PAKISTAN VS AUSTRALIA

  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 3 1 week ago

    (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...
  • Mitchell Marsh, Stephen O'Keefe to herald new dawn in Australian cricket October 21, 2014

    Canberra: On the eve of a new Test series against Pakistan, the Australian cricket team is on the verge of a major makeover. With Mitchell Marsh and Stephen O'Keefe expected to receive their first baggy green caps ahead of the first Test, starting Wednesday in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), many...
  • Pakistan seek to end 20-year Australia drought October 21, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan hope to end a 20-year drought against Australia when they meet in the first of two Tests in Dubai from Wednesday, but they are hobbled by the absence of their premier spinner Saeed Ajmal. Ajmal, who has been suspended due to an illegal bowling action, has single-handedly ruled the...
  • Australia's warm-up loss a boost for Pakistan: Waqar Younis October 21, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis believes Australia's 153-run defeat in a warm-up game has helped him find flaws in the opposition for the first Test starting on Wednesday in Dubai. "It's quite nice to see them lose," said Waqar of the Pakistan `A` team`s win in Sharjah in a four-day...
  • Aussie pacer Siddle puts on weight to regain speed October 20, 2014

    Sydney: Set to make a return to the Australian cricket squad against Pakistan for the first Test in Dubai, pacer Peter Siddle said on Monday that he has gained five kilos which has helped him regain the speed coach Darren Lehmann demands from his fast bowlers. "If you put in more...
  • Hafeez not worried about bowling action in Australia Tests October 19, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez said on Sunday he was confident about his bowling action despite being reported during a Champions League Twenty20 game last month. The 34-year-old is likely to open the batting with Ahmed Shehzad in the first of two Tests against Australia starting in Dubai from Wednesday....
  • Pakistan include three uncapped players in Test squad against Australia October 18, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan included three uncapped players on Saturday in their squad for the two-Test series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. Batsman, Haris Sohail, pace bowler Imran Khan and leg spinner Yasir Shah were named in a squad trimmed down to 16. Sohail, a left-hander, scored a century in the...
  • Michael Clarke flops again as Pakistan A beat Australia October 18, 2014

    United Arab Emirates: Australia Test captain Michael Clarke flopped for the second successive time as Pakistan A romped to a 153-run victory on the last day of their four-day warm-up match against Pakistan A on Saturday. Clarke, who scored 10 in the first innings, could make only 5 runs in the...
  • Babar Azam, Haris Sohail tons Pakistan A lead to 338 October 17, 2014

    United Arab Emirates: Young batsman Babar Azam and Test hopeful Haris Sohail smashed centuries as Pakistan A swelled their lead to 338 against Australia on the third day of their four-day match on Friday. Azam, 20, made an unbeaten 114 and rookie left-hander Sohail, who has been named in a 19-man...
  • Doolan's ton takes Australia to 273/8 against Pakistan A on Day 2 October 16, 2014

    Sharjah: Alex Doolan hit an elegant century and Steven Smith continued his fine batting form by scoring 58 on the second day of the four-day warm-up match against Pakistan A on Thursday. Doolan hit a dozen boundaries and three sixes in his knock of 104 off 194 balls before he was...
  • Mohammad Hafeez recovers from hand injury October 16, 2014

    Islamabad: All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has fully recovered from a hand injury and is fit for next week's first Test against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. Earlier this month, Hafeez missed the one-off Twenty20 and the three one-day internationals against Australia after injuring his left hand during a practice match at...
  • Waqar Younis hopes Pakistan come good in Tests against Australia October 16, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis raised hopes that his team will fare better in the upcoming Tests against Australia after suffering a 3-0 whitewash in the recent one-dayers. The countries are now preparing for a two-match Test series which starts with the first Test in Dubai from October 22,...
  • Asad Shafiq's century takes Pakistan A to 305/8 against Australians October 15, 2014

    Sharjah: Asad Shafiq hit an aggressive unbeaten century for Pakistan A against Australia on the opening day Wednesday of a four-day match, a tune-up for the first Test next week. Shafiq, who is leading Pakistan A, reached 108 not out off 156 balls, with 13 fours and four sixes in a...
  • Rookie spinner in Pakistan's preliminary squad for Australia Tests October 15, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan on Tuesday named uncapped legspinner Yasir Shah to replace the suspended Saeed Ajmal in their preliminary 19-man squad for the two Tests against Australia starting next week in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Shah, 28, was one of the leading wicket-takers in the domestic season last year, with...
  • Pakistan playing too less international cricket, says Akram October 15, 2014

    Karachi: Former captain Wasim Akram on Tuesday blamed a lack of international cricket and the absence of a system for developing young players for Pakistan's disappointing defeats in recent months. Pakistan lost the final one-day international against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Sunday to complete a 3-0 rout, and the upcoming...
  • Fit-again Michael Clarke hopes Australia carry momentum October 15, 2014

    Sharjah: Fit-again Australian captain Michael Clarke said on Tuesday that he hopes his team can carry the momentum of its Twenty20 and one-day wins over Pakistan into the two-match Test series starting next week. Australia routed Pakistan 3-0 in the one-day series which finished on Sunday and also won the...
  • PCB to investigate Shahid Afridi's comment on captaincy issue October 14, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will look into comments made by stand-in skipper Shahid Afridi which fuelled speculation about the future of captain Misbah-ul-Haq, board chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Tuesday. The 40-year-old Misbah had opted to sit out Pakistan's third one-day international against Australia in Abu Dhabi and all-rounder...
  • It will be a mistake to remove Misbah before 2015 WC: Mohsin Khan October 14, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan opener and chief coach Mohsin Khan feels that it will be a great mistake if PCB forces Misbah ul Haq to quit ODIs before the next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. "In the first place, Misbah should not have been allowed to skip the ODIs....
  • Younis Khan, Taufeeq Umar named in provisional squad for Australia series October 14, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistani selectors have named experienced opener Taufeeq Umar and senior batsman Younis Khan in a 19-member squad for the two-Test series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates, starting next week. "This squad will be trimmed down to 15 members after the four-day side match against Australia in Sharjah from...
  • Michael Clarke yet to recover for Test series against Pakistan October 14, 2014

    Sharjah: Injury-plagued Australian captain Michael Clarke on Tuesday refused to declare himself fully fit for the forthcoming two-match Test series against Pakistan in the UAE, saying he still had "a long way to go". With Australia's four-day warm-up match against Pakistan A due to start Wednesday, Clarke, who missed the ODI...
  • Javed Miandad backs underfire Misbah-ul-Haq October 13, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan great Javed Miandad has come out in strong support of under pressure national captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who decided to "rest" from the third ODI against Australia. "No one realises that it is because Misbah is not scoring runs is the main reason for the team's recent poor performances in Sri...
  • Mohammad Hafeez to undergo fitness test for Australia series October 13, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's senior all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will know on Tuesday if he can make the Test series against Australia after undergoing a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy. According to the chief medical and health officer of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Hafeez has resumed batting in the nets with the...