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Zaman discusses his no-ball dismissal

KARACHI: Fakhar Zaman has had quite the meteoric rise. From being decidedly second choice going into the tournament to emerging from it as a national hero after a match-winning century in the final against arch-rivals India of all teams, Zaman has seen his star rise from virtual unknown to household name …

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England’s new boy Curran promises to bowl even quicker

TAUNTON: England newcomer Tom Curran believes he can bowl even quicker after taking three wickets on his international debut. Although he appears slightly-built, the Surrey paceman surprised several South Africa batsman with his speed on the way to figures of 3-33 in his four overs in the second T20I at Taunton …

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Freak Roy dismissal sees South Africa tie series

TAUNTON: Jason Roy’s bizarre dismissal turned the second T20I South Africa’s way as the Proteas won by just three runs at Taunton on Friday. The narrow victory at Somerset’s headquarters saw South Africa level the three-match series at 1-1 as bounced back from a nine-wicket defeat by England at Southampton two …

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Dhawan stars as first India-West Indies ODI called off

PORT OF SPAIN: Shikhar Dhawan extended his excellent Champions Trophy form to the start of the West Indies tour but heavy rain forced the abandonment of the opening ODI at the Queen’s Park Oval on Friday. Dhawan stroked an assured 87 and featured in an opening stand of 132 with Ajinkya …

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Sana Mir ready for Women’s World Cup challenge

  Pakistan women’s cricket team captain Sana Mir thinks her team can take inspiration from the triumph of their male counterparts in the recently concluded 2017 Champions Trophy as they begin their World Cup campaign in England. Pakistan take on South Africa in their campaign opener on Sunday after delivering …

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Shaharyar hints at Sarfraz’s Test captaincy

LONDON: With Misbahul Haq having bid adieu to Test cricket and with it the captaincy of the Pakistan five-day team, the position at the helm is still vacant. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan, however, believes it is easily deducible who will hold the reigns of the longest format’s team …

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