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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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England get World Cup back on track with India win

BIRMINGHAM: Jonny Bairstow hit a hundred before Chris Woakes starred as England ended India's unbeaten run at this World Cup with a 31-run win on Sunday to once again leave semi-final qualification in their own hands. England, who came into this match on the back of successive defeats by Sri Lanka and Australia, will be assured of a place in...

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World Cup 2019: England sets a solid target of 338 for India

BIRMINGHAM: Host England on Sunday set a solid target of 338 for India here at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Jonny Bairstow played a brilliant stroke of 111 runs to give his team a fighting chance against Indian bowlers. He was well-assisted by Ben Stokes, Jason Roy and Joe Root who scored 79, 66, and 44 runs respectively. Mohammad Shami dismissed five...

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World Cup 2019: England opted to bat first against India

BIRMINGHAM: Host England on Sunday opted to bat first against India here at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The only unbeaten team in the tournament, India sits on the second spot on the points table with five wins out of six with just their game against New Zealand being rained out. On the other hand, hosts England who began their World Cup...

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Pakistan thrashes arrogant Afghan side to keep their Semi-Final hopes alive

LEEDS: Pakistan kept their nerve to avoid a huge shock on Saturday, beating a spirited Afghan side by three wickets with just two balls to spare to keep their World Cup semi-final hopes alive. All-rounder Imad Wasim hit Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib for a boundary through the covers to seal the win off the fourth ball of the last over,...

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World Cup 2019: South Africa restricts Sri Lanka to 203

CHESTER-LE-STREET: South Africa, in the 35th match of the World Cup 2019, on Friday restricted Sri Lanka to 203 runs here at The Riverside in Chester-le-Street. Kusal Perera and Avishka Fernando, with 30 runs each, remained the top Sri Lankan scorers of the day as Chris Morris and Dwaine Pretorius, and Kagiso Rabada sabotaged Sri Lankan batting line up with...

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World Cup 2019: South Africa opted to field first against Sri Lanka

CHESTER-LE-STREET: South Africa, in the 35th match of the World Cup 2019, on Friday won the toss and opted to field first against Sri Lanka here at The Riverside in Chester-le-Street. Sri Lanka's unpredictable victory over England last Friday combined with England's defeat at the hands of Australia has opened the door for Sri Lanka for a spot in the...

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World Cup 2019: Kohli helps India set West Indies tough total

MANCHESTER: Skipper Virat Kohli scored his fourth successive half-century at the World Cup to lay the foundations for India´s 268 for seven against West Indies in Manchester on Thursday. Kohli made 72 as he became the fastest batsman to reach 20,000 international runs in his 417th innings -- India´s Sachin Tendulkar and Caribbean batsman Brian Lara both required 453 international...

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World Cup 2019: India opted to bat against West Indies

MANCHESTER: India, in the 34th match of World Cup 2019, opted to bat first against West Indies here at Old Trafford, Manchester on Thursday. India, who have been undefeated in the tournament so far, face-off West Indies whose WC journey has been a roller coaster ride so far. Fresh from the last minute defeat at the hands of New Zealand,...

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Semi-Final hopes brightens as Pak beats unbeatable N.Zealand

EDGBASTON: Pakistan chances of reaching Semi- Finals brightens as Pakistan defeated the unbeatable New Zealand by 6 wickets. Bowling first after losing the toss, Pakistan's Shaheen Afridi took three crucial wickets laying foundation of Pakistan's victory. Muhammad Amir took 1 wicket as Pakistan restricted the Kiwis for 237-6. The start for Pakistan was not good as both openers departed at...

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World Cup 2019: Pakistan restricts New Zealand to 237

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan, on Wednesday, restricted New Zealand to 237 runs with 6 wickets down here at Edgbaston, Birmingham. James Neesham, 97, and Colin de Grandhomme, 64, gave Kiwis a fighting chance after Mohammad Amir and Shaheen Afridi destroyed New Zealand's top batting order. Skipper Williamson scored 41. Afridi made three dismissals while Amir and Shadab Khan took one wicket each....

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World Cup 2019: New Zealand opted to bat first against Pakistan

BIRMINGHAM: New Zealand, on Wednesday, opted to bat first against Pakistan after winning the toss here at Edgbaston, Birmingham in the 33rd match of the World Cup 2019. With just five points and two wins in six matches, Pakistan will be seeking their third victory in order to keep their hopes alive for escalating into the semi-finals. New Zealand who have been...

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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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