Jun 13 2017
Pakistan will be advancing to cricket's Champions Trophy semifinals after defeating Sri Lanka 237/7 to 236/10 on Monday.
A successful Pakistani chase was on the cards by all accounts, a campaign that was boosted by the form of their early openers, with Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman combining for 84 runs at one and two in the order.
Sarfraz was dropped twice by Thisara Perera and substitute Seekkuge Prasanna on 38 and 40 respectively, bith times off Lasith Malinga's bowling.
As we speak, Lankans are reeling at 184 for 7 at the 40th over mark.
The fickle fraternity of bookmakers, the legal ones overseas and the police patronised here, not to speak of the dwindling band of Pakistan cricket team supporters, must have spent a sleepless and disturbed night. Sri Lanka squandered a chance of posting a big total as they slipped from 160-3 in 30 overs to 167-7.
Pakistan, especially with the introduction of Junaid Khan as a replacement for the volatile Wahab Riaz alongside Amir and Hasan Ali, now have a triumvirate of pace bowlers who seem adept at exploiting any help. Sri Lanka weathered the fast bowling with caution at first but got themselves to 82 for one in the 15th, with Dickwella (73) going well and looking to anchor the innings. Moments later we saw the Pakistan skipper appealing to the umpires to review a catch that he had clearly dropped.
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No win for Sri Lanka at Cardiff in ODIs from three matches, while Pakistan have registered one win from same number of games played at this venue.
Pakistan have been in an underachieving mode in global cricket for a while now, especially since they do not have too much cricket at home. Substitute fielder Seekkuge Prasanna shelled another chance - albeit a more hard one - in the 41st.
Playing away from his body to a Mohammad Amir delivery, he got a thick inside edge and Sarfraz Ahmed showed wonderful reflexes to dive to his right and pluck the catch inches from the ground. The way Junaid [Khan] and Amir bowled was a turning point.
Sarfraz will be on notice for the semi-final; if Pakistan exceed their allotted time period in that match and win, he could be suspended for the tournament decider.
Fakhar, comfortable in his role as the designated aggressor up front, hit three boundaries in the third over against Malinga.
If Monday's must win clash between the two sub-continent teams yields no result due to rain, then India and South Africa are likely to go through to the semi-finals.
Jun 12 2017
Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco
Instead, he stayed on the floor after officials announced that the technical foul was called against Warriors coach Steve Kerr. The wildly combative and fiery game had 51 personal fouls, seven technical fouls, one flagrant foul and a number of dust-ups.
Jun 12 2017
Democrats furious at evasive answers at hearing
But Coats indicated that he would cooperate with the Russian Federation probe now being led by special counsel Robert Mueller . King: "Why are you not answering?" Mark Warner of Virginia, said in his opening statement.
Jun 12 2017
Cosby's accuser denies they were romantically involved
For years Cosby was feted by millions as "America's Dad" for his role as a lovable obstetrician and father on The Cosby Show . But Constand said she was returning calls Cosby made to her university-issued cellphone about the basketball team.
Jun 12 2017
Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May
May lost her two closest aides on Saturday as she struggled to reassert her leadership after a crushing election setback. Davidson was one of the few Conservative success stories in the election as the Scottish wing of the party won 13 seats.
Jun 12 2017
LeBron looking at Lakers and Clippers after 2018? Report
His mom took it a step further insisting she's staying put in Miami, 'You go back, I'm not going with you'. Iguodala's Warriors are up 3-0 in the NBA Finals, and therefore close to ending the season.
Jun 11 2017
May 'sorry' for election result which cost Tory MPs their seats
The result ended his career and shocked Europe. "It is not the outcome any of us would have wanted in the Conservative Party". Following the Brexit referendum, the snap polls represent the second disastrous election called by a Tory PM in two years.
Jun 11 2017
UK Election 2017: May fall short of majority in June
The Times newspaper's front page declared that Britain was "effectively leaderless" and the country "all but ungovernable". Davidson was one of the few Conservative success stories in the election as the Scottish wing of the party won 13 seats.
Jun 11 2017
London bridge attackers tried to get a larger truck: Cops
Also in the van were 13 Molotov cocktails and two blow torches to ignite them - which could also fit the siege theory. The question remains how the men met and knew one another but police said Saturday they did not suspect a wider plot.
Jun 09 2017
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Jun 09 2017
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She is an incredible woman", he told Good Morning Britain . "We are over the moon", Bara told French news agency AFP . Nick added that George is more than OK with handling diaper duty! "I love their names Alexander and Ella ", she said.
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