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Pakistan beat World XI by 20 runs in first Independence Cup clash

LAHORE: Pakistan Tuesday took a giant step towards reviving international cricket at home with a 20-run victory over the World XI in a match before excited crowds amid tight security. SCROLL DOWN FOR WORLD XI INNINGS' HIGHLIGHTS The Twenty20 match, accorded international status by the International Cricket Council, is only the second time Pakistan has hosted an international match since March 2009, killing eight people and injuring seven players and staff. Highlights of World XI batting "I came here early to…

Karachi Kings is the strongest team of PSL: Babar Azam

DUBAI: Karachi Kings’ top order batsman Babar Azam believes that his team is the strongest one in the league this time as they have a nice blend of experienced and talented players. The 22-year old batting sensation told before leaving for Dubai that he is looking forward to live up to the high expectations of his fans during the second edition of the Pakistan Super League. Babar, who played the first season of the league for Islamabad United, could not play majority of the games due to injury. The batsman, who is…

Babar Azam enters in ODI Top-10 batsmen

DUBAI: Pakistan's Babar Azam has entered in top-10 ODI batsmen in new ICC Player Rankings after his good display with bat against Australia in recently concluded series. Azam reached to 10th position in the ICC ranking, which is his career-best. Babar Azam, made century runs against Australia in final ODI at Adelaide with a total of 282 runs in the series, and gained five positions to reach 10th rank. Team-mate Sharjeel Khan, with his 250 runs in the series, including three half-centuries, have lifted him 35 slots to a…

Babar Azam becomes joint fastest player to score 1,000 runs

PERTH: Young right-hand batsman Babar Azam has become the joint fastest player to score 1,000 runs in One-Day International (ODI) cricket. He accomplished this milestone with his 47 not out against Australia in Perth today, the 21st innings of his career. This record was first set 37 years ago by West Indian great Sir Vivian Richards in 1980. Read More: ‘Babar Azam, Gayle and Sangakkara to join Karachi Kings in next PSL’ With this record, he has joined four great players of cricket: Richards, England pair…

Pakistan hammer Cricket Australia XI by 196 runs

BRISBANE: Pakistan thrashed Cricket Australia (CA) XI by 196 runs in their tour game at Brisbane's Allan Border Field on Tuesday, ARY News reported. CA XI won the toss and chose to field. Pakistan scored 334/7 in their 50 overs. Babar Azam fell just two runs short of his century as he made 98 runs from 113 balls with 12 boundaries to his name. Sharjeel Khan scored 62 runs from 39 deliveries after hitting 11 fours and a six whereas Umar Akmal contributed 54 runs with the blade with the help of six boundaries and two…

Mickey Arthur says Azam reminds him of a young Kohli

SYDNEY: Pakistan’s coach Mickey Arthur compared "young gun" Babar Azam to Virat Kohli on Thursday, saying the 22-year-old reminded him of the India skipper at the same age. Batsman Azam has played only three Tests, narrowly missing out on a century in Pakistan's loss to New Zealand in Hamilton this week when he was left unbeaten on 90 as the side was bowled out. In his 18 one-dayers, he has scored three centuries, all of which came in consecutive matches against the West Indies earlier this year. "He (Azam) is a…

Triple-ton Azam leads Pakistan to series rout of West Indies

ABU DHABI: Rising star Babar Azam hit his third successive hundred to anchor Pakistan's 3-0 clean-sweep of the West Indies with a comfortable 136-run win in the third and final one-dayer on Wednesday. Azam smashed a 106-ball 117 while skipper Azah Ali returned to form with a 109-ball 101 as Pakistan compiled 308-6 before restricting West Indies to 172 in 44 overs on a flat Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch. It was another imperious show by Pakistan who won the first two matches by 111 and 59 runs respectively -- both in…

Babar Azam anchors Pakistan’s series win against West Indies

SHARJAH: Fast-rising Babar Azam cracked a second successive hundred to guide Pakistan to a dominant 59-run win over the West Indies in the second one-day international in Sharjah, gaining an unbeatable 2-0 lead in three-match series. Azam's brilliant 126-ball 123 formed the cornerstone of Pakistan's big 337-5 which also featured half-centuries from Shoaib Malik and Sarfraz Ahmed at Sharjah stadium on Sunday. West Indies put on an improved show in reply, but fell short after finishing on 278-7 from their 50 overs with…

Pakistan thrash West Indies by 111 runs in first ODI

SHARJAH: Babar Azam hit his maiden century while spinner Mohammad Nawaz grabbed four wickets as Pakistan thrashed the West Indies by 111 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method in the first day-night international on Friday. Azam's rapid-fire 139-ball 120 helped Pakistan post a challenging 284-9 in a match reduced to 49 overs a side due to a 70-minute floodlight failure at Sharjah Stadium in the UAE. West Indies -- set 287 to win -- never got close and folded at 175 in 38.4 overs. The victory gives Pakistan a 1-0 lead in the…