Men's ODI World Cup: Fakhar Zaman creates history, scores fastest ODI World Cup century for Pakistan
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Fakhar Zaman, the talented left-hander, showcased his prowess by reaching his century in just 63 balls during the 20th over of Pakistan's pursuit against the Kiwis. This remarkable feat shattered the previous record set by Imran Nazir back in the 2007 Kingston World Cup, where he achieved a century in 95 balls against Zimbabwe. Fakhar's century now stands as the swiftest by a Pakistani batsman in World Cup history.
Asian Games: Abhishek, Ojas, Prathamesh win gold in Compound Men's Team archery
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The Indian team toppled South Korean team of Joo Jaehoon, Yang Jaewon and Kim Jongho 235-230 to clinch the top prize in the men’s compound event.
Archery World Cup Final: Prathamesh Jawkar wins silver in men's compound event; Vennam, Aditi bow out in quarters
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In a thrilling showdown, the tension reached its peak as the match concluded with an extraordinary 148-148 tie after five sets. In the dramatic shoot-off that followed, both archers showcased their incredible skills by hitting a perfect 10. However, it was Fullerton, who emerged victorious, as his arrow was impeccably closer to the center of the target.
Daniel Vettori replaces Brian Lara as head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad
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"Kiwi legend Daniel Vettori joins the #OrangeArmy as Head Coach. Welcome, coach!" Sunrisers made the announcement on Twitter.
3rd T20I: Chamari Athapaththu's whirlwind 80 not out leads Sri Lanka to 10-wicket win over New Zealand
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After Inoka Ranaweera took 3/15 while Sugandika Kumari struck twice as New Zealand were restricted to 140/9, Chamari came out all guns blazing as Sri Lanka scored 64 without losing a wicket in the power-play, of which the skipper scored 45. She notched up her fifty in just 25 balls, the fastest half-century by a Sri Lankan women's player in T20Is.
Bracewell replaces injured Matt Henry in NZ ODI squads for Pakistan, India series
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Henry was ruled out of the tour with an abdominal strain, which he sustained on the final day of the second Test in Karachi, with the injury requiring two to four weeks of rest and rehabilitation. Bracewell, who has 68 international caps to his name, most recently featured in the home ODI series against the Netherlands last April, the New Zealand Cricket informed in a media release on Sunday.
Men's Hockey World Cup: New Zealand, Malaysia receive warm welcome on arrival in Rourkela
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New Zealand and Malaysia reached Rourkela from Bhubaneswar through charter flights. Placed in Pool C with the Netherlands, Malaysia and Chile, Nic Woods' side will play debutants Chile (January 14) and Netherlands (January 16) in Rourkela, before taking on Malaysia (January 19) at the iconic Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
Sarfaraz guides Pakistan to draw against New Zealand in thrilling second Test
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Pakistan were 304-9 and needed just 15 runs to win the second Test when the play was called off due to bad light. For the second time in their Test history, Pakistan drew a Test match with just one wicket remaining. However, Pakistan have now gone eight home Tests with no wins with the latest result.
IND v NZ, 2nd T20I: Suryakumar's exceptional innings was the difference, says Tim Southee
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On a sluggish pitch where almost all Indian batters found it tough to time the ball, Suryakumar, the top-ranked T20I batter, hit 11 fours and seven sixes all over the park at a strike-rate of 217.65 to be unbeaten on 111 off 51 balls, his second T20I century and took India to 191/6 in 20 overs. From being 57 off 35 balls at the end of the 16th over, Suryakumar smacked 54 runs off his last 16 balls to propel India to a challenging score. Eventually, the bowlers came to the party to bowl out New Zealand for 126 all out in 18.5 overs.
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