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World Cup sees Iranian women score spot in the stands

For many of the thousands of joyful women packed into Tehran’s largest football stadium, their first ever chance to watch a game at a sports arena was a victory for freedom despite Iran’s agonising World Cup elimination. Cheering and with their cheeks painted with the national colours, women showed they were just as caught up in the World Cup fever sweeping the country as they seized the opportunity to attend a live screening at the 100,000 capacity Azadi (Freedom) Stadium, which, like other sports arenas, has been…

Misbah becomes seventh Pakistani to score 5,000 runs

KINGSTON: Test skipper and veteran batsman Misbah-ul-Haq has becomes seventh pakistani to score 5,000 runs in Test cricket on Monday. He has become seventh Pakistani to reach this feat. Misbah-ul-Haq achieved this milestone in the first Test against West Indies at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. Earlier, Younis Khan became the first Pakistan batsman and 13th worldwide to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket.

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…