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Pakistan beat Afghanistan in Cricket World Cup thriller at Headingley

Pakistan beat Afghanistan in Cricket World Cup thriller at Headingley

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, Headingley, LeedsAfghanistan 227-9 (50 overs): Afghan 42, Najibullah 42, Shaheen 4-47Pakistan 230-7 (49.4 overs): Wasim 49*, Babar 45, Nabi 2-23Pakistan won by three wicketsScorecard; Table; SchedulePakistan survived a scare to beat Afghanistan by three wickets with two balls remaining in a thriller at Headingley that moves Sarfaraz Ahmed's side above England in the race for a World Cup semi-final spot.Chasing 228 for victory, Pakistan fell to 81-3 and 156-6 as Afghanistan turned the screw and, with 48 needed fro...
Cricket World Cup: Pakistan beat New Zealand to keep semi-final hopes alive

Cricket World Cup: Pakistan beat New Zealand to keep semi-final hopes alive

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, Edgbaston, BirminghamNew Zealand 237-6 (50 overs): Neesham 97*, Shaheen 3-28Pakistan 241-4 (49.1 overs): Babar 101*, Haris 68Pakistan win by six wicketsScorecard; Table; Schedule.Pakistan kept their hopes of a World Cup semi-final place alive as they moved to within a point of England with a six-wicket victory over New Zealand.Babar Azam's 101 saw Pakistan home in front of a partisan crowd at Edgbaston after Shaheen Afridi had ripped through New Zealand's top order.Jimmy Neesham's unbeaten 97 had given New Zealan...
India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma’s 140 sets up victory for Virat Kohli’s side

India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma’s 140 sets up victory for Virat Kohli’s side

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, Old TraffordIndia 336-5 (50 overs): Rohit 140, Kohli 77, Amir 3-47Pakistan 212-6 (40 overs): Fakhar 62, Babar 48, Shankar 2-22India won by 89 runs (DLS method)Scorecard; Table; ScheduleIndia continued their World Cup dominance over rivals Pakistan with a rain-affected 89-run victory as a highly anticipated match came to a strange end at Old Trafford.Pakistan, chasing 337, collapsed to 166-6 before a rain delay saw their target revised to another 136 runs required from 30 balls - a near-impossible task.India, who ...
Indians go short-haul for a break, US and Europe stay expensive on Jet crisis, Pakistan curb

Indians go short-haul for a break, US and Europe stay expensive on Jet crisis, Pakistan curb

Finance
Short-haul, visaon-arrival destinations are gaining traction this summer as airfares and holiday packages to the US and Europe stay expensive due to the Jet Airways crisis and closure of Pakistani airspace. Travel to destinations like Thailand, Malaysia, Mauritius, Cambodia and the Maldives is picking up with the airlines of some of these countries also enticing travellers with attractive offers, online travel agencies and tour operators said. “Summer travel has been impacted over the past few months because of issues ranging from capacity constraint due to the grounding of Jet Airways to the closure of airspace over Pakistan that has led to an increase in airfares. We have noticed travellers favouring short-haul destinations, especially those that offer visa-free entry or visa-on-arrival
Suicide bombing at open-air market in Pakistan kills 20

Suicide bombing at open-air market in Pakistan kills 20

World
A suicide bomber targeted an open-air market in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens of others, police and hospital officials said. Shortly after the bombing, struck near a Shiite residential area, dozens of angry Shiite youths rallied in Quetta, demanding more security from the authorities and the arrest of those behind the attacks. They also denounced the violence by Sunni extremists who have killed hundreds in similar attacks over the past years in Baluchistan province, where Quetta is the capital. "It seems people from the (Shiite) Hazara community were the target," said senior police chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema, adding that some of the victims were in critical condition. Mir Ziaullah Langau, the provincial home minister, sa...