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Australia 288-3 at close of day one against Pakistan in first Test

BRISBANE (AFP) – Skipper Steve Smith scored a hundred and rookies Matt Renshaw and Peter Handscomb half-centuries as Australia took an early grip on the pink-ball first Test against Pakistan in Brisbane on Thursday. Smith, dropped on 53, showed the way as the Australians built the foundations for a sturdy first innings after winning the

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Australia win toss, choose to bat first against Pakistan

BRISBANE (Sarzameen News) – Australia have won the toss and decided to bat in the first Test against Pakistan in Brisbane on Thursday. Pakistan made two changes in the side that lost the second Test against New Zealand in Hamilton last month with captain Misbah-ul-Haq and leg-spinner Yasir Shah returning. The match is extremely important

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Yasir, Wahab get involved in fight during training in Brisbane

BRISBANE (Sarzameen News) – Pakistani leg-spinner Yasir Shah and paceman Wahab Riaz confronted each other during a football game in the team’s training session at Gabba in Brisbane on Wednesday, on the eve of a day and night Test against Pakistan. Reportedly, other team players calmed Yasir Shah after an exchange of words with Wahab

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Suzie Bates scoops ICC Women’s ODI, T20I Player of the Year awards

DUBAI (Sarzameen News) – New Zealand’s Suzie Bates has become the first cricketer to clinch both the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s ODI and T20I Player of the Year awards, which were announced on Wednesday. Based on the 12 months period between 14 September 2015 and 20 September 2016, which included the ICC Women’s World

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Pakistan, Australia all set to clash in first Test match on Thursday

BRISBANE (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan will commence their Australia tour with a day-night Test match against the hosts at The Gabba on Thursday. The match will start at 08:00 am PST. The match is extremely important for both teams as both of them are coming out of defeats from their recent series. Earlier, South Africa

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Pak baseball team fails to qualify for semi-finals in China

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Young Pakistan’s base ball team failed to qualify for the semi-finals of Asian U12 Baseball Championship in China on Sunday. According to a message received here Japan beat Pakistan in the group match and booked the birth for semi-finals. Chinese Taipei, China, Japan and South Korea have entered the semi-finals of the

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Pakistan to host Blind Cricket Cup

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan will be hosting the Fifth Blind Cricket One Day Cup scheduled to be held in January 2018 and Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) Chairman Syed Sultan Shah has flown to Dubai to hold talks for the arrangements of the mega event. Sultan flew to Dubai on December 12 and in his

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PSB releases cash award to snooker player Hamza

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan Sports Board has released cash award of  Rs 1.5 million to snooker player Hamza Akbar for winning the Asian Snooker Title for Pakistan in 2015, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “It is a very positive gesture shown by the PSB and it will go  a long way in further development of snooker

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Two Pakistani women cricketers to get married in January

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Star players of Pakistan women cricket team Nain Abidi and Masooma Junaid are all set to tie knots in the first week of January. Stunning batsman Nain Abidi would get married with US resident Asad on January 5. Sources told that Abidi’s Nikkah has already held while her Rasm-e-Hina has been scheduled

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Pakistan face big task to win in Australia

BRISBANE (AFP) – Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc says Australia plan to inflict a psychological blow on vulnerable Pakistan in Thursday s day-night first Test in Brisbane to set up their three-match series. The left-armer said Australia, who lost Test series against Sri Lanka and South Africa recently, sense an opportunity to strike with Pakistan struggling for

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