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U-19 World Cup: Ali Zaryab, Musa steer Pakistan into semifinals

Pakistan outclassed South Africa to storm into the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup semifinals at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch today. The Green Shirts chased down a modest target of 190 with three wickets in hand, as man-of-the-match Ali Zaryab shone again with the bat, hitting a sure-footed 74 not out to take his team home. Pakistan restricted South Africa to 189-9 after winning the toss and electing to bowl first. Muhammad Musa and Shaheen Shah Afridi were the most successful bowlers with three and two wickets each, respectively. Wandile Makwetu top-scored for the Proteas with 60.  Both the...

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World XI tour Pakistan: COAS meets international hockey players

International hockey players, who have come for the World XI series, and Pakistan’s hockey legends met Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday. COAS appreciated Pakistan Hockey Federation’s initiative for bringing the international players to the country, according to Inter Services Public Relations statement. Moreover, COAS also assured PHF of Pakistan Army’s support for the provision of security for international hockey matches and revival of Pakistan’s national game. During the meeting, PHF president Brig Khalid Sajjad Khokhar(Retired) thanked COAS for his keen interest and efforts towards sports activities in Pakistan, the statement...

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Aisam-ul-Haq loses in quarters after historic Aussie Open run

Pakistan’s Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi has on Tuesday lost in quarterfinals of the Australian Open and his historic run has come to an end. Qureshi and his Polish partner Marcin Matkowski lost 1-6, 4-6 to American duo of Bob and Mike Bryan in their doubles match in one hour and six minutes. The 15th seeded pair of Aisam and Matkowski lost the first set very quickly, and gave a good fight in the second but the opponents proved too strong for them. It is worth mentioning here that Aisam-ul-Haq was the first Pakistani ever to qualify for the quarterfinals of season’s...

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World XI bag series after Lahore clash ends in 3-3 stalemate

Demonstrating determination, Pakistan U-18 team hit back twice to hold fancied World XI to an exciting 3-3 draw in the second and last match of the series here at the National Hockey Stadium on Sunday. The result of the match however ended the landmark two-game series in a 1-0 victory for the tourists. On Friday night, the World XI side won the series opener 5-1 at the Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium in Karachi. The home youngsters roared back with determination to first level at 2-2 before squaring it again 3-3 against a World XI comprising players from six...

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Djokovic to take stock after straight-set defeat

Novak Djokovic says he will reassess his fitness situation after a painful defeat to South Korean youngster Chung Hyeon at the Australian Open Monday. The Serb former world No.1 played in great discomfort with a recurrence of his right elbow injury and a possible hip/groin problem sustained during the three-set loss in the fourth round on Monday. The six-time winner said his physical situation was “not great” and he would discuss matters with his team medical staff in deciding what to do in the early part of the season. “Yeah, unfortunately, it’s not great. Kind of end of the...

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