Pakistan vs Australia

  • Misbah wants Pakistan to challenge Australia January 22, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq on Tuesday urged his team to challenge the Ashes-winning Australia when they play them in their next Test series in the United Arab Emirates in October. Pakistan achieved their fastest run chase of 302 to beat Sri Lanka in the third and final Test in Sharjah...
  • World T20, Pak vs Aus, Super Eight: As it happened October 2, 2012

    Raza Hasan is adjudged Man of the Match. Australia's innings: 20th over, Australia 117 for 7: Michael Hussey hits the boundary off the first ball of the last over and Australia have qualified for the semi-fianls. The boundary also brought up his half-century. Three singles are scored off the next five balls....
  • We need better planning against Aus: Whatmore October 2, 2012

    Colombo: Pakistan need to re-think their strategy for Tuesday's World Twenty20 Super Eight game against undefeated Australia after suffering an eight-wicket loss to India, coach Dav Whatmore said. "We need to rethink a few things, that's for sure, and that will be done," Whatmore told reporters in Colombo without elaborating...
  • Pakistan must down red-hot Australia October 1, 2012

    Colombo: Annihilated by India in their second Super Eight match, an inconsistent Pakistan face with a do-or-die situation and need nothing less than a big win when they take on a rampaging Australia in the ICC World Twenty20 here on Tuesday. Pakistan will have to pick up the pieces from...
  • Stop blaming captain for defeats: Misbah September 12, 2012

    Lahore: The culture of blaming the captain for everything must stop in the country as cricket is a team game, Pakistan's Test and ODI skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has said. "One thing should be clear that the captain alone is not responsible for a defeat or victory," Misbah told reporters in Lahore on...
  • Run chasing still a worry, says Hafeez September 11, 2012

    Dubai: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez on Tuesday urged his team to improve while chasing runs, saying it is a concern ahead of next week's World Twenty20, despite winning against Australia. Pakistan clinched the three-match Twenty20 series 2-1 but were humiliated by 94 runs in the third and final match here on...
  • Pakistan will do well in World Twenty20: Afridi September 11, 2012

    Karachi: Flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi has called on the people of Pakistan to support and pray for the success of the national team in the ICC World Twenty20, to be held later this month in Sri Lanka. Afridi's appeal came after Australia swamped Pakistan in the third and final T20 international...
  • Australia name 12-man squad for final Pak T20 September 10, 2012

    Dubai: Australia cricket selectors have named a 12-man squad for Monday night's third and final Twenty20 clash with Pakistan, with allrounder Glenn Maxwell pressing for a return to the side. Maxwell was 12th man for Friday night's game two which ended in a tie before Pakistan won the single-over eliminator by...
  • 3rd T20: Pakistan aim to clean sweep Australia September 9, 2012

    After clinching the three-match Twenty20 series, Pakistan would aim for a clean sweep in the third and final match against Australia in Dubai on Monday. Australia won't be taking the field considering the match as a dead rubber encounter. Going into this series, Australia were never the favourites, but they had...
  • Whatmore happy with Pakistan's Twenty20 progress September 9, 2012

    Dubai: Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore on Sunday said he was happy with the team's progress in the shortest format of the game ahead of this month's World Twenty20, saying the team was responding well. Pakistan pulled off a sensational super over win against Australia in the second Twenty20 here on Friday,...
  • Bailey bemused by Australia's lowly T20 rank September 8, 2012

    Dubai: Australia captain George Bailey was left scratching his head as to how his side was now ranked below Ireland in the Twenty20 rankings after their super over defeat in the second Twenty20 international against Pakistan on Friday. Australia and Pakistan were locked at 151 after 40 overs before the Pakistanis...
  • 2nd T20: Pakistan look to keep Aus on the mat September 6, 2012

    Australia and Pakistan will face each other again in the second Twenty20 Match on Friday and after winning the first T20, Pakistan will be hope to repeat the fantastic performance once again. The seven-wicket loss in the first T20 on Wednesday was Australia's heaviest in terms of balls to spare for...
  • Hafeez confident of Pakistan in Twenty20s September 6, 2012

    Dubai: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez said he is confident his team will beat Australia in the Twenty20 series and go on to prosper at the World Twenty20 championship in Sri Lanka. Pakistan trounced Australia by seven wickets in the first Twenty20 international on Wednesday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match...
  • Afridi doubtful for T20 series against Australia September 4, 2012

    Dubai: Allrounder Shahid Afridi is a major injury doubt for Pakistan ahead of their Twenty20 series against Australia in Dubai. "You must have witnessed it yesterday -- Shahid had a thumb injury, where his left thumb was wounded quite badly, the skin tore off and blood was oozing quite profusely," team...
  • Australia-Pakistan get down to T20 tussle September 4, 2012

    Australia, after clinching the ODI series 2-1 against Pakistan, will now set their sights on the three-match Twenty20 series starting on Wednesday. Both the teams, especially Australia, are taking this as a practice series ahead of the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 in September. It has been a challenging tour for Australia...
  • Akram lashes out at Pak for losing ODI series September 4, 2012

    Karachi: Former captain Wasim Akram on Tuesday lashed out at the Pakistan team after they lost the one-day series 1-2 to a depleted Australian side following their three-wicket loss in the third match at UAE on Monday night. Giving his comments on the third one-day international to Geo News channel, Wasim...
  • Clarke lauds Australia's Sharjah heroics September 4, 2012

    Sharjah: Captain Michael Clarke on Tuesday praised a professional Australia on foiling Pakistan's bid to win a one-day international series, saying the players were really proud of their performance. Australia edged out Pakistan by three wickets in a hard-fought third and final match early on Tuesday, preventing their rivals from winning...
  • 'Pakistan series good preparation for World T20' September 4, 2012

    Sharjah: Fit-again allrounder Shane Watson hoped a three-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan will give a good preparation to his side for next month’s World Twenty20. The 31-year-old joined the Twenty20 squad here after missing the three-match one-day series due to a calf injury sustained on the team’s tour of England...
  • Pakistan vs Australia, 3rd ODI September 4, 2012

    Mitchell Starc (left) celebrates after taking the wicket of Kamran Akmal. (AP Photo)Abdur Rehman with his teammates after taking the wicket of David Warner. (AP Photo)Saeed Ajmal celebrates after dismissing Michael Clarke. (AP Photo)
  • Clarke shares blame for Pakistan loss September 1, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Australia skipper Michael Clarke admitted on Saturday that he had been wrong in choosing to bat first against Pakistan in the second one-day international between the two teams in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Pakistan thumped Australia by seven wickets to level the three-match series at 1-1, leaving the prospect...
  • Misbah rues Pakistan batting failure August 29, 2012

    Sharjah: Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq on Wednesday regretted his team's long-term problems in batting and said he hoped his players learned quickly to avoid another series defeat. Pakistan lost the first one-day international against Australia by four wickets here on Tuesday after another batting collapse saw them bowled out for 198 in 45.1...
  • A sincere effort will help us beat Aus: Afridi August 27, 2012

    Karachi: Flamboyant Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi has left for the United Arab Emirates with a plea to his team-mates to play as a united outfit against Australia during the one-day series starting on Tuesday. Insisting that though the conditions in UAE would suit Pakistan more than the Australians, Afridi said still...
  • Aus aim to rediscover the form against Pak August 27, 2012

    Sharjah: Australia will be looking to rediscover the form that allowed it to dominate the one-day international format in recent years when the three-match series against Pakistan starts on Tuesday in Sharjah. The Australians were No. 1 until a 4-0 loss to England and other results demoted the team to fourth...
  • Mitchell Starc relishes Pakistan challenge August 26, 2012

    Sharjah: Lanky Australian paceman Mitchell Starc said on Sunday he believes fast bowlers will play a big role on the dry pitches in the limited-overs series against Pakistan starting this week. The fast-rising left-armer grabbed 4 for 47 and was ably assisted by new-ball partner James Pattinson (3 for 46) and...
  • Good time to be playing Australia: Whatmore August 25, 2012

    Dubai: Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore believes his side will have the edge over Australia in the One-Day International and Twenty20 series in the United Arab Emirates as they are more familiar with conditions and the visitors are dealing with injuries and retirements. The teams meet in three ODIs and three Twenty20s...
  • Australia ready for spin test: Warner August 23, 2012

    Dubai: Australia are ready for a trial by spin during their tour of the United Arab Emirates, opening batsman David Warner said on Thursday. Warner's reputation, forged initially in Twenty20 cricket, is for blitzkrieg batting at the top of the order and he has a strike-rate in excess of 140 runs...
  • Is Mohd. Akram the new Pak bowling coach? August 19, 2012

    Lahore: Confusion prevailed over appointment of Mohammad Akram as the new bowling coach of the Pakistan team with a PCB official denying any such development even as the news appeared on a cricket website on Sunday. The news, credited to sources, had appeared on a cricket website that Akram had been...
  • McDermott added to Aus squad for UAE August 16, 2012

    Alister McDermott is set to follow his father Craig into international cricket after being added to Australia's squad for the one-day series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. The 21-year-old McDermott, who was the leading wicket-taker in Australia's domestic one-day competition last season, replaces Clint McKay in the squad for...