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Google pays tribute to Abdul Hafeez Kardar on 94th birth anniversary Google pays tribute to Abdul Hafeez Kardar on 94th birth anniversary
Google has released a doodle in honour of Pakistan's first Test captain Abdul Hafeez Kardar on his 94th birthday. Kardar led Pakistan in its first 23 Test matches, which also includes the famous victory against England at The Oval in 1954. He captained his team to victory over all the then Test-playing nations except South Africa, whom they never played against. He also holds the unique d...
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Kohli stars as India beat Australia by six wickets in second ODI Kohli stars as India beat Australia by six wickets in second ODI
Virat Kohli smashed his 39th One-Day International (ODI) century as India claimed a dramatic six-wicket victory over Australia at a sweltering Adelaide Oval on Tuesday to level up the three-match series at 1-1. Skipper Kohli contributed of 104 of his side's runs as they successfully chased down their victory target of 299 for the loss of four wickets to send the series into a decider on Friday ...
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Johannesburg Test: South Africa edge ahead on second day Johannesburg Test: South Africa edge ahead on second day
South Africa were 135-5 and had a second innings lead of 212 runs at stumps on the second day of the third Test against Pakistan in Johannesburg. At the close of play, a steady Hashim Amla along with wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock were unbeaten on 42 and 34 runs respectively, while their sixth wicket partnership had yielded crucial 42 runs. Home side’s fiery seamer Duanne Olivier took ...
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Khawaja, Finch give conditional consent on playing in Pakistan Khawaja, Finch give conditional consent on playing in Pakistan
Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch and middle-order batsman Usman Khawaja are open to touring Pakistan, if the security situation in the country is under control. Pakistan are scheduled to face-off in a five-match ODI series in March — later this year — and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is hopeful that part of the series takes places on home soil, instead of entirely in United Ara...
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Football legends Kaka, Figo arrive in Karachi Football legends Kaka, Figo arrive in Karachi
Football legends Ricardo Kaká and Luis Figo arrived in Karachi on Thursday. The Brazilian and Portugese soccer players are visiting the country to promote the 2019 World Soccer Stars event. The duo is scheduled to address media later today. During their stay in the port city, Kaka and Figo will make a special appearance at The Pearl Continental. They will be traveling to Lahore where they will mee...
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Salah retains African Player of the Year award Salah retains African Player of the Year award
Mohamed Salah completed a memorable day for Egyptian football by retaining his African Player of the Year award in Senegal Tuesday. The 26-year-old Liverpool star finished first with club-mate Senegalese Sadio Mane and Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the other finalists. “I have dreamt of winning this award since I was a child and now I have done so twice in a row,” Salah...
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Italian football remembers Astori on 32nd birthday Italian football remembers Astori on 32nd birthday
Tributes were paid to former Italian international footballer Davide Astori who died suddenly last year, on what would have been his 32nd birthday Monday. Fiorentina captain Astori was found dead in his hotel room in the northeastern city of Udine on March 4, 2018 ahead of a Serie A match against Udinese. “Always with us, happy birthday,” read a banner across the gates of the Stadio Artemio...
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Nishikori claims first title since 2016 with Brisbane win Nishikori claims first title since 2016 with Brisbane win
Japanese star Kei Nishikori claimed his first title since 2016 when he downed Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in the final of the Brisbane International on Sunday. The Japanese star had not won a tournament since Memphis in 2016 and was hampered by a wrist injury the following year which forced a break from the 2018 tour. He was runner-up in Brisbane in 2017 but went one better this y...
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Giantkiller Andreescu sends Venus packing Giantkiller Andreescu sends Venus packing
Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu stunned Venus Williams in the WTA Auckland Classic quarter-finals to continue her giantkilling run Friday, while defending champion Julia Goerges survived a match-point scare. The 18-year-old Andreescu, ranked 152nd in the world, beat Williams, 20 years her senior and a seven-times Grand-Slam winner, 6-7 (1/7), 6-1, 6-3. The come-from-behind victory came a day ...
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Unheralded Andreescu knocks Wozniacki out of WTA Auckland Classic Unheralded Andreescu knocks Wozniacki out of WTA Auckland Classic
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki was bundled out of the WTA Auckland Classic in the second round Thursday, beaten in straight sets by 18-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu. It was a blow for Wozniacki who was looking for as much court time as she could get in Auckland on her way to defending her Australian Open crown. She was beaten 6-4, 6-4 by the Canadian teenager who is ranked 152nd in the wor...
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