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I asked him to play his natural game, says Usman Shinwari’s father

"I told him not to take the pressure, I said just don't think about who you are bowling to and play your natural game," Asmat Khan Shinwari told ARY News on Monday, hours after his son shattered the Sri Lankan batting line in Sharjah with his quick fifer, in just 21 balls. As ARY News' Peshawar correspondent met him at his home, Asmat Khan thanked God for the whitewash and said that he is happy not only for his son but for the whole team. He added that when Usman was leaving for UAE for the series, he asked him not to…

Hasan Ali seeks to bowl out Hashim Amla at cricket World XI

LAHORE: Pakistani bowling sensation Hasan Ali said Friday he wants to bowl out South Africa's Hashim Amla when he plays an international before a home crowd for the first time at next week's World XI tour in Lahore. Ali, 23, the highest wicket-taker at the Champions Trophy which underdogs Pakistan won earlier this year, said he "can't wait" to take on the star-studded World XI in the three-match Twenty20 series. It is the highest-profile international fixture to take place in Pakistan since a deadly militant attack…

How Indian media reacted to Pakistan’s stunning comeback in Champions Trophy

None was counting on Pakistan! SCROLL DOWN VIDEOS None was expecting the team to even play the semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and after the June 4 defeat against India, everyone's eyes were on Lahore airport. But what happened then surprised all. No follower of the game, whether an expert or a common man, could believe that this same team will beat the then top-ranked ODI team, then Sri Lanka and finally an "unbeatable" England in the semi-final. Some at home too were expecting England to take Pakistan…

The rise and rise of Hassan Ali

CARDIFF: His energy levels are notable, his wicket-taking traits unmatched and his celebration is unique. Hasan Ali has made his mark at international level and is gaining height with every match. The 23-year-old is now the highest wicket-taker in the Champions Trophy 2017 and can finish as the best as Pakistan has reached the final, with a few more scalps waiting for him. The event started on a wrong note for the lithe medium pacer as he dropped a catch off Yuvraj Singh who then castigated Pakistan bowling which…

‘It’s one of the top wins, to beat India’

LONDON: Angelo Mathews saluted Sri Lanka's underdogs after they staged a brilliant run chase to stun Champions Trophy holders India by seven wickets on Thursday. Mathews' side were written off by many experts in the build-up to the crucial Group B clash at The Oval, but they ignored the doubters to keep alive their bid to qualify for the semi-finals. Tasked with chasing 322 to win, Sri Lanka knocked off the runs with eight balls to spare thanks to memorable contributions from Kusal Mendis (89), Danushka Gunathilaka…