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Sri Lanka overpower Pakistan to win ODI series DAMBULLA: Seamer Thisara Perera claimed 4-34 and Tillakartane Dilshan hit an unbeaten 50 as Sri Lanka trounced Pakistan by seven wickets in the final one-dayer on Saturday to clinch the series 2-1.Dhammika Prasad chipped in with two wickets as the hosts bowled Pakistan out for 102 and then surpassed the Duckworth-Lewis target of 101 in the 19th over of a one-sided game in Dambulla.An hour-long rain interruption after Pakistan had slumped to 81-8 in the 26th over of the first session forced the umpires to reduce the game to 48-overs-a-side.Sri Lanka galloped home in style to build on the 2-0 sweep in the preceding Test series and left Pakistan searching for answers ahead of the World Cup less than six months away.Opener Upul Tharanga and Kumar Sangakkara fell cheaply before Mahela Jayawardene (26) and Dilshan put on a 41-run stand for the third wicket.Dilshan cut Shahid Afridi to the fence ...

Pakistan volleyball team can be reached to victory stand in Asian Games: President PVF %9 PESHAWAR: Pakistan volleyball team can be reached to the victory stand in the Men volleyball event part of the forthcoming 17th Asian Games to be commencing at Incheon, South Korea, from September 19 to October 4, 2014. This was stated by President Pakistan Volleyball Federation Ch. Muhammad Yaqoob while talking to media men during his visit to inspect the ongoing team camp here at PSB Coaching Center on Saturday.The volleyball event, he said, will start ...

India field against England NOTTINGHAM: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to field against England in the third one-day international at Trent Bridge on Saturday.Both sides made one change each from the teams that played in India's 133-run win in the second ODI in Cardiff on Wednesday that gave the world champions a 1-0 lead in the five-match series following Monday's total washout in Bristol.England dropped pace bowling all-rounder Chris Jordan, whose expensive return of ...

Sri Lanka skittle Pakistan for 102 in ODI decider DAMBULLA: Seamer Thisara Perera claimed four for 34 as Sri Lanka bowled Pakistan out for 102 in the third and decisive one-day international in Dambulla on Saturday.Fawad Alam top-scored with an unbeaten 38, but eight batsmen failed to reach double figures as Pakistan crumbled in 32.1 overs in a match that will decide the 1-1 series deadlock.It was Pakistan's lowest one-day total on Sri Lankan soil, falling below the 116 they made against New Zealand ...

Clarke set to return as skipper for Australia HARARE: Michael Clarke is hoping to recover from a hamstring injury in time to lead Australia against Zimbabwe in Sunday's triangular series clash in Harare.Clarke missed Australia's first two games of the competition, in which they have beaten Zimbabwe by 198 runs and then lost to South Africa by seven wickets, after picking up the injury during a training session.However, having spent a significant part of the past week in the team room receiving treatment, ...

Blind set to join Man Utd LONDON: Manchester United are set to sign Dutch international Daley Blind after agreeing a fee with his current side Ajax, the Press Association reported on Saturday.The 24-year-old Blind was in Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal's World Cup squad in Brazil and can play at left-back and as a defensive midfielder.Personal terms are still to be agreed with him and he needs to pass a medical, but if the deal is sealed before the transfer ...

Wanderers head to Dubai to prepare for ACL semi SYDNEY: Western Sydney Wanderers leave for Dubai Sunday for a 10-day training camp ahead of their AFC Champions League semi-final with FC Seoul.Following their ACL quarter-finals win over Chinese defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande this week, the Wanderers have planned an intensive schedule at the NAD Al Sheba Sports Complex in Dubai.The private facility of Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai, has been used by Manchester United and is booked for use by a number of ...


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