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Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner complete 3-0 whitewash of Pakistan
The pair made explosive half-centuries to lift Australia to 324, a total Pakistan never threatened to surpass

Independent adjudicator upholds Jamshed's 10-year ban
The adjudicator, however, "set aside" two sanctions against Jamshed because they fell outside the the PCB's anti-corruption code

Abbas breaks into top three in Test bowling rankings
This comes on the heels of the 28-year old becoming the joint second-fastest Pakistani to 50 Test wickets

Meg Lanning ton leads Australia women to series win
Skipper's 181-run stand with Rachael Haynes flattened the Pakistan bowling, after which Sophie Molineux's 4 for 14 bowled Pakistan out for 123

'Atmosphere wasn't especially polite' - Sarfraz
In the aftermath of Sandpapergate, Australia have undergone cultural reviews for their on-field behavior, but that hasn't meant the end of the verbals

Abbas takes ten-for as Pakistan seal 1-0 series win
The 28-year old became the first fast bowler to record a ten-wicket haul in the UAE as Pakistan sealed an emphatic 373-run win

Sarfraz sent to hospital for precautionary scans
Hit close to his left ear while ducking a bounce on Thursday, the Pakistan captain woke up with a headache and didn't take the field

'Missing hundred hurts' - Babar Azam
But his performance in Test cricket this year - he averages 54 - suggests it is only a matter of time before he gets that maiden century

Mohammad Amir dropped for Australia T20Is too; Imad Wasim returns
Uncapped left-arm seamer Waqas Maqsood found a place in the squad after impressing for Pakistan A

Schutt, Carey skittle Pakistan for 95 for dominant win
The two seamers shared six wickets between them before Australia women chased down a revised D/L target of 92

Babar 99, Sarfraz 81 ensure Australia need a whopping 538 for victory
Australia were left with needing 491 runs more with two full days of Test cricket still to go

Azhar and Shafiq's collective brainfade
A hundred and thirty Tests between them, and the two managed to become involved in one of the most bizarre run-outs ever, even by Pakistan's standards

Danish Kaneria finally admits guilt in Mervyn Westfield spot-fixing case
The former Pakistan legspinner said he had owned up because he could not "live a life with lies" anymore

All-conditions Abbas confident of not fading away
Quite a few rare talents from Pakistan have disappeared after record-breaking starts. But Abbas is here to stay

Tim Paine seeks clarification on 3-metre rule
Azhar Ali was ruled not out on referral, despite ball-tracking showing the ball hitting middle and off stumps halfway up, since the point of impact with his pad was more than 3m from the stumps

Mohammad Abbas, Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali extend Pakistan's dominance
Pakistan tightened their grip on the second Test match after they increased their lead to 281 runs with eight wickets still in hand

Fakhar Zaman: 'Changed my game because of the situation'
He was brought in to inject positivity, but Pakistan gladly took his strike rate of 47.47 during the course of his debut 94

Pakistan could call up Rizwan as substitute wicketkeeper for Sarfraz
The MCC introduced a rule last year confirming that substitute fielders will be allowed to keep should the original wicketkeeper suffer an injury during play

BCCI stance on India-Pakistan matches is 'hypocrisy' - PCB chairman Ehsan Mani
In an exclusive interview with ESPNcricinfo, the newly elected PCB chairman spoke about the need to revive bilateral cricketing ties between India and Pakistan

Abbas strikes after Fakhar, Sarfraz rescue act
Fakhar and Sarfraz added 147 to revive Pakistan from the pits of 57 for 5 to 282 before Abbas struck late in the day to make it even-stevens

Sarfraz backs Fakhar in Arthur's evolutionary plan
In a phase where Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf were pulled into Test cricket, Fakhar Zaman's entry is an exciting prospect for a team that normally takes two days to make a play

Australia seek desert glory; Fakhar eyes Test cap
If Dubai was anything to go by, Australia have shown they're up for a fight. For a bruised Pakistan, nothing but a win will do

Important to believe a good knock will get things rolling - Azhar
Constant shuffling around the order and a scratchy start to the series have made Azhar look like a diluted version of his fluent 2016 self, but his record against Australia should give him heart

A dangerous pitch, and a 15-year-old fast bowler
In the final group stage round of the Quaid-e-Azam trophy, a diamond in the rough in unveiled

Renewed scrutiny on Pakistan pitches after 35 all out
The team - Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited - had Taufeeq Umar, Misbah-ul-Haq, Adnan Akmal and Bilawal Bhatti, but was still shot out for a low score

Pakistan A romp to eight-wicket win after Umaid Asif takes five
The home team's pace trio shared nine wickets between them to knock New Zealand A over for 65

Imam-ul-Haq out of Abu Dhabi Test with finger injury
The Pakistan opener sustained the injury while diving for the ball in the field on the final day of the first Test

Paine, Khawaja the heroes in Australia's great escape
The visitors hung on by two wickets to draw the Dubai Test, as Pakistan applied immense pressure in the final hour

Pakistan women name World T20 squad without captain
Regular captain Bismah Maroof is still recovering after undergoing surgery for sinus but could be fit for the tournament

Pakistan left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman retires from international cricket
The spinner, who ended with 99 wickets from 22 Tests, intends to keep playing domestic cricket as well as pursue opportunities on the T20 circuit

Abbas three-for puts Pakistan seven wickets away from victory
Having set Tim Paine's men 462 to win, Pakistan's Mohammad Abbas landed three body blows to the Australian aspiration of seeing out the 137 overs they need to survive

Indifferent results prompt PCB to drop day-night Test this season
The adverse effect the pink ball and the dew have on Yasir Shah's bowling and Pakistan's iffy results in day-night Tests have led to the move

Bilal's six-for gives Pakistan the grip despite late blows
Australia lost 10 for 60 after a solid 142-run opening stand to concede the advantage on a platter to Pakistan

Khadija's six-for sets up six-wicket Bangladesh win
It was a comeback of sorts for the home team, which had lost the T20I series 3-0 only two days ago

Haris Sohail's maiden Test ton sets Australia uphill task
Asad Shafiq made 80 as Pakistan posted 482 in their first innings. Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja then saw out the last 13 overs of the day

Shoaib Akhtar talked Mohammad Hafeez out of retiring
After scoring a comeback century on the first day of the Dubai Test, Hafeez revealed that his wife and Akhtar convinced him against taking 'drastic steps'

Mohammad Hafeez, Imam-ul-Haq grind Australia in the Dubai heat
Pakistan's openers added a double-century stand before the visitors fought back with late wickets

Batsmen need to take greater responsibility - Sarfraz Ahmed
The Pakistan captain hoped that they could execute their plans against a vastly-improved Nathan Lyon

National Bank fold for 44, Mohammad Asif takes another five-for
Misbah-ul-Haq continued to struggle for form, meanwhile, but the two Lahore teams finally had reason to cheer

(Hand)shaken, not stirred?
One of the first things Tim Paine did after finding himself cleaning up the mess post-Newlands was to make it a point for his team to shake hands with the opposition

Seamers help Pakistan women complete T20I whitewash
After 30 all out and 81 for 8, Bangladesh's 77 all out proves too little as they fail to build on gains from historic Asia Cup triumph

Ahmed Shehzad gets four-month doping ban
The PCB has back-dated the start of his ban to July 10, the date when it had provisionally suspended the opening batsman for returning a positive drug test

Nashra Sandhu and Nida Dar help Pakistan women clinch T20I series
The spin duo shared four wickets to restrict Bangladesh to 88 before Nahida Khan and Javeria Khan steered the visitors home

Shadab injury rules out twin legspinners attack for Pakistan
Bilal Asif set for debut, while Mohammad Hafeez is expected to be part of the XI for the first Test against Australia

BCCI, PCB brace for 'landmark' dispute panel judgment
Officials expect the three-member panel, which finished proceedings on Wednesday, to deliver a verdict with an impact that goes beyond cricket

Smith named in PSL draft; Warner turns down offer
Smith has been classified as a Platinum Player - the highest-paid category - alongside the retired South Africa batsman AB de Villiers

Pakistan go 1-0 up as Bangladesh collapse to 30 all out
Anam Amir finished with figures of 3 for 0 as the hosts capitulated to the fourth-lowest total in Women's T20I history

Marsh brothers, Head punish Pakistan A on third day
A Pakistan A side with no specialist spinners was made to toil on the third day as the Australians went 216 ahead on the back of Mitchell Marsh's 162 and nineties from Shaun Marsh and Travis Head

Hafeez called up to Test squad for Australia series
The allrounder, who last played Test cricket in August 2016, will be the 18th member of Pakistan's squad for the two-Test series

Matt Renshaw 'in good spirits' after blow to helmet
After he was substituted out of the rest of the game, Aaron Finch and the Marsh brothers made fifties to shore up the Australians

Bangladesh women recall Lata Mondal for Pakistan series
Ritu Moni, Sharmin Akhter, Suraya Azmin and Murshida Khatun also included; no place for Lily Rani Biswas from the team that played the Women's World T20 Qualifier

BCCI-PCB go head to head in legal battle
The dispute is over an agreement signed in April 2014 to play bilateral games - an agreement that has not been honoured and shows no signs of being so

Left out of Test squad, Mohammad Amir returns to domestic cricket
The left-arm quick will play for Sui Southern Gas Corporation in the ongoing domestic season

Nathan Lyon's five-for troubles Pakistan A
The offspinner finished with figures of 36-5-87-5, walking the talk from last week when he said he will bowl ugly if need be to put his team on top

Asif rolls back the years as Lahore Whites draw four in four
Mohammad Hafeez scored a double century as he continued to make his case for an international return, as another old magician dusted off his spell book

Mohammad Abbas to return for Leicestershire in 2019
Leicestershire have re-signed Mohammad Abbas after the Pakistan seamer enjoyed a prolific debut season in county cricket

Mohammad Amir dropped for two-Test series against Australia
The pacer appears to have paid the price for his poor ODI form, while Wahab Riaz returns in the 17-man squad

Never got paid on time - Steve Rixon hits out at PCB
The former fielding coach said the board's lack of professionalism was the reason he quit

Sleepless Sarfraz feels the heat after Asia Cup exit
An unrelenting workload over the last four years has now sparked discussion about the possibility of resting the Pakistan captain for parts of the upcoming home season

Mushfiqur Rahim and Mustafizur Rahman lift Bangladesh into Asia Cup final
The keeper-batsman's 99 rescued his side from 12 for 3, and the left-arm quick shut out Pakistan with 4 for 43

Pakistan's spinner-free squad for Australia tour game raises eyebrows
Pakistan A take on Australia in a four-day game starting on Saturday in Dubai

Two unpredictable teams gear up for knockout encounter
Pakistan have issues with their bowling, their batting and their fielding to address in a winner-takes-all game against a hungry Bangladesh

Bangladesh, Ireland could feature in next Women's Championship cycle
The ICC is set to discuss the proposal at its board meeting in October

Engaging foreign office, embassies could help ease concerns over touring Pakistan - Ehsan Mani
Since 2015, the PCB has banked on financial incentives to bring international teams to Pakistan, and its new chairman wants to accelerate the process by starting dialogue at a diplomatic level

Pakistan 'suffering a confidence crisis' - Mickey Arthur
The coach expressed disappointment with the bowlers' inconsistency, and defended Sarfraz Ahmed, whom he called an 'outstanding captain'

PCB chairman committed to talks with BCCI ahead of ICC tribunal
Ehsan Mani, who had meetings in with top BCCI officials on the sidelines of the Asian Cricket Council meeting last Thursday, said he is hopeful of finding common ground

Dhawan, Rohit, Bumrah consign Pakistan to nine-wicket defeat
India's clinical bowling performance restricted Pakistan to 237 for 7 before their openers took them home

PCB refuses to give NOC for T10 League until 'fully satisfied' with credibility
Three days after the league's president stepped down, the PCB's new chairman Ehsan Mani has written to the ICC seeking reassurance about the league 'being clean'

Damp squib or a blockbuster? India-Pakistan rivalry eyes quality revival
After the drubbing India handed them three nights ago, can Pakistan counter India's spin attack to avert yet another one-sided contest?

Hasan Ali, Rashid Khan, Asghar Afghan fined for separate incidents
The players also received one demerit point each for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct

Shaheen Afridi suffers as Pakistan spill five chances
Pakistan's 18-year old debutant Shaheen Afridi was involved in all the lapses. He was the unlucky bowler three times, but he also dropped two himself

Shoaib Malik the hero as Pakistan survive serious scare
Afghanistan fought valiantly until the very end, but could not dislodge Pakistan's most experienced batsman

Political tensions add to Afghanistan-Pakistan rivalry
Afghanistan and Pakistan's relationship has far less to do with cricket than it ideally should

QEA round-up: Khurram Manzoor run out for 199, Peshawar win inside two days
Peshawar registered their third straight win of the season

'It's not good enough' - Arthur unhappy Pakistan didn't stick to plans
The Pakistan coach feels his batsmen did not stick to their roles, and his bowlers abandoned good plans too quickly against India

Javeria Khan to captain Pakistan in Bismah Maroof's absence
Javeria will captain Pakistan for the tour of Bangladesh as well as the home series against Australia

Bhuvneshwar, Jadhav's three-wicket hauls set up easy win for India
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kedar Jadhav helped India bundle Pakistan out for 162 before their batsmen made light work of the chase

T10 League president steps down, citing lack of 'proper systems and monitoring'
Two months before the second edition, Salman Iqbal has distanced himself from the tournament and warned Pakistani players against taking part in it

All roads lead to Dubai as cricket's most colourful rivalry resumes
India might hold the edge on paper but they have the scars of their last encounter against Pakistan, and the absence of their best batsman, weighing against them

Sarfraz miffed by skewed Asia Cup scheduling
Pakistan captain asks why India don't have to switch back and forth between venues when all the other teams do

Pakistan overpower Hong Kong to open Asia Cup campaign
Usman Khan and Shadab Khan dismantled Hong Kong's batting before Imam-ul-Haq's fifty guided them to an eight-wicket win

Eight PSL games to be held in Lahore, Karachi in 2019
The T20 tournament will begin in Dubai on February 17 with the final scheduled to take place in Karachi on March 17

Young Hong Kong a banana peel for Pakistan
A young Hong Kong side under Anshy Rath will look to make a mark in the side's first Asia Cup match since 2008

Sarfraz in an oasis of calm amid World Cup chatter
Both the Pakistan captain and his team appear incredibly relaxed - joking around at training and enjoying each other's company - even as they build for next year's World Cup

PCB assures Inzamam of full faith following nepotism accusations
The PCB chief selector has taken exception to rumours that he tried to abuse his position to secure his son's selection in Pakistan's Under-19 squad

Peshawar fly the regional banner as pitches under scrutiny again
Peshawar kept their perfect run going in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy, while Mohammad Hafeez made a successful return to the competition after being overlooked for the international side

Maxwell, Handscomb dumped for Tests against Pakistan; Finch, Siddle recalled
The Queensland trio of Labuschagne, Neser and Doggett were also named in the 15-man squad. The first Test begins on October 7 in Dubai

New PCB chief removes four advisors including Shoaib Akhtar
Ehsan Mani is keen on revamping the board's structure, constitution and the pattern of day to day functioning

AB de Villiers set to feature in PSL 2019
Lahore Qalandars, who have the first pick by dint of finishing bottom last season, are likely to snap up the South African batsman in the player draft

Grant Bradburn appointed Pakistan fielding coach
The former New Zealand allrounder, who was Scotland's coach till recently, will fill the void left by Steve Rixon's departure

Would have liked to take Virat Kohli's wicket - Hasan Ali
The absence of India's captain will give Pakistan the edge in the Asia Cup, the fast bowler has said

Ehsan Mani sets sights on BCCI legal dispute, revamping domestic structure
The newly elected PCB chairman met Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan and said he aimed to make the board "more transparent and accountable"

Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim out of Asia Cup squad; Shan Masood included
Pakistan have picked six fast bowlers and left out Imad Wasim, who has failed two fitness tests

Ehsan Mani officially elected PCB chairman
Unanimously elected to the post by the PCB's Board of Governors

PCB election set for September 4
PM-appointed Ehsan Mani set to be formally elected as board chairman at the election

Najam Sethi quits as PCB chairman, Ehsan Mani set to replace him
The PCB chairman had a poor relationship with Imran Khan, who as the new prime minister of Pakistan is also the patron of the PCB

Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan prime minister
The former world-cup winning captain's journey from cricketer to politician is finally complete

Nasir Jamshed banned for ten years on corruption charges
The anti-corruption tribunal appointed by PCB found the player guilty of five breaches of the anti-corruption code

Berry declines Pakistan fielding coach role
The Australian cited "personal reasons" but it is understood that delays in finalising the deal between him and the PCB may have played a part

Mohammad Abbas, Hasan Ali big winners on PCB awards night
In the five Tests Pakistan played over the last one year, Abbas left a lasting impression, picking up 30 wickets at an average of 15.50








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