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A real challenge to follow Misbah, says Sarfraz

KARACHI: The hardest part, Sarfraz Ahmed might reasonably think, is over. Becoming Pakistan’s limited-overs captain always loomed as the greater challenge, given the depths to which they have fallen there. But he’s come through that with flying colours, the Champions Trophy win the icing on a captaincy record that currently ...

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Pakistan rout India to win maiden ICC Champions Trophy title

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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Azhar Ali should build innings like Amla: says Misbah

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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Champions Trophy: Fakhar wants to face India in final

CARDIFF: Young batting sensation Fakhar Zaman, who has helped transform Pakistan into a fearsome team in a matter of just a few days, cannot wait to unleash his power hitting in the Champions Trophy finale on Sunday. The aggressive opener, when asked about who he wanted to face in the ...

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Unpredictable Pakistan crush Unbeatable England to reach final

Hasan Ali had Jonny Bairstow caught at deep square leg, England v Pakistan, Champions Trophy, 1st semi-final, Cardiff, June 14, 2017 Pakistan made history on Wednesday after they qualified for the final of the Champions Trophy for the first time in history, beating hosts England in the semifinal at Cardiff. ...

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Pakistan all out for 376 on second day against Windies

Misbah-ul-Haq walks out to a guard of honour DOMINICA: Pakistan opener Azhar Ali made his second century of the series as they batted into a strong position on the second day of the third test against West Indies in Dominica. Azhar laboriously ground out a patient 127 in a marathon ...

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Windies respond after Ali ton, Misbah bowled out for 99

BRIDGETOWN: Misbah-ul-Haq missed a Test century by one run for the second consecutive match but Azhar Ali completed three figures as Pakistan took a first inning lead of 81, totalling 393 in reply to the West Indies 312 on the third day of the second Test at Kensington Oval in ...

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Sarfraz steps in, Azhar steps down as ODI captain

LAHORE: Azhar Ali has stepped down as Pakistan’s One-day International (ODI) cricket team captain and Sarfraz Ahmad will now take over as ODI captain. Azhar took this decision after a meeting with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan in Dubai. “Azhar met me Thursday and offered to step down ...

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Azhar Ali’s captaincy to be reviewed post Australia tour: PCB

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SYDNEY: The chairman of the PCB has said that the captaincy of the national one-day team skipper Azhar Ali will be reviewed after the Australian tour. “Once the Australian tour is over we will review the captaincy issue and take a decision on it,” Shaharyar Khan said. “I don’t want ...

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