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  • Mohammad Hafeez reported for suspected illegal bowling action November 13, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been reported for suspected illegal bowling action during the first cricket Test against New Zealand, which Pakistan won by 248 runs in Abu Dhabi Thursday. The match officials' report, which was handed over to the Pakistan team manager Moin Khan, cited concerns about the legality...
  • 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...
  • Ahmed Shehzad credits Grant Flower for Pakistan batters' turnaround November 13, 2014

    Karachi: After senior batsman Younis Khan, exciting young opener Ahmed Shehzad has also praised the team's Zimbabwean batting coach Grant Flower for raising the bar for Pakistani batsmen. Shehzad said Flower played a big role in the turnaround of batting form of the Pakistani batsmen, who have scored a plethora of...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 5 November 13, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Pakistan are two wickets away from a comprehensive victory over New Zealand in the first Test after the tourists slumped to 174 for 8 in their second innings. After their first-innings run feast of 566 for 3, Pakistan...
  • All we can do is frustrate and learn, says NZ's legspinner Ish Sodhi November 13, 2014

    New Zealand's final three batsmen will be doing all they can to frustrate Pakistan and push as deep as they can into the final day of the first Test before they take what they have learned into the remaining two games, according to legspinner Ish Sodhi. New Zealand are 174 for...
  • 1st Test: Pakistan two wickets away from victory against New Zealand November 12, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan are two wickets away from a comprehensive victory over New Zealand in the first Test after the tourists slumped to 174-8 in their second innings at stumps on the fourth day in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. After their first-innings run feast of 566-3, Pakistan declared their second innings...
  • New Zealand's Tom Latham proud after following father with ton November 12, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: New Zealand opener Tom Latham was a relieved man after following in his father's footsteps with a Test hundred against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. The 22-year-old knocked 103 for his maiden hundred on the third day, emulating his father Rod who scored a century against Zimbabwe in...
  • 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...
  • 1st Test: Pakistan finish day three on top, lead New Zealand by 319 runs November 11, 2014

    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 failed to cope with Ali's reverse swing in a miserly bowled 17 overs...
  • Injured Shehzad ruled out of New Zealand Tests November 11, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad was Tuesday ruled out of the Test series against New Zealand, a day after suffering a minor skull fracture, team manager Moin Khan said. The 22-year-old, who made a career best 176 in Pakistan's first innings total of 566-3 declared, was hit by a bouncer...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan's Ahmed Shehzad fractures skull in first Test against NZ November 10, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad suffered a fractured skull after being hit by a bouncer during the second day of the first Test against New Zealand on Monday. Shehzad, 22, hit a wicket off New Zealand's seamer Corey Andeson. He scored a career-best 176 but was dismissed in the last...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 2 November 10, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day one roundup: Ahmed Shehzad hit a spirited unbeaten century and shared a record-breaking opening stand of 178 with Mohammad Hafeez to steer Pakistan to a commanding 269 for 1 at stumps on the first day of the first Test...
  • 1st Test: Pakistan dominate NZ on Day 1 with Shehzad ton November 9, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Ahmed Shehzad hit a spirited unbeaten century and shared a record-breaking opening stand of 178 with Mohammad Hafeez to steer Pakistan to a commanding 269 for 1 at stumps on the first day of the first Test against New Zealand on Sunday. Shehzad made the Black Caps pay heavily...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan aim to consolidate third position in Test rankings November 8, 2014

    Dubai: Third-ranked Pakistan have a chance to reduce the gap further on second-ranked Australia in the ICC Test Team Rankings when they face New Zealand in the three-Test series that starts at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi Sunday. A 3-0 series win over New Zealand will earn Misbah-ul-Haq's side...
  • Mark Craig ready for spin challenge against Pakistan November 7, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: New Zealand's off-spinner Mark Craig on Friday admitted facing Pakistan in the three-Test series will be a big challenge but his team-mates were ready for it. The 27-year-old, who made a remarkable debut with eight wickets against the West Indies in June this year, will supplement the slow bowling...
  • 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...
  • Playing it the Sachin way: Stephen Fleming on Sachin's autobiography November 6, 2014

    Its not just the Indian stars who are looking forward to reading the Master's book. Former Kiwi skipper - Stephen Fleming too is waiting to get his hands on a copy of the autobiography. ...
  • Maharashtra, New Zealand can collaborate for skill, dairy development: Devendra Fadnavis November 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra and New Zealand have a scope to collaborate in areas of skill development and dairy development, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said. He was speaking during a meeting with a delegation led by New Zealand Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Michael Woodhouse, which called on him here, an...
  • 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...
  • McCullum, Clarke are the two premier ODI captains, says Fleming November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Stephen Fleming's six-year partnership with Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the Chennai Super Kings has been a successful one but the former New Zealand captain rates countryman Brendon McCullum and Australian Michael Clarke as better ODI captains at the moment. "I believe Brendon McCullum and Michael Clarke are the two...
  • New Zealand warm up with a draw against Pakistan A for Tests in UAE November 5, 2014

    Sharjah: New Zealand gained good practice for the three-Test series against Pakistan with a drawn three-day game in Sharjah on Wednesday. The Black Caps made sure all their frontline bowlers got a good taste of the placid Sharjah pitch as Pakistan A scored 153-3 in their second innings on the final...
  • Corey Anderson's 80 earns New Zealand slender lead over Pakistan A November 4, 2014

    Sharjah: New Zealand's top order batsmen faltered against Pakistan A before Corey Anderson smashed a half century to give the visitors a slender lead of 29 runs on the second day of their three-day warm-up match on Tuesday. Left-arm fast bowler Neil Wagner had opening batsman Shan Masood caught at second...
  • Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee rock Pakistan 'A' in side game November 3, 2014

    Sharjah: Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi and paceman Tim Southee shared seven wickets as New Zealand restricted Pakistan 'A' to 215-9 on the opening day of a warm-up game in Sharjah on Monday. Sodhi finished with 4-58 while Southee took 3-20 as the Black Caps got a good bowling work out in the...
  • Pakistan's Junaid Khan out of New Zealand series with injury October 31, 2014

    Pakistan will be without leading paceman, Junaid Khan for the series against New Zealand after he was advised to undergo another six weeks of rehabilitation following his knee injury. The 24-year-old left armer, who has been Pakistan's best fast bowler in recent months, had to return home from the United Arab...
  • Ross Taylor unsure of fitness ahead of Pakistan Test October 31, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand's leading batsman Ross Taylor is uncertain whether he will recover from a calf injury in time to play in the first Test against Pakistan. Taylor missed the one-day series games against South Africa last week, and was still troubled by the injury when the 15-man New Zealand squad...
  • Controversial batsman Jesse Ryder gets World Cup lifeline October 31, 2014

    Aggressive top-order batsman Jesse Ryder was passionate about rekindling his international career after he was thrown a World Cup lifeline by being named in a New Zealand 'A' team for one-day matches in the United Arab Emirates next month. The 30-year-old Ryder has been kept out of the national side after...