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December 9, 2018 12:00 AM HBL win Quaid Trophy

ISLAMABAD: Habib Bank Limited (HBL) completed doubles in the domestic cricket, winning the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy on the basis of first innings lead against Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) at the UBL Complex Ground in Karachi on Saturday. HBL finished the second innings at 183 for 6 chasing 263 runs winning target set by Misbahul Haq’s SNGPL

December 9, 2018 12:00 AM India tighten grip on first Test

ADELAIDE, Australia: India built a 166-run lead over Australia on the third day of an absorbing opening Test in Adelaide on Saturday with dangerman Cheteshwar Pujara not out 40, although the late wicket of master batsman Viratkohli gave the home team a glimmer of hope. At stumps, the visitors were 151-3, adding to their first innings total of 250. Ajinkya

December 8, 2018 12:00 AM Albaqra Eleven wins Zalmi Madrassa League-II final

QUETTA: The Zalmi Madrasa League second edition final played at the Bolan Cricket Stadium in Quetta on Friday was won by Albaqra Eleven beating Al Iqra Eleven. Balochistan Governor Justice (retd) Amaanullah Khan was the chief guest while Commander Southern Command Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa and Peshawar Zalmi Director Cricketing Affairs and Head Coach

December 7, 2018 3:50 PM Amir, Fakhar return to Pakistan Test squad for South Africa tour

LAHORE: Pakistan selectors Friday recalled fast bowler Mohammad Amir in the 16-member squad for the three-match Test series in the tour of South Africa starting later this month. Sarfraz Ahmed has been retained as captain of the side, which opens the tour with the first Test at Centurion from December 26. Pakistan will also play five one-day internationals 1

December 7, 2018 5:16 AM PM Khan congratulates Yasir Shah on 'stellar' record-breaking performance

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday congratulated leg-spinner Yasir Shah on breaking an 82-year-old world record in cricket, becoming the first bowler to take 200 Test wickets in 33 matches. The 32-year-old broke the record held by Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett ─ who took 200 wickets in 36 Test matches in 1936 against South Africa in Johannesburg

December 7, 2018 12:00 AM Uncapped Zubayr Hamza in SA squad for Pakistan Tests

DURBAN: Zubayr Hamza, the 23-year-old Cape Cobras batsman, could make his Test debut against Pakistan on Boxing Day after being named in the 13-man South African squad for the upcoming three-match Test series. If he gains selection in the final XI he will become the 100th player to represent South Africa in Test cricket since readmission. “Zubayr has been one of the standout

December 6, 2018 12:00 AM Abu Rehan CC win in cricket tourney

KARACHI: Abu Rehan Cricket Club beat Khudadad Gymkhana by five runs in 2nd PCB Fazal Mahmood National Club Cricket Tournament here at Al-Nadil Al-Burhani Ground. Abu Rehan CC batted first and put on board 215-10 in 34.3 overs. Akhter Munir was the top scorer with 52 runs. Muhammad Fahim scored 42. Muhammad Mahmood took three wickets for 35 runs, while 1

December 6, 2018 12:00 AM Stokes faces hearing despite court acquittal

LONDON: Ben Stokes will on Wednesday head to an internal English cricket hearing into a brawl outside a nightclub last year that cost him his Ashes place with a glowing reference from England coach Trevor Bayliss. Star all-rounder Stokes was acquitted of a criminal charge of affray at a trial in August following the incident in Bristol, southwest England 1

December 6, 2018 12:00 AM Australia axe misfiring Marsh as Khawaja returns against India

ADELAIDE: Australia sprang a surprise by axing vice-captain Mitch Marsh on Wednesday for the first Test against India, as Usman Khawaja’s return was confirmed despite the shock of his brother’s arrest. Batsmen Travis Head and Peter Handscomb were preferred to the all-rounder, piling more pressure on the bowlers in what are forecast to be scorching conditions 1

December 6, 2018 12:00 AM Indian summer as ‘Swami Army’ flock to Aussie cricket grounds

SYDNEY: It’s a summer’s day and the historic Sydney Cricket Ground is buzzing with chatter and excitement. But instead of the green and gold of Australia, the huge and euphoric crowd filling the stadium is a sea of blue — the colour of India, prompting one TV pundit to ask: “Are we in Mumbai?” They were in town for a recent Twenty20 international ahead 1