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Pakistan take giant step with Sri Lanka hosting

LAHORE: From Sri Lanka team bus hero Meher Khalil to the three of the eight families of those who died in the March 2009 terrorists' attacks, Sunday's Twenty20 international in Lahore was more than a cricket match for everyone. The match lasted just four hours but it left a lasting impression, both on and off the field. Since those attacks, the families have settled but the loss of their dear ones can never be forgotten. The match gave them a moment to remember them. For the fans it was once again an exercise of going…

Second T20I: Faheem, Shadab seal series winning victory for Pakistan

ABU DHABI: All-rounder Faheem Ashraf's hat trick and Shadab's late onslaught helped Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) against Sri Lanka here in Abu Dhabi, ARY News reported. Pakistan wins the three-match series 2-0. Needing 12 off the final over, and eight from the last three balls, Shadab smashed Sri Lankan pacer Vikum Sanjaya for a six and then took a couple off the next delivery to help Pakistan chase down a modest 125-run target in 19.5 overs. Shadab remained not out with an…

Mohammad Hafeez reported for suspect bowling action

Pakistan’s off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the third One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Pakistan team management, cited concerns about the legality of the 37-year-old’s bowling action. Hafeez’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC Illegal Bowling Regulations. He is required to undergo testing within 14 days, and, during this period, Hafeez is permitted…