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Cricket: Pakistan beat Australia in World Twenty20

Pakistan beat Australia by 16 runs in the World Twenty20 Super-10 Group Two match in Dhaka on Sunday. Australia made a brave attempt to surpass Pakistan's commanding 191-5 before being bowled out for 175 off the last ball of the innings at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. It was Australia's first match in the tournament, while Pakistan had lost to India on Friday. The West Indies and hosts Bangladesh are the two other teams in the group, from which the top two will advance to the semi-finals. Brief scores:

Cricket: Australia opt to field against Pakistan

Australian captain George Bailey won the toss and sent Pakistan in to bat in the World Twenty20 Super-10 group two match in Dhaka on Sunday. Australia included 43-year-old spinner Brad Hogg for their first match, making him the oldest player to take part in the World Twenty20 competitions since the inaugural event in 2007. Pakistan made one change from the team that lost to India by seven wickets on Friday, replacing seamer Junaid Khan with 35-year-old left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar.

Cricket: India outclass Pakistan in World Twenty20

India extended their domination over Pakistan in World Cup events with a seven-wicket demolition of the arch-rivals in the Super-10 round of the World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Friday. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra grabbed two wickets for 22 runs in four overs as India kept Pakistan down to 130-7 after electing to field in the Group Two match at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma then gave India a flying start with a 54-run opening stand in eight overs as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men surpassed the modest total with nine deliveries to spare.

Musharraf's lawyers call for suspension of trial

Lawyers for former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf called on Friday for his treason trial to be suspended because they claim the government is colluding with elements of the judiciary to "fix and manipulate" the proceedings. The legal team said it based its claim on "leaked secret communication" from an unnamed source in the office of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. In a statement issued in London, the former military ruler's lawyers called for an "immediate and unconditional suspension of the Special Court and a comprehensive investigation" into their claims.

Cricket: India put Pakistan in to bat in World Twenty20

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and sent Pakistan in to bat in the opening match of the Super-10 round in the World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Friday. India went in with two specialist seamers, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami, while Pakistan chose three new-ball bowlers in Umar Gul, Bilawal Bhatti and Junaid Khan. Defending champions West Indies, Australia and Bangladesh are the other three teams in the group, with the top two advancing to the semi-finals.

Cricket: 'Hero' Akmal cleared in traffic case

Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal was Friday cleared in a traffic violation case after the police officer forgave him, saying he was a "national hero". The 23-year-old was arrested by Lahore police on February 1 for violating traffic rules and scuffling with policeman Mohammad Zeeshan. He was released on bail after being detained for hours and a local court last month issued a warrant against him, ordering him to appear on March 11. Akmal had denied the charges and accused the police of one-sided action.

Pakistan court orders Musharraf to appear or face arrest

A special tribunal hearing a landmark treason case against Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Friday ordered him to appear in person on March 31 or face arrest. The court was due to indict Musharraf on Friday over his 2007 imposition of emergency rule, but Musharraf's lawyers said he was unable to appear because of the threats to his life. The case is seen as a key test of civilian authority over Pakistan's powerful military.

Musharraf hearing adjourned until Friday

A three-member special court on Tuesday adjourned a case against former President Pervez Musharraf until Friday because of a security alert issued by the Ministry of Interior the previous day about threats to his life. The court adjourned the hearing when Ahmad Raza Kasuri, a lawyer for the defendant, submitted a letter by the ministry to security agencies and relevant government departments alerting them about a possible attack on Musharraf.

Musharraf's lawyers 'threatened with beheading'

Lawyers representing Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in a landmark treason case said on Wednesday they had been threatened with beheading and called for a new venue for the trial. They also urged the court to allow Musharraf, who last month became the first former army chief to appear in court for treason, to go abroad for medical treatment. The case relates to his 2007 imposition of emergency rule and is seen as a key test of civilian authority over the country's powerful army.

Musharraf's lawyers 'threatened with beheading'

Lawyers representing Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in a landmark treason case said on Wednesday they had been threatened with beheading and called for a new venue for the trial. They also urged the court to allow Musharraf, who last month became the first former army chief to appear in court for treason, to go abroad for medical treatment. The case relates to his 2007 imposition of emergency rule and is seen as a key test of civilian authority over the country's powerful army.
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