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Second ODI: South Africa beat Pakistan by five wickets

DURBAN: A brilliant all-round display from Andile Phehlukwayo and an assured batting effort from Rassie van der Dussen has taken the Proteas to a five wicket victory over Pakistan in the second ODI at Kingsmead in Durban. Pakistan were bowled out for 203, a total which seemed unlikely when Hasan, batting at number ten, came in with his side in desperate trouble at 112 for eight. Hasan hit...

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Sarfraz Ahmed faces tough questions over second test tactics, about team composition

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed faces some searching questions to answer for the second test against Australia over his bowling attack and batting lineup after Tim Paine’s side produced a battling draw in the first Test in Dubai. Usman Khawaja defied pre-match predictions and a poor return on turning pitches in Asia to score a battling 141 and anchor his side’s...

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Piracy may threaten future of sports broadcasting

Piracy poses an existential problem for broadcast rights holders but there are no signs that live sport is losing its glittering allure, according to Eleven Sports chief executive Marc Watson. The company — a relative upstart in a cut-throat field — has got its hands on a number of high-profile events this year, adding the UK and Irish rights to...

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Ireland’s O’Brien retires from international cricket

DUBLIN: Ireland wicketkeeper-batsman Niall O´Brien announced on Friday that he is retiring from international and first-class cricket after a 16-year career. The 36-year-old, who made his international debut against Denmark in 2002, played 216 times for Ireland and appeared in his nation´s first-ever Test, against Pakistan, in May this year. O´Brien opted for the number 72 shirt to mark his...

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PSL 4 player draft to take place on November 20

LAHORE: The player draft for the fourth edition of the highly sought after domestic cricketing event, Pakistan Super League (PSL) will take place on November 20 in Islamabad. According to a statement, the player draft has been moved out of Lahore in a bid to make more cities part of PSL activities. Islamabad will become the second city after Lahore...

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Imam-ul-Haq to undergo surgery in Dubai tomorrow

DUBAI: Opener Imam-ul-Haq will undergo surgery on his finger in Dubai tomorrow (Saturday). The 22-year-old left-hander injured his finger while fielding in Australia’s second innings on Thursday which was later found to be fractured. "Imam has fractured the fifth finger of his left hand while fielding and has been ruled out of the second Test starting in Abu Dhabi from...

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Cheeky fan rushes Virat Kohli to get Test embrace

HYDERABAD: An overenthusiastic fan breached security at Hyderabad cricket ground on Friday to take a selfie with Virat Kohli, but was stopped before he was able to plant a kiss on the Indian captain's cheek. Kohli was at mid-wicket in the opening session of the first day of India's second Test against the West Indies when the young fan ran...

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Pakistan-Australia Test match ends in a thrilling Draw

DUBAI: First Test match between Pakistan and Australia ends in a thrilling draw as Usman Khuwaja and skipper Tim Paine saved Australia from defeat. Yasir Shah cast his spin magic in the closing hour of the final day of the first Test in Dubai to take Pakistan to the brink of victory on Thursday. Shah ended opener Usman Khawaja's fighting...

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International golf returns to Pakistan after 11-years

KARACHI: Birds were released over fairways and ceremonial drives were struck as international golf returned to Pakistan Thursday after an 11-year absence. A full field of 132 players from around the globe were teeing up in the Asian Tour's UMA CNS Open Championship at Karachi Golf Club, the latest thawing of relations with the militancy-hit country that has spent years...

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No one interested to watch Test cricket except 22 players and coaching staff: Aqib Javed

Web Desk: Former Pakistan fast bowler and Lahore Qalandars coach Aqib Javed on Wednesday proposed to slash Test format from the cricket. Talking to media in Lahore former Test cricketer said that no one wants to see the Test cricket except the 22 players in the ground and coaching staff. “Neither anyone wants to watch a Test match nor does...

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Dubai Test: Australia to chase 462 runs as Pakistan declare innings

DUBAI: Pakistan declared their second innings for 181 for six and set a target of 462 for Australia to win on day four of the first Test in Dubai on Wednesday. Pakistan lost two wickets but still built a formidable 435-run lead over Australia. They went to the interval at 155 for five in their second innings, with Asad Shafiq on...

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Star Russian footballers face jail after ‘racist’ assault

Disgraced Russian football players Pavel Mamaev and Alexander Kokorin could face up to five years in prison for assaulting a government official at a Moscow cafe, in a case that sparked outrage in Russia on Tuesday. The assault by the players -- both former Russian internationals who have courted controversy in the past -- has prompted the interior ministry to...

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Bilal Asif leads Australian collapse as Pakistan bat again

DUBAI: Debutant Pakistan off-spinner Bilal Asif led an Australian collapse with six wickets on the third day of the first Test in Dubai on Tuesday. Australia were all out for 202 after a solid opening stand of 142-0 on a Dubai stadium pitch which started to take a sharp turn. Pakistan decided not to enforce follow-on and are batting again...

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Australia face challenge after Haris Sohail smacks maiden Test century

Australia's openers survived a torrid 13 over spell to finish on 30 without loss after Haris Sohail's maiden century guided Pakistan to 482 on the second day of the first Test in Dubai on Monday. Usman Khawaja was unbeaten on 17 and debutant Aaron Finch was 13 not out as Australia negotiated some tight spin bowling from Pakistan on a...

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Bale, De Bruyne in first Ballon d’Or nominees

Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale and Manchester City's Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne were among the first 10 nominees for the Ballon d'Or award announced on Monday. Bale, who scored two goals in Real's triumph in the final of the Champions League against Liverpool, joins his club teammate Karim Benzema among the first wave of 30 nominees for...

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First Test: Ton-up Hafeez puts Pakistan in dominate position against Australia

Opener Mohammad Hafeez celebrated his recall with an impressive century as Pakistan dominated the opening day of the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Sunday. Pakistan were 255-3 at the close of play, with Haris Sohail unbeaten on 15 and nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas one not out as Australian bowlers toiled away with little success on a flat Dubai Stadium...

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ICC Cricket World Cup trophy reaches Karachi

KARACHI: ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy has reached its last destination Karachi today (Sunday) after showing up at Lahore and Islamabad. Former captain and Wicket-keeper batsman Moin Khan lifted the trophy in National Cricket Stadium Karachi. The trophy had arrived in the metropolis on late Saturday. Talking to media former Wicket-keeper Batsman Moin Khan was optimistic that Pakistan will win...

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