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De Villiers, Kallis lift South Africa

ABU DHABI: AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis rescued South Africa with sparkling hundreds to guide them to 311-5 at close on the first day of the second Test against Pakistan on Saturday.
De Villiers was unbeaten on 120 for his 11th hundred while Kallis notched 105 for his 37th, as the duo added 179 runs for the fourth wicket after debutant paceman Tanveer Ahmed shook South Africa with three early wickets. Mark Boucher was unbeaten on 26 at stumps.
Ahmed (4-67) had justified

Ton-up Younis helps Pakistan foil South Africa

DUBAI: Younis Khan capped his return to Test cricket with a brilliant unbeaten century to help Pakistan draw the first Test against South Africa on the fifth and final day on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old right-hander -- playing his first Test since July 2009 because of an indefinite ban and differences with fellow players -- finished with 131 not out to take Pakistan to 343-3 in the first-ever Test at the Dubai Stadium. Younis's 17th Test hundred thwarted South Africa's

South Africa take control as Pakistan falter

DUBAI: South Africa held the upper hand in the first Test against Pakistan after paceman Morne Morkel grabbed five wickets and off-spinner Johan Botha took three on the third day at the Dubai Stadium on Sunday.
South Africa reached 139-2 at stumps to increase their overall lead to 271 with eight wickets in hand and a deteriorating pitch which is likely to take spin and have low bounce as the game progresses.
Hashim Amla, with 44, and Jacques Kallis, on 32, were unbeaten at

Violence in south Yemen after separatist’s arrest

ADEN: Gunmen attacked a military checkpoint outside a south Yemen city on Thursday and demonstrators tried to break into a jail to protest against a southern separatist leader's arrest, local officials said.
The checkpoint clash occurred hours before about 4,000 people, according to local residents, took to the streets in the southern city of Dalea for a second day of protests against Tuesday's arrest of the leader of a southern secessionist group. Hasan Baoum is accused of

Crisis-hit Pakistan face tough South Africa test

DUBAI: Pakistan will hope to put a series of on- and off-field problems behind them and build under new captain Misbah-ul-Haq when they play the first Test against South Africa starting here on Friday.
Pakistan's last Test against England at Lord's in August has been a subject of separate inquiries from Scotland Yard and the International Cricket Council (ICC) after a British newspaper report claimed several of its players accepted money from match-fixers.
Test captain

‘Obama resurrects hopes of peaceful South Asia’

ISLAMABAD: US President Barrack Obama's visit to India had a positive vibe about it and gave a message of peace to all the parties concerned, former ambassador BA Malik said on Tuesday.
Obama recommended that a stronger role for India in regional and world politics but did not forget to remind the Indian government to resolve all issues with Pakistan through peaceful dialogues, subconsciously admitting that the outcome of the Kashmir issue would determine the course of affairs in

Pakistan Vs South Africa, 3rd ODI – Every day is not...

DUBAI: Opener Hashim Amla hit a fighting century and paceman Morne Morkel took four wickets as South Africa pulled off a narrow two-run win over Pakistan in the third day-night international here on Tuesday.
South Africa, put into bat by Pakistan, owed it to the 27-year-old Amla who carried his bat through the innings with a resolute 119 and helped his team to a defendable 228-9 before surviving another scare by Pakistan who managed 226-9.
It was the bearded right-hander's

Incredible Razzaq ruins South Africa’s run

DUBAI: Woken-up Abdul Razzaq hit a belligerent unbeaten hundred to help Pakistan pull off an incerdible win in the second one-day international against South Africa here on Sunday.
The dashing 30-year-old all-rounder hit a quickfire 109 off just 72 balls studded with ten towering sixes and seven fours to help Pakistan overhaul a daunting 288-run target with just one wicket and one delivery to spare.
Razzaq's third one-day hundred - crossing the fifty mark for the first time

Pakistan Vs South Africa in UAE – Scandal saps Pakistani fans...

ABU DHABI: Pakistani taxi driver Kamal Shah has been part of the madding crowd addicted to international cricket ever since matches first came to the Gulf three decades ago. Privately he was delighted when Pakistan was forced to host matches in the United Arab Emirates, far from Islamist militants and rampant insecurity at home, because it gave him the chance to watch his idols.
But spot-fixing allegations against Pakistan on their recent tour of England has left Shah with a

Pakistan vs South Africa 1st ODI – Pakistan’s comeback or SA’s...

ABU DHABI: Winning the toss and batting first in the two T20s proved fruitless for Pakistan as their batting line up flopped two days running as South Africans completed two easy wins to take the T20 series. With the first ODI of the five match series to be played today at Abu Dhabi, Pakistan team need to seriously do something about their batting.
Pakistan batting is flopping for quite sometime now and they need solidity. Younis Khan will be returning to the side which can

Pakistan Vs South Africa – Waqar seeks World Cup boost from...

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

The other face of South Asia

South Asia presents a depressing paradox. It is among the fastest growing regions in the world, but it is also home to the largest concentration of people living in debilitating poverty, conflict and human misery. While South Asia is far more developed than Sub-Saharan Africa and India (the largest country in the region) has achieved lower middle-income status, South Asia has many more poor people than Sub-Saharan Africa.
This raises the big question of whether

South African carrying 84 heroin capsules held at Karachi airport

The Pakistan Customs' Drug Enforcement Cell (DEC) arrested a South African passenger at Jinnah International Airport Karachi on Monday after it recovered 84 capsules filled with heroin from his body cavities.
The Customs DEC staff intercepted a South African passenger Willem Adriaan Swanepoel at the international departure hall of the Karachi airport when he arrived there to board Emirates Airlines' flight EK-603 for Antananarivo (Madagascar) using an expensive and complex route