PERTH, (Reuters) – Ricky Ponting was moved to tears after his celebrated test career came to a close with a whimper rather than a bang yesterday when his beloved Australia side suffered a series defeat against South Africa.
DHAKA, (Reuters) – Bangladesh pace bowler Abul Hasan has been ruled out of the remaining three one-day internationals of a five-match series against West Indies due to a side strain, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said yesterday.
By Iva Wharton
The 2012 Diamond Mineral Water Indoor Hockey Tournament concluded last night with first-time participants Toronto Academy walking away with the ladies title, while Hikers won the Veterans and Men’s categories.
By Emmerson Campbell
Seventy-four kilogramme, Masters Two World dead lift record holder Winston ‘Little Master ‘Stoby was predicted to break his own record but it was Vijai Rahim, Anis Ade Thomas and Karel Mars who broke theirs.
PERTH, (Reuters) – South Africa’s AB de Villiers removed the question mark over whether he could bat while also keeping wicket with a storming 169 yesterday to help his country to the brink of a series triumph over Australia.
KHULNA, Bangladesh, CMC – Erratic West Indies were left tottering on the brink of an embarrassing series loss after another abysmal performance saw them slump to a belittling 160-run defeat to Bangladesh in the second One-Day International.
PERTH, (Reuters) – Hashim Amla scored 196 and AB de Villiers 169 in a batting exhibition that drove South Africa to a commanding lead of 631 runs before they were dismissed for 569 on the third day of the third test against Australia yesterday.
ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – West Indies off spinner Shane Shillingford grabbed 10 wickets and opening batsman Tyron Theophille slammed a century as hosts Dominica defeated Grenada by an innings and 10 runs in the opening round of the Windward Islands Championship here Saturday.
THOUSAND OAKS, California, (Reuters) – Graeme McDowell continued his love affair with California by winning for the first time in two years when he held off playing partner Keegan Bradley to clinch the World Challenge by three shots yesterday.
By Tony Cozier
One by one, the batting legends of a generation are yielding to the inevitability of fading reflexes, tired muscles and, above all, misgivings over the rare talents that placed them on a plane above their contemporaries.