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T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan beat Namibia as Asghar Afghan calls time on international career
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T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan beat Namibia as Asghar Afghan calls time on international career

Asghar made 31 off 23 balls in his last international appearance, which lifted Afghanistan to 160-5 after captain Mohammad Nabi won the toss and opted to bat in the Group 2 game.

T20 World Cup 2021: Never bothered about criticism, always focused on my batting, says Asif Ali
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T20 World Cup 2021: Never bothered about criticism, always focused on my batting, says Asif Ali

The 30-year-old's selection for the T20 World Cup squad had caused an uproar in Pakistani media, with many terming his inclusion as "flawed".

T20 World Cup 2021: We knew Asif Ali would deliver when needed, says Pakistan skipper Babar Azam
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T20 World Cup 2021: We knew Asif Ali would deliver when needed, says Pakistan skipper Babar Azam

Chasing 148, Azam scored a composed 51 but he was out in 17th over. With 24 required off last 12 balls, Asif Ali slammed four sixes in penultimate over to take Pakistan home.

T20 World Cup 2021: Babar Azam, Asif Ali's batting heroics see Pakistan outplay Afghanistan, inch closer to semis
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T20 World Cup 2021: Babar Azam, Asif Ali's batting heroics see Pakistan outplay Afghanistan, inch closer to semis

World's top leg-spinner Rashid Khan carried Afghanistan's hopes but by the time he came to bowl Pakistan had put 72 runs on board in 10 overs.

T20 World Cup 2021: Haris Rauf's four-wicket haul powers Pakistan to five-wicket win over New Zealand
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T20 World Cup 2021: Haris Rauf's four-wicket haul powers Pakistan to five-wicket win over New Zealand

Most of the top-order batters, except for opener Mohammad Rizwan (33), struggled but the experienced Malik (26 not out off 20 balls) and number seven Ali (27 not out off 12) flourished towards the end with a 48-run partnership for the sixth wicket to take Pakistan home with eight balls to spare.

Fakhar Zaman, Sarfaraz Ahmed left out of Pakistan's 15-member squad for T20 World Cup
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Fakhar Zaman, Sarfaraz Ahmed left out of Pakistan's 15-member squad for T20 World Cup

Since Misbah-ul-Haq took over as head coach in September 2019, Pakistan have tried 17 different players in the middle order but none of them succeeded.

Pakistan vs South Africa, Highlights, 3rd T20I at Lahore: Hosts win by four wickets to seal series
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Pakistan vs South Africa, Highlights, 3rd T20I at Lahore: Hosts win by four wickets to seal series

Follow live score and commentary from Day 3 of the third T20I between Pakistan and South Africa.

CPL 2020: Shimron Hetmyer, Kemo Paul star in Guyana's win, Jamaica beat St Lucia
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CPL 2020: Shimron Hetmyer, Kemo Paul star in Guyana's win, Jamaica beat St Lucia

Hetmyer smacked three sixes and eight fours in his entertaining knock, helping his side chase down a modest target of 128.

Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez recalled to hosts' 15-member squad for T20I series
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Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez recalled to hosts' 15-member squad for T20I series

The national selection committee, headed by head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq, dropped experienced pacers Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Aamir from the Bangladesh series.

Kettiyollaanu Ente Maalakha movie review: Asif Ali is terrific in a largely path-breaking, partly debatable rape saga
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Kettiyollaanu Ente Maalakha movie review: Asif Ali is terrific in a largely path-breaking, partly debatable rape saga

Kettiyollaanu Ente Maalakha follows Sleevachan, a busy 35-year-old farmer in a mountain village in Kerala who has long avoided marriage.

Under World movie review: The shooting of an act of unspeakable violence is the only imaginative moment in this generic Asif Ali starrer
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Under World movie review: The shooting of an act of unspeakable violence is the only imaginative moment in this generic Asif Ali starrer

There are a few seconds when it feels like Under World may perhaps lift itself out of its ordinariness to become something more than a waste of time.

Australia vs Pakistan: Hosts frustrated as rain ruins T20 series opener against visitors
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Australia vs Pakistan: Hosts frustrated as rain ruins T20 series opener against visitors

Pakistan were saved by the rain on Sunday as persistent showers halted a rampant Aaron Finch as Australia headed for victory in their opening T20 international.

Pakistan vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview: Struggling teams look to rebuild winning momentum in first game at Lord's
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Pakistan vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview: Struggling teams look to rebuild winning momentum in first game at Lord's

With both teams virtually out of the semifinal race, South Africa and Pakistan will be battling it out for a consolation win in their World Cup match at Lord's on Sunday.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan need to improve fielding ahead of India clash, says captain Sarfaraz Ahmed
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan need to improve fielding ahead of India clash, says captain Sarfaraz Ahmed

Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has warned his teammates to raise their fielding standards ahead of the crucial World Cup game against India following the side's sloppy display against Australia.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan batsman Asif Ali credits family for convincing him to play after daughter's death
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan batsman Asif Ali credits family for convincing him to play after daughter's death

Pakistan batsman Asif Ali has credited his family for convincing him to play at the World Cup after the tragic death of his infant daughter last month.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan roll back years by resorting to conservatism in opening match against West Indies
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan roll back years by resorting to conservatism in opening match against West Indies

Pakistan, a team built on conservative choices, ended up with the result that conservative choices tend to lead to.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Grieving Pakistan cricketer Asif Ali rejoins squad after daughter's funeral
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Grieving Pakistan cricketer Asif Ali rejoins squad after daughter's funeral

Grieving Pakistan cricketer Asif Ali left for England to join up with his country's World Cup squad following the funeral of his daughter, who he said will continue to be his strength and inspiration.

Asif Ali's bravery in face of personal grief shows sportspersons usually find a way to be not crippled by emotions
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Asif Ali's bravery in face of personal grief shows sportspersons usually find a way to be not crippled by emotions

The athlete who chooses to play while still grieving usually finds a way, somehow, not to be crippled by emotions. They usually find a way to compartmentalise the different demands for their attention in order to concentrate on the matter at hand.

Listen: Full script of Episode 208 of Spodcast where we talk about F1 legend Niki Lauda passing away, Pakistan's three changes to World Cup Squad and more
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Listen: Full script of Episode 208 of Spodcast where we talk about F1 legend Niki Lauda passing away, Pakistan's three changes to World Cup Squad and more

In this episode of Firstpost Spodcast, we talk about Former F1 champion Niki Lauda's passing away, changes to Pakistan's World Cup squad and more