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Pakistan put SL into bat in virtual CT quarter-final

The match is scheduled to be played at the Sophia Gardens at 02:30 PM (PST). CARDIFF – In what has become the virtual quarter-final of 2017 Champions Trophy, Pakistan have Monday won the toss against Sri Lanka and decided to bowl first. The match is scheduled to be played at ...

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Sachin Tendulkar predicts Pakistan-Sri Lanka CT match result

CARDIFF – Former India captain Sachin Tendulkar has said that the chances of Pakistan to win the final league match of Champions Trophy are higher than their opponents, Sri Lanka. The legendary batsman remarked that fielding will be the deciding factor in the match, which has become a virtual quarterfinal ...

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Football: Silva, Costa keep Spain in front of Italy

SKOPJE  – Spain kept their noses in front of Italy in the fight for automatic qualification for next year s World Cup as David Silva and Diego Costa were on target in a 2-1 win in Macedonia on Sunday. The two European giants remain locked on 16 points at the top ...

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Australia put into bat by England in crucial CT match

BIRMINGHAM  – England Saturday won the toss and put Australia into bat in the must-win Champions Trophy match for the Kangaroos. England skipper Eoin Morgan said there is a bit of rain around later, but it is always a good batting track round here. We have played with an element ...

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Pakistan rise to second spot in T20I rankings

DUBAI  – Pakistan have risen to second spot in the latest ICC Twenty20 International Team Rankings, and claimed the position by pushing England down to number three. Both Pakistan and England have 121 rating points, but Pakistan lead them in the rankings. The Kiwis are sitting at the top of ...

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Kohli ready for India’s crunch clash

LONDON  – Virat Kohli says India will thrive under pressure in their make or break Champions Trophy clash with South Africa on Sunday. After slumping to a shock defeat against Sri Lanka on Thursday, holders India must win their final Group B fixture at The Oval to avoid an embarrassing ...

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Tennis: Nadal sights French Open 10th title in Wawrinka duel

PARIS  – Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal powered into a record 10th French Open final on Friday and will face 2015 winner Stan Wawrinka for the title after the Swiss outdueled Andy Murray in a five-set epic. Nadal demolished Austrian pretender and sixth seed Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 to return ...

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Murray vows to turn Paris trauma into Wimbledon glory

PARIS  – Andy Murray admitted Saturday that he ran out of steam in his epic French Open semi-final defeat to Stan Wawrinka but vowed to transform the trauma into a third Wimbledon title. The 30-year-old world number one, bidding to reach a second successive final and go on to end ...

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Rain delays Bangladesh-New Zealand start

CARDIFF  – Rain delayed the scheduled 10:30am local time (0930 GMT) start of the key Group A Champions Trophy match between Bangladesh and New Zealand at Cardiff on Friday. Although the cover on the pitch had been removed, heavy overnight and early morning rain saw the umpires deem conditions unfit ...

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