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Effortless Lankan win, lifeline for Pakistan

Effortless Lankan win, lifeline for Pakistan

England's hopes of reaching the quarterfinals were left hanging by a thread as Sri Lanka inflicted their third crushing defeat of the World Cup on Sunday, while Pakistan began a salvage operation with a tense 20-run win over Zimbabwe. Sri Lanka cruised to a seemingly stiff target of 310 for the loss of just...

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Pakistan keep WC hopes alive

Pakistan keep WC hopes alive

Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs at the Brisbane today and kept their hopes alive for progressing on to the quarterfinals of the ICC cricket World Cup 2015. Pakistan’s shabby performance through the World Cup finally came to an end today with Mohammad Irfan and Wahab Riaz contributing to the team’s first win in this tournament.

Pakistan tightens cellphone control after Taliban massacre

Pakistan tightens cellphone control after Taliban massacre

Almost every Pakistani citizen has a cellphone, but from now on, Big Brother is checking to make sure their name, number and fingerprints are on record. The measures are meant to tighten control of cellphones and avert their use for militant attacks after the Taliban massacre two months ago at a school in...

Reuters' Pak-Afghan bureau chief dies

Reuters' Pak-Afghan bureau chief dies

The bureau chief for Reuters in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Maria Golovnina, died yesterday after falling unconscious, her employer said. Golovnina, 34, passed out at her office in Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, according to a statement from Reuters. Medical responders were unable to save her. The cause of death is being investigated, police official Mohammad Yaqoob...

'More than shambolic'

'More than shambolic'

Pakistan legend Javed Miandad was lost of words to describe the country's 150-run capitulation to West Indies in a World Cup match in Christchurch on Saturday. "Shambolic is a mild word to describe Pakistan's 150-run defeat against the West Indies. It really hurts to see the planning of Pakistan's think-tank in the ICC Cricket...

Nation pays homage to language martyrs

Nation pays homage to language martyrs

The nation paid glowing tribute today to the Language Movement martyrs, who laid down their lives for the mother tongue in 1952, amid countrywide ongoing blockade. Ekushey February, or the International Mother Language Day as we call it now, is an occasion to ponder the significance of the sacrifices made by language martyrs 63...

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WI beat Pakistan by 150 runs

WI beat Pakistan by 150 runs

West Indies beat Pakistan today by a big margin of 150 runs for their first win in the ICC cricket World Cup 2015 at Christchurch. Umar Akmal and Shoaib Maqsood’s fighting knocks could not make a difference for Pakistan as their frontline batsmen were overshadowed by the Caribbeans.

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World Cup Cocktail

World Cup Cocktail

Pakistan's World Cup winning captain Imran Khan took to Twitter to console the crestfallen Pakistanis after Sunday's defeat to India in Adelaide. Imran, who admitted he had watched a cricket match properly for the first time in years, said that Pakistanis shouldn't get depressed over the defeat. "Pakistanis shouldn't get depressed over today's loss to...

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Sachin, Virat and a new Zimbabwe

So now we know that a middle-aged man in Karachi, with hair greying by the sides and tummy protruding from under the t-shirt, will have to wait for at least another four years – unless of course India and Pakistan meet again at some stage of this World Cup – to see his favourite team break their duck against their archrivals from across the border. For the sixth time in six different editions of the World Cup, Pakistan have failed...

India's complete game

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hoped Sunday's World Cup win over Pakistan will serve as a "benchmark" for his team, but refused to gloat over the unbeaten tournament record against their arch-rivals. "This was a complete game and should serve as a benchmark for the rest of the tournament," Dhoni said after the defending champions' emphatic 76-run win in their opening Pool B encounter at the Adelaide Oval. "We will play tougher sides in the tournament where we need to replicate...

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