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Akhtar plans academy to provide quality fielders

Akhtar plans academy to provide quality fielders

Karachi, May 8 (IANS) Worried about poor fielding performance in the ongoing World Twenty20, Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has decided to set up an academy to train youngsters become quality fielders.

Pakistan's fielding nightmare began during the disastrous tour of Australia earlier this year and touched a new low when

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Jayawardene stars as Sri Lanka beat Windies by 57 runs

Jayawardene stars as Sri Lanka beat Windies by 57 runs

Bridgetown (Barbados), May 8 (IANS) Mahela Jayawardene smashed a superb 98 as Sri Lanka defeated the West Indies by 57 runs in their Group F match of the World Twenty20 at the Kensington Oval here Friday.

Jayawardene's 56-ball innings was the centrepiece of the tournament's highest total of 195 for three.

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India tamed by Australia in Super Eights

India tamed by Australia in Super Eights

Bridgetown (Barbados), May 7 (IANS) India surrendered meekly to Australia, and there was nothing to take heart from save Rohit Sharma's brilliant counterpunch, as they went down by 49 runs in their first Super Eights match of World Twenty20.

Sent in, Australia went on a sixer-hitting spree to score 184 for

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South Africa beat Afghanistan to move to Super Eights

South Africa beat Afghanistan to move to Super Eights

Bridgetown (Barbados), May 6 (IANS) South Africa booked their place in the Super Eights with a convincing 59-run victory over Afghanistan in their final World Twenty20 Group C match in Barbados.

Afghans bowled well, after skipper Nowroz Mangal won the toss, to restrict South Africa to 139 for seven, with paceman

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Scoreboard: South Africa vs Afghanistan, World Twenty20

Scoreboard: South Africa vs Afghanistan, World Twenty20

Bridgetown (Barbados), May 6 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the Group C match between South Africa and Afghanistan in the World Twenty20 at the Kensington Oval here Wednesday.

South Africa:

Graeme Smith c Mangal b Nabi 27

Loots Bosman run out (Zadran/Shenwari) 0

Jacques Kallis c Shahzad b Hassan

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FIFA allows caps for Iranian girls at Youth Olympic

FIFA allows caps for Iranian girls at Youth Olympic

Paris, May 4 (IANS) The Iranian girls' football team will be allowed to take part in the Youth Olympics if players wear caps for covering hair instead of headscarves.

World football governing body FIFA said that the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) had agreed to the decision,

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Scoreboard: West Indies vs. England, Twenty20

Scoreboard: West Indies vs. England, Twenty20

Guyana, May 4 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the Group D match between England and West Indies in the World Twenty20 at the Providence Stadium here Monday.

England:

Michael Lumb b Gayle 28

Craig Kieswetter lbw Miller 26

Kevin Pietersen c Sarwan b Sammy 24

Paul Collingwood b Sammy 6

Eoin Morgan c Pollard

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Australia overwhelm Pakistan by 34 runs

Australia overwhelm Pakistan by 34 runs

Gros Islet (St. Lucia), May 3 (IANS) Australia began their World Twenty20 campaign in style as they outclassed defending champions Pakistan by 34 runs at the Beausejour stadium here Monday.

If their shocking loss to Zimbabwe in the warm up match raised any doubts about their chances here, the Australians successfully

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Scoreboard: Pakistan vs Australia, World Twenty20

Scoreboard: Pakistan vs Australia, World Twenty20

Gros Islet (St Lucia), May 3 (IANS) Scoreboard of the World Twenty20 Group A match between Pakistan and Australia here Monday.

Australia:

David Warner c Umar Akmal b Mohammad Sami 26

Shane Watson lbw b Saeed Ajmal 81

Michael Clarke b Mohammad Hafeez 2

David Hussey c Fawad Alam b Saeed Ajmal 53

Michael Hussey run

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Henin outlasts Jankovic, Safina crashes out at Stuttgart

Henin outlasts Jankovic, Safina crashes out at Stuttgart

Stuttgart, May 1 (DPA) Justine Henin rallied to raise her perfect record against Jelena Jankovic to 10-0 with a 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 quarter-final victory at the Porsche Grand Prix tennis.

Henin, who came out of retirement this year, prevailed in two hours and 22 minutes in the match of former

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