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Pakistan Super League 2016

Bopara stars with bat, ball to help Kings maul Qalandars

Sharjah—England all-rounder Ravi Bopara carried on his form with the bat and the ball from last night scoring 71 runs and grabbing 6 wickets for only 16 runs to help Karachi Kings comprehensively defeating Lahore Qalandars by 27 runs in the 12th game of Pakistan Super League (PSL) here on Friday.

Australia in control in first NZ Test

Wellington—It was supposed to be Brendon McCullum’s day but it was opposing captain Steve Smith who made the right moves as Australia ended day one of the first Test against New Zealand comfortably in control in Wellington on Friday.

Richards backs West Indies stars in World Twenty20 dispute

Dubai—Viv Richards on Thursday threw his considerable support behind the West Indies squad who are locked in a bitter pay dispute which is threatening their participation in the World Twenty20.

McCullum is not in a bad company: Vengsarkar

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Bipin Dani

Mumbai—New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum, while playing his 100th Test match was dismissed for a duck (c. Warner b. Hazzlwood) against Australia at Basin Reserve on Friday. He, however, is not the only “unlucky” skipper. The list includes, Mark Taylor and Alan Border (Australia), Stephen Fleming (New Zealand), Dilip Vengsarkar (India),and Cook (England).

Umpiring drama works in Australia’s favour

Wellington—The Australia-New Zealand cricket series faced a fresh umpiring drama on the opening day of the first Test in Wellington Friday with Australian batsman Adam Voges given a reprieve after being bowled.

Zeeshan, Saif steers Pakistan 5th spot in ICC U-19 CWC

DHAKA—Half-centuries from Zeeshan Malik and Saif Badar helped Pakistan Under-19s pull off the highest successful chase of the tournament and clinch fifth place with a seven-wicket win over England Under-19s. Chasing 265, Pakistan got off to a strong start courtesy Zeeshan, who added 25 with Gauhar Hafeez for the first wicket and 58 for the second wicket with Shadab

PG win overall trophy of UoP Inter-College Boys Games

Peshawar—Post Graduate Department University of Peshawar clinched the overall trophy by securing 74 points in the Inter-College Boys Games that concluded here under the aegis of the Directorate of Sports University of Peshawar here on Friday.

PSL fever grips even politicians

Islamabad—Not only the common folks but politicians of different hues are also getting under the sway of Pakistan’s ongoing inaugural International T20 Cricket show, the Pakistan Super League.

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