Cricket

Windies staring defeat

Misbah (right) being consoled by Windies batsman Shimron Hetmeyer after he was left on 99 n.o. yesterday at Sabina Park in the First Test between the two sides. (Photos: Bryan Cummings)

Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah made the most of a deteriorating fourth-day pitch to leave West Indies desperately staring at defeat in the first Test at Sabina Park in Kingston. The 30-year-old Shah has accounted for all wickets to fall so far as the regional side teetered on 93-4 in their second ... Read More

Pakistan captain Misbah hits a mighty six during his innings of 99 not out at Sabina Park yesterday in the First Test against the West Indies.Photo: Bryan Cummings Photo: Staring defeat
Pakistan Captain Misbah hits a mighty six during his innings of 99 not out at Sabina Park yesterday ... Read More

STETHS captain Michael Frew. (Observer file photo) STETHS, Papine meet in Spalding Cup final
DEFENDING champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) take on Papine High in the Inter-Sec ... Read More

Younis Khan kisses his team helmet as he celebrates becoming the first Pakistani batsman to reach 10,000 runs in Tests. Battle of attrition
Action on Saturday was virtually obliterated by rain, but yesterday was a battle of attrition at Sab ... Read More

Rain has the final say

Sunday, April 23, 2017    

Workmen at Sabina Park yesterday trying their best to keep the ground and pitch dry.

Heavy rainfall ruined almost the entire second day of the first Test between Pakistan and hosts West Indies at Sabina Park. However, in the little time allowing, Pakistan left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir was as irrepressible as he was on Friday to emerge the biggest winner yesterday. West Indies, resuming on 244-7, inched to 278-9 from the 11 overs and three balls that were possible in the face of torrential showers and soggy patches in the outfield. Score: West Indies 278-9 (92.3 overs) In all t ... Read More

Marlon Samuels still on Test break

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April 23, 2017    

SAMUELS...I’ll just continue to play some cricket. I have played a lot of cricket throughout my life, but right now I am more focusing on what I can do for the less fortunate (Observer file photo)

Jamaica and West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels defended his omission from the current regional squad for the ongoing Brighto Paints presents Q Mobile Cup Test Series against Pakistan as a result of his taking a break from Test cricket. samuels and batsman Darren Bravo are both absent from the West Indies squad now contesting a historic 50th Test against the Pakistanis at Sabina Park. Bravo’s absence is due to his continuing impasse with the West Indies Crciket Board (WICB). However, Samue ... Read More

Photo: A lonely man in the stand

Sunday, April 23, 2017    

Cricket fan Kenneth Wilson, aged 75, is a lonely figure in the George Headley Stand at Sabina Park yesterday as rain severely limited play on the second day of the 50th cricket Test match between the West Indies and Pakistan. The match is also the 50th Test being played at Sabina Park. (Garfield Robinson)

Cricket fan Kenneth Wilson, aged 75, is a lonely figure in the George Headley Stand at Sabina Park yesterday as rain severely limited play on the second day of the 50th cricket Test match between the West Indies and Pakistan. The match is also the 50th Test being played at Sabina Park. (Photo: Garfield Robinson) Read More

Chase, Dowrich keep WI afloat

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, April 22, 2017    

West Indies batsman Roston Chase (right) is congratulated by his teammate Shane Dowrich after scoring his half-century on day one of the first Test between West Indies and Pakistan at Sabina Park yesterday. Dowrich also made a half-century. (Photo AFP)

Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir threatened to wreck the West Indies with an early burst of fantastic swing bowling in heavily overcast conditions as Sabina Park’s 50th Test match got underway yesterday. However, stubborn resistance from Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich gave the few hundred home fans at the iconic venue something to cheer about as the regional side recovered from 71-5 to close on 244-7.Score: West Indies 244-7 (81 overs)Middle-order batsman Chase, who made an unbeaten century ... Read More

Chase hails ‘Bina’

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, April 22, 2017    

Roston Chase celebrates his half -century. (Photos: Garfield Robinson)

Batsman Roston Chase, who played a crucial hand in West Indies’ revival against Pakistan on yesterday’s opening day of the first Test match, says the storied Sabina Park venue is one of his favourites because of the atmosphere. Chase’s maiden Test hundred was a polished, unbeaten effort at Sabina last year. Yesterday, he stroked an elegant 63 and shared in a sixth-wicket stand of 118 with Shane Dowrich (56) to lift the hosts from the depths of despair at 71-5, after they lost ... Read More

Amla’s maiden T20 century in vain

Saturday, April 22, 2017    

Hashim Amla scored 104 n.o. from 60 balls for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. (Photo: AFP)

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — South African batsman Hashim Amla cracked his maiden Twenty20 century, but his sublime knock for his Indian Premier League side, Kings XI Punjab, went in vain. Amla hit a 60-ball 104 not out to help Punjab post 198-4, but Mumbai Indians achieved the target with 27 balls to spare during their eight-wicket win in Indore on Thursday. England’s Jos Buttler top-scored for Mumbai with a 37-ball 77 as he put together an 85-run second-wicket stand with left-handed ... Read More

PHOTO: AFLOAT!

Saturday, April 22, 2017    

West Indies batsman Roston Chase (right) is congratulated by his teammate Shane Dowrich after scoring his half-century on day one of the first Test between West Indies and Pakistan at Sabina Park yesterday. Dowrich also made a half-century. (Photo AFP)

Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich keep WI afloat with 118 runs partnership; WI reach 244-7 at close vs Pakistan Read More

Narine’s cameo in vain as KKR lose

Saturday, April 22, 2017    

Sunil Narine starred with the bat and not the ball.

KOLKATA, India, Apr 21, CMC — Sunil Narine produced a cameo with the bat in the opening role but proved ineffective with the ball, as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) went down by four wickets to Dwayne Smith’s Gujarat Lions at Eden Gardens here yesterday. Sent in, KKR piled up a respectable 187 for five off their 20 overs, with Robin Uthappa top-scoring with 72 and West Indies player Narine chiming in with a positive 42 off a mere 17 deliveries. In reply, Lions were propelled by capta ... Read More

‘Passion, purpose, desire!’

BY SEAN A WILLIAMS Deputy Sport Editor | Friday, April 21, 2017    

National Under-17 Head Coach Andrew Edwards (fourth right) and Assistant Coach Davion Ferguson (third left) address members of the team during a recent training session at the Jamaica Football Federation Technical Centre. (Naphtali Junior)

It may be very easy for these three beautiful words — passion, purpose and desire — to flow from one’s lips. But bet your bottom dollar that they will be harder to live up to in real-life scenarios. Notwithstanding, these are the gems that will represent a call to arms and the source of fuel in Jamaica’s Under-17 Reggae Boyz’s campaign as they pursue the elusive World Cup dream. As they leave their island home behind today for Panama to compete in the World Cup-qu ... Read More

Windies, Pakistan square off in historic Test match

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April 21, 2017    

Jason Holder, the West Indies captain, speaks to reporters at Sabina Park yesterday ahead of today’s opening day of the Test match. (Bryan Cummings)

The stage has been set for a historic encounter and a performance to match the occasion will be high on the agenda of the West Indies and Pakistan teams when they square off in the opening Test match of Brighto Paints presents Q Mobile Cup Test Series at Sabina Park today. First ball of the monumental game, which is the 50th Test to be contested at the venue, as well as the 50th Test between the two teams, is scheduled for 10:00 am daily (11:00 am Eastern Caribbean Time). The first Test at Sab ... Read More



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