Jamshed star of the show again
CRICKET:Nasir Jamshed scored another century as Pakistan wrapped up the one-day international series against India with an 85-run win at Kolkata.
The tourists’ total of 250 proved enough to give them a second victory in this three-match series, as India managed just 165 in reply.
Jamshed was the star again, following his 101 in the series-opening six-wicket win at Chennai with 106 yesterday.
The 23-year-old shared in an opening partnership of 141 with Mohammad Hafeez, which was only ended in the 24th over when Hafeez – attempting to sweep Ravindra Jadeja – missed and was bowled for 76, from 74 balls.
Jamshed’s contribution contained 12 fours and two sixes.
Murray survives scare to set up quarter-final against Istomin
TENNIS:Andy Murray started the new year with a scare as he was pushed to three sets by Australian qualifier John Millman at the Brisbane International.
Murray shrugged off a second set set-back to triumph 5-1, 5-7, 6-3 in two hours and five minutes against the world number 199, to set up a quarter-final meeting with Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.
Murray raced through the opening set with three breaks of the Millman serve but was broken twice in the second as the 23-year-old fought back to take the tie into an unlikely decider.
Fears grew for Murray as he looked in some pain at times in the third set, but he managed to claim the solitary break to wrap up a hard-fought victory.
Canadian Milos Raonic was eliminated 6-3, 6-4 by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.
Brunei prince sets his sights on Asian Tour's Q school
GOLF:Prince Abdul Hakeem Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei is one of a record 761 golfers who will compete in the Asian Tour’s qualifying school in Thailand this month.
The 39-year-old, who was his country’s first Olympian when he took part in skeet shooting at the 1996 Atlanta Games, will need to finish 40th or better to become the first Brunei golfer on tour.
The Prince, who took up golf having watched his grandfather – the former Sultan of Brunei – play, only turned professional last year after getting his handicap down to zero.
He is one of 156 golfers confirmed for the final stage (January 23rd-26th) with more to come from the first stage which features 605 players split into two sections (January 9th-12th and January 16th-19th).
Also taking part at the key final stage is Germany’s Alex Cejka, who has four European Tour wins, and Australia’s Jake Higginbottom, the 2012 New Zealand Open winner.