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Abid Ali scores maiden century as Pakistan, Sri Lanka Test heads for draw

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan's opener Abid Ali scored his maiden Test ton as he became the first batsman to score hundreds on Test and one-day international debut, as the first Test in Pakistan since the 2009 attacks heads for a draw. Ali’s century made him the first male player to score century on ODI and Test debuts. The only other player to...

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‘Be match-winners,’ Lasith Malinga advises next generation

Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka's strike bowler for so many years, signed out of one-day international cricket with a reminder of just how good he is, taking 3/38 in his side's 91-run win against Bangladesh. Malinga finished with 338 wickets in 226 matches – going ahead of Anil Kumble to be ninth on the all-time list – wrapping things up nicely...

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M. Amir bids farewell to Test cricket, announces retirement from traditional format

LAHORE: Pakistan's fast bowler, Mohammad Amir on Friday announced retirement from the test cricket, saying that he would like to focus on One Day Internationals ODI(ODI) and T 20s. "It has been an honour to represent Pakistan in the pinnacle and traditional format of the game. I, however, have decided to move away from the longer version so I can...

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PCB refuses to comment on Imamul Haq controversy, calling it a personal issue

LAHORE: The Pakistani Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday refused to comment on a scandal surrounding cricketer Imam-ul-Haq calling it a personal issue. Pakistan opener has been accused of manipulating and cheating on multiple women. The issue arose on Wednesday when a twitter user posted several screenshots of alleged Whatsapp and Instagram conversations between Imam and several other girls. The user,...

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Ireland restricts England to 85 runs in Lord’s test

LONDON: England crashed back to earth after their World Cup triumph as they were skittled for 85 on a humiliating opening morning of their four-day test against Ireland at Lord's on Wednesday. Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat under blue skies but the morning belonged to Ireland, and in particular Tim Murtagh who ripped through the England...

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Sri Lankan security team to visit Pakistan next month: PCB

Web -Desk (Syed Tazmeen Javed): According to Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday, the Sri Lankan team security delegation will visit Pakistan next month to monitor the overall security situation. Pakistan has extended the offer to the Sri Lankan board to play two test matches in Karachi and Lahore in October. The security delegation will visit venues in Karachi and Lahore.

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Cricket World Cup final umpire says he do not regret the decision

The umpire who awarded England six runs from a freak overthrow in the last over of the World Cup final has admitted he made an "error" and should have given one run fewer, a report said on Sunday. A throw to the stumps deflected off the bat of a diving Ben Stokes as he tried to complete a second run...

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Inazamam-ul-Haq steps down as chief selector

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team selector, Inzamam-ul Haq on Wednesday announced that he is stepping down from his post in a press conference here at Gaddafi stadium.   The legendary batsmen said that he does not seek an extension from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and thanked the other staff members for supporting him. Inzamam was lashed by critics as his...

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Simon Taufel points out grave error in giving extra run to England against NZ in WC final

Five-time ICC umpire of the year award-winning Australian umpire Simon Taufel has pointed out a grave error for awarding six runs to England instead of five in the final of World Cup 2019. Taufel, who is currently a part of the MCC’s laws sub-committee that makes the rules governing cricket, told an Australian based news channel that England should have...

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Luck smiles on England as Eoin Morgan lifts World Cup trophy for first time

LONDON: England made history on Sunday by winning the World Cup 2019 after a thrilling super over at the home of cricket, Lord's. The underdog New Zealand equalized the total (15 runs) but the Eoin Morgan's team had its name on the trophy due to scoring more boundaries in their batting innings. Needing to surpass New Zealand´s 241-8 to win...

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Djokovic saves match points to claim fifth Wimbledon title in the record-breaking final

LONDON: Novak Djokovic saved two match points to clinch a fifth Wimbledon title and 16th major on Sunday, shattering Roger Federer´s bid to become the oldest Grand Slam champion in the longest final ever played at the tournament. Despite being outplayed by the 37-year-old Swiss for large parts of the knife-edge encounter, the world number one triumphed 7-6 (7/5), 1-6,...

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World Cup Final: New Zealand sets a mild target of 242 runs for England

LONDON: New Zealand, in World Cup 2019 finale on Sunday, set a mild target of 242 runs for host England here at Lord's, London. Henry Nicholls, with 55 runs, and Tom Latham with 47 runs remained the only Kiwi top scorers of the day. Followed by skipper Kane Williamson with 30 runs. Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett dismissed three Englishmen...

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

LONDON: New Zealand, in the final match of World Cup 2019 on Sunday, opted to bat first against England here at Lord's, London. When England exited the 2015 edition with an embarrassing defeat by Bangladesh, few were tipping them as potential champions in four years' time. As England captain Eoin Morgan put it, "If you had offered us the position...

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World Cup Final: England, New Zealand clash to claim golden trophy today

LONDON: England face New Zealand in the World Cup final today knowing years of planning come down to a single day at Lord's. When England exited the 2015 edition with an embarrassing defeat by Bangladesh, few were tipping them as potential champions in four years' time. As England captain Eoin Morgan put it, "If you had offered us the position...

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Afghan Cricket Board names Rashid Khan captain

KABUL: The Afghan Cricket Board (ACB) named leg spinner Rashid Khan captain across all the major formats Friday, despite a disappointing World Cup for the Twenty20 sensation. Asghar Afghan was also appointed Vice-Captain, the ACB said in the tweet announcing the decision, which gave no further details. Khan came into the World Cup as cricket´s hottest property after catching the...

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Pakistan Cricket will rise to next level for sure

By: |Syed Ahad Hussain| Now that the World Cup zeal is over for Pakistan fans, it is time to evaluate what the team did right or wrong in England over the last one month. Despite having the most terrible possible start to its campaign, Pakistan did what Pakistan does usually, i.e. kept its fans, even the neutrals, on the edge...

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Jason Roy cleared to play World Cup final despite umpire outburst

BIRMINGHAM: England star Jason Roy has been cleared to play in Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand despite showing dissent at an umpire's decision while helping the hosts book their place in the showpiece match. The Surrey opener had made 85 to set England well on their way to an eventual eight-wicket against Australia in Thursday's semi-final at Edgbaston...

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