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Pakistan beat Afghanistan by three wickets in Cricket World Cup thriller

Leeds, June 29 : Pakistan avoided a huge shock to keep their chances of reaching the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup alive with a nervy three-wicket win over Afghanistan in Leeds on Saturday. Afghanistan looked on course for their first victory of the tournament as Pakistan fell to 156-6 chasing a total of 228, but 49 not out from ...

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Argentina beat Venezuela to set up Brazil semi-final

Photo: Players of Argentina acknowledge the crowd after defeating Venezuela 2-0 in their Copa America football tournament quarter-final match at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday early morning. Argentina set up a tantalising Copa America semi-final against hosts Brazil after easing past Venezuela 2-0. Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was involved in both goals as Argentina aim ...

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South Africa wins by 9 wickets, dents Sri Lanka’s Cup hopes

Photo: South Africa’s captain Faf du Plessis, right, plays a shot as Sri Lanka’s wicketkeeper Kusal Perera watches on during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Friday, June 28, 2019. Durham, Jun 28 : A Cricket World Cup semifinal spot seems a long way off for a Sri ...

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Challenge for Sri Lanka; SA chasing 204 to win

Photo: South Africa’s bowler Chris Morris, far right, celebrates with teammates after bowling Sri Lanka’s batsman Angelo Mathews, far left, for 30 runs during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Friday, June 28, 2019. London, June 28 : A semifinal spot seems a long way off for a ...

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Brazil beat Paraguay on penalties to reach Copa America semi-finals

Gabriel Jesus scored the winning spot-kick in a tense penalty shoot-out as Brazil exorcized their demons to beat Paraguay on Thursday and reach the Copa America semi-finals. Twice before in 2011 and 2015 Paraguay had beaten Brazil at this same stage on penalties at the South American extravaganza. Willian came closest to scoring in normal time for Brazil when he ...

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India extends unbeaten run; West Indies out of contention

Photo : India’s Mohammed Shami celebrates after taking the last wicket of the game West Indies’ Oshane Thomas during the Cricket World Cup match between India and West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Thursday, June 27, 2019. Manchester, June 27 : Mohammed Shami only got a start at the World Cup because his India teammate Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ...

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India opt to bat against West Indies

India won the toss and elected to bat first against West Indies in 34th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. India have won four out of five matches, with one abandoned due to rain, and need two more wins in four matches to seal a semi-final berth. The West Indies, on ...

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Investment pays off as Europe dominates Women’s World Cup

Photo: Netherlands’ Lieke Martens, center, celebrates after scoring her side’s second goal from the penalty spot during the Women’s World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Japan at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. France, June 27 : Even Netherlands forward Lineth Beerensteyn had to check that the number was right. “Oh ...

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Ex-Liverpool midfielder pleads not guilty to assault charge

Dietmar Hamann was a member of Liverpool’s 2005 Champions League winning side. Photo: Collected Dhaka, June 27 : Former Germany and Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has pleaded not guilty after being charged with common assault in Australia, reports BBC. The 45-year-old, who did not appear in court, allegedly assaulted his partner in the early hours of 21 June and was ...

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New Zealand bat first against Pakistan

File photo: Courtesy Birmingham, June 26 : New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat first against Pakistan at Edgbaston, Birmingham, on Wednesday in their seventh match of the ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup. A win in this match will march New Zealand to the semifinals of the World Cup as the second team after Australia. If Pakistan wins, ...

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