Warner, Khawaja lead Australia reply after Azhar Ali double century

David Warner's brisk just about run-a-ball 144-run knock and Khawaja's gritty unbeaten 95 helped Australia to put up a strong response to Pakistan's 443 as the host trailed by only 165 runs with eight wickets in hand on day three of the Melbourne Test match.
28 December 2016

Azhar Ali's unbeaten century comforts Pakistan on another rain hit day

Azhar Ali remained unbeaten on 139 as he helped Pakistan to reach 310 for six before rain brought a premature end to the second day as well in the second Test against Australia in Melbourne.
27 December 2016

Rain ends day one after Bird's double strike put Australia on top

Jackson Bird struck twice before rain intervened as Australia restricted Pakistan to 142 for four in the 50.5 overs of play that were possible on day one of the second Test in Melbourne.
26 December 2016

Pakistan confident and determined ahead of Melbourne Test - Misbah

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said the team is upbeat ahead of the second Test against Australia which begins in Melbourne on Monday.
25 December 2016

No change for Australia in the Boxing Day Test

Australia have named an unchanged line-up for the Boxing Day Test against Pakistan which kicks-off on Monday in Melbourne.
25 December 2016

Australia have no specific plans for Misbah - Jackson Bird

Australian speedster Jackson Bird revealed that he does not have any specific plan to target Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq after his success against the veteran batsman in the recently concluded Brisbane Test.
24 December 2016

Mitchell Starc finally gets to play a Boxing Day Test match

Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc said he is raring to go at Pakistan as he is set to feature in his first Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.
23 December 2016

Grant Flower backs Misbah-ul-Haq to bounce back hard

Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower insisted that skipper Misbah-ul-Haq is not concerned about his low run of scores in the recent games and is backing the veteran to make an impact in the remaining two Tests against Australia.
22 December 2016

Matt Renshaw looking forward for Boxing Day Test

Australian opening batsman Matt Renshaw stated that he is keen to play his first game at Melbourne Cricket Ground against Pakistan in the second game of the series which also is incidentally the Boxing Day Test.
22 December 2016

Australia add Hilton Cartwright to squad for second Test against Pakistan

Western Australia all-rounder Hilton Cartwright has been added to the Australian squad for the Boxing Day Test against Pakistan in Melbourne.
20 December 2016

Australia name unchanged squad for Boxing Day Test against Pakistan

Australia have announced an unchanged 12-man squad for the second Test against Pakistan which kicks-off in Melbourne on 26th December.
19 December 2016

Australia hold nerve to prevent Pakistan from record chase

Australia saw off a spirited fight from Asad Shafiq and Yasir Shah on the final day as they managed to beat Pakistan by 39 runs while defending a total of 490 runs to win the first Test in Brisbane and claim a 1-0 lead in the series.
19 December 2016

Decision to extend play was harsh on bowlers - David Saker

Australia assistant coach David Saker said the decision of the umpires to extend play by an additional 30 minutes in an already extended play has not gone well with the bowlers.
18 December 2016

Lower-order fight from Pakistan keeps Australia waiting

Asad Shafiq scored a valiant unbeaten century while Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz provided proper support as Pakistan reached 382 for eight in pursuit of their chase of 490 against Australia at stumps on day four of the first Test in Brisbane.
18 December 2016

Brisbane day-night Test attracts record crowd

Australia's resounding success in hosting day-night Test matches was once again evident in Brisbane as the venue recorded the highest attendance in the first three days of the fifth Test against Pakistan.
17 December 2016

Pakistan lose two wickets in an improbable chase of 490

After a strong batting performance in the second innings helped Australia set a target of 490 runs in the final innings, Pakistan managed to end day three at 70 for two in the first Test in Brisbane.
17 December 2016

Adam Zampa frustrated at New Zealand ODI series snub

Australian leg spinner Adam Zampa expressed his frustration after he was overlooked in the recent home One-Day International series against New Zealand despite being the leading wicket-taker this year in the format.
17 December 2016

Australian pacers leave Pakistan reeling after Handscomb century

After Peter Handscomb's maiden Test century powered Australia to 429 in their first innings, the seamers were all over the Pakistan batsmen restricting them to 97 for eight at stumps on day two of the first Test in Brisbane.
16 December 2016

Australia make steady progress on day one after Smith century

Steven Smith continued his dream run with the bat as he notched another fine unbeaten century to help Australia post 288 for three at stumps on day one of the first Test against Pakistan in Brisbane.
15 December 2016

Steven Smith wary of Mohammad Amir and Yasir Shah threats

Australian captain Steven Smith believes the presence of Mohammad Amir and Yasir Shah makes the Pakistan team a formidable one in the upcoming three-match Test series.
14 December 2016