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Ton-up Khawaja helps Australia draw first Test

DUBAI: Opener Usman Khawaja hit a fighting hundred to foil Pakistan and help Australia escape with a draw in the first Test in Dubai. The left-hander hit a solid 141 for his seventh Test hundred, while skipper Tim Paine (61 not out) and Travis Head (72) also hit half centuries ...

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Sania Mirza celebrates baby shower with hubby Shoaib Malik

MUMBAI: Ace tennis star Sania Mirza, who is enjoying her golden time these days as she is soon going to become a mother for the first time, recently celebrated her baby shower with hubby Shoaib Malik in Mumbai. She is quite evidently enjoying this period of nine months and her ...

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Disheartened Rehman retires from international cricket

LAHORE: Former Pakistan left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman, who along with teammate Saeed Ajmal famously stunned England during a 3-0 defeat in 2012, announced his retirement from international cricket Wednesday. The 38-year-old took 19 wickets and Ajmal finished with 24 when Pakistan whitewashed the then-world number one Test team in United ...

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Dean Jones Criticises Sarfraz Ahmed’s Tone

SYDNEY: Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones took to Twitter to criticise Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed’s tone, the way he speaks and his field placings in the ongoing Test against Australia in Dubai. Jones reckons there is a sense of panic in the way he speaks. Jones also said that the ...

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Abbas’ triple bring Pakistan closer to win against Aussies

DUBAI: Hard-working fast bowler Mohammad Abbas took three wickets in seven balls to bring Pakistan closer to victory in the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday. The right-arm medium pacer dismissed Aaron Finch (49) and the Marsh brothers – Shaun and Mitchell – for ducks as Australia slumped ...

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Tahir bowls South Africa to victory over Zimbabwe

EAST LONDON: Leg-spinner Imran Tahir bowled South Africa to a 34-run win in the first Twenty20 international against Zimbabwe at Buffalo Park on Tuesday. Tahir took five for 23 as South Africa, defending a modest total of 160 for six, bowled out the tourists for 126. The damage was done ...

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England ‘happy favourites’ against Sri Lanka, Buttler says

  DAMBULLA: England are “very happy” being favourites for the one-day series in Sri Lanka but are aware that past tours have been “tricky”, Jos Buttler said the eve of the first match in Dambulla. Sri Lanka’s captain Dinesh Chandimal warned meanwhile that conditions were “very different” to England, with ...

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Shakib Al Hasan fears infected finger will never fully recover

DHAKA: Injured Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan fears his finger will never fully recover from an infection despite a planned second surgery in Australia this month. Shakib underwent an emergency operation on his finger on September 27 in Dhaka after it became affected by a bacterial infection while he was ...

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Debutant Bilal Asif sparks spectacular Australian collapse

DUBAI: Test debutant Bilal Asif snatched six wickets to spark a spectacular Australian collapse from 142-0 to 202 all out and put Pakistan in firm command of the first Test in Dubai on Tuesday. The 33-year-old off-spinner overshadowed his more experienced team-mate Yasir Shah by finishing with 6-36 as his ...

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Gayle unavailable, Pollard and Bravo back for West Indies

JAMAICA: West Indies welcomed back batsman Darren Bravo and all-rounder Kieron Pollard to their limited-overs squad but opener Chris Gayle has decided to skip their series in India and Bangladesh, Cricket West Indies has said. Bravo, whose stance and bat swing is modelled on his illustrious cousin Brian Lara, returns ...

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