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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • TPakistan couldn't add much to their overnight score of day one and were all out for 299 at the start of day two. It was a somewhat below par score but Pakistani spinners bowled beautifully. Danish Kaneria was playing his first Test of the series while Saeed Ajmal was also there and both combined ...

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  • TKhurram finally gets it right Going into the final Test of the series there was some pressure on young opener Khurram Manzoor. He has failed to deliver in the series so far with scores of 2, 15, 3 and 38. Selectors persisted with him for the final Test and he repaid their faith with a fine knock. ...

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  • TAfter dominating much of day, Pakistan lost their way towards the end by losing a clutter of wickets. Five wickets fell for the addition of 84 runs as Sri Lankans fought back. Despite already losing the series, Pakistan started off confidently. But two wickets in an over by Thilan Thushara dented ...

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  • THe might not look like a typical fast bowler with his frail frame but he is the number one bowler in one-day cricket and is also settling in well in Test cricket. Kulasekara was a thorn in Pakistan's flesh yet again as he bowled an accurate spell of seam bowling. The 26 year old playing his eighth ...

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  • TIt looked as if Pakistan batsmen didn't learn from their mistakes at Galle. Starting from where they left at Galle, they once again pushed the self destruction button in Colombo to be bowled out for their lowest Test score against Sri Lanka. There wasn't anything wrong with the pitch. Sri Lankan ...

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  • TPakistan were precariously placed at 15-2 on day two . Nightwatchman Abdur Rauf (31) added 50 runs for the third wicket with Younus Khan and took the shine off the new ball. However, both Rauf and Younis fell one after the other as Pakistan slumped to 80-4 before lunch. From here on Mohammad ...

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  • TThe world has been cast aside. And Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the two Asian powerhouses, take each other on at Lord's today for the ultimate prize in the second ICC Twenty20 World Cup. Owing to some superb all-round performances, Lankans have remained unbeaten through the tournament. But after an ...

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  • TThe Gul Force He did not take a wicket, yet he bowled the spell of the tournament to scupper South Africa. Exceptional is the word to describe his effort of naught for 19 in three overs. No room to the batsmen to free their arms when the pressure was mounting, and every delivery full of pace, lift ...

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  • TDifficult but not impossible Pakistan have done reasonably well to qualify for the semi-finals after a slow start to the tournament. Younus and his charges are confident of going all the way and there is no reason why they can't do it. Younus is leading from the front. Umar Gul is in superb form ...

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  • TJayasuriya Factor to put pressure on Ireland He might be turning 40 later this month but is still a force to reckon with in limited overs cricket. Sanath Jayasuriya is an extremely fit cricketer despite his growing age and still has that element in him to blast off any opposition on his day. ...

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  • TRuthless Proteas target Windies South Africans are in ominous form. The manner in which they disposed off England on Thursday was indicative of their prowess and form. For todays game against West Indies they will favourites yet again and it would be a big ask for Windies to stop them. South ...

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  • TJacques Kallis is a class player in Test and ODI cricket but has always been looked as a misfit in Twenty20 cricket. But all that has changed at this Twenty20 World Cup in England. He wasnt selected for the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup but this time round he is proving his critics wrong with his ...

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  • TIreland v New Zealand With their performance the Irish have proved that they aren't here to make up numbers. They made it to the Super 8 of 2007 50 over World Cup and now have done the same at this Twenty20 World Cup. Its here where the competition gets stiffer. Ireland are a spirited unit but face ...

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  • TDiminutive but powerful McCullum can clear the ropes with consummate ease and once he gets into his groove he is unstoppable. Not many will forget his thunderous knock in the 2008 IPL where he smashed a swashbuckling 158* off a mere 73 balls including 13 sixes. His ball-striking ability have never ...

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  • TBangladesh lost to India on Saturday after a bright start however things would b touch easier against Ireland today. Yet Bangladesh need to bat well as their main players failed to deliver against India. Ireland are a capable unit which upset Pakistan at last 50 over World Cup. They know the ...

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  • TPakistan vs England: An even contest England are on the backfoot after being stunned by the Netherlands in the first game and would be more than eager to win this game to keep their hopes alive. Pakistan, meanwhile, lost both their warm-ups but coach Intikhab Alam believes that his team will do ...

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  • TThe 17- year old Ahmed Shehzad is the new kid on the block and Pakistan's newest batting sensation. He hasn't set the stage alight with his performances so far but has given enough glimpses of his talent making him one to watch out for. Ahmed is an aggressive as well as clean hitter of the ball. ...

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