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Cricket: Pujara holds out as India struggle

Kolkata: Cheteshwar Pujara stood firm against a relentless Sri Lankan pace attack as India stumbled to 74-5 before rain cut short the second day of the first Test on Friday. Fast bowler Dasun Shanaka struck twice on a cloudy morning session at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens as the hosts struggled to improve on their overnight 17-3….

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Rain delays first Test between Sri Lanka and India

KOLKATA: Rain delayed the toss for the opening Test between India and Sri Lanka in Kolkata on Thursday. Inclement weather in the eastern city of Kolkata had forced the two teams to cancel their practice on the eve of the first of the three Tests and drizzle Thursday morning kept the covers in place at…

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Cricket: Sri Lanka eyes ex-Bangladesh coach

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka is in talks to hire former Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha to groom its national team for the 2019 cricket World Cup, sources said Wednesday. The 49-year-old Sri Lankan stepped down from the Bangladesh team earlier this month after a disastrous tour of South Africa. Since then there has been speculation he…

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Cricket: India’s Pandya rested for Sri Lanka Tests

New Delhi: India’s rising star Hardik Pandya on Friday pulled out of a Test series against Sri Lanka with the cricket board saying the all-rounder needs a break. The 24-year-old is to head for rehabilitation instead of being part of the 16-man squad for the first two of the three-match series which starts next Thursday…

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Hafeez’s bowling action has improved: consultant

LONDON: Carl Crow – bowling consultant of Pakistani bowler Mohammad Hafeez – announced that the spinner’s bowling action has improved. According to reports, Hafeez met with Crow on Wednesday. Crow said that Hafeez has been improving his technique on bowling and expressed his surety that the Pakistani off-spinner will clear the bowling action test. It…

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Cricket: Witchcraft helped us win, says Sri Lanka captain

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s surprise two-match Test cricket win against Pakistan this month was down to witchcraft, captain Dinesh Chandimal said Tuesday, drawing mockery on social media. Chandimal told reporters he had received a special blessing from a meyni, or sorcerer, ahead of the two-match series in the United Arab Emirates. “I am always ready to…

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Najam Sethi says will try to ensure PSL final is played in Karachi

LAHORE: PCB Chairman Najam Sethi said on Tuesday that he would try to ensure that the final of the third edition of the Pakistan Super League is played in Karachi.  Speaking to media personnel, Najam Sethi said that by February, the stadium in Karachi will be prepared to host PSL matches. He also said that…

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Sri Lanka thanks Pakistan for excellent security arrangements

LAHORE: Sri Lankan Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara thanked Pakistan for the excellent security arrangements made for the last Twenty20 game of the series at Lahore, Samaa reported. The Sri Lankan Sports Minister met his Pakistani counterpart Hussain Pirzada at Pakistan Sports Board and reviewed ways to enhance sporting ties between the two countries. Pirzada said…

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Fan protests ‘Mujhe Kyu Nikala’ for Ahmad Shahzad

LAHORE: Taking cue from the ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Ahmad Shahzad became yet another member of ‘Mujhe Kyn Nikala’ club. Having shown no impressive performance in ODI series and previous two Twneyt20 matches, the batsman has been shown the door in the last T20 against Sri Lanka played in Lahore on Sunday. One of…

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Hafeez to undergo bowling action test in England

LAHORE: Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez on Monday left for England for his bowling action test, Samaa reported. The spinner’s bowling action was reported in the recent one-day series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The test will take place on 1st November 2017. Before leaving for England, Hafeez expressed his…

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Shoaib Malik, Sania Mirza rock on Twitter

LAHORE: The clean sweep in the last Twenty20 International played versus Sri Lanka in Lahore delighted all and sundry. Shoaib Malik and his wife Sania Mirza also created excitement with their tweets on the micro-blogging website. Chalen phir is pe?? 😏😂😂#MOM #Manoftheseries @realshoaibmalik — Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) October 29, 2017 Shoaib Malik was declared…

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Sri Lankan team leave for Dubai

LAHORE: Sri Lankan cricket team have left for Dubai after playing the third and final T20 match against Pakistan in Lahore on Sunday. According to details, Sri Lankan team left for Dubai through EK-623. The guest team arrived at airport under high security. The team stayed for few hours in the State Rest House at…

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I played innings according to match situation: Shoaib

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team’s senior player and man of the match of the third and last T20, Shoaib Malik said he played a good innings according to the match situation to play his part in teams victory against Sri Lanka.

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Wickets: Fakhar Zaman, Umar Amin out

Sri Lankan captain Thisara Perera won the toss and sent Pakistan into bat in the third and final Twenty20 international in Lahore on Sunday. Watch wickets of Fakhar Zaman and Umar Amin…

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Video: National anthem of Sri Lanka played in 3rd T20

Thousands of fans filled Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium Sunday for Pakistan’s Twenty20 showdown with Sri Lanka, marking the return of Sri Lankan team in the international event eight years after a militant attack in Lahore. The stadium was buzzing as the countries’ respective national anthems were played before a capacity 23,000 crowd. Watch this video…

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Live Updates: Pakistan complete T20 clean sweep of Sri Lanka

LAHORE: The final Twenty20 of three-match series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Lahore’s Qaddafi Stadium today (Sunday) is a proud moment that marks return of international cricket to Pakistan eight years after the Sri Lankan team was attacked in Lahore. Sri Lankan captain Thisara Perera won the toss and sent Pakistan into bat in…

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Watch: Pakistan team reach Lahore for third T20 against Sri Lanka

Pakistan team reached Lahore for the third and final Twenty20 game of the series against Sri Lanka.

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Sania Mirza reaches Lahore to watch T20 against Sri Lanka

LAHORE: Sania Mirza – wife of Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik – reached Lahore to watch the third and final Twenty20 against Sri Lanka. In her picture tweet, the Indian tennis star expressed her happiness as she shared a picture of the house with caption reading “Home”. She also included a heart emoji in the tweet…

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Video: Sarfraz Ahmed thanks Sri Lanka for touring Pakistan

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has thanked Sri Lankan cricket team for visiting Pakistan in his video message.

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Video: Thisara Parera jovial over visiting Pakistan

Captain of Sri Lankan team Thisara Parera expressed his happiness after arriving in Pakistan to play the third and final Twenty20.

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Watch: Aerial view of Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium

Catch the aerial glimpses of Lahore’s Gaddafi ahead of the third and final Twenty20 at Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Sunday.

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