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Pakistan-England 2nd Test Day 3: Pakistan need miracle as England opt against follow-on

Haider Ali 12:17 PM | 25 Jul, 2016
Pakistan-England 2nd Test Day 3: Pakistan need miracle as England opt against follow-on
MANCHESTER - The fourth day of second test between Pakistan and England is about to commence in few hours and observers are of the view that only a miracle can save Pakistan against onslaught by the charged English batting line up.

The third day of the match ended in favor of the hosts as they managed to increase the lead to 489 runs, leaving the Green shirts in need of a record-breaking second innings performance to bag victory this time as well.

After Pakistan bagged 198 runs in their first innings after England put a mammoth 598 on the board, everyone was expecting English skipper Cook to enforce a follow on, making it more difficult for Pakistan. Surprisingly, however, he took a different turn.

“It was a pretty simple decision to bat again,” England assistant coach Paul Farbrace told Sky Sports.

On the other hand, Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur said the tourists simply had to bat better in their second innings.

“I was disappointed with our first innings,” Arthur told reporters.

Asked if not being made to follow-on had made it more likely that Pakistan could draw the game, Arthur replied: “It probably gives us a bit better chance but that’s not an inflammatory headline, as irrespective of any declaration we have to bat damn well.”

England knocked out 6 Pakistani Players on third day limiting Pakistan to 198 runs. Currently, Alastair Cook and Joe Root are on the crease. The English side has made 98 runs in their second innings and it is likely that they will declare the innings very soon as the current lead of 489 runs is quite enough to level the series.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 1, 2023 (Wednesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 269.9 272.85
Euro EUR 290.22 290.82
UK Pound Sterling GBP 330.48 331.18
U.A.E Dirham AED 72.78 73.08
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.23 71.53
Australian Dollar AUD 190 193
Bahrain Dinar BHD 702.68 710.68
Canadian Dollar CAD 201.75 205
China Yuan CNY 39.15 39.55
Danish Krone DKK 38.6 39
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 33.72 34.07
Indian Rupee INR 3.24 3.35
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 865.31 874.31
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.24 62.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.35 173.35
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.06
Omani Riyal OMR 686.49 694.49
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 72.58 73.28
Singapore Dollar SGD 201.2 203.2
Swedish Korona SEK 25.45 25.75
Swiss Franc CHF 286.19 288.69
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs202,000 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,190.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs164,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 179,100.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Karachi PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Islamabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Peshawar PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Quetta PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Sialkot PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Attock PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Gujranwala PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Jehlum PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Multan PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Bahawalpur PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Gujrat PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Nawabshah PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Chakwal PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Hyderabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Nowshehra PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Sargodha PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Faisalabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Mirpur PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390

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