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newscricket4 months ago

Watch | ‘Unfit’ Yasir Shah takes stupendous catch off his own bowling in Pakistan T20 Cup

Yasir Shah, who has often been criticised for his fitness, grabbed a magnificent catch off his own bowling during Pakistan T20 Cup’s second semi-final between Balochistan and Sindh. The 35-year-old leg-spinner dismissed Sindh’s Hasan Mohsin after the latter, charging down, got a leading edge.
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newscricket9 months ago

Imam-ul-Haq named in Pakistan squad for Bangladesh Tests

Pakistan have recalled opener Imam-ul-Haq for their two-match away Test series against Bangladesh, beginning November 26. Off-spinner Bilal Asif and uncapped batsmen Abdullah Shafique and Kamran Ghulam were the other notable picks in the 20-member squad, which will be led by Babar Azam.
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newscricketa year ago

SA vs PAK | Sharjeel Khan makes a comeback to Pakistan's T20I side 

Left-handed opener Sharjeel Khan has made a return to the Pakistan's senior side for the four-match T20I series in South Africa. Team's vice-captain Shadab Khan and experienced Mohammed Hafeez also made a return to the squad while Wahab Riaz and Imad Wasim were axed from ODI side.
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newscricket2 years ago

Twitter reacts to Mitchell Santner’s ‘otherworldly’ stunner that takes New Zealand to top of ICC Test rankings

With just five overs left in the day, Pakistan had a real chance of breaking New Zealand’s dominant run at home with a ‘statement’ draw as Mitchell Santner was given the ball. However, Santner’s ‘otherworldly’ brilliance broke Pakistan’s resistance and took New Zealand to the top of the rankings.
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newscricket2 years ago

Twitter reacts to ‘frustrated’ Yasir Shah yelling expletive after Henry Nicholls’ late cut

It isn’t the first time that two New Zealand batsmen have tormented a visiting bowling attack, with Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls standing like boulders despite stumbling early. It even led to a frustrated Yasir Shah yelling an expletive on air after he beat Nicholls’ late cut attempt.
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featurecricket2 years 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
featurecricket2 years ago

ENG vs PAK | Ageas Bowl Day 1 Talking Points - Crawley’s counter-attack and Naseem Shah’s ineffectiveness

In what was the most un-English day of the summer, Pakistan and England managed to play out a full 90 overs uninterrupted but, remarkably, that was not the story of the day. Nor was bad light. Day 1 belonged to young stalwart Zak Crawley, who struck a remarkable 171* on a day filled with sunshine.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 years ago

Twitter reacts to 'Mr. Perfect' Michael Gough getting yet another LBW decision right despite Sibley's shenanigans

Don't challenge Michael Gough's decisions, unless you are 110% sure. Even ICC's official Twitter handle lauded the English umpire for his great piece of umpiring. Many people on Twitter, including Ravichandran Ashwin, lauded Gough for his exemplary umpiring skills, which was on point in Southampton.
Soumil Khare
featurecricket2 years ago

ENG vs PAK | Ageas Bowl - Wet outfield prevents result despite Abbas magic

After 11 overs were bowled on day 4, the fifth day was a long hope and pray for the cricket fans as even a long session could not separate the two sides. Both sides are set to walk away with 13 points next to their names on the Test Championship table as England climb up the leaderboard.
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newscricket2 years ago

Yasir Shah - not Babar Azam - real victim of Pakistan cricket flying under the radar

‘GOT HIM!!! WHY DID HE DO THAT??????? YASIR SHAH WINS THE MATCH, WINS THE SERIES FOR THE FIRST TIME, FOR PAKISTAN’ Fazeer Mohammed’s words from three years ago are still fresh in the minds of every cricket fan who witnessed the unmissable classic between Windies and Pakistan at Roseau in 2017.
Anirudh Suresh