PAKISTAN VS AUSTRALIA

  • Younis Khan should be part of ODI squad: Shaharyar Khan October 28, 2014

    Karachi: The national selectors might have ignored Younis Khan from the ODI squad, but Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan on Tuesday said that the senior batsman should be part of the team's 2015 World Cup plans. "In my personal opinion I think Younis should be in the one-day team...
  • Moin Khan warns Pakistan against complacency after Dubai win October 28, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket team manager and chief selector Moin Khan has cautioned his players to stay focused ahead of the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi from Thursday. "Coach Waqar Younis has been emphasising on staying focused and this is the best advice he has given to his players at...
  • Junaid's knee injury more serious than expected October 28, 2014

    Karachi: Left-arm Pakistan pacer Junaid Khan is facing the prospect of being sidelined from cricket for a while after it was revealed that his knee injury was more serious than initially diagnosed. Junaid was sent home from the UAE without playing any match of the ongoing series against Australia due to...
  • Pakistan retain winning squad for second Test against Australia October 27, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan Monday retained the same 16-man squad for the second Test against Australia which won the first match by a convincing 221-run margin. Chief selector Moin Khan said the team has given a good performance and deserved to be retained for the second Test starting in Abu Dhabi from Thursday. "The...
  • Coach Darren Lehmann admits Australia failed to adapt October 27, 2014

    Dubai: Australia's cricket coach Darren Lehmann Monday refused to blame the Dubai pitch and instead admitted his team didn't play well during their 221-run defeat against Pakistan in the first Test. Pakistan took a 1-0 lead in the two-match series on the back of a maiden five wicket haul (5 for...
  • Aussie batsmen need more practice playing spin: Dean Jones October 27, 2014

    Sydney: Former Australia batsman Dean Jones has called for a radical shift in the way Australian batsmen play spin after yet another humiliating Test defeat in Asia, suggesting that they practice facing spin bowling without pads to teach them to play with their bat in front of their leg. Pakistan beat...
  • Younis Khan keeps his defence up against Pakistan board October 27, 2014

    Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan, who capped a memorable Test against Australia in Dubai with hundreds in both innings, said he had thought of skipping the two-match series after being dropped from the 50-over squad. The former captain, who will turn 37 next month, had criticised the selectors and the Pakistan...
  • Pakistan defeat puts fire in Australian bellies October 27, 2014

    Australia captain Michael Clarke said his team would be fired up by defeat in the first Test against Pakistan but clearly needed to improve in all facets of the game to square the series later this week. The defeat by 221 runs in Dubai on Sunday was Australia's second in five...
  • Younis Khan wants to play in World Cup October 27, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's man of the match in the first Test win over Australia in Dubai, Younis Khan, is keen to play in next year's World Cup despite the national selectors sidelining him for the one-day series against the Australians. Younis, who scored twin centuries in the Dubai Test, said he was...
  • 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...
  • Lack of good spinners in Aussie camp helped Pakistan: Yousuf October 26, 2014

    Karachi: The Australian bowling attack lacked sharp spinners and that played a crucial role in Pakistan's victory in the first Test on Sunday, former captain Mohammad Yousuf said. Yousuf's comments came after Pakistan rolled over Australia by 221 runs in Dubai to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. "If you...
  • 1st Test: Younis Khan, spinners star as Pakistan thump Australia October 26, 2014

    Dubai: Zulfiqar Babar took a maiden five-wicket haul and fellow leg-spinner Yasir Shah took four as Pakistan humiliated Australia by 221 runs in the first Test in Dubai on Sunday. Babar finished with 5-74 in only his third Test, while debutant Shah took 4-50 to dismiss a resolute Australia for 216...
  • 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...
  • Record-breaker Younis Khan considered sitting out Australia Tests October 26, 2014

    Dubai: Record breaking century maker Younis Khan on Saturday said he considered skipping the Test series against Australia after being left out of the preceding one-day series. The 36-year-old right-hander smashed an unbeaten 103 as Pakistan reached 286-2 declared in their second innings in the first Test, a lead of 437...
  • Disappointed captain Clarke says lacking match practice October 26, 2014

    Captain Michael Clarke was frank about Australia's struggles to read the spin off the slow Dubai wicket but declined to criticise his team mates after his second dismissal to slow bowling in the first Test against Pakistan. Reduced to 59 for four wickets at the close of day four on Saturday...
  • Michael Clarke praises 'gentleman' Younis Khan October 25, 2014

    Dubai: Australian skipper Michael Clarke praised record century maker Younis Khan as a "gentleman of the game" after the Pakistani notched a century in each innings in the first Test on Saturday. Younis hit an unbeaten 103, following up his 106 in the first knock, to help Pakistan set Australia a...
  • 1st Test: Australia 59/4 on Day 4 chasing 438 set by Pakistan October 25, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan's inexperienced spinners left Australia struggling at 59 for 4 on Saturday at stumps on the fourth day of the first Test after Younis Khan smashed a record-breaking century to give his team a formidable lead of 437 runs. Australia still need 379 more runs to win after losing four...
  • Australia batsmen in familiar tail-spin in Dubai October 25, 2014

    Scars re-opened on a dusty pitch in Bulawayo in August bled profusely on day three of the first Test against Pakistan as Australia's batsmen showed a familiar vulnerability to tight spin bowling on slow wickets. Having sailed to 128 without loss, Australia crumbled against an inexperienced Pakistani attack in Dubai on...
  • Three-ton David Warner feels lucky to match Don Bradman October 25, 2014

    Australian opener David Warner believes luck played a part in his matching illustrious countryman Don Bradman's three consecutive Test hundreds, he said today. The 27-year-old left-hander smashed 133 for his ninth Test century, his third in as many innings following his 135 and 145 against South Africa in Cape Town in...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 4 October 25, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: Pakistan stretched their lead to a commanding 189 runs after inexperienced spinners Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar dismissed Australia for 303 on the third day of the first Test on Friday. Opening batsmen Ahmed Shehzad, 22 not out,...
  • 1st Test: Spinners shine as Pakistan take 189-run lead against Australia on Day 3 October 24, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan stretched their lead to a commanding 189 runs after inexperienced spinners Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar dismissed Australia for 303 on the third day of the first Test on Friday. Opening batsmen Ahmed Shehzad, 22 not out, and Azhar Ali, 16 not out, guided the home team to 38...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 3 October 24, 2014

    (Scroll down for ball-by-ball commentary) Day 2 Roundup: David Warner's aggressive half century led Australia to a solid 113 without loss after Sarfraz Ahmed's belligerent century lifted Pakistan to 454 on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Warner raised his sixth consecutive 50-plus score in Tests and was unbeaten...
  • 1st Test: Australia solid after Pakistan's 454 on day two October 23, 2014

    Dubai: David Warner's aggressive half-century spurred Australia to a solid 113 without loss after Sarfraz Ahmed's belligerent century lifted Pakistan to 454 on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Warner raised his sixth consecutive 50-plus score in Tests and was unbeaten on 75 off 77 balls, with seven...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 2 October 23, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1: Pakistan were 219 for four at stumps on Day 1 after Younis scored his 25th Test hundred and had a 83-run stand with Misbah-ul_Haq for the fourth wicket. Younis came in during the fourth over of the day...
  • Younis Khan proud at record equalling Test century October 23, 2014

    Dubai: Veteran batsman Younis Khan on Wednesday said he was proud to become the first Pakistani to score a hundred against all nine Test opponents and equalling the record of most hundreds for his country. The 36-year-old scored a brilliant 106 to help Pakistan recover from a precarious 7-2 to 219-4...
  • 1st Test: Younis Khan ton puts Pakistan in control against Australia October 22, 2014

    Dubai: Younis Khan proved the selectors were wrong to drop him from Pakistan's limited-overs team by hitting a sedate 25th Test century on Wednesday as Pakistan reached 219 for four on the opening day of the first Test against Australia. Younis, who had criticized the selectors for axing him from the...
  • Mitchell Johnson not in Akram's league yet: Waqar Younis October 22, 2014

    Dubai: Australia's Mitchell Johnson may have threatened some of the best batting line-ups in world cricket with his lethal pace, but Pakistan coach Waqar Younis says that the left-arm fast bowler is yet to reach Wasim Akram's level. For Waqar, who formed half of one of world cricket's most deadly pace...
  • 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...
  • Australia aim for top Test spot in series against Pakistan October 21, 2014

    Dubai: Australia have a chance to reclaim the top spot in the ICC Test Team Rankings when they face host Pakistan in the two-Test series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which starts on Wednesday in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here. A two-nil series win over Pakistan will lift Michael...