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Rivals meeting on 19th Sep in Dubai to retrieve Champions Trophy memories: Asia Cup Schedule

All set to watch two world’s famous rivals will meet in Asia Cup after the memorable final of Champions Trophy. The two teams last met in the famous Champions Trophy final in England in 2017 where Pakistan thrashed hot-favourites India by a massive 180 runs to clinch the last edition of the championship.

This year’s Asia Cup is scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates after it was moved out of India due to the political tensions between Pakistan and India.

The opening match will be played between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on September 15 at Dubai.

Pakistan is placed in Group A with India and a Qualifier team whereas Group B comprises of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. All the teams will play once against each other in the group stage with two teams graduating to the Super 4 stage.

The top 4 teams will play against each other in a bid to qualify for the final which will be held at Dubai on September 28.

Group Stages

Date Fixture Venue
September 15 Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Dubai
September 16 Pakistan vs Qualifier Dubai
September 17 Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Abu Dhabi
September 18 India vs Qualifier Dubai
September 19 India vs Pakistan Dubai
September 20 Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Abu Dhabi

Super Four

Date Fixture Venue
September 21 Group A Winner vs Group B Runner-up Dubai
Group B Winner vs Group A Runner-up Abu Dhabi
September 23 Group A Winner vs Group A Runner-up Dubai
Group B Winner vs Group B Runner-up Abu Dhabi
September 25 Group A Winner vs Group B Winner Dubai
September 26 Group A Runner-up vs Group B Runner-up Abu Dhabi


Date Fixture Venue
September 28 Super 4 Winner vs Super 4 Runner-up Dubai

Its time to part ways from International Cricket: ABD

He announced his decision on Twitter on Wednesday bringing to a close an International career that spanned 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 Twenty20 internationals from which de Villiers scored over 20,014 runs.


The 34-year-old bows out as South Africa’s fourth most successful Test batsman with 8765 runs at 50.66, second-highest run-getter in ODIs with 9577 at 53.50 and second in T20Is with 1672 at 26.12. He scored 22 Test centuries and 25 in ODIs, with a best of 79* in T20Is


He announced his decision on Twitter on Wednesday bringing to a close an International career that spanned 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 Twenty20 internationals from which de Villiers scored over 20,014 runs.

The 34-year-old bows out as South Africa’s fourth most successful Test batsman with 8765 runs at 50.66, second-highest run-getter in ODIs with 9577 at 53.50 and second in T20Is with 1672 at 26.12. He scored 22 Test centuries and 25 in ODIs, with a best of 79* in T20Is

Number 1, Squad wrapped up with esteem in T20: amid shoddy show in ODI

So, Pakistan has become the no. 1 side in the T20Is. They suffered a 5-0 whitewash, they were 1-0 down in the T20I series and have come back in an emphatic manner to seal the series. They can now concentrate on the domestic T20 league while the Kiwis will now go to their neighboring country, Australia to play a tri-series including England.

Before we leave, you can catch some action from on-going Australia vs England, 5th ODI where the Aussies are cruising along. Until then, goodbye and cheers!

After trouncing show in ODI, Squad wrapped up with esteem: Retained top slot in T20 ranking in ICC: Pakistan Cricket

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They may remember this as a difficult tour, but Pakistan has had the last laugh on it. In a high-pressure, series-deciding, tour-shaping, third and final T20I, Pakistan overpowered New Zealand, setting them a daunting 182 to win and then constricting them in the field. This might have shaped up to be the cracker this series hasn’t yet had, but true to form, a close finish was never really on the cards. However, it was Sarfraz Ahmed’s men who were responsible for that this time, showing the sort of form that, had it arrived a few games early, could have rendered this series a classic.



Pakistan crumbled at 74 in pursuit of 258: 3rd Odi Dunedin

Today, in Dunedin, they came perilously close to posting the lowest ODI score; it was very much on the cards when they reeled at 32 for 8. In a batting performance so listless that even New Zealand appeared to be embarrassed by the ease with which Pakistan’s innings crumbled, the home side rubberstamped their superiority by bowling Pakistan out for 74, winning by a mammoth 183 runs.

Pakistan certainly didn’t have the best of days. Lost the ODI and the Under-19 team lost the World Cup opener as well to Afghanistan

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They might be the current Champions Trophy holders, but over the last two years, Pakistan have conceded the highest score in the format’s history – 444 at Edgbaston

A shambolic batting performance by Pakistan or deadly bowling display from the Kiwis? It’s for you all to think that. Well, it was yet another dismal show from Pakistan as they surrendered meekly to give New Zealand the series. Yes, agreed that 258 was tough on this kind of a wicket but getting bundled out for a paltry 74 is not acceptable at all. The chase got over inside the first 10 overs when Pakistan was reduced to 9/3. Trent Boult was breathing fire and then the rest just came and continued to chip away at the wickets.

Any semblance of a contest was blown to pieces by a sensational opening spell from Trent Boult, who made a mockery of the notion that it was a slow pitch on which bounce was difficult to extract. Azhar Ali was the first to fall. Granted a life two balls earlier, when Santner dropped one at a cover, Azhar poked at one outside the off stump and gave first slip a straightforward grab.

Eight years of isolation from International Cricket ends

LAHORE: Even Pakistan’s prime minister did not believe it could happen but when Sri Lanka visit Lahore on Sunday for a T20 match, the hosts will celebrate the end of eight years of isolation from international cricket.

Less than a year ago, none of this appeared possible for a nation that had largely been shunned by international teams since 2009 due to security risks.

That year gunmen attacked a bus carrying the Sri Lanka team from their hotel to Lahore’s Gaddafi stadium for a match, injuring six players and killing six security personnel and two civilians.

Watch: Shadab Khan's 'million-dollar six' that dismantled Sri Lanka

The incident forced Pakistan to play their home matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the country has since remained starved of international cricket at home, apart from Zimbabwe’s limited-overs tour in 2015.

Last year, the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) — based on the franchise model of the Indian Premier League and Australia’s Big Bash League — became a success, though all the matches were played in the UAE.

Things changed in March this year when Pakistan hosted the final of its domestic T20 competition featuring high-profile international players.

“Even that baby step seemed an impossibility. I can tell you that none of the franchises wanted it, they were scared… the government was scared…the players were scared,” Najam Sethi — the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) — told Reuters in an interview.

The match proved pivotal in changing the global cricket community’s opinion of Pakistan’s ability to host international matches and garnered support from cricket’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Pakistani cricketer Abdul Razzaq to marry actress Tamannaah Bhatia?

Earlier this week, the picture of former Pakistani cricketer Abdul Razzaq with Bollywood actress Tamannaah Bhatia went viral on social media. Since then, rumors are doing the rounds of both they are a couple and already have a dwelling affair. According to the reports, it was also revealed that they have plans to get married soon and that left a lot of fans of the actress shocked.

Abdul Razzaq is the renowned Pakistani cricketer who served his country for 18 long years across formats. However, he last played any International cricket in 2013 which was a T20I against South Africa. Tamannaah is also a famous Bollywood and Tollywood actress. Recently she was a part of the most successful film of the Indian cinema ‘Baahubali’.

Here is the truth

In the picture which has been doing the rounds and been the talk of the town, the celeb duo is checking out a gold necklace pretty curiously in a jewelry shop. This was enough to spark the rumor like a fire that they are getting engaged and will marry soon.

But the real truth behind the viral photos is that Razzaq and Bhatia were both invited to the inauguration ceremony of a jewelry shop and during the event, they met each other. The image was from the same event and imagination of some creative minds took it to another level on social media.

It is also a fact that the cricketer Abdul Razzaq is happily married and he was just attending the event. The news of the celebrities from India and Pakistan having an affair or getting married is not the first one. A few years ago it was revealed that the cricketer Shoaib Malik and India’s Tennis star Sania Mirza had an affair albeit the news was true. Soon they got married, have been living together and supporting each other during crucial stages of their professional careers as well.

Biggest white ball clash is all set between two rivals. Read the best part

It looked improbable when things began but as the weeks have gone by, Pakistan has emerged as 50-50 contenders for the ICC Champions Trophy title. When things began, the Sarfraz Ahmed-led side was a bleak unit with a horrid show to present themselves to the world in the tournament that has the top-eight ranked teams in the world. In effect, their showing against India was anything but that of a champion. And yet, two weeks later, they are in contention for the trophy and have gone from dark horses for some to title challengers and with good reason.

                              Champions Trophy Pakistan matches result

Pakistan vs India: Lost by 124 runs (D/L method)

Pakistan vs South Africa: Pakistan won by 19 runs (D/L method)

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Pakistan win by 3 wickets

Pakistan vs England: Pakistan won by 8 wickets

This would undoubtedly be Pakistan’s most comprehensive and convincing win of the tournament and example that one can only take the 1992 World Cup winners lightly on their own peril. They’ve long carried the unpredictable tag and that’s what makes them dangerous – something England found out in Cardiff. Pakistan won the toss and put England in to bat and the Eoin Morgan-led side suffered a terrible middle order collapse that shaped things up beautifully in favour of the Pakistan. Once again, Hasan Ali emerged as the hero for Pakistan with another three-wicket haul. In reply, there were no dramatics this time from the Pakistan batting with Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman building the foundation which Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez added upon to get the win.