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PakvNZ: Mercurial Pakistan snatches defeat from the jaws of victory

ABU DHABI: Pakistan were wobbling with only one wicket in hand, as New Zealand spinners shook up the hosts' batting lineup and turned the Abu Dhabi Test into a tricky affair. Pakistan were just 8 runs away from winning the first Test on Monday but had only one wicket in hand, after a clatter of early wickets. Azhar Ali, who...

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PakvNZ: Mercurial Pakistan snatches defeat from the jaws of victory

ABU DHABI: Pakistan were wobbling with only one wicket in hand, as New Zealand spinners shook up the hosts' batting lineup and turned the Abu Dhabi Test into a tricky affair. Pakistan were just 8 runs away from winning the first Test on Monday but had only one wicket in hand, after a clatter of early wickets. Azhar Ali, who...

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Abu Dhabi Test: Pakistan need 176 to win first Test against New Zealand

ABU DHABI: Pakistan need 176 runs to win the first Test after New Zealand were dismissed for 249 in their second innings on the third day in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Medium pacer Hasan Ali took his maiden five-wicket haul with 5-45 while leg-spinner Yasir Shah finished with 5-110 — his 14th five-wicket haul in an innings — as New...

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Abu Dhabi Test: Hasan Ali puts New Zealand on the back foot

ABU DHABI: Hasan Ali brought Pakistan back into the game on day three of the first Test in Abu Dhabi, claiming two quick wickets to put New Zealand on the back foot during Sunday's morning session. New Zealand resumed batting at 56-1. Spinner Yasir Shah bowled out skipper Kane Williamson for 37. Hasan, who had Tom Latham out yesterday, removed...

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New Zealand 56-1 at close on second day

ABU DHABI: New Zealand, trailing by 74 runs in the first innings, were 56-1 at close on the second day of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Skipper Kane Williamson was batting on 27 and with him opener Jeet Raval on 26 not out as New Zealand still trail by 18 runs with nine second innings...

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Abu Dhabi Test: New Zealand bowled out for 153

Pakistan´s spin-cum-pace attack left New Zealand in ruins at tea on the opening day of the first Test despite captain Kane Williamson´s half century in Abu Dhabi on Friday. The Kiwis were all out for 153, with Williamson´s 27th Test half century reduced to a footnote. His performance with the bat had lifted New Zealand from 39-3 to 111 before...

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Abu Dhabi Test: Pakistan strikes as New Zealand looses both openers

ABU DHABI:  On Friday, Pakistan struck early to remove both New Zealand openers, after the tourists won the toss and chose to bat in the first of three Test matches at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Pacer Mohammad Abbas had Jeet Raval out cheaply for 7, and spinner Yasir Shah removed Tom Latham for 13 in the first session of...

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SP Tahir Dawar’s murder in Afghanistan raises serious questions over Afghan authorities: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), on Thursday has condemned the brutal murder of late SP Tahir Dawar in Afghanistan. “We have lost a brave police officer. His abduction, move to Afghanistan, murder and follow up behavior of Afghan authorities raises questions, which indicate involvement or resources more than a terrorist organization in Afghanistan,” DG ISPR tweeted. Brutal murder...

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2 Billion Dollars worth of remittances for Pakistan in October

Remittances to Pakistan touched $2 billion in October this year – the second time the inflow from expatriate Pakistanis living in different countries totalled the $2 billion figure in 2018. According to analysis from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), October remittances stayed above the average monthly remittances of $1.7 billion. The increase in remittances was driven primarily by the weakening...

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‘My comments over Kashmir issue misinterpreted by Indian media,’ clarifies Shahid Afridi

Web Desk: Veteran cricketer Shahid Afridi on Wednesday has rejected the Indian media reports regarding his statement on Kashmir issue. "My comments are being misconstrued by Indian media! I'm passionate about my country and greatly value the struggles of Kashmiris. Humanity must prevail and they should get their rights", he tweeted. My comments are being misconstrued by Indian media! I'm...

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Deepika-Ranveer tied knot at wedding ceremony held in Italy: Indian Media

Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have tied the knot in a traditional Konkani ceremony at Italy’s Lake Como, Indian media reported on Wednesday. There is a strictly no photos policy in place for guests at the venue as the couple has gone to great lengths to keep their special day private.   View this post on Instagram  ...

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World T20: Javeria Khan’s 74* helps Pakistan defeat Ireland

GUYANA: On Tuesday, Pakistan Women captain Javeria Khan’s unbeaten knock of 74 off 52 balls gave Pakistan their first win of the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 in West Indies. In a must-win game for both the teams, Khan led the way as Pakistan stayed alive in the tournament with a 38-run defeat of Ireland at the Providence Stadium. Batting...

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Stan Lee, father of superheroes, dies at 95

LOS ANGELES: Marvel legend Stan Lee, who revolutionized pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and The Hulk who now dominate the world´s movie screens, has died. He was 95 years old. Lee, the face of comic book culture in the United States, died early Monday in Los Angeles after suffering a number of illnesses in recent...

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Junoon to resume journey next month with live concert in Karachi

Web Desk: After a long wait, the ever-popular sufi rock band “Junoon” is back with a bang after fourteen years as the first ever Junoon concert to take place in Karachi on December, 25. The Junoon guitarist, Salman Ahmed, has confirmed the news, that indeed the first Junoon concert, after a full decade and three years, is all set to...

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ECC plans to bail out PIA, approves 17 Billion PKR grant

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee in a meeting on Monday approved a financial support package amounting to Rs17 billion for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) – the country’s national flag carrier. The meeting – chaired by Finance Minister Asad Umar – also gave a go-ahead to allocation of 10 million cubic feet per day (MMCFD) gas to Sui Southern Gas Company...

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Man City dominate Man Utd, Liverpool win but Chelsea, Arsenal stumble

LONDON: Manchester City stormed back to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 derby win at home to Manchester United on Sunday as Liverpool maintained their title challenge to the champions with a 2-0 victory over Fulham. Chelsea, like the top two, remain unbeaten under Maurizio Sarri but lost ground in a goalless draw at home to Everton....

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Pakistan-NZ tie series 1-1 after final ODI abandoned

DUBAI: Pakistan and New Zealand draw their three-match ODI series 1-1 after the final game abandoned due to rain in Dubai on Sunday. New Zealand were 35-1 after 6.5 overs when rain halted play.- Batting first, Pakistan set New Zealand a target of 280-runs to win the Final One-day International played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Babar Azam's 92...

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