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Babar smashes record books yet again Pakistani batsman Babr Azam recorded his name in history books on Thursday , after he became the fastest Pakistani ever to reach 1,000 runs milestone in One Day Internationals (ODIs) Babar Azam who had a pretty off season with the bat in the recently concluded Test series against the Aussies, found his rhythm in the games limited overs format hitting 84, at Perth during the 3rd ODI against the hosts.The 22-year-old right hand batsman, who made headlines last year after scoring three back to back hundreds against West Indies, has now become the joint-fastest player to 1,000 runs and sits in the coveted company of West Indies legend Sir Viv Richards, England's Kevin Pietersen and Jonathon Trott, and South Africa's Quinton de Kock.Copyright Business Recorder, 2017 ...

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De Villiers to skip England, Bangladesh Tests JOHANNESBURG: South African batting star AB de Villiers' absence from Test cricket will extend until late this year after he told journalists on Wednesday that he will miss the series against England and Bangladesh.He had already announced at a one-day series launch on Tuesday that he had decided not to make himself available for a Test series in New Zealand in March.De Villiers did not take questions on Tuesday but held a press conference on ...

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World's biggest cricket stadium will be ready in 2019 India has started building the worlds biggest cricket stadium that will provide accommodation to 110,000 spectators and cost around $100 million.According to Indian Express, Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) Vice President Parimal Nathwani, along with other office bearers on Monday laid foundation stone for the worlds biggest cricket stadium, coming up in Motera area in Ahmedabad.GCA vice president Parimal Nathwani put the overall cost of the project in the city of Ahmedabad at seven billion rupees, ...

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PCB spend Rs.1.08bn in three years ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has spent Rs1.08 billion on promotion of the sport in last three years.According to a private news channel, the facts and figures were submitted in the parliament which revealed PCB's income and expenditures of previous three years.As per report, PCB has generated a revenue of Rs.10.77 billion giving the board a profit of Rs. 9.69 billion.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2017 ...

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Bangladesh skipper unlikely to play as NZ eye Pakistan 's ranking slot CHRISTCHURCH: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim is unlikely to play in the second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch on Friday, denting the tourists' hopes of avoiding defeat in the two-Test series. New Zealand will overtake Pakistan and move to fifth in the world Test team rankings should they complete a 2-0 Test sweep following their dramatic victory earlier this week in Wellington's first Test.Mushfiqur was concussed after being hit on the head by a short-pitched ...

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Australian pacer eyes Pakistans obvious weakness at WACA The ODI series between Pakistan and Australia has been a breath of fresh air for the visitors after a lackluster Test contest, which was overwhelmingly dominated by the hosts. Now, after two 50 overs games and the competition hanging in a balance team Pakistan has found the belief to take on the mighty Aussies.Australian fast bowling spearhead Josh Hazlewood too was all praise for Pakistan bowling battery especially for the left-arm fast-bowler Mohammad Amir."I think ...

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AB de Villiers hoping for change of fortunes at World Cups South Africa remains one of the most exciting and talented cricketing teams. However, despite the buzz the Proteas had the infamous history of losing out at crucial stages, most notably during the World Cups, which have brought them the title of chokers in the cricketing universe.South African ODI skipper and one of the leading batsmen in the world AB de Villiers wants to change all that. The batsman has been out of the international arena ...