England thrash Afghanistan by 9 wickets

09:34 AM | 13 Mar, 2015
England thrash Afghanistan by 9 wickets
SYDNEY (Web Desk) - England gained a 9 wicket victory over Afghanistan, on Friday, when it successfully chased the target of 101 runs after the match was affected by rain and reduced to 25 overs only.

English opener IR Bell , while chasing the target, made 52 runs off 56 balls only whereas AD Hales was ousted by Afghanistan's Hamid Hassan at 37 runs. JW Taylor also contributed with 8 runs to complete the chase with 41 balls remaining.

Earlier, while batting first, Afghanistan managed to score 111 for 7 wickets in 36.2 overs, which was reduced to 100 runs in 25 overs following Duckworth/Lewis method . Shafiqullah remained the most successful batsman who scored 30 runs off 64 balls. England's Ravi Bopara and CJ Jordon picked two wickets each whereas Anderson, Broad and Tredwell managed for one wicket for everyone.

England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to field against Afghanistan in the World Cup Pool A match at an overcast Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

The grey skies above the SCG threatened to make batting first difficult in a match which ended up being decided on the Duckworth/Lewis method.

Neither side were able to qualify for the quarter-finals, making this fixture -- the first one-day international between England and Afghanistan -- both teams' last match of the tournament.

England made two changes to the side that suffered a 15-run loss to Bangladesh in Adelaide on Monday, a reverse that ended their hopes of reaching the last eight.

All-rounder Ravi Bopara and off-spinner James Tredwell were both called up for their first match of this World Cup after Chris Woakes (foot) and Moeen Ali (side) were ruled out with injuries sustained at the Adelaide Oval.

Afghanistan, who suffered a six-wicket defeat by New Zealand last time out, also made two changes, with batsmen Shafiqullah Shafiq and Nasir Jamal replacing Asghar Stanikzai and Usman Ghani.

Afghanistan: Nawroz Mangal, Javed Ahmadi, Afsar Zazai (wkt), Nasir Jamal, Samiullah Shenwari, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Mohammad Nabi (capt), Najibullah Zadran, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Hamid Hassan

England: Alex Hales, Ian Bell, James Taylor, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (capt), Jos Buttler (wkt), Ravi Bopara, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.


Pakistani rupee registers marginal gain against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check forex rates

Pakistani rupee continued its momentum against the US dollar, and orther currencies in the open market on Thursday, as the local currency also improved in the inter-bank market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Thursday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.

Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 7 December 2023

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.2 286.15
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.4 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.23 765.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.89 40.29
Danish Krone DKK 41.19 41.59
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.41 36.76
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 921.71 930.71
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.02 61.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.54 176.54
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.05 26.35
Omani Riyal OMR 739.62 747.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.22 78.92
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.12 27.42
Swiss Franc CHF 324.94 327.44
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues; Check latest rates here

Gold price in Pakistan remained under pressure as the yellow metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 7 December 2023

On Thursday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,100 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,130. 

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,000, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189,960 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,825.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Thursday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

Today Gold Price in Pakistan (4 September 2023)

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Karachi PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Islamabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Peshawar PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Quetta PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sialkot PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Attock PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujranwala PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Jehlum PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Multan PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Bahawalpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujrat PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nawabshah PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Chakwal PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Hyderabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nowshehra PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sargodha PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Faisalabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Mirpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565


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