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Babar Azam’s maiden ton puts Pakistan in driving seat KARACHI: Pakistan’s inform right-hand batsman, Babar Azam scored his maiden century against West Indies in the first One Day International (ODI) at Sharjah International Cricket Stadium on Friday.Azam posted 120 runs before he was dismissed by Carlos Brathwaite, thanks to a stunning catch by Kieron Pollard. However the crucial knock by the rising Pakistani star put his side at a comfortable position of 239 runs in 42 overs.Babar Azam carried on with his good form, taking Pakistan to a comfortable position as he equally performed well with the bat in T20I series against West Indies also, scoring a crucial 55 runs to take Pakistan home in the first T20.The bilateral ODI series is crucial for both Pakistan and West Indies, as the winner of the series would make a direct entry into ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 to be held in England.Copyright Business Recorder, 2016 ...

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Skipper Azhar fails again as Pakistan eye ticket to the World Cup Pakistan’s under pressure one-day international (ODI) skipper, Azhar Ali was unable to deliver after he was dismissed for a duck, as the Green Shirts take on West Indies in the first day-night international in Sharjah on Friday.The West Indian captain, Jason Holder won the toss and decided to bowl first in the first game of the three-match series.The bilateral series between Pakistan and West Indies is crucial in many ways, as it will decide the ...

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Tanvir happy partnering with Imad Pakistan Left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir expressed satisfaction after making a successful return to the T20I series against the West Indies.Pakistan completed a rare 3-0 whitewash against current World Champions West Indies by eight wickets in the third and final Twenty20 international on Tuesday, achieving their first ever clean sweep. According to Express Tribune, “I was really happy with my bowling partnership with Imad,” said Tanvir. “His control and line was superb which gave him great ...

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High stakes, as Pakistan begins battle for the ODI's against West Indies After clean sweeping West Indies in the T20 series, the Men in Green are all prepped up to take on the visitors in the 50 over format, to begin today (Friday) at the famous Sharjah cricket stadium.However, the three matches One Day International is more than a bilateral series between Pakistan and West Indies. After the International Cricket Council (ICC) newly added stipulation allowing only the top-eight-ranked teams direct ticket to for the 2019 Cricket ...

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PCB Patrons XI named for 3-day games against West Indies LAHORE: Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, in consultation with the National Selection Committee, has finalised the 13 member PCB Patrons XI for the three-day game against West Indies in United Arab Emirates.PCB Patrons XI will play the day and night fixture from October 7-9 at Sharjah. The Day Night Match will start at 3:30pm UAE time.The team is Ahmad Shahzad, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmad, Asif Zakir, Akbar ur rehman, Fawad Alam (captain), Adnan Akmal, (wicket keeper), Imran ...

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Pakistan has ability to whitewash WI in ODI series ISLAMABAD: Former International Cricket Council (ICC) President Zaheer Abbas on Thursday said the morale of the green-shirts is all pumped-up after 3-0 victory in the Twenty20s and predicted another whitewash in the fourthcoming ODI series against the Carribeans.Pakistan whitewashed West Indies in the three-match T20 series. Pakistan beat West Indies by eight wickets in the Third T20 while in the first and second T20, Pakistan defeated West Indies by nine wickets and 16 runs, respectively.Pakistan ...

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Pakistan, West Indies launch World Cup fight SHARJAH: Former champions Pakistan and the West Indies start a narrow two-way fight for an automatic place in the 2019 Cricket World Cup in a three-match one-day series starting in Sharjah Friday. Pakistan, the 1992 champions, need to win the series 3-0 to rise one place from ninth while their opponents -- champions in the first two World Cups in 1975 and 1979 -- need to avoid a clean sweep to maintain their current eighth ...