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6 Saturday, April 7, 2018 Biz China says it will fight back 'at any cost' against US trade tariffs The warning came hours after President Donald Trump threatened to slap an additional WASHINGTON/BEI- JING: China warned on Friday it would fight back "at any cost" with fresh trade measures if the United States continues on its path of protectionism, hours after President Donald Trump threatened to slap an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods. In light of China's "unfair retaliation" against earlier U.S. trade actions, Trump upped the ante on Thursday by ordering U.S. officials to identify extra tariffs, escalating a high stakes tit-for-tat confrontation with potentially damaging consequences for the world's two biggest economies. On Wednesday, China unveiled a list of 106 U.S. goods — from soybeans and whiskey to frozen beef and aircraft — targeted for tariffs, in a swift retaliatory move only hours after the Trump administration proposed duties on some 1,300 Chinese industrial, technology, transport and medical products. Washington has called for the $50 billion in extra duties $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods after it said a probe determined Chinese government policies are designed to transfer U.S. intellectual property to Chinese companies and allow them to seize leadership in key high-technology industries of the future. Responding to Trump's latest comments, the Chinese commerce ministry reiterated that China was not afraid of a trade war even though it did not seek one, and accused the United States of I S L A M A B A D : Differences between Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Planning and Development came on surface over development budget for the fiscal year 2018/2019. Secretary of Planning commission , Shoaib Siddiqui during informal talk told the media that Planning Ministry has suggested Rs 1.3 trillion development budget for next fiscal year, while Finance ministry want to keep it low at Rs 750 billion. “We are convincing them overRs 1.3 trillion development budget but if they don’t accept our proposal, start of new projects would be impossible during the next financial year,” he added. provoking the conflict. "If the United States disregards the objections of China and the international community and persists in unilateralism and trade protectionism, the Chinese side will follow through to the end, at any cost, and definitely fight back resolutely," a spokesperson was quoted as saying in a statement on the ministry's website. The ministry has called for a media briefing on Friday night, in an unusual Shoaib said that the next fiscal year budget would focus on CPEC, Energy, infrastructure and education projects, while projects of CPEC regarding Balochistan and eastern route are also on priority list. He added that Karachi circular Railway project would also be completed in next year. “First stage of CPEC move on a public holiday. Earlier in the day, Chinese state media had slammed Trump's threat of more trade action as "ridiculous." "This latest intimidation reflects the deep arrogance of some American elites in their attitude towards China," the state-run Global Times said in an editorial. While Beijing's claims that Washington is the aggressor and is spurring global protectionism, Finance ministry, planning commission have differences on next budget FPCCI welcomes tax amnesty scheme KARACHI: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) President, Ghazanfar Bilour addresses to media persons during press conference. KARACHI: FPCCI has been taking up the issue of Tax Amnesty Scheme for the last several years. It appreciates the measures taken by the government by introducing a comprehensive scheme which will not only bring a change in the life of individuals, specially a salaried class, white collar workers, but will also hopefully, will revamp the economic structure of the country and would bring in much needed stability Pakistan has suffered from the flight of the capital from the country because of various factors and this resulted in a huge stock of assets of Pakistani national abroad, while the country suffered from the cash flow. The reduction for the tax will help in increasing the number of tax payers and also being relief to the middle and salaried class. Introduction of CNIC numbers as NTN number is a bold step and will help in documenting the economy. The tax of 2% on repatriation of money from abroad will help to increase the foreign reserve which are depleting. This is the lowest rate so far of all the schemes of similar nature and therefore, will encourage a large number of people to bring back their cash from abroad. 5% Tax on declaration of assets held abroad and locally will also encourage people to legalize these assets and the money invested in non-productive sectors will be invested into more productive sectors in the economy. FPCCI urges the government to give legal and constitutional guarantees and a comprehensive protection package to all the beneficiaries of this scheme against the harassment or questioning by different agencies in future. The investment and foreign exchange bonds is also a positive step towards bringing the idle foreign exchange deposited in the banks to be utilized for the productive sectors of the economy. Pakistan extends offer duty free access for 67 percent Chinese exports ISLAMABAD: China has extended offer duty free access on 90 percent Pakistani exports under Pak- China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) -2 while Pakistan has offered duty free access to China on its 67 percent exports to Pakistan. According to media However reports under this offer Pakistan will now be able to export 90 percent products duty free to China. In return China will be entitled to export its 67 percent products duty free to Pakistan. Under FTA-2 the two countries have shown willingness to open tariff lines upto 75 percent. consultation process is underway on this count. Imports from China surged by 7.50 billion dollars during the last five years while exports from Pakistan to China declined by 850 million dollars during this period. Annual imports volume from China stood at 6.64 billion dollars in the financial year 2013 which grew to 14.13 billion dollars in the financial year 2017. was regarding infrastructure projects while now we are concentrating on agriculture and horticulture. A notification has been issued for establishment of a group under secretary Agriculture,” he said. The Secretary revealed that CPEC Shipping Service route has been finalized and it includes Dubai, Gawadar, Karachi and Songhai. UNISAME greets reduction in taxes KARACHI: The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has appreciated the reduction in taxes and enhancement of tax exemption limit which is to benefit the under privileged sector. The SME sector is indeed grateful for the consideration. However, the president UNISAME Zulfikar Thaver said that the amnesty package appears to be a laundry for the people who made money during last several years. This is what every government does on exit. It gives an opportunity or so called amnesty to their men to come out clean by paying 2 -5 % of the ill-gotten money. This is for the filthy rich who have amassed wealth he said. Looking at it from the point of view of the need for foreign exchange to improve the reserves position, it seems a good move although not based on fairness that with the payment of 2 to 5 % only so much money becomes legalized. I S L A M A B A D : Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Umar Saif called on Chairperson Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) Ms Marvi Memon today here in Islamabad . BISP signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with PITB to introduce latest Information Technology services, to be used by BISP for better beneficiary support analysis and decision making. Welcoming Chairman PITB, Ms Memon, appreciated the concern being shown by China's trading partners have complained for years that it abuses World Trade Organization rules and propagates unfair policies at home that lock foreign firms out of some sectors as domestic champions are being nurtured. China has repeatedly vowed that it would open up sectors such as financial services. President Xi Jinping next week is expected to unveil fresh measures on reform and his country's opening up at the high-profile Boao Forum, China's equivalent of Davos, in the southern island province of Hainan. While China has projected an image of multilateralism and restraint amid the escalating trade dispute with the United States, Beijing has been swift to respond to Washington's rhetoric and actions. So far, U.S. information technology products from mobile phones to personal computers have largely escaped the ire of Beijing, as well as telecoms equipment and aircraft larger than the equivalent of a Boeing737. KATI hopes increase in foreign exchange reserves after new tax amnesty KARACHI: Patron in Chief of Korangi Association of Trade & Industry(KATI) SM Muneer, President Tariq Malik, Senior Vice President Salman Aslam and Vice President of the association Junaid Naqi see the tax amnesty scheme announce by PM Abbasi as positive measure. Petron in Chief of KATI and renowned Business leader SM Muneer welcomed the new tax measures of government. He said that foreign reserves of country were near to dry down, in this situation it is expected that amnesty announced for declaration of foreign assets and cash currency would help to bring back considerable amount of foreign exchange. President KATI Tariq Malik of the view that although the amnesty scheme could be supportive for foreign exchange reserves, however this is only a short term solution to the problem of stagnant tax net and foreign reserves. He said that for the increase of tax collection government must take measures to reform tax regime in the country and facilitate already tax paying citizens and enterprises. He suggested that as government is giving relief to bring back foreign assets to home, in the same spirit measures should be taken to win confidence of overseas Pakistanis for investment at their homeland. The office bearers of KATI also applauded the efforts of Advisor to PM on Finance, Miftah Ismail for putting economy on the right direction. PITB management in different social sector research SECP gives 45 days to shareholders to provide bank accounts details ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has given 45 days to shareholders of listed companies to provide relevant details of their designated bank accounts for payment information, of cash dividends through electronic mode. The notification to this effect has also been issued. The period has been specified in terms of sub-regulation 7 of regulation 4 of the KARACHI: Pakistan’s economy is set to surpass last year’s growth rate, with continued strong performances by agriculture and services, and a four-year record high large-scale manufacturing growth during the first half of FY18. Inflation and the fiscal deficit were both contained, whereas revenue growth has outpaced last year’s level. The report pointed out that increased consumer spending has led to a strong growth in durables such as automobile and electronics, while the ongoing infrastructure and construction activities have stimulated the allied sectors of cement and steel. Encouragingly, various industrial players across different sectors are investing in capacity expansions and product diversification. The private sector 2017 Companies (Distribution of Dividends) Regulations. The aforesaid sub-regulation requires notification of the time requiring shareholders to provide requisite including name of bank, address of bank branch and international bank account number. The period of 45 days shall expire on May 17, 2018. It is also clarified that through this SRO one-off also continued its borrowing from scheduled banks for long-term projects. On the agriculture front, while all major kharif crops performed well, wheat production came under pressure due to lower area under cultivation. With adequate inventory of key food items, such as wheat, sugar and pulses, prices of these commodities remained low, keeping food inflation in check. Favorable adjustment in the duty structure of cigarettes led to a sharp fall in its price. Meanwhile, core inflation remained higher on average in H1-FY18 due to continuously rising education and healthcare costs. However, its pace has stabilized in recent months. The report highlighted that the growth in revenue collection outpaced the increase in expenditures in time period has been specified within which shareholders of listed companies must submit requisite details of their bank accounts to listed companies. It does not have any bearing on the already specified time of 15 working days, within which the companies are required to pay dividend after it is declared, in terms of regulation 3 of the regulations. SBP releases second quarterly report for FY18 on state of economy KARACHI: Telenor Pakistan, the country’s foremost telecom and digital services provider has joined hands with Nokia to modernize and transform its network in order to expand its services to customers. An agreement has been signed between the two companies in this regard and the partnership is expected to assist Telenor Pakistan’s network expansion and upgradation goals along with increased penetration of 4G/LTE services. Commenting on the development, Khurrum Ashfaque, Chief Technology Officer, Telenor Pakistan said, “The decision to onboard Nokia is in line with Telenor Pakistan’s ongoing strategy for network expansion, transformation and virtualization. Our ambition is to set up data ready operations by bringing capabilities of automation, intelligent field operation, smart planning and customer insights with new and advanced tools which we shall leverage through our new global partner.We are constantly bringing innovation to our technology domain in order to bring the true benefits and experience of digital services to our customers and we believe this partnership will give us access to a global pool of competencies in addition to bringing us one step closer to the fulfilment of our purpose of connecting people to what matters most.” Under the scope of H1-FY18, which led to a broad-based improvement in fiscal indicators. The overall fiscal deficit was contained at 2.2 percent of GDP, down from last year’s 2.5 percent. Revenue growth gained impetus from greater real economic activity, rising imports (both quantum and prices), and higher sales volumes of POL products. Non-tax revenues also rose over last year, led by higher SBP profit and a surge in receipts from property and enterprise, civil administration and other miscellaneous receipts. Telenor Pakistan and Nokia partner for Pakistan’s first customer centric network operating model KARACHI: Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO Telenor Pakistan, & Bernard Najm, Head of Middle East Market Unit, Nokia sign an agreement for introducing Pakistan’s first customer centric network operating model in the presence of officials from Telenor Pakistan and Nokia. projects in Punjab. Considering the profile of the deal, Nokia will manage the complete multi-vendor network operations for Telenor Pakistan, leveraging Nokia’s Global Service Delivery tools. Additionally, Nokia will deploy its AVA cognitive services platform for the first time in the region, enabling new predictive and customer-centric approaches to network planning, optimization, operations and maintenance. The deployment of Cognitive Analytics for Customer Insight software will help Telenor Pakistan prioritize network investments based on insights. The platform integrates cloud-based delivery, intelligent analytics and extreme automation to deliver instant and flawless personalized services. BISP, PITB sign MoU to introduce latest IT services ISLAMABAD: Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Mr. Umar Saif and Secretary BISP Mr. Omar Hamid Khan signing MoU to introduce latest Information Technology services for better beneficiary support analysis and decision making. Minister of State and Chairperson BISP MNA Marvi Memon also present on the occasion. PITB projects, Ms Memon suggested to identify correlation and likely mutual working avenues to automate the existing procedures for better decision making process, based on digital data. She specifically suggested to work in collaboration with PITB on IRIS Technology (newly introduced by PITB) with the help of special device attached with smart phones to identify beneficiaries, satellite imaging system to get poverty score card, Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT), Complimentary Initiatives (CI) feedback or loop closing platform introduction and NSER joint data analysis options.

Saturday, April 7, 2018 Sportlight 7 Nasir Jamshed rejects PCB's corruption charges SYDNEY: Commonwealth Games: Pakistan to play hockey match against India on Saturday In the 21st Commonwealth games men's hockey competition at Gold coast in Australia, Pakistan will take on arch rival India on Saturday. Earlier, the match between Pakistan and Wales ended in draw by 1- 1 goals. Mubashir Ali scored the goal for Pakistan on penalty corner. LAHORE: Former Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed has rejected the multiple code of conduct charges levelled against him by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). In February this year, the PCB had issued a Notice of Charge to Jamshed, wherein he had been charged with multiple violations of Articles 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4 and 2.4.4 of the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Code for Participants (“the Code”). The cricketer was already serving a one-year ban for his non-cooperation with the PCB's spot-fixing Super League Following Jamshed’s investigation during the stance, the PCB issued a 2017 edition of the Pakistan press statement stating NEW DELHI: A member of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning team is under scrutiny for possible ties to a match-fixing syndicate that organised a domestic T20 tournament in Jaipur last July, The Indian Expresshas learnt. According to the report, the T20 tournament Rajputana Premier League (RPL) is under investigation and the former player in question had been spotted on the sidelines of the tournament. RPL was first scrutinised last year by the Anti- Corruption Security Unit (ACSU) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and is now being investigated by Rajasthan Police’s CID. The Indian Express quoting sources claimed the Rajasthan Police have found the mastermind of the “organised cricket racket” who partly bankrolled the RPL and has business links with a former international player who represented India in all three formats of the game. “The former player had been spotted on the sidelines of the tournament that witnessed bizarre passages of play. For instance, sources said, a bowler conceded eight byes by bowling “blatant wides” in the final over of a tight contest,” the report said. Following this, the BCCI requested Rajasthan chairman Najam Sethi has referred the matter for adjudication to a three-member anti-corruption tribunal, Police to probe the league. Fourteen persons were arrested for questioning last year for suspected betting and fixing activities linked to the RPL, including organisers, players, umpires and alleged bookies. Police received information regarding the former player from the suspects. While all those arrested are out on bail, the case was transferred to the CID last November. India's 2011 World Cup winning team member may be linked to match-fixing Cameron Bancroft gets sworn sister's backing for not challenging Australian ban Dr M. Arif Hafeez Sports Reporter KARACHI: Cameron Bancroft's decision to not challenge the Cricket Australia sanction on ball tampering charges has received support from his UK-based sworn sister Joe Cherry. Australia's former captain Steven Smith and Cameron Bancroft have accepted the 12-month and 9-month suspension and both will be not available for captaincy for 12 months thereafter. "He is like a brother to me. I back Cameron 100% in his decision and believe in him to come back. I owe it to him to try and get him out of the headlines", speaking exclusively, she said. Interestingly, Cameron Bancroft is very close to Cherry family. The right-handed opener lived in their house for about six months when, give years go, he played for the Danby Cricket Club, whose chairman is Joe's father David Cherry. "We are supporting him Sports Reporter the same way as I said before. We are here for him to talk to at any time as we always have been and that will never change. He doesn’t need any advice. He has handled the whole thing very maturely and with extreme professionalism", she further added. Bancroft has no immediate plan to return to England. "Not that I know of at the moment", the soul sister signed off. Steven's dad, Peter Smith, who run a wax business in Sydney refused wife of former South African cricketer late Eddie Barlow, speaking exclusively,said. Cally Barlow has been following cricket all around the world. "I saw no tears on Warner's face", she had initially said before we sent her Warner's weeping photograph. "Warner had croco- KARACHI: Though David Warner has accepted Cricket Australia (CA) sanction (one year ban and no life-time captaincy), the 31-year-old opening batsman is yet to gain the sympathy. "I have today let Cricket Australia know that I fully accept the sanctions imposed on dile tears then! me. I am truly sorry for my actions and will now do everything I can to be a better person, teammate and role model", he has said in his statement. "Not impressed at all", Cally Barlow, the What was he thinking by bringing his children into that bear pit? To gain sympathy I suspect", she said. "He or his wife must have had somebody to leave the children with. to comment at this moment. The 28-year-old Steven was consoled by his father during former's first media briefing on his return to Australia. In fact, despite Cricket Australia's request to hold the press conference one day later, both Smith and Bancroft were insistent on organizing the press-conference immediately in Cape Town once the ball tampering scandal unfolded. They wanted their hearts be emptied at the soonest. Questions raised over Warner couple bringing two kids in the press conference It was a very bad misjudgment on his part (to bring the children at his press conference) and I am not the only one who thinks so", she added. Warner is likely to have consulted his lawyer (Matthew Connock) before arriving at this decision to follow Steven Smith and Cameron Bancroft to not challenge the ban. The trio will now get psychologists' assistance to come out from the trauma. The trio will have now ample time to spend with their family for 12 / 9 months. The Additional DGP CID (Crime) Pankaj Kumar Singh said they are following all leads. He told The Indian Express, “We are currently probing links between private entities, those who are part of the cricket fraternity and officials. We will take action if there is evidence that links them to corruption.” However, he declined to discuss the involvement of the former India cricketer. Hinting at the possibility of the case being a “high-profile” one, investigators said they’re relying on call detail records to connect the dots, sources said. The report added that of late BCCI and police have joined hands to probe into at least half-a-dozen 'dubious' domestic T20 leagues, with modus operandi similar to the RPL. It’s believed that organisers of such leagues make between INR20 million to INR30 million in a week. Peaty revs up as le Clos chases swim history GOLD COAST: Olympic champion Adam Peaty flexed his muscles in the Commonwealth Games 100 metres breaststroke on Friday as the title-holder clocked the best time of the morning heats. South Africa’s Chad le Clos continued his bid to rewrite Games history, meanwhile, as he went out hard in the 200m freestyle heats before he lines up in the evening’s 50m butterfly final. Peaty, leading England’s challenge against home nation Australia’s dazzling swimming cast, is unbeaten in the 100m breaststroke since storming to gold in Glasgow four years ago and touched in 59.14 seconds in the Gold Coast sunshine. Aussie Matt Wilson finished a distant second in 1:00.29 but realistically Peaty’s rivals will be contesting silver, such is gulf in class between them and 23-yearold world record-holder. Sports Reporter KARACHI: Two matches decided in the ongoing 2nd RMI Media Cricket League being played here at Government Shaheed Hasnain Sharif Higher Secondary School No.1. PPC Sultans and PPC Jaguars register victories over PPC Kings and PPC Azmari. In the first match of the day Sultans beat Kings in a nail biting finish when they scored 18 runs in the last over. Batting first Kings made 105 in allotted 10 overs. Opener Abdul Razzaq was the top scorer with 46 runs. He hit six four and two sixes. Waqar Ahmed (19) and Waqar (17) were the only other two batsmen to enter double figures. Haq Nawaz took two wickets while Qadir and Ahsan shared one wicket each. In reply, which comprises Justice (retd) Fazl-e-Miran Chauhan, Shahzaib Masood and former Pakistan cricketer Aqib Javed. "PCB remains resilient in its fight against corruption in cricket and shall take all measures necessary to uproot this menace," the statement said. Jamshed was one of five players who came under the spotlight of the anti-corruption unit following the spotfixing scandal and was subsequently handed a punishment by the PCB. Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were handed five-year bans for their involvement while Mohammad Irfan and Mohammad Nawaz were banned for 12 and two months respectively. KHA announced 16 Members team for Sindh Games Sports Reporter KARACHI: Karachi Hockey Association has announced its 16-member hockey team for 17th Sindh Games after trials at KHA Sports Complex Gulshan Iqbal. The team was selected by the selection committee headed by Olympian Hanif Khan, while former international Jameel Ahmad Khan, Gulfaraz Ahmad, and Ejazuddin were the members.Anees Kyani will be the team manager, while Saghir Hussain head coach. Zahid Mahmood will be the coach. Following is the Karachi team for Sindh Games which will be organized from April 18 to 21 in Karachi: Arsal Ejaz, Hammad Mustafa, Zunair Jaleel, Faheem Khan, Muhammad Ali, Asim Khan (captain), Sheikh Muhammad Sajeer, Wahabuddin, Fazeel Ahmad, Rizwan Khan, Waseem Aslam (vice-captain), Asad Javed, Babar Sadat, Majid Khan, Taha Siddiqui and Hammad Ayyaz. VALENCIA: Rafael Nadal returned to action after a long injury layoff on Friday, comfortably defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6- 2, 6-2, 6-3 to leave Spain even with Germany in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. It was the 23rd straight win for Nadal since 2005, setting the Davis Cup record combining singles and doubles. The top-ranked Nadal hadn't played since the Australian Open quarterfinals because of a right hip injury, and was never challenged by the 34th-ranked Kohlschreiber at the bullring staging the clay-court tie in Valencia. "It's positive, winning in Sultans reached the target in the last over with six wickets in hand. Ahsan hit two fours and a six in the last over to leave Kings bamboozled who were eyeing victory with 18 runs needed in the last over. Meanwhile, Haq Nawaz was adjudged man of the PCB talent hunt programme team to visit Miranshah tomorrow KARACHI: With peace restored in the region, cricket activities are also set to resume in North Waziristan as Pakistan Cricket Board officials in collaboration with the Pakistan Army will be in Miranshah to conduct open trials of aspiring cricketers in the area. A four-member team, including two current stars Shadab Khan and Yasir Shah would join National Cricket Academy, coaches Mushtaq Ahmed and Ali Zia, to conduct trials of aspiring cricketers at Younis Khan Cricket Ground in Miranshah tomorrow. “This is part of our talent hunt scheme in remote areas of the country,” Mushtaq told Geo.tv. “We have been to other parts as well and tomorrow we will be going to North Waziristan. With peace being restored to the region, I am hoping that talented cricketers from the area will also join us,” he added. The selected players will be invited by PCB at the National Cricket Academy for the skill development camp. “Sports is a way to keep the youth busy from all the negative activities and it is good that we are engaging youth of FATA, especially Waziristan in sports activities,” the former spinner highlighted. It is worth mentioning that last year a team from UK media played a historic cricket game against PCB XI at Miranshah to mark the successful return of life in the region. The match was organised by Pakistan Army. Experts believe the trials by PCB in Miranshah will help the youth of FATA to showcase their talent and represent themselves at the national level at par with other sportsmen from across the country. SYDNEY: Latalia Bevan of Wales competes on the vault during the women’s team final and individual qualification. Nadal levels Spain with Germany in quarterfinals straight sets. I feel comfortable back on the clay," Nadal said. "To play at home at a bullring stadium, it's very unique. Coming back from injuries is always difficult, PPC Sultans and Jaguars win in 2nd RMI Media Cricket League match for his two wickets and 17 valuable runs. In the second match PPC Jaguars outclass PPC Azmari by 45 runs. Batting first after winning the toss Jaguars made 141 runs in 10 overs thanks to brilliant batting display. He remained unbeaten on 96 but it's great to be in front of my crowd on a very memorable day." Germany won the opening singles when world No. 4 Alexander Zverev defeated David Ferrer 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. Nadal, in his first Davis Cup tie since 2016, had 30 winners against only eight by Kohlschreiber, but the Spaniard finished with eight double faults. Nadal had 18 break opportunities, converting seven. Earlier, Zverev cruised past the 33rd-ranked Ferrer with four aces and 27 winners. "I played more aggressively as the match went on. It's my first clay-court just four runs short of which would have been a wonderful hundred. It was also the first fifty of the tournament. Ijaz hit 11 huge sixes and two fours in his 40 ball innings. Interestingly Zakir was the only other batsmen besides Ijaz to enter double figures. match in a very long time, so it was great to find my rhythm so quickly," Zverev said. "With Nadal in their team, it's a point we're not expecting to get, so it's important to start well." This is the teams' first Davis Cup meeting since 2004. Spain is trying to extend its winning streak at home to 27 ties. Italy holds the Davis Cup record with a 29-tie unbeaten run at home from 1949-64. Spain hasn't lost a tie as host since the first round in 1999 against Brazil. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. It was a lone effort from Ijaz that propelled Jaguars to victory. Ijaz also hit five consecutive sixes in one over of Hashim. For Azmari, Tariq took two wickets and Abbas took one wicket. In reply Azmari team could only made 103 runs in ten over. Ashfaq Hussain was the top scorer with 46 runs. Ashfaq also hit five consecutive sixes but this time the bowler was Fida. Ashfaq was finally bowled by Sajjad as he tried to accelerate the score with the required run rate climbing higher. Arif (10) and Asad (14) remained not out. Sajjad took three wickets while Abbas grab two wickets. Ijaz was named Man of the Match for his brilliant batting. Usman and Sana Ullah acted as Umpires while Imran Yousafzai acted as scorer.

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