Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Cricket

Victorious Pakistan team returns home to hero’s welcome

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LONDON/KARACHI: Even after the special convoy escorting Sarfraz Ahmed from the airport got within sight of his Karachi home in the early hours of the morning, it took the Pakistan captain nearly a half-hour to get from the vehicle to his house as a throng of adoring cricket fans clamored ...

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Pakistan have made Champions Trophy truly memorable

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 18:  Pakistan lift the ICC Champions Trophy after beating India during ICC Champions Trophy Final between India and Pakistan at The Kia Oval on June 18, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Congratulations Pakistan. Exceptional performance in the final today. #CT17 — Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) June 18, 2017 Wow wow wow unbelievable performance by team green. It feels like deja’vu after winning the 1992 WCup. I am over the moon #PakistanZindabad — Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) June 18, 2017 Brilliant from Pakistan! Embraced ...

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Champions Trophy: Hassan Ali named player of the tournament

Pakistan's Hasan Ali holds up his award for the Golden Ball winner at the presentation after the ICC Champions Trophy final cricket match between India and Pakistan at The Oval in London on June 18, 2017.
Pakistan thrashed title-holders India by 180 runs to win the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday.
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LONDON: Fast bowler Hassan Ali was named player of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 after he bowled Pakistan to its maiden ICC Champions Trophy title at The Oval. Sunday’s 181 runs victory over traditional rival India was also Pakistan’s first title in a 50-over tournament since winning the ICC Cricket ...

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Pakistan rout India to win maiden ICC Champions Trophy title

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OVAL: Pakistan completed a stunning turnaround by thrashing arch-rivals India by 180 runs to claim their maiden ICC Champions Trophy title at the Oval. Sarfraz Ahmed’s side suffered a shambolic 124-run loss to India on DLS in their first match a fortnight ago but closed the campaign a team transformed ...

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Video: Among experts, only Ramiz predicts Pakistan-India final

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LONDON: In a question about ICC finalists, Pakistani commentator Ramiz Raja was the only one among all experts who predicted correctly. He predicted that Pakistan and India will reach the final of the tournament. “Pakistan will win the final,” he added. In reply of question by West Indian Ian Bishop, ...

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Azhar Ali should build innings like Amla: says Misbah

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BIRMINGHAM: Former Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has asked opening batsman Azhar Ali to watch Hashim Amla and try to build his innings like the South African opener. “He (Azhar) should try to play in gaps and focus on his timing. It is not necessary you have to hit the ball with force. ...

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Hasan Ali expresses determination to win CT final against India

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BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan’s young medium-fast bowler Hasan Ali on Friday has appealed the cricket lovers to pray for the victory of Pakistan against India in Champions Trophy final. In his recent video message, Hasan Ali thanked the people for their love and support and also expressed determination in winning the champions ...

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Pakistan turnaround has been magnificent: Kohli

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BIRMINGHAM: Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli paid tribute to Pakistan’s “magnificent turnaround” after his Champions Trophy title-holders booked a place in the final against their arch-rivals. Kohli’s men overwhelmed Bangladesh by nine wickets at Edgbaston on Thursday, a day after Pakistan had seen off England by eight wickets in ...

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