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Sana Mir is taking a break from international cricket

Fast bowler Sana Mir has announced she is taking a break from international cricket to "reset her future objections". Despite unclear reasons, Mir has extended her support and well wishes to her fraternity and shared that she wants to "reset my future objections". Mir said in a statement, "I have decided to take a break from international cricket and, as...

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Inazamam-ul-Haq steps down as chief selector

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team selector, Inzamam-ul Haq on Wednesday announced that he is stepping down from his post in a press conference here at Gaddafi stadium.   The legendary batsmen said that he does not seek an extension from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and thanked the other staff members for supporting him. Inzamam was lashed by critics as his...

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Simon Taufel points out grave error in giving extra run to England against NZ in WC final

Five-time ICC umpire of the year award-winning Australian umpire Simon Taufel has pointed out a grave error for awarding six runs to England instead of five in the final of World Cup 2019. Taufel, who is currently a part of the MCC’s laws sub-committee that makes the rules governing cricket, told an Australian based news channel that England should have...

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Luck smiles on England as Eoin Morgan lifts World Cup trophy for first time

LONDON: England made history on Sunday by winning the World Cup 2019 after a thrilling super over at the home of cricket, Lord's. The underdog New Zealand equalized the total (15 runs) but the Eoin Morgan's team had its name on the trophy due to scoring more boundaries in their batting innings. Needing to surpass New Zealand´s 241-8 to win...

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Djokovic saves match points to claim fifth Wimbledon title in the record-breaking final

LONDON: Novak Djokovic saved two match points to clinch a fifth Wimbledon title and 16th major on Sunday, shattering Roger Federer´s bid to become the oldest Grand Slam champion in the longest final ever played at the tournament. Despite being outplayed by the 37-year-old Swiss for large parts of the knife-edge encounter, the world number one triumphed 7-6 (7/5), 1-6,...

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World Cup Final: New Zealand sets a mild target of 242 runs for England

LONDON: New Zealand, in World Cup 2019 finale on Sunday, set a mild target of 242 runs for host England here at Lord's, London. Henry Nicholls, with 55 runs, and Tom Latham with 47 runs remained the only Kiwi top scorers of the day. Followed by skipper Kane Williamson with 30 runs. Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett dismissed three Englishmen...

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World Cup Final: New Zealand opted to bat first against England

LONDON: New Zealand, in the final match of World Cup 2019 on Sunday, opted to bat first against England here at Lord's, London. When England exited the 2015 edition with an embarrassing defeat by Bangladesh, few were tipping them as potential champions in four years' time. As England captain Eoin Morgan put it, "If you had offered us the position...

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World Cup Final: England, New Zealand clash to claim golden trophy today

LONDON: England face New Zealand in the World Cup final today knowing years of planning come down to a single day at Lord's. When England exited the 2015 edition with an embarrassing defeat by Bangladesh, few were tipping them as potential champions in four years' time. As England captain Eoin Morgan put it, "If you had offered us the position...

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Afghan Cricket Board names Rashid Khan captain

KABUL: The Afghan Cricket Board (ACB) named leg spinner Rashid Khan captain across all the major formats Friday, despite a disappointing World Cup for the Twenty20 sensation. Asghar Afghan was also appointed Vice-Captain, the ACB said in the tweet announcing the decision, which gave no further details. Khan came into the World Cup as cricket´s hottest property after catching the...

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Pakistan Cricket will rise to next level for sure

By: |Syed Ahad Hussain| Now that the World Cup zeal is over for Pakistan fans, it is time to evaluate what the team did right or wrong in England over the last one month. Despite having the most terrible possible start to its campaign, Pakistan did what Pakistan does usually, i.e. kept its fans, even the neutrals, on the edge...

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Jason Roy cleared to play World Cup final despite umpire outburst

BIRMINGHAM: England star Jason Roy has been cleared to play in Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand despite showing dissent at an umpire's decision while helping the hosts book their place in the showpiece match. The Surrey opener had made 85 to set England well on their way to an eventual eight-wicket against Australia in Thursday's semi-final at Edgbaston...

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England makes into final of World Cup after 27 years by thrashing Aussies

BIRMINGHAM: England beat Australia in second Semi- final to make their place into World Cup final after the wait of 27 years. Last time they made into finals playing against Imran Khan led Pakistan team in 1992 where they suffered defeat. Eoin Morgan´s side ended Australia´s bid to retain the World Cup in ruthless fashion at Edgbaston, dismissing their old...

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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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