Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs in second ODI in Karachi

first_imgPAKISTAN beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs in the second day-night international on Monday as Karachi staged its first ODI for 10 years.Pakistan hit 305-7 in their 50 overs with Babar Azam notching a brilliant 105-ball 115 and Fakhar Zaman scoring 54.Sri Lanka were bundled out for 238 in 46.5 overs with Usman Shinwari taking 5-51, giving Pakistan a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.The Green Shirts had won the toss and opted to bat first against the visitors.After starting strong, Pakistan lost their first wicket in the 15th over, when Imam-ul-Haq (31 off 41) was trapped leg before wicket by Wanindu Hasaranga.Fakhar Zaman (54 from 65) was next to go, getting caught by Isuru Udana off Hasaranga in the 21st over.Haris Sohail (40 off 48) became the casualty of a run out off Nuwan Pradeep’s bowling in the 40th over.Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was run out after scoring eight runs and Babar Azam, who smashed a 105-ball 115, was caught off Lahiru Kumara in the 46th over.Imad Wasim was caught out after contributing 12 runs and Wahab Riaz (2) was run out at the non-striker’s end on the last ball of the innings. Pakistan thus finished their batting with 305-7 at the end of the 50 overs.The long-awaited first ODI between the two sides was called off due to heavy rain in the metropolis on Friday. The second ODI, which was originally scheduled for Sunday, was rescheduled for today and the third match will be played on Wednesday.Monday’s match was the first ODI played in Karachi after a yawning gap of exactly 3,901 days, equivalent to 10 years, eight months and six days.The two teams will also play three Twenty20 internationals in Lahore next month.(AFP)last_img read more

Read a Book, Win a Bike Contest Being Held in Rogers City for ‘National Reading Month’

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThanks to the Michigan Grand Lodge Charitable Foundation and the Rogers City Masonic Lodge, Rogers City students will have a chance to read a book, and win a bike.Celebrating March and National Reading Month, Rogers City Masonic Lodge is holding a contest for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders that attend the area schools, including Rogers City Elementary, St. John Lutheran School, and St. Ignatius for their chance to read a book and be entered into a drawing to win a bike.The challenge started on March 1st and will end on April 30th.This is the first time the lodge has participated in the challenge, and want to make sure that children become better readers for life.“Reading is a fundamental skill in education. Each student can read at their own level and we think it’s very important that the more you read, the better you will get at it, and the better you get at reading the better you’ll do in school with your grades, and so on and so forth,” Roger City Masonic Lodge Master, David Nadolsky said.If you would like to enter your child for a chance to win a bike, entry forms can be picked up at Rogers City Area Schools, and the Rogers City Branch Library.The drawing for the bikes will take place on may 4th at the Masonic Lodge. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Bike Contest, National Reading Month, Rogers City, Rogers City Masonic LodgeContinue ReadingPrevious March is ‘National Nutrition Month’ MidMichigan Medical Center Alpena Holds Monthly Diabetes ClassNext Alpena Public Schools Gearing Up For Kindergarten Registration in Aprillast_img read more