Sports Round Up
Pakistan Super League (PSL) final will be held in Lahore as scheduled- Rana Sanaullah
Preparations have been made to hold the final at the Gaddafi Stadium and final preparations are ongoing at the venue.
PSL Chairman Najam Sethi said the decision has been announced by the Punjab government and added that the tickets for the final will go on sale from Tuesday. Sethi also said the wish of the people had been conveyed to the government and the government in turn had ensured proper arrangements for the PSL final. He also praised the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for the decision and said all provincial and federal authorities, including security forces, are "on the same page". Events and activities have been banned in areas surrounding Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium until March 5.
Topic 02: PSL 2017- Peshawar Zalmi to face Quetta gladiators at Sharjah tomorrow
The first Qualifying Final of Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be played between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators at Sharjah tomorrow. The second Qualifying Final will be played on Wednesday between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings.
Topic 03: PSL 2017- Karachi Kings beat Islamabad United by six wickets
In the 20th match of Pakistan Super League, Karachi Kings beat Islamabad United by six wickets at Dubai on Sunday night. Bating first Islamabad United scored 123 runs for the loss of seven wickets in allotted fifteen overs.
In reply, Karachi Kings achieved the target in 14.5 overs for the loss of four wickets. Gayle of Karachi Kings, who scored 44 runs was declared player of the match. The first qualifying final of the tournament will be played on Tuesday at Sharjah while the second qualifying final will be played on Wednesday at the same venue. Similarly, third Qualifying Final will be played on Friday at Dubai and the final will be played on fifth of next month.
Topic 04: Quetta Gladiators' Umar Gul ruled out of PSL after forearm fracture
Quetta Gladiators fast bowler Umar Gul has been ruled out of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) after a forearm fracture. The Quetta Gladiators media manager confirmed to DawnNews that an x-ray established Gul's forearm was fractured. The team management has decided to replace Gul with Ahsaan Adil, said Quetta Gladiators Manager Azam Khan. "Ahsaan Adil has been nominated to replace Gul. He will be a part of the squad after formal approval of the Pakistan Cricket Board," he added.
Topic 05: Australia finds right formula to exploit India’s weaknesses
Australia’s utter dominance in Pune provided clear evidence that the touring side arrived in India armed with the tactics and personnel to beat the hosts at their own game in what promises to be a compelling four-Test series. Few would have predicted the events that unfolded in the opener, however, with top-ranked India riding a 19-Test unbeaten run against a rebuilding Australian side regarded as massive underdogs by captain Steve Smith. The odds were heavily stacked against a side that had lost their previous nine Tests in Asia and suffered a 4-0 whitewash when they last toured India in 2013, but Smith and his men were in the mood to cause an upset.
Topic 06: Lionel Messi scored a late winner as Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid to go briefly top of La Liga
Rafinha gave Barca the lead when Luis Suarez - who had an effort ruled out - took a shot which ricocheted off two defenders to land at his feet. Diego Godin levelled when he headed home Koke's free-kick. But Messi pounced in the 86th minute to win the game for the champions after his initial effort was blocked by defender Stefan Savic. Real Madrid went back to the top of the table by one point later in the day when they came back from 2-0 down to beat Villarreal 3-2. They still have a game in hand on Barca.