UAE Tour

  • Flower hopes England bloom before World T20 February 27, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Coach Andy Flower says England's youthful side have gained vital experience against Pakistan, which will help them in their bid to defend their World Twenty20 title later this year. England levelled the three-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan with a comfortable 38-run win in the second match in Dubai...
  • KP hits another ton as Eng clean sweep Pak February 22, 2012

    Dubai: Kevin Pietersen scored his second century in as many matches as England beat Pakistan by four wickets on Tuesday to sweep the one-day international series 4-0. Pietersen hit 130 off 153 balls, his highest ODI score, and he teamed up with Craig Kieswetter (43) for a 109-run partnership as England...
  • Pakistan seek lift to avoid England clean sweep February 20, 2012

    Dubai: Pakistan coach Mohsin Khan said his team will need to raise their standards in all three departments to stop England from gaining a clean sweep of the one-day series in the fourth match here on Tuesday. Pakistan have been on the receiving end in the one-day series after blanking England...
  • England players escape unhurt in taxi accident February 12, 2012

    Dubai: Four England cricketers, including Kevin Pietersen and Monty Panesar, escaped unhurt when the taxi they were travelling in was involved in a minor incident in Dubai. Stuart Broad, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen and Monty Panesar were travelling at around 100kph when the taxi's bonnet suddenly flew up and into the...
  • Clueless England in a spin February 6, 2012

    England have aspired to be the best Test team in the world for some time, but once they reached the top they suffered a severe bout of vertigo. The No. 1 ranked-Test team has been humiliated 3-0 in the UAE by a superb Pakistan bowling attack led, admirably, by Saeed...
  • Pakistan win third Test, sweep series February 6, 2012

    Dubai: Pakistan recorded their first-ever whitewash against England on Monday after a 71-run victory in the third Test sealed a crushing 3-0 series win over the world's top-ranked team. England - chasing an imposing 324-run target - were dismissed for 252 on the fourth day of the final Test with fast...
  • Chasing 324 to win, England 36/0 on Day 3 February 5, 2012

    Dubai: England face a tough run chase of 324 to win the third and final Test after Azhar Ali scored a career-best 157 for Pakistan on Sunday. England need another 288 runs in their second innings after ending the third day on 36-0 with captain Andrew Strauss 19 not out and...
  • Wickets tumble on Day 1 of Pak-Eng Test February 3, 2012

    Dubai: England batsmen ruined the terrific job by seamers Stuart Broad and James Anderson to end up at 104-6 against Pakistan on a bowler-dominated opening day of the third Test on Friday. Broad bulldozed the top order with 4-36 and Anderson captured 3-35 to shoot out Pakistan for 99 but left-arm...
  • Misbah non-committal on reduction of Aamer ban February 3, 2012

    Dubai: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said on Thursday that he was saddened by the case of former paceman Mohammad Aamer, who was released from a jail in Britain this week after pleading guilty to corruption and spot-fixing. The 19-year-old was freed from Portland Prison in England on Wednesday after serving half...
  • Mohsin or Whatmore? PCB chairman in a fix January 29, 2012

    Lahore: PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf is in a dilemma over whether to retain interim coach Mohsin Khan on a permanent basis or go ahead with discussions to finalise the deal with Australian Dav Whatmore. Under Mohsin, Pakistan have won three Test series - against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and England - and...
  • England collapse gives Pakistan series win January 28, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Leftarm spinner Abdur Rehman led Pakistan to a crushing 72-run over England and a convincing victory in the series on Saturday, taking a career-best six wickets for 25 as the world's top-ranked Test side was embarrassingly skittled out for just 72 runs. Victory on the fourth day of the...
  • New ball will be crucial, feels Broad January 27, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: The day after a Pakistani cab driver told Stuart Broad that England will be "destroyed" by Pakistan in the second Test, the cricketer did his utmost to defy the cocky claim on Friday. Broad frustrated Pakistan throughout the third day, first by hitting a near run-a-ball 58 not out...
  • 2nd Test: Panesar puts England on top January 27, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Recalled England bowler Monty Panesar spun out the top order and restricted Pakistan to 125-4 for an overall lead of 55 runs at stumps on the third day of the second Test on Friday. Panesar, playing his first Test since 2009, removed Mohammad Hafeez (22), Younis Khan (1) and...
  • Cook praises Pakistan bowlers after fightback January 27, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Opener Alastair Cook praised Pakistan's fightback, which saw them grab four wickets in the last 30 minutes in the second Test here on Thursday, but still believes England have not thrown away the advantage. England were comfortably sitting on 166-1 with Cook (94) and Jonathan Trott (74) closing in...
  • Abu Dhabi a 'nightmare' for fast bowlers: Akhtar January 26, 2012

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar says the cricket ground in Abu Dhabi, where Pakistan and England are engaged in a Test match, does not suit fast bowlers much. "The ground is sandy, thick and hard and it is a nightmare for the fast bowlers to bowl there," Akhtar said. He...
  • 2nd Test: Ajmal late strikes peg back England January 26, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal removed Alastair Cook for 94 and took two more late wickets to restrict England to 207-5 and ensure the second Test is poised at stumps on Thursday after the second day. Cook hit 10 boundaries in batting for nearly five hours and Jonathan Trott scored...
  • Pak in driver's seat after Ajmal's seven January 18, 2012

    Dubai: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal was in mesmerizing form on Tuesday, taking career-best figures of 7-55 as England were bowled out for 192 before his team's openers reached 42-0 at stumps on the first day of the first Test. Ajmal won five lbw decisions after England won the toss and elected...
  • England win last warm-up by 100 runs in Dubai January 13, 2012

    Dubai: Fast bowlers Chris Tremlett and Graham Onions gave England's selectors further food for thought as they spearheaded their side's 100-run win over a Pakistan Cricket Board XI on Friday. Just a day after spinner Monty Panesar took 5-57 to throw his name into the hat for consideration for next Tuesday's...
  • Pacer Junaid to undergo fitness test for Eng squad January 3, 2012

    Lahore: Promising left-arm pacer Junaid Khan will know on Friday whether he will be part of Pakistan Test squad for the series against England in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The 22-year-old is scheduled to undergo a full-fledged fitness test at the national cricket academy before the selectors and national team management...
  • Pak retain Mohsin, Aaqib bowling coach for Eng January 3, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan on Tuesday kept Mohsin Khan as interim coach for next month's series against England as the search continues to find a permanent replacement for Waqar Younis. Khan, 56, was appointed after Waqar quit on health grounds in September, and later helped Pakistan win a clean sweep over Sri Lanka...
  • 'Pak confidence high ahead of Eng test' December 25, 2011

    Karachi: Test series wins over Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have whetted Pakistan's appetite for success and they are capable of beating world number one Test side England next month, coach Mohsin Khan said. However, interim coach Mohsin, who was retained after guiding his team to series victories over the sub-continent...