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Pakistan post massive 338-4 against India in Champions Trophy final

Leading the batting for the young Pakistan side - which had fallen easily to India by 124 runs in a group stage match on June 6 - was 27-year-old Fakhar Zaman who recorded his maiden century in only his fourth worldwide innings. It was then over to Amir, who quickly dispelled the predictions of many that India could pull off a tournament and ground-record run chase - in the process silencing the majority support in a sell-out crowd for this high-profile showdown as their team ... Read More »

Koepka reaches turn at US Open with one-shot lead

South African Louis Oosthuizen , the 2010 British Open champion, roared into contention going six-under through 16 holes to sit one shot back alongside American Patrick Reed who was also putting together an impressive scorecard going five-under with four to play. Read More »

Amir, Fakhar lead Pakistan to Champions Trophy triumph

An inspired Pakistan hammered a blundering India by 180 runs to lift the ICC Champions Trophy , riding on a scintillating hundred from rookie opener Fakhar Zaman and a sensational bowling spell from Mohammad Amir . Sport looks at Pakistan's remarkable run to the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy title. The left-hander scored 54 runs off 32 balls, the fastest half-century in a world One Day International (ODI) final. Read More »

Michael Hussey warns India about Pakistan's 'surprise factor'

A staggering billion people were expected to tune in on television around the world to watch what became a dream all-Asian final at the Oval when Pakistan upset the odds by thrashing England in the semi finals. "We give our best every time we go out on the field, and I'm really proud of the way the team has played in this tournament", he said. Sensational youngster Hasan Ali - whose middle overs bowling dismantled players of top teams - bagged Player of the Tournament award and also ... Read More »

Zaman fires Pakistan to 338/4

Fakhar Zaman's maiden one-day global hundred laid the foundations for Pakistan's formidable total of 338-4. The Pakistan bowling corps engineered a spectacular collapse of India's top order , sending Rohit Sharma , Kohli and tournament high-scorer Shikhar Dhawan back to the dressing room within the first 15 overs. Read More »

India will learn from final loss, says Kohli

Credit goes to my boys. In only his fourth one-day global at the age of 27, after his debut just 11 days ago, Fakhar overcame his nervy start to unfurl a series of increasingly assured strokes among his 12 fours and two sixes in a 92-ball century. Read More »

Pakistan thrash India in cricket Champions Trophy victory

Miandad however was not willing to pick a favorite for the final on Sunday. Nearly one billion people reportedly watched the 2011 World Cup semi-final between the pair, whilst games have been known to sell out in less than 15 minutes. "We had planned big celebrations for what seemed like a sure shot victory for us with the way we were playing and also how Pakistan had just scraped into the final", Sharma added. Read More »

Pakistan thrash holders India to win Champions Trophy

India have won four of their last five ODI matches against Pakistan , including a 124-run victory earlier in this tournament during the group stage. India , for all the strength of a top-order featuring skipper Virat Kohli , the world's top-ranked ODI batsman, had much to do against one of the best bowling attacks in this eight-team tournament if they were to retain their title. Read More »

Small margins can be massive in cricket: Virat Kohli

Pakistan appeared to be cruising to victory during this Asia Cup clash in Bangladesh when they needed 11 off the last 10 balls with four wickets in hand to overtake India's 245 for eight. Pakistan lost to India in their first game only to ride their luck and win against South Africa . For India , pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Hardik Pandya and spinner Kedar Jadhav took one wicket each. Read More »

India win toss, elect to field

Yuvraj was out leg-before to Shadab Khan on review, and Dhoni pulled Hasan Ali straight to the fielder on the square leg boundary. India , for all the strength of a top-order featuring skipper Virat Kohli , the world's top-ranked ODI batsman, had much to do against one of the best bowling attacks in this eight-team tournament if they were to retain their title. Read More »

Koepka caps a record week with US Open title

He also could become the first left-hander to win a U.S. Open. It might sting a little more for McIlroy (+5) and Day (+10), who played in the same group and said after their round that they were consoling each other along the way. Same with Xander Schauffele (73), who is playing in his first U.S. Open. Lurking one back are a trio of Americans Jamie Lovemark (69), J.B. Holmes (69) and overnight leader Rickie Fowler , who slumped to a one-over 73, carding three consecutive bogeys in a back ... Read More »

Murray, Wawrinka, Halep to QFs, Monfils Out


The world number one has worked himself into form in Paris this fortnight and will face Stan Wawrinka on Friday after a 2-6 6-1 7-6 (7/0) 6-1 victory over Kei Nishikori . "It was flawless today, I'm very satisfied", said Wawrinka who will be playing in his third successive Roland Garros semi-final. Wawrinka is into the semis for the third straight year and won the second of his three Grand Slam titles at Roland Garros in 2015. Read More »

US Open Talk: It Was Another Close Round at Erin Hills

Thomas' 63 was only the fifth in the history of the U.S. Open , joining Johnny Miller (1973), Tom Weiskopf (1980), Jack Nicklaus (1980) and Vijay Singh (2003). Despite posting that record-low number, Thomas still has work to do. The 30-year-old, who won the Wells Fargo tournament last month, said: "I've been striking the ball so well and giving myself chances so I'll just try to keep doing what I've been doing. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: Waqar Younis pitches into Eoin Morgan's 'lame excuse'


England coach Trevor Bayliss said that exiting the tournament at this stage is probably correct when considering the hosts' ranking in world cricket. Ben Stokes , usually one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket, needed 64 balls to scrape together 34 runs and he failed to muster a single boundary on a pitch Morgan described as hard to bat on. Read More »

Russia Win Against New Zealand in Confederations Cup Opener

Russian Federation sealed all three points as Smolov started and finished a swift passing move in the 69th minute to extended their unbeaten streak to four matches under Cherchesov . "We were always more unsafe than them, both in our organised play and on the counter attack". The European champion opens its Group A program on Sunday against Mexico in Kazan . Read More »

Brooks Koepka wins US Open title after record week

Westwood had bogeyed the third and fifth before a superb tee shot on the 239-yard sixth - which played as the most hard hole on Thursday - set up a birdie from 18 feet. "It's been an off-putting week for me", Spieth said. This is a moment I'll always treasure'. "I'm looking forward to my shot at it, I know it's not going to be an easy day, for sure", Fowler said. Read More »

Pakistan create history, thrash India in Champions Trophy final

But the Pakistanis consoled culprit Azhar and reset. They made India pay for the let-off and misses. Earlier, when our own TV anchors were roasting captain Ahmed for his poor English-language skills, the India twitteratis came together to defend him against a news story published on a popular website in India that called him out for the same. Read More »

US Open 2017: victor to bring home record-$2.16 million purse

Harman had back-to-back birdies on 14 and 15 before closing out with three straight pars to take over the lead. Koepka , whose caddie Ricky Elliott is from Portrush in Northern Ireland, becomes the seventh first-time major victor in succession, a run stretching back to Jason Day's victory in the 2015 US PGA Championship. Read More »

Ronaldo seeks Real Madrid exit

A source told IBTimes UK that Ronaldo is "outraged" by these allegations and is keen on leaving Spain. Barcelona pair Neymar and Messi have both been found guilty of such offences with Messi being handed a suspended prison sentence. Read More »

Brooks Koepka wins US Open title

He walked to the 18th green to a rousing ovation and left it as the U.S. Open clubhouse leader, though at five under par Steve Stricker eventually finished 11 strokes behind victor Brooks Koepka . No one had a chance. "It's interesting to see where the USGA has gone with the U.S. Open, being a little more friendly than in years' past". Harman missed the cut in his previous two U.S. Read More »

Ronaldo focused on Confederations Cup, says Portugal team-mate Andre Silva


But it's too "everywhere" to ignore right now, and whilst we wrote at length yesterday about what's likely behind Ronaldo's latest Real Madrid strop, the transfer rumours are now in full swing. Woodward pursued a move to re-sign Ronaldo in 2013, but the 32-year-old stayed in Spain. However, with a better appreciation of the bigger picture it would seem "either club would be insane to shell out the record-shattering transfer fee it would cost for a player as old as he is", Deadspin said ... Read More »

Portugal are more than Cristiano Ronaldo - Mexico's Guillermo Ochoa

Portugal will play Mexico in a Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match scheduled for Sunday, June 1. Substitute Cedric Soares looked like being the European champions' hero with his 86th-minute deflected shot, but Moreno's header from a corner spoiled the Southampton defender's celebration of his first worldwide goal to snatch a 2-2 draw for Mexico. Read More »