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  • There's no threat to MisbahulHaq's captaincy: Zaka Ashraf April 2, 2013

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board will not press the panic button after the team's Test series whitewash in South Africa and has no plans to sack captain MisbahulHaq or coach Dav Whatmore, PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf said on Monday. Ashraf said that he wants to bring consistency and continuity to Pakistan...
  • Our performance was disappointing in South Africa: Misbah March 26, 2013

    Lahore: Pakistan's Test captain MisbahulHaq has said that it was an alarming situation for Pakistan cricket the way the team had performed recently on the tour to South Africa. "The way we performed in the Test series and in the ODI series it was very disappointing and to me it...
  • Pakistan team facing an alarming situation: MisbahulHaq March 26, 2013

    Islamabad: Disappointed Pakistan captain MisbahulHaq says his team face an alarming situation after losing both their Test and ODI series to South Africa. Misbah was booed by a handful of spectators as the team arrived in the eastern city of Lahore early from South Africa on Tuesday morning. Pakistan won just...
  • AB de Villiers made the difference, says Misbah March 25, 2013

    Benoni: Pakistan captain MisbahulHaq said his opposite number, AB de Villiers, was the difference as South Africa clinched a 32 series win in the fifth and final ODI. De Villiers hit an unbeaten 95 to guide his side to a sixwicket win after the teams went into the deciding match...
  • South Africa win decider to take series 32 March 24, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa coasted to a sixwicket win over Pakistan on Sunday to take the oneday series 32 with another matchwinning innings by captain AB de Villiers. De Villiers hit 95 not out to improve to three halfcenturies and a century in the five games in the series, ensuring South...
  • Misbah should not worry about captaincy, says Zaka Ashraf March 24, 2013

    Lahore: Any threats to the Test and oneday captaincy of MisbahulHaq have been dissipated by the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Zaka Ashraf during a meeting with the players in Johannesburg. Ashraf, who met the players and team management during a visit to Johannesburg to watch the final onedayer between...
  • Waqar Younis criticises Shahid Afridi March 24, 2013

    Lahore: Former Pakistan captain and coach, Waqar Younis minced no words while criticising allrounder Shahid Afridi's performance during the ongoing fifth and final Oneday International against South Africa at Benoni on Sunday. The former fast bowler, commenting in a television channel as an expert, said he was appalled at the...
  • 5th ODI, SA vs Pak: As it happened March 24, 2013

    Live updates from the fifth and the final ODI between South Africa and Pakistan at Benoni. South Africa innings: End of over 44: South Africa win by six wickets Chasing an easy target of 206 runs, South Africa lost two early wickets to put some excitement in the match. But the...
  • Graeme Smith likely to miss fifth ODI against Pakistan March 22, 2013

    Durban: South Africa opener Graeme Smith is unlikely to play in the final one-day international on Sunday after his ankle flared up during Pakistan's three-wicket win on Thursday, officials said. Smith was unable to field for the majority of the Pakistan innings and a decision on leaving him out of...
  • 4th ODI: Farhat, Misbah help Pakistan win a thriller March 21, 2013

    Durban: A 153-run partnership between recalled opener Imran Farhat and captain Misbah-ul-Haq gave Pakistan a three-wicket win over South Africa in the fourth one-day international on Thursday, sending the series to a deciding game. Farhat made 93 and Misbah 80 to help the Pakistanis to 236 for 7 and past South...
  • Hafeez out obstructing the field in new rules March 21, 2013

    Durban: Pakistan opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez was given out for obstructing the field against South Africa in the fourth one-day international, a rare dismissal made possible by International Cricket Council rule changes. Hafeez's body blocked a throw by South Africa wicketkeeper AB de Villiers as the batsman ran to the non-striker's...
  • As it happened: South Africa v Pakistan, 4th ODI March 21, 2013

    Live updates from the fourth one-dayer between South Africa and Pakistan at the Kingsmead, Durban. Pakistan innings: Pakistan win, 236 for 7 in 48.4 overs: After losing Riaz off the very first ball of the 49th over, Ajmal smashed Tsotsobe for four through covers and then Shoaib Malik smashed him for another...
  • ICC rejects Pakistan's DRS reservations during SA series March 20, 2013

    Karachi: The ICC has rejected the Pakistan Cricket Board's reservations about some umpiring decisions and the way the Decision Review System was used in the team's Test series in South Africa. According to sources in the board, the ICC has put down the umpiring blunders to human errors and...
  • Quinton de Kock replaces Faf du Plessis in South Africa squad March 19, 2013

    Cape Town: South Africa have called up Quinton de Kock to their squad for the two remaining one-day internationals against Pakistan. The 20-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman replaces Faf du Plessis, who will rest a lower back problem that has also ruled him out of the first four weeks of the Indian Premier...
  • Moin Khan calls for sweeping changes in Pakistan side March 18, 2013

    Karachi: Former captain Moin Khan believes that it is high time some sweeping changes should be made in the Pakistan team in the wake of the national side's disastrous tour to South Africa. The former wicketkeeper-batsman minced no words in stating that the senior players had let the team down...
  • New one-day rules have slow bowlers in a spin: Afridi March 18, 2013

    Karachi: The new rules in one-day international cricket have made it difficult for slow bowlers, Pakistan's experienced legspinner Shahid Afridi said on Monday. The former Pakistan captain has 348 victims in 352 one-dayers but is without a wicket in the first three games in South Africa who lead the five-match series...
  • Tanvir called up as reinforcement for remaining two SA ODIs March 18, 2013

    Karachi: Fitness issues with pacers have forced Pakistan team management to call up allrounder Sohail Tanvir as reinforcement for the on-going ODI series against South Africa. Tanvir, who is already in South Africa playing for Highveld Lions, was called up after Umar Gul and Mohammad Irfan were found struggling with...
  • 3rd ODI: South Africa beat Pakistan in high-scoring contest to lead 2-1 March 17, 2013

    Johannesburg: Captain AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla set a record stand for the third wicket as South Africa survived Shahid Afridi's later onslaught to win the third one-day international by 34 runs on Sunday. The victory earned South Africa a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Afridi smashed five fours...
  • As it happened: South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd ODI March 17, 2013

    Live updates from the third ODI between South Africa and Pakistan in Johannesburg on Sunday. Pakistan innings 309 all out in 48.1 overs Medium pacer Rory Kleinveldt closes out the match for the hosts cleaning up Wahaz Riaz with a yorker for 45. With the win, the Proteas take a 2-1 series...
  • 3rd ODI: Pakistan sweat on Irfan as they eye series lead March 16, 2013

    Johannesburg: Pakistan hit back in Bloemfontein to level the five-match series 1-1, and now have the momentum heading into Saturday's match at the Wanderers. After a shoddy first ODI, the tourists were inspired by their bowlers - in particular Mohammad Irfan, the Man of the Match - who bowled South...
  • 2nd ODI: Misbah, Irfan set up convincing win for Pakistan March 16, 2013

    Centurion: Captain Misbah-ul-Haq scored an unbeaten half century and Mohammad Irfan took a career-best 4-33 as Pakistan beat South Africa by six wickets in the second ODI on Friday to level the five-match series 1-1. The 7-foot-1 pacer Irfan mopped up the top-order to bowl out South Africa for 191...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI March 16, 2013

    Pakistan defeated South Africa in the second ODI at the Supersport Park in Centurion by six wickets chasing down a paltry target of 192 in 39.2 overs and leveling the series 1-1. Captain Misbah ul Haq anchored the innings with a patient 57 off 75 after Mohammed Irfan's 4 for...
  • 2nd ODI: South Africa set sights on encore over Pakistan March 14, 2013

    Centurion: South Africa entered the series with a focus on finding the right combinations to lift them from a worrisome period in limited-overs cricket and produced a comprehensive performance in Bloemfontein to crush Pakistan by 125 runs. They will not look to emulate that performance and further test the durability...
  • Pak coach, manager hold closed-door meeting with seniors March 14, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan team coach Dav Whatmore and manager Naved Cheema have held a closed-door meeting with senior members of the national team, currently in South Africa, in a bid to reverse the flow of poor results on the tour. Sources close to the Pakistan team confirmed that the meeting was held...
  • Pakistan face fast bowling crisis, says PCB selector March 14, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan face a looming crisis in world cricket unless they nurture more fast bowlers at grassroots level, the country's chief selector Iqbal Qasim warned on Wednesday. Qasim said selectors no longer had the luxury of choosing from an array of top fast bowlers as the talent pool had dried...
  • Pakistan need a batting coach: Abbas March 13, 2013

    Karachi: Legendary Zaheer Abbas has lamented the absence of a quality batsmen in Pakistan and advised the Cricket Board (PCB) to appoint a batting coach with the national team. The former Pakistan skipper also suggested that senior players in the side had become a liability and should now be eased...