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Shafiq leads Pakistan resistance against frustrated Aussies with thrilling ton

Pakistan made a recovery on the back of a composed, unbeaten century by Asad Shafiq as the team looks to chase down a daunting total of 490 runs in the first day-night Test against Australia in Brisbane. The middle-order batsman raised his 10th test century in the second-to-last over of the day, reaching the milestone from 140 balls and stroking 10 boundaries and a six.

Younis, Azhar stonewall Aussies as storm hits Gabba

Australia: Younis Khan and Azhar Ali batted through the first session as Pakistan stonewalled Australia´s push for victory on the fourth day of the day-night first Test at the Gabba today. The pair got through the opening two hours of play as a storm sent the players from the field just before tea. At the interval, Pakistan -- chasing an improbable 490 runs to win over two days -- were 131 for two. Azhar was unbeaten on 61 with veteran Younis not out on 40.

Football: Coasting Costa brings down Crystal Palace

Diego Costa earned Chelsea a 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday as the Premier League leaders claimed a club record-equalling 11th consecutive league victory. Costa headed home Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross in the 43rd minute at a foggy Selhurst Park to send Antonio Conte’s men nine points clear. “The run is fantastic,” said Chelsea manager Conte. “Congratulations to my players, not me. I am pleased for them because they deserve this.” Meanwhile, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as Manchester United won 2-0 at West Bromwich Albion, while champions Leicester City weathered the dismissal of Jamie Vardy to come from 2-0 down and draw 2-2 at Stoke City.

Sevilla soar to second after hammering Malaga

A stunning four-goal blitz in 10 minutes allowed Sevilla to leapfrog Barcelona into second in La Liga on Saturday as Luciano Vietto scored twice in a 4-1 win over Malaga. Atletico Madrid registered a first win in four games as Saul Niguez’s excellent 25-yard strike earned a nervy 1-0 victory against Las Palmas.

Host: Changaiz Khan


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