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Legends Hanif, Miandad pay tributes to Younis for unique feat

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th October 2014

Legends Hanif, Miandad pay tributes to Younis for unique feat KARACHI: Two legendary batsmen and former Pakistan captains Hanif Muhammad and Javed Miandad complimented Younis Khan for striking a century in each innings of a Test match against Australia in Dubai on Saturday. “With grand batting feat he (Younis) proved why he is the best Pakistan batsman of the team” Hanif Muhammad, who created history...


Cricket: Pakistan 116-1, lead by 267 in first Test

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th October 2014

Cricket: Pakistan 116-1, lead by 267 in first Test DUBAI- Pakistan were 116 for one in their second innings at lunch on the fourth day of the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Saturday. Ahmed Shehzad (55) and Younis Khan (26) were at the crease as Pakistan increased their lead to 267 with nine wickets in hand to press their advantage for a...


Cricket: Zimbabwe opt to bat in first Bangladesh Test

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th October 2014

Cricket: Zimbabwe opt to bat in first Bangladesh Test DHAKA- Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor won the toss and opted to bat in the first of the three-Test series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Saturday. Bangladesh handed leg-spinner Jubair Hossain a debut, making him the 74th Test cricketer from the country. Tafadzwa Kamungozi is making his Test debut for Zimbabwe. Teams: Bangladesh:...


Cricket: Pakistan 38-0 at close on third day

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th October 2014

Cricket: Pakistan 38-0 at close on third day DUBAI: Pakistan were 38 without loss in their second innings at close on the third day of the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Friday. Ahmed Shehzad (22) and Azhar Ali (16) were at the crease as Pakistan increased their lead to 189 runs at Dubai stadium. Earlier, Australia were bowled out for 303...


Cricket: Pakistan 328-5 at lunch in first Test

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd October 2014

Cricket: Pakistan 328-5 at lunch in first Test DUBAI- Pakistan, resuming the second day on 219-4, reached 328-5 at lunch in the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Thursday. Asad Shafiq was unbeaten on 56 and with him Sarfraz Ahmed was 27 not out as Pakistan added 109 runs in the morning session. Pakistan lost skipper Misbah-ul Haq to Steven Smith for...


Zahid wants Misbah to lead like 1992 Imran

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd October 2014

Zahid wants Misbah to lead like 1992 Imran ISLAMABAD: Former pace bowler Mohammad Zahid wants Misbah-ul-Haq to lead from the front like Imran Khan did in the 1992 World Cup by batting at number 3 saying this way he can guide the team and his batting unit in a better way. Zahid said during the 1992 World Cup Imran led the team from...


Cricket: Pakistan bats in first Australia Test

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd October 2014

Cricket: Pakistan bats in first Australia Test DUBAI- Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and decided to bat in the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday. Pakistan, without their ace spinner Saeed Ajmal who was last month suspended for illegal bowling action, gave debuts to leg-spinner Yasir Shah and paceman Imran Khan. They have also included a second spinner,...


Cricket: Clarke, Misbah ready for spin challenge

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st October 2014

Cricket: Clarke, Misbah ready for spin challenge DUBAI:  Skippers Michael Clarke and Misbah-ul Haq Tuesday agreed spin will play a major role in the first of two Tests between Australia and Pakistan starting in Dubai from Wednesday. Australia have practiced on a specially prepared spin pitch at Brisbane in the lead up and hired world record Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan to...


Cricket: South Africa cruise to win over New Zealand

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st October 2014

Cricket: South Africa cruise to win over New Zealand MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand- South Africa cruised to a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first one-day international at Mount Maunganui on Tuesday, guided home by a captain’s knock from AB de Villiers. The Proteas ended their run chase at 236-4 in 48.1 overs, easily overhauling the 231 target New Zealand set after losing...


Miandad sees Test series as a comeback to form for Misbah

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th October 2014

Miandad sees Test series as a comeback to form for Misbah ISLAMABAD: Legendary Batsman, Javed Miandad sees the Pakistan-Australia Test series as a comeback one for the skipper Misbah-ul-Haq saying Misbah should aim in winning the series and regain his lost form. Pakistan will play two Tests against Australia between October 22 and November 3, in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Talking to APP, Miandad advised Misbah...


West Indies Cricket Board confirm India tour over

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th October 2014

West Indies Cricket Board confirm India tour over NEW DELHI: The West Indies Cricket Board eventually confirmed late Friday that the team’s tour of India had been abandoned following a pay dispute with their own players. In a statement issued from their headquarters in St John’s Antigua, the WICB blamed their own players for the collapse of the tour. “The WICB clarifies that...


Cricket-Australia hand coach Lehmann contract extension

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th October 2014

Cricket-Australia hand coach Lehmann contract extension SYDNEY: Australia coach Darren Lehmann has been rewarded for his integral role in turning around the fortunes of the team with a one-year contract extension until June, 2017, Cricket Australia said on Friday. The former test batsman took over from South African Mickey Arthur in the wake of last year’s calamitous tour of India and...


Race against time for Hafeez, Junaid to get fit for Ist Test

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th October 2014

Race against time for Hafeez, Junaid to get fit for Ist Test KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Monday issued a health bulletin on injured Pakistan trio of Muhammad Hafeez, Junaid Khan and Wahab Riaz. Hafeez and Junaid are facing race against time to get fit for the first Test starting at Dubai International Stadium from October 22. Paceman Wahab Riaz is likely to miss the Test series...


Mercedes secure one F1 trophy, other to follow

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th October 2014

Mercedes secure one F1 trophy, other to follow SOCHI: The Formula One constructors’ world championship trophy found a new home just down the road from Red Bull’s factory in England on Sunday as Mercedes celebrated a historic first for their ‘Silver Arrows’team. Russian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton might cover the distance in a matter of minutes but it has taken more than...


Cricket: Australia beat Pakistan by one run for series sweep

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th October 2014

Cricket: Australia beat Pakistan by one run for series sweep ABU DHABI: Glenn Maxwell bowled a maiden final over and got two wickets to seal a thrilling one-run win for Australia in the third and final one-day international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Chasing a modest 232-run target, Pakistan needed just two runs in the final over but Maxwell (2-41) kept his cool...


Australia have won the third and final One-Day International

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th October 2014

Australia have won the third and final One-Day International Abu Dhabi: Australia have won the third and final One-Day International (ODI) by a narrow margin of one run and have managed to retain their number-one rank in the ODI rankings. It was a typical case of self-destruction by Pakistan, who managed to get the raw side of a roller-coaster of a match. They managed...


Cricket: Smith, Warner guide Australia to 231-9

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th October 2014

Cricket: Smith, Warner guide Australia to 231-9 ABU DHABI: Steven Smith and David Warner hit contrasting half-centuries to take Australia to 231-9 in the third and final day-night international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Smith notched a sedate 105-ball 77 with only three boundaries while Warner hit a quick 63-ball 56 with six boundaries and a six after Australia won...


Miandad says Misbah not be blamed for loss against Australia

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th October 2014

Miandad says Misbah not be blamed for loss against Australia ISLAMABAD: Legendary Batsman Javed Miandad feels Misbah-ul-Haq should not be criticized and blamed for loss against Australia due to his own form saying the simple fact is that we are unable to produce quality players which is the main concern. Miandad said Misbah is not the problem in the current situation. “Our players are able...


Johnson happy to be aggressor in Australian win

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th October 2014

Johnson happy to be aggressor in Australian win DUBAI: Fiery paceman Mithcell Johnson Saturday said he was happy to be the aggressor in his team’s attack which contributed successfully in the one-day series win over Pakistan in United Arab Emirates. The 32-year-old left-armer bowled with venom and guile to take six wickets in the two games, 3-24 in the 93-run win in Sharjah...


Cricket: Johnson derails Pakistan in second one-dayer

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th October 2014

Cricket: Johnson derails Pakistan in second one-dayer DUBAI: Pace man Mitchell Johnson bowled with fire to restrict Pakistan to 215 after half-centuries from openers Sarfraz Ahmed and Ahmed Shahzad in the second day-night international in Dubai on Friday. Pakistan, trailing the three-match series 1-0, looked well on course for a big total after Ahmed (65) and Shahzad (61) put on a rare...


Cricket: Pakistan bats in second Australia one-day

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th October 2014

Cricket: Pakistan bats in second Australia one-day DUBAI- Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and decided to bat in the second day-night international against Australia in Dubai on Friday. Pakistan, who trail the three-match series after a 93-run defeat in the first game in Sharjah on Tuesday, brought in left-arm spinner Raza Hasan for his one-day debut in place of allrounder...


Cricket: Pakistan look for confidence boosting win

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th October 2014

Cricket: Pakistan look for confidence boosting win DUBAI: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said his team will look for a confidence-boosting win over Australia in the second day-night international in Dubai on Friday. Pakistan lost by 93 runs in the opening match of three in Sharjah on Tuesday and looked well short on confidence. Misbah said his batsmen needed one good innings to...


Pietersen blames Flower for ‘choking’ England

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th October 2014

Pietersen blames Flower for ‘choking’ England LONDON: There were many villains in the England dressing-room but none was bigger than coach Andy Flower, Kevin Pietersen said as he launched a fresh attack on the man he blames for master-minding a covert operation to get rid of him. Forty-eight hours of Flower-bashing did not seem enough to satisfy Pietersen as even when...


Misbah says weight loss not reason for form loss

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th October 2014

Misbah says weight loss not reason for form loss Struggling Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq denied shedding weight has caused him to lose form, saying he and his team needed just one good innings to restore confidence. Misbah, 40, shed 10kg (22lb) during a fitness camp in June this year but has since struggled at the crease scoring just 67 in the 2-0 Test defeat...


Cricket: Pakistan bat against Australia in T20 clash

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th October 2014

Cricket: Pakistan bat against Australia in T20 clash DUBAI: Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi won the toss and elected to bat in the one-off Twenty20 international against Australia in Dubai on Sunday. Pakistan are without their key spinners Saeed Ajmal (suspended because of his bowling action) and Mohammad Hafeez who was ruled out of the limited over series with a hand injury. Pakistan gave...


PCB to hold a 2 day workshop for regional head coaches on Oct 9-10

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th October 2014

PCB to hold a 2 day workshop for regional head coaches on Oct 9-10 ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is holding a two-day per-season workshop for regional head coaches at National Cricket Academy (NCA) on October 9-10. At the workshop, the participants will discuss various issues for the development of players and regional teams, including challenges faced during domestic season, bio mechanics (Suspect Bowling Actions and Remedial Measures),...


 
 
 



 
 
 



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