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BCCI: India-Pakistan series unlikely under prevailing tension

BCCI: India-Pakistan series unlikely under prevailing tension

BCCI: India-Pakistan series unlikely under prevailing tension. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur, said a series between Pakistan and India was unlikely until relations between the two countries normalized. Thakur’s statement came after Indian forces fought a prolonged shootout Monday with heavily armed men attacked a moving bus and stormed a police station in a town …

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Prolific Younis deserves seat among batting greats

Alastair Make Butchers Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.

Prolific Younis deserves seat among batting greats KARACHI—- Pakistan’s pace bowling legend Wasim Akram has lavished praise on veteran Younis Khan, saying the seasoned batsman deserves place amongst pantheon of greats in Test cricket. Younis became the fifth Pakistan batsman and 62nd overall to play 100 Tests during the second match of the series against Sri Lanka last month. The 37-year-old batsman, …

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Sri Lanka enter new era in Pakistan decider

Sri Lanka enter new era in Pakistan decider

Sri Lanka enter new era in Pakistan decider PALLEKELE: Sri Lanka will get a glimpse of a future without their batting greats when the decisive third and final Test against Pakistan begins in Pallekele on Friday. For the first time in 15 years since Kumar Sangakkara´s debut in July 2000, Sri Lanka will take the field in a Test without …

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In just nine Tests, Yasir Shah breaks into ICC top ten 

In just nine Tests, Yasir Shah breaks into ICC top ten 

In just nine Tests, Yasir Shah breaks into ICC top ten  It took Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah just nine Test matches and a rich haul against Sri Lanka to grab the No. 9 spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) ranking for top 10 Test bowlers.He was Sri Lanka’s tormentor yet again with 8/151 in the second Test but …

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Rampant Sri Lanka overcome Pakistan to level series

Rampant Sri Lanka overcome Pakistan to level series

Rampant Sri Lanka overcome Pakistan to level series     COLOMBO: Dimuth Karunaratne scored a quick-fire fifty as Sri Lanka overcame the threat of rain to beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the 2nd Test and level the series 1-1.Sri Lanka began their chase of 153 as play began on the fifth day of the second Test in Colombo after …

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Amir Maqsood Hameedi A cricket love affair

Amir Maqsood Hameedi A cricket love affair

Amir Maqsood Hameedi A cricket love affair     Amir Maqsood Hameedi was over the moon when he found out West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers was in Karachi.The 20-year-old, a “die-hard fan” of the West Indian all-rounder, rushed back home to grab his collection of cricket photographs to get them signed by his hero.It was the winter of 1970 and …

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Pakistan lose early wicket after trailing by 177 runs

Pakistan lose early wicket after trailing by 177 runs

Pakistan lose early wicket after trailing by 177 runs  COLOMBO- Pakistan faced a tough battle to turn around the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo after conceding a 177-run lead on the third day Saturday.The hosts, looking for a series-levelling win after losing the first Test in Galle, removed Mohammad Hafeez cheaply as Pakistan went to lunch at 62 for …

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Kaushal-Prasad skittle Pakistan in second Test

Kaushal-Prasad skittle Pakistan in second Test

Kaushal-Prasad skittle Pakistan in second Test                         Young off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal grabbed five wickets as Sri Lanka bundled out Pakistan for 138 on the opening day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Thursday.Seamer Dhammika Prasad chipped in with three wickets as the tourists collapsed in …

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Misbah hopes against victory in Sri Lanka

Misbah hopes against victory in Sri Lanka

Misbah hopes against victory in Sri Lanka  Pakistan’s 15-man squad flew out of Lahore for Colombo late on Monday night with Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq announcing that his boys will go all out for victory against Sri Lanka. The team will play three Tests five One-day Internationals and two Twenty20 games against the hosts, with the aim of qualifying for the 2017 …

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Hafeez faces illegal bowling action charge yet again

Hafeez faces illegal bowling action charge yet again    Hafeez- who bowled 20 overs in the match contributed two wickets to Pakistan ten,wicket victory in the first Test against Sri Lanka. According to the ICC’s regulations for bowlers reported a second time with in a period of a year Hafeez faces a bowling ban for a period of at least …

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