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Toss to play a vital role in 3rd Test: Sarfraz Nawaz

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th November 2014

Toss to play a vital role in 3rd Test: Sarfraz Nawaz ISLAMABAD: Former Test Cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz believes the toss will play a vital role in the result making of the third and final Test against the Kiwis saying skipper Misbah-ul-Haq should implement a straightforward winning and aggressive mentality while entering the field. Pakistan will play the third Test against New Zealand on November 26. After...


Cricket: Australia squad to play India in 1st Test

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th November 2014

Cricket: Australia squad to play India in 1st Test SYDNEY – The 12-man Australia squad  named Monday for the first Test against India starting in Brisbane on December 4: Australia – Michael Clarke (capt), Brad Haddin, Ryan Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Chris Rogers, Peter Siddle, Steve Smith, David Warner, Shane...


Team mates will determine success of my captaincy: Kohli

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd November 2014

Team mates will determine success of my captaincy: Kohli Virat Kohli says his team mates will determine the success or otherwise of his captaincy when he takes charge of India in place of Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the first test against Australia next month. The 26-year-old batsman will make his test captaincy bow in Brisbane on Dec 4 while Dhoni sits out the first...


Dubai deadlock advances ranking of Pakistanis, Kiwis

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd November 2014

Dubai deadlock advances ranking of Pakistanis, Kiwis ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and New Zealand cricketers have continued to progress in the Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings following the drawn second Test in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday. Sarfraz Ahmed has achieved a career-best ranking of 18th position in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, which were released on Saturday, following...


Cricket: Pakistan 32-1 after Taylor sets up gripping chase

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st November 2014

Cricket: Pakistan 32-1 after Taylor sets up gripping chase DUBAI- Pakistan were 32-1 and chasing 261 for victory after a brilliant century by Ross Taylor lifted New Zealand in the second Test in Dubai on Friday. Taylor’s 104 for his 12th Test century enabled New Zealand to declare their second innings at 250-9 and push for a series-levelling win on the fifth and final...


Cricket: Sarfraz’s hundred lifts Pakistan in second Test

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th November 2014

Cricket: Sarfraz’s hundred lifts Pakistan in second Test DUBAI- Sarfraz Ahmed hit a fighting century to help Pakistan reduce New Zealand’s lead on the fourth day of the second Test in Dubai on Thursday. The right-handed batsman scored an unbeaten 111 for his third century — all this year — to take Pakistan to 392-9 at lunch, trailing by just 11 runs on...


Cricket: Pakistan dismiss for 393 in second Test

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th November 2014

Cricket: Pakistan dismiss for 393 in second Test DUBAI- Pakistan were dismissed for 393 soon after lunch on the fourth day of the second Test against New Zealand in Dubai on Thursday, conceding a 10-run lead to New Zealand’s first innings total of 403. Resuming at 392-9 after lunch, Sarfraz Ahmed fell for 112 while Rahat Ali remained 16 not out. They added...


Cricket: New Zealand 54-1 at tea, lead by 64

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Cricket: New Zealand 54-1 at tea, lead by 64 DUBAI- New Zealand were 54-1 at tea in their second innings on the fourth day of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Thursday. They are now 64 runs ahead after getting a 10-run lead following Pakistan’s dismissal for 393 in the first innings. New Zealand had made 403 in their first knock. At...


Cricket: Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test scoreboard – 2nd Update

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th November 2014

Cricket: Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test scoreboard – 2nd Update DUBAI- Scoreboard a tea on the fourth day of the second Test between Pakistan and New Zealand at Dubai International Cricket stadium on Thursday: New Zealand 1st innings 403 (T. Latham 137, M. Craig 43; Zulfiqar Babar 4-137) Pakistan 1st innings (overnight 281-6) Shan Masood b Sodhi——- 13 Taufeeq Umar st Watling b Craig——- 16...


Cricket: Hussey to lead PM XI against England

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th November 2014

Cricket: Hussey to lead PM XI against England SYDNEY- Former Test batsman Mike Hussey will captain the Prime Minister’s XI against England in Canberra early next year, Cricket Australia said on Thursday. Hussey, 39, who retired in 2013, played 79 Tests for Australia and 185 one-day internationals. The match will take place on January 14 at Manuka Oval, four days before England’s opening...


Cricket: Hafeez to undergo test of bowling action

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th November 2014

Cricket: Hafeez to undergo test of bowling action DUBAI: Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will fly to England for tests on his suspect bowling action, an official said Wednesday. Hafeez’s action was reported during the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi last week. Under International Cricket Council (ICC) rules for dealing with suspect actions, a bowler must undergo a bio-mechanical test in...


Cricket: Australia v South Africa 3rd ODI scoreboard

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th November 2014

Cricket: Australia v South Africa 3rd ODI scoreboard CANBERRA- Scoreboard after Australia’s innings in the third one-day international against South Africa at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Wednesday: D. Warner c de Villiers b Philander—– 53 A. Finch b de Villiers——————— 109 S. Watson c Miller b Behardien———- 40 S. Smith not out—————————- 73 G. Bailey c du Plessis b Morkel———– 12 M....


Cricket: Finch century as Australia score 329 for 5

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th November 2014

Cricket: Finch century as Australia score 329 for 5 CANBERRA- Opener Aaron Finch cracked 109 off 127 balls as Australia amassed a formidable 329 for five off their 50 overs in the third one-day international against South Africa on Wednesday. Finch was in blistering form as the Australians made full use of Canberra’s slow Manuka Oval pitch after winning the toss. Finch hit nine...


Cricket: Pakistan vs New Zealand second Test scoreboard

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th November 2014

Cricket: Pakistan vs New Zealand second Test scoreboard DUBAI- Scoreboard at lunch on the second day of the second Test between Pakistan and New Zealand at Dubai stadium on Tuesday: New Zealand Ist innings (overnight 243-3) T. Latham c Ahmed b Rahat 137 B. McCullum c Masood b Adil 43 K. Williamson b Babar 32 R. Taylor c Masood b Shah 23 C....


Cricket: Ton-up Latham anchors New Zealand in second Test

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th November 2014

Cricket: Ton-up Latham anchors New Zealand in second Test DUBAI: Opener Tom Latham scored his second successive hundred to guide New Zealand to 243-3 on the opening day of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Monday. The 22-year-old followed his 103 in the first Test with another confident unbeaten 137 to help his team cash into the early advantage of winning the...


Cricket: Court panel clears India chief of graft

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th November 2014

Cricket: Court panel clears India chief of graft NEW DELHI- An investigation into scandals in the Indian Premier League has cleared Indian and world cricket chief Narayanaswami Srinivasan of corruption, the Supreme Court heard on Monday. “This individual was not involved in match-fixing activities. This individual was not involved in scuttling investigations into match-fixing,” said a report by an investigative panel released to...


Cricketer Fawad Khan gets married

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th November 2014

Cricketer Fawad Khan gets married PESHAWAR: First class cricketer from Peshawar opener Fawad Khan got married to his cousin at a ceremony attended by  scores of players, well wishers, relatives, elite and people from different walk of life. Wearing a traditional embroidered ‘kurta and shalwar’ Fawad Khan happily received a large number of cricketers. When asked about his dress, a...


Cricket: Pakistan spinners not unplayable, says Latham

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th November 2014

Cricket: Pakistan spinners not unplayable, says Latham DUBAI: New Zealand opener Tom Latham is convinced Pakistan’s spinners are not unplayable, but his team will have to adapt quickly if they want to level the series in the second Test starting in Dubai on Monday. Pakistan won the first Test in Abu Dhabi by a big 248-run marging to take a 1-0 lead...


Cricket: Relentless Pakistan eye series win in Dubai

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th November 2014

Cricket: Relentless Pakistan eye series win in Dubai DUBAI- Pakistan will continue to attack a hapless New Zealand with spin as they eye a series win in the second Test starting in Dubai from Monday. Pakistan inflicted a big 248-run defeat on the Kiwis in the first Test in Abu Dhabi for a 1-0 lead in the three-match series with left-arm spinner Zulfiqar...


Cricketer Shahid Afridi calls on Corps Commander

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th November 2014

Cricketer Shahid Afridi calls on Corps Commander PESHAWAR: Cricketer Shahid Afridi Friday called on Corps Commander Peshawar Lt. Gen. Hidayatur Rehman here at Corps Headquarters, said an ISPR press release. The cricket hero on this occasion reiterated pledge of his foundation and the well wishers about help and assistance to the Temporary Displaced People (TDPs) of Waziristan operation. He informed that his...


Ahmed Shehzad praises batting coach Grant Flower

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th November 2014

Ahmed Shehzad praises batting coach Grant Flower ISLAMABAD: Young Cricketer Ahmed Shahzad has said that the Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower’s sincere inputs have helped the young side of team to perform tremendously. Talking to a private news channel, Ahmad said that Pakistan’s batmen scoring runs against Australia and New Zealand in the last three Tests is a great sight. “Grant Flower...


Green-shirts continue to rise in ICC Rankings

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th November 2014

Green-shirts continue to rise in ICC Rankings ISLAMABAD: Pakistan cricketers have continued to head in the right direction in the Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings released on Friday following the green-shirts third straight victory in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sarfraz Ahmed, Ahmed Shehzad, Zulfiqar Babar, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali and Imran Khan have achieved career-best rankings in the latest player rankings,...


Cricket: Clarke injures hamstring in match against South Africa

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th November 2014

Cricket: Clarke injures hamstring in match against South Africa PERTH, Australia- Australia captain Michael Clarke reinjured his hamstring in Perth Friday, and was unable to play out the remainder of a one-day international against South Africa. The 33-year-old hurt his troublesome left hamstring during a brief stint at the crease at the Western Australian Cricket association stadium on Friday. “Michael has reinjured his left...


Cricket: Australia 300-8 in 1st ODI

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th November 2014

Cricket: Australia 300-8 in 1st ODI PERTH, Australia- Australia made 300 for eight after losing the toss and being sent in to bat in the first one-day international against South Africa at the WACA Ground on Friday. George Bailey top-scored for the home side with 70, including three sixes. Vernon Philander was the best of the bowlers removing both openers in...


Pakistan complete New Zealand rout in first Test

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th November 2014

Pakistan complete New Zealand rout in first Test 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. The victory gave Misbah 15 wins in 33 Tests, bettering the 14-win record of the illustrious Imran Khan (48 Tests)...


Chairman PCB congratulates Misbah, team Pakistan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th November 2014

Chairman PCB congratulates Misbah, team Pakistan KARACHI: Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar M. Khan has Thursday felicitated skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, Team Pakistan, manager Moin Khan, head coach Waqar Younis and the entire support staff on completing a splendid victory against New Zealand in the first Test at Abu Dhabi. Chairman PCB also congratulated Misbah on achieving several personal landmarks during...


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