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Scandal-hit Australia vow ‘hard but fair’ series against Pakistan

Skipper Tim Paine vowed Australia will play "hard but fair" against Pakistan they embark on their first Test tour since a ball-tampering scandal and with fresh controversy raging following allegations by England's Moeen Ali. The squad jetted out late Wednesday for their first Test series since the ill-fated tour of South Africa early this year, which led to 12-month suspensions...

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Root run out triggers England collapse

BIRMINGHAM: Joe Root´s run out by opposing captain Virat Kohli sparked an England collapse against India on the opening day of the first Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday and may have set the tone for the series after the tourists´ skipper gave him a colourful and controversial send-off. At stumps, England were 285 for nine in what is their 1,000th...

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De Kock steers South Africa to 2-0 lead in Sri Lanka

DAMBULLA: Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock hit an attacking 87 to guide South Africa to a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second one-day international in Dambulla on Wednesday. Chasing 245 for victory, the visitors rode on a 91-run opening partnership between de Kock and Hashim Amla, who scored 43, to achieve their target with more than seven overs to...

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Chris Gayle equals Boom Boom Afridi’s record of hitting most sixes in international cricket

Web Desk: WIndies star batsman Chris Gayle joins superstar Shahid Afridi as king of sixes in International cricket. Chris Gayle smashed five sixes against Bangladesh in the third and final One-day International (ODI) at Warner Park in St Kitts to become the most number of six hitter in International cricket. The West Indies batsman, who scored a blistering 73-run from...

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Serena Williams handed worst defeat of her career at WTA San Jose

Serena Williams suffered the most lopsided loss of her career at the WTA San Jose event on Tuesday, losing the final 12 games in a shocking first-round upset to unseeded Johanna Konta. The 23-time Grand Slam winner struggled mightily against the British No. 1 and former winner Konta, who crushed Williams 6-1, 6-0 in just 51 minutes on the main...

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Pakistan averts hockey boycott after federation assures allowances to be paid

KARACHI: Pakistan has averted an Asian Games boycott by its hockey players after the country´s federation gave assurances that overdue daily allowances would be paid in full before the multi-sports event begins in Indonesia later this month. The Pakistan men´s team are the most successful at the Asian Games with eight gold medals but players had threatened to skip the...

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Kohli hopeful of good performance in England Test series

BIRMINGHAM: Virat Kohli is ready to trust in his own game as he looks to prove he can score runs in England. The India captain is one of the leading batsmen in world cricket and the 29-year-old may well be an all-time great by the time his career is finished. But while his overall Test batting record of 5,554 runs...

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Six great England Test matches

LONDON: The England cricket team will play their 1,000th Test match when they face India at Edgbaston today. Their overall Test record currently reads, played 999, won 357, lost 297, drawn 345. Here are six memorable encounters from those 999 matches. 1902: v Australia, The Oval England won by one wicket England seemed set for another defeat in an Ashes...

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Waqar Younis, Sarfraz Ahmed other team players meets Imran Khan in Bani Gala

Web Desk: Former right-arm-fast bowler and skipper Waqar Younis on Tuesday arrived at Bani Gala and met PM-in-waiting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan. Former cricket felicitated Khan on landslide victory in General Elections 2018 and wished him best of luck in future. Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed arrived in Bani Gala today to meet PTI chairman Imran Khan after his...

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Zalmi foundation launches Azadi Cup

Web Desk: Peshawar Zalmi announces the launch of Azadi Cup in KPK which is going to provide a platform for the youth to showcase their talent yet again. To further enhance the excitement of the youth for the Independence fever, Peshawar Zalmi brings you the Azadi Cup which will have 60 teams compete against each other. Top 6 teams will...

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New Zealand calls off Pakistan tour for T20 series

WEB DESK: New Zealand has officially turned down the request of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to play T20 international series later this year, local media reported. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chairman Greg Barclay told NEWSHUB, "At the end of the day it came down to following the advisory and the security reports we'd obtained." "There's no doubt they (Pakistan Cricket Board) are disappointed....

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India eager to cement No. 1 status with series win in England

LONDON: India may be the world´s top-ranked Test side but they still face accusations they are lions at home and lambs abroad. But a series win in England, where Virat Kohli´s men begin a five-Test campaign at Edgbaston on Wednesday, would go some way to ridding India of that unwanted tag. In the past five years, India have won just...

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Mohammad Irfan to feature in Caribbean Premier League

LAHORE: Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has been called up by the Barbados Tridents for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL), which runs from August 8 to September 16. The 36-year-old will replace fellow left-armer Junaid Khan, who has become unavailable. Irfan has played just four Tests but has excelled in the white-ball format, where he has taken 83 wickets...

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Pakistan hockey team announces to not participate in Asian games

KARACHI: The Pakistan hockey team on Monday has decided to not participate in the forthcoming Asian games in protest over unpaid salaries. "We won't participate in the Asian Games if we aren't given our due daily allowance," said team skipper Rizwan Senior. "The players have not yet received the daily allowance for the training camp held for Champions Trophy," he...

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Neymar blames ‘brattish’ behaviour on his inner child

Neymar has tackled critics who derided his play-acting at the World Cup, admitting he "overreacts" and blaming his "brat" like behaviour on his inner child. The Brazilian superstar was widely lambasted in Russia for his theatrical reactions to challenges which often left the world's most expensive footballer wincing and rolling on the ground. "Boot studs on the shins, kick in...

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Five most eye-catching close-season transfers so far

With Europe's top clubs preparing for the start of the new season, there have already been several headline-grabbing moves in the transfer market, including Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning switch to Juventus and the arrival of Gianluigi Buffon in France. Here, AFP Sport looks at five of the close-season movers who could make the biggest impact: Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) Real Madrid (ESP)...

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Rabada, Shamsi set up South Africa’s big win in first one-day clash

Bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Tabraiz Shamsi starred on Sunday in South Africa’s five-wicket hammering of Sri Lanka in the first one-day international, some consolation for a disappointing tour. They claimed four wickets each to help bowl out Sri Lanka for 193, a total the visitors passed in just 31 overs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. South...

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