Australia in control in first NZ TestWellington—It was supposed to be Brendon McCullum’s day but it was opposing captain Steve Smith who made the right moves as Australia ended day one of the first Test against New Zealand comfortably in control in Wellington on Friday.
McCullum is not in a bad company: VengsarkarObserver Correspondent
Bipin DaniMumbai—New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum, while playing his 100th Test match was dismissed for a duck (c. Warner b. Hazzlwood) against Australia at Basin Reserve on Friday.
He, however, is not the only “unlucky” skipper. The list includes, Mark Taylor and Alan Border (Australia), Stephen Fleming (New Zealand), Dilip Vengsarkar (India),and Cook (England).
Umpiring drama works in Australia’s favourWellington—The Australia-New Zealand cricket series faced a fresh umpiring drama on the opening day of the first Test in Wellington Friday with Australian batsman Adam Voges given a reprieve after being bowled.
Zeeshan, Saif steers Pakistan 5th spot in ICC U-19 CWCDHAKA—Half-centuries from Zeeshan Malik and Saif Badar helped Pakistan Under-19s pull off the highest successful chase of the tournament and clinch fifth place with a seven-wicket win over England Under-19s. Chasing 265, Pakistan got off to a strong start courtesy Zeeshan, who added 25 with Gauhar Hafeez for the first wicket and 58 for the second wicket with Shadab
PG win overall trophy of UoP Inter-College Boys GamesPeshawar—Post Graduate Department University of Peshawar clinched the overall trophy by securing 74 points in the Inter-College Boys Games that concluded here under the aegis of the Directorate of Sports University of Peshawar here on Friday.
PSL fever grips even politiciansIslamabad—Not only the common folks but politicians of different hues are also getting under the sway of Pakistan’s ongoing inaugural International T20 Cricket show, the Pakistan Super League.