Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik said he was well geared up to stage a comeback in the first Test against England in Abu Dhabi starting on Tuesday - his first match in the -longer format for five years.
Malik played the last of his 32 Tests in 2010 Nike Vapormax Black , also against England, before losing his place to youngsters Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq.
Malik was only added to the Pakistan squad last week as the 16th member following his excellent performances in the one-day and Twenty20 cricket, and then a door opened for him with a foot injury to Ali.
Malik said he would do his best to succeed.
He accepted that batting at No.3 would be demanding.
"Of course, it would be challenging but that is the requirement of the team and you need to give it your best shot," said Malik.
Malik said he was tuned up to playing the longer format despite mostly playing in the shorter form of the game.
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Malik, who made his international debut in 1999, was made skipper after Pakistan's disastrous World Cup campaign in 2007.
But in the next two years his career nose-dived and he lost his place in lineup for Test matches.
Malik said that since he was dropped the Test team had been doing well and it had been tough to regain his spot.
He is now determined to try and resurrect his career.
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BERLIN, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Eintracht Frankfurt came from behind to beat Hertha Berlin 2-1 on the winner from Kevin Prince Boateng whereas Wolfsburg eased 3-0 past Borussia Monchengladbach to close the 14th round in Bundesliga on Sunday.
Hertha Berlin's opener through Davie Selke wasn't enough as Frankfurt rallied back by courtesy on goals from Marius Wolf and former Berlin player Kevin Prince Boateng.
Vedad Ibisevic had the chance to break the deadlock early in the game but the striker was unable to capitalize on a moment of madness from Mijat Gacinovic, whose misplaced pass handed the hosts a golden opportunity.
However, the hosts gained momentum and opened the scoring with 15 minutes into the encounter when Davie Selke nutmegged Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky to give Berlin the 1-0 lead.
Hertha's opener was a wakening call for the visitors from Frankfurt as Marius Wolf shocked the hosts with the equalizer after drilling a square pass into the roof of the net with 26 minutes played.
After the restart Nike Vapormax 2018 , both sides lacked in rhythm and were unable to produce scoring opportunities. Hence, clear-cut chances were a rare occurrence in the second half.
Things changed in the closing period when former Hertha Berlin player Kevin Prince Boateng wrapped up the victory after providing the winner with a curl into the top left corner with ten minutes remaining in the game.
With the result, Eintracht Frankfurt climbed on the 8th place and is now equal on points with sixth placed Dortmund. Hertha slumped to the 12th place after recording the fifth loss of the season.
Elsewhere, Wolfsburg snapped Borussia Monchengladbach's two-game winning run after cruising to a 3-0 victory in front of home crowd.
The "Foals" lacked in penetration and failed to threat relentless "Wolves", who staged a faultless performance over ninety minutes.
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WELLINGTON, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand government is providing funds to plant more new forests to prevent soil erosion, with 15,000 hectares of new forests to be planted by 2020, an official said on Monday.
A total of 5 Nike Vapormax ,183 hectares of new forest will be planted by 101 applicants who have received support through the 2017 Afforestation Grant Scheme (AGS) funding round, Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston said in a release.
Estimates suggest that 1.1 million hectares of land is at serious risk of erosion, and "forest cover is the best form of erosion control," said Upston.
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The latest funding round drew 40 applications and 400 hectares more than last year's, which brings the total number of hectares funded through the AGS since 2015 to 12,451, putting it well on track to achieving the 2020 goal of 15 Nike Air Vapormax Red ,000 hectares, Upston said.
New forests created through the AGS will improve land-use productivity and regional economic development, she said, adding that it will also deliver environmental benefits such as reducing soil erosion, improving water quality and absorbing around 1.9 million tonnes of carbon every year.
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BEIJING Nike Air Vapormax Blue , Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- With their tangy sauces and sachets of dried meat and vegetables, instant noodles were once the bedrock of China's convenience food, but their sales had declined drasticall.