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newscricket21 days ago

ENG vs PAK | We couldn’t build a partnership and that cost us big time, rues Babar Azam

Babar Azam, after Pakistan’s loss in the first ODI, has admitted that the Asian side could not build up a partnership at the top, which ultimately cost them the match. He also insisted that the batting order isn’t dependent on him and added that the team can turn around the setback into a win.
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newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts to Luke Jongwe’s ‘boot’ celebration after Zimbabwe’s first-ever T20I win over Pakistan

Zimbabwe, on Friday, created history but not only defending 118 against a Babar Azam-led Pakistan side but when they also dismissed them for a total of 99 runs. It was Luke Jongwe, with figures of 4/18, who led Zimbabwe’s charge and also celebrated their victory with a unique ‘boot’ celebration.
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newscricket4 months ago

SA vs PAK | Don't think my run-out was Quinton de Kock's fault, defends Fakhar Zaman

Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman has defended Quinton de Kock and taken the blame of his run-out on himself after it became a major point of controversy. Not only Fakhar Zaman but South African skipper Temba Bavuma also came out in support of de Kock and termed it a 'clever' ploy by him.
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newscricket4 months ago

Twitter reacts to anti-climax at the Wanderers as De Kock’s ‘disgraceful’ act costs Fakhar Zaman well-deserved double-century

In one of the most anti-climactic moments in cricket history, Fakhar Zaman was left heart-shattered as he was run out 7 short of a well-deserved double-ton. However, Quinton de Kock’s actions have now come under fire as a ‘fake fielding’ attempt from the WK ended up putting the batsman off.
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newscricket6 months ago

PAK vs SA | Fakhar Zaman, Wahab Riaz dropped as Pakistan name four uncapped players for T20Is

The Mohammad Akram-led Pakistan selection panel have dropped Fakhar Zaman and Wahab Riaz from the squad that would face South Africa at home while they have named four uncapped players in the squad. Mohammed Hafeez, Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim are also missing from the 20-member mega squad.
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newscricket8 months ago

NZ vs PAK | Fakhar Zaman left out of New Zealand tour due to fever

As a precautionary measure, opener Fakhar Zaman has been left out of the Pakistan squad after he developed a fever ahead of their departure to New Zealand on Monday. Although the left-hander test negative for COVID-19, he was isolated in the team hotel in Lahore after he came down with fever.
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newscricket9 months ago

Twitter reacts to karma striking Pakistan as Babar Azam misfields to hand Zimbabwe victory

In what was one of the most topsy-turvy ODI clashes in recent memory, Zimbabwe trumped Pakistan by chasing down a paltry 3 runs in the Super Over. Pakistan were victims of karma as while a last-ball misfield from Zimbabwe enforced a Super Over, a Babar Azam misfield handed ZIM the victory.
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newscricketa year ago

Would have admitted my fault had I been in Misbah's place, claims Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar criticized Misbah-ul-Haq for not owning up Pakistan's performances on their recent tour of UK. Earlier, Misbah-ul-Haq had stated that he had taken charge of Pakistan when they were already on a losing streak in T20 internationals, which irked Akhtar.
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newscricketa year ago

Things changed after Jasprit Bumrah no-ball in CT 2017, feels Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has admitted that it was Bumrah’s no-ball, which denied the crucial wicket of Fakhar Zaman, that made the difference in the 2017 Champions Trophy final. Pakistan, led by Sarfaraz Ahmed, posted a total of 338/4 and bowled India out for just 158 to win the Trophy.
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newscricketa year ago

Pakistan pick Haider Ali in 28-man squad for England tour

With Windies set for a three-match Test series, Pakistan, the next touring party, will start their UK sojourn early next month and a 29-player squad will stay together for three Tests and three T20Is. Azhar Ali will lead the Test side while Babar Azam will be at the helm of ODI and T20I side.
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