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Pakistan’s Hafeez reported over suspect action: ICC
Abu Dhabi – Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been reported over a suspect bowling action after the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Thursday. Pakistan won the match by 248 runs to take a 1-0 l...
Pakistan complete New Zealand rout in first cricket Test
Abu Dhabi – Pakistan‘s Misbah-ul Haq became his country’s most successful captain as his team strolled to victory by 248 runs in its first Test against New Zealand on Thursday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Full Scorecard: 1st Test Pakistan v...
Pakistan on verge of first Test win over New Zealand
Abu Dhabi – Pakistan produced another ruthless performance to move to the brink of victory in the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. LIVE: 1st Test Pakistan vs New Zealand in Abu Dhabi Nov 9, 2014 A ninth wicket stand of 36 in 14.5 ov...
New Zealand lose openers after Hafeez’s ton in first Test
Abu Dhabi – New Zealand, set a daunting 480-run target, lost three key wickets and were 69-3 at tea on the fourth day of the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. LIVE: 1st Test Pakistan vs New Zealand in Abu Dhabi Nov 9, 2014 Following a promising opening ...
Hafeez half-ton tightens Pakistan grip on Test
Abu Dhabi – Opener Mohammad Hafeez struck his second half-century of the match as Pakistan tightened their grip on the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The right-hander was unbeaten on 72 and Younis Khan was 26 not out as Pakistan r...
Younis Khan wishes good form had come in Pakistan
Abu Dhabi – High-scoring batsman Younis Khan Monday wished his run of big scores had come in Pakistan where international cricket is suspended due to terrorism. Pakistan have been forced to play international cricket on the neutral venues of United Arab Emi...
Shehzad fractures skull as Pakistan take charge against NZ
Abu Dhabi – Ahmed Shehzad hit a career-best 176 before being rushed to hospital with a fractured skull as Pakistan’s batsmen smashed New Zealand around the ground in the first Test on Monday. LIVE: 1st Test Pakistan vs New Zealand in Abu Dhabi Nov 9, 2014 Y...
Spin great Warne backs misfiring Clarke to regain form
Sydney – Shane Warne Monday said he was concerned about Australia’s batting but backed struggling skipper Michael Clarke to score heavily this summer season. The spin great said the congested home season looms as an opportunity for Australia to win some big...
Empty stands fuel fears for Test future
New Delhi – Pakistan’s stunning series win over Australia may have had fans applauding from afar, but it was played out against a familiar backdrop of empty stands, stoking fears that interest in Test cricket is dying out. Ahead of next year’s ODI World Cup...
Sangakkara, Johnson vie for cricket award double
Dubai – Prolific Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara and fiery Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson were in line for a rare double as cricketer of the year after a shortlist of nominees was announced on Wednesday. The International Cricket Council (ICC) chie...
West Indies will be at Cricket World Cup, says official
Sydney – Cricket World Cup chief executive John Harnden said Tuesday he was confident the West Indies would play in next year’s tournament, despite their shock withdrawal from a tour of India. The West Indies cut short their India tour this month over an in...
Cricket governing body backs chucking crackdown
Dubai – Cricket’s global governing body Monday justified its crackdown on bowlers with illegal actions, vowing to only allow unorthodox deliveries like the ‘doosra’ within the rules. The International Cricket Council (ICC) in its major drive to root out the...
South Africa eye Australia in bid to top cricket rankings
Hamilton (New Zealand) – South Africa’s attempt to top the one-day cricket rankings before next year’s World Cup will depend on a showdown with Australia next month after rain dashed their hopes in New Zealand on Monday. The Proteas needed to complete a thr...
Pakistan’s Hafeez unconcerned over bowling action
Dubai – Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez said Sunday he was confident about his bowling action despite being reported during an Indian domestic league game last month. The 34-year-old is likely to open the batting with Ahmed Shehzad in the first of two T...
Waqar hopes Pakistan comes good in Australia Tests
Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) – Pakistan’s head coach Waqar Younis on Wednesday raised hopes his team will fare better in the upcoming Tests against Australia after suffering a 3-0 whitewash in the recent one-dayers. The countries are now preparing for a t...
Pakistan set to host England and India in 2015
Pakistan and India have not played a bilateral Test series since 2007 because of bad relations between the two governments after the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008. Desperately looking to boost its finances, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is counting on ba...
Pakistan’s Misbah accepts blame for failure of Sri Lanka tour
Lahore (Pakistan) – Pakistan’s cricket captain Misbah-ul Haq on Tuesday admitted his failure with the bat was a “big factor” in his team’s disastrous tour of Sri Lanka. Pakistan were beaten 2-0 in the Tests and lost the three match one-day series 2-1 in Aug...
Pakistan cricket team looks to revive home tours
Abu Dhabi – Pakistan cricket chief Shaharyar Khan said Monday that tours from second-tier and smaller teams could help revive domestic cricket hit by the fear of terrorist attacks. Pakistan have not hosted any international cricket since the terrorist attac...
Wasim says young Pakistani cricket players need more support
Karachi – Former captain Wasim Akram Tuesday blamed a lack of international cricket and the absence of a system for developing young players for Pakistan’s disappointing defeats in recent months. Pakistan lost the final one-day international against Austral...
Pakistan name rookie spinner for Australia Tests
Karachi – Pakistan Tuesday named uncapped leg-spinner Yasir Shah to replace the suspended Saeed Ajmal in their preliminary 19-man squad for the two Tests against Australia starting next week in the United Arab Emirates. Shah, 28, was one of the leading wick...