Asad Shafiq

  • SA register an innings win over Pakistan, level two-match series 1-1 October 26, 2013

    Dubai: South Africa inflicted an innings and 92 run defeat on Pakistan in the second Test on Saturday and preserved their seven-year record of not losing a Test series away from home. The Test was marred by South Africa's Faf du Plessis being fined 50 per cent of his match fee...
  • Pakistan add three players for SA Tests October 10, 2013

    Sharjah, UAE: Pakistani selectors Thursday included openers Ahmed Shehzad and Shan Masood, and middle-order batsman Asad Shafiq in their final 15-man squad for the two-test series against South Africa starting next week. Shehzad and Masood scored attractive half-centuries in the drawn three-day side match for Pakistan A against South Africa which...
  • Asad Shafiq says sorry after Pakistan's Champions Trophy debacle June 18, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's young batsman Asad Shafiq on Monday apologised to the country's fans on arrival in Karachi after the side's disastrous outing in the ICC Champions Trophy in the United Kingdom. "I am sorry," Shafiq, the first Pakistani player to return home after the national team's depressing showing, said at the...
  • 2nd Test: South Africa pip Pakistan by four wickets to clinch series February 17, 2013

    Cape Town: Saeed Ajmal's 10-wicket match haul proved in vain as South Africa beat Pakistan by four wickets inside four days on Sunday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. After their bowlers took Pakistan's last six wickets for just 22 runs in the first two sessions...
  • SA vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 3: as it happened February 16, 2013

    Live updates from day three of the second Test between South Africa and Pakistan at Cape Town. Pakistan's 2nd innings: Pakistan 100 for 3 in 43 overs: Misbah oozed confidence after starting on a staid note. He tonked Peterson for a two more sixes as Pakistan reached 100 in 43rd over. Azhar...
  • SA vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 2: as it happened February 15, 2013

    South Africa innings: South Africa 139 for 5 in 60 overs: AB de Villiers and Dean Elgan dug in their heels and survived the last hour. Elgar was shaky against Ajmal and was lucky on a couple of occasions. de Villiers was more confident and played the Pakistan bowlers with assurance....
  • 2nd Test: Younis, Shafiq tons prop up Pakistan on day one February 14, 2013

    Cape Town: Younis Khan and Asad Shafiq proved that Pakistan have learned some lessons from their heavy defeat to South Africa in the first Test after all, as their 219-run partnership allowed them to close day one of the second test on 253 for 5. Having been bowled out for 49...
  • South Africa crush Pakistan by 211 runs to win the first Test February 4, 2013

    Johannesburg: Dale Steyn took a career-best 11 for 60 as South Africa wrapped up a crushing 211-run win over Pakistan on day four of the first Test at the Wanderers on Monday. Having taken 6 for 8 in the first innings, Steyn finished with figures of 5 for 52 in the...
  • Sri Lanka annihilate Pakistan in first Test June 25, 2012

    Galle: Nuwan Kulasekara and Suraj Randiv combined to vanquish Pakistan as Sri Lanka triumphed in the first Test by a massive 209 runs on Monday, their biggest win over their Asian rivals. The tourists, set a near impossible victory target of 510, were bowled out for 300 just before stumps...
  • England collapse gives Pakistan series win January 28, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Leftarm spinner Abdur Rehman led Pakistan to a crushing 72-run over England and a convincing victory in the series on Saturday, taking a career-best six wickets for 25 as the world's top-ranked Test side was embarrassingly skittled out for just 72 runs. Victory on the fourth day of the...
  • New ball will be crucial, feels Broad January 27, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: The day after a Pakistani cab driver told Stuart Broad that England will be "destroyed" by Pakistan in the second Test, the cricketer did his utmost to defy the cocky claim on Friday. Broad frustrated Pakistan throughout the third day, first by hitting a near run-a-ball 58 not out...
  • 2nd Test: Panesar puts England on top January 27, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Recalled England bowler Monty Panesar spun out the top order and restricted Pakistan to 125-4 for an overall lead of 55 runs at stumps on the third day of the second Test on Friday. Panesar, playing his first Test since 2009, removed Mohammad Hafeez (22), Younis Khan (1) and...
  • T20: Misbah leads Pak to win over Sri Lanka November 26, 2011

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan put up another clinical performance to win the only Twenty20 by five wickets against Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi stadium on Friday, blanking their rivals in all three forms of the game. Paceman Aizaz Cheema took 4-30 to bowl Sri Lanka out for 141 in 19.3 overs, before...
  • Indo-Pak semi-final: a jackpot for bookies March 28, 2011

    Mumbai: The Clash of the Titans at Mohali is a godsend for the bookies. Call it patriotism or sound business sense, the money is firmly behind India to put it past Pakistan in the semi-final. While the whole country is gearing up to witness the mother of all cricket encounters at...