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South Africa clinch series as Pathan-led India fall short

South Africa clinch series as Pathan-led India fall short

CENTURION – Yusuf Pathan’s blistering century proved in vain for India as South Africa won the fifth and decisive one-day international by 33 runs on Sunday to take the series 3-2. Morne Morkel bagged four wickets and Dale Steyn and Lonwabo Tsotsobe two apiece for the hosts who dismissed India for 234.
India had been set a Duckworth/Lewis revised target of 268 to win in 46 overs following a rain delay. India were in desperate trouble at 119 for eight before Pathan resurrected

Battling India clinch dramatic one-run win

JOHANNESBURG – India made an astonishing recovery to snatch a one-run victory over South Africa in the second one-day international at the Wanderers Stadium on Saturday to level the five-match series at one match each.
Munaf Patel took two wickets in what proved to be the final over to finish with four for 29, with Yuvraj Singh taking a low catch at gully to end the match when Wayne Parnell cut powerfully in an attempt to score the winning runs. South Africa seemed in control

Lahore clinch Inter Board Basketball

LAHORE – Lahore Board won the All Pakistan Inter Board Basketball Championship that concluded here at the Lahore College for Women University on Thursday. Lahore Board outclassed Karachi Board with a big margin of 41-0 and with this win the Lahore girls lifted the trophy. Bahawalpur Board secured second place while Federal Board got third position with better points on the table. Federal Board Islamabad beat Rawalpindi Board by 12 points to secure lace among the position winners.

England clinch last ball thriller against Australia

ADELAIDE – Chris Woakes struck the winning runs off the last ball to lift England to a dramatic one-wicket victory over Australia in a Twenty20 international on Wednesday.
With the scores level at 157 runs each, Woakes smacked the ball over mid-wicket to extend the world champions’ winning run in the shortest form for the game to a record eight matches. “Eight wins in this form of the game is very special,” England captain Paul Collingwood told reporters.
“It was a great

Crumbling Asia let Europe clinch Royal Trophy

HUA HIN – Spain’s Pablo Martin holed the winning putt as Europe capped a magnificent fightback by retaining the Royal Trophy with a dramatic 9-7 victory over Asia on Sunday.
Martin produced a magical flop shot to 12 inches at the 18th to defeat Jeev Milkha Singh of India by a hole in a glorious moment for European golf. It was also a personal triumph for captain Colin Montgomerie, coming just three months after he led Europe to Ryder Cup success over the United States at Celtic

Faysal Bank and RBS clinch merger

KARACHI – Faysal Bank Limited announced the merger of Royal Bank of Scotland Limited (RBS Pakistan) into Faysal Bank Limited. This merger has been finalised in record time, within three months of the acquisition of controlling interest. All RBS Pakistan branches have been converted to and branded as Faysal Bank. This acquisition has expanded Faysal Bank’s footprint to over 200 branches, with combined business assets of over PKR 250 billion, further strengthening its balance sheet and

Wapda clinch football gold after 18 years

LAHORE – National Champions Wapda added another feather to their winning cap when they beat Pakistan Air Force 1-0 in the final of the 31st National Games football tournament on Wednesday in Islamabad.
Wapda regained the title after a lapse of 18 years under their jubilant coach Muhammad Habib – a qualified international coach. Wapda’s last triumph was recorded in 1992 under late Muhammad Aslam Japani.
Wapda dominated the 90-minute tussle with PAF. The lone goal of the

US and South Korea clinch new trade deal

WASHINGTON: The United States and South Korea broke through a three-year deadlock to seal a sweeping free trade agreement, which President Barack Obama hoped would renew US leadership in Asia.
The agreement lifts tariffs on 95 percent of goods between the countries within five years, in what would be the largest US trade pact since the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico in 1994.
After nearly four days of talks in suburban Washington, negotiators