So far, three teams, South Africa, West Indies and Afghanistan, have been knocked out of the tournament. Sarfaraz Ahmed's side, who beat South Africa on Sunday to revive their flagging World Cup campaign, now have seven points, level with fifth-placed Bangladesh and just one point behind hosts England. Speaking to Geo in Birmingham after Pakistan's remarkable victory, Akram said the team deserved praise for the way they won the game against New Zealand. A critical game in the race for that semi-final berth will be played at Edgbaston between Pakistan and New Zealand, with the latter now remaining undefeated in the tournament. "It will be interesting to see how England would proceed with its remaining games against India and New Zealand", Akram added. Babar held his nerves through the tough period, and once it got easy, worked around to score his 10th ODI century - first by a Pakistani in this World Cup - and arguably his finest. The match was delayed by overnight rain and New Zealand … [Read more...] about Babar Azam keeps Pakistan in semi hunt
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And after booking that huge loss, the insurance companies are not willing to take any risk in the India vs. Pakistan match. However, one thing which can ruin the mood of both the players and the fans is rain. In a Twitter message, the points table says rain has won all three matches it has played and has six points in its kitty. Pakistan, on the other hand, started off on the backfoot as they were steamrolled by West Indies in their first match. Tennis star Sania Mirza and celebrity commentator Harsha Bhogle have called the advertisements "cringeworthy" saying there was no need to "hype up" the India-Pakistan match with rubbish. He added that Indian team doesn't take much pressure of the opponent they're facing. Four games in, Pakistan seem no closer to finding their best XI than they were when they arrived in England. The Pakistan match is an opportunity to not only continue their winning run against the arch-rivals but make sure the World Cup campaign is also not off track. However, … [Read more...] about Expats in UAE gear up for India-Pakistan World Cup match
Saturday June 15, 2019 01:06 AM It's the contest for continental supremacy played on a global stage. India vs Pakistan: It's considered a mini-title game of the World Cup group stage. Written by By JOHN PYE, AP Sports Writer It's the contest for continental supremacy played on a global stage. It's the mini-title game of the World Cup group stage for more than 1 billion people in two cricket-crazed countries — the nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan. The sport British colonizers introduced to the subcontinent during the Raj, and which both India and Pakistan continued to embrace in the wake of the partition, divides and unites the countries at the same time. "It's a marquee event all over the world," India captain Virat Kohli told World Cup broadcasters earlier this week. "The frenzy around it is a bit intimidating for the guys doing it for the first time, but for us it's about being professional as always, do the basics right and look to get a result." India has … [Read more...] about India vs Pakistan: More than just cricket at the World Cup
By MARY H. K. CHOI OCT. 24, 2018 Candy is controversial. Scouring the globe in search of the sweet stuff reveals just how different our palates are — and how much we have in common. Candy is controversial. Scouring the globe in search of the sweet stuff reveals just how different our palates are — and how much we have in common. By MARY H. K. CHOI OCT. 24, 2018 Photo Illustration by MASSIMO GAMMACURTA Whenever I land in a new country, before I’ve even left the arrivals hall, my mind turns to shopping. Not the boutiques or cosmetics counters, no duty-free sunglasses and designer perfumes for me. No, the pressing calculus as I make my way to baggage claim is driven by drugstores, kiosks, supermarkets and vending machines. In a new port of call, I like to know what sort of candy I’m dealing with. As with breakfast foods, I believe candy is often tastier the less expensive it is. I like my confections approachable. Low-rent. Basic. Shot through with … [Read more...] about These Are the World’s Best Candies. Want to Fight About It?
July 8 Eritrea: Efforts to normalize relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia continued in a landmark meeting between Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, the first of its kind in more than 20 years. The two met in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, on Sunday, July 8, and that evening announced normal operations of airlines and ports would begin, along with movement between the two countries and the opening of embassies. July 8 Morocco: Forty-five migrants died after their boat sank while trying to reach the Spanish coast. Local authorities recovered the bodies from the Atlantic Ocean near the city of Larache in northern Morocco July 8 after they were notified. No further details have been released. July 8–9 Turkey: A train en-route to Istanbul derailed in the northwest Tekirdag region, killing 24 people and wounding at least 73. The train was carrying 362 passengers when five of the six cars derailed from the tracks on the evening of July 8. The … [Read more...] about This Week Around the World – July 8-29