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Tag Archives: Champions Trophy 2017

Pakistan second or third favourites for World Cup: Morgan

Eoin Morgan

Pakistan cricket team may not look among the best sides at the moment, particularly after the 5- drubbing at the hands of Australia in the recently concluded One Day International (ODI) series. However, the side known for its unpredictability was among England cricket captain Eoin Morgan’s favourites to clinch the ...

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Brian Lara hopes for India-Pakistan final at 2019 World Cup

DUBAI: West Indies icon Brian Lara picked India as the favourites entering the 2019 World Cup in England and said he would like to see a repeat of the 2017 Champions Trophy – a final clash between India and Pakistan. While sporting relations between India and Pakistan have reached an all-time low following escalation ...

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Amir reveals tactic behind Kohli’s wicket in Champions Trophy final

MUMBAI: Mohammad Amir played a crucial role in Pakistan’s 180-run victory in the 2017 Champions Trophy over arch-rivals India. The left-arm speedster ripped apart the Indian top order dismissing the troika of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli to make things easy for Sarfraz Ahmed and co. Speaking on ...

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Shastri & Gavaskar Inspired Pakistan to Win Champions Trophy

LONDON: In the words of Pakistan cricket team manager Talat Ali, it was Indian cricket legends like Ravi Shastri and Sunil Gavaskar, who played a massive role in their maiden Champions Trophy win earlier this year. The ‘Men in Blue’ were hot favourites to clinch the title at the Oval ...

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Trying to help Pakistan is important for cricket: Paul Collingwood

LONDON: There are lots of reasons why I’m looking forward to playing in the World XI T20 tour of Lahore. Hopefully this can be a significant step in helping Pakistan host international fixtures again after eight years of playing in other countries, including their home series in the United Arab ...

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Victorious Pakistan team returns home to hero’s welcome

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 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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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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Kohli steers India to victory over Pakistan

BIRMINGHAM: India captain Virat Kohli smashed an unbeaten 81 to spur his side to a crushing 124-run victory over rivals Pakistan in a rain-shortened Champions Trophy Group B clash on Sunday. Kohli’s master-class from 68 balls helped India post 319 for three in their 48 overs in a match interrupted ...

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Pakistan completely calm ahead of India clash: Arthur

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur (R) and captain Sarfraz Ahmed attend a press conference at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur insisted his side were “completely calm” ahead of their Champions Trophy opener against arch-rivals India – the latest edition of world cricket’s highest profile fixture. A ...

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