Nabeel Sabir

  • TPakistan will have to shrug off all the recent controversies and enter the limited-over series against England with a fresh mindset. This wont be easy given the circumstances yet its a professional sport and they have to move on. The first of the two T20s will be played Sunday (today) at the Sophia ...

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  • TEngland v Sri Lanka, Gros Islet England are shaping up as significant challengers for the silverware having qualified for the semi-final of World Twnety20 for the first time. They will face stiff opposition from Sri Lanka on a pitch in Gros Islet which is slightly on the slower side and will suit ...

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  • TAustralia v Pakistan, Sydney 2nd ODI Match Preview Australia took an early lead in the series with a good win at Brisbane in the first One Day International. Pakistan did well but Australians were better on the day. The visitors need to regroup for the second ODI at Sydney today (Sunday) because if ...

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  • TTeams playing Australia are told not to give Ricky Ponting a chance ever. He is a great fighter and will make you pay dearly for letting himself off. Ponting is going through one of his worst batting slump. Pakistani bowlers have put him under a cosh much throughout this series with scores of 57, ...

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  • TPakistan within touching distance of victory Australians fought hard but Pakistani gave an even stronger response as the visitors ended day three at SCG in firm control. By close, Australia were 286-8 with an overall lead of 80 runs and staring a defeat against a well rounded Pakistan. Earlier ...

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  • THe might just be 17-year-old but he is surely establishing himself as Pakistans premier fast bowler. Mohammad Aamer didnt made much of an impression in the first innings failing to get a wicket, however in the second innings, he bowled his heart out to get Pakistan right back into the game. It was ...

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  • TNathan Hauritz was a doubtful starter for the first Test in Melbourne but passed a late fitness Test to be included in the side. The off spinner has been a late flourisher and only managed a consistent place in the Australian line up this year despite making his international debut in 2002. The New ...

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  • TRain denies Black Caps victory The rain in Napier denied New Zealand the chance to claim a series victory. It had become a kind of a mini ODI as New Zealand were left to chase 208 to win the series, with limited time on hand. Pakistan began the day on 347 for four but were bowled out for 455 with ...

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  • TDaniel Vettori is a born-again batsman. He is a class act with the ball and he has now reformed himself into a fine middle order batsman who often bails out his team in times of trouble. On day two, Vettori promoted himself to number six as his team needed a solid knock from him and provided them ...

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  • TStar of day four Danish Kaneria didnt play in the first Test as Pakistan opted for Saeed Ajmal. However, for this Test Pakistan brought in Kaneria and he bowled really well. It was a seaming pitch and Kaneria bowled with good control and variations throughout the Test. Kaneria took 3-6 in first ...

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  • TNew Zealand strengthen position despite rain After an exciting first days play in Dunedin, the second day proved to be a damp squib. It rained for most part of the day as New Zealand moved to 404-8 as only 36 overs of a scheduled 90 overs were possible. New Zealands overnight unbeaten pair of ...

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  • TAn even battle It was an engrossing days play at Dunedin. Fortunes fluctuated pretty evenly throughout the day as New Zealand ended the day at 276-6. Dangerous Brendon McCullum is batting on 25 while skipper Daniel Vettori is on 40 not out as the pair added 65 invaluable runs for the seventh ...

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  • TPakistan take on New Zealand in the first of the three match ODI series in Abu Dhabi today. New Zealand have a little bit of psychological advantage after having beaten Pakistan in the Champions Trophy semi-final last month. However the Black Caps have had quite a few problems since then. They will ...

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  • TThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the squads for the upcoming series against New Zealand. Although it is a home series but would be played away from home due to the security concerns in Pakistan. The one day internationals and the Twenty20s will be played in Dubai and Abu Dhabi while ...

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  • TSo after 15 days of exciting cricket its left to defending champions Australia and their Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand to battle it out in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy at Centurion Park. While Australia comprehensively beat England in the semi-final to reach the final; the New Zealanders ...

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  • TThis is going to be another important clash. If Australia beat Pakistan, they will make it to the semis as being the leaders in the group, while Pakistan will take the second spot. Things will complicate if Pakistan beat Australia and India down West Indies. Then, the margins of the wins will ...

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  • TEngland have already qualified for the semi-finals while New Zealand need to win this game to move ahead. In case of an England victory, Sri Lanka are in with a chance to go ahead depending upon the overall net run rates. So keeping in view all the permutations, it's hard to predict anything as ...

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  • TIt's the big match of Group A with world champions Australia taking on India at the Centurion. While Australia won their first game against the West Indies after a shaky start, the Indians lost comprehensively to Pakistan meaning it is a must-win scenario for Dhoni's men. Australia also can't ...

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  • TThis is the match of the tournament. India take on Pakistan in a crucial Group A match at Centurion today. Indians will be playing their first game of the tournament while Pakistan will be playing their second and a win for the greenshirts will almost see them through to the semi-finals. Pakistan ...

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  • TNot many are reckoning England having much of a chance against Sri Lanka in today's game. Kumar Sangakkara's men beat South Africa in the first game and will know the fact that a win will almost see them through to the semi-finals. England have arrived in South Africa after a 6-1 drubbing against ...

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  • TSouth Africa v New Zealand, Centurion After the loss in the first game, South Africans will be desperate for a win in today's game against New Zealand at the Centurion. The hosts were being termed as one of the favourites however they were beaten by Sri Lanka. South Africans will like to improve ...

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  • TIt's a different brand of cricket and Pakistan are champions of it. However they will have to start afresh for this one-off Twenty20 game against Sri Lanka at Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Since winning the Twenty20 World Cup in June not much has gone right for Pakistan team. They have lost both ...

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  • TBreak the losing streak Pakistan were on a high when they traveled to Sri Lanka after winning the ICC Twenty20 World Cup in England. However they have got a rude awakening, if indeed they got one, to the fact that complacency can have dire consequences after losing the Test series 2-0 and being 3-0 ...

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  • TPakistan start as slight favourites Pakistan will be looking to their fresh set of players to deliver the goods against Sri Lanka in the ODI series which gets underway with the first ODI at Dambulla today. The greenshirts have been bolstered by the return of their ODI specialists like Shahid ...

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  • TAT THE start of day five Pakistan fancied their chances of consolation win, however, one man stood between them and the victory and that was Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara. The elegant left-hander gave a perfect display of Test match batting to defy Pakistan the all day long to get a draw. ...

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  • TAT THE start of the final day Pakistan looked favourites to win with only seven wickets to take. But they failed to make inroads in the first session of the day as both Kumar Sangakkara and Thilan Samaraweera played with authority making good use of their feet and thwarting the Pakistani bowlers. ...

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  • TThe first session of the day belonged to Pakistan with an addition of 110 runs relatively at a good run-rate. Pakistan eventually declared after lunch at 425-9 with a massive 491 runs lead. Shoaib Malik fell after making 134 (240 balls, 13 fours and two sixes) while Kamran Akmal went for 74, the ...

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  • TTharanga Paranavitana might well be an unknown commodity in international cricket but the young left-hander is surely settling in well. He had an inauspicious Test debut when he was dismissed for a first ball duck in Karachi earlier this year. However, things improved for the 27-year-old during the ...

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  • TPakistan in complete control It was another tight contest between bat and ball early on. It wasn't plain sailing for Pakistan as Sri Lanka bowled tightly with runs coming at a slow rate in the first two sessions but then it all changed towards the end as runs came briskly. Younis Khan and Mohammad ...

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  • TMalik masters Sri Lanka Throughout this series Shoaib Malik had got starts but failed to convert it into something substantial. He has had scores of 38, 0, 39*, 6 and 45 before this innings. However, things changed this time round as Malik who came into bat with Pakistan in a spot of bother at ...

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