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Pakistan bat first against Zimbabwe HARARE: Wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed took the reins for Pakistan as a foot infection forced regular captain Azhar Ali out of Monday's third and decisive one-day international against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club.The stand-in skipper's first act was to win the toss and elect to bowl first, as the tourists looked to bounce back from a shock defeat in the second ODI on Saturday.Having sat out of that game as Pakistan gave opportunities to other players, in-form allrounder Imad Wasim was recalled in place of Yasir Shah, while Ahmed Shehzad replaced Ali at the top of the order.Zimbabwe made two changes, with struggling senior batsman Hamilton Masakadza dropped from the side and legspinner Graeme Cremer ruled out by an ankle injury incurred during Saturday's match.Malcolm Waller came into the Zimbabwe batting line-up, while Tinotenda Mutombodzi provided a like-for-like replacement for Cremer.Teams:Zimbabwe: Brian Chari, Chamu Chibhabha, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza Butt, Elton ...

Younis Khan Optimistic To Make Pakistan Proud Former Pakistan Skipper Younis Khan has expressed his desire to see his nation shining through his achievements.Younis has scored 8814 Test runs in 101 matches and is just 19 runs short from eclipsing Javed Miandad's record of 8,832 runs. As per reports, Younis Khan said he is still more than a thousand runs short to 10,000 runs destination but he is very hopeful to fulfill his desire.According to local media report, “Here, I must emphasize ...

Uncle Toni opens door to 'super-coach' for Nadal BEIJING: Rafael Nadal's lifelong mentor, his uncle Toni, has opened the door to hiring a 'super-coach' if the 14-time Grand Slam-winner fails to recapture his spark next season.Toni Nadal said the 29-year-old should consider following Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and others by bringing in a superstar mentor if the turnaround does not come soon.Calls for Nadal to abandon Toni blew up after he flopped at both the French Open, a tournament he has won nine ...

Bangladesh's Hossain surrenders in court to face charges DHAKA: Bangladesh fast bowler Shahadat Hossain turned himself in on Monday to face charges of torturing an 11-year-old housemaid, a day after his wife was arrested.Bangladesh Cricket Board has suspended him from all forms of cricket until the charged are cleared. The couple went into hiding after the allegations surfaced last month.Hossain submitted the bail petition before the court and the court might hear his appeal later on Monday, his lawyer Kazi Mohammad Nazibullah Hiru ...

Benitez defends defensive Madrid mentality MADRID: Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez dismissed claims his side had paid for an overly defensive approach as Luciano Vietto's late equaliser handed Atletico Madrid a 1-1 draw in the capital derby on Sunday.Benitez's men went in front early on through Karim Benzema, but attempted to sit on their lead and were caught out seven minutes from time when Vietto bundled home his first goal for Atletico from close range.The Argentine's strike was just the ...

Beating Man Utd answers critics, says Wenger LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said his team had answered some of their critics after blowing Premier League title rivals Manchester United off the park in a resounding 3-0 victory.Wenger was roundly criticised in the British press after his side's 3-2 loss to Olympiakos last week left them struggling to avoid a group-stage exit in the Champions League and hit out at the media for focusing on his decision to select blundering second-choice goalkeeper David ...

Pochettino praises Spurs' saviour Eriksen SWANSEA: Mauricio Pochettino lavished praise on Christian Eriksen after the Danish midfielder earned Tottenham a point at the Liberty Stadium with two sublime free kicks in a 2-2 draw.Swansea led twice courtesy of Andre Ayew and a Harry Kane own goal, however, Eriksen found the target twice from dead-ball situations to help the visitors extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to seven games."Sometimes he has a clear chance to score and he doesn't," ...


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