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Hafeez gets late call for ODI series against Australia

KARACHI (AFP) – Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez was drafted into the national squad as the 16th member for the five match one-day series against Australia, selectors said Saturday. The 36-year-old was left out of the 15-man squad but was handed a late call up. “The selection committee received a request from Pakistan team management comprising

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Australia tour was tough, asserts Misbah

SYDNEY (Web Desk) – Misbah ul Haq has praised the Australian performance in the Test series against Pakistan in which the home side has whitewashed the tourists in all three Test encounters. “It was a tough series, credit to Australian side. They outplayed us in all departments”, the Pakistani captain admitted. Misbah expressed satisfaction with

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Tennis: I could play on until I am 40, says Djokovic

DOHA (AFP) – In bad news for his opponents, 12-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic said on Friday that he may continue his astonishing career until the age of 40. Speaking after securing a place in the Qatar Open final against Andy Murray, Djokovic said he would play on for as long as he could.

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Australia beat Pakistan by 220 runs to sweep Test series

SYDNEY (AFP) – Australia clinched a series clean sweep with an emphatic 220-run win over Pakistan in the third Test in Sydney on Saturday. The tourists were all out shortly before tea on the final day for 244 chasing 465 runs with paceman Josh Hazlewood and spinner Steve O’Keefe both snaring three wickets. Pakistan’s hopes

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Trophy for The Best FIFA Football Award winners revealed

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Trophies are prized possessions, clung to dearly by those talented and fortunate enough to reach the pinnacle of their chosen profession. A trophy can often become the centrepiece of an event, with players in varying FIFA World Cup™ Finals walking out past the iconic sculpture, be it at senior men’s, women’s or

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Pakistan 55-1 at close trail Australia by 409

Azhar Ali was on 11 with nightwatchman Yasir Shah not out on three. SYDNEY (AFP) – Australia were nine wickets away from a series clean sweep and Pakistan an improbable 410 runs from victory with one day left in the third Test in Sydney on Friday. Spinner Nathan Lyon grabbed the wicket of debutant opener

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Australia declare at 241-2, set Pakistan 465 to win

SYDNEY (AFP) – Australia declared their second innings at 241 for two Friday to set Pakistan 465 runs to win the third Test in Sydney. Usman Khawaja was on 79 with Peter Handscomb on 40 at the time of the declaration.

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Blazing Munro belts New Zealand to T20 series win

MOUNT MAUNGANUI (AFP) – Colin Munro produced a masterclass of controlled batting to post 101 off 54 balls as New Zealand coasted to a 47-run win in the second Twenty20 against Bangladesh on Friday. The comprehensive victory at Mount Maunganui gave New Zealand an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series following their 3-0 sweep

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Pakistan 271-8, trail Australia by 267 at close

SYDNEY (AFP) – Younis Khan claimed his 34th Test century and first in Australia to keep Pakistan’s first innings barely alive in the final Test in Sydney on Thursday. The 39-year-old Pakistan great became the first batsman to score Test hundreds in 11 countries as he turned around an indifferent series with his first century

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Younis’s century in Australia takes him in history books

SYDNEY (Sarzameen News/ AFP) – Younis Khan has gone in history books as the first cricketer ever to score Test hundreds in 11 countries by claiming his 34th Test century in the final Test in Sydney on Thursday. It was his first ton since October and first in Australia as well.  In 206th Test innings,

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