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Hafeez, Rehman lead Pakistan to win in tour opener

CASTRIES – Mohammad Hafeez retired out on 101 to lay the foundation for a 68-run victory for Pakistan in the opening match of their Caribbean tour against the University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor’s XI on Monday.
The stand-in Pakistan captain struck 10 fours and two sixes from 93 balls to lead the visitors to 287 for seven from 50 overs, after they chose to bat in the one-day practice match at the Mindoo Phillip Park in the St. Lucia capital.
Left-arm spinner Abdur

PAF down HBL in NBP Cup opener

LAHORE – PAF opened their onslaught with a 3-0 win over HBL in the opening match of the 21st NBP Football Cup on Thursday at Bohranwali Ground. HBL failed to create any impression as PAF scored thrice in the first session. PAF completely dominated the proceedings and their repeated attacks allowed them the opener in the 24th minute when midfielder Muhammad Arif Nawaz steered the ball into the net from close range. Soon after, Amir Khan gave tense moments to the bankers with the second

PAF to clash with HBL in NBP Cup opener

LAHORE – Two former national champions, Pakistan Air Force and Habib Bank Limited, will face each other in the opening match of the 21st NBP Football Cup, which will commence today at Bohranwali Ground, Faisalabad. PFF has issued the draws of the 32-match football fiesta and approved two venues for the event under the aegis of Pakistan’s Tier I PMC Athletico Club Faisalabad. Bohranwali Ground will act as the main venue, hosting 19 matches, while the PMC Ground will be utilised for the

Pakistan face NZ in Azlan Shah opener

LAHORE – Pakistan will face off with New Zealand in the opening match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey Tournament on May 5 at Ipoh in Malaysia. Seven teams including Australia, England, South Korea, New Zealand, Pakistan, India and hosts Malaysia will feature in the event, whose final will be played on May 15, according to a spokesman for the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF).

Rogers, Dravid to star for MCC in English opener

LONDON – Australia’s Chris Rogers will captain an MCC side featuring India great Rahul Dravid against champion county Nottinghamshire, it was announced Tuesday. For the second year in a row the traditional curtain-raiser to the English season, a four-day game from March 27-30, will be played in Abu Dhabi.
“I was delighted to be invited to play in this match, and to be asked to captain is a huge honour,” said Victoria batsman Rogers, who joined Middlesex from Derbyshire in the

Garrison win PU soccer opener

LAHORE – Garrison Post-graduate College for Women Lahore Cant and PU Teaching Department won their opening day matches of the Punjab University Inter-collegiate Football Championship.
Garrison Post-graduate College for women Lahore Cantt defeated Govt College for Women Wahdat Road 4-3 on penalties as they were locked one-all at full time and PU Teaching Department beat Govt College for Women Baghbanpura 4-0.

Dyal Singh wins Inter-collegiate Cricket opener

LAHORE – Govt Dyal Singh College won its opening match of the Punjab University Inter-collegiate Cricket Tournament beating Govt Shalimar College Baghbanpura by 20 runs.
DS College piled up 82 runs in 20 overs. Captain Sadaqat Ali performed excellently with the bat. Shalimar College could make 62 runs

Islamabad beat Lahore in rugby opener

LAHORE – The Pakistan Rugby Union launched its season with a friendly test between Islamabad Jins and Lahore Rams on Sunday.
Islamabad Jins beat Lahore Rams 8-5 at the DHA Rugby Stadium. The Jins were captained by Shiar Aslam while Manan was the captain of Lahore.
After a competitive first half, Lahore took the lead. A quick turnover by Shakeel gave the ball to Babar who scored. The conversion taken by Menaan was no good so the score was 5-0 to Lahore at half time.

Kalakot, Daryabad to clash in Lyari League opener

LAHORE – Kalakot will take on Daryabad in Group-C tie on Saturday, January 8, in the opening match of the PFF-KESC Lyari Football League at Karachi’s Peoples Sports Complex.
The PFF will host the event in collaboration with sponsors KESC, having 32 matches – 24 league and eight elimination encounters.
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England face battle to save Ashes opener

BRISBANE: England were battling to avoid going one down in the Ashes series after centuries from Mike Hussey and Brad Haddin gave Australia a massive innings lead in the first Test on Saturday.
Hussey registered his highest Test score of 195 and Haddin contributed 136 in a Gabba record stand of 307 runs to propel Australia to a 221-run first innings lead on the third day.
England, who have not won a Brisbane Test since Mike Gatting’s team prevailed by seven wickets in 1986,

Hussey leads Australian fightback in Ashes opener

BRISBANE: Mike Hussey anchored a mid-innings revival to propel Australia towards England’s first innings total when rain ended play on the second day of the opening Ashes Test at the Gabba on Friday. The veteran left-hander dispelled doubts over his place in the team after a lean trot to spearhead Australia’s fightback following the loss of four wickets in the post-lunch session.
When rain forced play to be abandoned at 4:45 pm (0645 GMT), Australia were 220 for five and trailing

Clarke fit to play in Ashes opener, Bollinger cut

BRISBANE: Vice-captain Michael Clarke has recovered sufficiently from a back injury to play for Australia in the Ashes opener against England starting Thursday at the Gabba. “Just finished training and the back got through,” Clarke wrote on his Twitter feed Wednesday. “Wake up ok tomorrow and I’m in.”
The middle-order batsman injured his back playing for New South Wales in Sheffield Shield cricket earlier this month and only returned to training on Tuesday.
But Clarke, who