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  • Soaring New Zealand to bowl first in first T20 against Pakistan

    New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl against Pakistan in the first of three matches between the world's top two ranked Twenty20 sides in Wellington on Monday...

    The hosts are on a high having just swept the one-day series against Pakistan and are backing themselves to continue that form as they switch to the shortest form of the game...

  • As Test cricket returns to Pakistan, Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bat first against Pakistan

    As Test cricket returns to Pakistan after over a decade, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan in the first Test at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday...

    Ahead of the start of the series, Pakistan's skipper Azhar Ali on Tuesday thanked Sri Lanka for returning to Pakistan for the first Test tour in the country in a decade, after a fatal militant attack on their team in 2009 drove international cricket away... ...

  • Putting Pakistan first

    Two of Pakistan’s music channels 8XM and Jalwa have decided to ‘run an extensive array of Pakistani musical content on their screens in a sincere attempt to support and promote the Pakistan music industry’...

  • On this day: Pakistan win their first ever Test match

    October 26, 1952, the Pakistan cricket team completed their first ever Test match triumph after beating arch-rivals India at the University Ground at Lucknow in the second match of a five-game series...

    A mix of young and old, led by then 37-year-old Abdul Hafeez Kardar, the fledgling Pakistan side went to play their first series just a few months after being awarded the Test status...

  • Pakistan’s first professional wrestler sets his eyes on WWE

    His uncles Syed Nisar Ahmed, Irshad Ahmed and Imtiaz Ahmed said they are proud of their nephew for being the first Pakistani to enter the world of professional wrestling...

    His family expressed hope that Badshah Pehalwan Khan, whose catchphrase is ‘Pakistan Will Rise’, will not only bring honour to Pakistan but would also put their small village on the map...

  • Hasan stars as Pakistan upstage Sri Lanka in first T20

    Medium pacer Hasan Ali finished with a career-best bowling to once again anchor Pakistan's convincing seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 in Abu Dhabi on Thursday...

    Hasan, who took 14 wickets in Pakistan's preceding 5-0 whitewash of the one-day series, took 3-23 in 3...

  • Shahid Khaqan Abbasi becomes Pakistan's first PM to fly military helicopter

    Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sunday took the Turkish attack helicopter T-129 for a test flight, becoming the first Pakistani premier to fly a military helicopter, Radio Pakistan reported...

    Answering a question about Pakistan's plan of purchasing T-129 helicopters, Abbasi said, our army is evaluating the helicopter, and we are negotiating the contract and terms...

  • Sperm whales spotted for first time in Pakistan’s waters

    KARACHI: Two sperm whales, a species that had no past record of its live sighting in Pakistan’s waters, were recently spotted by fishermen off Jiwani, the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) reported on Tuesday...

    “Fishermen became very curious and followed these whales for over an hour during which they were able to record their movement with the help of their mobile phone cameras,” Mohammad Moazzam Khan, technical adviser on...

  • First ODI: Ton-up Babar helps Pakistan ease past Sri Lanka

    Babar Azam scored an impressive hundred while Shoaib Malik smashed a quickfire half-century to help Pakistan thump Sri Lanka by 83 runs in the first one-day international in Dubai on Friday...

    Azam compiled a well-made 103 from 131 deliveries, while Malik's 81 came off only 61 balls in Pakistan's total of 292-6, before pacemen Hasan Ali (3-36) and Rumman Raees (3-49) restricted Sri Lanka to 209-8 from their 50 overs...

  • Karunaratne inspires SL recovery in first Pakistan Test

    ABU DHABI: Opener Dimuth Karunaratne fell seven runs short of a deserved century as he anchored Sri Lanka’s fightback on the opening day of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Thursday...

    Karunaratne added an invaluable 100-run partnership with skipper Dinesh Chandimal, who was 60 not out at stumps, as Pakistan failed to break through with the second new ball...

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