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Karachi hardly disappoints Pakistan

When the Pakistanis were shot out for 191 in their first innings during the second Test at Karachi, the sword of plunder was drawn out to slice Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis into pieces. Even on home-decks, Pakistan batting under...

Test cricket returns to Pakistan: 10 years have been a long and painful wait

“Let the show begin in Rawalpindi. Let the sun always smile on the land of passionate cricket fans”   10 years ago, a Pakistani cricket fan would wake up and discover, the historic Lahore or Karachi stadium is left empty. There...


Real Madrid are the champions of Champions League

It felt like one of those old flicks they show on Saturday afternoons in which the gang successfully gets together for one final, big heist. Except, even without Mbappe, you suspect this won't be their last -- not when there's a guy like Ancelotti, one of the few men who can pull off the cardigan-cigar-shades combination and lead a team in transition to a league and cup double. Not with young guns - Vinicius, Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Rodrygo - already with the "big one" under their belt. Not with Courtois, in the prime of his career, staking a claim as the world's No. 1 between the posts and getting a few things off his chest. ("We showed again who is the King of Europe.")

14 for Real Madrid