Pakistan

Test cricket - alive and well?

James Alder was at Lord's to watch Pakistan's win over England and he wonders what the future holds for the longest form of the game.
28 July 2016
 

Niall O'Brien, Craig Young return for Pakistan ODIs

Ireland cricketers Niall O'Brien and Craig Young have recovered from their respective injuries and have been named in the 14-man squad which will face Pakistan in a two-match One-Day International series next month.
28 July 2016

Calf injury rules Ben Stokes out of third Test against Pakistan

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the third Test against Pakistan in Birmingham due to a calf injury which he sustained in the second Test in Manchester.
27 July 2016

Amir's return is good for cricket - David Gower

Former England batting great David Gower reckons that the return of Mohammad Amir to international cricket following the expiry of his five-year ban is good for the game.
27 July 2016

Ashwin reclaims pole position in ICC Test rankings

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who snared seven wickets in the first Test match against West Indies in Antigua, has reclaimed the pole position in the International Cricket Council rankings for Test bowlers, displacing Pakistan’s Yasir Shah.
26 July 2016

Ben Stokes in doubt for third Test due to calf injury

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is currently a doubtful starter for the third Test against Pakistan at Edgbaston after suffering a calf injury on the fourth day of the second Test in Manchester.
26 July 2016

England stage comprehensive comeback to level series 1-1

A disciplined bowling performance from England bowled Pakistan out for 234 runs in the final innings after setting a target of 565 runs to complete a comprehensive 330-run win on the fourth day of the second Test match in Manchester which levelled the series 1-1.
25 July 2016

Mohammad Hafeez to undergo re-test of bowling action

Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez is slated to undergo a re-test of his bowling action after his one-year suspension expired earlier this month.
25 July 2016

Pakistan batting collapse hands England massive lead on day three

Pakistan put on a below par showing and were bowled out for 198 runs in their first innings following which England came out to bat again and stretched the lead to 489 runs by the end of the rain affected third day of the second Test match in Manchester.
24 July 2016

Woakes rattles Pakistan after Root double ton

After Joe Root’s career best 254 helped England build a total of 589 for eight, Chris Woakes took a three-wicket haul to peg Pakistan down to 57 for four in 24 overs at stumps on the second day of the second Test in Manchester.
23 July 2016

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