YASIR SHAH

  • 2nd Test: Ross Taylor rescues New Zealand after Sarfraz's ton November 20, 2014

    Ross Taylor hit a return-to-form half-century to help New Zealand recover after Sarfraz Ahmed hit a fighting hundred for Pakistan in the second Test in Dubai on Thursday. Taylor was 77 not out for his 23rd fifty to help his team recover from a shaky 79 for 4 to close the...
  • High-flying Pakistan eye series win against New Zealand in Dubai November 16, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan will continue to attack a hapless New Zealand with spin as they eye a series win in the second Test starting in Dubai from Monday. Pakistan inflicted a big 248-run defeat on the New Zealand in the first Test in Abu Dhabi for a 1-0 lead in the...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 5 November 13, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Pakistan are two wickets away from a comprehensive victory over New Zealand in the first Test after the tourists slumped to 174 for 8 in their second innings. After their first-innings run feast of 566 for 3, Pakistan...
  • 2nd Test: Spin-hit Australia look to bounce back against Pakistan October 29, 2014

    After failing another Asian spin test, Australia will strive to bounce back in the second and final Test against Pakistan starting in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. The world number two team was all at sea against an inexperienced but effective Pakistan spin attack and suffered a crushing 221-run defeat in the...
  • 1st Test: Australia 59/4 on Day 4 chasing 438 set by Pakistan October 25, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan's inexperienced spinners left Australia struggling at 59 for 4 on Saturday at stumps on the fourth day of the first Test after Younis Khan smashed a record-breaking century to give his team a formidable lead of 437 runs. Australia still need 379 more runs to win after losing four...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan seek to end 20-year Australia drought October 21, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan hope to end a 20-year drought against Australia when they meet in the first of two Tests in Dubai from Wednesday, but they are hobbled by the absence of their premier spinner Saeed Ajmal. Ajmal, who has been suspended due to an illegal bowling action, has single-handedly ruled the...
  • Australia's warm-up loss a boost for Pakistan: Waqar Younis October 21, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis believes Australia's 153-run defeat in a warm-up game has helped him find flaws in the opposition for the first Test starting on Wednesday in Dubai. "It's quite nice to see them lose," said Waqar of the Pakistan `A` team`s win in Sharjah in a four-day...
  • Pakistan include three uncapped players in Test squad against Australia October 18, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan included three uncapped players on Saturday in their squad for the two-Test series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. Batsman, Haris Sohail, pace bowler Imran Khan and leg spinner Yasir Shah were named in a squad trimmed down to 16. Sohail, a left-hander, scored a century in the...
  • Rookie spinner in Pakistan's preliminary squad for Australia Tests October 15, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan on Tuesday named uncapped legspinner Yasir Shah to replace the suspended Saeed Ajmal in their preliminary 19-man squad for the two Tests against Australia starting next week in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Shah, 28, was one of the leading wicket-takers in the domestic season last year, with...
  • PCB gives fourmonth contracts to six players November 29, 2012

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), in a first, has issued shortterm fourmonth contracts to six cricketers who were not included in the original list of players to be given central contracts earlier this year. A official in the board confirmed that pace bowlers Mohammad Talha, Mohammad Sami, Tabish Khan and...