Cricket World Cup — live

March 24, 2011

Join us for coverage of the revamped Cricket World Cup on the subcontinent. Follow all the drama here with regular posts and some of the best photographs around. Comments welcome!

England v Australia, Twenty20 final — live

May 16, 2010

We’re blogging from the final of the World Twenty-20 cricket in the West Indies, with the clash between England and Australia building towards a climax.

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win World Twenty20 — your views

June 21, 2009

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Pakistan bowled aggressively and batted with supreme calm to seal a convincing eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the final of the World Twenty20 on Sunday.

Sri Lanka to face Pakistan in Twenty20 final

June 19, 2009

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Chris Gayle’s magnificent best was not enough to prevent Sri Lanka beating West Indies on Friday night and making it through to the World Twenty20 final, where they will face Pakistan.

Passionate crowds key to sport

March 6, 2009

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This week’s attack on the Sri Lanka cricket team means Pakistan will be a no-go area for sports teams for years to come but the country will still be able to “host” matches elsewhere, with a “home” series already lined up against Australia in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Flat pitches a further concern for cricket

March 4, 2009

To those uninitiated with cricket, to hear complaints about a playing surface being ‘flat’ would only further confuse them. As if the game, also hit by tragedy this week, wasn’t complex enough.

A long winter looms for Pakistan cricket

March 3, 2009

cricketA billion fans in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka — all test nations — have used the game of cricket as a balm for their myriad problems.

Sport on sub-continent threatened after attack on Sri Lanka cricketers

March 3, 2009


Scenes of bloodshed on the streets of Lahore after gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan team bus instantly ended any hopes Pakistan might have held of coaxing the cricketing world back to its grounds.

Where will Younis innings rank in Test history?

February 25, 2009

younisPakistan captain Younis Khan will be chasing Brian Lara’s record highest Test score of 400 when he resumes on 306 not out against Sri Lanka but no matter how many runs he racks up — 400, 450, 500 even — it is not going to be remembered as one of the great Test knocks.

Jayawardene steps down in his own understated style

February 11, 2009

Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka’s most successful test captain and one of the nicest men in cricket, is stepping down as skipper after their tour of Pakistan.