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But Sarfraz made Sri Lanka pay for dropping him twice with a superb 61 not out and received excellent support from Mohammad Amir (28 not out) in a decisive and unbroken eighth-wicket stand of 75. Pakistan were one over short of their target with time allowances taken into consideration. Debutant Ashraf further shaved off the Sri Lankans' top order by bagging his first ODI scalp, sending Dinesh Chandimal back in the hut for a duck.
  • Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by three wickets, reach semi final

    Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by three wickets, reach semi final

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    The victor of the game will advance to the semi-finals, likely against England at the same venue on Wednesday. Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl first on a pitch that offered a bit of movement for the seamers. Dhananjaya de Silva (1) lasted only six deliveries before being beaten by the ball of the day from Junaid, a jaffa that nipped away off the seam, rising sharply, to take the shoulder edge of the bat through to Sarfraz behind the stumps.
  • LaVar Ball makes another dumb claim about Michael Jordan

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    Josh Jackson's presence at the Lakers' practice facility Tuesday afternoon was another indication the Lakers mostly liked what they saw during Jackson's private workout last week in Sacramento. "They don't really have a chance, no", Lonzo said. If he went to Sacramento and tried out and tanked it, you'd maybe go, 'All right, it's insane to do it, but maybe he just really wants to play for the Lakers.
  • More joy in Canada for Hamilton as Vettel's lead is halved

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    The goalposts may have moved in Formula One this season but, after a dominant one-two in Canada on Sunday, three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton feels Mercedes are back on target. Hamilton e he had qualified badly and finished seventh at the Monaco Grand Prix. Hamilton started on pole for the 50th edition of the Canadian Formula 1 race after putting in a pole lap of the ages on Saturday.
  • NBA Championships: Golden State Warriors ride Durant to beat LeBron James' Cavaliers

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    James, who in 2012 with Miami beat the Thunder in Durant's only other Finals, wound up with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists. James ended the series ave. Green had sat out Game 5 a year ago, suspended because of flagrant foul point accumulation after he swiped at James' groin in Game 4. He had 10 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in the clincher.
  • Manchester United agree deal to sign Victor Lindelof from Benfica

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    We are pleased to announce we have reached agreement with Benfica for the transfer of Victor Lindelof . " A further announcement will be made once the transfer is complete ". Various reports claimed last season that the 54-year-old's family were still based in London , adding to the sense that he hasn't fully settled at United due to continuing to live in the Lowry Hotel.
  • Golden State stops King James and Cavs

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    Golden State fought off a charge from defending champions the Cavaliers on Monday to earn their second National Basketball Association championship in three seasons with a 129-120 game-five victory. The Cavaliers couldn't stop the Warriors during critical stretches in the Finals, and there were warning signs long before Durant got free for dunks, Curry drained wide-open 3-pointers or Golden State averaged 121.6 points.
  • Moreland, Ramirez, Benintendi homer as Red Sox top Yankees

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    The loss drops the Red Sox to 32-26 overall, two games back of the Yankees for first place in the AL East. On Wednesday, the long-time Red Sox announcer offered his apology . ARLINGTON, Texas - Jay Bruce homered twice and NY scored the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning on a throwing error by second baseman Rougned Odor to beat Texas.
  • Victor Lindelof: Manchester United agree £31m deal for Benfica defender

    Victor Lindelof: Manchester United agree £31m deal for Benfica defender

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    While Red Devils fans are excited about the move for the Benfica defender, former Man Utd midfielder Ray Wilkins isn't impressed and would prefer a player with Premier League experience instead. Lindelof is expected to form a long-term partnership with Bailly , and of all the defenders now on United's books it is Chris Smalling and Phil Jones who will be most wary of the chop.
  • Desperate Bangladesh hope to surprise Oz at Oval

    Desperate Bangladesh hope to surprise Oz at Oval

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    Unfortunately for Australia , who bowled out Bangladesh for 182, the rain became heavier and the match was called off at 2019 GMT. Pace bowler Mitchell Starc was Australia's most effective force with four wickets from his 8.3 overs.
  • Harry Maguire On Verge Of £16 Million Premier League Switch

    Harry Maguire On Verge Of £16 Million Premier League Switch

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    Maguire was a stand out performer for Hull during the 2016/17 campaign and was expected to leave the club following their relegation from the Premier League . The Star understands that United inserted a sell-on clause, thought to be 10 per cent of any profit made, into the deal which took Maguire to Hull in the summer of 2014 - so the clause should be worth upwards of £1million.
  • Liverpool agree £4.5m deal with Derby for defender

    Liverpool agree £4.5m deal with Derby for defender

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    Sources claim a bid of an initial £2m is the likely fee for Wisdom, which may prove a bargain with Derby looking to build on the 9th place finish in the Championship last season. There was a considerable interest in him from clubs like Birmingham and Celtic. After being on loan for the majority of his career, it's not a bad surprise to see Wisdom moved elsewhere, and his departure for Derby in particular is in line with his performances in the past.