World T20 semi final Aus v Pak

Michael Hussey left Pakistan shell-shocked with a stupendous display of hitting to complete a miraculous chase which, at one stage, seemed to be well beyond Australia’s reach. After a partnership with Cameron White, he took charge in a thrilling counter-attack, combining power with placement to bring down the required rate with each passing over, and with 17 needed off the 20th, launched Saeed Ajmal for three sixes and a four off consecutive deliveries to set up a final with England. Read more of this post

Hong Kong and Pakistan win Asian Squash Teams

Pakistan and Hong Kong China emerged winners of the men’s and women’s team events at the Asian squash championships on Saturday. Pakistan snuffed out Malaysia’s hopes of a title defence in two matches while Hong Kong China brushed aside India’s feeble opposition with a similar scoreline.

In the women’s event, India was outplayed by a resurgent Hong Kong China, a team the host had beaten in the league stage. Anaka Alankamony fought gallantly against Joey Chan, splitting the first two games and racing to 7-3 in the third. From then, Chan won six successive points to reach 9-7 and closed the game 11-9. A 9-3 lead in the fourth game was too much for her opponent to surmount as Chan sealed it 11-7. Joshna Chinappa (WISPA rank 31) experienced a 25-minute pasting at the hands of World. No. 18 Rebecca Chiu in the second match. Read more of this post

India beat Pakistan by 5 runs to win ICC World Twenty20

India 157/5 (20/20 ov) Gambhir 75, Rohit Sharma 30*; Pakistan 152 (19.3/20 ov) RP Singh 3/26, Irfan 3/16
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