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Lord’s Test: Pakistan pile on the agony for England

LONDON: Pakistan again showed England how to play in their own conditions as they maintained their position dominant in the first Test at Lord's. The tourists scored 300 runs in Friday's play, going from an overnight 50 for one to 350 for eight at stumps on the second day of this two-match series. That left them already 166 runs ahead of England's meagre first-innings 184, with Pakistan having so far outplayed their hosts in all departments. A quartet of batsmen made fifties, with England dropping four catches…

Arthur optimistic of Pakistan comeback in ODI series

PERTH: Head coach of Pakistan cricket team Mickey Arthur has said that his side would have to capitalize on chances if they have to beat Australia in the ongoing one-day series, ARY News reported. He was speaking to media after the 3rd ODI at Perth. Arthur said that the conditions at Sydney and Adelaide suit Pakistan. He added, "We hope that the results will come as expected." The coach said that the side cannot afford to commit such simple errors if they have a chance of clinching the ODI series. Arthur also…

Misbah hails Shafiq’s ton as one of ‘classiest’

BRISBANE: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hailed Asad Shafiq's defiant century as among the "classiest" he had ever seen after the knock of 137 all but drove Pakistan to a famous victory over Australia in the first test in Brisbane on Monday. Needing to score a record 490 to win, Pakistan fell short by 40 runs but not before giving the home side a huge scare on day five at the Gabba. Man-of-the-match Shafiq came to the crease at 165 for four late on day four and anchored three doughty tail-end partnerships before he was…

Win too close for comfort, says Smith

BRISBANE: Captain Steve Smith admitted Pakistan got too close for comfort to an incredible record-breaking victory before Australia finally wrapped up the first Test at the Gabba on Monday. Pakistan, faced with a massive 490 runs to win the day-night Test, went down by just 39 on the back of man-of-the-match Asad Shafiq's magnificent fighting 137 batting with the tail. Until Shafiq was undone by a rising Mitchell Starc delivery, Pakistan looked to have every chance of shattering the record for the highest fourth…

Cricketers praise Asad Shafiq’s heroics in Brisbane Test

BRISBANE: Current and former cricketers have lauded Pakistani batsman Asad Shafiq over his fighting performance with the bat in the first test match against Australia at Brisbane, ARY News reported. Asad Shafiq's knock of 137 runs from 207 deliveries brought the side close to a record chase of 490 runs in the test match. However, the team fell just 39 runs short of a famous victory. His efforts for winning the match for his team was praised by cricketers across the world. The Pakistan dressing room, watching Shafiq…

Pakistan fall 39 runs short of famous victory in Brisbane Test

BRISBANE: Australia clinched a nervous 39-run win over Pakistan in the first test match at Brisbane on Monday, ARY News reported. Pakistan fell 39 runs short of a famous victory as the South Asians were bowled out after scoring 450 runs in their second innings, the highest runs scored in fourth innings at Brisbane. Asad Shafiq was the stand-out performer for the visitors who returned to form and made 137 runs for Pakistan. Azhar Ali made 71 runs for the team and veteran Younis Khan hit 65 runs. Tailenders Mohammad Amir…

Younis, Shafiq, Yasir slip in test rankings

DUBAI:  Pakistan's Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq and Yasir Shah slipped in the recent test rankings following the team's loss in Sharjah test match against West Indies, ARY News reported. Pakistan lost a rare chance to whitewash West Indies in all three formats of the cricket after they lost the third and final match of the test series by five wickets. The hosts had outclassed the Caribbean side in Twenty20 and ODI series by 3-0, while won the test series 2-1. Steve Smith of Australia leads the batsmen's rankings in tests…