MISBAH UL HAQ

  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 4 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Playing XIs: Pakistan: Shan Masood, Taufeeq Umar, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Ehsan Adil, Rahat Ali New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (c), Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, James Neesham, BJ...
  • Steady Misbah-ul-Haq writes his name in Pakistan cricket history 6 days ago

    Four years and three months ago a frustrated Misbah-ul-Haq considered burning his cricket equipment and leaving the game for good. But on Thursday he made history, becoming Pakistan's most successful Test captain of all time as his men secured a thumping 248-run win over New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. In recording his...
  • Australia win earns Pakistan windfall bonus 1 week ago

    Lahore: Pakistan's cricket board on Thursday announced a team bonus worth nearly $150,000 to reward the side for their first series win over Australia in 20 years. Pakistan routed Australia 2-0 in their "home" series in the United Arab Emirates last week to lift themselves to number three in the...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq proud as Pakistan's best Test captain November 13, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Misbah-ul Haq said he felt proud to become his country's most successful captain, four years after he was handed the job in the post spot-fixing scandal which left Pakistan cricket in tatters. The 40-year-old achieved his 15th Test win when Pakistan routed New Zealand by 248 runs in Abu...
  • Pakistan nail New Zealand by 248 runs in 1st Test November 13, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Misbah-ul-Haq became Pakistan's most successful Test captain with a thumping 248-run victory in the first Test against New Zealand on Thursday. The victory lifted Misbah one ahead of Imran Khan and Javed Miandad's joint Pakistan record of 14 Test victories. New Zealand's No.10 Ish Sodhi delayed the inevitable for over...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 4 November 12, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Fast bowler Rahat Ali's rich haul of 4 for 22 helped to give Pakistan firm control of the first Test against New Zealand on Tuesday despite opening batsman Tom Latham hitting a fighting maiden Test century. New Zealand...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 3 November 11, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day two roundup: Ahmed Shehzad hit a career-best 176 while Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq struck unbeaten centuries before Pakistan declared their first innings on 566 for three wickets in the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Monday. In...
  • 1st Test: New Zealand under pressure after Pakistan's 566/3 November 10, 2014

    Ahmed Shehzad hit a career-best 176 while Younus Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq struck unbeaten centuries before Pakistan declared their first innings on 566 for three wickets in the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Monday. In a lop-sided contest between bat and ball at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Azhar...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 1 November 9, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pakistan have won the toss and have opted to bat first against New Zealand in the first Test. Pakistan went in with the same eleven that defeated Australia last week. Meanwhile, Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson were declared fit by...
  • Pakistan roll out spin trap for New Zealand Test series November 8, 2014

    The leaden-footed Australians found themselves bamboozled by Pakistan's wily spinners and their trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand can expect similar treatment from Misbah-ul-Haq and his men in a three-Test series starting in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar (14) and leggie Yasir Shah (12) shared 26 of the 40 Australian...
  • Misbah is the best man to lead Pakistan in World Cup: Shahid Afridi November 8, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi has said that the captaincy issue of the national one-day team for the World Cup should be laid to rest as Misbah-ul-haq was the best choice to lead the side in the mega event. Afridi told reporters in Islamabad on Friday that Misbah had so...
  • Pakistan want whitewash momentum against New Zealand November 7, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan will look to keep their winning momentum which gave them a long-awaited series victory over Australia when they face New Zealand in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Pakistan achieved a rare 2-0 win with emphatic 221-run and 356-run victories for their first series win over...
  • Pakistan name unchanged Test squad for New Zealand series November 6, 2014

    Karachi: Riding on a wave of success, Pakistan selectors on Thursday retained the 16-member squad that outplayed Australia recently, for the upcoming Test series against New Zealand. There were speculations that Hafeez might get the axe for the Tests against New Zealand as he struggled while opening against Australia, but chief...
  • Captain fantastic Misbah-ul-Haq is no longer 'Mr Tuck Tuck' November 3, 2014

    From the offensive tag of 'Mr Tuck Tuck' to chants of 'Go Misbah Go', the cricket career of Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has gone full circle. On Sunday he silenced his critics by scoring the fastest Test hundred, equalling the mark held by former West Indian great Viv Richards, and a day...
  • Michael Clarke admits spin lesson not learnt November 3, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Michael Clarke admitted his team had not learned their lesson against spin after crashing to their sixth straight loss on the subcontinent against Pakistan on Monday. Pakistan inflicted a 356-run defeat over Australia in the second Test in Abu Dhabi - their third heaviest loss in all matches -...
  • Pakistan skipper Misbah hails 'best ever' win over Australia November 3, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq rates the 2-0 series win over Australia as his country's "best ever" considering his team were without three key bowlers. Ace spinner Saeed Ajmal and frontline pacemen Junaid Khan and Wahab Riaz were all missing as Pakistan inflicted a 356-run defeat on Australia - their...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq best to lead Pakistan until World Cup: Najam Sethi November 3, 2014

    Karachi: Former PCB chairman and Pakistan's nominee for the post of International Cricket Council (ICC) President, Najam Sethi has disclosed how he had to take a firm stand to prevent Misbah-ul-Haq from being removed as captain this year. "They were people who told me that I should look at other options...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq hailed for his aggression in Pakistan win November 3, 2014

    Islamabad: Captain Misbah-ul-Haq was hailed for his aggression and ambition on Monday after leading Pakistan to their first Test series win against Australia for 20 years. Pakistan won the second Test by their best ever margin of 356 runs to take the series 2-0 with Misbah hitting a record fastest Test...
  • Pakistan thump Australia for historic Test series win November 3, 2014

    Steve Smith tried to delay the inevitable before Pakistan crushed Australia by 356 runs in the second and final Test to complete a 2-0 series victory in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Having set the visitors an impossible 603-run victory target, Pakistan claimed the remaining six wickets in a little over a...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 5 November 3, 2014

    (For ball by ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) All-round performance from Pakistan batsmen and bowlers helped them win the 2nd Test by 356 runs and bag a series (2-0) against Australia after 20 years. Day 4 Roundup: Pakistan were on the verge of their first series...
  • Pakistan close on series win over Australia after Misbah-ul Haq's blitz November 2, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan were on the verge of their first series win over Australia in 20 years and victory in the second Test after skipper Misbah-ul Haq rewrote the recod books with his belligerent batting in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Misbah smashed a 56-ball hundred, equalling West Indian legend Viv Richards's...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq equals Viv Richards' world record of fastest Test hundred November 2, 2014

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq equalled the record of fastest Test century on Sunday, reaching the milestone in 56 balls during the second and final Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi. The 40-year-old hit Mitchell Starc for consecutive boundaries to equal West Indies great Viv Richards's 1986 record against England at St John's,...
  • 2nd Test: Australia fight to save match after Younis Khan's epic 213 October 31, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Australia were left with a daunting task to save the second Test and series after Younis Khan hit an epic double hundred to put Pakistan in command on Friday. Younis notched a memorable 213 for his fifth double hundred to steer Pakistan to 570 for 6 declared in their...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 1 October 30, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: AUSTRALIA: David Warner, Chris Rogers, Steve Smith, Michael Clarke (c), Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon PAKISTAN: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed...
  • Pakistan should not take Younis, Misbah to World Cup: Yousuf October 29, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has said that Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq shouldn't be part of the 2015 World Cup squad. Yousuf also blamed the two stalwarts for Pakistan's defeat in the 2011 World Cup semi-final against India at Mohali. "We lost that semi-final because of the disappointing batting performances by...
  • Misbah-ul Haq hails crushing victory over Australia October 27, 2014

    DUBAI: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq hailed his side's first Test victory over Australia in Dubai as "one of the finest wins" but added his team needed to remain focused to win the series. Pakistan thrashed Australia by 221 runs on the fifth and final day with just 21.5 overs remaining in...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 5 October 26, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Chasing a mammoth 438 to win, Australia resume at a precarious 59/4 on the final day of the Dubai Test. Day 4 Round-up: Pakistan's inexperienced spinners left Australia struggling at 59 for 4 on Saturday at stumps on the fourth day...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 October 22, 2014

    Playing XIs: Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Zulfiqar Babar, Imran Khan, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali Australia: Chris Rogers, David Warner, Alex Doolan, Michael Clarke (c), Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Steve O'Keefe, Nathan Lyon TEAM NEWS:...
  • Siddle wants to put pressure on Misbah, Younis in first Test October 22, 2014

    Dubai: Australia's frontline paceman Peter Siddle is targeting the experienced duo of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan in the first Test against Pakistan starting in Dubai on Wednesday. The 29-year-old paceman is likely to share the new ball with the livelier Mitchell Johnson on a dry Dubai stadium pitch which will have...
  • Too late to remove Misbah-ul-Haq as Pakistan captain: Inzamam-ul-Haq October 19, 2014

    With the word divided on Pakistan's leadership in the 2015 World Cup between Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Aridi, former skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq said that it's too late to meddle with the national captaincy with just over a 100 days remaining for the showpiece event. "I think Pakistan should now continue with Misbah as...