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Pakistan wins historic Test Match at Lords, defeat England by 9 wickets

Web Desk: Pakistan has successful defeated England in the home of cricket, Lords in a historic effort, following are the previous coveted victories including the first ever match played between the rivals in 1954 which ended in a draw.   England Pakistan Pakistan 10 wickets Lord's Aug 12-16, 1982 England Pakistan Pakistan 75 runs Lord's Jul 14-17, 2016 England Pakistan...

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South African Ab de Villiers bids farewell to international cricket

South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has retired from international cricket, via a sudden announcement four days after completing another IPL season with Royal Challengers Bangalore. De Villiers, 34, made his announced public via a video, in which he said "I am tired". "I have decided to retire from all international cricket with immediate effect," he said on Wednesday. "After...

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England chief Andrew Strauss to step down for summer

LONDON: England cricket director Andrew Strauss is to stand down temporarily for the season while his wife Ruth continues her treatment for cancer, with Andy Flower filling in while the former Test captain is on leave. "My wife was diagnosed with cancer in December," Strauss told reporters at Lord´s on Tuesday. "We are very lucky she has been very well...

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Watch: ICC declares this Pakistani tennis-ball batsman out under law 32.1

Web Desk: A video making rounds of social media showing Pakistani-tennis ball batsmen was declared out as he hit the ball powerfully but poignantly, the ball returned and hit the stumps. A fan named Hamza, sent this video to ICC asking for a ruling either there is any law for it under which a batsman can be declared out. On...

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Football superstar Paul Pogba performs Umrah

Web Desk: Manchester United football player Paul Pogba posted a video to his 22.5 million Instagram followers after he performed Umrah. In the video shared by superstar which received over 3.3 million views in the last 12 hours, Pogba explained how delighted he was to visit the holy site in Saudi Arabia.' Allah u akbar .God is the greatest 🙏🏾🕋...

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Kane named England’s World Cup captain

Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be England's captain at the World Cup in Russia, the Football Association announced on Tuesday. Manager Gareth Southgate has shared the leadership role around since taking over as manager in 2016 but has now settled on Kane for the tournament, which begins next month. The 24-year-old, who has scored 12 goals in 23 international appearances,...

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LeBron scores 44 to lead Cavs over Boston, level series

LeBron James scored 44 points, adding more records to his amazing NBA legacy, and powered the Cleveland Cavaliers over Boston 111-102 Monday, equalizing their Eastern Conference final at two wins each. The 33-year-old superstar made 17-of-28 shots from the floor, 1-of-4 from 3-point range, and 9-of-13 free throws while contributing five rebounds, three assists and two steals to spark a...

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Possible chance for Hassan Ali to miss Lord’s test due to injury

Pakistani fast bowler Hasan Ali is facing an injury scare ahead of Lord's Test between England and Pakistan starting on May 24, Thursday. The 24-year old injured his hand during the two-day warm-up match against Leicestershire during a catching attempt, the team management informed late Monday night. According to Pakistan team's physiotherapist Cliffe Deacon, Hasan split the webbing between his...

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Russia prepares for World Cup drone attack

Russia will reportedly deploy jamming devices used in Syria and the war in Ukraine to defend World Cup stadiums against a drone attack. The threat of terror has been a prime concern for organisers of the June 14 to July 15 football showpiece. Russia has been hit by a string of suicide bombings since winning the right to host the...

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Mohammad Amir proves fitness as Pakistan draw warm-up match against Leicestershire

LONDON: Mohammad Amir appeared to prove his fitness as Pakistan drew their final warm-up match ahead of the start of their two-Test series against England. A two-day game against Leicestershire was always likely to end in a draw and that was the case as the Midlands county finished on 226 for six in reply to Pakistan´s first innings 321 for...

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Rafael Nadal claim stunning eighth Rome Masters title

ROME: Rafael Nadal won the Rome Masters for the eighth time on Sunday when he defeated defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 after a stunning comeback. German second seed Zverev was 3-1 up in the decider before two rain stoppages halted his momentum. Top seed Nadal raced away with the last five games to secure a 32nd Masters title...

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Svitolina thrashes Halep to win Italian Open

Elina Svitolina underlined her status as a top favourite for the French Open by sweeping Simona Halep aside 6-0, 6-4 to successfully defend her Italian Open crown on Sunday. In a repeat of last year's final at the Foro Italico, Ukrainian Svitolina, seeded fourth, was up against Halep a day after the Romanian top seed had ousted Russian Maria Sharapova....

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Nadal beats Djokovic, sets up Zverev clash in Rome final

ROME: Rafael Nadal closed in on an eighth Rome Masters title as he dismissed old rival Novak Djokovic 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 on Saturday to reach the final for a record-extending 10th time. The Spanish top seed will meet second-seeded holder Alexander Zverev, a 7-6 (15/13), 7-5 winner over Australian Open finalist Marin Cilic. His impressive win over Djokovic will give...

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Simona Halep beats Maria Sharapova to reach final

ROME: Simona Halep profited from a miserable day on serve for Maria Sharapova to reach the Italian Open final with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 defeat of the five-time Grand Slam winner on Saturday. The Romanian world number one will bid for the title on Sunday against Elina Svitolina in a repeat of last year´s final won by the Ukrainian. Svitolina...

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Stevenson draws with Jack to keep light-heavyweight crown

Haitian-born Canadian Adonis Stevenson retained his World Boxing Council light-heavyweight title on Saturday after fighting Sweden's Badou Jack to a majority draw in which no judge scored him a winner. Stevenson, a 40-year-old southpaw, kept the title after two judges scored the bout 114-114 and the third saw Jack as a 115-113 winner in the title bout at Toronto. In...

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Ronaldo and Bale score in Real draw as Zinedine son makes debut

Real Madrid's final Champions League rehearsal was running perfectly on Saturday until Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted and Villarreal scored twice to snatch a 2-2 draw. Gareth Bale and Ronaldo put Real in cruise control at the Estadio de la Ceramica but the Portugese, along with Luka Modric, was taken off shortly after the hour and Villarreal came surging back. It...

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Shahid Afridi confirms to play for ICC World XI’s charity match against West Indies

Web Desk:  All-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi has confirmed on Saturday to feature in ICC World XI's charity match against West Indies on My 31. Veteran cricket took to social media platform and tweeted that: "I will be playing ICC World XI vs WestIndies match as I feel strongly to support this as a cricketer & Muslim." "My Allah recommends to...

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