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  • Five-star Bilal inspires Pakistan to series victory

    HARARE: Off-spinner Bilal Asif outlined his potential value to Pakistan ahead of upcoming games against England as his five-wicket haul clinched the third and decisive One-day International against Zimbabwe here at the Harare Sports Club on Monday...

    Playing in just his second ODI, Bilal decimated the Zimbabwe line-up with figures of 5 for 25 as the hosts were bowled out for 161, then scored 38 as Pakistan chased their target in 34...

  • Pakistan to retain Bilal Asif for Zimbabwe ODIs

    KARACHI: Pakistan on Wednesday announced they would retain off-spinning all-rounder Bilal Asif for the one-day series against Zimbabwe to assess his potential ahead of next month's series against England...

    The 30-year-old was not played in the two Twenty20 match series which Pakistan won 2-0 in Harare on Tuesday...

  • Former Pakistan cricketer Azmat Rana passes away

    KARACHI: Pakistan cricket is mourning the passing away of former Test batsman Azmat Rana, who died of cardiac arrest in his hometown of Lahore on Saturday at age of 63...

    During Sunday’s final One-day International of the three-match series, the Pakistan players and match officials wore black armbands as a mark of respect for the late cricketer, who played at the domestic level for Punjab, Bahawalpur, PIA and Muslim Commercial Bank in...

  • Nepal will remember Pakistan's efforts: Army Chief Gen Rana

    RAWALPINDI: Nepal Army Chief, General Gaurav SJB Rana expressed his gratitude for the support extended by Pakistan through the Pakistan Army in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in Nepal that has claimed thousands of lives...

    The Pakistan Army's earthquake relief efforts were praised by General Rana during a visit to the Pakistan Army field hospital on Sunday...

  • Pakistan’s morale high after Poland win, says Rana Mujahid

    LAHORE: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary Rana Mujahid claimed the team’s morale is high during the Hockey World League semi-finals currently underway in Antwerp, Belgium, but appealed to federal information minister Pervaiz Rasheed to ensure the live telecast of the matches...

    Pakistan beat Poland 2-1 on Saturday in their opening game of the event, which serves as qualifiers for the 2016 Rio Olympics, and Mujahid also put...

  • Ton-up Bilal leads grand recovery by Omar Associates

    KARACHI: An excellent century from Bilal Asif engineered a great comeback by Omar Associates on a seesaw day one of the Patron’s Trophy (Grade-II) Cricket Tournament final against Karachi Port Trust (KPT) at the National Stadium here on Sunday...

    Bilal, however, was not going to give in easily and with tremendous support from fellow all-rounder Jalat Khan and fast bowler Mohammad Amir figured in two telling century-plus partnerships...

  • Bowling action of Bilal Asif found to be legal, says ICC

    DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday confirmed that the bowling action of Pakistan’s Bilal Asif has been found to be legal, and the player can continue bowling in international cricket...

    Read: Bilal Asif reported for suspect bowling actionHe was reported after the third ODI against Zimbabwe in Harare on October 5 and the independent assessment was performed at the Sri Ramachandra University testing centre in...

  • ICC clears Bilal Asif

    LAHORE: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has cleared the bowling action of Pakistan off-spinner Bilal Asif after a report of his biomechanics test, conducted in Chennai, India came in negative...

    “The ICC confirms that the bowling action of Pakistan’s Bilal Asif has been found legal and the player can continue bowling in international cricket,” an ICC press release announced on Friday...

  • Uncapped Hamza, Asghar, Usman and Bilal named in Test squad

    Off-spinner Bilal Asif, middle-order batsmen Haris Sohail and Usman Salahuddin, pace bowler Mir Hamza and slow left-arm spinner Mohammad Asghar were the new faces included in the squad announced by chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq at a press conference on Saturday...

    Right-handed Usman, 26, has played two ODIs for Pakistan — against West Indies back in 2011 — and holds an impressive first-class batting average of 47...

  • Ibtesam, Bilal guide Hyderabad to second win

    HYDERABAD: Mohammad Ibtesam and Bilal Khan made major contributions as Hyderabad completed their second win in the PCB Regional Inter-district (Hyderabad region) Under-19 Cricket Championships when they outclassed Sanghar by innings and 38 runs at the Niaz Stadium on Sunday...

    Hyderabad then declared their first innings at 318-8 in 59 overs with Bilal going on to hit an undefeated 102, a knock featuring 13 fours and three sixes... ...

  • Bilal hopes fastest T20 ton will change his fortunes

    KARACHI: Dashing all-rounder Bilal Asif has expressed hope that his fastest Twenty20 hundred on his debut may change his fortunes in getting a breakthrough in international cricket...

    “It could be a turning point in my cricketing career and may change my fortunes,” Bilal told APP in an interview on Saturday...

  • Whirlwind Bilal ton inspires Stallions into last four

    KARACHI: Sialkot Stallions rode on a hurricane century from debutant Bilal Asif to gallop into the semi-finals of the Cool & Cool presents Haier Super 8 T20 Cup with a barnstorming 87-run victory over Abbottabad Falcons at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad late on Friday night...

    The 29-year-old debutant Bilal, who is primarily an off-spinning all-rounder, smashed his way into the record books with the quickest T20 hundred in Pakistan...

  • Qadir stuns Bilal in ranking snooker

    Qadir stunned seasoned Mohammad Bilal 6-2 to sneak in his career’s maiden final of a ranking championship at the Karachi Gymkhana on Thursday...

    Bilal rejuvenated his act and replied with a break of 53 as Qadir conceded the third frame 17-67 that reduced his lead to 1-2...

  • Bilal edges past Babar to reach semis

    KARACHI: Seventh-ranked Mohammad Bilal, who emerged group ‘B’ champion, stormed back from 1-4 down to post a thrilling 5-4 victory over the 10th-ranked Babar Masih and sneak into the semi-finals of the Jubilee Insurance third ranking snooker championship here at Karachi Gymkhana on Wednesday...

    On the other hand, Bilal, who suffered similar 4-5 defeat at the hands of Abdul Sattar in the quarter-finals of the NBP Cup in August, kept...

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