Pakistan

Cook, Root smash tons as England charge ahead on day one

Alastair Cook and Joe Root hit splendid centuries as England went on to score a total of 314 for four from 89 overs on the first day of the second Test match against Pakistan in Manchester.
22 July 2016
 

Second Test, England v Pakistan - Statistical Preview

With a 75-run win in the first Test, Pakistan took a 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series against England. The action will now shift to Old Trafford where the second Test gets underway on 22nd July. Ahead of the game, let us look at a few of the key statistics.
22 July 2016

England keen to bounce back at Old Trafford - Second Test preview

After succumbing to the spin of Yasir Shah in the first Test at Lord's, England will be keen to return back to winning ways and level the series when they take on Pakistan in the second Test at Old Trafford on Friday.
21 July 2016

Trevor Bayliss mulling two spinners for second Test

England head coach Trevor Bayliss has revealed that there is a possibility of playing two spinners in the second Test match against Pakistan in Manchester which starts on Friday.
19 July 2016

Anderson, Stokes and Rashid return for second Test

Fast bowler James Anderson, all-rounder Ben Stokes and leg-spinner Adil Rashid have been added to the England squad for the second Test against Pakistan in Manchester.
18 July 2016

Lord's win excellent for Pakistan, but is there more to come?

Jibran Khan Niazi, who played alongside Misbah-ul-Haq as a young cricketer, examines what makes the Pakistan captain tick and critically assesses the key points from their outstanding win over England in the first Test.
18 July 2016

Yasir Shah climbs to the top of ICC Rankings

Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has reached the pole position in the International Cricket Council player rankings for Test bowlers after his man of the match performance in the first Test against England at Lord's.
18 July 2016

Yasir Shah spins Pakistan to a memorable win at Lord's

Riding on Yasir Shah’s four-wicket haul, Pakistan dismissed England for 207 runs in the second innings, while defending a target of 283 runs to claim a 75-run victory in the first Test at Lord’s, thereby taking a 1-0 lead in the series.
17 July 2016

Woakes' five-fer brings England back into the game

Chris Woakes took another five-wicket haul in the match as Pakistan were restricted to 214 for eight in their second innings, ending the third day of the first Test against England at Lord’s with a lead of 281 runs.
16 July 2016

England tied down by Yasir Shah five-fer

England were rattled by Yasir Shah’s five-fer and were reduced to 253 for seven from 71 overs, still trailing Pakistan by 86 runs in the first innings by the end of day two of the first Test at Lord’s.
15 July 2016

Chris Woakes takes four but Misbah century highlights day one at Lord's

Chris Woakes impressed with a four-wicket haul but it was Misbah-ul-Haq’s unbeaten century which highlighted the first day of the first Test between England and Pakistan at Lord’s as the visitors posted 282 for six from 87 overs at stumps.
14 July 2016

Pakistan fans win Edgbaston Fans Trophy

Pakistan fans were celebrating before their team took on England at Lord's as a team representing the National Asian Cricket Council beat their counterparts from the Barmy Army to win the first Edgbaston Fans Trophy.
14 July 2016

First Test, England v Pakistan - Statistical Preview

The four-match Test series between England and Pakistan gets underway on Thursday with the first game at Lord's. This is the first time England are hosting Pakistan since 2010. Ahead of the much awaited first Test, let us have a look into some of the key statistics.
14 July 2016

Mohammad Amir has learned his lesson - Darren Gough

Former England fast bowler Darren Gough feels that Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir had learned his lesson from the spot-fixing scandal of 2010 and deserves a second chance.
14 July 2016

Gary Ballance fit for first Test against Pakistan

England batsman Gary Ballance, who has been recalled to the Test side for the first match against Pakistan at Lord’s, dismissed concerns over his groin injury and said that he is fit to play on Thursday.
13 July 2016

Grant Flower handed one-year contract extension by PCB

Former Zimbabwe batsman Grant Flower has been given a one-year contract extension by the Pakistan Cricket Board as the batting coach of the national team.
11 July 2016

Injury scare for Gary Ballance ahead of Lord's Test

England batsman Gary Ballance has suffered a groin injury which has cast a doubt over his participation in the first Test against Pakistan at Lord’s which begins on 14th July.
10 July 2016

Rain ends Pakistan-Sussex tour match in dull draw

The tour match between Pakistan and Sussex at the County Ground in Hove ended in a draw after rain prevented any play from happening on the third day.
10 July 2016

Injured Jos Buttler racing to be fit for Pakistan ODIs

England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler is currently racing against time to be fit for the One-Day International series against Pakistan in August after sustaining a broken thumb.
10 July 2016

Pakistan steady after Wells, Finch marathon

Pakistan held steady at 71 for one from 24 overs in the second innings with a lead of 143 runs after Sussex declared on 291 for five following a marathon opening partnership of 212 runs between Luke Wells and Harry Finch on the second day of the tour match in Hove.
9 July 2016