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Sunday dhamaka.. The great Indo-Pak fight in desert

Favourites India have no grounds for complacency as they wait to see 'which' Pakistan turns up in the Asia Cup here on Sunday, well aware of the unpredictable arch-rivals' penchant for surprising not just opponents but themselves, too. India are eyeing a place in the final after three wins in as many matches, while Pakistan will look to step up their game in the Super Four match, after a scare against Afghanistan. India walloped Pakistan by eight wickets in the group game three days ago but if history is any indication, the Men in Blue will take their traditional rivals lightly at their own peril.

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ICC punishes Hasan Ali, Asghar Afghan and Rashid Khan

Pakistan all-rounder Hasan Ali along with Afghanistan duo of Asghar Afghan and Rashid Khan have been fined 15 per cent of their match fees for different incidents during their Super Four match in the Asia Cup on Friday. They have also received one demerit point each for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct. Afghanistan skipper had brushed his shoulder with Hasan as he passed him while taking a run when he was bowling the 37th over.

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Iran shocked.. 24 killed as gunmen open fire on military parad

At least 24 people, including civilians were killed and over 50 injured when gunmen disguised as soldiers opened fire on an elite military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday. The dead and wounded were both military personnel and civilians, including a journalist watching the parade, IRNA news agency reported. The attackers opened fire on the parade at 9 a.m. from a nearby park in an assault that lasted around 10 minutes. The parade was part of nationwide celebrations in Iran to mark the 30th anniversary since the end of the eight-year war with Iraq that started in September 1980 and ended in August 1988.

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Rohit Sharma shames Pak before Sunday block buster

Hailing his team's "clinical performance" against Bangladesh, India skipper Rohit Sharma says they would look to replicate the show in Sunday's Super Four Asia Cup match against arch-rivals Pakistan. Rohit played another classy knock after comeback man Ravindra Jadeja picked up a four-wicket haul to set up a seven-wicket win in their opening Super Four match on Friday. "It was a clinical performance from the start. We bowled very well and we always knew it was going to be better batting under the lights. Very good from everyone. It was important on a pitch like that to rotate the bowlers and now allow the batsmen to settle," Rohit said at the presentation ceremony.

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Modi, Ambani jointly carried out surgical strike on forces: Rahul

Upping the ante on the Rafale issue, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Anil Ambani jointly carried out a 'surgical strike' on the defence forces

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Sania Mirza's hubby Shoaib Malik saves Pak from humiliation as Pak beat Afghanistan by 3 wickets in a thriller

Experienced Shoaib Malik conjured up a crucial unbeaten 51 under pressure as Pakistan survived a scare from Afghanistan, winning their Super Four match of the Asia Cup by three wickets, here on Friday. Chasing a competitive 258 to win, Pakistan overhauled the target with just three balls to spare with former captain Malik playing the match-winning knock from 43 balls.

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Rohit, Jadeja star in India's 7-wkt win over Bangladesh

India dished out another comprehensive performance to thrash Bangladesh by seven wickets in a Super Four stage match of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Friday. Skipper Rohit Sharma led India from the front with a fluent unbeaten half-century to overhaul the paltry target of 174 with more than 13 overs to spare, after the men-in-blue rode on left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja's magical spell of 4/29 on winning the toss and opting to chase.

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Jadeja makes roaring comeback as India dismiss Bangladesh for 173

Ravindra Jadeja made a roaring return to limited overs cricket with a four-wicket haul, helping India dismiss Bangladesh for 173 in a Super Four match of the Asia Cup here on Friday. The all-rounder, playing his first ODI since July 2017, broke the backbone of Bangladesh batting with his accurate left-arm spin and ended with impressive figures of four for 29 in 10 overs. Bangladesh batsmen faltered again, having come a cropper in the run chase against Afghanistan on Thursday night. The seasoned pace duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/32) and Jasprit Bumrah (3/37) too made life tough for the opposition. The saving grace for Bangladesh was the 66-run stand for the eighth wicket between Mehidy Hasan Miraz (42 off 50) and captain Mashrafe Mortaza (26 off 32) before the team was all out in 49.1 overs.

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You can get FREE petrol here

With the petrol prices breaking new record on a daily basis, people it seems have become creative in their expression of anger. Ironically, petrol prices have become means to earn more money. In a unique way to piggy back the spiralling petrol prices, a bakery shop in Tamil Nadu is boosting sales. The bakery offers FREE petrol with cakes. A bakery Ad on social media assures "free petrol" with 1 kg of cake. "Free 1 litre of petrol with 1 kg birthday cake or bill amount of Rs 495," goes the advertisement. Earlier, many couples were gifted petrol as wedding gift in the state.

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Indian shelters on decline, reduced to just quarter finalists now.. Sindhu, Srikanth

India's singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and P.V. Sindhu lost their respective matches to crash out of the $1 million China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament here on Friday. In a marathon match, third seed Sindhu lost to fifth seed Chen Yufei of China 11-21, 21-11, 15-21 while seventh seed Srikanth lost to third seed Kento Momota of Japan in staright games 21-9 , 21-11.

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