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Junaid goes for scan after being hit by Prasad bouncer COLOMBO: Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan went for a precautionary checkup after being hit on the head while batting by a delivery from Sri Lanka paceman Dhammika Prasad during the third day of the second test on Saturday."Junaid was feeling dizzy after he came to the dressing room and we have taken him to hospital for precautionary check-up," Pakistan team manager Moin Khan told reporters."He is under observation and a head scan has been taken."The left-arm paceman, who took five wickets in Sri Lanka's first innings, did not take the field during Sri Lanka's second innings as Pakistan were reduced to three frontline bowlers.Junaid was hit on the left side of his helmet and continued to bat after receiving treatment on the field to remain unbeaten on 13.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Sri Lanka build 165-run lead over Pakistan COLOMBO: Sri Lanka, trailing by 12 runs on the first innings, were 177-2 in their second knock at stumps on the third day of the second Test against Pakistan in Colombo on Saturday.Kumar Sangakkara was unbeaten on 54 and the retiring Mahela Jayawardene was on 49 in his final Test innings, with the pair having put on 98 for the unbroken third wicket.Sri Lanka lead by 165 runs with eight wickets in hand.Earlier, Pakistan wicket-keeper ...
Cook and Ballance turn screw on India LONDON: Captain Alastair Cook passed fifty for the third time in four innings to lift England to 148 for one at lunch on the second day of the fifth test against India at The Oval on Saturday.The hosts, 2-1 up in the series, lost young opener Sam Robson for 37 in the second over before Cook and Gary Ballance shared an unbroken second-wicket partnership of 82 to turn the screw on India who were skittled ...
Sri Lanka edge ahead in Pakistan Test COLOMBO: Opener Upul Tharanga scored 45 as Sri Lanka went ahead by 74 runs with eight wickets in hand in the second and final Test against Pakistan in Colombo on Saturday.The hosts, trailing by 12 runs on the first innings, were 86-2 in their second knock at tea on the third day at the Sinhalese Sports Club.Kumar Sangakkara was unbeaten on 17 and the retiring Mahela Jayawardene, who was warmly applauded to the crease by ...
Pakistan take 12-run lead in Sri Lanka Test COLOMBO: Wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed scored 103 and left-arm spinner Rangana Herath claimed nine wickets as Pakistan took a 12-run lead against Sri Lanka in the second Test in Colombo on Saturday.Sarfraz's maiden Test century enabled Pakistan take their overnight score of 244-6 to 332 before they were all out at the stroke of lunch on the third day.Sri Lanka, who won the first Test in Galle, had scored 320 in their first innings.Herath finished with ...
Injured Watson out of Zimbabwe ODI series BRISBANE: Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has pulled out of the tour of Zimbabwe with an ankle injury and has been replaced by Phil Hughes, Cricket Australia said on Saturday.The injury-prone Watson sprained an ankle after stepping on a ball during training in Brisbane on Saturday, CA said."Shane today sprained his right ankle at training, damaging an ankle ligament," team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said in a statement."His ankle is swollen and sore, but expected to recover ...
Dhoni defiant as India collapse LONDON: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's defiant unbeaten fifty prevented total embarrassment against England as wickets tumbled around him on the first day of the fifth Test at The Oval on Friday.At tea, India were 125 for nine with Dhoni 65 not out -- 52 percent of his side's runs -- and last man Ishant Sharma unbeaten on two.As in their innings and 54-run defeat in the fourth Test at Old Trafford that left then ...


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