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Pakistan steady at lunch after losing two wickets in first over

SHARJAH  – Pakistan lost two early wickets but recovered to reach 81-2 at lunch on the opening day of the third and final Test against the West Indies on Sunday. Paceman Shannon Gabriel dismissed opener Azhar Ali and number three Asad Shafiq — both for …

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Cricketers barred from performing push-ups after lawmakers express ‘concerns’

ISLAMABAD -UNS : The celebratory push-ups performed by Pakistan cricket team echoed in a meeting of Senate Standing Committee where lawmakers expressed their ‘concerns’ over cricketers’ unique style to rejoice the win in the ground. In July this year, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq performed several press-ups …

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Pakistan build commanding lead over West Indies

ABU DHABI -UNS : Openers Azhar Ali and Sami Aslam hit half-centuries to help Pakistan strengthen their grip on the third day of the second Test against West Indies in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Ali was unbeaten on 52 and Asad Shafiq five not out …

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Fit-again Younis leads Pakistan charge

Younis Khan showed no signs of weakness after recovering from dengue fever to score a brilliant century as Pakistan dominated the opening day of the second Test against the West Indies in Abu Dhabi on Friday. The 38-year-old, who missed Pakistan’s 56-run victory in the …

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Afridi to reveal all in his autobiography

Shahid Afridi will come out next year with his autobiography, in which he opens up about his “rivalries and alliances”. “Shahid Afridi: An Autobiography”, written with journalist Wajahat S Khan, is an account of one of modern-day cricket’s most controversial and high-achieving practitioners, who in …

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Yasir Shah becomes joint second fastest to 100 wickets

DUBAI: Pakistan’s leg-spinner Yasir Shah became the second joint-fastest bowler to take 100 wickets in all Test cricket on the fourth day of the first day-night match against West Indies in Dubai on Sunday. The 30-year-old dismissed West Indian tail-ender Miguel Cummins to complete 100 …

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Javed Miandad, Shahid Afridi bury the hatchet

KARACHI: After a week of fiery exchange of allegations and counter allegations, former Pakistan captains Javed Miandad and Shahid Afridi have buried the hatchet after meeting at a mutual friend’s place in Karachi. Miandad had stirred a storm when he claimed that Afridi was a …

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Pakistan dominate day-night Test after Azhar’s 302

DUBAI: Opener Azhar Ali smashed a maiden triple hundred to put Pakistan firmly in control against the West Indies in the first day-night Test in Dubai on Friday. Ali’s epic unbeaten 302 guided Pakistan to 579-3 declared before the West Indies closed the second day …

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Pakistani openers off to solid start in day-night Test

DUBAI: Pakistan were 81-0 at tea on the opening day of the first day-night Test against West Indies in Dubai on Thursday. Openers Azhar Ali (38) and Sami Aslam (37) were unbeaten at the break after Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and opted to bat in …

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Afridi to take legal action against Miandad

LAHORE : Former Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi on Monday has decided to send a legal notice to Javed Miandad over baseless match fixing allegations. The battle of words between both players has turned into a judicial war as Afridi has made up mind to take …

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