On This Day: Umar Gul Became First Player to Take Fifer in T20Is
Germany Kicks Off Euro Title Pursuit With Comfortable Win Over Ukraine
Back in 2009, in the second edition of World T20 tournament, Pakistan were able to topple New Zealand’s batting in Group F match for the score of 99 runs, courtesy of Umar Gul’s five wickets for six runs at the Kennington Oval in London, UK. The 32-year-old’s bowling spell allowed him to make history in cricket as he became the first bowler to take a five-wicket haul in an international T20 match, something he repeated against South Africa in 2013.
Bastian Schweinsteiger had time for three touches of the ball and scored with one as world champions Germany started their European Championship campaign with a 2-0 win over Ukraine . The 31-year-old Manchester United midfielder came on in the 90th minute and quickly put away a perfect pass from Mesut Ozil for the deciding goal. With fan violence again tainting the tournament, Germany 's win followed 1-0 victories for Poland over Northern Ireland and Croatia over Turkey. Schweinsteiger is coming back from a threemonth knee ligament layoff and the the joy of his first international goal in five years apparently took a toll.
Brooke Henderson Wins Golf Women’s PGA Championship
Brooke Henderson of Canada has won the Golf Women's PGA Championship. She defeated Lydia Ko, of New Zealand after a 67 before shooting consecutive rounds of 73 near Seattle, Washington.
Peter Sagan Wins Swiss Tour 2nd Stage
World champion Peter Sagan won the second stage of the Tour of Switzerland as Belgian Jurgen Roelandts claimed the leader's yellow jersey at Lausanne. Sagan's victory was his 12th stage success in the race, setting a new record. Australian Luke Durbridge remains third overall.
Peshawar Zalmi to Encourage National Side, Will Hire Buses during Pakistan-England Tour
Pakistan Super League team Peshawar Zalmi will hire two buses during Pakistan’s upcoming tour of England to encourage the national side and raise funds for KPK cricketers.
“The buses will be booked three hours before the start of the match and will be present at designated meeting points near the stadiums,” says Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi. He also adds that the buses will be decorated with Pakistani flags, flags of his franchise and balloons in the colours of the franchise. “We will also play national songs from the bus’ PA system, and the buses will have a dining facility too,” says Afridi.
Player 's Profile
Aftab Qureshi (Pakistan Squash)
“The incumbent government is taking keen interest to facilitate the squash players by all means. Media needs to play a major role to promote Squash just like cricket to motivate the players to take interest in Squash. Pakistan Squash Federation has hired top qualified coaches and former top players to train the youngsters. We are hopeful that with the hard work the youngsters will improve the ranking of the country in this game in future. Multinational companies should come forward to sponsor the players and play their roles in promoting the game.”