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Tough test for Pakistan in today’s match

Tough test for Pakistan in today’s match

THE REALITY CHECK – The Broader Perspective Pakistan take on co-hosts Sri Lanka in a vital Group A game in Colombo today under lights. Pakistan bagged a convincing 205 runs victory in their first game against Kenya. However, Sri Lanka will be a different proposition altogether. Pakistan managed 317 against Kenya, but they had a shaky start with both openers back in the pavilion for just 12.
This is an area where Pakistan need to improve. The openers can play a crucial role

Australia face tough Black Caps test

THE REALITY CHECK – The trans-Tasman rivalry will be reignited in the Group A clash between Australia and New Zealand in Nagpur today. Defending champions Australia were far from convincing in their 91-run victory over Zimbabwe in the first game. In the end it was Australia’s fast bowlers who tormented Zimbabwe batsmen on a slow wicket.
Australian batsmen found it hard to deal with Zimbabwe spinners and against New Zealand they will have to deal with superior spinners in Daniel

Bangladesh face tough Irish test

DHAKA – Ireland open their World Cup campaign against Bangladesh on Friday determined to clinch a hat-trick of victories over the Tigers in major events. Ireland defeated Bangladesh by 74 runs in the now-scrapped Super Eights round in the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean and then won by six wickets in the World Twenty20 in England in 2009. Bangladesh cannot afford another defeat, having lost their opening match against India by 87 runs last Saturday, setting the stage for a keenly

‘I am not tough’: Putin tells supermodel

MOSCOW – Strongman leader Vladimir Putin has sat down for an interview with supermodel Naomi Campbell, telling her Russia had tougher guys than him and praising Moscow students who undressed for his birthday for their courage.
Putin, known for his adrenaline-fuelled antics, told the British supermodel of experiences including swimming butterfly in a cold Siberian river and coming face to face with a tiger but added Russia had braver men than him. “I’m not the tough guy,” the

NATO sees more tough fighting in Afghanistan

BRUSSELS – NATO-led forces have regained the momentum against Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan but still face a tough fight this year, the head of the alliance’s military committee said Thursday. Italian Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola told a news conference he was confident the international military mission would complete its objective of handing over security responsibility to Afghan forces nationwide by 2014.
“The tide has been reversed, that is in my humble assessment,” he said

Opposition gives tough time to excise minister in PA

LAHORE: Punjab Excise and Taxation Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman on failed to satisfy opposition members on their queries during the question hour session in the Punjab Assembly on Monday. The opposition members gave the minister a tough time and finally the minister, while admitting the failure of the department to achieve target set for property tax collection for the fiscal years 2007-08 and 2008-09, claimed upward trend in revenue collection after the said years.
He said it

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

Tough economic decisions being made in national interest: Kaira

ISLAMABAD: Negating the impression that the Sindh government was against the reformed general sales tax (RGST), Minister for Information Qamar Zaman Kaira said tough economic decisions causing price-hike in the country were being made in national interest.
“We are not fools. We are cognisant of the fact that our certain economic decisions will cause price-hike and may make us unpopular among the masses. But we are making such decisions in national interest, as the country cannot