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Australia in UAE 2018-19

Babar Azam's 99 leaves Australia with mammoth task

Pakistan pushed their lead to a whopping 537 on the third day and have also picked up a wicket in their push to win the series

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'Missing a [maiden] hundred hurts'

But Babar Azam's performance in Test cricket this year - he averages 54 - suggests it is only a matter of time before he gets to three-figures

Azhar and Shafiq's collective brainfade

A hundred and thirty Tests between them, and the two managed one of the most bizarre run-outs, even by Pakistan's standards

WATCH - Azhar Ali loses wicket in comical run-out

Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq failed to notice that Azhar's shot failed to reach the boundary, leading to a gift of a run out for Australia


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Pakistan v Australia

2nd Test, Abu Dhabi

Khawaja sent for scans on twisted left knee

Following a seemingly innocuous incident in a fielding drill, he hobbled off the field and remained there throughout Pakistan's second innings

Siddle's decade of toil amid batting decline

Australia have already underestimated Siddle's value in helpful conditions once, and to do so again would be a mistake

Squad announcement

WCL Division Three

Hayden Walsh Jr and Aaron Jones in USA squad

Usman Ashraf, David Wakefield and Srinivas Salver were axed for WCL Division Three

Corruption in cricket

Pakistan news

'My name is Danish Kaneria and I admit I was guilty'


Danish Kaneria finally admits guilt in spot-fixing case

After protesting his innocence, the former Pakistan legspinner has owned up and apologised to Essex and Pakistan

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West Indies tour of India 2018

Can Marlon Samuels continue his prolific run in India?

Samuels first toured India in 2002 and has since amassed over 900 ODI runs in the country


Squad announcement

Pakistan news

Mohammad Amir dropped for Australia T20Is too

Uncapped seamer Waqas Maqsood was picked after impressing for Pakistan A, and Imad Wasim returned

Injury news

New Zealand tour of UAE

Guptill out of Pakistan series with calf injury

The 32-year old opener picked up the injury while preparing for a first-class game this week and is expected to be out of action for four to six weeks

Head coach speaks

Bangladesh news

Soumya, Mominul, Mosaddek still in our World Cup plans - Steve Rhodes

Bangladesh head coach is closely following their performance in domestic competition, and will be present when they face the Zimbabweans in a tour match

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