England vs Pakistan

  • Dernbach yearns for successful start February 10, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Fast bowler Jade Dernbach looked for a successful start to the oneday series against Pakistan after anchoring England's comfortable win over Lions in a practice match on Friday. The 25yearold Surrey paceman took 321 to wreck England Lions for a paltry 96 before England achieved a revised target ...
  • Briggs, Buttler get Eng call for Pak ODIs February 7, 2012

    Dubai: England selectors on Tuesday included uncapped Hampshire spinner Danny Briggs and Somerset batsman Jos Buttler in the squad for the oneday series against Pakistan. Paceman Tim Bresnan returns to the 16man squad after missing the Test series due to elbow injury. Pakistan recorded their first ever clean sweep against England when...
  • Bowlers making batting difficult: Pak coach February 3, 2012

    Dubai: Pakistan coach Mohsin Khan said good bowling from both England and Pakistan throughout the series was making batting difficult, as 16 wickets tumbled on the opening day of the third and final Test here on Friday. England, playing to salvage their world number oneranked team's pride, were 1046 after they...
  • Bresnan to miss Test series against Pakistan January 9, 2012

    London: England seam bowler Tim Bresnan will miss his team's threeTest series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates because of a recurrent elbow injury. The England and Wales Cricket Board says Bresnan's right elbow "flared up" when he returned to action after November's surgery to remove a bone fragment from...
  • Bell says Trott clash can bolster England September 22, 2010

    London: Ian Bell believes fellow England batsman Jonathan Trott's clash with Pakistan's Wahab Riaz will help forge the kind of spirit the team will need to sustain them on their upcoming tour of Australia. Newspaper reports said Trott and Riaz had an altercation minutes before the fourth oneday at Lord's, with...
  • Angry Afridi cuts Irfan down to size September 13, 2010

    Leeds: Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi called for the review system to be introduced into oneday internationals but saved his strongest criticism for Mohammad Irfan after another loss to England. In what turned out to be a tense finish, England won the second oneday international by four wickets with three balls to...
  • Afridi calls for Pak to focus on cricket September 6, 2010

    Cardiff: Pakistan oneday captain Shahid Afridi said he hoped his side could now focus on their cricket rather than bat away a slew of 'fixing' allegations after their return to international duty ended in defeat. World Twenty20 champions England beat Pakistan by five wickets in the first of a twomatch Twenty20...
  • Pakistan try to focus on the task ahead September 4, 2010

    London: Pakistan's scandalhit cricket team sought to focus Saturday on the next stage of its England tour after British police questioned three of its star players over an alleged betting scam. Bowlers Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif and Test captain Salman Butt were all released without charge Friday after the interviews...
  • Pakistan slump to heaviest Test defeat August 29, 2010

    London: England wrapped up the fourth and final test against Pakistan before lunch at Lord's on Sunday, winning a match tainted by allegations of fixing by an innings and 225 runs. The tourists' final six wickets fell for the addition of 106 runs on the fourth day to give England a...
  • Broad thrilled with Test century August 28, 2010

    London: Stuart Broad couldn't resist having a sly dig at father Chris after his maiden Test century helped turn England's series finale against Pakistan on its head at Lord's on Friday. England were 47 for five early on the second day and still deep in trouble at 102 for seven when...
  • Bowden and Hill set to make history August 24, 2010

    London: In a rare feat, ICC Elite Panel umpires Billy Bowden and Tony Hill of New Zealand will create history on Thursday by becoming the first neutral umpires from the same country to officiate together in a Test match. Bowden and Hill will be in charge of the fourth and final...
  • Swann balances our bowling attack: Strauss August 10, 2010

    Birmingham: England captain Andrew Strauss hailed Graeme Swann after his pace attack endured a seesaw few days in the second Test win over Pakistan here at Edgbaston. Offspinner Swann didn't bowl for the second innings in a row as Pakistan were skittled out for just 72 their lowest total against...
  • Butt banking on Yousuf's experience August 10, 2010

    Birmingham: Pakistan captain Salman Butt indicated Mohammad Yousuf would be called upon during the remainder of their series against England after a heavy second Test defeat here at Edgbaston. England won by nine wickets on the fourth day here on Monday to go to an unbeatable 20 up in this fourmatch...
  • England win by nine wickets, lead series 20 August 9, 2010

    Birmingham: England beat Pakistan by nine wickets in the second Test at Edgbaston on Monday, overhauling a target of 118 with a minimum of fuss in the afternoon session of the fourth day. Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott were both unbeaten on 53 as England finished on 1181 after 36.3 overs...
  • Success for Haider amid private pain August 9, 2010

    Birmingham: Zulqarnain Haider overcame personal anguish over his ill father to produce the innings of his life on his test debut to give Pakistan a fighting chance of an unlikely win over England on Sunday. Haider scored 88 after coming in with his team struggling on 82 for five. He...
  • Broad fined for throwing ball at Haider August 9, 2010

    Birmingham: England's Stuart Broad has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for throwing the ball at Zulqarnain Haider during the ongoing second Test against Pakistan, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced Monday. Broad petulantly hurled the ball at Test debutant Zulqarnain, then on 22, at the end of the...
  • Butt tells Pakistan to clean up their act August 7, 2010

    Birmingham: Pakistan captain Salman Butt said his side had to "clean up their own mess" after they were dismissed for just 72 on the first day of the second Test against England at Edgbaston here on Friday. It was the second time in as many innings Pakistan had been bowled out...
  • Kaneria determined to win back place August 3, 2010

    Karachi: Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria has vowed to fight his way back into the national team after being released to join county side Essex ahead of their second Test against England at Edgbaston, which starts on Friday. Kaneria was released from the touring squad in England after Pakistan suffered a humiliating...
  • Pak greats rebuke Yousuf recall August 2, 2010

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board's move to recall former captain Mohammad Yousuf to the national fold has evoked a strong response from former players, who feel the decision would adversely impact the team's rebuilding process. Former Pakistan legspinner Abdul Qadir feels the PCB has lost its nerves after a crushing 354run...
  • Finally Pakistan recall Md Yousuf August 1, 2010

    Nottingham: Pakistan responded to their crushing 354 run first Test defeat by England at Trent Bridge on Sunday by recalling former captain Mohammad Yousuf and so ending the batsman's international exile. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also announced legspinner Danish Kaneria had been released back to English county side Essex ahead...
  • Akmal still has skipper's confidence August 2, 2010

    Nottingham: Kamran Akmal can bounce back from a difficult test match in which he underperformed with bat and gloves, Pakistan captain Salman Butt said on Sunday. "Kamran has to come up and show his character and make a strong comeback," Butt told reporters after England thrashed Pakistan in the first...
  • Butt takes inspiration from Imran July 29, 2010

    Nottingham: Pakistan captain Salman Butt hopes some of the magic of Imran Khan, his cricket hero, will rub off when he leads the team in the first Test against England here on Thursday. Butt's captaincy debut went better than even the most fervent Pakistan supporter could have hoped with a threewicket...
  • Pak bowling attack overrated: Collingwood July 28, 2010

    Loughborough: England batsman Paul Collingwood believes the Pakistan bowling attack that helped end Australia's sevenmatch winning streak has a lot to do to prove it is the best in the world. Pakistan beat Australia in a test for the first time in 15 years, at Headingley on Saturday, to draw...
  • Pietersen in squad for 1st Test vs Pak July 25, 2010

    Leeds: Kevin Pietersen was named in England's 12man squad on Sunday for the first of four Tests against Pakistan starting at Trent Bridge on Thursday despite not having played any cricket for nearly a month because of a thigh injury. England's selectors wanted Pietersen to play for Hampshire on Sunday but...
  • Yousuf, Younis may return for England tour July 18, 2010

    Karachi: PCB chairman Ijaz Butt has not ruled out the possibility of former captains, Muhammad Yousuf and Younis Khan returning to the national team for the Test series against England next month. Butt said both would first have to inform about their availability to play for Pakistan and then the board...