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Misbah announces 16-member ODI squad for Sri lanka series

Pakistan cricket team chief selector Misbahul Haq on Saturday announced a 16-member squad for the three one-day international (ODI) matches against Sri Lanka, set to commence on September 27 in Karachi. The side includes Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hasnain, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab...

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World Cup Semi-Final: England restricts Australia to 223 runs

BIRMINGHAM: Host England, on Thursday, restricted Australia to 223 runs in the second semi-final here at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Steve Smith, with 83 runs, and Alex Carey, with 46 runs remained the only top scorers on the Kangaroo side. Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid both dismissed three Englishmen while Jofra Archer and Mark Wood got two and one wicket respectively. Australia,...

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World Cup Semi-Final: Australia opted to bat first against England

BIRMINGHAM: Australia, in the second semi-final clash, opted to bat first against England here at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Thursday. Four years of planning will be put on the line for England when they face holders Australia in a blockbuster World Cup semi-final at Edgbaston today. England's woeful first-round exit at the 2015 edition prompted a complete rethink of their approach...

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World Cup: England, Australia clash in second semi-final today

BIRMINGHAM: Four years of planning will be put on the line for England when they face holders Australia in a blockbuster World Cup semi-final at Edgbaston today. England's woeful first-round exit at the 2015 edition prompted a complete rethink of their approach to one-day internationals for a side that had long placed Test success above all other considerations. Australian coach...

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All favorite India knocked out from the World Cup as New Zealand makes into final

All-favorite India knocked out from the World Cup as New Zealand beat the Virat Kohli side by 18 runs to make a place at World Cup final match--- to be played at Lords, this Sunday. A nail-biting fight to the finish saw New Zealand's disciplined bowling and fielding outclassing tournament favourites India by 18 runs on Wednesday and advancing to...

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New Zealand sets target of 240 runs for India to chase

MANCHESTER: New Zealand set the target of 240 runs for the Indian team to chase here in the first semi-final being played at Leeds to make into the final of World Cup 2019-- this Sunday.   The match was resumed after a day wash due to rain as according to International Cricket  Council (ICC) rules a day is reserved if...

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World Cup: Semi-final to resume today between India, New Zealand

MANCHESTER: The semi-final clash between New Zealand and India will resume on Wednesday after rain halted the match on Tuesday with Kiwis scoring 211 with 5 wickets down. Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor scored 67 runs while Indian bowlers all got one wicket each. After weeks of close encounters and edge of the seat thrillers, India will take on New...

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1992 vs 2019 World Cup: Memes played crucial part in keeping hopes alive for Pakistani fans

BY: Maryam Qureshi Rollercoaster ride it has been for Pakistan’s cricket team. ‘Unpredictable’ is the term locals use to define this team and no doubt they are unpredictable, from turning an easy target by taking it to 6 on 6. Exactly when everything was taking a turn so did social media posts, from bashing Sarfaraz Ahmed about his unfit body...

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Sarfraz acknowledges run-rate issue prevailed, blames unfavourable pitches

KARACHI: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed on Sunday acknowledged the run rate issue prevented team from qualifying for semi-finals and blamed pitches for being unfavourable for scoring big runs. Speaking in a press conference after returning to Pakistan from England on early Sunday morning, skipper said that the team had realised the issue of run-rate after its first match of the...

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Mixed feelings for Mickey Arthur as Pakistan out of World Cup

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur admitted his side's failed World Cup campaign left him with mixed feeling as they crashed out despite beating Bangladesh by 94 runs on Friday. To reach the semi-finals, Pakistan needed to rewrite the record books with the biggest margin of victory in a one-day international. But they came up short as their 315-9 meant Bangladesh had...

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World Cup 2019: Pakistan defeats Bangladesh by 94 runs

LONDON: Pakistan, in their last World Cup 2019 match on Friday, defeated Bangladesh by 94 runs here at Lord’s, London. Shaheen Shah Afridi took 6 wickets and sabotaged Bengal Tigers batting line up. Shadab Khan took two wickets while Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz took one wicket each. Shakib Al Hassan, with 64 runs, remained the only top scorer of...

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World Cup 2019: Pakistan gets to bat first against Bangladesh, vowing for a miracle

LONDON: Pakistan, on Friday, got the chance to bat first against Bangladesh after winning the toss, keeping the hopes of escalating into semi-finals alive here at Lord's, London. An eleventh-hour attempt to make it to the semi-finals, Pakistan will strive to do the impossible when they face the Tigers at the home of cricket. Placed on the fifth spot on...

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Pakistan clashes with Bangladesh in last-ditch attempt to ascend into semi-finals

LONDON: With just a petite hope of making it to the final four, Pakistan takes on Bangladesh in their last round-robin game of the World Cup at Lord's on Friday. An eleventh-hour attempt to make it to the semi-finals, Pakistan will strive to do the impossible when they face the Tigers at the home of cricket. Placed on the fifth...

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Sarfraz vows to end World Cup journey on a winning note

LONDON: Pakistan faces an mounting task against Bangladesh on Friday if they want to qualify for the Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-finals, requiring conquest with an improbable 316-run margin if they wish to be placed among the final four. Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed feels things would have been different if there was a head-to-head confrontation instead of net run rate...

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Can Pakistan still make it to World Cup 2019 semi-final?

LONDON: England's consecutive victories against India and New Zealand has practically knocked out cold Pakistan from the World Cup as the Shaheens now need to beat Bangladesh by at least 312 runs at Lord’s on Friday to qualify for the semi-finals. Pakistan currently stands at the fifth position with nine points and a net run rate of -0.792. It is...

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Pakistan’s street cricketers bring game to life in Greece

ATHENS: In a barren Athens parking lot, young Pakistanis get in position for a game of cricket. On one end of the dust-covered concrete is a trash can; on the other, a pile of rocks. That is their pitch, and those are its wickets. In football-loving Greece, cricket is an alien concept. But for its migrants from Pakistan, one of...

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World Cup 2019: West Indies opted to bat first against Afghanistan

LEEDS: West Indies, in the 44th match of the World Cup on Thursday, opted to bat first after winning the toss against Afghanistan here at Leeds. Afghanistan will be gently convinced as they take the field against West Indies — the opponents they have beaten thrice in four completed games, including the seven-wicket conquest in the World Cup Qualifier final...

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