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‘Underdogs’ Afghanistan clinch historic victory over West Indies – Minnows win by 6 runs to register 1st ever Super 10 victory

NAGPUR, India, March 27, (AFP): Afghanistan skipper Asghar Stanikzai hailed his underdog side after their historic six-run victory over the powerful West Indies at the World Twenty20 match in Nagpur on Sunday. Afghanistan had failed to qualify for the semi-finals heading into Sunday’s match, but were determined to take home …

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Al Attiyah steamrollers opposition to seal crushing victory in Kuwait – Al Thefiri wins MERC 2, finishes 2nd, Timur snatchs final podium place

FINTAS, Kuwait City, March 26: A record sixth victory in the Kuwait International Rally was never really in doubt for Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah. The 11-time FIA Middle East rally champion won all the 13 timed special stages at the second round of the regional series and reached the finish …

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New Zealand maintain perfect record – Black Caps bowl Bangladesh out for low in big victory

KOLKATA, March 26, (AFP): New Zealand bowled Bangladesh out for a record low of 70 as they cruised to a 75-run victory at cricket’s World Twenty20 Saturday, maintaining their perfect record at the tournament. Allrounder Grant Elliott took three wickets for 12 runs in his four overs while Ish Sodhi …

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Joint-favourite California Chrome wins Dubai World Cup – Postponed claims Sheema Classic

DUBAI, March 26, (AFP): Joint-favourite California Chrome won the Dubai World Cup on Saturday to add the world’s most lucrative race to his previous Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes victories. The five-year-old was surprisingly beaten into second in Dubai in 2015 by Prince Bishop, but his trainer Art Sherman predicted …

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Ronaldo misses penalty, Bulgaria shock Portugal – Ireland sink Switzerland; France pip Netherlands

LEIRIA, Portugal, March 26, (RTRS): Brazilian-born Marcelinho scored on his Bulgaria debut while Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty for Portugal as the visitors pulled off a shock 1-0 friendly win over the Euro 2016 finalists on Friday. Marcelinho, born in a small town in the Amazon region of Brazil and …

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Argentina avenge Copa final defeat to Chile on Leo return – Ecuador preserve unbeaten start, Colombia leave it late

MONTEVIDEO, March 25, (AFP): Argentina avenged their Copa America final defeat to Chile with a 2-1 victory on Thursday as Ecuador scrambled a late draw with Paraguay to preserve their unbeaten start to South America’s 2018 World Cup qualifying competition. Goals from Angel Di Maria and defender Gabriel Mercado secured …

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Al-Attiyah puts the Skoda into cruise control in Kuwait Rally – Second place and slender MERC 2 lead for Turkey’s Timur

JULAI’A, Kuwait, March 25: Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah may well be able to hit the cruise control button on the final leg of the Kuwait International Rally, after he surged into a staggering lead of 6min 23.2sec after six timed special stages in the southern Kuwait deserts on Friday. He …

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Ultimate Soccer Academy off to Barcelona sponsored by Nissan Al Babtain – Company aims to develop the skills and abilities of the members inside and outside the field

KUWAIT CITY, March 25: Ultimate soccer academy sponsored by Nissan Al Babtain the exclusive agent for Nissan cars in the state of Kuwait left to Barcelona to participate in the international championship Thursday. Through this activity, Nissan Al Babtain aims to give a chance for the aspiring athletes not only …

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Aussies knock Pakistan out – Australia set up must-win showdown vs India

MOHALI, India, March 25, (AFP): James Faulkner said Australia’s quest for the elusive World Twenty20 trophy was back on track Friday after his record-breaking bowling performance knocked out Pakistan and set up a must-win showdown against India. Faulkner took 5-27 against Shahid Afridi’s team, including four wickets in the final …

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Aussies face must-win Pak clash – Afridi hints imminent retirement

MOHALI, India, March 24, (AFP): A stumbling Australia will need to raise their game when they take on Pakistan in a must-win group match of the World Twenty20 in Mohali on Friday. The Australians handed Bangladesh a second straight defeat in their previous outing but only after surviving a scare …

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