Live Cricket Blog: Eight PSL 4 matches to be held in Pakistan

Sport360 staff 23:59 15/09/2018
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11:00pm – Eight PSL 4 matches to be held in Pakistan

The fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will see a total of eight matches played in Pakistan itself with the rest of them taking place in the UAE.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the PSL governing council presided upon by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ehsan Mani at Lahore on Saturday.

Read more on this breaking story here.

Karachi will play host to the PSL final for the second time in a row.

Karachi will play host to the PSL final for the second time in a row.

10:30pm – Bangladesh thrash Sri Lanka by 137 runs in Asia Cup opener

Sri Lanka’s chase of Bangladesh’s 262 at the Dubai International Cricket stadium did not go according to plan. Following a sorry effort with the bat, the islanders wee bowled out for just 124 runs to hand Bangladesh a massive 137-run win in the tournament opener.

To read about the match and the talking points in detail, click here. You can check how the match panned out in our report here.

A sorry effort from the bat by Sri Lanka.

A sorry effort from the bat by Sri Lanka.

9:00pm – Hong Kong braced for huge Pakistan test in Asia Cup

Two-time champions Pakistan begin their quest of clinching another Asian title on Sunday when they take on minnows Hong Kong at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Our man Denzil Pinto has been previewing the Group B opener between the two sides. Read how the two teams stack up in our match preview here.

Pakistan should face no real problems against Hong Kong

Pakistan should face no real problems against Hong Kong

8:00pm – Mahela Jayawardane picks India, Pakistan as Asia Cup favourites

Former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardane believes India and Pakistan will be the favourites to lift the Asia Cup which got underway on Saturday at Dubai.

Both Pakistan and India have been placed in Group A of the six-team competition with Hong Kong being the third team. Read what the Sri Lankan batting great had to say about India and Pakistan’s chance in the tournament here.
Jayawardane has picked India and Pakistan as his favourites for the title.

Jayawardane has picked India and Pakistan as his favourites for the title.

7:30pm – Bangladesh set Sri Lanka a target of 262 runs in Asia Cup opener

Bangladesh’s innings in the Asia Cup opener at Dubai has drawn to a close with Mushfiqur Rahim sparkling with a fighting ton. After being reduced to 1-2 along with losing opener Tamim Iqbal to an injury, Bangladesh were ultimately bundled out for 261 in the 50th over with Mushfiqur top-scoring with a 144.

You can follow the live action from the Asia Cup clash here.

Mushfiqur Rahim's career-best 144 took Bangladesh to 261.

Mushfiqur Rahim’s career-best 144 took Bangladesh to 261.

6:30pm – Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal ruled out of the Asia Cup

Bangladesh’s injury woes deepened on Saturday with opener Tamim Iqbal being ruled out of the remainder of the Asia Cup after fracturing his wrist.

The left-hander had come into the tournament nursing a bruised finger and things went from bad to worse in Bangladesh’s Asia Cup opener against Sri Lanka in Dubai.

Read more on this developing story here.

Tamim Iqbal had to retire hurt in the Asia Cup opener against Sri Lanka.

Tamim Iqbal had to retire hurt in the Asia Cup opener against Sri Lanka.

6:00pm – Australia’s Steve Smith ties the knot in Sydney

Banned Australia star Steve Smith tied the knot with his long time partner Dani Willis in Sydney on Saturday.

The former Australia skipper took to Instagram to post a picture of the newly married couple.

Read more on this breaking story here.

A new chapter begins for Steve Smith.

A new chapter begins for Steve Smith.

5:00pm- Cricket Australia to investigate Moeen Ali’s claims

Cricket Australia are set to investigate claims by England’s Moeen Ali that an Australiaplayer called him ‘Osama’ during the 2015 Ashes series.

The England all-rounder made the shocking claims in his yet to released autobiography. In an extract from the book published in the Times, Moeen wrote: “An Australian player had turned to me on the field and said, ‘Take that, Osama’. I could not believe what I had heard.

Read more on Cricket Australia’s response here.

Moeen Ali claims he was called 'Osama' by an Aussie player.

Moeen Ali claims he was called ‘Osama’ by an Aussie player.

3:00pm – Bangladesh bat first in Asia Cup opener

The 14th edition of the Asia got underway in Dubai on Saturday with Bangladesh taking on Sri Lanka in the tournament opener. Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and elected to bat first.

The Tigers are in a spot of bother early into the match with the returning Lasith Malinga striking twice in his first over.

Do not miss any of the live action from this clash by following the link here.

Lasith Malinga picked up two wickets in his very first over.

Lasith Malinga picked up two wickets in his very first over.

11:30am – Cook being considered for knighthood

Reports on Friday night suggested Alastair Cook, who retired from international cricket this week with the conclusion of the Test series against India, could have knighthood bestowed upon him.

Cook finished as England’s leading run-scorer and century-maker, adding to this 100s tally in his final Test innings.

Read more here.

Alastair Cook retired as England's all-time leading run-scorer in Tests.

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