Pakistan Beat India As Mohammad Hafeez Steers Team Home

In a humdinger of a match, Pakistan beat India by five wickets in the first Twenty20 International at Bangalore. Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik steered their side home, after the match see-sawed more than once at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Pakistan won the toss and elected to field first, something Indian skipper MS Dhoni said he would have done as well. For the visitors though, the decision didn't pay any dividends.
25 December 2012

Sachin Tendulkar Retires From ODIs Ahead Of Pakistan Series

Sachin Tendulkar has announced his retirement from One-Day Internationals on the day that India announced their limited-overs squads for the forthcoming series against Pakistan. The selectors made six changes from the ODI squad that toured Sri Lanka earlier this year, with Zaheer Khan left out alongside spinners Rahul Sharma and Pragyan Ojha.
23 December 2012

Date Change For Ahmedabad Twenty20 International

The second Twenty20 International match between India and Pakistan in Ahmedabad has been shifted from 27th to 28th December. The Indian board has confirmed that the game will be played one day later than originally scheduled but no further changes to the series itinerary has been made.
18 December 2012

India Beat Pakistan To Win Blind Cricket T20 World Cup

Hosts India have won the inaugural Blind Cricket Twenty20 World Cup by beating rivals Pakistan by 29 runs in the final in Bangalore. Pakistan's only defeat in the competition came after India posted 258 for eight and defended that total by restricting Pakistan to 229 for eight in reply in a high-scoring match.
13 December 2012

India To Meet Pakistan In Blind Cricket T20 World Cup Final

Hosts India will take as yet undefeated rivals Pakistan in the final of the Blind Cricket Twenty20 World Cup in Bangalore after both sides won their semi-finals convincingly. Pakistan, who took a record of eight straight wins into their match against England, made it nine wins in a row courtesy of a nine-wicket win.
12 December 2012

Afridi Dropped, Younus Recalled For India Series

Pakistan have dropped one former captain in Shahid Afridi and recalled another in Younus Khan for their three-match One-Day International series in India. The tour, which begins with two Twenty20 Internationals in Bangalore and Ahmedabad, will end a five-year hiatus in bilateral series between the two rivals following the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, although the two sides met in the 2011 World Cup semi-final in Mohali as well as the recent ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
10 December 2012

England And Pakistan Set Up Semi-Final Clash

England will meet favourites Pakistan in the semi-finals of the Blind Cricket Twenty20 World Cup after both teams won their final group games. India will play Sri Lanka in the other knockout game following the conclusion of the round robin group stage.
10 December 2012

Pakistan Maintain Perfect World Cup Record

There were wins for Australia, India, Pakistan and the West Indies in the penultimate round of group matches at the Blind Cricket Twenty20 World Cup in Bangalore. Pakistan continued their relentless, as yet undefeated charge with a nine-wicket hammering of Sri Lanka, who have also enjoyed a strong tournament.
10 December 2012

India Bounce Back To Thrash Nepal As Pakistan Win Again

India bounced back from their loss to arch-rivals Pakistan to hand Nepal a huge 249-run defeat as the Blind Cricket Twenty20 World Cup group stage heads towards a conclusion. Elsewhere, Pakistan kept on winning, beating Bangladesh by 10 wickets, the West Indies beat South Africa and England beat Australia.
9 December 2012

Pakistan Beat India To Reach World Cup Semi-Finals

Pakistan claimed an eight-wicket win over arch-rivals India to qualify for the semi-finals of the Blind Cricket Twenty20 World Cup in Bangalore. Elsewhere, England beat Nepal by 10 wickets and Sri Lanka beat the West Indies by 28 runs.
7 December 2012

World Record Goes As Pakistan Register Huge Win

Pakistan batsman M Ahmed smashed a world record score of 266 in 90 balls to help his side to a huge win over the West Indies on day three of the Blind Cricket Twenty20 World Cup in India. There were also wins for India, South Africa and Sri Lanka in Bangalore.
4 December 2012

Australia, India And Pakistan Make It Two From Two

Australia, India and Pakistan all made it two wins out of two at the Blind Cricket Twenty20 World Cup on day two while Sri Lanka took their first win of the campaign. Sri Lanka beat Nepal, who had opened their tournament strongly by beating Bangladesh. Australia beat the West Indies, hosts India proved too strong for England and Pakistan beat South Africa.
3 December 2012

India-Pakistan Series Dates And Venues Confirmed

The dates and venues for Pakistan's upcoming tour of India have been confirmed by the Indian board (BCCI) with the series of three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals beginning on 25th December. Bangalore and Ahmedabad will host the two Twenty20 matches while Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi will be the venues for the three ODIs between 30th December and 6th January 2013.
1 November 2012

India-Pakistan Series Gets Government Clearance

A One-Day International series between India and Pakistan scheduled for December looks set to go ahead after the Indian government gave their approval. The five-match series would bring to an end a five-year hiatus in bilateral series between the two rivals following the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, although the two sides met in the 2011 World Cup semi-final in Mohali.
30 October 2012

Pakistan Do The Double Over International XI

The Pakistan All Star XI handed an International XI a second defeat in as many days to seal a 2-0 Twenty20 series win in the World XI AO Trophy in Karachi. The series saw the return of international cricketers to Pakistan for the first time since 2009 although the home team proved to be too strong for the challengers.
21 October 2012

Pakistan All Stars Beat International XI In Karachi

International cricketers returned to Pakistan and were soundly beaten by the hosts at Karachi's National Stadium. Umar Akmal and Shahzaib Hasan each hit blistering half-centuries to help Pakistan XI to 222 for seven from their 20 overs, while Karachi-born fast-bowler Tabish Khan took a hat-trick in the International XI run chase.
20 October 2012

International Cricketers Set To Return To Pakistan

A Pakistani sports minister in the country's Sindh province has outlined plans for a World XI of current and former international cricketers to play two Twenty20 matches against a Pakistan Star XI in Karachi's National Stadium. Dr Mohammad Ali Shah said, "[A]World XI team will be arriving in Karachi on October 18 to play a series of two Twenty20 matches."
16 October 2012

ICC WT20 Podcast: Sri Lanka-Pakistan Review

John Pennington and Chetan Narula discuss the ICC World Twenty20 2012 semi-final between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The game was won by Sri Lanka and they focus on the impact of Rangana Herath, among other things.
5 October 2012

Cricket World Live - ICC WT20 2012 Semi-Final - Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Join our live cricket show covering the closing stages of the first semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 as Sri Lanka take on Pakistan in Colombo. Join us as we keep you up to date with the closing stages of the match with John Pennington and Daniel Grummitt leading coverage in the studio. Then, we look ahead to the second semi-final between Australia and the West Indies with contributions from Mickey Arthur, Stafanie Taylor, Chetan Narula and Mark Butcher.
4 October 2012

Pakistan Win But Australia Qualify For Semi-Finals

Pakistan boosted their chances of qualifying for the 2012 ICC World T20 semi-finals with a 32-run win over Australia in their last Super Eight match at the R. Premadasa Stadium. The Australians, guided by Michael Hussey's unbeaten half-century, scored 117 for seven in a chase of 150 runs and have thus qualified for the semis themselves.
2 October 2012


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