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Nov 7, 2015

Al Ahli held 0-0 by Guangzhou in ACL final first-leg

DUBAI (Reuters) – Dubai’s Al Ahli and China’s Guangzhou Evergrande drew 0-0 in the first-leg of the Asian Champions League (ACL) final on Saturday in a fractured encounter of few chances at the Rashid Stadium.

Ahli were second-best for long periods and will probably be happy to head to the Far East without having conceded an away goal, especially after full back Abdulaziz Haikal was sent off for a slap on the substitute Gao Lin in the 84th minute.

Nov 7, 2015

Soccer-Al Ahli held 0-0 by Guangzhou in ACL final first-leg

DUBAI, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Dubai’s Al Ahli and China’s Guangzhou Evergrande drew 0-0 in the first-leg of the Asian Champions League (ACL) final on Saturday in a fractured encounter of few chances at the Rashid Stadium.

Ahli were second-best for long periods and will probably be happy to head to the Far East without having conceded an away goal, especially after full back Abdulaziz Haikal was sent off for a slap on the subsitute Gao Lin in the 84th minute.

Nov 3, 2015

Dubai’s Al Ahli Group says to build Fox-branded theme park

DUBAI, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Dubai’s Al Ahli Holding Group has
signed an agreement to build a Fox-branded theme park and resort
in the emirate that will open by mid-2020, Ahli’s chief
executive said on Tuesday.

The complex will rival the $2.9 billion Dubai Parks and
Resorts slated to launch operations next year, with
both attractions important to Dubai realising its aim of
increasing its pull as a family tourism destination.

Oct 26, 2015

Skipper Misbah lauds batsmen after Pakistan victory

DUBAI (Reuters) – Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq paid tribute to his batsmen after beating England by 178 runs in the second test on Monday.

The win put the ‘hosts’ 1-0 up in the three-match series and ensured they kept up their record of never having lost a series in their adopted home of the United Arab Emirates.

Oct 26, 2015

Pakistan beat England in nail-biting finish

DUBAI (Reuters) – Pakistan overcame belligerent resistance from England’s tail-enders to win the second test by 178 runs on Monday after bowling out Alastair Cook’s men for 312 with just 6.3 overs remaining.

Victory put Pakistan 1-0 up in the three-game series and maintains their record of never having lost a series in their adopted home of the United Arab Emirates.

Oct 26, 2015

Cook laments another bitter finale for England

DUBAI (Reuters) – Alastair Cook rued England’s first-innings collapse after his team came within 39 balls of forcing a draw in the second test against Pakistan on Monday, the second time the tourists have endured a bitter finale.

Last week England were 25 runs from a first-test victory in Abu Dhabi when they were denied by bad light. Dubai was even more cruel as Pakistan laboured to oust the touring side’s lower order with the clock running down.

Oct 26, 2015

Cricket-Skipper Misbah lauds batsmen after Pakistan victory

DUBAI, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq paid tribute to his batsmen after beating England by 178 runs in the second test on Monday.

The win put the ‘hosts’ 1-0 up in the three-match series and ensured they kept up their record of never having lost a series in their adopted home of the United Arab Emirates.

Oct 26, 2015

Cricket-Cook laments another bitter finale for England

DUBAI, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Alastair Cook rued England’s first-innings collapse after his team came within 39 balls of forcing a draw in the second test against Pakistan on Monday, the second time the tourists have endured a bitter finale.

Last week England were 25 runs from a first-test victory in Abu Dhabi when they were denied by bad light. Dubai was even more cruel as Pakistan laboured to oust the touring side’s lower order with the clock running down.

Oct 26, 2015

Cricket-Belligerent England keep Pakistan waiting

DUBAI, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Adil Rashid was unbeaten on 47 as a belligerent England, set an unlikely victory target of 491 by Pakistan, reached 285 for eight at tea on the final day of the second test on Monday.

England resumed after lunch on 187 for six and were another wicket down within three overs, Ben Stokes’s wayward drive off paceman Imran Khan going to Misbah-ul-Haq at slip with his score on 13.

Oct 26, 2015

Spinners flourish as Pakistan close on win over England

DUBAI (Reuters) – Pakistan moved to the brink of victory in the second test after taking three wickets in the morning to leave England struggling on 187 for six at lunch on Monday with two sessions still to survive.

Starting the final day on 130 for three, England had scant chance of reaching the 491 victory target so Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow – resuming on 59 and six not out respectively – simply tried to survive at the crease.