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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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Botham backs controversial 100-ball cricket format

England great Ian Botham has backed controversial plans for a new city-based 100-ball competition despite widespread criticism from within the game. The former all-rounder believes England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves is right to press ahead with the "Hundred" concept in the hope that it can match the global appeal of the Indian Premier League and Australia's Big...

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Breaking Stereotypes: First ever transgender sports festival concludes in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The first ever sports festival for the transgender community concluded here on Thursday. Breaking stereotypes, for the first time in the history of Pakistan, government organised a Festival for the Trangender Community in Peshawar, where an array of sports were played. A large number of transgenders from Quetta, Mardan, Nowshera and Peshawar district took part in different sports disciplines including cricket,...

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PCB serves show-cause notice to Mohamamd Hafeez over comments about ICC

Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) has issued a show-cause notice to all- rounder Muhammad Hafeez over his comments seeking explanation on International Cricket Council(ICC) alleged dual-procedures to asses the bowling action of a off-spinner. Hafeez, passed those remarks about the cricket governing body in an interview to a British media outlet, where he questioned the procedure. It is pertinent to mention that...

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Still in ‘shock’, Wenger is not yet to quit, seeking different roles

Arsene Wenger admits he is still in shock after the curtain finally came down on his 22-year-reign as Arsenal manager and told The Guardian he will decide by the start of the World Cup as to do next. The 68-year-old Frenchman — whose trophy-laden reign at the Gunners came to an end without any silverware in his final season and failed to...

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Root returns to number three to shoulder more responsibility

LONDON: Joe Root believes a year in the captaincy has given him the experience he needs to move up the England batting order to the pivotal number three position for the two-test series against Pakistan beginning on Thursday. Since replacing Alastair Cook as the test captain last year, Root has batted at number four and juggled the dual demands of...

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Pacquiao says Matthysse bout to be ‘basis’ for retirement call

Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao says the outcome of his July bout against Argentine Lucas Matthysse will likely determine whether he will hang up his gloves after a storied career. After a one-year hiatus from the ring, the 39-year-old has started training two weeks earlier than usual to bring himself up to peak fighting condition. "I am not saying it...

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Germany most likely to win World Cup: UBS

ZURICH: Every four years some economists turn their talent for making predictions about global finance to the topic of the World Cup. Will Iceland or Panama lift the trophy this year, or perhaps hosts Russia? Forecasters at Swiss bank UBS on Thursday came up with a more, well, predictable choice: Germany. UBS sees a 24 percent probability that Germany who...

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Mark Waugh slams ‘selfish’ India

Sydney - Retiring selector has lashed out at "selfish" India for refusing to play a day-night Test during their tour of Australia, accusing the cricketing power of holding back the game. Cricket Australia wanted the first Test in Adelaide from December 6 played under lights to tap into the growing popularity of pink-ball cricket. But India, who are yet to...

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Antoine Griezmann steers Atletico Madrid to Europa League title

Antoine Griezmann was the hero for Atletico Madrid as the French striker scored twice in their 3-0 win over Marseille in Wednesday's Europa League final in Lyon, allowing his club to win the trophy for the third time in nine seasons. It is Griezmann's first major title with Atletico, and a fitting way to bow out if he leaves at...

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Debutants Faheem, Imam enters into ICC Test Player Rankings

ISLAMABAD: All-rounder Faheem Ashraf and left-handed opener Imam-Ul-Haq have entered into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Player Rankings in the list for batsmen at 81st and 113th positions, respectively. Faheem scored 83 in the first innings against Ireland at Malahide while Imam had scores of seven and 74 not out. Pace bowlers Mohammad Abbas and Mohammad Amir have moved...

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England fans warned over flag-waving at World Cup

Police chiefs have urged England fans attending the World Cup not to display the flag of St George over fears it will be seen as antagonistic to their Russian hosts. Mark Roberts of the National Police Chiefs' Council is heading to Russia with a team of fellow officers to work with their Russian counterparts to protect up to 10,000 England...

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Uzbekistan beat Pakistan in Street Child Football World Cup final

Web Desk: Uzbekistan has beaten Pakistan by 6-5 on penalties in the final of the Street Child World Cup played in Russia on Wednesday. Pakistan qualified for final by beating Indonesia in the semi-final on Monday. The match was tied 1-1 at the end of full time and headed to a penalty shootout. The boys in green outclassed Indonesia 5-4 on penalties...

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England callback Buttler for first Pakistan Test

LONDON: England recalled batsman Jos Buttler in a 12-man squad announced Tuesday for the first Test against Pakistan at Lord’s on May 24. In the first England squad since former Test batsman Ed Smith took over as national selector, Somerset off-spinner Dom Bess was given a first call-up. But, after England’s tour series losses in Australia and New Zealand, top-order...

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Historic Test: Abbas, Imam heroics save Pakistan from defeat against Ireland

DUBLIN: Imam-ul Haq's unbeatable 74 and Muhammad Abbas fiver in second innings helped Pakistan to pull-off  five wicket win over Ireland in historic Test match played at Dublin's Malahide ground. Ireland got an early breakthrough after Tim Murtagh takes  Azhar Ali's wicket who fell for two. Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq have set partnership of 114 runs which helped green shirts from shame...

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Neymar makes his way in Brazil’s 23-man World Cup squad

RIO DE JANEIRO: Striker Neymar, who hasn’t played a game since breaking his foot in February, was named Monday as the star of the Brazilian national team which will seek a record sixth World Cup out in Russia. Coach Tite announced the team list at a press conference in Rio de Janeiro. Neymar’s returning form will be a key factor...

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Amir reaches 100 test wickets, O’Brien the hero as Ireland avoid innings defeat in debut Test

Kevin O'Brien became the first Ireland batsman to score a fifty in men's Test cricket as the debutants avoided an innings defeat by Pakistan on Monday. Ireland, made to follow-on, were 212 for six at tea on the fourth day at Malahide - a lead of 32 runs. O'Brien was 67 not out, having top-scored with 40 in Ireland's meagre...

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