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Goals galore for Amir and Noor in Leisure Leagues

 Karachi, February 8: Mohammad Amir and Noor Alam each scored hat-tricks and two goals for Lyari Youth Football Club and Sattar Football Club respectively in South District matches of the sixth round of Leisure Leagues Karachi Youth Initiative Football Tournament here at Lyari’s Gabol Park. Amir first scored hat-trick as Lyari Youth defeated Young Baloch…

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Watch: Angry Sarfraz shouts at Martin Guptill during 3rd T20

During the sensational final, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed was seen shouting at New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill. The Green Shirts clinched the Twenty20 series and came up as best Twenty20 side in the world after beating Kiwis in the final. Watch: New Zealand Fall of Wickets in 3rd T20 against Pakistan

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Watch: Fakhar Zaman’s brilliant batting in final T20 vs New Zealand

Batting first on a friendly wicket, Pakistan reached 181 for six. Later, the Green Shirts bulldozed Kiwis at 163 for six in their 20 overs in final Twenty20 match in Mount Maunganui. Opener Fakhar Zaman made 46 off 36 at the top of the innings, leading Pakistan to series victory as the team laid claim…

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“Special” time as Pakistan go top of the Twenty20 world

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand: Pakistan laid claim to being the best Twenty20 side in the world Sunday after beating New Zealand in the series-deciding final Twenty20 match in Mount Maunganui. The 18-run victory gave Pakistan a come-from-behind 2-1 series win that will see them overtake New Zealand at the top of the world T20 rankings. An…

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Boxer Amir Khan is back with wife Faryal ‘after sorting out all issues’

British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan is back again with his wife Faryal Makhdoom after their bitter spat on Twitter and mutual decision to call it quits on their marriage. Amir Khan disclosed the news that he had reconciled with his wife Faryal Makhdoom in a tweet message. A picture was also shared with the tweet in…

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Amir responds to Kohli’s praise for him

KARACHI: Indian captain Virat Kohli recently said that Pakistan’s pacer Mohammad Amir is among the toughest bowlers he has faced in international cricket. Kohli admitted this during a chat show that also featured the legendary Bollywood actor Aamir Khan. “In recent times, Mohammad Amir of Pakistan.. He is in the top two or three bowlers…

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Cricket: Amir back in Pakistan’s Twenty20 squad

LAHORE: Pakistan recalled pace spearhead Mohammad Amir in the 16-man squad for the three-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka starting next week. The 25-year-old suffered a shin injury during the second Test in Dubai but is included in the squad after rehab in the hope that he will recover in time. The first two matches…

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Amir ruled out of ODIs with shin injury

DUBAI: Mohammad Amir has been ruled out of the one-day series against Sri Lanka with a stress injury of his right shin. After being forced off the field on the opening day of the second Test in Dubai he resumed bowling on the second but again had to leave the field. He was then sent…

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Bowler Amir becomes father of baby girl

LAHORE: Fast bowler Muhammed Amir is very happy as he has become father of a baby girl, the cricketer informed his fans on micro-blogging website on Tuesday. Voicing his bountiful mirth on his Twitter handle, Muhammed Amir thanked God and said Almighty has blessed him with a His ‘Rehmat’ (mercy). Shukar Allhumdulilah blessed with the…

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Fakhar and Amir were brilliant: Sangakkara

Pakistan have reaped the rewards of their investment in youth. With Hassan Ali named the player of the tournament, a tactically sound captain, and a skilful although not explosive batting line up, they played in the final played a brand of passionate and brave cricket that they should be immensely proud of, wrote former Sri…

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Cartoonist Sabir Nazar for Samaa — on Pakistan’s victory against India.

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Fakhar ton leaves India with stiff chase

London: Fakhar Zaman’s maiden one-day international hundred was the cornerstone of Pakistan’s 338 for four as they set title-holders and arch-rivals India a stiff chase to win the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday. Caught off a no-ball on three, left-handed opener Fakhar went on to make an impressive 114. He shared a…

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No-ball gives Fakhar Zaman an early life

Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman responded to the pressure of opening against arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday with a brilliant maiden one-day international hundred before falling for 114. Nicknamed ‘soldier’ by his team-mates — he was once a sailor in the Pakistan navy — Fakhar, might have been out on…

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‘Soldier’ Fakhar marches on to Champions Trophy hundred

LONDON: Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman responded to the pressure of opening against arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday with a brilliant maiden one-day international hundred before falling for 114. Nicknamed ‘soldier’ by his team-mates — he was once a sailor in the Pakistan navy — Fakhar, might have been out…

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Pakistan thrash India to clinch Champions Trophy

LONDON: India has won the toss and chose to field in their high octane ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final against Pakistan at The Oval on Sunday, Samaa reported. Mohammad Amir is making his return to the side and Rumman Raees has been dropped from the team. India has not made any change to their playing…

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So how were Pakistan able to defeat Sri Lanka?

By: Omair Alavi Pakistan Cricket team surprised even themselves when they managed to reach the semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, by defeating Sri Lanka in the all-important final league match. Sadly, the encounter confirmed what the pundits have been saying all along – in order for Pakistan to win, the other team must…

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Pakistan-India cricket clash: A blast from the past

In the most recent encounter between India and Pakistan in Asia Cup, Mohamamd Amir’s magical spell nearly pulled off a sensational win.  Can Amir repeat the feat in the Sunday’s high-voltage Champions Trophy match? Only time will tell. Watch the video.

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Video: West Indies lose four early wickets against Pakistan

Watch Mohammad Amir skittle skittle two West Indies batsmen as Pakistan notch four early wickets against the West Indies in the first day of the 1st Test match between the two teams, on Friday. 

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Video: Pakistan capture early Australia wickets

In the first of five one-day internationals in Brisbane, the Kangaroos tumbled when the Green Shirt bowlers targeted their early wickets. Watch this video…

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LIVE UPDATES – Australia vs Pakistan 1st ODI

Finally, Australia beat Pakistan by 92 runs in the first one-day international at the Gabba on Friday. James Faulkner took four wickets for 32 to help Australia dismiss Pakistan for 176 off 42.4 overs. Australia 268/9 defeat Pakistan 176 by 92 runs Wicket! Riaz c Starc b Cummins 6 (8) 42nd over: Pakistan 174-9 (Riaz…

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Cricket: Pakistan’s Amir signs for Essex in 2017

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir will continue his career rehabilitation with Essex in 2017 after the English county announced his signature for the second half of next season on Tuesday. The 24-year-old left-arm seamer, who completed a five-year ban for spot-fixing last year, will link up with Essex on June 19 after the Champions Trophy…

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