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)
Pakistan Hockey team wins against South Africa in a 9 goal frenzy. Green shirts are now ranked third in the Olympics pool behind Team GB at 2nd and Australia at first. On 7th August Pakistan will face present world champion, Australia.
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.
During the Champions Trophy, South Africa hosted the ICC Annual Awards. While no Pakistani cricketer featured among the winners, it was ‘elite umpire’ Aleem Dar who brought glory to the country by being nominated the Umpire of the Year. He edged Simon Taufel, widely regarded as the best umpire in recent times. “Indeed it’s a great honour for Pakistan because what I’m today is because of the country I love and represent. I feel very proud to be a Pakistani at this moment. It’s a just reward for all the hard work put into the job,” the 41-year-old Aleem told Dawn in an interview fromJohannesburg. -Photo by AFP