Sunday, 21 January 2018

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Junaid eyes ODI return

KARACHI: Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan is eyeing a return to the One Day International (ODI) squad after a quality performance in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Junaid, who was the second-highest wicket-taking bowler in the BPL, was quoted as saying he felt ‘really good’ about his performance feels. The ...

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Latham’s ton leads Kiwis to comprehensive win

CHRISTCHURCH:  Opener Tom Latham’s career best 137 set New Zealand up for a crushing 77-run victory over Bangladesh in their opening one-day international at Hagley Oval on Monday. With Latham in commanding form and Colin Munro chiming in with a rollicking 87, New Zealand posted 341-7 and the Bangladesh innings ...

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Boxing Day test: Azhar Ali century steers Pakistan

Australia vs Pakistan: Azhar Ali made his 12th Test match hundred MELBOURNE: Pakistan were 232 for four at lunch on the second day of the second Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday. Azhar Ali was unbeaten on 112 with Asad Shafiq not out 48 when rain ...

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No retirement plans for evergreen Boom Boom Afridi

The Pakistan veteran vows to play on and says he isn’t holding out for a farewell match. The ongoing saga surrounding Shahid Afridi’s playing future has rolled on after the Pakistan veteran vowed he had no plans to call time on his two-decade long career. Afridi hasn’t represented the national ...

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Australia v Pakistan Test at MCG in 1979 one for the ages

MELBOURNE:  A controversial run-out of Rodney Hogg that set the tone for a rancorous series, the first of Allan Border’s 27 Test centuries, and an Australian collapse that made Hobart, 2016, seem like a runfest. The Australia-Pakistan Test at the MCG in 1979 was brimming with moments for the ages. ...

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Misbah mulls pace change as Pakistan seek series leveller

MELBOURNE: Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq hinted Sunday that Sohail Khan may come in to break up Pakistan’s three-man left-arm pace attack in the second Boxing Day Test against Australia in Melbourne. The tourists are not expected to tinker with their batting after a heroic effort which took them within 40 runs of ...

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Kamran Akmal set for comeback in Australia

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ISLAMABAD: Kamran Akmal’s long and hard wait for staging comeback in the national cricket is set to be over as highly-placed sources have confirmed to The Nation that Pakistan Cricket Board finally is considering the wicket-keeper batsman for Australia series. Highly placed sources on condition of anonymity have confirmed to ...

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Ravichandran Ashwin bags brace of ICC annual awards

KARACHI: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was named the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricketer of the Year on Thursday for taking 48 wickets and scoring 336 runs in eight Tests during the voting period. The 30-year-old, the world’s top-ranked test bowler, became the third Indian to win the Sir Garfield Sobers ...

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Misbah-ul-Haq has won the ICC spirit of cricket award

DUBAI: Pakistan Cricket team’s Test Captain Misbahul Haq has become the first Pakistani to get the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Spirit of Cricket Award for stirring his team from fourth to the first position in the five-day format. ICC also tweeted to announce the message.   Inspirational words from Misbah-ul-Haq, ...

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