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  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI in Sharjah December 14, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Pakistan opted to bat against New Zealand in Sharjah Playing XIs: New Zealand: Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), James Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez,...
  • Groin strain forces NZ's Kyle Mills to return home ahead of 3rd ODI December 14, 2014

    Dubai: Pace bowler Kyle Mills will take no further part in New Zealand's one-day series against Pakistan after injuring his groin in training, the team said on Saturday. Mills, 34, sustained the injury while bowling in the nets ahead of the second one-day international against Pakistan at Sharjah. A timeline for Mills's...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq in doubt for third New Zealand ODI December 13, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Saturday admitted skipper Misbah-ul-Haq remains doubtful for the third one-day international against New Zealand after he hurt his hamstring. Misbah fell awkwardly while chasing a shot in the third over of New Zealand's innings during the second day-night international in Sharjah. New Zealand won the match...
  • Adam Milne reprimanded, Misbah-ul Haq fined for breach of Code of Conduct December 13, 2014

    Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq was fined 15 percent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire's decision and Kiwi bowler Adam Milne was reprimanded for using obscene language during an one-day international in Sharjah. New Zealand won the match by four wickets on Friday to level the five-match series...
  • 2nd ODI: Williamson, Henry take New Zealand to a 4-wicket win over Pakistan December 13, 2014

    Sharjah: Captain Kane Williamson smashed his sixth century in the last seven limited-overs matches and fast bowler Matt Henry grabbed 4 for 45 as New Zealand defeated Pakistan by four wickets in the second one-day international to level the five-match series 1-1 on Friday. Williamson held the innings together with an...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI December 12, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat. Playing XI: New Zealand: Dean Brownlie, Anton Devcich, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Daniel Vettori, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Asad...
  • Pakistan think-tank has 2015 World Cup in mind December 12, 2014

    Karachi: Keeping in mind the 2015 World Cup, Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan and head coach Waqar Younis are contemplating using a different bowling combination for the last three one-day internationals against New Zealand in the UAE. A reliable source close to the national team management told PTI that new bowlers,...
  • World Cup is the ultimate goal, says Misbah-ul-Haq December 10, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said he is willing to conduct experiments with the squad with the aim of making a strong showing at the upcoming 2015 World Cup. Pakistan are currently leading against New Zealand 1-0 in a five-match One-Day International (ODI) series. They are scheduled to play the second...
  • PCB may send Mohammad Hafeez back home December 10, 2014

    Dubai: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) may consider sending suspended all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez back home from their ongoing One-day International (ODI) series against New Zealand, it was reported by The Dawn on Tuesday. Pakistan is leading the five-match series 1-0 after winning the first match by 3 wickets in Dubai. The...
  • Pressure on Younis Khan to perform in NZ ODIs: Shoaib Akhtar December 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former star players Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Yousuf feel that the next few one-day games against New Zealand will decide the future of senior batsman Younis Khan in limited-overs cricket. Both the players felt that Younis must be feeling the pressure now to perform and justify his place in...
  • Sachithra Senanayake recalled by Sri Lanka after action cleared December 9, 2014

    Colombo: Off spin bowler Sachithra Senanayake has been recalled by Sri Lanka hours after his reformed bowling action was deemed legal Tuesday by the International Cricket Council. Senanayake was added to the Sri Lanka squad to play the remaining two one-day internationals against England because strike bowler and left-arm spinner Rangana...
  • Haris Sohail happy to help suspension-hit Pakistan December 9, 2014

    Pakistan's newcomer Haris Sohail on Tuesday showed confidence he can help his team's bowling which has been hit badly by the suspension of ace spinner Saeed Ajmal and allrounder Mohammad Hafeez. The 25-year-old bowled 10 overs for 39 runs before hitting an unbeaten career best 85 to anchor Pakistan's three-wicket win...
  • Kane Williamson, Sachithra Senanayake cleared by ICC to bowl again December 9, 2014

    Melboune: Sri Lanka's Sachithra Senanayake and New Zealand's Kane Williamson have both been cleared of the charge of illegal bowling actions and can resume bowling in international cricket. The pair were banned from bowling earlier in the year after their actions were found to go beyond the 15 degrees of elbow...
  • 1st ODI: Haris, Afridi guide Pakistan to narrow win over New Zealand December 9, 2014

    Little-known Haris Sohail and experienced Shahid Afridi hit splendid half centuries to lead Pakistan to a three-wicket win over New Zealand in the first one-day international on Monday. Sohail, playing in his only fifth ODI, made a career-best unbeaten 85 off 109 balls and Afridi scored 61 off 51 balls to...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI December 8, 2014

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page Playing XIs: Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Haris Sohail, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Sarfraz Ahmed(wk), Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Mohammad Irfan New Zealand: Dean Brownlie, Anton Devcich, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Luke...
  • Jesse Ryder not in New Zealand's World Cup plans December 8, 2014

    Wellington: Troubled batsman Jesse Ryder's chequered past came back to haunt him on Monday when New Zealand selectors left him out of a preliminary 30-man World Cup squad. The 30-year-old is regarded as one of the Black Caps' few match-winners but his career has been littered with alcohol-fuelled incidents and chief...
  • Pakistan, New Zealand build for cricket World Cup with ODI series December 8, 2014

    Pakistan and New Zealand start a five-match one-day series in Dubai on Monday with the focus on building confidence and momentum for next year's World Cup, which is just two months away. It promises to be a keenly-fought contest after they ended honours even in both the three-Test series and the...
  • Kyle Mills can't erase memory of Pakistan World Cup loss December 8, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand paceman Kyle Mills on Sunday said he cannot rid himself of the childhood memory of the day when Pakistan beat New Zealand in the 1992 World Cup semi-finals and went on to win the trophy. The 35-year-old was a schoolboy then and watched the match in Auckland when...
  • Pakistan's Younis Khan happy to be back in ODI fold December 7, 2014

    Veteran Pakistan batsman Younis Khan on Sunday expressed his delight at being recalled to the one-day team which raised hopes of a final campaign in next year`s World Cup being co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The 37-year-old was recalled to the one-day squad, as well as the 30-man World Cup...
  • Pakistan, New Zealand build for cricket World Cup with ODI series December 6, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan and New Zealand start a five-match one-day series in Dubai on Monday with the focus on building confidence and momentum for next year's World Cup, which is just two months away. It promises to be a keenly-fought contest after they ended honours even in both the three-Test series and...
  • 2nd T20I: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 17 runs to draw series December 6, 2014

    Dubai: James Neesham and Kyle Mills shared six wickets as New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 17 runs in the second Twenty20 on Friday and levelled the two-match series 1-1. Neesham grabbed 3 for 25 and got the key wicket of Shahid Afridi while Mills polished off the tail with 3 for...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I in Dubai December 5, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: Pakistan have won the toss and opted to field. Playing XIs: Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Haris Sohail, Shahid Afridi (c), Saad Nasim, Anwar Ali, Sohail Tanvir, Raza Hasan, Umar Gul New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Anton...
  • 1st T20: Pakistan thump New Zealand to take 1-0 lead December 5, 2014

    Sarfraz Ahmed smashed an unbeaten 76 off 64 balls in his debut Twenty20 and led Pakistan to a comprehensive seven-wicket victory against New Zealand on Thursday. Ahmed, who scored three centuries and three half centuries in his last seven tests, hit eight fours and two sixes in a brilliant knock, as...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st T20 December 4, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Pakistan won the toss and opted to bowl. Paceman Umar Gul's return is a huge boost for former world champions Pakistan ahead of two Twenty20 internationals against an under-strength New Zealand. The 30-year-old is back after suffering from a knee problem...
  • Umar Gul's return boosts Pakistan for New Zealand T20s December 4, 2014

    Paceman Umar Gul's return is a huge boost for former world champions Pakistan ahead of two Twenty20 internationals against an under-strength New Zealand starting in Dubai on Thursday. The 30-year-old is back after suffering from a knee problem that has kept him out of international cricket since the World Twenty20 competition...
  • Mike Hesson lauds New Zealand`s undefeated Test series run December 2, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson on Tuesday lauded his team`s unbeaten Test series run and the bounce back against Pakistan to level the three Tests. New Zealand thumped Pakistan by an innings and 80 runs to win the third and final Test in Sharjah on Sunday, levelling the series 1-1. Pakistan...
  • I would like to bat at number three, says Younis Khan December 1, 2014

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has expressed his desire to play at number three position in the batting line-up in the upcoming one-day series against New Zealand. Younis, who has been recalled to the one-day squad after much bitterness with the selectors over his place in the 50-overs format and...
  • Australia to face India in first 2015 World Cup warm-up December 1, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced the schedule for warm-up matches before next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Each of the 14 teams that have qualified for the World Cup will play two matches between February 8-13. The World Cup schedule had already been announced. Tne...
  • New Zealand name Kane Williamson stand-in skipper for Pakistan ODIs December 1, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand on Monday named batsman Kane Williamson as stand-in captain for the upcoming limited overs series against Pakistan, allowing regular skipper Brendon McCullum to take a break. The move confirmed Williamson's status as McCullum's long-term successor, with chief selector Bruce Edgar saying it would give the 24-year-old valuable experience...
  • Brendon McCullum hails 'band of brothers' after Hughes tragedy December 1, 2014

    Sharjah: Skipper Brendon McCullum hailed New Zealand's "not so easy" series-levelling win in the third Test against Pakistan on Sunday in the wake of the tragic death of Phillip Hughes. New Zealand thumped Pakistan by an innings and 80 runs to level the three-match series 1-1 in a Test overshadowed by...