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Asia Cup: Maliks heroics get Pakistan over the line over a game Afghanistan

DUBAI: Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat against Pakistan in the group four match of the Asia Cup 2018 at Abu-Dhabi Cricket Stadium here on Friday. Pakistan did three changes in team. Shaheen Shah Afridi, Muhammad Nawaz and Haris Sohail are replacing Shadab Khan, Amir and Faheem Ashraf. After defeating Bangladesh in the final match of the group...

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Sri Lanka edge out South Africa by 3 wickets in only T20

COLOMBO: Spinner Lakshan Sandakan starred in Sri Lanka´s hard fought three-wicket win over South Africa in the only Twenty20 international after bowling out the visitors for their lowest total in the game´s shortest format. Electing to bat in the only T20 match of the tour, South Africa were bowled out for 98, a total the hosts surpassed with four overs...

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Nowshera Zalmi Greens crowned Zalmi Azadi Cup 2018

The Zalmi Azadi Cup 2018 ended today with Nowshera Zalmi Greens being crowned the champions. They won the match by 7 wickets. Khyber Zalmi greens were put to bat first and they scored 151 runs and were all out. Rehan Afridi scored 40 runs and was the top scorer. Umar Alam took 3 wickets. In reply, Nowshera Zalmi Greens chased...

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Stokes punished enough, says Vaughan as former gets clearance from affray charges

London -England all-rounder Ben Stokes should be welcomed back into the Test team after being cleared of affray on Tuesday, said former national captain Michael Vaughan. Vaughan, who has forged a successful career as a pundit since retiring from the crease, said the 27-year-old New Zealand-born star had been punished enough over the 11 months since a late night excursion...

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Ben Stokes acquitted of affray

England cricketer Ben Stokes was found not guilty of affray by a jury in less than three hours of deliberations on Tuesday following a trial at Bristol Crown Court. The 27-year-old -- whose co-defendant Ryan Ali was also found not guilty -- had been charged following a brawl hours after England played the West Indies in a one-day international in...

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Kapil Dev declines to attend Imran oath taking ceremony

New-Delhi: According to Indian media reported on Tuesday, former India captain Kapil Dev won’t be attending the oath-taking ceremony of  nominated Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan. Kapil Dev has declined the invitation extended by Imran’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party citing ‘personal reasons’, a local news report said. He is one of the three cricketers from India invited to attend the leader’s...

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Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart of the legendary Hart Foundation passes away

Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, an ex-WWE star has died on Monday. He was 63. Neidhart fell at his home in Wesley Chapel, Florida and struck his head and "succumbed to his injury", said the Pasco Sheriff's Office, according to the Associated Press. Neidhart was one of the founding members of the Hart Foundation with his brother-in-law, Bret “Hit Man” Hart....

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Spain’s La Liga matches to stream free on Facebook for Pakistani viewers

BARCELONA  - Spain’s top flight soccer division La Liga announced on Tuesday a landmark deal with Facebook which will allow viewers in the Indian sub-continent to watch every game over the next three seasons for free on the social network. A statement from La Liga said all 380 league matches for the new season, which begins on Friday, would be...

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Sri Lankan great Sangakkara says has no ‘ambitions’ to be next Imran Khan

Sri Lanka's batting legend Kumar Sangakkara Monday said he had no intention of making a foray into politics after local media reported he was eyeing next year's presidential elections. Sangakkara's comments came amid a media frenzy comparing him to Imran Khan, the cricketing great who is set to be sworn in as Pakistan's prime minister on Saturday. "I would like...

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India agonises over ‘humiliating’ Lord’s disaster

NEW DELHI: India´s media on Monday lashed out at "abysmal batting" that led to a crushing innings defeat by England in the second Test at Lord´s. Mail Today called India´s performance a "humiliating defeat" while The Hindu newspaper´s headline said "Another abysmal batting display sends India to its doom" after the team were bowled out for 107 and 130. The...

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Happy Birthday Rawalpindi Express

The former Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhter, fastest bowler of all times in the history of cricket, has turned 43, today. On this day, Mr.Akhtar was born in Rawalpindi. He, more commonly known as “Rawalpindi Express” , had his Test debut in November 1997 as an opening fast bowler and three months later , he played his first One Day International...

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Woakes maiden century in Lord’s test giving English side a firm grip over shattered Indians

LONDON: Chris Woakes continued a superb return to England duty with a maiden Test century against India at Lord´s on Saturday as the home side took a firm grip on the match. When bad light forced an early close on the third day, England were 357 for six in reply to India´s meagre first-innings 107 -- a commanding lead of...

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Pogba leads Man Utd to winning Premier League start

MANCHESTER: Paul Pogba assumed the responsibility of captain handed to him by Jose Mourinho to help Manchester United get off to a winning start in the Premier League with a 2-1 win over Leicester City on Friday. Less than a month since Pogba scored in the World Cup final to help France lift the trophy, he was thrown straight into...

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Messi assumes Barcelona captaincy

Lionel Messi will captain Barcelona this season with Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique acting as the Argentine legend's lieutenants, the club announced on Friday. Messi will lead Barca out in the Spanish SuperCup on Sunday against Sevilla in the Moroccan port of Tangier. The club confirmed: "The No.10 (Messi) who filled the role of second captain since 2015 will this...

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Shahzaib Hasan’s ban extended to four years

LAHORE: Disgraced cricketer Shahzaib Hasan, who was banned for one year for his involvement in a spot-fixing case of Pakistan Super League in 2017, got another three years of similar punishment in a verdict of an appeal he had filed against his one-year ban. “An independent adjudicator, headed by Justice (retd) Hamid Hasan, on Friday increased the ban to four...

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Rain washes out first day in England-India 2nd Test

LONDON: Rain meant there was no play on the first day of the second Test between England and India at Lord´s on Thursday. Early morning overcast skies in north London eventually gave way to gentle but persistent rain which was sufficient to ensure the pitch and square remained fully covered. The match had been due to start at 11:00am (1000...

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How the Premier League’s top six stand after transfer window

LONDON: With the Premier League´s transfer window closing on Thursday, the top title contenders have completed their squad building until January. Here is a look at how the division´s elite teams fared in the transfer market and what their prospects are for the coming season: Manchester City [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="419"] Last season's runaway champions Man City added former Premier...

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