Pakistan

4:22 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Pakistan allrounder Shoaib Malik insists he is not getting ahead of himself following his call-up for the series against Bangladesh, and will “not set any long-term goals”. Most notably, that meant he wouldn’t commit to saying whether he aimed to be part of Pakistan’s World T20 squad, saying that was
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11:46 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Pakistan Under-19s 77 for 3 (Irfan 38*, Naylor 1-12) beat Scotland Under-19s 75 (Uzzair 20, Wasim 5-12, Tahir 3-23, Afridi 2-32) by seven wicketsScorecard It was all rather one-sided in Potchefstroom as Pakistan steamrolled Scotland to get their Under-19 World Cup Group C campaign off to a rousing start. Medium-pacers
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9:59 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Rashid Khan and Haris Rauf turned it on in the new year playing for Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars. First, the Afghanistan legspinner nearly turned the game, turning a simple Sydney Sixers chase into a very nervy finish Rashid Khan’s got a hat-trick on Josh Hazlewood’s birthday! #BBL09 pic.twitter.com/4alJfpWzCY —
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8:00 AM GMT Pakistan 191 (Shafiq 63, Babar 60, Kumara 4-49, Embuldeniya 4-71) and 555 for 3 dec (Abid 174, Masood 135, Azhar 118, Babar 100*) beat Sri Lanka 271 (Chandimal 74, Afridi 5-77, Abbas 4-55) and 212 (Oshada 102, Naseem 5-31) It took Pakistan just 16 balls on the fifth morning to take the
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Babar Azam performs the sajda as Abid Ali looks on © AFP For four days, it had been a dreary Test, rain making constant interruptions, temperatures forever threatening to dip into single figures, a bitter breeze blowing over the exposed terraces, right across the ground. But Rawalpindi locals were undeterred. They kept braving the frigid
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A spectator waits for the conditions to improve © AFP Stumps Sri Lanka 282 for 6 (de Silva 87*, Dilruwan 6*, Afridi 2-58) v Pakistan A scintillating onslaught from the weather overnight proved yet again to be the definitive performance in the Rawalpindi Test, which did not see a single ball bowled on day four
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8:00 AM GMT Only 18.2 overs were possible on a dark, wet day two at Rawalpindi. During the 82 minutes of play – split across the morning and afternoon sessions – Dhanajaya de Silva moved to 72 not out, Sri Lanka added 61 to their day one score and lost just the wicket of Niroshan
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8:00 AM GMT History will record the significance of the day instead of the trivialities contained within it, though that is a shame, as the cricket was really rather good. On a day where the breaks between sessions appeared to herald official changes in momentum, the ebbs and flows never really allowed either side to
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