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New Zealand push Pakistan back in first Test

ABU DHABI: New Zealand grabbed the key wickets of Azhar Ali and Haris Sohail to push Pakistan back on the second day of the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Resuming at 59-2 Pakistan lost overnight batsmen Sohail for 38 and Azhar for 22 in the space of just six balls at the same score of 91. Sohail was...

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Corey Anderson joins Pakistan Super League for fourth edition

Web Desk: New Zealand All-rounder Corey Anderson has signed up for Pakistan Super League Fourth edition in the Platinum category. Anderson, 27, has been inducted in the platinum category of the PSL draft, which is scheduled to take place on November 20th. Hello hello! We have some more Platinum roster news for you. New Zealand all rounder @coreyanderson78 joins our...

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Pakistan Squad announced for Test series against New Zealand

On Saturday, Pakistan Cricket Board selection committee  announced 15 men squad against Nee Zealand Test series. Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed will lead the team against Kiwis. In last Test Series, Pakistan was triumph against the Australian side. The three match Test series will commence from November 16 in Abu Dhabi. The second Test match is scheduled to be played in Dubai...

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Imam head injury overshadows Pakistan triumph

Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second day-night international in Abu Dhabi on Friday but the match was overshadowed by a worrying injury to opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq who was taken to hospital after being hit by a short ball. Imam, on 16, was forced to retire after a short delivery from fast bowler Lockie Ferguson hit the...

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Australia beat proteas to break losing streak

Adelaide, Australia: Australia snapped a seven-game losing streak to beat South Africa by seven runs in the second one-dayer in Adelaide on Friday, keeping the series alive and boosting their battered confidence. Set 232 to win, the Proteas could only manage 224-9 in their 50 overs, leaving the series tied at 1-1 with the decider in Hobart on Sunday The...

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2nd ODI: Pakistan beat NZ by six wickets to level series 1-1

ABU DHABI: Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second day-night international in Abu Dhabi, levelling the three-match series 1-1 on Friday. Paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi took a career best 4-38 to keep New Zealand down to 209-9 in their 50 overs before Fakhar Zaman (88) and Babar Azam (46) helped Pakistan reach the target in 40.3 overs. Batting...

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Mohammad Hafeez leaves Peshawar Zalmi after three successful seasons

Web Desk: Veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez on Thursday has announced that he is parting ways with Peshawar Zalmi after representing the PSL franchise for three successful years. The 38-year old announced the news on Twitter, thanking the franchise and its owner, Javed Afridi, for the three-year journey and the memories. Thanks @PeshawarZalmi & @JAfridi10 for such a great journey of...

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‘Go live somewhere else’: Virat Kohli’s rant sparks backlash

India captain Virat Kohli has provoked a social media storm after telling a critic to leave the country for criticising his batting. Kohli told the Indian fan to "go and live somewhere else" in a video on his newly-launched personal app, in which he responded to comments from the public. The fan had said Kohli was "overrated" and less enjoyable...

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Australia rest Starc, Lyon for South Africa, India T20s

SYDNEY: Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, veteran spinner Nathan Lyon and all-rounder Mitch Marsh were all left out of Australia´s Twenty20 squad Thursday to play South Africa and India. Coach Justin Langer said they, along with Peter Siddle, would be better off playing Sheffield Shield cricket to be ready for a busy home summer featuring four Tests against India and two...

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Boult hat-trick stuns Pakistan in first ODI

ABU DHABI: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 47 runs in the first One-Day International of three-match series in Abu Dhabi here on Wednesday. Batting first, New Zealand set a target of 267 runs for Pakistan. In reply, Pakistan were all-out by scoring 219 runs in 47.2 overs. The left-arm strike bowler took a hat-trick with his eighth, ninth and 10th deliveries...

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Ross Taylor doubts Hafeez’s bowling action during match

Web Desk: An interesting development was witnessed during the first one Day between Pakistan and New Zealand when Batsman Ross Taylor by violating the rules of ICC raised objections on the bowling action of Muhammad Hafeez by calling him a 'chucker'. Taylor objected to the bowling action in the 26th over of New Zealand innings. The Kiwi batsman told the...

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Zimbabwe defeats Bangladesh by 151 runs to win their first test match after 5 years

Sylhet: Zimbabwe thumped Bangladesh by 151 runs in the northeastern city of Sylhet on Tuesday to claim their first Test win in five years. Debutant spinner Brendon Mavuta claimed 4-21 while Sikandar Raza grabbed 3-41 as the visitors bowled out Bangladesh for 169 in the second innings on the fourth day. Imrul Kayes hit 43 runs for Bangladesh, top-scoring for...

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Misbah backs Sarfraz to remain captain till 2019 World Cup

Web Desk: Former Pakistani skipper and Cricket committee member Misbah-ul-Haq on Monday comes in support of Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed to remain as captain of the national team till the 2019 World Cup scheduled in England.   “Sarfraz is leading the side from the front and one bad performance doesn’t mean that you start talking about replacing him,” he said while...

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US, South Africa, KSA starts preparations for Global Zalmi League

Web Desk: US, China, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Germany teams have started preparing for the Global Zalmi League. According to the press release issued by Peshawar Zalmi, Global Zalmi players have been selected for the South Korean team. Hong Kong's Kowloon Zalmi just joined the Global Zalmi platform. Global Zalmi league reaches a new stand point. Hong Kong's Kowloon...

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New Australia cricket buzzwords make Warne ‘vomit’

PERTH: Test great Shane Warne says Australian cricket´s new buzzwords, including "elite honesty", make him "vomit" and actions not words should be the focus as the team works to turn itself around. Coach Justin Langer, appointed after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa exposed a win-at-all-costs mentality, has cited the phrase as the way forward for Australian cricket. It followed...

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Unseeded Khachanov stuns Djokovic to win Paris Masters

PARIS: Russia´s Karen Khachanov clinched the biggest win of his career on Sunday with a 7-5, 6-4 upset of Novak Djokovic to claim the Paris Masters title. Khachanov became the third different first-time winner of a Masters tournament this year -- joining Juan Martin del Potro and John Isner -- and denied Djokovic a fourth title in a row ahead...

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Pakistani weightlifter Rabia Shahzad makes Pakistan proud

NEW SOUTH WALES: Pakistani weightlifter Rabia Shahzad has made Pakistan proud by winning gold at the Ralph Cashman Open Weightlifting Championship in New South Wales, Australia. Shahzad, 20 participated in the 55 kg category of the event and lifted a total of 90 kilograms weight, 40kg snatch 50kg clean jerk to claim the top spot. Speaking to the media after...

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