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PakvNZ: Mercurial Pakistan snatches defeat from the jaws of victory

ABU DHABI: Pakistan were wobbling with only one wicket in hand, as New Zealand spinners shook up the hosts' batting lineup and turned the Abu Dhabi Test into a tricky affair. Pakistan were just 8 runs away from winning the first Test on Monday but had only one wicket in hand, after a clatter of early wickets. Azhar Ali, who...

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Hurting Murray survives Haase, Sharapova advances

NEW YORK: Former champions Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova reached the second round of the US Open on Monday, Murray overcoming painful muscle cramps as well as Robin Haase. Eighth-seeded Murray, who won his first Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows in 2012, defeated the 70th-ranked Dutchman 6-3, 7-6 (8/6), 1-6, 7-5, but said the painful cramp that struck without...

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Sania-Cara to open US Open campaign against Karolina-Kristyna

New York: India’s Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black were on Sunday seeded third in the womne’s doubles event of the US Open and they will open their campaign against Czech pair of Karolina Pliskova and Kristyna Pliskova. In the men’s doubles event India will be represented by veteran Leander Paes and Davis Cupper Rohan Bopanna. Paes and...

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WKL:Lahore lions couldn’t get visas due to Marches in Capital

LAHORE: Lahore Lions still unable to get Indian visa to participate in World Kabbadi League due to ongoing demonstrations in Islamabad. The Embassies are closed due to Inqilab and Azadi Marches in Capital. Lahore Lions had to leave to India yesterday to participate World Kabbadi League but visas have not been issued yet because Embassies are closed due to Political...

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Saeed Ajmal to miss Sri Lanka match

Under-scrutiny Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will miss part of his side’s one-day series against Sri Lanka as he undergoes tests on his bowling action in Australia, officials said on Friday. The 37-year-old, ranked number one in one-day internationals and Pakistan’s main bowling weapon, had his action reported as suspect during the first test against Sri Lanka at Galle earlier this...

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Rampant Pakistan march into final round

KARACHI: Second-seeds Pakistan moved into the final of the World Junior Squash Championship after beating fifth-seeds Malaysia 2-0 in their semi-final in Windhoek, Namibia. Pakistan top seed Tayyab Aslam provided a flying start to the team by winning the first match 3-1 against Mohammad Syafiq Kamal. The youngster took just 48 minutes to tame his opponent to give Pakistan the...

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PCB to announce Shaharyar Khan as board chairman

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expected to make an announcement Saturday on the unopposed election of Shaharyar M. Khan as the new chairman of the board. Shaharyar who has also served as the board’s chairman in the past was the only one to submit his nomination papers for the position, sources added. Friday was the last day for...

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Herath takes 9 wickets, makes record

Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath took an extraordinary nine wickets in an innings but that was not enough to prevent Pakistan taking a narrow first-innings lead over the hosts on Saturday in the second test. Pakistan was bowled out for 332 just before lunch on day three, surpassing Sri Lanka’s 320, with No. 7 Sarfraz Ahmed scoring a maiden test century....

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Sri Lanka all out for 320 in Pakistan Test

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka were dismissed for 320 in their first innings 45 minutes before lunch on the second day of the second Test against Pakistan in Colombo on Friday. The last two wickets added 59 runs after the hosts resumed at 261-8, with Chanaka Welegedara returning unbeaten on 27. Opener Upul Tharanga top-scored with 92. Left-arm seamers Junaid Khan (five...

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Zimbabwe will take in no test matches scheduled at home in the near future

HARARE: Later than a year without test cricket, Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor praised his side's competitiveness against top- placed South Africa that suggests they deserve a larger percentage of the international calendar. The Proteas claimed a nine-wicket victory on Tuesday as the shadows lengthened on day four of a one-off test match they never looked like losing, but were built...

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Marquez – The first man in 17 years to win 10 consecutive MotoGP races

On Sunday, Spanish world champion Marc Marquez became the first man in 17 years to win 10 consecutive MotoGP races when he drove to a comfortable victory at Indianapolis. Not since Australian Mick Doohan won 10 in a row in 1997 bore a rider put together that long a run. Marquez, riding a Repsol Honda, completed the 27 laps (112.6km)...

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Umar Gul had knee surgery in May 2013

KARACHI: Umar Gul, an experienced Pakistani bowler is considering quitting test cricket due to a chronic knee trauma. The 30-year-old officer, who has claimed 163 tests and 173 one-day international wickets, stated he would induce a determination on his future if he is unfit to play against Australia in the United Arab Emirates in October-November. Umar Gul had knee surgery...

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ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions

On Sunday, Pakistan’s star offspinner Saeed Ajmal has been described for a suspect bowling action following his side’s defeat against Sri Lanka in the first Test in Galle. As stated to Cricinfo, as per International Cricket Council laws, Ajmal will have to undergo testing of his action within 21 days, but can continue bowling until the effects of the examination...

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Arsenal’s first in their 3-2 FA Cup final win over Hull City

LONDON: On Sunday, Arsenal passed away nine years without a trophy before winning the FA Cup in May, collected their second piece of silverware in three months when they crushed champions Manchester City 3-0 in the Community Shield at Wembley. Arsenal completely justified their emphatic win in the traditional curtain-raiser to the new English season with goals from Santi Cazorla...

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Sangakara scores double ton as Sri Lanka bat on

GALLE: Kumar Sangakara capitalised on being dropped early in the day score a double century. The left handed batsman scored his tenth double century on 398 balls and hit 21 boundaries. Sri Lanka appeared set to bat through the afternoon session unscathed until Pakistan picked up the wicket of Angelo Mathews for 91 shortly before tea when the home captain...

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Sri Lanka resumed at 99-1

GALLE: On Friday, Sri Lanka's accomplished pair Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene moved the hosts to 174-2 at lunch on the third day of the first test opposed to the Pakistan. One and the other seasoned batsmen survived leg previously wicket appeals by fast bowler Junaid Khan after Sri Lanka lost opening batsman Kaushal Silva for 64 in pursuit of...

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Younis Khan hit an unbeaten 171 as Pakistan

GALLE: On Thursday, Younis Khan hit an unbeaten 171 as Pakistan shattered their way towards a huge first innings total in the first Test opposed to Sri Lanka. Summing up at the overnight score of 261-4, the tourists revelled on the soft-paced wicket to move to 347-5 by lunch on the second day at the Galle International Stadium. Khan came...

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