Pakistan hold nerve to seal historic series win over South Africa
PORT ELIZABETH: Pakistan held on for a thrilling one-run win in the second one-day international on Wednesday to beat South Africa in an ODI series for the first time, making its short-notice tour an historic one.
Pakistan defended its 262 in a rain-shortened 45-over game by the smallest of margins as South Africa fell just short of the nine runs it needed off the last over at St. George’s Park to take the three-game series to a decider.
Pakistan has the chance to be the first team ever to whitewash South Africa at home in an ODI contest in the final game. (complete)
Caracal Kittens: The Caracal is distributed over Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan and India. Its chief habitat is dry steppes and semideserts, but it also inhabits woodlands, savannah, and scrub forest. They generally prefer open country, as long as there is sufficient cover, in the form of bushes and rocks, from which to ambush prey.
Its life expectancy in the wild is 12 years, and 17 years in captivity. The Caracal may survive without drinking for a long period — the water demand is satisfied with the body fluids of its prey. Since it is also surprisingly easy to tame, it has been used as a hunting cat in Iran and India. (via brooklyndreaming)
Due to Pakistan’s support for the cause of Algerian struggle for self determination and independence, Ben Bella was given a Pakistani diplomatic passport to make his foreign travels possible in the face of the international manhunt for him undertaken by the French and their allies. Ben Bella also traveled on a Pakistani diplomatic passport during the years of his exile from Algeria in 1980s.
Ahmed Ben Bella (1918 - 2012) Algerian soldier, revolutionary and the first President of Algeria (Wikipedia). (via umalik)
The Red Bull X-Fighters Jam has come to Karachi where four international and top FMX riders dare to pull off their exciting stunts. This event features bikers from Australia, New Zealand, Belgium and America. The riders featuring in this event are Martin Koren, Nick de Wit, Jimmy Verburgh and Nick Franklin.
The event is being held at Moin Khan Academy where local riders will also showcase their performance.