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Making a national comeback has been Salman Butts most difficult quest since being suspended for five years after an ICC tribunal had found him guilty of spot-fixing in the 2010 Lords Test. Nike Air Max Mens Sale .Having returned to first-class cricket in 2016, after completing a rehabilitation programme chalked up by the PCB, Butt struck his third century of the season - 125 off 234 balls, including 18 boundaries - to give WAPDA the first-innings advantage after Mohammad Asifs four-wicket haul dismissed Habib Bank Limited for 236 in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final in Karachi.For Butt its not just about form and fitness; its about winning back the fans, who were hurt after the spot-fixing scandal. During his isolation he was living in denial. Not because he wasnt guilty, but to protect his self-esteem in public. Ultimately, he had to break down.Butt has become more religious now, and hopes to do things right to re-start his international career. He took a significant step in reminding the selectors that his potential is still intact, in the title bout on Sunday, batting for 366 minutes and showcasing the versatility in his game. His first fifty came off 75 balls, including 10 fours. He then held his shots back and took 103 balls for his second fifty. His innings ended when he was run out by an inch in the 80th over.Butts career seemed to be over when he was banned for five years, but he continues to keep knocking on the doors by the sheer weight of his performances. He had scored 536 runs at an average of 107 in the National One-Day Cup last year. In the subsequent ODI tournament in April-May 2016, he managed just 135 runs in five innings. In the shortest format he hit form again, finishing the National T20 Cup as the second-highest run-getter with 350 runs in eight innings. He has now hit 636 runs in 10 matches at an average of 42.40 in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. Mohammad Amir has been successfully re-integrated into the national set-up, but there seems to be some reluctance from the PCB in the case of both Butt and Asif. The board isnt ready to pick them yet in the national squad, and wants them to play more domestic cricket.I am knocking very hard on selectors doors, Butt said after the second days play. I dont want to break [down] but I want to keep myself fit and keep my form alive. With my wisdom, I am trying best with the best of my intention. Being selected isnt my choice, its them [the selectors] who have to decide. I have a wish and always want to be in every squad. I have the capacity but that is something the selectors have to tell and decide.Pakistans Test squad is currently in Brisbane, preparing for the three-Test series against Australia, starting December 15. Butt, who has made 505 runs in six Test matches in Australia, including two hundreds, at an average of 42.08, urged Pakistan to be strong on the back foot in challenging conditions down under.Its difficult to foresee the result. Australia arent the same team, and Pakistan dont have the same set of players either, he said. And by playing a lot of cricket in the UAE, Pakistans batsmen are used to playing on the front foot. They block themselves from playing their shots because the pitches are very slow there [in the UAE]; in Australia this is not going to happen. The ball will bounce and seam more as well, so playing on the back foot will be more helpful.But at the same time, developing the technique overnight wont be easy and you can survive by only scoring freely. I dont know if they will mange to turn things their way by playing slowly there, but that has never happened in Australia. Nike Air Max Online Sale . Now that hes hitting streaking teammates with pin-point passes for easy layups, Love is asserting himself as one of the true superstars in the league. Clearance Air Max Shoes . -- Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Alrdridge were again the go-to duo for the Trail Blazers against the Kings. . -- The Magic have their first victory of the new year. LYON, France -- Lyon paid the price for missed chances in a 0-0 draw against Sevilla on Wednesday that saw the Spanish side advance in the Champions League and the home side drop into the Europa League.Lyon needed to win by a two-goal margin to reach the last 16 by finishing second in Group H, ahead of Sevilla. It showed plenty of attacking intent, striking the crossbar twice in a lively first half, but failed to make the breakthrough. In the corresponding fixture, a 1-0 loss in Sevilla, the French side also hit the woodwork twice.Regret is the word we didnt want to hear after the match. But we have a lot of regrets now, Lyon winger Mathieu Valbuena said. We should have put our chances away, especially in the first half. Its a pity because we played well, even though we dropped off a bit in the second half.Sevillas win moved it up to 11 points and three behind group winner Juventus, which beat Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 in the other match.Lyon finished three points behind Sevilla in third place and both matches were close between them.We closed them down very high up the pitch and caused them a lot of problems tonight, Valbuena said. We played some good football, but thats not enough in the Champions League.Early on, Valbuena darted in from the left and forced a brilliant tip-over save from goalkeeper Sergio Rico with a looping shot from just inside the penalty area.Both sides then had strong first-half penalty claims waved away by Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson, who was close to the action.Valbuena seemed to be barged over by fullback Mariano Ferreira as he cut inside from the left, and Sevilla midfielder Vitolo had his standing leg taken away by goalkeeper Anthony Lopes as he slid in to thwart him.VVitolo was Sevillas most dangerous player in the first half, but also missed a great chance in the 19th minute as Sevilla following a quick counterattack. Cheap Nike Air Max Shoes. Running in from the left, Vitolo did everything right, drawing Lopes off his line and curling a shot past him, only for the ball to bounce back off the right post.Lyon almost took full advantage of that reprieve when midfielder Corentin Tolisso somehow missed from four yards (meters) out in the 24th minute, meeting Brazilian Rafaels superb cross with a downward header that bounced up sharply and smacked the crossbar.With Lyon enjoying its best spell, midfielder Maxime Gonalons beat several defenders before passing to top scorer Alexandre Lacazette, but the marksman was off form all night and his shot was too easily charged down.Tolisso then used his strength and excellent technique to burst through midfield and reach the edge of the penalty area before feeding Valbuena on the left, and his superb curling shot beat Rico but struck the crossbar.It was tough for us, Sevilla midfielder Steven NZonzi said on Canal Plus television. Weve won the Europa League for the past three seasons. We knew it would be difficult because the Champions League is a level above.Midway through the second half, Lyon Nabil Fekir came on but the skillful forward failed to unlock Sevillas defense as the Spaniards held on, with substitute Clement Grenier glancing a header wide and Rafaels shot fizzing across the area and wide in the closing stages.Im proud of my players, Lyon coach Bruno Genesio said. We shook this team up, which is no mean feat. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys' ' '

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