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Faldo Champion Omar Khalid Grabs The Leaderboard of National Golf Championship

Sixteen-year-old Omar Khalid fired another steady round on the third day of the 60th National Amateur Golf Championship to become the sole leader ahead of the final round here at the Karachi Golf Club on Saturday. The lanky Omar, who shared the lead on the second day with Salman Khan after carding an impressive 71, scored 74 in the third...

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Pakistani openers aggravate England in pursuit of avoiding innings defeat

SOUTHAMPTON: Pakistan are grateful to rain which has stopped play after the openers – Shan Masood and Abid Ali – played just 18 overs to score 41 runs without being separated in the second innings after being enforced a follow-on by England in the third and final Test here at the Ageas Bowl on Monday. Abid Ali was 22 not...

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Pakistan shortlists 17 players for upcoming T20 series in England

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday shortlisted 17 players for the upcoming three-match T20 series against England at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. The Babar Azam-led team will play Eoin Morgan’s England from August 28 to September 1. Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan,...

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England in dominant position against Pakistan in 3rd test

SOUTHAMPTON: England’s Jos Buttler hit just the second Test century of his career as, together with Zak Crawley, he continued to make Pakistan toil in their series finale at Southampton on Saturday. The hosts, 1-0 up in a three-match series and needing to avoid defeat at the Ageas Bowl to secure a first series win over Pakistan in a decade,...

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Umar Akmal files appeal in CAS after PCB

Days after the Pakistan Cricket Board dragged the Umar Akmal case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the cricketer himself has filed an appeal with the same court in a bid to find even more relief than he’s been already given. Akmal, whose three-year ban for not reporting multiple approaches by corrupt elements was cut down to half...

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Zimbabwe asks govt for permission to tour Pakistan in November

The Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has sought permission from its government to tour Pakistan for a three-match ODI series and as many T20Is in November. Zimbabwe had to recently call off a home series against Afghanistan due to additional measures put in place by the government to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. ZC Communications Manager Darlington Majonga was quoted...

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Pakistan eager to claim winning glory in final test against England

Pakistan head into Friday's third Test at Southampton facing a first series defeat against England in 10 years while the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said that the third Test will feature revised playing timings to accommodate for poor weather conditions. The tourists are 1-0 down in a three-match campaign after a three-wicket defeat in the first Test at Old Trafford,...

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Babar Azam only batsman slotted among top 5 in all formats

After moving up to a career-best fifth position in ICC's Test rankings on Tuesday, right-handed Babar Azam is currently the only batsman in the world to be ranked among the top-five in all formats. Azam moved up a spot to fifth position after his 47-run knock in the second Test match against England in Southampton. The match was drawn after rain repeatedly...

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Pakistan-India bilateral series is a terrible idea, says PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan has sideline the idea of a bilateral series with arch-rivals India and said that it would be "terrible" due to the hostilities between the countries, an excerpt from Sky Sports' Out of Exile documentary has revealed. The premier suspects that the frosty relations between the two countries would reflect in the stadium - something, which he recalled from...

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Rain halts day 3 of second Pakistan, England Test

SOUTHAMPTON: Rain in Southampton has delayed the start of day three of the second Test between England and Pakistan. This was the latest interruption in a match plagued by stoppages for rain and bad light. Pakistan are currently 223-9 in their first innings after winning the toss following a second day where only 40 overs were possible. Mohammad Rizwan had...

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Play resumes in England-Pakistan 2nd Test

Play on the second day of the second Test between England and Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl on Friday got underway after rain delayed the scheduled start by 90 minutes. Pakistan, already 1-0 down in a three-match series being played behind closed doors because of the coronavirus, resumed in trouble on 126-5 after winning the toss. The tourists will hope...

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England, Pakistan face off in second test at Southampton

SOUTHAMPTON: Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first in the second Test against England at Ageas Bowl in South Hampton. Both the teams made changes to the squad with Fawad Alam coming in place of Shadab Khan to play his first Test since 2009. England, 1-0 up in a three-match series being played behind closed doors because of...

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Javed Miandad lashes out at PM Imran in YouTube video, says premier ruined cricket

Pakistan’s legendary batsman Javed Miandad, in a YouTube video on Tuesday, lashed out at Prime Minister Imran Khan for ruining cricket by appointing clueless officials in high-ranking positions of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) The 63-year-old was perplexed by the appointment of foreigners for the vital positions of the board. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40BEOMZA4bc “All officials in the PCB do not know the...

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Pakistan confirm home tours for next season, says New Zealand Cricket

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Tuesday announced that all of its home series during the upcoming season, including Pakistan's tour, have been confirmed by the pertinent cricket boards and will go ahead despite the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to Pakistan's tour of New Zealand, Australia, Bangladesh and the West Indies have also confirmed their visits. NZC chief executive David White...

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England set 277 to win first Test as Pakistan add late runs

MANCHESTER: England lost opener Rory Burns before lunch as they set about their 277-run chase for victory on day four of the first test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Saturday. The hosts will need the second-highest successful fourth innings run chase at the Manchester ground to snatch victory, and appear reasonably placed at 55 for one at lunch. Pakistan...

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Australia to host T20 World Cup in 2022, women’s World Cup postponed

MANCHESTER: Australia will host the this year's T20 World Cup delayed by the coronavirus in 2022, the International Cricket Council announced on Friday. India will host the 2021 edition as planned, the global governing body said, while the 50-over Women´s World Cup, scheduled for next year in New Zealand, has been postponed until 2022. The ICC last month announced that the 2020...

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Mushtaq Ahmed enforces ‘lethal’ Yasir, Shadab against England

MANCHESTER: Former leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed has backed Pakistan's "lethal" leg-spinners Yasir Shah and Shadab Khan in the first Test against England at Old Trafford. Many teams rarely field one leg-spinner in their side, let alone two, but Pakistan appear to have read the conditions correctly in Manchester for the first of a three-match series. The experienced Yasir led Pakistan's attack...

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