Sri Lankan players attend a practice session ahead of their first Test match against Pakistan in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.
The series held major significance for a host nation deprived of all forms of international cricket for almost a decade. Pakistan had been forced to play its home series outside the country, mostly in the United Arab Emirates, since 2009.
Test cricket made its long-awaited return to Pakistan after a deadly attack in 2009, with the home team led by fast bowler Naseem Shah dominating Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
Abid Ali was once shunned by Pakistan selectors who thought he was overweight, but his persistence and patience paid off as he set a world first in the homecoming Test
Young Emirati Rashid Al Dhaheri continues his racing programme after the summer break with a well-deserved podium in Italy. This comes as great success given his recent change and first-ever race with his new team ‘Kart Republic.’
Table toppers Al Ain will take on newly-promoted Al Orooba, who are at the 13th spot in the 14-team league. Al Ain are in stellar form and have put up a mesmerizing performance to maintain a perfect start to the season, winning all their four matches so far.
Riding on a fascinating bowling performances of Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada, Delhi Capitals all but ended the play-off hopes of Sunrisers Hyderabad with an eight-wicket victory in their IPL match on Wednesday.