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Australia win toss, bat in fourth Pakistan ODI

The home side lead the five-match series 2-1 after winning in Perth on Thursday. SYDNEY (AFP) – Australian captain Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bat in the fourth one-day international against Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. The home side lead the five-match series 2-1 …

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Pakistan to face Australia in fourth ODI on Sunday

SYDNEY – The fourth one-day international (ODI) of a five-match series between Pakistan and Australia would be played in Sydney on Sunday. According to team management, the decision regarding inclusion of injured Azhar Ali would be taken today after fitness test. Green shirts have to win fourth ODI to avoid …

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Tennis: Vintage Federer floors Berdych in 90 minutes

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Swiss marvel Roger Federer sailed past long-time rival Tomas Berdych in straight sets to storm into the fourth round at the Australian Open on Friday. The 17-time Grand Slam champion, seeded 17th after an injury-hit 2016, downed the 10th-seeded Czech 6-2, 6-4, 6-4, in 90 minutes. Federer …

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Arthur urges batsmen to ‘rotate strike better’

Perth – Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur is adamant his side can still win the series despite a demoralising seven-wicket thrashing to Australia at the WACA on Thursday (January 19). In game three, Pakistan showcased moments of brilliance but were eventually overwhelmed by the hosts, who now have a decisive …

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PCB ready to let Misbah go if he wants

LAHORE – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is ready to let one of the best Test captains of the country’s history Misbah-ul-Haq go after Australia series. In his interview with Nawa-i-Waqt, PCB chairman Shaharyar M Khan revealed this, saying: “Misbah is an exceptional player and tremendous Test skipper, and also has …

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