PAKISTAN

  • World Cup: Credit to Watson the way he hung in there, says Michael Clarke March 21, 2015

    "If Pakistan had taken that Shane Watson catch at fine leg, who knows what could have happened. It would have been a lot tighter for sure." ...
  • Pakistan on shaky ground after World Cup exit March 21, 2015

    Misbah-ul-Haq's final limited-overs international perfectly summed up Pakistan's run under his tenure. Plenty of promise, plenty of potential, unique and extraordinary skills, but also loads of inconsistency, a tendency to go sleepwalking in the middle of a game and an inability to seize the crucial moments that separate the great...
  • Shane Watson, Wahab Riaz fined for exchange of words in World Cup quarters March 21, 2015

    Adelaide: Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz was fined 50 percent of his match fee while Australian allrounder Shane Watson was penalised 15 percent of his after their angry clash in the World Cup quarter-final. Wahab was charged with using obscene language, while Watson was accused of conduct contrary to the spirit...
  • Pakistan governmrnt, Imran Khan's party agree on panel to probe poll rigging March 21, 2015

    Islamabad: After months of hectic parleys, Pakistan government and the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Friday agreed on setting up a judicial commission to probe alleged rigging in 2013 general elections that were comprehensively won by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's PML-N. The agreement signed between the two sides ended more...
  • Watch: Riaz's dream spell couldn't stop Australia, ICC World Cup, Day 32 highlights March 21, 2015

    Steven Smith scored 65 and Shane Watson made 64 as Australia chased down the 214-run target in 33.5 overs to defeat Pakistan by six wickets. ...
  • Kathua attack shows Pakistan's continuous infatuation with terrorists: BJP March 20, 2015

    Jammu: Describing the fresh incident of terror attack in Rajbagh area of Kathua district as indicative of Pakistan's "continued infatuation with terrorists", BJP on Friday condemned the attack in strong words. "The fresh incident of terror attack in Rajbagh area of Kathua district is indicative of Pakistan's continued infatuation with terrorists....
  • PCB to analyse Pakistan's World Cup performance March 20, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday it would carry out an analysis of the national team's showing as well as the performances of every individual in the World Cup. But PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan also said in a statement that the board would give a befitting farewell to...
  • No scope for any third party involvement in India-Pakistan dialogue: Government March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Friday said there will never be any scope for third party involvement in Indo-Pak issues while asserting that it was committed to resolving all issues, including Jammu and Kashmir, through bilateral dialogue. "We are committed to resolving all issues, including Jammu and Kashmir, bilaterally with Pakistan through...
  • Breaking Toons: Upset over loss against Australia, Pakistani fans smash TVs March 20, 2015

    Angry Pakistan cricket fans smashed TVs and staged a mock funeral for the team on Friday after poor batting and sloppy catching saw them dumped out of the World Cup. ...
  • World Cup: Restricting Pakistan to 213 was perfect for Australia, says Josh Hazlewood March 20, 2015

    Adelaide: Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood on Friday said bowling out Pakistan for a paltry 213 laid the foundation for his team's comfortable six-wicket victory in their World Cup quarter-final match here at the Adelaide Oval. Hazlewood was adjudged the Man-of-the-Match for his superb bowling performance, claiming 4/35 of his ten overs...
  • World Cup: No one who saw Wahab's first spell will ever forget it March 20, 2015

    The World Cup, which is now 40 years old, has seen its share of great fast-bowling spells. Two of them have come in finals. Few, though, have provided the visceral thrill that Wahab Riaz did for six overs of this quarterfinal at the Adelaide Oval. Genuinely quick bowling is thrilling...
  • Angry Pakistan fans smash TVs, stage mock funeral after team's WC ouster March 20, 2015

    Islamabad: Angry Pakistan cricket fans smashed TVs and staged a mock funeral for the team Friday after poor batting and sloppy catching saw them dumped out of the World Cup. A limp display with the bat saw Pakistan bowled out for just 213 and co-hosts Australia chased the target down with...
  • Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq rues batting failure in World Cup March 20, 2015

    Adelaide: Disappointed Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq blamed batting failure for his team's ouster from the World Cup following a six-wicket defeat against Australia in the quarter-final in Adelaide on Friday. Pakistan were bowled out for a below-par 213 in the final over after being well set at 97-2 -- a trend Misbah...
  • World Cup: Australia beat Pakistan to set up semis clash with India March 20, 2015

    Steven Smith scored 65 and Shane Watson made 64 as Australia chased down the 214-run target in 33.5 overs to defeat Pakistan by six wickets. ...
  • World Cup: We will have to bat better against India, says Michael Clarke March 20, 2015

    Adelaide: Australia saw through one of the fierce fast bowling spells by Wahab Riaz to set up a cricket World Cup semi-final clash against India but the home team skipper Michael Clarke on Friday said his players will have to bat much better against the defending champions. India and Australia will...
  • World Cup: Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi bow out of ODIs in frustration March 20, 2015

    Adelaide: Misbah-ul-Haq and allrounder Shahid Afridi bowed out of one-day international cricket with their dreams unfulfilled on Friday as Pakistan crashed out in the ICC World Cup 2015 quarter-finals against Australia in Adelaide. Both the senior players had announced they would retire from one-day cricket after the World Cup with skipper...
  • World Cup: Australian attack no longer above the rest, says Steve Waugh March 20, 2015

    Johannesburg: The bowling attack of the Australian cricket team no longer stands head and shoulders above the rest, according to former World Cup-winning captain Steve Waugh. Commenting on the Proteas' performance on Wednesday when they beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets to enter the semi-finals of the mega event, Waugh said...
  • Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to remain in jail, court rejects plea against detention March 20, 2015

    Lahore: A Pakistani court on Friday dismissed the plea of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi against his detention under a public security act, keeping the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack in jail till April. Lahore High Court (LHC) judge Mahmood Maqbool Bajwa dismissed 55-year-old Lakhvi's plea against his detention under Maintenance of...
  • World Cup: Australia's sportsman spirit in question after Haddin appeal March 20, 2015

    Adelaide: Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin was involved in a controversy on Friday when he knocked off Pakistani Umar Akmal's bails in the 26th over of their innings and appealed for the batsman's dismissal in the cricket World Cup quarter-final. Middle-order batsman Umar tried to cut a Glenn Maxwell delivery following which...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia oust Pakistan to set up India semi-final March 20, 2015

    Adelaide: For a while, a long while, Wahab Riaz rattled Australia. With his third delivery, he winkled out David Warner. With his tenth, he bounced out Michael Clarke. He could have had Shane Watson at least a half-dozen times, he should definitely have had him once but for Rahat Ali's...
  • Delhi Police writes to Pak High Commission seeking permission to quiz Mehr Tarar March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Seeking more details in the Sunanda Pushkar murder case, Delhi Police Special Investigation team (SIT) has written a letter to Pakistan High Commission requesting them to facilitate journalist Mehr Tarar's questioning. Sunanda had had a public spat with Tarar on Twitter accusing her of having an affair with...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia face Pakistan in third quarter-final March 20, 2015

    On the back of four victories in a row, including one against the South African side, Pakistan recovered from two defeats to make the knockout stage. ...
  • As it happened; Australia vs Pakistan, World Cup 2015, 3rd quarter-final March 20, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Hosts Australia will have to counter a rising and unpredictable Pakistan in the third cricket World Cup quarter-final at the Adelaide Oval. While four-time World Cup winners Australia can easily be termed as favourites going by the past performance and the arsenal they...
  • Hurriyat team to attend Pakistan day function in New Delhi March 19, 2015

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will lead a high-level delegation of the amalgam to attend the Pakistan day function in New Delhi next week. "Mirwaiz will lead a high-level delegation to New Delhi to visit Pakistan High Commission on the invitation of Pakistan high commissioner to India on...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan's road to quarter-finals March 19, 2015

    The unpredictability of a Pakistan team is no longer a surprise and the outcome of a match is pretty much dependent on which Pakistan side takes the field. The team is almost like a porcupine that can change its colour as and when it is required and that rubs off...
  • Serious in Lakhvi trial, no critical evidence on him by US: Pakistan March 19, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said it was serious in the trial of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and in bringing the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack to justice even as it rejected reports the US had shared any "critical" evidence with it about the mastermind. Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam during...
  • If Pakistan stops aiding terror, South Asia situation will improve: Rajnath Singh March 19, 2015

    Jaipur: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asked Pakistan to "seriously rethink" its strategy of using terrorism as an instrument of proxy war, saying this will "significantly" improve the security situation in South Asia besides being in its own national interest. Inaugurating an International Counter-Terrorism Conference, Singh said Pakistan should...
  • Pakistan sacked 'some people' to keep nuclear programme safe: Report March 19, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities sacked some people having "negative tendencies" working with the country's sensitive nuclear programme to keep it safe, according to a report. "We filtered out people having negative tendencies that could have affected national security," said Brig (retd) Tahir Raza Naqvi, who works for Strategic Plans Division, the administering...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia's road to quarter-finals March 19, 2015

    The Australians have won the World Cup on every continent that exists on the cricket map except their own. The honour of lifting the Cup on Australian soil, however, belongs to Pakistan. Australia and Pakistan have won four games each in their eight World Cup meetings so far. Their last Cup...