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Sharjah pitches to help batsmen making big scores: Sarfraz Ahmad ISLAMABAD: The skipper of the Quetta Gladiators Sarfraz Ahmad termed the defeat against the Lahore Qaladars as "one bad day" in cricket. "This is a wake-up call for our team," Sarfraz Ahmad believes Sharjah Cricket Stadium and the atmosphere will once again bring the best out of his team. "The wicket was different and the pitch looked improved, I think the coming games will produce bigger scores." "Sharjah will be better, the ground is small and people come in large numbers -it is a small ground, but you have to hit sixes to win matches," Gulf News reported."To win matches the top four should score runs in T20. Our bowlers were also winning us matches but they can have one bad day. Pressure is always there, and a low target is often tricky. We chased this time a target of around 200 but couldn't reach it. We will learn from ...

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Root century boosts England CENTURION: Joe Root hit an assured century as England went in search of a series-clinching win in the third one-day international against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Tuesday.England, leading 2-0 in the five-match series, made 318 for eight after winning the toss.Root made a career-best 125 off 113 balls with ten fours and five sixes, scarcely playing a false stroke.Root shared a second wicket partnership of 125 with Alex Hales, who made 65 off ...

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Umar Akmal believes PSL help to perform in Int'l cricket ISLAMABAD: Lahore Qalandars star batsman Umar Akmal believes that Pakistan Super League will help him perform well in the Twenty20 format."PSL is a good step and we hope it will help us in international cricket," said Umar.Umar scored a blistering 93-run knock off just 40 balls against Quetta Gladiators.When asked if he was disappointed on missing out on his century, Umar said: "I am not at all sad because this is a big score and ...

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Sri Lanka choose to bowl against India PUNE: The visiting Sri Lankans won the toss and decided to bowl in the first Twenty20 international against India at Pune's Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Tuesday.India skipper Mahindra Singh Dhoni's side, looking to cement top spot in the T20 rankings after a recent 3-0 clean sweep over Australia, brought in Ajinkya Rahane for star batsman Virat Kohli, who is being rested for the series.They are facing a depleted Sri Lankan side which has left ...

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Qadir backs proposal to play World T20 matches on neutral venues ISLAMABAD: Former leg-spin wizard Abdul Qadir on Tuesday backed the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) proposal to play their Twenty-20 World Cup matches on neutral venues stating that the PCB chief had given a very good answer to India."I think it is a very wise proposal. Sportspersons are considered very respectable figures everywhere in the world and there should be no compromise on their security," he told APP in an exclusive chat."It is also a very ...

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England bat against South Africa CENTURION: England won the toss and decided to bat in the third one-day international against South Africa at SuperSport Park, Centurion on Tuesday.England, leading the five-match series 2-0, fielded an unchanged team for the third successive match.South Africa made one change from the team beaten by five wickets in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. All-rounder David Wiese replaced batsman Rilee Rossouw. Teams: South Africa: AB de Villiers (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wkt), Faf du ...

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Qadir to select ZTBL team ISLAMABAD: Former leg-spinner Abdul Qadir will be monitoring the Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd. (ZTBL) team and will select a pool of players to be played in the Grade-II tournament.Talking to APP, Qadir said he is the advisor and consultant to the ZTBL President. "I have come to Islamabad from Lahore to select the ZTBL team for the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Grade-II tournament," he said.He said his aim was to select the finest young players ...