Pakistan never recovered from last-day Melbourne meltdown

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq pinpointed the last-day batting collapse in the second Test as the moment at which the series against Australia nosedived, yet put the blame chiefly on his bowlers for the 3-0 series whitewash. Speaking after the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground which Pakistan lost by 220 runs, the 42-year-old Misbah said his team still had not recovered from their final day meltdown at Melbourne’s second Test to lose by an innings and 18 runs after scoring 443 in the first innings.

Punjab Sports Academy to be set up: CM Shehbaz

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif presided over first meeting of general body of Sports Board Punjab here today which took important decisions and accorded approval to steps regarding promotion of sports activities in the province. The Chief Minister announced increase of one billion rupees in Sports Endowment Fund and with this increase, the volume of the fund will become one billion thirty crore rupees.

Australia announce their squad for Pakistan ODI series

Australia dropped George Bailey and Aaron Finch and called up newcomers Chris Lynn and Billy Stanlake in a 14-man squad Saturday for their five-game one-day international series against Pakistan starting next week.

Tennis: Nishikori beats Wawrinka to reach Brisbane final

Japanese player Kei Nishikori reached the final of the Brisbane International when he downed Switzerland s Stan Wawrinka in straight sets on Saturday. Nishikori beat the Swiss world number four 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 to move into Sunday s decider against either Milos Raonic of Canada or Bulgaria s Grigor Dimitrov.

Host: Changaiz Khan

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