PAKISTAN VS AUSTRALIA

  • 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...
  • I was sledging, not chatting with Azhar Ali: Steve Smith November 11, 2014

    Sydney: Australian batsman Steve Smith says his captain Michael Clarke may have misinterpreted his sledging with Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali during the second Test in Abu Dhabi as a friendly chat. Early in Pakistan's first innings, Clarke was clearly unimpressed with Smith, who was fielding close to the pitch and engaging...
  • Younis Khan wishes good form had come in Pakistan November 10, 2014

    Abu-Dhabi: High-scoring batsman Younis Khan on Monday wished his run of big scores had come in Pakistan where international cricket is suspended due to terrorism. Pakistan have been forced to play international cricket on the neutral venues of United Arab Emirates since terrorist attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus in...
  • Pakistan coach Waqar attributes three Ds for Australia success November 4, 2014

    Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis said on Tuesday that determination, dedication and discipline had been the keys to his team's first series win over Australia in 20 years. Pakistan annihilated Australia by 356 runs in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Monday to win the two-match series 2-0, their first...
  • PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan lauds Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq November 4, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar M. Khan congratulated captain Misbah-ul-Haq, head coach Waqar Younis, team manager Moin Khan and the entire support staff after the team registered a dominant 2-0 win over Australia in the two-Test series in the UAE. "I wish to felicitate you (Misbah) on this great...
  • We never ignored Younis Khan for Tests: Moin Khan November 4, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's manager and chief selector Moin Khan has shot back at his critics insisting senior batsman Younis Khan was dropped from the one-day squad only for the Australia series and that he was always in reckoning for the Test rubber. "I just want to make it clear once and for...
  • Retirement crossed my mind after ODI snub, says Younis Khan November 4, 2014

    Karachi: He stole the limelight with his batting prowess in the just-concluded Test series win over Australia, but senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has said that he thought about quiting cricket after being dropped unceremoniously from the ODI squad last month. "Yes the thought of retirement crossed my mind. I was...
  • 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 jump to third position in Test rankings November 3, 2014

    Pakistan have vaulted into third position in the ICC Test Team Rankings, their best Test ranking in seven years, following the conclusion of their series against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Pakistan, who defeated Australia for their first series win in 20 years, have leapfrogged England, Sri Lanka and India...
  • 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,...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 4 November 2, 2014

    (For ball by ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: Pakistan dismissed Australia for 261 runs to take a first-innings lead of 309. Captain Misbah-ul Haq could have enforced a follow-on, but opted to bat again and set an even bigger target for the opposition....
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan close third day on 61/2, lead Australia by 370 November 1, 2014

    Pakistan took a stranglehold on the second Test match against Australia when they opened up a lead of 370 runs at the end of the third day's play on Saturday. Pakistan dismissed Australia for 261 runs to take a first-innings lead of 309. Captain Misbah-ul Haq could have enforced a follow-on,...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3 November 1, 2014

    Day-2 Roundup: 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...
  • Prolific Younis Khan wants to be remembered as a 'team man' November 1, 2014

    Team-man not greatness is what Younis Khan wants to be remembered for in Pakistan's cricket history after his epic double hundred in the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Younis, 36, cracked a magnificent 213 to guide Pakistan to an imperious 570-6 declared in their first innings, leaving...
  • 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...
  • Younis Khan - the gentle 'record-breaking' giant October 31, 2014

    If ever there was a fitting reply, Younis Khan has given it. Overlooked for the ODIs, fighting courtroom battles and at times meted out treatment equalling disrespect of a veteran servant of the game, Younis has sent out a message the way it should be - by performing on the field. 28...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 2 October 31, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Roundup: Younis Khan struck his third straight century and Azhar Ali also reached triple figures to put Pakistan in control at 304-2 after the first day of the second Test against Australia on Thursday. Khan, who made 106 and...
  • 2nd Test: Younis Khan, Azhar Ali tons take Pakistan to 304/2 at stumps October 30, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Younis Khan struck his third straight century and Azhar Ali also reached triple figures to put Pakistan in control at 304-2 after the first day of the second Test against Australia Thursday. Khan, who made 106 and 103 not out in the two inning in the Dubai Test match...
  • 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...
  • 2nd Test: Spin-hit Australia look to bounce back against Pakistan October 29, 2014

    After failing another Asian spin test, Australia will strive to bounce back in the second and final Test against Pakistan starting in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. The world number two team was all at sea against an inexperienced but effective Pakistan spin attack and suffered a crushing 221-run defeat in the...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan wary of Australian backlash October 29, 2014

    Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has warned his team to beware a backlash from a wounded Australia in the second and final Test in Abu Dhabi starting on Thursday. Pakistan thrashed the Australians by 221 runs in Dubai on Sunday, with their spinners rattling through the visitors' batsmen on a slow pitch. The...
  • Waqar Younis warns hurt Australia will bounce back in second Test October 28, 2014

    Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Tuesday warned his team to be prepared for a backlash from wounded Australia in the second Test. Pakistan thrashed Australia in the first Test by 221 runs in Dubai on Sunday. They now seek their first series win over Australia for 20 years in the second...