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Pakistan take on Australia in their World Cup encounter on Wednesday. Previously, both teams have met nine times in World Cups with Australia winning five and Pakistan coming on top four times. Here is a look at these encounters from the past. Headingly, 1975 (Australia won by 73 runs) The third match of the World Cup saw Pakistan and Australia lock...
Growing up as a prodigy in Mallorca, Spain, Rafael Nadal dreamed of playing tennis. He dreamed of winning just one French Open title. Yesterday, he won his 12th, the La Duodecima. No other player has won more than 8 Grand Slams at the same major in the Open era. Nadal has now won 12 French Opens alone. Along with improving...
You can tell how you started supporting a team, supported it in every thick and thin and how hard - and maybe painful - it was. In reply to this, a Pakistani fan would say, "That's cute." Supporting a team is never easy when it is going through a tough time or an average one. But with Pakistan comes the...
Another season has ended, and it was another disappointment, to say the least. Fans rant day in day out, venting out their frustration, most of which is fired at the right target; which is something considering the fickle nature of the United fan base. It can be justified, or maybe not because there comes a point when you just argue...
Premier League 2018/19 finally came to an end this weekend after an exhilarating title race which saw Liverpool and Manchester City going toe-to-toe to claim the throne of Premier League. In the end, it was City who won the title and was crowned Champions. Liverpool lost the league by just one point and their title wait will continue after they...
Six months before the 2017 Champions Trophy, West Indies found themselves on the 9th position in ICC's rankings, which meant they didn't qualify for the tournament. It was the first time that the Windies were not in an ICC tournament. West Indies' downfall in the ODI format began after losing to the Kiwis in the 2015 World Cup. Things worsened for...
Pakistan cricket team has always been known for it’s bowling. The 90s and early 2000s were the era of fast bowlers. Shoaib Akhtar and the legendary Ws, Wasim and Waqar dominated our bowling line up. Then came the era of spinners. Pakistan dominated oppositions in their make shift home in the Emirates. There also came a time when Pakistan used to...
Dennis Freedman is an Australian cricket journalist. He hosts the 'Can't bowl Can't throw' cricket podcast and he previously used to host a Melbourne-based radio show. He came into the limelight after agreeing to tour Pakistan for a cricket documentary. The story behind it is hardly believable, yet a funny one. Dennis was drunk in a pub in Sydeny, Australia....
On 18 June 2017, Muhammad Amir produced one of the greatest spells of fast bowling. In the final of Champions Trophy, he dismantled arguably one of the best top orders single-handedly in his five overs burst, helping Pakistan to register a comprehensive win over arch rivals India. Fast forward to today with the World Cup forthcoming, Muhammad Amir finds himself...
This summer will be nothing less than a dream for cricket fans. Cricket World Cup being held in England, what else can one wish for? And after 27 years, the World Cup returns to the round-robin format where each team will face one another, reducing the teams to 10 this time. This news received a lot of criticism, from almost all the...

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