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Australia set 269-run target for Pakistan in 1st ODI

Former adversaries Matthew Wade and Glenn Maxwell combined for a vital sixth-wicket partnership of 82 runs to help Australia post 268-9 against Pakistan in the first one-day international at the Gabba on Friday. After captain Steve Smith won the toss and decided to bat, Australia was 78-5 before being rescued ...

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Lynn, Stanlake to make ODI debut in series opener against Pakistan

BRISBANE: Chris Lynn and Billy Stanlake will make their limited overs debut for Australia in Friday’s opening One-day International against Pakistan in Brisbane. Skipper Steve Smith said on Thursday dynamic batsman Lynn and beanpole pace bowler Stanlake would start with Usman Khawaja and leg-spinner Adam Zampa left out of the ...

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Pakistan to tour West Indies for full series in March

West Indies will host a full series, including three Tests, against Pakistan beginning on March 31, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has said. Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain will stage two Twenty20s, to be followed by three one-dayers at the Guyana National Stadium. Kingston’s Sabina Park will host the ...

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PCB receives head coach’s report

LAHORE: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur, in his official report sent to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has held the bowlers more responsible for Pakistan’s pathetic performance during Test series whitewash against Australia. PCB chairman Shaharyar M. Khan told reporters here that Arthur considered bowlers were chiefly responsible for the ...

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83-year-old Argentine grandmother revives tennis dream

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) – Ana Obarrio de Pereyra Iraola’s dream of becoming a tennis star was put on hold in 1949 when her husband stopped her playing. For the next 20 years, she concentrated on raising their 10 children instead. But now at 83, this Argentine grandmother has revived her ...

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Pakistan’s top junior player aims to emulate Federer

ISLAMABAD: In a cricket-crazy country like Pakistan, tennis has not been able to get its due with only an odd icon like Aisam-ul-Haq making waves on international circuit. However, there are still youngsters in this country’s folk who want to turn professionals and aspire to excel like world’s top stars. ...

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Lahore to stage PSL final, confirms PCB

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Sunday confirmed that the final of this year’s Pakistan Super League would be held in Lahore on March 9. The PCB has confirmed that they are now working on the plans to bring the international players to the country, and if the players ...

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