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Second Test: Rain delays resumption of play, Pakistan 142-4

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Pakistan reached 142 for four wickets before play was abandoned due to rain after tea on day one of the second test against Australia in Melbourne on Monday. Paceman Jackson Bird took two wickets, with Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon grabbing one wicket apiece before the premature close at the Melbourne Cricket

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JC upholds Match Referee’s earlier decision as he rejects Du Plessis’s appeal

DUBAI (Sarzameen News) – The Chair of the ICC’s Code of Conduct Commission, The Hon Michael Beloff QC has dismissed Faf du Plessis’s appeal after the South African captain was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball in breach of Law 42.3 during the fourth day’s play in the second Test against Australia in

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Ashwin, Jadeja make it rare instance of two India bowlers topping ICC Test rankings

DUBAI (Sarzameen News) – Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja’s maiden 10-wicket match haul against England in Chennai has propelled him to second position behind teammate and India’s star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Jadeja’s performance has earned him 66 points and brought him within eight points of Ashwin, said a statement issued by the International Cricket Council (ICC)

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Barca ‘ready to make Messi world’s best paid player’

BARCELONA (AFP) – Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu indicated the Spanish champions are prepared to make Lionel Messi the world’s highest-paid player to keep the Argentine superstar at the club. “Leo Messi is the best (player) in the history of football and we want him to stay with us,” Bartomeu told reporters on Tuesday. “There

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NTDC gives cash award to boxer Waseem

LAHORE (APP) – The Managing Director National Transmission and Despatch Company Ltd (NTDC) Dr. Fiaz A. Chaudhry has said that NTDC would provide all out support to its boxer Muhammad Waseem for winning more laurels for the country. He was speaking at a cash awarding ceremony here on Monday in the honour of Pakistan’s only

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Sadio Mane’s late strike helps Liverpool edge Everton 1-0

LIVERPOOL (AFP) – Sadio Mane s 94th minute tap-in ensured Jurgen Klopp enjoyed his first visit to Everton with a 1-0 win that saw his Liverpool team move into second in the Premier League on Monday. A game with an abundance of passion and pride failed to deliver many goalmouth incidents and seemed more likely to

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ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 schedule announced

DUBAI (Sarzameen News) – With 50 days to go for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017, the ICC on Monday announced the event schedule which brings together 10 sides in their quest to claim four remaining places in the event proper. The tournament will run from 7-21 February at four Colombo

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Sports journalists from Turkmenistan visit Pakistan Sports Complex

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – A four member high level delegation of Sports Journalists from Turkmenistan on Monday visited the Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad on request of Pakistan Sports Writers Federation. The basic aim of the visit is to get the information on prevailing state of sports activities in Pakistan and to brief the journalists community

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Australia beat Pakistan by 39 runs in first Test

BRISBANE (AFP) – Australia defeated Pakistan by 39 runs to win a gripping struggle on the final day of the day-night first Test at the Gabba on Monday. Skipper Steve Smith ran out Yasir Shah for 33 to take the last wicket and end Pakistan’s brave effort to reel in a world record 490-run winning

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Pakistan 382-8, require another 108 runs with 2 wickets to win

BRISBANE (AFP) – Pakistan were 382 for eight and trailing Australia by 107 runs at stumps on the fourth day of the day-night first Test at the Gabba on Sunday. Led by Asad Shaif, there was contribution from the tail, especially from Mohammad Amir who scored 48 before getting out to Jackson Bird who took 3

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