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Sarfraz surprised but proud as Pakistan hammer England

LONDON (AFP) – Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said he felt both surprised and proud after his inexperienced side outplayed England during a dominant nine-wicket win in the first Test at Lord s. Victory, completed before lunch on the fourth day, put Pakistan 1-0 up in a two-match series ahead of the second Test at Headingley that

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ICC instructs Pakistan cricketers against wearing smart watches

LONDON (AFP) – Pakistan will give up wearing  smart watches  after being told to ditch them by the International Cricket Council as an anti-corruption measure during the opening day s play of the first Test against England at Lord s on Thursday. Although there is no suggestion of impropriety, that Pakistan’s Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam were

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Pakistan 50-1 against England at 1st day close

(AFP) – Pakistan were 50 for one in reply to England s first innings 184, a deficit of 134 runs, at stumps on the first day of the first Test at Lord s on Thursday. Azhar Ali was 18 not out and Haris Sohail 21 not out in the first of this two-match series. Earlier, England suffered

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AB de Villiers shocks fans with sudden retirement from international cricket

(Web Desk) – Veteran South African cricketer AB de Villiers aka Mr. 360 degree on Wednesday announced sudden retirement from international cricket with immediate effect. The 34-year-old batsman posted a video message on popular micro-blogging website Twitter. “I want to let you know that I’ve decided to retire from all international cricket with immediate effect.

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Home comforts for England as Pakistan seek Test revival

(Web Desk) – Pakistan arrived in England to play a Test series for the second time in under two years but with a young team and players who haven t quite explored this part of the world. While the visitors do not have the experience of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, in their new captain Sarfraz Ahmed,

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Pakistan hockey player Afshah Noreen signs with Australian club

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan women hockey player Afshah Noreen has signed to play hockey for Queensland-based, Cairns hockey club in Australia. The forward who has been in and out of the national team has managed to sign a three-month contract with the club down under. Speaking to the media before her departure, Afshah said

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ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier schedule announced

(Web Desk) – The tournament will be played in the Netherlands from 7 to 14 July with all matches classified as T20 internationals. Teams look forward to eight-nation event in the Netherlands from 7-14 July with all matches classified as T20 internationals Women’s Global Development Squad named to play ECB Super League sides immediately after

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Serena’s French Open seed denial stirs fresh debate

PARIS (AFP) – The decision by French Open organisers not to grant Serena Williams a seeding on her long-awaited Grand Slam return has prompted renewed focus on the sport s policy towards female players and parenthood. “French Open is punishing Serena Williams for having a baby” read a USA Today headline, arguing an expection for the

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Manchester United named most valuable football team

PARIS (AFP) – Manchester United may have finished second in the English Premier League this season but the club is top of the table in terms of overall value, according to a report by accounting firm KPMG on Wednesday. The Red Devils  overall value increased five percent compared to 2017 to more than 3.2 billion

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‘Fearless’ Pakistan ready to put England under pressure

LONDON (AFP) – Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur believes his “fearless” side have everything to gain when they face an “under the pump” England in the first Test at Lord s on Thursday. England will be looking for some much-needed home comfort after recent winless Test tours of Australia and New Zealand extended their poor away record

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