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Kyrgios wins Brisbane title in Australian Open boost

BRISBANE: Nick Kyrgios beat Ryan Harrison 6-4 6-2 in the Brisbane International final on Sunday to clinch his maiden tour title on home soil and gain a big confidence boost ahead of the Australian Open. Carrying a niggling knee injury, the mercurial Australian made a slow start and was forced to save five break points before he managed to carve out own his first break in the seventh game. The 22-year-old claimed the first set before taking control of the match after his American opponent dropped serve at the start of…

Svitolina sends Australian Open warning with Brisbane tennis title triumph

Ukrainian Elina Svitolina got the perfect boost ahead of the Australian Open by lifting the Brisbane International title with a 6-2 6-1 win over qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich on Saturday. Svitolina, ranked sixth in the world, fired 10 aces and never faced a break point on the way to a 10th career tour title. She raced to a 3-0 lead before 23-year-old Belarusian Sasnovich found her range with some lethal backhands and briefly threatened to make it a contest. Read More: Radwanska beats Svitolina to clinch Connecticut…

WATCH: Muslim doctor saves stranger’s life on a Brisbane street

BRISBANE: A Muslim doctor was spotted in a CCTV footage from Brisbane, saving a life of a contracted worker who collapsed on the street when his heart suddenly stopped. The doctor was enrolling his children at the Islamic College of Brisbane when he ran over to the stranger and began performing CPR. Family of the contractor are crediting his survival to the doctor who resuscitated him on the footpath until ambulance arrived. The man is still recovering in hospital after the incident last week. Ali Kadri, acting…

In pictures: Army of blue jellyfish ‘invade’ Australian beach

MELBOURNE: An entire beach in Brisbane was invaded by an army of jellyfish, becoming cynosure for passers-by. It happened at Deception Bay, Brisbane. Pictures taken over the weekend showed the blue blubber jellyfish (Catostylus mosaicus) covering the sand and they were shared by a number of people on the social media. The animals were not really invading and actually appeared as a result of a natural phenomenon known as a bloom. ‘Jellyfish bloom is part of their lifecycle and if the winds blow just…

Wade helps Australia trounce Pakistan in first ODI

BRISBANE: Matthew Wade hit a thrilling last-ball century to set up a 92-run victory for Australia over Pakistan in the first one-day international at the Gabba on Friday. Wicketkeeper Wade boosted Australia to 268 for nine off their 50 overs after the batting top order had slumped to 78 for five. Seamer James Faulkner then took four wickets for 32 to help Australia dismiss Pakistan for 176 off 42.4 overs. Pakistan were well placed with Australia five down in the 17th over before Wade and Glenn Maxwell (60) put on 82…

Pakistan hammer Cricket Australia XI by 196 runs

BRISBANE: Pakistan thrashed Cricket Australia (CA) XI by 196 runs in their tour game at Brisbane's Allan Border Field on Tuesday, ARY News reported. CA XI won the toss and chose to field. Pakistan scored 334/7 in their 50 overs. Babar Azam fell just two runs short of his century as he made 98 runs from 113 balls with 12 boundaries to his name. Sharjeel Khan scored 62 runs from 39 deliveries after hitting 11 fours and a six whereas Umar Akmal contributed 54 runs with the blade with the help of six boundaries and two…

Australia unchanged for second test

BRISBANE: Australia named an unchanged 12-man squad Monday for the Boxing Day Test after their Gabba fright against Pakistan. The Australians, who prevailed by 39 runs over the tourists in a final-day thriller in Brisbane, kept paceman Chadd Sayers in their squad for the second of the three-Test series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Selectors said experienced batsman Shaun Marsh was not considered for the Melbourne Test as he recovers from a finger injury. "He will be assessed by a specialist this week and will…

Pakistan buoyed after unnerving Aussies

BRISBANE: Pakistan are looking with renewed confidence to the remaining two Tests in the series after taking Australia to the brink at the Gabba, skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said on Monday. Misbah's men went down with all guns blazing by just 39 runs after chasing a world record 490 runs in the day-night first Test to raise their hopes of coming from behind to win their first-ever series in Australia. Propelled by a magnificent 137 from Asad Shafiq over five-and-a-half hours, the Australians were fearing the worst until…

Cricketers praise Asad Shafiq’s heroics in Brisbane Test

BRISBANE: Current and former cricketers have lauded Pakistani batsman Asad Shafiq over his fighting performance with the bat in the first test match against Australia at Brisbane, ARY News reported. Asad Shafiq's knock of 137 runs from 207 deliveries brought the side close to a record chase of 490 runs in the test match. However, the team fell just 39 runs short of a famous victory. His efforts for winning the match for his team was praised by cricketers across the world. The Pakistan dressing room, watching Shafiq…

Pakistan fall 39 runs short of famous victory in Brisbane Test

BRISBANE: Australia clinched a nervous 39-run win over Pakistan in the first test match at Brisbane on Monday, ARY News reported. Pakistan fell 39 runs short of a famous victory as the South Asians were bowled out after scoring 450 runs in their second innings, the highest runs scored in fourth innings at Brisbane. Asad Shafiq was the stand-out performer for the visitors who returned to form and made 137 runs for Pakistan. Azhar Ali made 71 runs for the team and veteran Younis Khan hit 65 runs. Tailenders Mohammad Amir…