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Pakistan bat against Bangladesh in third ODI DHAKA: Pakistan captain Azhar Ali won the toss and elected to bat in the third and final one-day international against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday.Pakistan, who have already conceded a decisive 2-0 lead, will try to deny the hosts a clean sweep of the series.Bangladesh won the first match by 79 runs and the second by seven wickets.Pakistan dropped off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, vice-captain Sarfraz Ahmed and injured paceman Rahat Ali to play Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar and the uncapped Sami Aslam.Bangladesh retained the same side from the previous game.Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain.Pakistan : Azhar Ali (capt), Sami Aslam, Mohammad Hafeez, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Sohail, Saad Nasim, Zulfiqar Babar, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Junaid Khan.Umpires: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI), Sharfuddoula Saikat (BAN)TV Umpire: Nigel Llong ...

Bayless chosen to referee Pacquiao-Mayweather fight LOS ANGELES: Kenny Bayless has been named the referee for the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight with just over one week to go before the mega showdown at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.The Nevada State Athletic Commission also chose Burt Clements, Dave Moretti and Glenn Feldman as the three judges for the fight, which is expected to generate a record $400 million in revenue.The 64-year-old Bayless is expected to earn about $25,000 for the ...

Widnes look to rid themselves of awayday blues LEEDS: Widnes Vikings may have a home record to envy this season but that form seemingly goes up in smoke every time they set foot outside of the Select Security Stadium.And winger Patrick Ah Van has called on his side to ditch the excuses at champions St Helens this Friday, who have their own scores to settle after a chastening 41-16 loss to Leeds Rhinos.Ah Van, into his fifth year in Super League after leaving ...

Australian batsman Finch sidelined for three months SYDNEY: Australian one-day opening batsman Aaron Finch faces a three-month recovery after undergoing surgery for a left hamstring injury, cricket officials said Wednesday.Finch was an invaluable member of Australia's recent World Cup winning team, hitting a match-winning century against England on the opening day of the tournament this year and a crucial 81 in their semi-final against India.The national Twenty20 captain suffered the injury during an Indian Premier League match last week."After returning to Australia ...

James carries Cavaliers past Celtics LOS ANGELES: LeBron James tallied 30 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 99-91 Tuesday to seize a 2-0 lead in their first round playoff series. James committed six of Cleveland's 18 turnovers but came through down the stretch."I've been in this moment before and a lot of our guys haven't," said James, who also passed Jerry West for seventh on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list."I felt ...

ICC allows Hafeez, Javeria to bowl ISLAMABAD: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday declared bowling actions of Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez and Javeria Khan as legal allowing the players to resume bowling in international cricket.In a press release issued here, the ICC said in advance of any retest, a player who has been banned from bowling in international cricket, is required to identify the various types of deliveries he or she wants assessed, with a view to bowling those types of ...

Benzema adds to Madrid injury woes MADRID: Karim Benzema looks set to join Luka Modric and Gareth Bale on the sidelines for Real Madrid's decisive Champions League quarter-final, second leg clash with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday with a knee problem."After the tests carried out on Karim Benzema by the Real Madrid medical team, they have diagnosed a sprain in the medial collateral ligament in his right knee," the club said in a statement on Tuesday.Madrid did not add how long the ...


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