India recorded its best ever performance at CWG, Asian Games in 2018

India recorded its best ever performance at CWG, Asian Games in 2018

Speed Post News Network New Delhi : The year 2018 has turned out to be a landmark for India in terms of achievements in sports arena. Government’s two pronged approach to sports More »

Direct Tax collection up to Nov. 2018 stands at Rs 6.75 lakh cr

Direct Tax collection up to Nov. 2018 stands at Rs 6.75 lakh cr

Speed Post News Network New Delhi : The provisional figures of Direct Tax Collections up to November, 2018, show that gross collections are at Rs 6.75 lakh crore, 15.7% higher than the gross collections for More »

India beat Australia by 31 runs in Adelaide test

India beat Australia by 31 runs in Adelaide test

Speed Post News Network Patna : India beat Australia by 31 runs in a thriller in the first test at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia, on December 10, 2018, to go 1-0 up More »

Muz. police tightening noose on shooter Sujit Kumar in ex-Mayor Samir Kr murder case

Muz. police tightening noose on shooter Sujit Kumar in ex-Mayor Samir Kr murder case

Dr K K Kaushik Muzaffarpur : Tightening the noose on sharp-shooter Sujit Kumar, who had allegedly shot dead former Mayor of Muzaffarpur Samir Kumar, 48, and his driver on September 23, 2018, More »

Khelo India Youth Games at Pune from Jan. 9, 2019

Khelo India Youth Games at Pune from Jan. 9, 2019

Speed Post News Network New Delhi : After the resounding success of the first edition of the Khelo India School Games last year, the grassroot level hunt for sportspersons from across the More »

Bangladesh beat WI by 5 wickets in 1st ODI at Dhaka

Bangladesh beat WI by 5 wickets in 1st ODI at Dhaka

Speed Post News Network Patna : Bangladesh beat West Indies (WI) by 5 wickets in the 1st ODI at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, on December 9, 2018, riding on an unbeaten More »

 

Pakistan 55/5 in 2nd innings in 3rd test against New Zealand, need 225 runs to win

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Patna : Set a victory target of 280, Pakistan were 55/5 after 20.4 overs at lunch in their second innings in the third test against New Zealand at Sheikh Zayeed Stadium, Abhu Dhabi, UAE, on the 5th day of the play on December 7, 2018, with spinner William Somerville, 34, playing his first test taking two wickets off back to back balls. Pakistan need 225 runs to win this test.

Somerville, who had taken 4/75 in Pakistan’s first innings, removed Haris Sohail and first innings centurion Asad Shafiq on  successive balls. Pacer Colin de Grandhomme took the wicket of first innings centurion Azhar Ali, who scored 5. Spinner Ajaj Patel accounted for opener Imam-ul Haq, who scored 22. Tim Southee removed opener Mohammad Hafeez for 8. Hafeez has announced his retirement from international cricket after this test. At lunch Babar Azam was batting on 4 while captain SarfrazAhmed is yet to score.

New Zealand, who were all out for 274 in their first innings, declared their second innings at 353/7 in the first session of the play on December 7. Resuming at their overnight score of 272/4, New Zealand lost their captain Kane Williamson for 139, his overnight score, while Colin de Grandhomme scored 26 with 2 fours and 2 sixes. Wicketkeeper B J Watling, who had scored an unbeaten 77 in the first innings, fell for a duck. Henry Nicholls, 27, remained not out on 126 in 266 balls with 12 fours, his third test ton. For Pakistan, spinner Yasir Shah, who had taken three wickets in New Zealand’s first innings, took 4/129 in the second.

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