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Sarfaraz Ahmed blessed with a baby girl

Sarfaraz Ahmed and wife, Khushbakht have a beautiful new addition to their family and wants us all to meet her. The cricketer took to Twitter to announce that he is now the father of a beautiful baby girl; he even shared a picture of his son holding his newborn sister. https://twitter.com/SarfarazA_54/status/1222172938461437953 The post was flooded with love and congratulatory messages...

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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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World Cup 2019: England defeated New Zealand by 119 runs

CHESTER-LE-STREET: Host England, on Wednesday, defeated New Zealand by 119 runs and secured a spot among the final four here at The Riverside in Durham. Tom Latham, with 57 runs off 65 balls, remained the only Kiwi top scorer as Mark Wood, with three wicket spell destroyed the New Zealand batting line up. All English bowlers except Joe Root got...

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World Cup 2019: England sets a strong target of 306 for New Zealand

CHESTER-LE-STREET: England, on Wednesday, set a strong target of 306 runs for New Zealand in a battle for a place in semi-finals here at The Riverside in Durham. Jonny Bairstow scored yet another century, he was well-assisted by Jason Roy who scored 60 off 61 balls. Skipper Eoin Morgan, with 42 runs was the third top scorer of the day....

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

CHESTER-LE-STREET: England, on Wednesday, opted to bat first after winning the toss against New Zealand in a battle for a place in semi-finals. For England, the comeback of opener Jason Roy proved to be a turning point as they marked India their first defeat of the tournament on Sunday to get back in the race for a slot in the...

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World Cup 2019: England, New Zealand clash for semi-final spot today

CHESTER-LE-STREET: As the group stage of the World Cup escalating towards its conclusion, hosts England clash with New Zealand in a bid to strengthen their spot in the semifinals at The Riverside in Durham on Wednesday. For England, the comeback of opener Jason Roy proved to be a turning point as they marked India their first defeat of the tournament...

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World Cup 2019: India sets a strong target of 315 for Bangladesh

BIRMINGHAM: India, on Tuesday, set a strong target of 315 for Bangladesh toss here at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Rohit Sharma yet again scored a century, he was well-assisted by Lokesh Rahul who scored 77 off 92 balls. Rishabh Pant, with 48 runs, was the third high-scorer of the day. Mustafizur Rahman took four important wickets while Shakib Al Hasan, Rubel...

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World Cup 2019: India opted to bat first against Bangladesh

BIRMINGHAM: India, on Tuesday, opted to bat first against Bangladesh after winning the toss here at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The only unbeaten team in the World Cup, India got defeated by host England by 31 runs on Sunday. India now sit on the second slot on the points table with five wins out of seven with their game against New...

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World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka sets a tough target of 339 runs for WIndies

BIRMINGHAM: Sri Lanka, on Monday, set a tough target of 339 runs for West Indies here at Durham's county ground at Chester-le-Street. Avishka Fernando played a brilliant stroke of 104 runs, while Kusal Perera and Lahiru Thirimanne scored 64 and 45 runs respectively. Jason Holder dismissed two batsmen while Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, and Fabian Allen took one wicket each....

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Will Pakistan sail through the semi-finals?

By: |Syed Ahad Hussain| Pakistan beat Afghanistan by 5 wickets in their second to last round robin match of the World Cup 2019 at Headingley. Here the current scenarios post-Afghanistan match. Fakhar Zaman is now averaging 24.7 runs per innings in World Cup 2019. He has a lone half-century, a 62 run stroke, which went in vain because it came...

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World Cup 2019: West Indies opted to field against Sri Lanka

West Indies chose to field first against Sri Lanka in a Cricket World Cup group game on Monday that will have no bearing on the playoffs but has plenty of pride at stake for each team. Sri Lanka was still in semifinal contention until Sunday evening, when England's victory over previously unbeaten India ended the chances of Dimuth Karunaratne's squad...

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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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