Posts Tagged ‘Pakistan’

AJMAL KASAB HANGED

November 21st, 2012 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »

 

The lone surviving Pakistani terrorist of Mumbai terror attacks, Mohammed Ajmal Kasab – was hanged at 0730 AM at Yerawada jail, Pune. He had killed 166 people at  Mumbai  on 21/11/2008.

Ajmal Kasab

Ajmal Kasab

President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected his mercy plea earlier this month.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan told journalists that Kasab had been buried inside the Yerawada jail premises after the execution. Chavan said, Kasab had been shifted from Mumbai’sArthur Roadjail to Pune two days ago.

The execution was carried out in complete secrecy but it was only when the news of his hanging was announced on the TV news channels, people thronged the Yerawada jail. (more…)

PAKISTAN OUT OF ASIA CUP

June 20th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Harbhajan’s  shot over the midwicket fence helped India over-haul Pakistan’s score of 267 runs  in a thrilling encounter at the Rangiri stadium in Dambulla on Saturday in the 4th ODI of the Asia Cup.

Harbhajan Singh smashed the penultimate ball from Mohammad Aamer for a six as India knocked Pakistan out of the Asia Cup with a three-wicket win on Saturday. He scored an unbeaten 15 runs off 11 balls and received the prize of the Lord of the Match.

Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh

Both India and  Sri Lanka are into the final which will be played on June 24  and the last two league matches are inconsequential.

Opener Gautam Gambhir hit 83 off 97 balls and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni chipped in with 57 during a third-wicket stand of 97 which lifted India to 180-2 in the 36th over.

But Gambhir’s dismissal at that stage, bowled by Saeed Ajmal, brought a middle-order collapse which saw four wickets fall for the addition of 39 runs only. (more…)

AUSTRALIA STUN PAKISTAN

May 15th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   2 Comments »

The semi-final match between Pakistan and Australia was the “Match of the tournament’. An unbelievable run-chase which sent Pakistan players for the leather hunt.Australia proved on Friday that they are true champions. They were almost down and out after the 10th over of their innings and the world knew that Pakistan is through to the finals, except one man – David Hussey who had thought otherwise. Australia won the toss and elected to field at the St. Lucia Cricket Stadium on Friday.

Mike Hussey

Australia were mostly out of it when Cameron White walked in. He slammed 43 0ff 31 balls with 5 sixes, but at the fall of his wicket, there was a gloom in the Australian dug-out.

Five sixes in five overs from White had come from the 11th onwards, but Pakistan’s spinners still kept a lid on things and when Saeed Ajmal bowled a five-run 14th, it seemed a crucial one. Australia still needed 70 from five and when White fell, it seemed over. But Hussey had settled and pulled Afridi for a couple of sixes, and the onslaught began. (more…)

INDIA HAMMER PAKISTAN

March 1st, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   1 Comment »

Hero Honda World Cup Hockey

Less than a week ago, the spectators in the Capt. Roop Singh Stadium at Gwalior were shouting Sachin, Sachin, at the top of their voices who went on to score the only double ton in an ODI which ia a world record.  At the Major Dhyan Singh stadium, New Delhi on sunday night, the spectators were chanting  Sandeep Singh, Sandeep Singh all the way who scored two goals in the 35th and 57th minute. India hammered Pakistan 4-1 in their first encounter in the Pool B match of Hero Honda  World Cup. The players and the support staff got a purse of Rs. One Lakh for their magnificient effort. (more…)

TWO SIKHS KILLED BY TALIBAN

February 22nd, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »

 Two sikh gentlemen named Jaspal Singh and Mahal Singh, were killed by the Taliban in Peshawar. Jaspal’s  cousin,  Arvinder Singh was  on a visit to India and is now on his way back to Pakistan, told media that the conditions in Pakistan were not conducive for Sikhs to live peacefully. “Sikhs are not treated well. Jaspal Singh, who was killed, is my cousin and now we want Indian citizenship,” he said. 

Special prayers were held  in Gurudwaras across Punjab on Monday morning and there was outrage at the abduction and brutal beheading of Sikh youths in Pakistan’s Peshawar by the Taliban. 

The Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandak Committee (SGPC) has appealed to the Government of India to take up the matter with Pakistan saying they will not tolerate any more incidents like this in future. The SGPC is trying to establish contact with Sikhs in Pakistan to find out more about their condition.  (more…)

PAKISTAN – SRI LANKA T20 MATCH

August 13th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

PAKISTAN IN TURMOIL

The one-off T20 match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was played at Premdasa Stadium, Colombo on Wednesday.

Younis Khan did not play the  T20 match as he had resigned from T20 Cricket after winning the T20 world cup for Pakistan in England in June.

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.  Shahid Afridi, on his debut as Pakistan;s T20 captain, slammed 50 runs of  37 balls and Imran Nazir chipped in with 40 runs off 28 balls. These two were ably supported by  Umar Akmal who contributed useful 30 runs to bring the Pakistan total to  172 for 5 in the allotted 20 overs. (more…)

SRI LANKA vs PAKISTAN – 4th ODI

August 8th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Umar Akmal slammed an unbeaten 102 off 72 balls and Pakistan won the fourth ODI  by 146 runs on Friday to record their first victory over Sri Lanka.

Umar’s maiden international century was ably supported by Younus Khan  (89) as  Pakistan scored 321-5 after they elected to bat in the day-night match at the Premadasa stadium.

Younus and Umar came together to the crease when Pakistan’s score was 130 for four and shared between them a match winning partnership of 176 runs. (more…)

SRI LANKA vs PAKISTAN – 3rd ODI

August 3rd, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Mahela Jayawardene hit his first one-day century in two years as Sri Lanka thumped Pakistan by six wickets on Monday to grab a winning 3-0 lead in the five-match ODI series.

The former captain made 123 and shared an opening stand of 202 with Upul Tharanga (76)  Sri Lanka cruised past Pakistan’s huge total of 288-8 in the 47th over. They won the match by six wickets.

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field. first.  Put into bat, Pakistan made good use of the pitch and Kamran Akmal made 45 during a 71-run stand for the second wicket with skipper Younus Khan (44) after opener Nasir Jamshed  was caught by Samaraveera off Thusara for 1 run in the second over. (more…)

SRI LANKA vs PAKISTAN – 2nd ODI

August 2nd, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   1 Comment »

Chamara Kapugedera scored 67 and shared an unbeaten 95-run partnership with Thilan Samaraweera to guide Sri Lanka to a six-wicket win in the second limited-over match against Pakistan at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Rangiri

Sri Lanka won the toss and had invited Pakistan to bat first.

Seam bowler Nuwan Kulasekera struck first ball of the match when he had opener Jamshed caught at slip by Jayawardene. (more…)

SRI LANKA vs PAKISTAN – IST ODI

July 30th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Pakistan captain Younus Khan won the toss and elected to field at the Rangiri International Stadium.

Sri Lanka recovered from an initial top-order failure and managed to post a fighting total of  232-9 in the first one-day international against Pakistan at Dambulla on Thursday.

 All-rounder Angelo Mathews (43) led the late surge, with the last four Sri Lankan wickets adding 101 valuable runs before the 50 overs ran out. (more…)