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Duminy leads SA recovery

Duminy leads SA recovery

PORT ELIZABETH – Part-time spinner Yuvraj Singh took three wickets and sparked a top order batting collapse before JP Duminy led a recovery by South Africa in the fourth ODI against India at St George’s Park on Friday.
South Africa scored 265 for six after winning the toss. Duminy anchored the innings after four wickets fell in four overs to make an unbeaten 71 off 72 balls.
Needing a win to level the five-match series, which India lead 2-1, South Africa made a good start,

Where’s the money? – SA demands Rs 16 billion to plug dykes breaches

KARACHI – The Sindh Assembly (SA) through unanimously adopting a resolution on Thursday demanded the federal government to immediately release Rs 16 billion to the provincial irrigation department for early plugging of breaches in the embankments of Indus River and canals, and other irrigation projects.
The resolution was moved by Sindh Irrigation Minister Jam Saifullah Dharejo.
He told the house that a meeting of the Indus River Commission had approved Rs 16 billion for 70

SA says Ben Ali barred from politics while in kingdom

RIYADH – Ousted Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has been barred from any political activity relating to his country while he shelters in Saudi Arabia, Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said Wednesday.
“This act (of sheltering Ben Ali) should not lead to any kind of activity in Tunisia from the kingdom… There are conditions, and no act in this regard will be allowed,” Faisal told Saudi television. Saudi Arabia has kept a total blackout on Ben Ali’s activities since he

India under pressure to deliver in SA

CENTURION: India will be under pressure to justify their number one ranking by winning away from home when they play second-placed South Africa in a three-match Test series starting at Centurion on Thursday.
India have not lost a home series since going down 2-1 to Australia in 2004, but their away form has been less impressive and South Africa captain Graeme Smith said they were under pressure to show they could win in foreign conditions.
India have won just one of 12

Misbah helps Pakistan draw SA series

ABU DHABI: Misbah-ul-Haq played a captain’s knock of 58 not out to salvage Pakistan a draw in the second Test against South Africa and finish the two-match series without a result.
Misbah, who scored an unbeaten 76 in the drawn first Test in Dubai last week, countered South African bowlers on a weary fifth day pitch at Abu Dhabi Stadium, taking Pakistan to 153-3 after they were set a 354-run target in 82 overs.
Misbah added 87 for an unbroken fourth wicket stand with Azhar

Rehman helps Pakistan thwart SA

ABU DHABI: Pakistan left-arm spinner Abdul Rehman took three wickets and scored his maiden half-century to foil South Africa’s attempts to win the second Test at Abu Dhabi Stadium on Tuesday.
Rehman checked South Africa’s quest for quick runs in order to set a target for Pakistan with wickets of Alvior Petersen (35), Hashim Amla (62) and AB de Villiers (25) before South Africa closed the fourth day at 173-4, for an overall lead of 323.
Ashwell Prince was unbeaten on 27 and

Pakistan fight back in first SA Test

DUBAI: Pakistan opener Mohammad Hafeez scored a patient half-century to build on some good work by bowlers on the second day of the first cricket Test against South Africa here on Saturday.
Hafeez scored 60 during an opening stand of 105 with Taufiq Umer (42) to guide Pakistan to 144-2 after paceman Umar Gul chipped in with three wickets off 20 balls to wrap South Africa’s first-innings to 380 all out. Experienced batsman Younis Khan was unbeaten on 21 and Azhar Ali was 12 not

Wahab out of SA Test series

DUBAI: Pakistan paceman Wahab Riaz was ruled out of the remainder of the on-going first and next week’s second Test against South Africa after straining a muscle, team manager Intikhab Alam said on Saturday.
The 25-year-old took 2-61 off 18 overs on the opening day of the first Test on Friday before suffering the muscle injury on his right side and could not bowl on Saturday.
“Riaz has suffered a side strain on the right side and needs four to five weeks for recovery before

Ton-up Smith anchors SA in first Test

DUBAI: Graeme Smith struck a fighting century to put South Africa on track for a big total against a hapless Pakistan attack on the opening day of the first Test here on Friday.
Smith hit eight boundaries in his 152-ball 100 and shared a 153-run opening stand with Alviro Petersen (67) before Hashim Amla (80) built on the good work to help South Africa, who won the toss and batted, reached 311-3 at close.
Jacques Kallis, who shared a 117-run third wicket stand with Amla, was

MQM stages walkout from NA, Senate and SA

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Wednesday jolted the government by implementing a roadmap to pull out from the coalition by boycotting the proceedings of the Senate, National Assembly and Sindh Assembly as first step of the strategy.
The MQM legislators boycotted the proceedings of both Houses of parliament to protest against the government’s failure to control the skyrocketing prices, particularly the recent increase in prices of petroleum products.

Pakistan Vs South Africa – Waqar seeks World Cup boost from SA series

Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis Tuesday urged his team to get back to winning ways as they begin the build-up to next year’s World Cup.
“We haven’t won anything recently and after a chaotic England tour things are becoming clearer, so if we win against South Africa and then on the New Zealand tour it will be a good build-up for the World Cup,” Waqar told reporters.
Pakistan play two back-to-back Twenty20 matches on Tuesday and Wednesday, before playing

Regrouped Pakistan eye SA success

Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi hoped his beleaguered side is focused enough to counter a spirited South African team in the back-to-back Twenty20 matches starting here on Tuesday.
Pakistan’s recent tour to England was rocked by spot-fixing allegations which prompted a Scotland Yard investigation and the suspension of three of their players by the International Cricket Council.
Test captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer were charged for

Pakistan team arrives in Abu Dhabi for SA tour

Pakistan cricket team reached Abu Dhabi on Saturday for the month-long tour against South Africa which includes five one-day Internationals and two Twenty20 matches.
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ijaz Butt could not deliver a lecture to the players on the new code of conduct due to personal engagements. The series between Pakistan and South Africa will begin on October 26 with two Twenty20 Internationals due to be played in the first phase.
Earlier, the