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February 21, 2018


Resolute Brathwaite foils Pakistan in third Test

AFP    SHARJAH: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite needed five runs for a fighting hundred as he foiled Pakistan on the second day of the third and final Test in Sharjah on Monday. Brathwaite anchored the West Indian innings with a 206-ball 95 not out after they were struggling at 38-3, putting two solid stands of 83

Pakistan Test squad announced for New Zealand

LAHORE: Pakistan on Monday announced a 16-man squad for the two Tests in New Zealand starting in November. Misbah-ul-Haq will lead the Test team on the short tour, with the players flying from Dubai on November 4. Squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Azhar Ali, Sami Aslam, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad

Sri Lanka bowlers punish Zimbabwe

HARARE: AFP – Sri Lanka bowlers Suranga Lakmal and Dilruwan Perera took two wickets apiece as Zimbabwe´s batsmen fell in a heap on the third morning of the first Test at Harare Sports Club on Monday. Replying to Sri Lanka´s 537 all out, the hosts had made a promising start in reaching the close of

West Indies 38-3 in reply to Pakistan´s 281

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates: West Indies, in reply to Pakistan´s first-innings 281, were 38-3 at lunch on the second day of the third and final Test in Sharjah on Monday. Kraigg Brathwaite (21) and Jermaine Blackwood (0) were at the crease. Earlier, leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo finished with figures of 4-77 while fast bowlers Shannon Gabriel

Hamilton wins in Mexico but Rosberg is right behind

By Alan Baldwin MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton won the Mexican Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday, his landmark 51st career victory cutting Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg’s overall lead to 19 points and keeping the German waiting for a first title. The pole-to-flag victory was the triple world champion’s eighth of the season and

Pakistan choose bating after winning toss in Sharjah

SHARJAH: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and opted to bat against West Indies in the third and final Test in Sharjah on Sunday. Pakistan leads the three-match series after winning the first two Tests by 56 runs and 133 runs respectively, in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Misbah is leading Pakistan in his 49th Test

Bangladesh wonder kid Mehedi enjoying life in big time

DHAKA: AFP – Doing the ordinary things right helped Bangladesh spinner Mehedi Hasan put up an extraordinary performance as he claimed his second five-wicket haul in as many Tests against England on Saturday. Mehendi, who celebrated his 19th birthday this week, finished with 6-82 as Bangladesh bowled out England for 244 in their first innings

Football: Australia seek clarity on Thai World Cup qualifier

SYDNEY, Oct 15, (APP/AFP) – Football Federation Australia was Saturday seeking clarity on whether its Asian World Cup qualifier against Thailand in Bangkok next month will still go ahead following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The FFA said it was chasing official notification from governing football bodies whether the match scheduled for the Rajamangala Stadium

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