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Chapman ton powers New Zealand to seven-wicket win over Scotland

It was Chapman's second century in seven career ODIs following his unbeaten 124 against the UAE back in 2015.

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Edinburgh: Mark Chapman completed a memorable few days in Edinburgh with an unbeaten hundred as New Zealand comfortably defeated Scotland by seven wickets in a lone one-day international on Sunday.

Chapman followed his T20-best 83 in a 102-run thrashing of the Scots on Friday with 101 not out as New Zealand, beaten finalists in the last two 50-over World Cups, also proved too strong for their non-Test hosts in the longer white-ball format.

The 28-year-old Chapman shared an unbroken fourth-wicket partnership of 175 with Daryl Mitchell (74 not out) as the Black Caps won with 25 balls to spare as they finished on 307-3 in reply to Scotland's 306 all out.

"The platform which the boys up top left us was awesome, it really set up the innings," said Mitchell.

"It was nice to get out in the middle with 'Chappy' and get the job done.

"His knock was awesome. It was nice to see him (Chapman) get an ODI hundred, I'm really stoked for him."

It was Chapman's second century in seven career ODIs following his unbeaten 124 against the UAE back in 2015.

Martin Guptill (47) and opening partner Finn Allen, with exactly 50, got New Zealand's chase off to a sound start before the fourth-wicket duo eased New Zealand home despite off-spinner Michael Leask's 2-46.

Leask had a fine match overall, making 85 and sharing a stand of 92 with Matthew Cross (53) that kept Scotland in the game after they had slumped to 107-5.

All-rounder Leask faced 55 balls, including nine fours and four sixes.

New Zealand's Michael Bracewell and Jacob Duffy took three wickets apiece.

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Grenade attack in Karachi leaves two injured

Police began investigation into the incident

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Karachi: At least two people were wounded after an unknown man hurled a grenade at Lyari Expressway on Saturday, witnesses and police said.

The incident took place at around 10pm near Garden Toll Plaza, Lyari Expressway.

PPreliminary police investigations showed that an unknown assailant riding a motorbike hurled the grenade and fled the scene, leaving two people injured.

Police and rescue officials arrived at the scene. The injured were shifted to the Civil Hospital.

The City SSP told media that the police has cordoned off the area and started an investigation.

 

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Marriyum Aurangzeb extends gratitude to all who contributed in re-recording of national anthem

"The National Anthem has been re-recorded after 68 years"

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Islamabad: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has extended gratitude to all who contributed to the re-recording of the national anthem.

Addressing media in Islamabad today (Saturday), she paid rich tribute to the people who paid their role in the development of the country and made Pakistan's defense indispensable.

Congratulating the nation Pakistan's Independence Day, she said the journey of development will continue under the democratic government of Pakistan.

Marriyum Aurangzeb said the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has organized a calendar of activities on the directions of the Prime Minister in connection with Independence Day celebrations.

She said an effort has been made to project the cultural diversity and heritage of the country.

The Minister said the National Anthem has been re-recorded after 68 years, with the participation of 155 singers, 48 musicians and 6 bandmasters.

She said the project was completed in collaboration with various departments including Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and ISPR.

The brass bands of all three armed forces also participated in this national effort.

The new compositions, recorded with excellent imaging have created a rainbow of all the cultural and regional colors of Pakistan.

The Minister also urged the opposition not to promote division and play its role for country's development by strengthening democratic values.

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YouTube plans to launch streaming video service: WSJ

The company has renewed talks with entertainment companies about participating in the platform

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Alphabet Inc's YouTube is planning to launch an online store for streaming video services, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

The company has renewed talks with entertainment companies about participating in the platform, which it is referring to internally as a "channel store", the report said, citing people close to the recent discussions.

The platform has been in the works for at least 18 months and could be available as early as this fall, the report added. https://on.wsj.com/3w22hAv

Alphabet did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

With more consumers cutting the cord on cable or satellite TV and shifting to subscription-based streaming services, the planned launch will allow YouTube to join companies like Roku Inc (ROKU.O) and Apple (AAPL.O) in a bid to gain a portion of the already crowded streaming market.

Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that Walmart Inc (WMT.N) has held talks with media companies about including streaming entertainment in its membership service.

SOURCE: REUTERS

 

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