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Mickey Arthur to be appointed Sri Lanka’s head coach

Former Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur on Wednesday will be signing a two-year contract with the Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) as their new head coach, ESPNcricinfo reported. Arthur will replace Chandika Hathurusingha and will begin his stint after the Pakistan tour however, the board will be sending him off as the consultant coach during the series. The SLC have...

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Mickey Arthur to be appointed Sri Lanka’s head coach

Former Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur on Wednesday will be signing a two-year contract with the Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) as their new head coach, ESPNcricinfo reported. Arthur will replace Chandika Hathurusingha and will begin his stint after the Pakistan tour however, the board will be sending him off as the consultant coach during the series. The SLC have...

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Powerful Australia wreaked helpless Pakistan in second test

ADELAIDE: Spin king Nathan Lyon snared five wickets, including dangerous half-century makers Shan Masood and Asad Shafiq, as dominant Australia inflicted a humiliating defeat on toothless Pakistan in the day-night second Test on Monday. Pakistan lost by an innings and 48 runs. At the dinner break in Adelaide, Pakistan were 229 for eight -- still needing to score another 58...

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Spin master Lyon brings Australia closer to victory against Pakistan

Spin king Nathan Lyon removed dangerous half-century makers Shan Masood and Asad Shafiq Monday as Australia edged closer to victory inside four days at the second Test in Adelaide despite stubborn Pakistan resistance. The visitors resumed the day-night match under clear skies on a precarious 39 for three with Masood not out 14 and Shafiq on eight after being bowled...

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Yasir Shah’s maiden century couldn’t save Pakistan from a forced follow on

Yasir Shah smacked a maiden Test century on Sunday and Babar Azam made 97 as a stubborn Pakistan kept their slim hopes alive in the second Test against Australia despite six wickets to Mitchell Starc. The visitors resumed on an overcast day teetering at 96 for six in reply to Australia's first innings 589 for three declared, built on the...

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David Warner hits 335, Smith shatters record as Pakistan suffer in 2nd Test

An irrepressible David Warner smashed an unbeaten 335 on Saturday while Steve Smith became the fastest man to 7,000 Test runs as Australia put Pakistan to the sword before declaring on day two of the second Test in Adelaide. Skipper Tim Paine waved his players back into the pavilion when they reached 589 for three ahead of the dinner break...

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Shaheen Afridi gets early break through but Australia still strong in second test

David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne were patient as they settled on the crease after an early wicket on the first day of the second Test against Pakistan at Adelaide Oval on Friday. Shaheen Shah Afridi gave Pakistan a breakthrough when Joe Burns (4) was caught behind in the fourth over. Afridi also remained the least expensive bowler, giving away just...

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Fawad Alam touches milestone by becoming second fastest Pakistani to score 12,000 first-class runs

Test cricketer Fawad Alam added another feather to his cap on Wednesday when he became the second-fastest Pakistani to complete 12,000 runs in first-class cricket. 34-year-old Fawad played a brilliant knock of 211 — his fourth career double-hundred in the format — at Karachi’s National Stadium in Quaid e Azam Trophy match against Southern Punjab. He reached the milestone when...

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VLOG: Veteran cricket journalists slam Pakistan coaches over dismal performance against Australia

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| Ashar Zaidi, a  veteran sports journalist has initiated his own vlog and the first topic of discussion was the loss Pakistan suffered by the hands of the Aussies in Gabba Test match. Uploading his first Vlog content in his YouTube channel by the name of "Cricket Ghotala",  Ashar invited seasoned sports reporter, Jaffar Hussain, and Amjad...

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Famous sports journalist Zainab Abbas ties knot

LAHORE: Famous Sports Journalist and Commentator, Zainab Abbas on Sunday tied the knot with Hamza Kardar in a ceremony held at her home in Lahore where people of close acquaintance attended the event. The journo had her nikkah with Hamza Kardar in Lahore in a beautiful day ceremony with close family. The year 2019 has been regarded as the year...

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Azam century in vain as Australia claim victory in first Test

BRISBANE: Australia went one up in their two-Test series against Pakistan when they won the first Test by an innings and five runs at the Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday. Australian skipper Tim Paine said he would prefer all home Test series to begin at the Gabba after his team won the opening match at the Brisbane fortress by an...

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Pakistan reeling at 64-3 against Australia in 3rd day of first test

Marnus Labuschagne posted a career-high 185 and David Warner contributed 154 as the top three batsmen scored 436 of Australia's 580 first-innings runs in the first Test against Pakistan. Pakistan's first three wickets fell within seven overs in the second innings late on Saturday to conclude a lopsided first three days in the series-opener at the Gabba, where the Australians...

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Warner scores century as Pakistani bowling line-up crumbles

Australia opener David Warner enjoyed a measure of redemption as he scored his first Test century since a year-long ban for ball-tampering on Friday. Warner, who managed just 95 runs in 10 innings during this year's Ashes series against England, reached his 22nd Test century in the first Test against Pakistan. Before the Ashes, he spent a year in the...

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Australia restricts Pakistan to 240 runs with a furious bowling attack

Mitchell Starc took four for 52 as a middle-session blitz and some late new-ball fireworks helped Australia dismiss Pakistan for 240 to bring a close to the opening day of the first test in Brisbane on Thursday. Pat Cummins took three wickets (3-60) and the third Australian quick, Josh Hazlewood, grabbed two as the hosts took the honours on a...

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Asad Shafiq provides strength to batting line-up as Pakistan collapses against Australia

BRISBANE: Pakistan are 227-8 after 81 overs in the opening day of the first Test against Australia in Brisbane on Thursday. Asad Shafiq is drawing in on a century having put 76 runs on the scoreboard. Earlier, Australia's pacemen found their length after lunch to take four wickets at the cost of three runs in one spell and left Pakistan...

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Sana Mir is taking a break from international cricket

Fast bowler Sana Mir has announced she is taking a break from international cricket to "reset her future objections". Despite unclear reasons, Mir has extended her support and well wishes to her fraternity and shared that she wants to "reset my future objections". Mir said in a statement, "I have decided to take a break from international cricket and, as...

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Pakistan has potential to defeat Australia: Azhar Ali

Test captain Azhar Ali says Pakistan has the ability to win and perform well in Australia during their upcoming two-match Test series. Addressing a press conference in Brisbane ahead of the first Test, Ali said the team has the potential to perform well and in fact even win against the kangaroos. “The playing XI will be announced tomorrow,” Ali said....

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