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WC heroine Anya Shrubsole lives out Lord’s dream

LONDON: Anya Shrubsole said her match-winning display in England’s Women’s World Cup final win over India at Lord’s on Sunday was proof that dreams can come true. The 25-year-old pace bowler turned the match on its head with a spell of five wickets for 11 runs late on as England ...

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Shastri on mission to keep India at Number 1

GALLE: New India coach Ravi Shastri will Wednesday look to prove his team remains the world’s best Test side when they take on Sri Lanka in the first of three matches. Shastri, who took over the demanding role after Anil Kumble’s acrimonious exit last month, has backed India to continue ...

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Nawaz is sincere with country, Imran must have patience: Afridi

PESHAWAR: Former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi has urged Imran Khan to be patient and not to play ‘T20 match in politics’. During an interview, the hard hitter batsman stated that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman should be patient. “If he remains patient, he will get what he wants and should not ...

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Asian Bradman Zaheer Abbas turns 70

LONDON: Asian Bradman Zaheer Abbas turned 70 on Monday, was born July 24, 1947 in Sialkot. One of Pakistan’s most stylish, elegant batsman with timing and precision as his strengths mainly, and a high bat lift, Abbas made his Test debut for Pakistan in October 1969 against New Zealand at ...

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Worcestershire’s Whiteley hits six sixes in an over

LONDON: Worcestershire´s Ross Whiteley hit six sixes in an over on Sunday to join a select group who´ve performed the feat in senior cricket. Whiteley struck Yorkshire left-arm spinner Karl Carver for six sixes – a total of 36 runs – during the 16th over of Worcestershire´s innings in an ...

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Boxer Amir Khan gets back in the ring in Bolton

BOLTON: A Team of family and friends have shown fighting spirit to mark two successful years running a unique venture. Boxing gym and community centre Premier was opened in Tonge Moor in 2015 and has been going from strength to strength. On Wednesday the hub for both young and old ...

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Rory McIlroy is starting to roar at British Open

SOUTHPORT: Rory McIlroy was hanging his head on Thursday. There was a bounce in his step on Friday at the British Open. McIlroy made three birdies and shot 31 on the front nine at Royal Birkdale. That’s eight shots better than his opening round, and suddenly he’s back in contention ...

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Mithali Raj wants women’s League after World Cup heartbreak

LONDON: Losing captain Mithali Raj said now was time to “create the base” of a female equivalent to the Indian Premier League after her side’s hopes of Women’s World Cup final glory were snatched away by England at Lord’s. Raj’s side looked on course to lift the trophy for the ...

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World XI expected to have Amla, Clarke: PCB

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that top players, including Hashim Amla and Michael Clarke, were expected to be part of the proposed World XI which is to tour Pakistan in September. During a conversation on Geo Super’s show “Yey Hai Cricket Pakistan”, Shaharyar said he ...

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