Pakistan v England 3rd Test: Hosts lose star players before lunch

06:06 PM | 3 Aug, 2016
Pakistan v England 3rd Test: Hosts lose star players before lunch
BIRMINGHAM - After suffering an embarrassing defeat in the previous contest, Pakistan came back on the first day of the 3rd Test match against England, which began in Birmingham today, ripping through the hosts before lunch.

The English side was reeling at 100/3 before lunch after a superb spell by pacer Sohail Khan, who replaced the lackluster Wahab Riaz to make his first appearance of the series. But they staged a minor comeback before lunch, after initially struggling at 75/3.

Bowling a tight line and length, Khan dismissed two of England's star batsmen, Andrew Hales and Joe Root, the hosts' hero in the 2nd Test.

He bagged the wicket of Hales on 17 runs, after the opener nicked an outswinging delivery to keeper Sarfraz. He later dismissed danger man Joe Root, who was caught in the slips by Hafeez, with a similar line and length.

Soon after, English skipper Alastair Cook was dismissed by Rahat Ali with a ball that cut back and hit him plumb on the pads for a clear leg-before-wicket decision.

The writer is a member of the staff


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 24 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 24, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.15 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.15 280.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.4 74.15
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.75 748.75
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.57 916.57
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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