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Mitchell Starc, Behrendorff take Australia to World Cup semi-final

LONDON: Australia reached the semi-final stage of the World Cup tournament with 64 runs win against England courtesy a five-wicket haul by Jason Behrendorff. Mitchell Starc returned to take the key wicket of England dangerman Ben Stokes as reigning champions Australia closed in on a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup at Lord´s on Thursday. When left-arm fast...

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Spurs in Champions League final as Lucas breaks Ajax hearts

AMSTERDAM: An emotional Mauricio Pochettino called his Tottenham Hotspur players "super-heroes" after they reached the Champions League final for the first time in their history as a Lucas Moura hat-trick saw them come back from the dead to beat Ajax on Wednesday and leave the Dutch side heartbroken. Ajax´s improbable European run seemed set to go on all the way...

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Pakistan v England: Rain halts Oval ODI

OVAL: Rain halts the first one day international at Oval between Pakistan and England as Green Shirts score 71 with two wickets down. Prior to rain, English chose to field after winning the toss as Imam Ul Haq scores 34 with Babar Azam leaving the field with 16 runs. Fakhar Zaman scored 3 runs while Haris Sohail scored 16. Both...

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England wins toss, chose to field first against Pakistan

OVAL: England, after winning the toss, opted to field first in the first one day international against Pakistan on Wednesday as rain restricts the game to 47 overs each side. Both the teams are putting their sights on the World Cup as this series could prove to be the true test preparation for World Cup. A victory in this series...

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Chris Gayle named West Indies vice captain for World Cup

The West Indies cricket board has named opening batsman Chris Gayle as the deputy to skipper Jason Holder for the 50-over World Cup, which begins at the end of this month in England and Wales. Former captain Gayle, 39, will be playing in his fifth World Cup and has amassed over 10,000 runs in 289 one-day internationals for the Caribbean...

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First ODI: Pakistan-England clash at Oval as both teams eyeing on preparations for World Cup

Pakistan and England will clash today (Wednesday) in the first one Day International Match to be played in Oval. Both the teams are putting their sights on the World Cup as this series could prove to be the true test preparation for World Cup. A victory in this series would be much needed: Pakistan have lost 12 of their 23...

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Sana Mir shines as Pakistani women defeat South Africa

POTCHEFSTROOM: Pakistan women team created history on Monday by defeating South Africa by eight wickets in first one day international at the Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. In their biggest win in terms of balls remaining, Pakistani bowlers restricted Proteas to 63 all out in only 22.5 overs with Sana Mir dismissing four batswomen and Nashra Sandhu taking two wickets. Mignon...

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Eoin Morgan plays captain’s knock as England beat Pakistan in a lone T20 match

CARDIFF: England captain Eoin Morgan led his side to a seven-wicket win over Pakistan in a lone Twenty20 international in Cardiff on Sunday with an unbeaten innings of 57. Test skipper Joe Root made 47 and James Vince 36 as England overhauled Pakistan´s total of 173 for six with four balls to spare at Sophia Gardens. It was England´s second...

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Pakistan wins toss, chose to bat first against England at Cardiff

CARDIFF: Pakistan on Sunday won the toss and opted to bat first against England in the first Twenty20 International at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff today. Pakistan Captain Sarfraz Ahmed said after winning the toss his team will try to give a big target to the English and have become familiar with the conditions after the practice matches. England Captain...

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Did not resign, removed from the position: PHF secretary Shahbaz Senior

LAHORE: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary Shahbaz Ahmad Senior on Sunday said he did not resign from his position but was removed. Shahbaz said he is not hungry for the position and showed his unwillingness to work with the PHF president, adding, “three months ago I had handed in my resignation but it was not accepted.” "I was removed so...

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Pakistan, England to face-off in Cardiff T20 today

CARDIFF: Pakistan and England to face-off for a Twenty20 international at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff today. England partakes in the competition sore from a four-wicket defeat at the hands of Ireland in a one-day international on Friday in Malahide. England was restricted to 101 by 19-year-old Irish debutante Josh Little in a 199 run chase. Little took 4 wickets...

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Shahid Afridi slams Waqar as mediocre and terrible coach in autobiography

KARACHI: Shahid Afridi’s autobiography ‘Game Changer’ is the new talk of the town, with the swashbuckling all-rounder revealing the never-shared-before details about his personal and cricketing life. In his memoir, co-written with journalist Wajahat S Khan, the former skipper has narrated his life’s journey from humble beginnings in the mountains of northwest Pakistan to his illustrious career as a cricketer...

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We can´t discount Mohammad Amir from World Cup: Wasim Akram

KARACHI: Legendary paceman Wasim Akram cautioned against discounting Mohammad Amir ahead of next month´s World Cup, saying Pakistan´s pace spearhead would return to form following a disappointing string of performances at the crease. The 27-year-old Amir was left off Pakistan´s preliminary World Cup squad but has a chance to force his way back into the final 15 if he does...

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Alex Hales withdrawn from England World Cup squad

LONDON: England batsman Alex Hales will not feature at the World Cup after being withdrawn from all international squads following an off-field incident not related to cricket, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Monday. Hales was included in the 15-man preliminary World Cup squad for the tournament in England and Wales but it emerged last week that he...

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Former English cricketer pinning hopes on”mercurial” Pakistan team to lift WC 2019 trophy

Former England captain Nasser Hussain is not ruling Pakistan out of a potential victory in the upcoming ICC Men's Cricket World Cup in England and Wales. Hussain, who played 96 Tests and 88 one-day internationals for England, described Pakistan as a “mercurial” outfit. "Many Pakistani fans will say they have followed their team for too long and had their hearts...

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Imad fetches Pakistan victory against Kent in tour opener

LONDON: Imad Wasim hit an unbeaten century as Pakistan began their tour of England with a 100-run win over Kent on Saturday. The all-rounder's 117 not out, his career-best List A score, featured 13 fours and four sixes. It was the cornerstone of Pakistan´s commanding 358 for seven from 50 overs at a windswept Beckenham and that proved far too...

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Pakistan Under-19 tour to Sri Lanka called off

Sri Lanka has postponed a tour of Pakistan's under-19 team following the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 253 in the island country, a Sri Lankan cricket board (SLC) source told Reuters on Saturday. The militant Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb attacks on three churches and four hotels all but one of which were in...

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