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Amir stars as Karachi Kings beat Multan Sultans by 7 runs

DUBAI: Karachi Kings registered their first victory in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 4) defeating Multan Sultans by 7 runs here at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday. Batting first Karachi Kings had set 184-run target for Multan Sultans. In response, Sultans were restricted to 176-9 in their allotted 20 overs. For Kings, pacer Mohammad Amir...

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Ali Tareen to bid for PSL’s sixth team: sources

LODHRAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tareen’s son Ali Khan Tareen on Thursday said he will bid for the sixth franchise of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), previously known as the Multan Sultans. Talking to private news channel Jahangir said he wanted to buy the team for fourth edition and he held two to three meetings with officials of Pakistan Cricket...

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Yasir Shah targets Australian legend’s record

DUBAI: Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah does not know much about Clarrie Grimmett but is aware that he has a strong chance of shattering a record set by the Australian 82 years ago. Yasir tormented New Zealand on his way to a match haul of 14-184 to help Pakistan achieve a series-leveling win by an innings and 16 runs in the...

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Bayern have problems playing in the Bundesliga

MUNICH: Niko Kovac admits Bayern Munich have a problem with playing in the Bundesliga after his side brushed off recent woeful domestic form with a five-goal romp in the Champions League. “It sounds strange, but when we play in the Champions League or against the big names in the Bundesliga, you can see that the team can do it,” said...

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Pakistan Cricket Star Bismah Maroof Is Getting Married

LAHORE: Pakistan Women cricketer Bismah Maroof is tying the knot in Lahore today. Maroof, who also captains the team in ODIs, had her dholkia day ago, which was attended by her fellow cricketers. Bismah Maroof with her teammates The 27-year-old was all smiles as she posed with her teammates, all donning colourful dresses, in front of a beautifully decorated stage. Among...

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Hockey World Cup to kick-off from today

New-Delhi: The 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup is all set to take place from November 28 to December 16 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Pakistan is placed in Group D alongside Germany, Malaysia Netherlands and begin their campaign against Germany on 1st December. Here is the schedule and all the 16 squads for the tournament: November 28, 2018 17:00 PM...

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Yasir Shah ‘best ever’: Mickey Arthur

DUBAI: Pakistan's head coach Mickey Arthur said on Tuesday that Yasir Shah's 14-wicket haul in the second Test against New Zealand featured some of the best leg-spinning ever seen. The 32-year-old, who took 8-41 on Monday, had figures of 6-143 in the second innings for a match haul of 14-184. New Zealand — following-on after being dismissed for 90 in...

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2nd Test: Pakistan thrashes New Zealand by innings and 16 runs

DUBAI: Pakistan won the second Test match against New Zealand by an innings and 16 runs to level the series. Yasir Shah picked 14 wickets during the match, breaking Waqar Younis's record. Middle-order batsman Henry Nicholls stood firm with a fighting half-century to delay Pakistan´s probable series-levelling victory in the second day in Dubai on Tuesday. Nicholls was unbeaten on...

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Ganguly shares amusing story about a convo with Musharraf

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has recalled a hilarious conversation he had with former president Pervez Musharraf regarding veteran wicket-keeper MS Dhoni during India’s 2006 tour of Pakistan. “I still remember Pervez Musharraf asking me from where did you get him,” Ganguly said according to Hindustan Times when asked about MS Dhoni, who has not been in the best of form for...

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Smith and Warner help Aussie bowlers combat Kohli

SYDNEY: Banned Steve Smith and David Warner won´t be playing any of Australia´s upcoming Tests against India, but they are being quietly eased back into the fold to help their bowlers combat Virat Kohli. The duo, once national captain and vice-captain respectively, were suspended from state and international cricket for 12 months over the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. Despite...

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Yasir Shah annhilates NZ in Dubai Test

DUBAI: Yasir Shah's spin magic bowled out New Zealand for a mere 90 runs on a rain-affected third day of the second Test in Dubai on Monday. The leg-spinner bagged eight wickets, including three in an over, to wrap up the tourists' innings just after lunch. Yasir had opener Tom Latham (22), Ross Taylor (nought) and Henry Nicholls (nought) as the match...

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Dream come true’ as Belgium win golf World Cup

Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry held off Mexico and a charging Australia to win Belgium's first ever golf World Cup by three shots in a "dream come true" Sunday. The pair began the final day of foursomes action, where teammates take it in turns to play the same ball, with a five-stroke lead at Melbourne's Metropolitan Golf Club. But Australia's...

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Dubai Test: Pakistan declare first innings at 418-5 against NZ

DUBAI: Pakistan declared their first innings closed at 418-5 on Sunday after Haris Sohail and Babar Azam completed centuries on the second day of the second Test against New Zealand in Dubai. Sohail made a career best 147 while Azam remained not out on 127 as the two added 186 for the fifth wicket. Pakistan had resumed on 207-4. Medium...

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Australia ease past England to claim women’s T20 crown

NORTH SOUND: Ashleigh Gardner scored an unbeaten 33 as Australia beat England by eight wickets to win the Women’s World T20 title on the Caribbean island of Antigua on Saturday. The Southern Stars easily chased down England’s total of 105 all out, polishing off the runs with 29 balls to spare in only 15.1 overs at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium...

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Phil Mickelson beats Tiger Woods in $9 million winner-take-all match

LAS VEGAS:  Phil Mickelson has played in Tiger Woods’ shadow for much of his career but got some semblance of revenge on Friday by winning their $9 million (7.02 million pounds) matchplay exhibition under the floodlights in Las Vegas. With the match all square through regulation, Mickelson sealed the win at the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff when he...

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Australia thrash Windies to reach Women’s World T20 final

Australia dethroned the West Indies and booked a place in Saturday's Women's World Twenty20 final with a crushing 71-run victory in the first semi-final on Thursday at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday. Stunned by the Caribbean side in the 2016 final in Kolkata, the three-time champions were at their most ruthless to the dismay of a...

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Macau circuit not to blame for teen’s horror crash, says team boss

MACAU: The Macau Grand Prix’s street circuit is not to blame for a teen driver’s horrific crash on Sunday, her team boss has said after the accident raised concerns about safety standards. Seventeen-year-old Sophia Floersch’s Formula Three car catapulted spectacularly over safety barriers during Sunday’s race, fracturing the Van Amersfoort Racing driver’s spine and injuring four others. But despite the...

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