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Brisbane Test: Captain’s knock by Smith resists Pakistan

BRISBANE: Skipper Steve Smith was leading from the front as Pakistan's bowlers tied down Australia on the opening day of the pink-ball first Test at the Gabba on Thursday.  His fighting, unbeaten half-century kept the Australians ticking along with support from newcomer Peter Handscomb after the loss of three wickets. At the dinner break and heading into the key final twilight session under lights, the home side were 182 for three after winning the toss with Smith unbeaten on 54 and Handscomb not out 16. Smith…

Australia stop rot with convincing victory

ADELAIDE: Australia cruised to a seven-wicket consolation victory in the day-night third test on Sunday after dismissing South Africa for 250 and knocking off the 127 runs for victory for the loss of three wickets before dinner on day four. There was a minor scare when, with 63 runs still required, Dave Warner was run-out for 47 and Usman Khawaja dismissed for a duck inside one over but there was never any real doubt that Australia would avoid a first ever 3-0 sweep on home soil. Opener Matt Renshaw, one of three new…

Misbah, Holder hail competitive Day-Night Test

DUBAI: Rival captains Misbah-ul-Haq and Jason Holder praised the fight till last attitude in the first day-night Test played with Pakistan upstaging West Indies by 56 runs in the final hour on Monday. West Indies were led in their fight by Darren Bravo who smashed 116 during his 410-minute of defiance before Pakistan dismissed them for 289 with just 12 overs remaining in the match -- the second ever in Test cricket's history. Misbah said the match was good for Test cricket. "It was a good Test and good for the Test…

Bravo firm after Samuels departs on 3rd day of Dubai Test

DUBAI: West Indies, replying to Pakistan's 579-3 declared, were 315-6 at the close of play on the third day of the first day-night Test in Dubai on Saturday. Shane Dowrich (27) and Jason Holder (10) were at the crease at stumps with the West Indies still trailing  Pakistan's first innings total by 264 runs. West Indies still need 65 to avoid the follow-on. Darren Bravo scored 87 and Marlon Samuels made 76.

Pakistan feast on flat pitch and pink ball

As expected Pakistan flourished on a flat pitch off the pink ball in the day-night Test in Dubai. The first day of their 400th Test brought as much joy for Misbah-ul-Haq's men as did the occasion, with Azhar Ali becoming the first batsman to score a hundred off the pink ball in a day-night Test. His 146 not out took Pakistan to a dominating 279-1 at close on day one and set the tone for the rest of the match and three-match series. Asad Shafiq was 33 not out. Australian wicket-keeper batsman Peter Nevill topscored with 66…

Pakistan hosts first day night test against West Indies today

DUBAI: It's a historic day for Pakistan cricket as the country will be hosting its first day-night test match when they take on West Indies in the first game of the three-match series on Thursday, ARY News reported. It will also be Pakistan's 400 test match. However, both teams have never played a day-night test match before. Skippers of the two teams Misbah-ul-Haq and Jason Holders have seen the day-night test as the future. Pakistan will be looking forward to continue its dominance over the current Twenty20 champions.…

Warner warning on pink ball – report

SYDNEY: Australia vice-captain David Warner has voiced concerns about the pink ball used for day-night Tests, a report said Saturday, amid a stand-off with South Africa over a proposed fixture.