Pakistan vs England

  • Mohsin stumped at Pakistan slump February 29, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan coach Mohsin Khan appeared stumped on Wednesday by his team's lack of form in limited over matches after routing England 3-0 in Tests, saying he had "tried everything". Pakistan whitewashed England in the three Tests but slumped to a 4-0 defeat in the one-day series and lost 2-1 in...
  • Coach clueless about Pak failure in ODIs, T20s February 29, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan's interim coach Mohsin Khan on Wednesday said that he has no clue as to what went wrong in the just-concluded limited overs series, especially after the team's 3-0 whitewash over England in the preceding Test rubber in the UAE. After the commanding performance in the Test series, Pakistan were...
  • Misbah defiant despite ODI, T20 defeats February 28, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan's Misbah-ul Haq on Tuesday cautioned against a drastic overhaul in personnel after one-day and Twenty20 losses against England, warning that change for change's sake could be damaging in the long-run. Misbah failed to guide Pakistan to victory from a winning position in the third and final T20 on...
  • 3rd T20: England beat Pakistan to clinch series February 28, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: England bowlers kept their nerves in the final overs to pull off a sensational five-run win over Pakistan in the third and final Twenty20 on Monday to take the series 2-1. Set 130 to win Pakistan were going along nicely at 107/4 with 23 needed off the last...
  • 2nd T20: Pakistan vs England February 26, 2012

    Jonny Bairstow hits the ball during their second Twenty20 match against Pakistan. (AP Photo)Jade Dernbach reacts after an unsuccessful appeal for a wicket during their second Twenty20 match against Pakistan. (AP Photo)Steven Finn celebrates after taking the wicket of Umar Akmal during their second Twenty20 match. (AP Photo)
  • Misbah to remain as captain for Asia Cup: PCB February 29, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has no plans to strip Misbah-ul-Haq of the captaincy in any format of the sport in the near future, in the wake of ODI series whitewash against England. "Misbah is going to be retained as captain for the Asia Cup and there are no immediate plans...
  • Misbah calls for patience as Pak eye T20 series February 24, 2012

    Dubai: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq on Friday hit back at criticism after his side's 4-0 defeat in the one-day series against England, urging a change of mindset among detractors. "I have said that even after the Test series win that we have to keep patience," said Misbah following his team's eight-run...
  • Pakistan need new pace talents: Akhtar February 19, 2012

    Islamabad: Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar says it is time for the Pakistan Cricket Board and selectors to launch an initiative and unearth new pace talents in the country as there is a lack of quality pacers in the national team. Akhtar said that he was disappointed with the performance of...
  • Pietersen, Cook relish one-day win February 19, 2012

    Dubai: Openers Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook showed great delight in England clinching the one-day series against Pakistan, saying a win in sub-continent like conditions was amazing. Pietersen hit his first one-day century since November 2008, finishing with an unbeaten 111 while Cook scored 80 - narrowly missing a third successive...
  • 'Pak made fools of themselves in two ODIs' February 20, 2012

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar feels that the national cricket team is making a fool out of itself in the ongoing one-day series against England in UAE. "They have made a fool and joke out of themselves in the first two matches. And if they do not improve quickly...
  • Pakistan vs England, 2nd ODI February 15, 2012

    Jonathan Trott walks off after being caught behind during the second ODI at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. (AP Photo)England's Kevin Pietersen walks off after being dismissed during the second ODI against Pakistan. (AP Photo)Imran Farhat drives the ball during his innings on Wednesday. (AP Photo)
  • England beat Pakistan to take 2-0 series lead February 16, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Alastair Cook hit a second successive hundred to guide England to a 20-run win over Pakistan in the second day-night international on Wednesday, giving his team a 2-0 lead in the four-match series. England put up a challenging 250-4 powered by Cook's 102 before they bowled well to restrict...
  • Younis hopes for Pakistan revival February 15, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Experienced batsman Younis Khan hopes Pakistan do not panic and try their best to bounce back against a resurgent England in the second day-night international on Wednesday. England on Monday took the first of the four one-day matches by a convincing 130-run margin after Pakistan were bowled out for...
  • 'No reason why England can't turn it around' February 9, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Fast-rising wicket-keeper batsman Craig Kieswetter on Thursday expressed his confidence in England's one-day side, saying there were no reason they cannot beat Pakistan in the series starting next week. England were routed 3-0 in the preceding three-Test series by Pakistan and now face another big challenge in the four-match...
  • Finn sees redemption for Eng in ODIs vs Pak February 9, 2012

    Dubai: Young paceman Steven Finn said on Wednesday he hoped a fresh and young England squad will put the 3-0 Test series rout by Pakistan behind them in the one-day series which starts next week. The 21-year-old watched from the sidelines as Pakistan registered a first-ever whitewash against England who perisisted...
  • Ajmal sparks new debate over bowling action February 7, 2012

    Dubai: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal has added to the debate over his bowling action by claiming that the ICC allowed him to bend his arm beyond the permitted 15 degrees. Ajmal told the BBC that the "ICC allowed me to bowl 23.5 degrees because my arm is not good, because of...
  • 'I used Teesra delivery in the Test series' February 7, 2012

    Karachi:Mystery surrounds the fate of the much hyped "Teesra" delivery, which Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal claimed he had specially developed for the Test series against England and has used it during matches. Pakistan won the three-match Test series 3-0 against the No. 1 Test side with Ajmal picking up the man-of-the-series...
  • Credit goes to Misbah for whitewash: Miandad February 7, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan batting great Javed Miandad on Tuesday credited Misbah-ul-Haq's sensible leadership for the team's historic 3-0 Test series whitewash of England. "If you ask me, one main factor that gave us a historic sweep of the series I would say it was the captaincy of Misbah. He is a very...
  • Ali named in Pakistan one-day squad February 7, 2012

    Dubai: Azhar Ali has been rewarded for his brilliant batting in Pakistan's Test series sweep against England with a place in the middle order of Pakistan's one-day squad. Ali has played just one limited-overs international — against Ireland last year — but earned the selectors attention after scoring a career-best 157...
  • Misbah ranks Pakistan a cricket powerhouse February 6, 2012

    Dubai: Captain Misbah-ul-Haq wants Pakistan to be recognised as a power in world cricket after leading his country to its first ever clean sweep against England in a Test series on Monday. Few gave Misbah and his team much of a chance against top-ranked England as Pakistan's recent Test successes had...
  • Pakistan cricket sees a new dawn February 7, 2012

    They were not in a hole, it was a ravine full of muck. Terrorist attacks, spot-fixing, team politics, retirements, players going to jail – you name it. It took a root-deep shovel to find the firm ground where Pakistan cricket stands today, having swept the No. 1 Test side 3-0...
  • Younis eyes extending Pakistan career February 4, 2012

    Dubai: A rejuvenated Younis Khan said on Saturday his Pakistan career can go on for at least four more years if he stays fit and continues to perform. Khan scored an unbeaten 115 against England on the second day of the third and final Test that has put Pakistan in sight...
  • Younis ton puts Pak in driver's seat February 4, 2012

    Dubai: Former captain Younis Khan scored the first century of the series and propelled Pakistan to 222-2 against England in the third and final Test on Saturday. Khan grafted an unbeaten 115 off 195 balls and youngster Azhar Ali was 75 not out off 246 deliveries as Pakistan finished the second...
  • Mohsin won't be left jobless: PCB chief February 3, 2012

    Karachi: PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf has assured that interim coach, Mohsin Khan, will not be left "jobless" even if the board decides to replace him. "We appreciate his contribution and we always praise his good work. Even if we decide to replace him as coach he will not be left jobless,...
  • Beating England 3-0 will be big: Misbah February 3, 2012

    Dubai: Captain Misbah-ul Haq believes routing world number one England 3-0 will be a big achievement but stressed his team will not take that extra pressure into the third and final Test starting from Friday. No team has ever registered a clean sweep in the 58 years of Pakistan-England cricket...
  • Pak beat Eng through hard work: Rehman January 31, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Left-arm spinner Abdul Rehman on Tuesday refused to accept Pakistan's success over world number one England was a big surprise, saying the team achieved the 2-0 lead through sheer hard work. Rehman starred in his team's 72-run win in the second Test in Abu Dhabi by claiming a career-best...
  • Ian Bell looks for improvement in 3rd Test January 31, 2012

    Dubai: Out-of-form batsman Ian Bell on Tuesday vowed England will look for improvement in the third and final Test after their abject surrender in the first two matches, saying defeats provide great time to learn. The 29-year-old Bell was among the top-order batsmen who failed miserably in England's ten wicket defeat...
  • England's series defeat hurts Panesar January 30, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Despite starring in his comeback match after more than two years out, England spinner Monty Panesar is still hurting from the 72-run loss that sealed a Test series victory for Pakistan. Panesar took 6-62 for England to be set 145 to win the second Test on Saturday and level...
  • Malik, Razzaq unlikely for ODIs against England January 30, 2012

    Lahore: Experienced all-rounders, Shoaib Malik and Abdul Razzaq, are unlikely to make the one-day squad for the forthcoming series against England in the United Arab Emirates. Sources close to the national selection committee said that after a preliminary meeting and consultations with the team management in Abu Dhabi, it is unlikely...