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Khurram, Omair and Mubasir rout Bangladesh A on commanding day for Shaheens

With  lead of 201 runs, Pakistan Shaheens began their second innings copping two early blows

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Darwin:  Pakistan Shaheens had a commanding day in the field with bat and ball against Bangladesh A as they set them a target of 428 on day three in the first four-day match at the DXC Arena in Darwin.

Bangladesh A require 408 runs as they closed the day with 20-0 in seven overs.

Earlier, Bangladesh A resumed their innings from the overnight score of 203-4 before succumbing to 266 all out in 76.2 overs as Shaheens took no time in wrapping up their innings. Shahadat Hossain was stranded for 36 not out while none of the batters apart from Rejaur Rehman Raja (32, 18b, 4x4s) offered any resistance as their team added only 63 runs for six wickets leaving a deficit of 201 runs.

Test fast bowler, Khurram Shahzad was the chief destroyer as he dismissed five batters in the first session claiming figures of 6-72 in 21.2 overs, his sixth five-wicket haul in first-class cricket. Mohammad Ali finished with 2-64 in 22 overs, while also holding up one end on the morning of day three. Shahnawaz Dahani had one scalp to his name.

With a lead of 201 runs, Pakistan Shaheens began their second innings copping two early blows. Haseebullah departed for a six-ball duck while Sahibzada Farhan was dismissed for eight, leaving Shaheens 20-2 in 5.1 overs.

Omair Bin Yousuf (100 not out, 123b, 6x4s, 2x6s) and Mubasir Khan (95, 134b, 8x4s, 1x6), promoted up the order, put on a mammoth 177-run third-wicket partnership to help Pakistan extend the lead over 400-mark.

Mubasir missed out on his fourth first-class century while Omair, playing his 50th first-class game, registered his 11th ton in the format. The declaration call came right after he reached his ton, with Shaheens scorecard reading 226-3 in 47.2 overs, setting Bangladesh 428 runs to win. Bangladesh bowlers toiled as Ripon Mondol, Rejaur Rehman and Mukidul Islam picked up one wicket each.

Scores in brief:

Bangladesh A require 408 more runs to win

Pakistan Shaheens 467-3 dec, 96.1 overs (Mohammad Huraira 218, Kamran Ghulam 100 not out, Sahibzada Farhan 66, Umar Amin 54; Ripon Mondol 2-84, Hasan Murad 1-130) and 226-3 dec, 47.2 overs (Omair Bin Yousuf 100 not out, Mubasir Khan 95; Ripon Mondol 1-38, Mukidul Islam 1-47)

Bangladesh A 266 all out, 76.2 overs (Shadman Islam 88, Aich Mollah 70, Shahadat Hossain 36, Rejaur Rahman Raja 32; Khurram Shahzad 6-72, Mohammad Ali 2-64, Shahnawaz Dahani 1-50) and 20-0, 7 overs (Parvez Hossain Emon 10 not out, Shadman Islam 9 not out)




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Training camp starts in Islamabad for Pakistan Street Child Football team

Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan says the government will establish sports endowment fund for youth to enable them realize their potential and Prime Minister accorded approval to it

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Islamabad: A five-day training camp started in Islamabad on Sunday for Pakistan Street Child Football team which was visiting Norway for the world cup.

Addressing the opening ceremony of the training camp in Islamabad, Chairman Prime Minister Youth Program Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan said their street child football team which remained runner up in the Street child Football World Cup last time would return champions this time.

He said the camp was jointly organized by Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination and the Prime Minister's Youth Program and would help field a tuned-up team for the world cup.

He said the government would establish sports endowment fund for youth to enable them realize their potential and Prime Minister accorded approval to it.

The Chairman also informed that ten sports academies for basic sports like cricket, hockey, and football would be established across the country this year as per vision of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

He said a state of the art biomechanical lab would also be established to provide students with physical nurturing and world class fitness facilities.

Rana Mashhood said there was no lack of talent in the country but the need was only to support and sponsor it.

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Police register case on complaint of Playwright Khalilur Rehman Qamar

Writer says he was kidnapped and torture and that he paid a huge amount of money for his release from abduction

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Lahore: The Lahore police on Sunday registered a case on the complaint of eminent writer Khalilur Rehman Qamar that he was kidnapped and tortured.

Qamar told the police that a woman named Amina had called Qamar to her house saying she wanted to make a drama and when he reached the woman's house, the armed men kidnapped him.

The Payare Afzal writer had to give a huge sum of money to the kidnappers for his release.

Later the Sundar police registered a case of the incident based on his statement.

In the FIR, it is mentioned that the accused kept on torturing Qamar and kept moving him to different places, the accused threatened to kill him and asked him to request for more money from his relatives.

It was further stated in the FIR that the accused had transferred Rs250, 000 from Qamar's mobile phone and also took his watch, cash and ATM card.

Qamar is a famous writer and has given the industry some major hits. He is also known to have some controversial views on a variety of subjects.




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