Sports Round up
Pakistan confident after pushing Australia close: Pak Team Captian
Captain Misbah-ul-haq says that strong fourth innings fight back that had nearly clinched a remarkable record run chase in the first test loss to Australia in Brisbane had given Pakistan the confidence they needed for the rest of the series. The visitors, who were dismissed for 142 in their first innings, had Australian cricket fans chewing their fingernails to the quick as they counter-attacked in chasing 490 for victory.
Brett Lee praises Pakistan's resilience
Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has praised the Pakistan cricket team for showing excellent determination and fight back in the first Test against Australia at the Gabba. Lee wrote for an online website that one should never write off the opposing team at any stage of the game. Lee describe his experience of the first Test that after Pakistan were bundled out for just 142 runs in the first innings, there were talks in the press box and the Australian camp that the match could be over within three days.
Ushna routs Sara to clinch Asian Tennis Tour title
Tennis queen Ushna Suhail won the second consecutive Asian Tennis Tour (ATT) Championship after brushing aside top seed and Pakistan No 1 Sara Mansoor in straight sets at the Senator Dilawar Abbas PTF Complex. Ushna managed to break down 9thgame of Sara to take 5-4 lead and then comfortably held her serve to take the first set 6-4 in 35 minutes. Ushna was awarded a beautiful crystal trophy and Rs 40,000 cash, while Sara received runner-up trophy and Rs 25,000 cash.
International Judo Federation will help Pakistan find new national coach
Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) will be looking for a new national coach after bidding farewell to Iran’s Sajjad Kazemi as the country will be preparing for the 2017 Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games that will take place in July. According to PJF Vice-President Masood Ahmed, the International Judo Federation (IJF) has agreed to help Pakistan find a foreign coach to train the team. So far, Kazemi was guiding the players and stayed in Peshawar for three years, during which he trained upcoming talents like Qaisar Afridi among others.