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Pakistan eye early wickets of Guptill, Munro in second ODI

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Pakistan have set their eyes on getting New Zealand batting powerhouses Martin Guptill and Colin Munro out early in the second one-day international in Nelson on Tuesday.Bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, speaking to media during a team practice session in Nelson today, said he has faith in the …

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Kiwis win first ODI under D/L after Pakistan stumble in the rain

WELLIONGTON (Web Desk) New Zealand won the first one-day international against Pakistan with a 61 run lead under the Duckworth–Lewis method as the match was abandoned on Saturday.Pakistan had scored 166 runs at a loss of six wickets as they had a hard time trying to chase the daunting 316 …

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Fakhar resistance in vain as NZ win by 61 runs D/L

WELLINGTON (Web Desk) New Zealand have won the first one-day international (ODI) against Pakistan by 61 runs via the DLS method.With New Zealand batting first, Pakistan were given a target of 316 runs. However, the match was stopped due to rain while Pakistan were at 166-6.Pakistan had won the toss …

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Turkey’s legendary weightlifter Suleymanoglu dies

ISTANBUL (Web Desk) Former Olympic and world weightlifting champion Naim Suleymanoglu, one of the sport’s most successful athletes, has died aged 50 in a hospital in Istanbul, officials said on Saturday. Suleymanoglu, known as the ‘Pocket Hercules’ due to his short height of 1.47 metres, recently underwent a liver transplant. “It’s …

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Ajmal offers to correct Hafeez’s bowling action ‘within a month’

Lahore (Web Desk) Magician off-spinner Saeed Ajmal on Saturday said he can help all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez correct his bowling stance within a month if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Hafeez approach him. While talking to DawnNews, Ajmal said that Saqlain Mushtaq and Mushtaq Ahmed had helped him correct his …

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India manage 172 on support by lower order

New Delhi (Web Desk) Top-ranked India were skittled out for 172 after Cheteshwar Pujara top-scored with a gritty half-century on day three of the rain-hit first Test against Sri Lanka on Saturday. After the highly rated Indian top-order came undone on a fast-paced wicket at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens, the lower …

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Road to Russia full of emotion, intrigue and drama

Islamabad (Web Desk) ROUGHLY 17,000 kilometres of the Pacific Ocean separate Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste, and Lima, the capital of Peru. But this was a journey that took a full 979 days and a few hours to complete. At the beginning there were many, 210 to be precise. But …

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Pakistan welcomes end of isolation from international cricket

LAHORE (Web Desk) Even Pakistan’s prime minister did not believe it could happen but when Sri Lanka visit Lahore on Sunday for a T20 match, the hosts will celebrate the end of eight years of isolation from international cricket.Less than a year ago, none of this appeared possible for a …

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