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South Africa ease to first World Cup win

06 June, 2019 8:09 am 8:09 am

CARDIFF (Reuters) – South Africa finally got a World Cup win under their belts as they eased to a nine-wicket triumph over Afghanistan to keep alive their hopes of reaching the semi-finals. Leg-spinner Imran Tahir took 4-29, engineering an Afghani collapse after a 75-minute rain break as they were dismissed for 125. Chris Morris contributed … Read More



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South Africa, Afghanistan hunt for maiden win

06 June, 2019 8:48 am 8:48 am

CARDIFF-With no wins against their names so far, both South Africa and Afghanistan will be desperate to get off the mark in Match 21 of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 in Cardiff. In lead up to this edition of the World Cup, South Africa – for once – weren’t touted as one of … Read More



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Neesham, Williamson lead the way as Kiwis demolish Afghanistan

06 June, 2019 8:15 am 8:15 am

TAUNTON, England (Reuters) – New Zealand cemented their spot at the top of the cricket World Cup league table with a seven-wicket victory over minnows Afghanistan thanks to a unbeaten half-century by Kane Williamson and fine bowling by their seam attack led by Jimmy Neesham. The Kiwis, despite losing Martin Guptill first ball of their … Read More



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New Zealand ready for Afghan spin onslaught: coach Stead

06 June, 2019 8:56 am 8:56 am

TAUNTON, England (Reuters) – New Zealand coach Gary Stead denied his batsmen are vulnerable to spin bowling and said the 2015 finalists are ready for a slow-bowling onslaught in Saturday’s World Cup match against Afghanistan. New Zealand lost each of their top six batsmen to a spinner in Thursday’s win against Bangladesh before pulling off … Read More



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New Zealand hold nerve to sink Bangladesh in thriller

06 June, 2019 8:51 am 8:51 am

LONDON (Reuters) – New Zealand held their nerve under the floodlights to beat Bangladesh by two wickets in a dramatic low-scoring Cricket World Cup match at The Oval on Wednesday. The Black Caps looked to be cruising to a modest target of 245 as Ross Taylor (82) and captain Kane Williamson (40) led them to … Read More



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Pakistan, US discuss ongoing peace process in Afghanistan

06 June, 2019 5:10 pm 5:10 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan and the United States (US) discussed on Sunday bilateral ties, regional peace and Afghan peace process. Led by Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, a US delegation held talks with Pakistani officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affair. Additional Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs Aftab Khokhar led the … Read More



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Warner will play in World Cup opener, says Australia skipper Finch

06 June, 2019 9:11 am 9:11 am

BRISTOL, England (Reuters) – Opener David Warner will be selected for Australia when they launch their World Cup campaign against Afghanistan on Saturday, captain Aaron Finch said on the eve of the match. “Dave is fine, he will play tomorrow. No doubt about that,” Finch told a news conference on Friday. But Australia are still … Read More



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Afghan national security adviser calls on COAS Gen Qamar Bajwa

05 May, 2019 6:50 pm 6:50 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Hamdullah Mohib, National Security Adviser (NSA) of Afghanistan, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday. According to a press release issued by the ISPR on Wednesday, matters related to mutual interest, peace and stability in the region, Pak-Afghan border management and prospects for peace with … Read More



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Afghanistan swept aside by ruthless England

05 May, 2019 11:15 pm 11:15 pm

LONDON (92 News) – England made light work of Afghanistan at The Oval in their final ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup warm-up match, Jason Roy hitting 89* from 46 balls in a thumping nine-wicket win. Set 161 after Jofra Archer and Joe Root had taken three wickets apiece in a commanding display from the hosts, … Read More



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Australia edge out England in World Cup warm-up

05 May, 2019 11:26 am 11:26 am

SOUTHAMPTON (Reuters) – Defending champions Australia rode on Steve Smith’s century to beat England by 12 runs in a closely-fought World Cup warm-up match in Southampton. Chasing a target of 298 to win, England were bowled out for 285 in the final over but the tournament hosts will be more concerned about injuries than the … Read More



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Pakistan ready for talks with new Indian government ,says Qureshi

05 May, 2019 9:28 am 9:28 am

MULTAN (92 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan is ready to hold talks with the new Indian government. Addressing an Iftar Dinner in Multan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Afghanistan is an important country of this region.Pakistan wants peace in Afghanistan as it would lead to stability in the region. FM … Read More



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Afghanistan beat Pakistan by 3 wickets in WC warm-up match

05 May, 2019 10:10 pm 10:10 pm

BRISTOL (92 News) – Afghanistan beat Pakistan by three wickets in a warm-up match of the World Cup in Bristol on Friday. Pakistan set 263-run target for Afghanistan and all the players were bowled out for 262 runs in the 48th over. One-down Babar Azam top-scored with a 108-ball 112 runs, reaching his century in … Read More



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India should know only budget increase doesn’t matter, passion is imp...

05 May, 2019 6:35 pm 6:35 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal has said that India should know increasing defence budget won’t make any difference, however, the passion counts to defend the sovereignty of the country. At his weekly news briefing on Thursday – about India’s decision to increase its defence budget – he said that … Read More



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FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi rules out presidential system in Pakistan

05 May, 2019 5:59 pm 5:59 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has ruled out the enforcement of the presidential system in the country. Addressing a press conference on Friday, he said that no one had two-thirds majority for amending the constitution. Questioning the change of the Public Accounts Commission (PAC) chairman, the foreign minister said that Raja … Read More



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Pakistan to continue its effort for peace in Afghanistan: FM Qureshi

05 May, 2019 3:42 pm 3:42 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan will continue its efforts for peace in the region, particularly in Afghanistan. He said while talking to an Afghan delegation comprising politicians, journalists, academics and businessmen on Wednesday. The minister assured the members of the delegation that Pakistan is hopeful … Read More



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