Pakistan vs Australia

  • New cricket rules in force at Pakistan-Australia series -372525636 minutes ago

    Dubai: The new playing conditions for Tests, one-day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) will come into effect with the series between Pakistan and Australia, which starts here on October 5. The game of cricket has witnessed a sea change since the inception of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1909...
  • PCB not happy with Dubai's bouncy tracks for Australia series Yesterday

    Karachi: The PCB is not satisfied with reported comments made by the chief curator at the Dubai Sports city that a bouncy pitch has been prepared for the Test series between Pakistan and Australia. The PCB has reacted to comments by Tony Hemmings that he had prepared a bouncy track for...
  • Younis Khan will not be disciplined by Pakistan -1915118436 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Disgruntled batsman Younis Khan will not be penalized by the Pakistan Cricket Board for criticizing the selectors after being dropped from the one-day international series against Australia. "For the moment, we will not take any disciplinary action against him, and hope he will settle down now," PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan...
  • Younis Khan needs to show some maturity: PCB chief 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar said that senior batsman Younis Khan ought to show "some maturity" but ruled out any disciplinary action against veteran star. "I am a bit disappointed at the way Younis has reacted to being dropped from the ODI squad as he is a very senior player...
  • Australia coach Darren Lehmann turns heat on spinner Nathan Lyon 4 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia coach Darren Lehmann has turned the blowtorch on Nathan Lyon, saying the spinner had not "delivered" in second innings spells to drive the Test team to victory. An orthodox spinner who rarely strays from his stock off-breaks, Lyon will be under pressure to perform in the United Arab Emirates...
  • Aaron Finch takes over as Australia's T20 captain September 8, 2014

    Sydney: Topranked batsman Aaron Finch was named as Australia's new Twenty20 captain on Monday after George Bailey stood down to focus on next year's World Cup. The explosive opener, number one on the Twenty20 international batting rankings, will first take charge of the side during the upcoming series against Pakistan in...
  • Steve O'Keefe, Mitchell Marsh included in Australia Test squad September 8, 2014

    Sydney: Leftarm spinner Steve O'Keefe and allrounder Mitchell Marsh were surprise inclusions on Monday in Australia's Test squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. The uncapped duo were in a lineup that also includes allrounder Glenn Maxwell and the return of batsman Phil Hughes. Australia play two...
  • Misbah wants Pakistan to challenge Australia January 22, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq on Tuesday urged his team to challenge the Asheswinning 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 semifianls. The boundary also brought up his halfcentury. Three singles are scored off the next five balls....
  • We need better planning against Aus: Whatmore October 2, 2012

    Colombo: Pakistan need to rethink their strategy for Tuesday's World Twenty20 Super Eight game against undefeated Australia after suffering an eightwicket 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 redhot Australia October 1, 2012

    Colombo: Annihilated by India in their second Super Eight match, an inconsistent Pakistan face with a doordie 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 MisbahulHaq 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 threematch Twenty20 series 21 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 12man squad for final Pak T20 September 10, 2012

    Dubai: Australia cricket selectors have named a 12man 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 singleover eliminator by...
  • 3rd T20: Pakistan aim to clean sweep Australia September 9, 2012

    After clinching the threematch 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 sevenwicket 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 10 lead in the threematch...
  • 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...
  • AustraliaPakistan get down to T20 tussle September 4, 2012

    Australia, after clinching the ODI series 21 against Pakistan, will now set their sights on the threematch 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 oneday series 12 to a depleted Australian side following their threewicket loss in the third match at UAE on Monday night. Giving his comments on the third oneday 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 oneday international series, saying the players were really proud of their performance. Australia edged out Pakistan by three wickets in a hardfought third and final match early on Tuesday, preventing their rivals from winning...
  • 'Pakistan series good preparation for World T20' September 4, 2012

    Sharjah: Fitagain allrounder Shane Watson hoped a threematch Twenty20 series against Pakistan will give a good preparation to his side for next months World Twenty20. The 31yearold joined the Twenty20 squad here after missing the threematch oneday series due to a calf injury sustained on the teams 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 oneday international between the two teams in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Pakistan thumped Australia by seven wickets to level the threematch series at 11, leaving the prospect...
  • Misbah rues Pakistan batting failure August 29, 2012

    Sharjah: Skipper MisbahulHaq on Wednesday regretted his team's longterm problems in batting and said he hoped his players learned quickly to avoid another series defeat. Pakistan lost the first oneday international against Australia by four wickets here on Tuesday after another batting collapse saw them bowled out for 198 in 45.1...