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Younis Khan scores another ton, becomes first cricketer to score Test centuries in 11 countries

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SYDNEY (JAN 05, 2017): Pakistani batsman Younis Khan became the first Test player to score his career-best centuries in 11 countries, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Younis, the veteran batsman who smashed his 34th century at the Sydney Cricket Ground on the third day of the final Test against Australia, beat India’s Rahul Dravid who was the only other cricketer to score centuries in all 10 full-member Test nations with 36 centuries.

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The 39-year-old’s century ties him against the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Mahela Jayawardene and Brian Lara in the all-time century makers list at 6th place. However, Indian run-master Sachin Tendulkar (aka Little Master) remained on top of the list with 51 centuries under his belt.

The veteran Pakistani batman, who remains the most prolific run scorer for Pakistan in Test cricket, now eyes to achieve the 10,000 runs milestone, having already accumulated 9,789 runs in 114 matches.

His sixth double century at the Oval last year is a record that he now shares with Javed Miandad.




 

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Carelessness of police allowed terrorists attack SL cricket team in 2009: IGP

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LAHORE: Punjab’s IGP Arif  Nawaz  has revealed that the carelessness of police had led terrorists to carry out an assault on Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009.

He was briefing media here today about the security arrangements made for the upcoming T20 match to be played in Lahore between the two teams.

Responding to a question about the serial stabbing cases in Karachi the IG said that he was willing to provide all help.

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Turkey turns into paragliders’ heaven!

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ANTALYA: The six-day, 18th annual paragliding competition commenced here on the hills with 600 thrill-lovers participating from 45 countries.

Every year Turkey organizes air games, which is a popular magnetism for adventure seekers.

Paragliding is one of the most participated sports of adventure-lovers in the country.

 

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4th ODI: Pakistan once again stamps authority on SL crushing them by 7 wickets!

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SHARJAH: Pakistan crushed Sri Lanka by seven wickets here today in the fourth ODI of the five match series.

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat with high hopes. But the team gave the most miserable performance of the series.

They lost seven wickets for 99 before recovering marginally to finish with 173 runs.

Lahiru Thirimanne, the only Sri Lankan batsman to stay firm on the pitch, made 62 off 94 balls, including four fours.

Skipper Uppal Tharanga also failed to make any statement as he received a peach of a delivery from the debutant Usman Khan Shinwari.

The target was far too comfortable for Pakistan. After early glitches, that had left green shirts at 58 for 3, astonishing half-centuries from Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik enabled the team make 177 for three and continue its winning spree.

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