AZHAR ALI

  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4 6 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round up: New Zealand bowled with discipline and, despite Azhar Ali and Younis Khan's half-centuries, looked set for a lead in the second Test. Pakistan lost Asad Shafiq in seamer Tim Southee's penultimate over for 44 to close the...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 3 1 week ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: New Zealand's batting tail wagged to take them to 403 in their first innings before they returned to dismiss Pakistan's openers on the second day of the second Test in Dubai on Tuesday. After frustrating the Pakistani bowlers...
  • I was sledging, not chatting with Azhar Ali: Steve Smith November 11, 2014

    Sydney: Australian batsman Steve Smith says his captain Michael Clarke may have misinterpreted his sledging with Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali during the second Test in Abu Dhabi as a friendly chat. Early in Pakistan's first innings, Clarke was clearly unimpressed with Smith, who was fielding close to the pitch and engaging...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan close third day on 61/2, lead Australia by 370 November 1, 2014

    Pakistan took a stranglehold on the second Test match against Australia when they opened up a lead of 370 runs at the end of the third day's play on Saturday. Pakistan dismissed Australia for 261 runs to take a first-innings lead of 309. Captain Misbah-ul Haq could have enforced a follow-on,...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 2 October 31, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Roundup: Younis Khan struck his third straight century and Azhar Ali also reached triple figures to put Pakistan in control at 304-2 after the first day of the second Test against Australia on Thursday. Khan, who made 106 and...
  • 2nd Test: Younis Khan, Azhar Ali tons take Pakistan to 304/2 at stumps October 30, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Younis Khan struck his third straight century and Azhar Ali also reached triple figures to put Pakistan in control at 304-2 after the first day of the second Test against Australia Thursday. Khan, who made 106 and 103 not out in the two inning in the Dubai Test match...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 3rd Test: Azhar Ali leads Pakistan's dramatic win over Sri Lanka January 20, 2014

    Sharjah: Azhar Ali hit a superb century as Pakistan notched a thrilling fivewicket victory against Sri Lanka by scoring a rapid 302 for 5 in the third Test on Monday to level the series 11. Ali blazed 103 off 137 balls with six fours and captain MisbahulHaq remained unbeaten on 68...
  • South AfricaPakistan A warmup match ends in a draw October 10, 2013

    Sharjah: South Africa geared up for the first Test against Pakistan after gaining useful batting and bowling practice in their drawn threeday match here on Thursday. They managed 109 for 3 in their second innings with an overall lead of 152 against Pakistan 'A' on the final day at the...
  • 1st Test: Zimbabwe limit Pakistan to 249 for 9 on Day 1 September 3, 2013

    Harare: Zimbabwe cricketers appeared to turn their frustration from an ongoing pay dispute on to Pakistan in restricting the visitors to 249-9 on the first day of the first test on Tuesday. Fast bowlers Tinashe Panyangara (3-71), Shingi Masakadza (2-40) and Tendai Chatara (2-64) shared seven wickets and offspinner Prosper...
  • SA vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 4: as it happened February 17, 2013

    South Africa 2nd innings: South Africa 182 for 6 in 43.1 overs: Dean Elgar hit the winning runs by sweeping Ajmal to deep square leg. South Africa have won by four wickets and they take an unassailable 20 lead in the threeTest series. South Africa 180 for 6 in 42 overs: Another...
  • 2nd Test: Azhar, Misbah dig in as match evenly poised on day three February 16, 2013

    Cape Town: Robin Peterson and Dale Steyn led a South African fightback which left the second Test against Pakistan evenly poised at the end of the third day at Newlands on Saturday. Pakistan were 100 for 3 in their second innings at the close, a lead of 112. Peterson hit...
  • Hafeez urges PCB to organise more Test matches January 14, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez has urged the PCB to organise more Test matches for the national team as he feels that the players can sharpen their cricketing skills only by playing the longest format of the game. Speaking to the media ahead of Pakistan's tour to South Africa at...
  • Has the snub ended Younis Khan's ODI career? August 15, 2012

    Lahore: Serious doubts have emerged over Younis Khan's ODI career after the national selectors decided to "rest" him for the series against Australia, with apparently only the national team coach, Dav Whatmore speaking in his favour at the selection committee meeting. "Only Whatmore spoke out on the need to have an...
  • Azhar shines on rainhit day in 2nd Test July 1, 2012

    Colombo: Azhar Ali equaled his careerbest score of 157 Sunday as Pakistan took firm control of the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka, reaching 488 for 4 before rain brought an early end to day two. Only 44 overs of play was possible under heavy overcast conditions with the match also...
  • Pakistan players warned on tax evasion June 26, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday warned cricket stars against submitting tardy tax returns, rubbing salt in their wounds after they lost the first Test to Sri Lanka. The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued notices to Test and oneday captain Misbahul Haq, Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Taufeeq Umar, Umar...
  • Pakistan look to redress balance in T20 February 22, 2012

    Dubai: Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq said his side are desperate to redress the balance in a Twenty20 international against England Thursday after a oneday series whitewash by the tourists. Pakistan were Tuesday routed 40 by England, who showed a big improvement from their 30 defeat in the preceding threeTest series. Misbah wants...
  • Tendulkar back in top ten of ICC Test rankings February 7, 2012

    Dubai: Sachin Tendulkar rose three places to be the only Indian cricketer in the list of topten batsmen in the ICC Player Rankings for Test released here on Tuesday. Sachin is placed at 10th position along with Pakistan's Azhar Ali, who scored a matchwinning 157 during the second innings of the...
  • Ali named in Pakistan oneday 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 oneday squad. Ali has played just one limitedovers international against Ireland last year but earned the selectors attention after scoring a careerbest 157...
  • Ali, Swann confident of their team's win February 6, 2012

    Dubai: Rivals players Azhar Ali of Pakistan and Graeme Swann of England on Sunday showed confidence their teams can pull off a win in the third and final Test which was set for an interesting finish. England, set to chase 324 runs on an eased out Dubai Stadium pitch, were 360...
  • 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 careerbest 157 for Pakistan on Sunday. England need another 288 runs in their second innings after ending the third day on 360 with captain Andrew Strauss 19 not out and...
  • England collapse gives Pakistan series win January 28, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Leftarm spinner Abdur Rehman led Pakistan to a crushing 72run over England and a convincing victory in the series on Saturday, taking a careerbest six wickets for 25 as the world's topranked Test side was embarrassingly skittled out for just 72 runs. Victory on the fourth day of the...