South Africa Keen To End Test Series Strongly

South Africa go into the third and final Test against Pakistan already guaranteed of another series victory but no less determined to end their summer on a winning note. They haven't lost a Test match since December 2011, when Sri Lanka (also the last side to defeat them in a series away from home) beat them in Durban.
21 February 2013

Pakistan Recall Afridi For South Africa ODIs, T20s

All-rounder Shahid Afridi is poised to make another international comeback after he was named in Pakistan's 16-man One-Day International squad to play South Africa. Afridi played for Pakistan against Australia in September before being left out of the One-Day International series in India, although he and Shoaib Malik, who has also been recalled, did feature in the Twenty20 matches.
20 February 2013

Du Plessis To Continue As Twenty20 Captain

Faf du Plessis has been re-appointed as South Africa's Twenty20 International captain ahead of the Pakistan series following AB de Villiers' request to stand down. De Villiers will continue to lead the One-Day International side, however, which plays five matches against Pakistan from 10th to 24th March.
20 February 2013

Abbott Called Up As Morne Morkel Out Of Final Test

South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel has, as expected, been ruled out of the third and final Test against Pakistan due to the hamstring injury he picked up during the second Test in Cape Town. The injury prevented him from bowling in the second innings although South Africa nevertheless wrapped up a four-wicket win that ensures they will retain the number one Test ranking regardless of results around the world between now and April.
19 February 2013

South Africa Take Win After Dramatic Pakistan Collapse

A match that swung this way and that throughout was ended by a final decisive swing towards South Africa in a crazy 45 minute session before lunch on day four. From a position of strength at 147 for four, Pakistan lost four wickets for five runs and were all out for 169 in their second innings, leaving the hosts needing just 182 for a series-clinching victory. Hashim Amla anchored the run chase with an elegant 58 as South Africa chose to go after a Pakistan attack which was again overly dependent on Saeed Ajmal.
17 February 2013

Pakistan Complete Victory Over Emerging Cape Cobras Side

The touring Pakistan side took a morale-boosting and welcome 10-wicket victory on the second and final day of their tour game against a Cape Cobras Emerging Players side in Rondenbosch. After bowling their hosts for just 78 in their second innings, the Pakistanis continued batting having reached their target, closing on 126 for one with Younus Khan hitting an unbeaten half-century.
11 February 2013

Mithali Raj Steers India To Victory Over Pakistan

Pakistan Women produced their best batting performance of the 2013 Women's World Cup but still ended their tournament without a win as Mithali Raj's unbeaten century handed India a six-wicket victory in the seventh/eighth place play-off in Cuttack. Pakistan made 192 for seven as they batted through 50 overs for the first time in the tournament and then had India in a spot of bother before Raj's 103 in 141 balls guided them home with four overs to spare.
7 February 2013

Records For Steyn, De Villiers In Crushing Win

Dale Steyn returned career-best match figures of 11 for 60 as South Africa wrapped up a 211-run win over Pakistan on day four of the first Test in Johannesburg. Having been set an unlikely 480 to win, Pakistan were bowled out for 268 in their second innings with Steyn taking five for 52 to add to his first innings haul of six for eight.
4 February 2013

Severe Test Ahead For Misbah - Aamir Sohail

Former Pakistan opener Aamir Sohail believes his country's upcoming Test series in South Africa will provide a 'severe test of Misbah-ul-Haq's captaincy'. Pakistan take on the number one ranked side in three Tests in Johannesburg, Centurion Park and Cape Town with the opening Test beginning on Friday (1st February).
30 January 2013

Women's World Cup Preview - Pakistan

The development of women's cricket in Pakistan is still very much a work in progress, as shown by the country's non-appearance in all but two of the nine World Cups thus far. Indeed, cricket was not really played in Pakistan by women until the early 1990s and, even then, met with resistance from many owing to cultural and religious reasons.
30 January 2013

Pakistan Lose Final Warm-Up Game Against Odisha

Two Women's World Cup warm-up wins in two days proved beyond Pakistan as they were beaten by five wickets by the Odisha XI in Cuttack. They were bowled out for 154 in 46.1 overs and finally beaten when the Odisha side closed on 155 for five in 48.5 overs.
30 January 2013

Amla, Philander Passed Fit For South Africa

South Africa have been presented with boost ahead of the first Test against Pakistan in Johannesburg with Vernon Philander and Hashim Amla passed fit to play. Left-arm spinner Robin Peterson remains in doubt, however, after he split the webbing on his right hand during the One-Day International series defeat to New Zealand.
29 January 2013

Pakistan Attack 'Mouth-Wateringly Exciting' - Pybus

Ahead of the first Test between South Africa and Pakistan, which gets underway on Friday (1st February) at The Wanderers, Johannesburg, former Pakistan coach Richard Pybus believes the Pakistan bowlers have what it takes to trouble the home side. Writing for, he describes the attack that Misbah-ul-Haq has at his disposal 'mouth-watering'.
29 January 2013

Pakistan Beat Odisha XI By 95 Runs

Pakistan Women got onto the field and let their cricket do the talking during a 95-run win over an Odisha XI in their first World Cup warm-up game in Cuttack. With their presence in Mumbai forcing organisers to shift their matches to Cuttack, this win, set up by twin half-centuries from Bismah Maroof and Nain Abidi will be a huge boost for the World Cup outsiders.
29 January 2013

Van Jaarsveld, Ontong Deny Pakistanis Victory

Ahead of their three-match Test series against South Africa, the touring Pakistanis drew their only warm-up match with a South African Invitational XI. On the final day, Pakistan declared on 250 for nine, setting the home side 323 to win and thanks to a half-century from captain Justin Ontong, Pakistan's victory chances came to nothing.
28 January 2013

Imran Tahir Called Up As Cover For Robin Peterson

Imran Tahir has been added to South Africa's squad for the first Test against Pakistan as cover for fellow spinner Robin Peterson. Peterson split the webbing between the third and fourth fingers on his right hand during the second One-Day International against New Zealand and was subsequently ruled out of the third.
27 January 2013

Pakistan Add Extra Firepower Ahead Of South Africa Tests

Pakistan have bolstered the fast-bowling part of their squad ahead of what is likely to be a demanding Test tour of South Africa. Tanvir Ahmed and Rahat Ali have been called up and will join existing quick-bowlers Umar Gul, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan and Ehsan Adil in the now 18-strong party.
27 January 2013

Gul And Ajmal Warm-Up For First Test

Following a difficult second half to day one, the Pakistanis were back to near their best on day two to show just why the upcoming Test series against South Africa is so eagerly anticipated. Resuming on 178 for six, they were hauled up to 329 by the overnight pair of Sarfraz Ahmed and Umar Gul. Gul then took two wickets in the ninth over of the South African Invitational XI's reply as they slipped to 31 for three.
26 January 2013

Pakistan Can Surprise South Africa - Zaheer Abbas

Former Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas believes Pakistan could surprise their hosts South Africa during their three-match Test series in February. Pakistan get the tour underway on Friday (25th January) with a four-day match before playing the Proteas in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Centurion.
21 January 2013

Ireland Confirm Pakistan ODI Series In May

Ireland will host Pakistan for two One-Day Internationals in May as part of Pakistan's build-up to the ICC Champions Trophy in June. Pakistan have already confirmed two ODIs in Scotland on 17th and 19th May and they will then travel to Ireland for matches on 23rd and 26th May.
21 January 2013


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