wickets in his spell, dismissing the likes of Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Ravindra Jadeja, apart from tail-ender Akash Deep. The youngster bowled a total of 44 overs in his spell, conceding 119 runs while sending down eight maiden overs.