SPORT BIRTHDAYS Roger Prideaux (cricket) - former Sussex, Northamptonshire and England opener, born 1939. Heather McKay (squash) - Australian who went unbeaten between 1962-80, born 1941. Jimmy Frost (horse racing) - rode Little Polveir to victory in 1989 Grand National, born 1958. Paulo Wanchope (soccer) - former Derby, West Ham and Manchester City striker and Costa Rica international, born 1976. Victoria Azarenka (tennis) - two-time Australian Open champion, born 1989. Gary Dicker (soccer) - Kilmarnock midfielder, born 1986. ON THIS DAY 1902: Former England cricket captain Gubby Allen was born in Australia. The fast bowler was three months short of his 46th birthday when he played his 25th and last Test match in the West Indies in 1948. He died in 1989. 1956: Jim Laker took his 19th Australian wicket for 90 runs in a remarkable bowling feat at Old Trafford. He had taken nine for 37 in the first innings and all 10 for 53 in the second. England won the Test by an innings and 170 … [Read more...] about On This Day: July 31 2006
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By Khalid Rafi Published: July 26, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Under Arthur, Pakistan have experienced success in all three formats. PHOTO: AFP The sight could not have been more vivid. Pakistan were reeling at 162-7 in their do-or-die Champions Trophy clash against Sri Lanka at Cardiff. The camera panned on Pakistan Head Coach Mickey Arthur, who was sitting on the balcony. Over the course of Pakistan’s run chase, he went from having a reasonably cheery smile on his face at 74-0, to gradually seeming worried, annoyed, disgusted, at times livid, and finally, sporting an expression of pure and utter disappointment on his face. Overs later, when Pakistan had mounted an impressive comeback to win the game on the back of a match-turning partnership between Sarfraz Ahmed and Mohammad Amir, as well as some very good luck, the same Arthur was now seen beaming with joy and clenching his fists in celebration, as if he had just won the lottery. No player or … [Read more...] about What has Mickey Arthur done for Pakistan cricket?
By Abdul Basit Sayeed Published: July 13, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email The Pakistan Cricket Team poses with the trophy after winning the T20I Tri-Series final against Australia on July 8, 2018. PHOTO: PCB As far as the T20 format is concerned, Pakistan cricket has been on a roll since September 7, 2016, under Sarfraz Ahmed’s leadership. After a disastrous T20 World Cup in 2016, when Shahid Afridi and his men failed miserably and couldn’t qualify for the next round, Pakistan were under a tremendous leadership crisis. Enters Sarfraz. He was handed the captaincy and his first Test was against England, where Pakistan was coming in with a 4-1 defeat in the ODI series. However, we witnessed a complete turnaround as Pakistan comprehensively beat the pioneers of cricket with a nine-wicket triumph. Since then, records just kept coming in for the green shirts in the shortest format of the game. Retaining its number one ranking is not something expected from Pakistan … [Read more...] about If anything is coming home, it’s Pakistan with 2 trophies!
BIRTHDAYS Tony Jacklin (golf) - 1969 Open champion, born 1944. Jeremy Guscott (rugby union) - former England and Lions centre, born 1965. Tom Kristensen (motor racing) - Danish driver who holds the record for wins in the Le Mans 24 Hour race with nine, born 1967. Wayne McCullough (boxing) - former Irish bantamweight, born 1970. Min Patel (cricket) - former Kent and England spinner, born 1970. Erik Zabel (cycling) - German who won six green jerseys at the Tour de France and later admitted using a performance-enhancing substance, born 1970. Michelle Kwan (olympics) - five-time world champion and twice Olympic medallist figure skater from the United States, born 1980. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (cricket) - former India captain and wicketkeeper, born 1981. Mohammad Ashraful (cricket) - former Bangladesh captain, born 1984. Alberto Aquilani (soccer) - Las Palmas midfielder, formerly with Liverpool, born 1984. Diarmuid Connolly (Gaelic games) – five-time All-Ireland winner with Dublin, born … [Read more...] about On This Day: July 7, 2013
ON THIS DAY 1814: The MCC and Hertfordshire played the first match at the present-day Lord's, after the original ground laid by Sir Thomas Lord was moved to the St John's Wood site it still occupies. 1937: Joe Louis knocked out defending champion James J Braddock in Chicago to become world heavyweight champion. 2004: Inverness were promoted to the Scottish Premier League when top-flight clubs voted in their favour after they appealed against a decision to reject them. 2010: France captain Patrice Evra was dropped to the bench for his side's World Cup Group A match against South Africa following a row between the squad and coach Raymond Domenech. 2012: Danish Kaneria was handed a life suspension by the England and Wales Cricket Board after being found guilty of two charges of spot-fixing. His then Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield was given a five-year ban after pleading guilty to one offence. 2014: Nico Rosberg won the Austrian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton forced to settle for … [Read more...] about On This Day: June 22 2003