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Misbah considers retirement ahead of final Sydney Test

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Captain Misbah-ul-Haq said he was considering retirement after Pakistan’s shattering two-session capitulation to Australia in the second Test in Melbourne to lose the series on Friday. Pakistan, who appeared safe from defeat after amassing 443 for nine declared in their first innings, crashed to an innings and 18-run defeat to the Australians

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Australia defeat Pakistan in dramatic finish to win Test series

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Mitchell Starc spearheaded Australia to a stunning final day innings victory over Pakistan to claim the series in Melbourne on Friday. The fast bowler smashed 84 off 91 balls with a record seven sixes and then captured four wickets for 36 to lead Australia to a resounding innings and 18-run victory over

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Basit Ali allegedly slaps Mahmood Hamid

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Former Pakistan cricket player Mahmood Hamid has accused Pakistan women cricket team coach Basit Ali of slapping him during a domestic one-day match in National Stadium Karachi. Mahmood Hamid said Basit Ali slapped him for criticizing him due to the three official posts that he has occupied. Basit Ali is coach

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ICC conducts dope tests on Azhar Ali, Yasir Shah

MELBOURNE (Sarzameen News) – International Cricket Council (ICC) has conducted dope tests on Azhar Ali and Yasir Shah during the Melbourne Test, told Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) director media Amjad Hussain Bhatti. The results of dope tests will come out in two weeks. Yasir Shah’s dope test was also taken last year and its result

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Aussies make solid start after Pakistan’s 443

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Azhar Ali hit the highest score by a Pakistan batsman in Australia on Wednesday on the third day of the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Azhar overtook Majid Khan’s previous highest score of 158 posted in Melbourne 44 years ago and was just three runs short of Viv Richards’ ground

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Azhar breaks 44-year old record, registers highest score in Australia

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Azhar Ali hit the highest score by a Pakistan batsman in Australia on Wednesday on the third day of the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Azhar overtook Majid Khan’s previous highest score of 158 posted in Melbourne 44 years ago and was just three runs short of Viv Richards’ ground

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Ronaldo, Santos honoured at Globe Soccer Awards

DUBAI (AFP) – Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal s Euro 2016-winning coach Fernando Santos scooped the top prizes at the seventh edition of the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai on Tuesday. Ronaldo claimed the best player award after helping his country land their first major title at this year s European Championship and firing Real

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Ton-up Azhar shines amid rain in Australia Test

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Opening batsman Azhar Ali led the way as Pakistan consolidated their first innings on a rain-hit second day of the second Test against Australia in Melbourne on Tuesday. Only 50.3 overs were possible on the day after 50.5 overs were bowled on Monday’s opening day as rain again curtailed play. At the

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Second Test: Pakistan resume play at 232-4 after rain

MELBOURNE (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan have resumed their innings from 232 for four on day two of second Australia Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday. Earlier, the resumption of play after lunch was prevented due to rain. At lunch, Pakistan were 232/4 with Azhar Ali on 112 and Asad Shafiq not out 48.

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Shami defends wife’s ‘un-Islamic’ dress

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) – Muslim Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami slammed the social media users who criticised him for posting a picture of his wife wearing a ‘bold’ dress. Some people commented that the cricketer should be “shameful” for “allowing his wife to wear revealing clothes”. “Shame on you. As a Muslim, keep your wife

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