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Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane repel Australia’s attack

India 3 for 172 (Kohli 82*, Rahane 51*, Starc 2-42) trail Australia 326 (Harris 70, Head 58, Ishant 4-41) by 154 runsVirat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane led India's riposte to Pat Cummins' tour de force to help the visitors...

PCB reveals PSL franchises’ financial accounts in error

An already at-times tense relationship between the PCB and the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises got a little worse, with the Pakistan board erroneously revealing franchise financial details to each other. It was an embarrassing enough slip-up for the...

PCB earns rights to 2020 Asia Cup, but no clarity on venue

The next Asia Cup will be hosted by the PCB for the first time in over a decade, but whether that means it will be played in Pakistan or the UAE, is not yet clear. The tournament, which will...

Delport’s 63-ball 84 fires Rocks into the knockouts

Paarl Rocks 130 for 4 (Delport 84, Magala 2-15) beat Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 129 for 8 (Second 37, Bravo 3-22) by six wicketsCameron Delport's first fifty of the Mzansi Super League and an incisive spell from Dwayne Bravo...

Shai Hope shows faith in Keemo Paul as West Indies hang on for glory

Shai Hope, five runs short of his third ODI hundred but with his side in deep trouble at 185 for 6, told Keemo Paul to hang in there with him.Paul arrived at the crease with West Indies needing 71...

England stick with unchanged Test group for West Indies

England have stuck with the players who claimed a historic Test whitewash in Sri Lanka last month in naming their squad for the Caribbean. Ollie Pope, who left Sri Lanka to join up with the Lions in the UAE,...

Aaron breaks Odisha hearts; TN win finally

Aaron gives Odisha heartbreak Odisha had to endure a massive heartbreak in Ranchi, going down by two runs to Jharkhand for their second loss of the season. This was their narrowest loss in terms of runs in the competition....

Habib Bank lift Quaid-e-Azam Trophy after tense draw

Habib Bank won their first Quaid-e-Azam trophy since 2010-11 beating defending champions SNGPL in the final. The game ended in a draw, but HBL were awarded the trophy courtesy their first-innings lead. The match looked set for a tight...

Durban Heat concede 14 off last two balls in sixth straight loss

Jozi Stars 131 for 9 (Vilas 43, Harmer 25, Rashid 3-19, Abbott 2-17) beat Durban Heat 128 all out (Erwee 62, Rabada 3-29, Harmer 2-20) by one wicketNeeding 12 runs to win off two deliveries, Jozi Stars' No. 9...

Tamim Iqbal returns from injury with match-winning ton against West Indians

Bangladesh Cricket Board XI 314 for 6 in 41 overs (Tamim 107, Sarkar 103*, Chase 2-57) beat West Indians 331 for 8 (Hope 81, Chase 65*, Rubel 2-55) by 51 runs (DLS method)Tamim Iqbal marked his return from injury...

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Javed Akhtar receives Peace award from the most revered Hanuman Temple...

'); }); It really can’t get any more secular than this. Poet, litterateur, author, lyricist, activist thinker and self-professed non-religious Muslim Javed Akhtar has just...

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