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Six-wicket Shadab lights up Pakistan preparation

LONDON: Shadab Khan took six wickets on the first day of Pakistan’s four-day warm-up fixture against Northamptonshire in England.  The 19-year-old leg-spinner, who has just one Test to his name – against West Indies in Barbados last year – ripped out numbers one, four, five, six, seven and nine to register figures of 6/77 off 19 overs as the host county’s middle-order was decimated. They were eventually bowled out for 259 from 73.4 overs. Shadab, who only made his first-class debut in 2016, was also involved in…

Pakistan get in the groove as Denly makes a hundred

CANTERBURY: Pakistan's bowlers got some overs under their belts as Kent captain Joe Denly made an attractive century on the final day of their tour-opener at Canterbury on Tuesday. Given both Sunday and Monday's play in this four-day fixture had been washed out without a ball bowled, a draw was always the likeliest result. And Kent were 209 for four in reply to Pakistan's first-innings 168 when, with no prospect for a win for either side, the players shook hands not long before the scheduled close of 6:00pm local time…

Pakistan cricket team leave for England tour

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan national cricket team comprising 16 players and 11 officials left for Ireland via Dubai from Allama Iqbal International Airport in the wee hours of Monday (today). The team will play one Test against Ireland, two Tests against England and two T20 against Scotland during the tour. The team will take on Ireland, who will be playing their first ever Test on May 11. The first Test against England will start on May 24 and the second Test will begin on June 1. Pakistan will also play two T20…