Sports Round Up
7.8 magnitude earthquake in New Zealand- PCB officials confirm Pak men, women cricket teams are safe
A spokesperson said that the PCB management established a contact with Pakistan’s men and women cricket teams touring New Zealand currently in connection with a bilateral series. The players and management are safe and the conditions are quite conducive over there. The first Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan is scheduled to go head this week after engineers checked the safety of the Christchurch cricket venue following a massive earthquake that rattled the center of the country.
Australia v South Africa- Quinton de Kock hits century before hosts rally
Wicketkeeper De Kock's 104 off 143 balls and Temba Bavuma's 74 helped the tourists convert their overnight 171-5 into 326 - a first-innings lead of 241 - despite Josh Hazlewood's 6-89. Australia reached 121/2 - trailing by 120 - when bad light ended play early. David Warner made 45 and Usman Khawaja was unbeaten on 56. The second day was washed out without a ball being bowled, Australia having been dismissed for 85 on Saturday.
Table Tennis Level-1 Coaching Course started
Director General Pakistan Sports Board, Dr. Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera inaugurated the coaching course. As many as 30 Coaches from all over the country are taking part in the coaching course which aims at upgrading the existing knowledge of the participants. The Coaching Course is being organized by the Pakistan Table Tennis Federation in collaboration with Pakistan Sports Board.
Hamilton win takes F1 title battle down to last race
Triple World Champion Lewis Hamilton won a stop-start, wet and chaotic Brazilian Grand Prix to take the formula one title battle with Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg down to the wire in Abu Dhabi. The Briton's third win in a row from pole position and first in Brazil left him 12 points behind Rosberg, who finished second, with the pair both on nine victories each for the season. Rosberg needs now only finish third at Yas Marina in two weeks' time to clinch his first title, even if Hamilton wins again.
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