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Pakistan bag victory against Sri Lanka in first home Test series in a decade

KARACHI, DEC 23 – Pakistan on Monday won the two-match Test series 1-0 against Sri Lanka after winning the second Test at Karachi’s National Stadium by 263 runs.Chasing 476 for victory, Sri Lanka were all out for 212 with Oshada Fernando top-scoring for them with a gutsy 102, while Naseem Shah claimed 5-31 for the hosts. Speaking at the post-match ceremony, skipper Azhar Ali noted Shah’s balling performance.Ali said that his own century was “long due”, adding that he hoped he could continue the performance. He said that it was advantageous particularly for batsmen to play Test series on home grounds.

Four Pakistani top-order batsmen struck back-to-back centuries in Sri Lanka Test

KARACHI  – Pakistan have set a record in its Test history after four of its top-order batsmen struck back-to-back centuries in the second and final test against Sri Lanka in Karachi before declaring their second innings at 555 runs for the loss of three wickets.On Sunday, Skipper Azhar Ali struck his 16th Test hundred, but fell at 118 runs from 157 balls with 13 impressive boundaries until Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella made a successful stump-out off spinner Lasith Embuldeniya.Azam reached 100 not out on the stroke of lunch for his fourth three-figure Test score as Pakistan stood at a mammoth 555-3 at the interval.

Factbox – Pakistan versus Sri Lanka, second Test

Factbox on the second Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, which began on Thursday:WHEN?,Dec. 19-23 (10 a.m. local time/0500 GMT)WHERE,National Stadium, Karachi (34,228 capacity),MATCH OFFICIALSUmpires: Bruce Oxenford (Australia), Joel Wilson (West Indies),Third umpire: Gregory Brathwaite (West Indies)Match referee: Jeff Crowe (New Zealand).

Sri Lankan envoy hosts reception for his Cricket team

ISLAMABAD, DEC 16 (DNA) High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Pakistan Noordeen Shaheid hosted a well-attended reception for this Cricket team.A large number of diplomats and cricket lovers were invited to attend the reception. Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaisar was the chief guest while Zakar Khan Director represented the Pakistan Cricket Board.

Abid Ali wins hearts on social media with debut ton

RAWALPINDI: Netizen showered praise on Pakistani batsman Abid Ali, on Sunday, after the opener made history by becoming the only male cricketer to score a century on both Test and ODI debuts.

Abid finished with 109 not out and Babar Azam was unbeaten on 102 as Pakistan scored 252-2 in reply to Sri Lanka´s first innings total of 308-6 declared.

Abid’s century is a breath of fresh air for millions of cricket fans around the globe, especially those from Pakistan haven’t witnessed an opening batsman perform consistently since the last decade or so.

Serena Hotels Int’l Squash tourney starts from Dec 15

ISLAMABAD, DEC 10 (DNA)-  Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) in collaboration with Pakistan Air Force & Serena Hotels would be organizing Serena Hotels-Huawei Pakistan International Squash Tournaments for Men & Women between 15-19 December, 2019 at Mushaf Squash Complex, Islamabad.Men event has a prize money of US$ 20,000/- whereas Women event has US$ 12,000/- as prize money.  Besides Pakistan, a large number of international Men & Women squash players from Austria, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, Jordon, Malaysia, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and USA have confirmed their participation.

Pakistan stars can’t wait for the Rawalpindi Test

RAWALPINDI, DEC 10  – Wednesday, December 11 will be a historic day in Pakistan cricket. When the first ball is bowled at Pindi Cricket Stadium it will mark the return of Test cricket in the country for over ten years.While the whole nation is waiting for the momentous occasion, former players are elated at Pakistan’s return to the Test map and have expressed their joy.Rashid Latif, who played three Tests against Sri Lanka in 1994 and 2002, said: “I was not born when Pakistan played their first-ever Test at home, but I have no doubts the fans and followers of that era must have felt the same as I am feeling today. It is a great feeling.