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Cricket world praise Pakistan´s ten-wicket Mohammad Abbas

ABU DHABI: Pakistan´s newest wicket hunter Mohammad Abbas was showered with praise on Saturday after rocking Australia with 17 wickets in the two Tests in Abu Dhabi. The 28-year-old right arm pacer took his maiden ten-wicket haul, with 10-95 (5-33 and 5-62) in the second match for Pakistan´s biggest win of 373 runs in all Test cricket on Friday. The...

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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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Nurmagomedov beats McGregor as brawl mars UFC bout

Khabib Nurmagomedov thwarted Conor McGregor's bid to regain the UFC lightweight crown Saturday with a dominant submission victory in a grudge match marred by a post-fight brawl. Nurmagomedov improved to 27-0 in his professional career -- 11-0 in UFC bouts -- with the win at a sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The UFC lightweight champion had McGregor on the...

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Kuldeep Yadav five-for gives India record Test win against West Indies

RAJKOT, India: Spinner Kuldeep Yadav starred in India´s biggest-ever Test triumph as they thrashed the West Indies by an innings and 272 runs inside three days in the opening match on Saturday. The tourists were dismissed for 196 early in the final session while following on, to trail the two-match series 1-0. They were bowled out for 181 in their...

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Doping code breach: PCB suspends opening batsman Ahmad Shahzad

LAHORE: PCB has suspended opening batsman Ahmad Shahzad for violating the Pakistan Cricket Board’s anti-doping rules, a press release said on Friday. According to a press release Shehzad has banned for four months. The ban will be effective from July 10, 2018. The PCB states that Shahzad was charged with two anti-doping violations for the presence of a prohibited substance...

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