PAKISTAN VS AUSTRALIA

  • Former Pakistan cricketers worried with team's poor run of form October 11, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's run of poor form against Australia in the United Arab Emirates has prompted former greats to express concerns over the national team's chances of doing well in the 2015 World Cup. "I watch the way our batsmen play today and I feel sad because one sees a total lack...
  • Mitchell Johnson happy to be aggressor in Australian win October 11, 2014

    DUBAI: Fiery paceman Mitchell Johnson on Saturday said he was happy to be the aggressor in his team's attack which contributed successfully in the one-day series win over Pakistan in United Arab Emirates. The 32-year-old left-armer bowled with venom and guile to take six wickets in the two games, 3-24 in...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq vows to fight on after defeat to Australia in 2nd ODI October 11, 2014

    Dubai: Under-pressure Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq vowed to fight on despite losing the one-day series against Australia, insisting he has not thought about relinquishing the captaincy. Pakistan went down by five wickets in the second day-night international in Dubai on Friday, handing Australia an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match...
  • 2nd ODI: Maxwell guides Australia to series win against Pakistan October 11, 2014

    Dubai: Glenn Maxwell decimated Pakistan's spinners by hitting 76 off 81 balls and carried Australia to a five-wicket victory in the second one-day international on Friday. The win gave Australia an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the series with the final match set for Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Maxwell made Pakistan pay heavily...
  • 2nd ODI, Pak vs Aus: as it happened October 10, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first. Team: Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Sarfraz Ahmed(wk), Misbah-ul-Haq(capt), Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Raza Hasan, Zulfiqar Babar, Mohammad Irfan Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steven Smith, George Bailey(capt),...
  • 2nd ODI: Pakistan look for confidence boosting win against Australia October 9, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said his team will look for a confidence-boosting win over Australia in the second day-night international in Dubai on Friday. Pakistan lost by 93 runs in the opening match of three in Sharjah on Tuesday and looked well short on confidence. Steven Smith hit a maiden hundred...
  • Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq denies loss of form due to weight loss October 8, 2014

    Struggling Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq denied shedding weight has caused him to lose form, saying he and his team needed just one good innings to restore confidence. Misbah, 40, shed 10kg during a fitness camp in June this year but has since struggled at the crease scoring just 67 in the...
  • Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez and Junaid Khan out of Australia series October 8, 2014

    Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who was ruled out of the limited over series against Australia with a hand injury, will miss the subsequent Test series against the same opponents as well, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said. Fast bowler Junaid Khan will also return home from the United Arab Emirates...
  • Maiden ODI ton just the start for Australia's Steven Smith October 8, 2014

    Steve Smith is hoping his first century in one-day international cricket is just the start of a new lease of life as a big-scoring top order batsman for Australia in the 50-over game. The righthander's 101 in Sharjah on Tuesday was the backbone of Australia's 255 for eight, which set up...
  • 1st ODI: Steven Smith ton helps Australia thrash Pakistan by 93 runs October 8, 2014

    Steven Smith scored a maiden one day hundred while paceman Mitchell Johnson took three wickets to help Australia beat Pakistan by 93 runs in the first day-night international on Tuesday. Smith, who had never scored a half-century in one-day games before, managed a sedate 118-ball 101 to guide Australia to a...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st ODI October 7, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pakistan and Australia will focus on spin when they start a three-match one-day series in Sharjah, despite the absence of top bowler Saeed Ajmal, who is suspended over his suspect bowling action. Pakistan have been hard pressed to compensate for the...
  • Xavier Doherty replaces injured Marsh in Australia ODI squad October 7, 2014

    Australia have added left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty to their one-day squad as cover for Mitchell Marsh, who will miss the three-match series against Pakistan with a hamstring injury, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Tuesday. Spin played a big part in Sunday's one-off Twenty20 in Dubai, which Australia won by six wickets,...
  • Pakistan, Australia focus on spin for ODI series October 6, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan and Australia will focus on spin when they start a three-match one-day series in Sharjah on Tuesday, despite the absence of top bowler Saeed Ajmal, who is suspended over his suspect bowling action. Pakistan have been hard pressed to compensate for the missing Ajmal, who has single-handedly won them...
  • Australia beat Pakistan by 6 wickets in one-off Twenty20 October 6, 2014

    Dubai: Offspinner Glenn Maxwell polished off Pakistan's top order with the new ball and opening batsman David Warner anchored the run chase with an unbeaten 54 as Australia comfortably won the one-off Twenty20 match by six wickets on Sunday. Maxwell finished with 3 for 13 after removing opening batsman Awais Zia...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, One-off Twenty20 in Dubai October 5, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pakistan and Australia look to build their squads in the shortest format of the game when they meet in the lone T20 international, but both are missing key men. Pakistan, who were World Twenty20 champions in 2009, will be without...
  • Australia need to forget the hype in big year: Michael Clarke October 5, 2014

    A Test series against India, a World Cup on home soil and a much-anticipated Ashes campaign will put Australia's cricketers under heavy scrutiny over the next year, but the team need to make themselves oblivious to the hype, according to captain Michael Clarke. "Obviously, this is the start of a huge...
  • Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez out of Australia ODIs through injury October 4, 2014

    Pakistan all rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been ruled out of the limited-overs series against Australia due to a hand injury he sustained during a practice game. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said Hafeez required five stitches after he split the webbing between the thumb and index finger of his left hand...
  • Mohammad Hafeez unfazed after action reported October 4, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez on Thursday said he was surprised but not concerned after his bowling was reported during the Champions League Twenty20 in India, adding he had no plans to modify his action. The 33-year-old is key to Pakistan's attack in their series against Australia which starts with a...
  • Coach Waqar urges Pakistan bowlers to fill void left by Ajmal October 4, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis urged his bowlers to step up and fill the big void left by the absence of ace spinner Saeed Ajmal when they meet Australia in the limited-overs and Test series. Ajmal, ranked number one in one-day cricket, was last month suspended after his bowling action...
  • Pakistan will miss Ajmal, says T20 captain Afridi October 2, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan's Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi admitted his team will miss suspended ace spinner Saeed Ajmal when they meet Australia in Dubai on Sunday. The 36-year-old offspinner is serving suspension on illegal bowling action and will not be available to play internationally until he is cleared after remedial work and reassessment. Ajmal...
  • New cricket rules in force at Pakistan-Australia series October 1, 2014

    Dubai: The new playing conditions for Tests, one-day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) will come into effect with the series between Pakistan and Australia, which starts here on October 5. The game of cricket has witnessed a sea change since the inception of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1909...
  • PCB not happy with Dubai's bouncy tracks for Australia series September 30, 2014

    Karachi: The PCB is not satisfied with reported comments made by the chief curator at the Dubai Sports city that a bouncy pitch has been prepared for the Test series between Pakistan and Australia. The PCB has reacted to comments by Tony Hemmings that he had prepared a bouncy track for...
  • Younis Khan will not be disciplined by Pakistan September 30, 2014

    Islamabad: Disgruntled batsman Younis Khan will not be penalized by the Pakistan Cricket Board for criticizing the selectors after being dropped from the one-day international series against Australia. "For the moment, we will not take any disciplinary action against him, and hope he will settle down now," PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan...
  • Younis Khan needs to show some maturity: PCB chief September 28, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar said that senior batsman Younis Khan ought to show "some maturity" but ruled out any disciplinary action against veteran star. "I am a bit disappointed at the way Younis has reacted to being dropped from the ODI squad as he is a very senior player...
  • Australia coach Darren Lehmann turns heat on spinner Nathan Lyon September 28, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia coach Darren Lehmann has turned the blowtorch on Nathan Lyon, saying the spinner had not "delivered" in second innings spells to drive the Test team to victory. An orthodox spinner who rarely strays from his stock off-breaks, Lyon will be under pressure to perform in the United Arab Emirates...
  • Aaron Finch takes over as Australia's T20 captain September 8, 2014

    Sydney: Topranked batsman Aaron Finch was named as Australia's new Twenty20 captain on Monday after George Bailey stood down to focus on next year's World Cup. The explosive opener, number one on the Twenty20 international batting rankings, will first take charge of the side during the upcoming series against Pakistan in...
  • Steve O'Keefe, Mitchell Marsh included in Australia Test squad September 8, 2014

    Sydney: Leftarm spinner Steve O'Keefe and allrounder Mitchell Marsh were surprise inclusions on Monday in Australia's Test squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. The uncapped duo were in a lineup that also includes allrounder Glenn Maxwell and the return of batsman Phil Hughes. Australia play two...
  • Misbah wants Pakistan to challenge Australia January 22, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq on Tuesday urged his team to challenge the Asheswinning Australia when they play them in their next Test series in the United Arab Emirates in October. Pakistan achieved their fastest run chase of 302 to beat Sri Lanka in the third and final Test in Sharjah...
  • World T20, Pak vs Aus, Super Eight: As it happened October 2, 2012

    Raza Hasan is adjudged Man of the Match. Australia's innings: 20th over, Australia 117 for 7: Michael Hussey hits the boundary off the first ball of the last over and Australia have qualified for the semifianls. The boundary also brought up his halfcentury. Three singles are scored off the next five balls....