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Pakistan fightback sets up intriguing finish Pakistan fightback sets up intriguing finish
Asad Shafiq and Sarfraz Ahmed hit fighting half-centuries on Monday to thwart Sri Lanka and set up an enthralling finish to the second and final day-night Test in Dubai. Shafiq scored an unbeaten 86 while skipper Ahmed was 57 not out as they lifted Pakistan from a perilous position of 52-5 to 198-5 at close after being set a daunting target of 317. The pair added 146 for the unbroken sixth-w...
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Pakistan set 317-run target after dismissing SL for 96 Pakistan set 317-run target after dismissing SL for 96
Pakistan on Monday dismissed Sri Lanka for a meagre 96 runs in the visitorsí second innings courtesy some brilliant bowling Wahab Riaz and Haris Sohail. Kusal Mendis was Sri Lankaís top-scorer with 29 off 49 balls. Wahab was the chief destroyer for Pakistan with four wickets to his name, while Haris claimed three wickets in the 26th over of Islandersí second innings. Earlier, Sri Lanka sc...
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U17 World Cup to begin amid crack downs against age frauds. U17 World Cup to begin amid crack downs against age frauds.
The U17 World Cup starting in India on Friday should feature only players born this century, but officials are taking no chances after defending champions Nigeria were caught in a major age-cheating scandal. All players at the competition, which has helped launch the careers of Neymar, Ronaldinho, Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez, will have their wrists scanned by MRI to check they werenít bor...
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Maria Sharapova takes revenge on Anastasija Sevastova in Beijing Maria Sharapova takes revenge on Anastasija Sevastova in Beijing
Maria Sharapova got her revenge over Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova with a gutsy 7-6 (7/3), 5-7, 7-6 (9/7) victory in the China Open first round on Saturday. It was the five-time Grand Slam winner`s first appearance since she was beaten by Sevastova at the US Open in early September and gets her stop-start return from a doping ban back on track. Sharapova, once number one but now ran...
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1st Test: Pakistan lose two early in chase of 136 1st Test: Pakistan lose two early in chase of 136
A fantastic spell of bowling from leg-spinner Yasir shah put Pakistan in a commanding position to win the first match of their two-Test series against Sri Lanka on Monday in Abu Dhabi. The leggie claimed five wickets as the Islanders were bowled out for 138, which left Pakistan needing just 136 to claim the Test. Earlier, the visitors had resumed their second innings at 69-4, leading Pakista...
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Radwanska joins Wuhan exodus Radwanska joins Wuhan exodus
Agnieszka Radwanska suffered an upset 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 defeat at the hands of Australiaís Ashleigh Barty on Wednesday as shock results continued in the third round of the Wuhan Open. Radwanska, seeded nine, looked strong in the first set but lost seven consecutive games to allow her opponent ó ranked 37 in the world ó to take a lead in the third. The 28-year-old Pole said she was still recoveri...
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Wuhan Open: Johanna Konta & Sloane Stephens lose in China. Wuhan Open: Johanna Konta & Sloane Stephens lose in China.
British number one Johanna Konta's poor run continued as she was beaten by unseeded Ashleigh Barty in the second round of the Wuhan Open in China. World number seven Konta had the chance to serve for the match but lost 6-0 4-6 7-6 (7-3) to the Australian. The 26-year-old has lost five of her past seven matches since reaching the Wimbledon semi-finals. Defending champion Petra Kvitova also...
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Cricket-mad Afghan fans flock to T20 despite violence. Cricket-mad Afghan fans flock to T20 despite violence.
Afghan soldier Ehsanullah waves a national flag as he dances half-naked in the stands of Kabulís main cricket ground Ė one of thousands of fans defying rising insecurity for the rare opportunity to see their favourite game live. The 23-year-old took time off from fighting Taliban insurgents in volatile Kandahar province to attend the Shpageeza Cricket League in the Afghan capital just days afte...
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We are good enough to turn things around: Sigurdsson We are good enough to turn things around: Sigurdsson
Everton newly signed midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson believes his team showed plenty of signs they were improving despite the heavy defeat to Manchester United. Sundayís 4-0 loss to United was Evertonís third league defeat on the trot with the 3-0 humbling at the hands of Italyís Atalanta in the Europa League last week adding to their woes. Sigurdsson, who arrived in the close season along with ...
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I cannot forget Pakistan fansí happy faces: Faf du Plessis I cannot forget Pakistan fansí happy faces: Faf du Plessis
World XIís captain Faf du Plessis, whose team visited Pakistan for the Independence Cup, has said that the best thing he experienced during the three T20Is were the emotions on the faces of the people of the country. Du Plessis, one part of the team of star players like Hashim Amla, Imran Tahir, George Bailey, Darren Sammy, Samuel Badree, Morne Morkel, David Miller, Paul Collingwood and several...
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