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Yasir ruled out of practice match over back trouble

CAIRNS: Yasir Shah will miss out Pakistan's three-day practice match against Cricket Australia XI due to back pain, ARY News reported. According to details, Shah suffered back problems during a practice session ahead of the match. The doctor has suggested the leg-spinner to rest for two-days. He will miss out the day/night practise match which will be played at Cairns starting from 8th December. Apart from Yasir Shah, Mohammad Nawaz is the only specialist spinner picked in the 16-member squad for Pakistan for the…

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…

West Indies clinch consolation win over Pakistan at Sharjah

SHARJAH: West Indies secured their first victory since May 2015 as opener Kraigg Brathwaite capped a brilliant match with an unbeaten half-century in the third Test against Pakistan at Sharjah Thursday. Brathwaite, who carried his bat in the first innings with 142 not out, was again unbeaten on 60 as the West Indies passed their 153-run target without further loss  after beginning the fifth day on 114 for 5. Shane Dowrich, who also finished with 60 not out, edged Mohammad Amir towards third man for a boundary as West…

Pakistan holds advantage in second Test

Pakistan can make it 2-nil as they accumulated a colossal 452 run total in the Abu Dhabi Test and before closing on the second day had West Indian batsman Darren Bravo back in the dressing room. West Indies were 106-4 at close, still trailing by 346 runs, and with the pitch starting to taking spin it is highly likely that Pakistan will get a handsome lead through spinners Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar. The highlight of the day though was Misbah-ul-haq once again failing to reach a hundred. He looked shaky after coming to…

Pakistan’s Shah wants a match with India’s Ashwin

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Wily Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah on Monday wished he had a Test face off with magician Indian offie Ravichandaran Ashwin in a battle of two fast wicket-taking spinners. Shah became the joint-second fastest to 100 wickets in all Test cricket when he took 5-121 in his 17th match against West Indies in the first day-night Test in Dubai on Sunday. England's George Lohmann holds the record of fastest to 100 Test wickets when he completed the tally in his 16th Test in 1896. Australia's Charlie…

West Indies hit back after Pakistan’s lead

DUBAI:Leg-spinner Yasir Shah became the second joint-fastest bowler to take 100 wickets in all Test cricket before West Indies hit back with two early blows in the first day-night match in Dubai on Sunday. The 30-year-old dismissed West Indian tail-ender Miguel Cummins to complete 100 wickets in his 17th Test match -- the fastest Pakistani to the milestone -- on the fourth day of the second-ever day-night Test. Shah's 5-121 helped Pakistan dismiss West Indies for 357 after they resumed the day on 315-6, losing four of the…

Yasir Shah becomes fastest Asian to reach 100 wickets

DUBAI: Pakistan's leg-spinner Yasir Shah on Sunday became the second joint-fastest bowler and the first Asian to take 100 wickets in all Test cricket.  The feat came on the fourth day of the first day-night match against West Indies in Dubai on Sunday. The 30-year-old dismissed West Indian tail-ender Miguel Cummins to complete 100 wickets in his 17th Test match, the fastest Pakistani  to the milestone. He topped Indian spinner Ravinder Ashwin who was the current fastest Asian when he reached the milestone against West…