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newscricket9 months ago

PAK vs SA | The way Fawad and Azhar revived our innings was brilliant, credits Babar Azam

Pakistan skipper was full of praise for his side after their emphatic win over the Proteas and lauded the pair of Fawad Alam and Azhar Ali for their brilliant partnership to revive their innings in teh first innings. He also praised debutante Nauman Ali for showing his domestic experience.
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newscricketa year ago

Convinced Misbah, Hafeez and Azhar that new structure must be allowed to grow, reveals Imran Khan

Imran Khan has revealed that he has convinced Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, and Azhar Ali about the new structure before admitting that it must be allowed to grow and become strong. He also was hopeful that the system will strengthen their squad for the next World Cup to win the tournament.
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featurecricketa year ago

From Yasir Shah’s valiant A to Asad Shaifq’s hideous F: Grading every PAK player who featured in the series

There was fight, there was disappointment, there was courage, and most importantly there was unpredictability - the England Tests served as an all-in-one package of Pakistan cricket. But the series is now over and what it means is that it’s scrutiny time. Let’s bring out the report cards, shall we?
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa year ago

Legends and Pundits react as James Anderson becomes the first pacer to take 600 Test wickets

James Anderson became the first-ever English player and pacer to join Kumble, Muralitharan and Warne's '600 club' after picking up the wicket of Azhar Ali. At the age of 38, the pacer still is going strong, with his show against both Pakistan and West Indies at home as legends reacted on the same.
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reportcricketa year ago

ENG vs PAK | James Anderson creates history as Pakistan survive rain-marred Day 5

James Anderson becoming the first pacer in Test history to pick 600 Test wickets was the only highlight on Day 5 as England and Pakistan played out a dull draw on a rain-marred final day. Needing 8 wickets to win, the hosts managed to pick just two, but walked away with a 1-0 series win.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa year ago

Twitter reacts to England players taking turns in dropping catches to deny Anderson 600th wicket

You’d think players of a young and spirited English side would do everything they can to help their messiah Jimmy Anderson get to 600 wickets, but shockingly, they instead teamed-up to deny him the milestone. With Anderson on 597 wickets, England astonishingly dropped 3 catches in a row.
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featurecricketa year ago

ENG vs PAK | Ageas Bowl Day 3 Talking Points - Pakistan’s Shafiq excuse and England’s Archer blunder

On a day where Pakistan looked like they were destined to get bowled out twice, Azhar Ali, of all people, did the unthinkable and scored a warrior-like ton to keep the visitors’ hope of drawing the Test alive. It was a bittersweet day for Anderson, whose teammates denied him wicket number 600.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa year ago

Twitter reacts to Azhar Ali accidentally hitting himself with bat while celebrating his century

It was Jos Buttler on Saturday and today, well it was Azhar Ali. Under enormous pressure, on the verge of losing his place in the side, the Pakistan skipper struck a flawless, doughty ton to keep his side alive in the Test. However, he encountered an unexpected obstacle which ruined his celebration.
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newscricketa year ago

VIDEO | Pakistan players ditch celebration and sprint to congratulate Crawley after marathon 267

Of course the best Test knock of 2020 had to come to an end at the hands of a part-timer bowling pies. That’s how cricket works, doesn’t it? Ignoring the dismissal though, the gesture from Pakistan after the wicket won hearts, as the visitors rushed towards Crawley to congratulate the youngster.
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featurecricketa year ago

Failed Azhar-Shafiq transition spells impending doom for Pakistan batting

December 19, 2016: Pakistan, led by Misbah, are against arguably the most uphill task in world cricket - chasing a fourth-innings target against Australia at the Gabba, and that too 490. Them having been bowled out 142 in the 1st innings meant that the game was written off as a foregone conclusion.
Anirudh Suresh