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Australia beats India by 34 runs in first ODI in Sydney

Australia’s reserve pacemen and recalled batsmen beat India by 34 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground, where Rohit Sharma scored 133 but couldn’t overhaul the hosts’ 288-5 in the one-day international series opener. Usman Khawaja scored 59 during his first ODI in almost two years while Peter Handscomb, playing his …

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Rooney charged with drink-driving

Everton striker Wayne Rooney has been charged with drink-driving, British police said Friday. Rooney, England’s all-time record goalscorer and former captain, was stopped by police near his home in Cheshire, northwest England, in the early hours of Friday. “The man was arrested shortly after 2:00am today, Friday 1 September, after …

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Azadi Cup Taekwondo Championship Concludes In Swat

By Rafi ullah MINGORA, The three-day Azadi Cup Taekwondo Championship concluded here at a local hotel in Swat on Sunday. Swat Taekwondo Association said that the Championship was organized at a local hotel. A total of 26 Taekwondo teams from across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir have participated in the …

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Younis returns home to Karachi to a hero’s welcome

ZEESHAN AHMED A large crowd gathered at the Jinnah International Airport on Monday to welcome recently-retired Younis Khan as he touched down in Karachi after his final Test against the West Indies. Thanking the gathered crowd, Younis said he felt overwhelmed with the love he had received. “I would like …

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Younis honoured at Lord’s

LONDON: Record-setting former Pakistan Test batsman Younis Khan was accorded a warm reception held here at Lord’s the other day. The simple yet impressive event took place in The Long Room at the game’s headquarters. Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK Syed Ibne Abbas, Wisden editor Lawrence Booth, members of …

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Babar’s consecutive hundreds takes Pakistan to 337-5

Fast-rising one-drop batsman Babar Azam cracked a successive hundred to propel Pakistan to another dominating 337-5 in the second day-night international against West Indies in Sharjah on Sunday. The 21-year old followed his 120 in the first game on Friday with another magnificent 125-ball 123 spiced with nine boundaries and …

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Kolkata Knight Riders rout Delhi Daredevils

KOLKATA: Kolkata Knight Riders responded with a ‘horses for courses’ approach on a greenish Eden Gardens surface. Shakib Al Hasan and Morne Morkel, central to their plans last season, were benched. Sunil Narine, who played a stellar role in their title-winning run in 2012 and 2014, was unavailable because of …

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PCB to appoint new coach by first week of May

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that the new selection committee will be appointed next week while the new head coach would be selected by first week of May. The PCB is on the lookout for a new coach after Waqar Younis stepped down following …

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