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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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Pakistan’s Amir flies home to sick mother

ABU DHABI: Mohammad Amir quit Pakistan’s one-day series against the West Indies and flew home on Tuesday after his mother was taken seriously ill, the Pakistan Cricket Board said. The 24-year-old left for Lahore and will miss the third and final one-day international against West Indies in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. “The team management has…

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Newly-wed Amir leaves for Dubai for Windies series

LAHORE: Having passed busy days tying the nuptial knot in Lahore over last couple of days, Pakistani fast bowler Muhammed Amir scuttled, along with his newly married wife, to Dubai to take part in Twenty20 series against West Indies. It should be mentioned here that the fast bowler had already apprised Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)…

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Mohammad Amir praises wife Narjis

LAHORE: Star pacer Mohammad Amir on Monday praised his wife Narjis for standing by him during difficult times. Speaking to media persons on Rasm-e-Hina in Lahore, Amir, who was seen wearing dark green kurta, said that Narjis had always supported him. “Narjis stood by my side during the most difficult moments of my life,” he…

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Yasir Shah strikes as England lose Root

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan’s Yasir Shah took the key wicket of Joe Root as England found runs hard to come by on the fourth day of the third Test at Edgbaston on Saturday. At tea, England were 262 for four in their second innings — a lead of 159 runs — after losing both Root (62) and…

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Video: Amir bowls Hales

Pacer Muhammad Amir struck early to remove Alex Hales early on the first day of Old Trafford. Watch the video.

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Amir set for new life

LONDON: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said Mohammad Amir could start a “new life” after he completed his return to he scene of his spot-fixing shame by rounding off victory over England in the first Test at Lord’s on Sunday. The corresponding Test match between England and Pakistan at Lord’s in 2010 saw teenage sensation Amir take…

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Yasir Shah wins acclaims at Lord’s

The world had its focus on fast bowler Muhammed Amir in first Pakistan test against England at Lord’s. But, spinner Yasir Shah stole the show with amazing performance, unrivalled in 20 years at this iconic ground. More in this report.

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Yasir Shah’s six wickets

The magic of Yasir Shah left England in a spin, as he becomes the test bowler who claimed the highest number of wickets in 13 matches. He also became the first leg-spinner taking the most wickets at Lord’s in 20 years. Watch this video for wickets which he grabbed.

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