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Legendary Olympian Zakir Hussain passes away

Olympian and former goalkeeper of the national hockey team Zakir Hussain passed away on Monday at the age of 85. Hussain's funeral prayers will be held in his home town Gulshen Anwar Masjid, Jinnah Colony, Wah Cantt. The veteran player won a gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico and a silver medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics...

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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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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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