Category: Test Cricket

Aus vs Pak 3rd Test: Pakistan’s chance for consolation while hosts look for clean sweep

Aus vs Pak 3rd Test: Pakistan’s chance for consolation while hosts look for clean sweep

Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test Venue: Sydney Date: January 3-7, 2017 Start Time: 10 30 Local – 23 30 GMT (-1d) Having burned through four Test matches without an allrounder, Australia have come back to Darren Lehmann’s favored recipe, this time with Hilton Cartwright on presentation instead of Mitchell Marsh on spec. Cartwright is a batsman first and a bowler […]

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SA vs SL 2nd Test: Lankans look to bounce back after 1st Test mauling

SA vs SL 2nd Test: Lankans look to bounce back after 1st Test mauling

South Africa vs Sri lanka, 2nd Test Venue: Cape Town Date: January 1-5, 2017 Start Time: 10 30 Local – 08 30 GMT Sri Lanka will know the inclination as they get ready to play in Cape Town, only two days after the 206-run misfortune at Port Elizabeth. They just have one day to hone, New Year’s Eve having been […]

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Misbah to lead Pakistan in Sydney Test

Misbah to lead Pakistan in Sydney Test

Misbah-ul-Haq will play the third and final Test against Australia and will do such whilst leading the side. After the last day misfortune in Melbourne, in which a moment ball duck delayed a keep running of low scores for him, Misbah had talked about the likelihood of retirement from Test cricket and had not discounted the probability of doing as […]

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Misbah thinking about retirement after late MCG collapse

Misbah thinking about retirement after late MCG collapse

Pakistan Test veteran Misbah-ul-Haq has raised the possibility that he may step down from international cricket, even as soon as before the third and final Test of ongoing series against Australia. Pakistan’s most successful ever Test captain was talking to the press in the immediate aftermath of a horribly demoralising final-day collapse at the MCG – which ended in a […]

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SA vs SL 1st Test: Abbott’s pace seals huge win for South Africa

SA vs SL 1st Test: Abbott’s pace seals huge win for South Africa

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, Stumps Day 5 South Africa 286 (Duminy 63, Elgar 59, Lakmal 5-63) and 406 for 6 dec (Cook 117, de Kock 69, du Plessis 67*, Elgar 52) beat Sri Lanka 205 (Philander 5-45) and 281 (Mathews 59, Mendis 58, Rabada 3-77, Maharaj 3-86) by 206 runs South Africa’s discipline made full […]

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Aus vs Pak 2nd Test: Dramatic collapse sees Pakistan lose series on last day

Aus vs Pak 2nd Test: Dramatic collapse sees Pakistan lose series on last day

Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, Stumps Day 5 Australia 8 for 624 dec (Smith 165*, Warner 144, Khawaja 97) beat Pakistan 9 for 443 dec (Azhar 205, Sohail 65, Hazlewood 3-50) and 163 (Azhar 43, Starc 4-36, Lyon 3-33) by an innings and 18 runs Yes it all really did happen here at the MCG. First, a double century […]

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O’Keefe, Agar called in as Australia announce squad for Sydney Test

O’Keefe, Agar called in as Australia announce squad for Sydney Test

Australia have dropped Nic Maddinson for one week from now’s Sydney Test, while left-arm spinners Steve O’Keefe and Ashton Agar have been incorporated into a 13-man squad. Agar, the wunderkind of the 2013 Ashes visit, justified a place on the quality of 16 all around valued Sheffield Shield wickets in the principal half of the season, including 10 against New […]

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Aus vs Pak 2nd Test: Australia take lead before rain comes down

Aus vs Pak 2nd Test: Australia take lead before rain comes down

Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, Stumps Day 4 Australia 6 for 465 (Smith 100*, Starc 7*) lead Pakistan 9 for 443 dec by 22 runs Australia’s Test captain Steven Smith continued his rich run of form, beating the unforgiving climate by a matter of minutes to post his seventeenth hundred in the format preceding a monsoonal deluge that all […]

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Aus vs Pak 2nd Test: Warner, Khawaja inspire Australia’s strong reply

Aus vs Pak 2nd Test: Warner, Khawaja inspire Australia’s strong reply

Australia vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, Stumps Day 3 Australia 2 for 278 (Warner 144, Khawaja 95*) trail Pakistan 9 for 443 dec (Azhar 205*, Sohail 65, Shafiq 50, Hazlewood 3-50, Bird 3-113) by 165 runs Bat ruled ball on day three of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG. The irregularity disappointed Australia at first as Azhar Ali and […]

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Aus vs Pak 2nd Test: Rain & Azhar help Pakistan survive 2nd straight day

Aus vs Pak 2nd Test: Rain & Azhar help Pakistan survive 2nd straight day

Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, Stumps Day 2 Pakistan 6 for 310 (Azhar 139*, Shafiq 50) v Australia A composed ton from Azhar Ali and staunch support by Asad Shafiq disappointed Australia’s bowlers yet rain was a sickener for both sides on day two of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG. Showers truncated the morning session and afterward […]

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