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Imran Khan files reply in disqualification case

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan filed a supplementary reply in the Supreme Court of Pakistan during the hearing of the disqualification case against him, Samaa reported. Khan also submitted the record of his income earned while playing county cricket in England. In his reply, Khan stated that county clubs do not keep 20-year…

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Cricket: History awaits India in Women’s World Cup final

London: India have the chance to alter the course of cricket history when they face hosts England in the Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. Since the tournament’s inception in 1973 — two years before the men’s World Cup started – it has been dominated by England and Australia, with New Zealand, in…

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Kaur’s 171 leads India past Australia, into World Cup final

DERBY: India stunned defending champions Australia by 36 runs to secure a spot in the Women’s World Cup final after an undefeated 171 by Harmanpreet Kaur provided the platform for victory on Thursday.

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Chris Gayle wishes to play last test match

Caribbean opener Chris Gayle said a lot of cricket is still present in him to offer to his country, adding, “My record demonstrates my skills.” In an interview with a newspaper, the Jamaican power-hitter said he wished to play the last test match. Watch what else he said.

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England’s Ballance out of third Test

LONDON: England batsman Gary Ballance has been ruled out of next week’s third Test against South Africa with a broken finger, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed Tuesday.

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Cricket: Taylor helps steer England into World Cup final

BRISTOL: Sarah Taylor struck a vital half-century to help England book a place in the Women’s World Cup final as they beat South Africa by two wickets at Bristol on Tuesday. Taylor, back in an England shirt for this tournament after a year out of the game, hit 54 off 76 balls to give England…

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Sri Lanka pull off record chase to beat Zimbabwe

COLOMBO: Fighting half-centuries by Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne sparked Sri Lanka to a record 388 target to beat Zimbabwe by four wickets Tuesday in a pulsating end to the one-off Test. A crucial 121-run sixth-wicket stand between Gunaratne (80 not out) and Dickwella (81) secured Sri Lanka’s best-ever run chase in Colombo. Sri Lanka’s…

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Cricket: Hussain slams ‘abysmal’ England selection

Former England captain Nasser Hussain delivered a withering indictment on the “abysmal” selection behind the current side following their colossal 340-run defeat by South Africa in the second Test at Trent Bridge on Monday. Hussain said too many recent call-ups had failed to deliver the goods at international level. That failure reflected poorly on a…

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South Africa thrash England in 2nd Test

South Africa hammered England by 340 runs to win the second Test at Trent Bridge on Monday and level the four-match series at 1-1. England, set a mammoth 474 runs for victory, collapsed to 133 all out in their second innings 40 minutes before tea on the fourth day. No England batsman made a fifty…

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Mendis stays firm in record Sri Lanka chase

COLOMBO: Kusal Mendis scored a fluent half-century to keep Sri Lanka’s hopes of chasing a record 388 alive on day four of the one-off Test against Zimbabwe on Monday. The hosts were 170 for three at stumps, with Mendis (60) batting alongside Angelo Mathews (17) at Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium. Sri Lanka’s highest-ever successful run…

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Morris and Philander rip through England

NOTTINGHAM: South Africa took four quick wickets to close in on victory and level the series, after England’s top order crumbled on the fourth morning of the second test at Trent Bridge on Monday. By lunch, England were 79-4, having lost Keaton Jennings, Gary Ballance, captain Joe Root and Alastair Cook to Vernon Philander and…

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Facing music: Captain Sana Mir may be dropped from team

ISLAMABAD: Sana Mir is likely to lose captaincy as well as her place in the team after Pakistan’s pathetic performance in the ICC Women World Cup in England. “She (Sana) failed to lead Pakistan in a proper way. Her own performance too was not satisfactory. The board is likely to take a decision next week…

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England requires to bat well to save 2nd test

Hashim Amla helped South Africa pile on the runs to leave England facing what would be a record-breaking chase in the second Test at Trent Bridge on Sunday. South Africa set England 474 to win after declaring their second innings on 343 for nine late on the third day. The most made by any side…

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Zimbabwe on top in Colombo Test

Sikandar Raza hit a gritty 97 not out to help Zimbabwe recover from a top-order collapse and stretch their second innings lead over Sri Lanka to 262 in the one-off Test on Sunday. The visitors were 252 for six at stumps on day three, with Raza and Malcolm Waller (57) putting on an unbeaten 107-run…

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Cremer’s strikes rattle Sri Lanka on Day 2

Zimbabwe skipper Graeme Cremer claimed three wickets to dent Sri Lanka’s first innings reply on the second day of the one-off Test in Colombo on Saturday. Cremer’s leg-spin and two crucial run outs left Sri Lanka reeling at 293-7 at stumps. Asela Gunaratne (24) and Rangana Herath (5) were at the crease with the hosts…

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South Africa 75-1, lead England by 205 runs in 2nd Test

South Africa were 75 for one in their second innings, a lead of 205 runs, at stumps on the second day of the second Test against England at Trent Bridge on Saturday. Dean Elgar was 38 not out and Hashim Amla 23 not out. England lead the four-match series 1-0 after a 211-run victory in…

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Imad Wasim spends quality time with cancer patients at SKMH

LAHORE: Children being treated for cancer at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital got to spend quality time with Pakistani cricketer Imad Wasim, who paid a visit to the hospital on Saturday. The all-rounder was quick to post pictures of his visit to the cancer hospital on Twitter, urging his fans to support child cancer…

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WATCH: Student celebrates graduation in Hasan Ali style

A student celebrated his graduation in Hasan Ali style and his celebration and the video of his celebration was posted on Twitter. International Cricket Council (ICC) also shared the celebration of the micro-blogging website.

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Sri Lanka bowl out Zimbabwe for 356 on Day 2

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath claimed five wickets in helping bowl out Zimbabwe for 356 on the second day of the one-off Test in Colombo on Saturday. The visitors, who resumed the day on 344-8, survived just 4.4 overs in the morning session at R Premadasa Stadium. Overnight centurion Craig Ervine top-scored with his Test…

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Amla and De Kock turn on style against England

NOTTINGHAM: Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock shared an unbroken century stand as South Africa advanced to 179 for two at tea on the first day of the second Test against England at Trent Bridge on Friday. Amla was 65 not out, having become just the fourth South African after Jacques Kallis, Graeme Smith and…

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Cricket: Pollock fears for South Africa’s future

LONDON: South Africa great Graeme Pollock told AFP the Proteas will have to accept being a “middle of the road” Test side at best if they stick with racial transformation as a key component of selection. Transformation is designed to cope with the legacy of apartheid, when largely only white players such as Pollock, one…

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