AZHAR ALI

  • 1st Test: Hafeez double ton puts Pakistan in command on Day 3 4 days ago

    Opener Mohammad Hafeez hit a career best 224 as Pakistan piled up a mammoth 537 for 5 at stumps on the third day of the first Test against Bangladesh on Thursday. Asad Shafiq and Sarfraz Khan both remained not out on 51, steering Pakistan's lead to 205. Bangladesh were bowled out...
  • 1st Test: Hafeez century puts Pakistan in control against Bangladesh 5 days ago

    Khulna: Opener Mohammed Hafeez was 137 not out in powering Pakistan to 227 for one and 105 runs behind Bangladesh after two days of the first cricket Test on Wednesday. Bangladesh resumed their first innings on 236 for four and was bowled out for 332 three overs after lunch. Hafeez reached his...
  • Pakistan fear 0-3 against Bangladesh April 21, 2015

    Wonder if Pakistan ever imagined themselves in this situation before their flight to Dhaka: staring at the possibility of being whitewashed by Bangladesh in an ODI series and hanging onto the excuse of 'team in transition'. If Azhar Ali's appointment as skipper to replace the retired Misbah-ul-Haq raised eyebrows, Pakistan's defeat...
  • We didn't expect to lose against Bangladesh: Azhar Ali April 20, 2015

    Bangladesh clinched a historic first ever one-day series win over Pakistan with an emphatic seven-wicket victory in the second of the three-match ODI series in Dhaka on Sunday. The new-look Pakistan, with just four World Cuppers in their ranks and led for the first time in a series by Azhar Ali,...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI April 19, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed Pakistan: Azhar Ali (c), Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan,...
  • Bangladesh keen to seal Pakistan series in 2nd ODI April 19, 2015

    Mirpur: After ending their 16-year long Pakistan hoodoo, Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan is aiming to seal the three-match series by beating their sub-continent rivals in the second one-day international on Sunday. Bangladesh coasted to a 79-run win in the first ODI at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Friday. The...
  • Pakistan skipper admits shoddy display, vows to hit Bangladesh back April 18, 2015

    Before the start of Pakistan's Bangladesh tour, former captain Rameez Raja had said that it won't be smooth sailing for Pakistan in what may seem to be a harmless neighbourhood tour. On Friday, Rameez' words proved prophetic as Bangladesh broke a 16-year jinx to beat Pakistan in an ODI. A comfortable...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 1st ODI April 17, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Bangladesh have won the toss and have opted to bat against Pakistan in the first ODI. Teams: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan(c), Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Abul Hasan, Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed Pakistan:...
  • 1st ODI: Spotlight on Saeed Ajmal as Pakistan face Bangladesh April 16, 2015

    Saeed Ajmal returns to centre stage after almost eight months hoping to strike early form with a remodelled bowling action when Pakistan open their tour of Bangladesh on Friday. The prolific off-spinner became the most high-profile casualty of the International Cricket Council's crackdown on illegal actions when he was suspended from...
  • Pakistan team arrives in Bangladesh for month-long tour April 14, 2015

    Dhaka: The Pakistan cricket team arrived in Dhaka on Monday for the forthcoming series against Bangladesh. The series, spread over almost a month, will include three One-Day Internationals (ODIs), two Tests and a lone Twenty20, reports bdnews24.com. The squad arrived at the Shahjalal International Airport and went straight to Hotel Sonargaon. The ODIs...
  • Azhar Ali wants Pakistan batsmen to score fast runs April 11, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's new one-day captain Azhar Ali says his batsmen must match the fast pace of modern cricket and score quick runs. The 30-year-old middle order batsman says "definitely cricket these days is going fast and we are surely going to match the pace at the top level." Ali, who played the...
  • Mirpur to host all three Pakistan ODIs against Bangladesh April 6, 2015

    Bangalore: Pakistan are scheduled to play three one-day internationals, one Twenty20 International and two Test matches between April 13 and May 11, 2015 in their first full tour of Bangladesh since December 2011, a media release from Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Monday. The ODI team, led by new skipper Azhar...
  • Pakistan name Azhar Ali as new ODI captain March 30, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's cricket chiefs on Monday named batsman Azhar Ali as the national side's new one-day international captain, despite the fact he has not made the 50-over team in more than two years. The 30-year-old replaces Misbah-ul-Haq, who retired from ODIs following Pakistan's World Cup quarter-final exit at the hands of...
  • PCB pulls up Saeed Ajmal for captaincy comment March 21, 2015

    Karachi: The PCB has not appreciated comments made by star off-spinner Saeed Ajmal where he has promoted the names of Muhammad Hafeez and Azhar Ali to replace Misbah-ul-Haq as captain of the one-day squad. Misbah, who had already announced his retirement from ODIs after the showpiece event, bowed out after...
  • Shoaib Malik, Azhar Ali, Sohail Tanvir on standby for World Cup January 27, 2015

    Karachi: Batsmen Shoaib Malik and Azhar Ali, and pace bowler Sohail Tanvir have been put on standby in the Pakistan squad for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, to be held from February 14 in Australia and New Zealand. A source in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that after discussions with...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4 November 20, 2014

    (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 November 19, 2014

    (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...