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Prime Minister endorses Sethi as nominee for ICC Presidentship

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 31st October 2014

Prime Minister endorses Sethi as nominee for ICC Presidentship Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday endorsed the PCB’s nomination of Najam Sethi for the ICC President’s position. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman, Shaharyar M. Khan, and Board of Governors (BoG), have unanimously recommended Najam Sethi as Pakistan’s nominee for President of International Cricket Council (ICC) for the 2015-16 term commencing on July 1, 2015....


Cricket: Pakistan win toss, bat in second Australia Test

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th October 2014

Cricket: Pakistan win toss, bat in second Australia Test ABU DHABI- Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and chose to bat in the second and final Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Pakistan, 1-0 ahead after their big 221-run win in the first Test in Dubai, remained unchanged. Australia, seeking to avoid their first series defeat against Pakistan in 20 years,...


Cricket: Australia line up paceman Hazlewood for South Africa ODIs

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th October 2014

Cricket: Australia line up paceman Hazlewood for South Africa ODIs SYDNEY- Paceman Josh Hazlewood was named Wednesday in Australia’s initial one-day squad against South Africa in November as selectors look to the 2015 World Cup on home soil. The lanky 23-year-old, who has played only two ODIs for Australia and has struggled with injuries, has earnt rave early season reviews for New South Wales. “We...


Cricket: West Indies will be at World Cup, says official

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th October 2014

Cricket: West Indies will be at 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 internal pay dispute, despite a fifth and final one-day international, a Twenty20...


Younis moves up in ICC Rankings

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th October 2014

Younis moves up in ICC Rankings ISLAMABAD: Dubai Test century-makers have vaulted in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following the conclusion of the first Test, which Pakistan won by 221 runs to end Australia’s hopes of moving on top of the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings. Pakistan’s Younus Khan, who scored two centuries in the Test to...


Younis is a role model for all youngsters: Waqar Younis

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Younis is a role model for all youngsters: Waqar Younis ISLAMABAD: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis while praising batsman Younis Khan said he is a legend and is a role model for all youngsters watching cricket. Pakistan beat Australia by 221 runs in the first Test and will play its second Test match on October 30. Waqar said it is a very important victory for us....


Cricket: Bangladesh set 101 to beat Zimbabwe

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th October 2014

Cricket: Bangladesh set 101 to beat Zimbabwe DHAKA- Hosts Bangladesh were set a modest target of 101 to win the first Test in Dhaka after Zimbabwe were shot out for 114 in their second innings on Monday. Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam claimed eight wickets for 39 runs to wreck Zimbabwe’s batting on the third day. Brief scores: Zimbabwe 240 and 114; Bangladesh...


Cricket: New Zealand vs South Africa scoreboard

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th October 2014

Cricket: New Zealand vs South Africa scoreboard HAMILTON, New Zealand- Scoreboard for the rain-abandoned third one-day international between New Zealand and South Africa at Seddon Park, Hamilton, on Monday: South Africa Quinton de Kock not out 80 Hashim Amla c N. McCullum b Henry 12 Rilee Rossouw c&b Henry 0 David Miller b Nesham 17 AB de Villiers not out 33 Extras...


Babar, Yasir spin Australia out to give Pakistan 1-0 lead

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th October 2014

Babar, Yasir spin Australia out to give Pakistan 1-0 lead DUBAI: Pakistan spinners Zulfiqar Babar and Yasir Shah took nine wickets in the second innings as the hosts beat Australia by 221 runs in the first test on Sunday to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. Australia, resuming on 59 for four, put up stiff resistance throughout the fifth day and managed to...


Cricket: Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test scoreboard

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th October 2014

Cricket: Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test scoreboard DUBAI: Scoreboard at lunch on the fifth and final day of the first Test between Pakistan and Australia at Dubai stadium on Sunday: Pakistan Ist innings 454 (Sarfraz Ahmed 109, Younis Khan 106, Asad Shafiq 89, Misbah-ul Haq 69, Azhar Ali 53; M. Johnson 3-39) Australia 1st innings 303 (D. Warner 138, C. Rogers 38;...


Legends Hanif, Miandad pay tributes to Younis for unique feat

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th 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...


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...


 
 
 



 
 
 



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