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England bat against India in second ODI

The second one-day international between England and India is being played at Lord’s.

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SNGPL Pak International Squash tournament reaches semis stage

All the seeded players breezed into the semifinals of the SNGPL Pakistan International Squash Circuit-II Men’s and Women’s 2018 after defeating their respective opponents at the Punjab Squash Complex courts on Thursday. In the first quarterfinal of the day, top seed of the tournament Farhan Zaman defeated Kashif Asif. Kashif Asif had no answers to…

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International squash tournament kicks off in Pakistan

Tenth seed Kashif Asif (Pakistan) caused a major upset in the SNGPL Pakistan International Squash Circuit-II 2018 when he stunned No 2 seed Israr Ahmad (Pakistan) in the main round at the Punjab Squash Complex on Wednesday. Kashif, who was a wildcard holder in the tournament, started the match exceptionally and put Israr under tremendous…

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Cricket has over a billion fans, survey finds

The football World Cup may be attracting viewers across the planet but cricket has a huge audience too, with a fanbase of more than a billion people, a major new survey says. The report, conducted by Nielsen Sports for the International Cricket Council, put the number of fans at 1.039 billion — mostly male, living…

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Jacks of all trades: sports stars who starred in movies

Many sports personalities have shown that their talents are not restricted to their respective sports by starring in movies. Many known athletes have gone on to make films and display their acting skills. SAMAA Digital lists several famous sports stars who have gone on to become actors. Brett Lee The Australian fast bowler played the…

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Seven cricketers who played more than one sport

There are many athletes across the world who have shown exceptional skill in more than one sport. Similarly, there are many cricketers who played more than one sport. SAMAA Digital lists seven cricketers who have played more than one sport. Don Bradman The greatest batsman in cricket was also a good squash player and he…

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Pakistan recall all-rounder Hafeez after bowling action cleared

Pakistan recalled Mohammad Hafeez to their Twenty20 and one-day squads for the tour of Zimbabwe after the all-rounder’s bowling action was cleared last month. The 37-year-old had his bowling reported as suspect during the one-day series against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates last October before an assessment declared his action as illegal -–…

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Slick Pakistan too strong for Scotland in T20 rout

Shoaib Malik blasted a quick-fire 49 as Pakistan powered to an 84-run rout of Scotland in the second Twenty20 international on Wednesday. Malik’s unbeaten innings took just 22 balls and containing five sixes and one four, setting the stage for Pakistan to seal a 2-0 series win. Fakhar Zaman (33) and Ahmed Shehzad (24) rattled…

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Training camp for Women Intercollegiate Games 2018 underway

The summer camps for the Women Intercollegiate Games 2018 went underway. Students have started training for cricket, football, basketball, hockey and table tennis competitions at Lahore’s Kinniard College. “We are fasting and practicing for the games as well,” cricketer Iram Javed said. “So this is a passion to do something for our country.” Rubeena said…

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Bess guides England into the lead against Pakistan despite Root loss

Dominic Bess belied his position as a nightwatchman by guiding England into a first-innings lead against Pakistan on a rain-marred day of the second Test at Headingley on Saturday. England were 199 for three at tea, 25 runs in front, after rain meant there was no play before lunch. Bess was 40 not out, having scored 57…

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World Cup fever mounts as France turns on the TV

Over 7.6 million viewers tuned in to French television’s TF1 to see France thump Italy 3-1 in Nice in their second World Cup warm up game, according to figures released on Saturday. The Friday evening prime time slot featuring a sumptuous goal from Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele only just edged out Monday’s viewing figures of…

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Rain delay frustrates England in second Test against Pakistan

Rain delayed the scheduled 11:00am local time (1000 GMT start) of the second day´s play in the second Test between England and Pakistan at Headingley on Saturday. Persistent early morning drizzle saw the pitch and surrounding square remain fully covered, with the rain that was falling steadily from grey skies above Leeds not showing much…

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PCB’s anti-corruption unit contacts Hasan Raza in light of allegations

The anti-corruption unit of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has contacted ex-cricket Hasan Raza in light of recent allegations that he was involved in spot-fixing.  According to details, the PCB’s anti-corruption unit asked questions from the Pakistani cricketer relating to the video in which he can be seen sitting in a room, with an ex-Indian…

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Pakistan cruise to victory in Lord’s against England by 9 wickets

  Pakistan won the first Test match at Lord’s against England by nine wickets, beating the hosts convincingly by outclassing them in all three departments of the game.  Mohammad Abbas was named the Player of the Match for his spectacular performance, which saw him notching eight wickets–four in each innings. As the fourth day began,…

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England 37-2 in 2nd Innings, Pakistan lead by 142 runs in 1st Test

England were 37 for two in their second innings, a deficit of 142 runs, at lunch on the third day of the first Test against Pakistan at Lord’s on Saturday. Joe Root, the England captain, was 22 not out and Dawid Malan unbeaten on nought. England lost both their left-handed openers before lunch after conceding a large…

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Sharapova seeks redemption on Roland Garros clay

When Maria Sharapova last played the French Open in 2015, she did so as defending champion. Denied a wildcard by Roland Garros organizers last year on her return from a 15-month doping ban, the Russian was dogged by injury and controversy as she tried to get her career back on track. Now 31, it would…

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Returning Serena Williams ready to deny Paris convention

Convention would have it that to succeed on the grueling clay courts of Roland Garros requires playing a stack of matches and having miles in your legs. But then Serena Williams has never been one to take too much notice of convention. The 23-times grand slam singles champion will be back at Roland Garros having…

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Nadal back at number one ahead of bid for 11th French Open crown

Rafa Nadal returned to the top of the world rankings on Monday after winning his eighth Italian Open title at the weekend to confirm once more his status as the king of the clay court. Sunday’s 6-1 1-6 6-3 victory over German Alexander Zverev on the Rome dirt ensured the 31-year-old would leapfrog Roger Federer…

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Saeed Anwar smashed his brilliant 194-run innings 21 years ago

Twenty-one years on and we still can’t get over former Pakistani batting great Saeed Anwar’s 194-run innings that he smashed against India.  Anwar’s 194 runs remained the highest score in ODIs for 12 years before it was broken. On that day, Saeed Anwar punished Indian bowlers to no end, smashing sixes and fours all over…

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Karachi’s heat takes its toll on cricketers

Pakistani international cricketers are in Karachi for the Ramazan Day and Night tournament and the sweltering heat has taken its toll on them.  “There is a difference between the heat of Karachi and Punjab,” says fast bowler Muhammad Irfan. “Hence I use wet towels on my body to ensure it does not get too heated.”…

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Sports is the way to stop war, says boxer Amir Khan on Pak-India ties

Sports is the way to stop war, British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan said while talking about Pak-India ties. “I know India and Pakistan have problems all the time,” he told the media in Lahore. “The only way of fixing this problem is [through] sports.” He said he will announce the date of his next boxing match…

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