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India end 22-year series drought in Sri Lanka

Colombo—India overcame a gallant century by Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews to win the final Test by 117 runs on Tuesday and end a 22-year wait for a series win on the island. The hosts, set a victory target of 386, were bowled out for 268 after tea on the fifth day at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo to hand the tourists a 2-1 series scoreline. Sri Lanka were revived by a 135-run stand for the sixth wicket between Mathews and debutant Kusal Perera, but the dismissal of both batsmen on either side of tea sealed their fate.

Former Pakistan off-spinner spotted driving cab in Sydney

Islamabad—Driving a cab in prosperous Western countries may be a well-paying job for Pakistani expatriates, even for ex-cricketers like Arshad Khan. A post on social networking website Facebook on late Monday revealed that former Pakistan off-spinner Arshad Khan is driving Uber Taxi in Sydney, Australia.

Players will not welcome spot-fixing trio back in team

Karachi—Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif may have been cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to resume their careers from September 2, but former teammate Tanvir Ahmed said there are at least four to five players in the Pakistan team who do not want the trio back in the national setup.

Serena, Djokovic roll but Nishikori falls at US Open

New York—Top-ranked Serena Williams launched her quest to win the US Open and complete a calendar Grand Slam by overwhelming 86th-ranked Russian Vitalia Diatchenko for her 29th consecutive Slam match triumph.

Rana Mujahid resigns as PHF secretary even after extension

Lahore—Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary Rana Mujahid has decided to resign from his office even after being given a three-year extension by the congress, according to media reports.
Commonwealth Games

Durban poised to make history

Johannesburg—Lone candidates Durban expect to be confirmed Wednesday in Auckland as historic hosts of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Although the four-yearly multi-sport event turned 85 this year, no African country has staged it.

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