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Sri Lankan cricket board warned over terrorist threat to Pakistan tour

• 10 Sri Lankan players have pulled out over security concerns • Pakistan has not hosted Test since Sri Lanka bus attack in 2009The Sri Lankan cricket board says it has been warned about a possible terrorist threat during its planned tour of Pakistan a…

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Legendary Pakistan leg spinner Abdul Qadir dies aged 63

• Bowler passes away following cardiac arrest• Spinner took 236 Test wicketsThe legendary Pakistan leg spinner Abdul Qadir has died after a cardiac arrest.The 63-year-old passed away in Lahore, his family confirmed on Friday. Qadir played 67 Tests from…

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Cricket World Cup: fans of all 10 teams review the tournament

Readers from around the world reflect on seven weeks of cricket and one astounding finalEngland’s run to the semi-finals, and indeed final, could not have been more quintessentially English. The team came into the tournament on a great run and hope was…

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Cricket World Cup: fans of all 10 teams review the tournament

Readers from around the world reflect on seven weeks of cricket and one astounding finalEngland’s run to the semi-finals, and indeed final, could not have been more quintessentially English. The team came into the tournament on a great run and hope was…

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New Zealand’s cricket fans also know the pain of seizing defeat from the jaws of victory

Kiwis hope a win for the Black Caps will exorcise the demons of their 1992 defeat by PakistanSimon Day can still remember the feeling of nausea and utter helplessness that can only be brought about by a crushing cricketing defeat. Day, now 34, was then…

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How it feels to play for England in a Cricket World Cup final

England players shed a few tears and cursed their luck the last time they reached a World Cup finalBy Derek Pringle for The NightwatchmanIt is 27 years since England last contested a Cricket World Cup final. I know; I was there. Melbourne was the city,…

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How it feels to play for England in a Cricket World Cup final

England players shed a few tears and cursed their luck the last time they reached a World Cup finalBy Derek Pringle for The NightwatchmanIt is 27 years since England last contested a Cricket World Cup final. I know; I was there. Melbourne was the city,…

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Pakistan exit Cricket World Cup despite victory over Bangladesh

• Pakistan 315-9; Bangladesh 221: Pakistan won by 94 runs• Imam and Babar share match-winning standIn the end it came with neither a whimper nor a roar but with a flicked single behind square by Tamim Iqbal off a shortish ball from Mohammad Amir.Battin…

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Pakistan v Bangladesh: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from the match at Lord’sEngland qualify for the semi-finals – The Spin podcastAnd you can email your thoughts to Rob 10.38am BST 2nd over: Pakistan 7-0 (Fakhar 7, Imam 0) Mohammad Shaifuddin shares the new ball. After a slow s…

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MCC urges members to buy tickets for Pakistan-Bangladesh World Cup match

• Only half of pavilion tickets sold for Friday’s group stage game• Empty seats ‘risk damaging the club’s global reputation’MCC members have received a panicked email imploring them to buy tickets for Bangladesh versus Pakistan at Lord’s or risk damagi…

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Pakistan’s Imad Wasim holds nerve to see off Afghanistan in thriller

• Afghanistan 227-9; Pakistan 230-7• Pakistan win with two balls to spare from 156-6The all-rounder Imad Wasim’s unbeaten 49 guided Pakistan to a thrilling three-wicket victory over Afghanistan in Leeds on Saturday, maintaining their hopes of reaching …

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Pakistan v Afghanistan: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from the match at HeadingleyHow they stand: the latest World Cup tableAnd you can email Tom here or tweet him here 10.10am BST And they line up thusly:Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (c), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar A…

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Pakistan beat New Zealand to increase World Cup pressure on England

• New Zealand 237-6; Pakistan 241-4; Pakistan win by six wickets• Babar Azam scores century in successful run chasePakistan are making a late surge in the direction of the World Cup’s semi-final spots, with the winds of their victorious 1992 campaign p…

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New Zealand v Pakistan: delayed start at Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from the match at EdgbastonAustralia deliver hammer blow to England’s hopesAnd feel free to email rob.smyth@theguardian.com 10.02am BST Pre-match reading Related: Jason Roy to be given until last moment to prove fitness for cr…

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Haris Sohail steers Pakistan to victory and sends South Africa packing

• Pakistan 308-7; South Africa 259-9. Pakistan win by 49 runs• South Africa knocked out of World CupLet there be no further ambiguity about it: South Africa are out of the World Cup. They had been hanging on for some 18 days since losing a third straig…

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Pakistan v South Africa: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Over-by-over updates from Lord’s, 10.30am BST startBrathwaite blast in vain as New Zealand foil WindiesGet in touch! Email Adam or tweet @collinsadam 9.57am BST My below picture is a bit deceptive. It’s turning into a smashing day in London. It’s still…

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The Spin | India v Pakistan: a rivalry in which players are kept apart

The physical distance between the two cricket teams in recent years has created an emotional distance tooWhen Yuvraj Singh, the Indian all-rounder with balls and bravado, ice-cold chaser and hot-flush finisher, announced his retirement last week, there…

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India and Pakistan fans give Old Trafford a taste of true cricket atmosphere

Rival supporters did not let the rain detract from an occasion one called ‘more important than winning the World Cup final’The English weather has been a most unwelcome guest at this Cricket World Cup. But try as it might – and there were downpours and…

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Virat Kohli misses but walks and spirit of comradeship shines through | Tanya Aldred

World Cup game at Old Trafford watched by a billion people proves a triumph while India’s captain becomes fastest man to 11,000 ODI runs before his unnecessary exit against PakistanIt might have been peak Virat Kohli. With a fatly idolatrous crowd, the…

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Superb Kuldeep Yadav puts Pakistan in a spin to turn match India’s way

• India 336-5; Pakistan 212-6. India win by 89 runs (D/L)• Rohit Sharma hits 140 to guide India to big totalIn the end the game was settled in three deliveries. They came just when the ebb and flow of play was beginning to run Pakistan’s way and turned…