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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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Mitchell Starc, Behrendorff take Australia to World Cup semi-final

LONDON: Australia reached the semi-final stage of the World Cup tournament with 64 runs win against England courtesy a five-wicket haul by Jason Behrendorff. Mitchell Starc returned to take the key wicket of England dangerman Ben Stokes as reigning champions Australia closed in on a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup at Lord´s on Thursday. When left-arm fast...

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‘Alive and kicking’: Pakistan gaze at unlikely World Cup survival

Pakistan find themselves "alive and kicking" in the World Cup despite a disastrous start as coach Mickey Arthur warned his unpredictable team were still gunning for the semi-finals. The 1992 champions were on the brink of elimination after losing three of their first five games, including a bruising defeat to arch-rivals India. But Sunday's 49-run win over South Africa has...

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World Cup 2019: Bangladesh restricted to 262 by Afghans

SOUTHAMPTON: Afghanistan restricted Bangladesh to 262 with seven wickets down on Sunday here at Southampton. Mushfiqur Rahim, with 83 runs remained the only Bengali top scorer of the day as Mujeebur Rahman took three important wickets to outclass the Tigers. Skipper Gulbadin Naib took two while Dawlat and Nabi took one wicket each. Afghanistan have improved significantly in their last...

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World Cup 2019: Afghanistan opted to field against Bangladesh

SOUTHAMPTON: Afghanistan, on Monday, opted to field first against Bangladesh here at Southampton. Afghanistan have improved significantly in their last two matches in the World Cup and it could be their day on Monday when they take on Bangladesh in the league game at Rose Bowl, captain Gulbadin Naib said. Afghanistan remain rooted to the bottom of the points table...

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World Cup 2019: Pakistan defeats South Africa by 49 runs

LONDON: Pakistan, on Sunday, defeated South Africa in a high-stake clash by 49 runs here at Lord's London, keeping the hopes of ascending into semi-finals alive. Skipper Faf du Plessis, with 63 runs, and Andile Phehlukwayo, not out at 46 runs remained the only top scorers of Proteas. Pacer Wahab Riaz and spinner Shadab Khan dismissed three batsmen each, while pacer...

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World Cup 2019: Pakistan sets a strong 309 runs target for South Africa

LONDON: Pakistan on Sunday set a strong target of 309 runs for South Africa here at Lord's, London. Haris Sohail, with 89 runs off 59 balls remained Pakistan's top scorer of the day along with Babar Azam who scored 69 off 80 balls. Openers Fakhar Zaman and Imamul Haq both scored 44 runs. South Africa's Lungi Ngidi took three important...

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World Cup 2019: Pakistan opted to bat first against South Africa

LONDON: Pakistan on Sunday won the toss and opted to bat first against South Africa here at Lord's, London. Struggling Pakistan and South Africa will face-off in a high stake clash in the World Cup seeking to secure a place in the semi-final at Lord's today. Both Shaheens and Proteas have won just one match in the World Cup and...

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Pakistan, South Africa face-off in a high stakes clash

LONDON: Struggling Pakistan and South Africa will face-off in a high stake clash in the World Cup seeking to secure a place in the semi-final at Lord's today. Both Shaheens and Proteas have won just one match in the World Cup and stand on ninth and eighth position respectively on the points table. The green shirts lone win in the...

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Sarfaraz says it hurts

LONDON: On Friday, a social media video showing a young fan hurling abuses at Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed in a shopping mall went viral. It wasn’t an isolated incident. There were several other unsavoury incidents involving abusive fans and Pakistan cricketers that were aptly dispersed worldwide via social media. Young Pakistan cricketers Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam were at the centre...

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India post modest 224 runs against Afghanistan in World Cup match

India wrapped up their innings with modest score of 224 for the loss of eight wickets in their World Cup match against Afghanistan at Hampshire's Rose Bowl on Saturday. The 28th match of the Cricket World Cup started with India looking to keep its unbeaten record at the tournament, and pile up a big total against Afghanistan. India captain Virat...

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International Olympic Committee lifts India ban after Pakistan visa assurances

LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee has lifted a ban on India hosting international sporting events after receiving assurances over visas for Pakistani competitors. In February, India triggered a standoff with the IOC when it refused to allow Pakistani shooters from attending a Tokyo 2020 Games qualifying competition. But on Thursday, IOC president Thomas Bach said India were now back in...

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World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka opted to bat first against England

LEEDS:  Sri Lanka, after winning the toss, opted to bat first against host England on Friday here at Leeds. England whose sole defeat came at the hands of Pakistan, currently placed on the third spot on the points table following their wins against Bangladesh, West Indies, and the Afghanistan, where the Lions cumulated a World Cup record total of scoring...

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World Cup 2019: Australia sets a gigantic target of 382 for Bangladesh

NOTTINGHAM: Australia, in the 26th match of the World Cup 2019, set a gigantic target of 382 for Bangladesh with five wickets down here at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Thursday. Warner, once again, made a furious century, scoring 166 before being caught by Hossain on the ball of Sarkar. Besides Warner, Usman Khwaja scored 89 and skipper Aaron Finch made...

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Mohsin Khan relieved of his position as PCB cricket committee head

LAHORE: Former Test cricketer Mohsin Khan has stepped down as Chair of the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Cricket Committee, which was tasked to conduct a thorough review of the national team's performance following the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019. In a press statement released on Thursday, the PCB said Mohsin expressed his willingness to be released from his current...

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Rain-soaked cricket World Cup may cost insurers millions

LONDON: Lost revenues from a record number of rain-hit cricket World Cup games in England and Wales may result in insurance claims of a few million pounds for each abandoned fixture, insurance sources say. Broadcasters, organisers, venues, advertising sponsors and catering establishments are among firms to have missed out after four matches were called off in an exceptionally rainy June....

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World Cup 2019: Australia opted to bat first against Bangladesh

NOTTINGHAM: Australia, in the 26th match of the World Cup 2019, opted to bat first against Bangladesh here at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Bangladesh comes into the match after accumulating the second highest run chase in World Cup history as Shakib Al Hasan’s brilliant century culminated in a remarkable seven-wicket win over the West Indies on Monday, reviving their bid to...

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