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Pakistani stars celebrate team's triumph in PAK vs NZ World Cup match

08:04 PM | 4 Nov, 2023
Pakistani stars celebrate team's triumph in PAK vs NZ World Cup match
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In an electrifying match, Pakistan pulled off a stunning 21-run victory over New Zealand, keeping their World Cup dreams alive. After New Zealand's massive 401-6, Pakistan was at 160-1 in the 21st over when rain intervened. With a revised target of 342 in 41 overs, Fakhar Zaman (126) and Captain Babar Azam (66) had propelled their team to 200-1 in the 26th over when the rain struck again, sealing Pakistan's victory due to their superior required run rate.

New Zealand, despite losing their fourth consecutive game, holds the fourth spot in the standings, while Pakistan, with four wins in eight matches, climbs to fifth with one game remaining.

India has already secured a semifinal spot, and South Africa is nearly guaranteed a place in the last four. This leaves Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, and Afghanistan battling for the remaining two slots, promising an intense race to the finish.

Pakistani celebrities wholeheartedly supported their team and praised their dedication and performance. Actor Arsalan Naseer expressed his sentiments on Twitter, saying, "You deserve a place in the finals only if you can chase a mammoth total like this, earn this one Pakistan"

Shoaib Akhtar wrote "Qudrat ka Nizam aur @FakharZamanLive. What a freak day we've had. What a knock!"

Marwa Hussain, Ali Zafar, Adnan Siddique and many others also congratulated the team on their respective Twitter handles.

The writer is a staff member.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 2 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 2, 2024 (Saturday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 2, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 27.13 27.43
Swedish Korona SEK 314.07 316.57
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89

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