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Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Steven Smith, the Australian who dares to attack spin

Oct 29, 2014: From Australia's lead spinner and No. 8, Steven Smith has steadily risen up the batting ranks to become one of the central figures in their line-up, and arguably their most comfortable player of spin

Brydon Coverdale in Abu Dhabi

Australia in Pakistan 2014

Lyon low after high of 2013

Oct 29, 2014: The offspinner was Australia's highest wicket-taker in 2013, but his form has dipped sharply this year

Brydon Coverdale in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Well worth the wait

Oct 28, 2014: Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

Umar Farooq

Change of plan

Oct 27, 2014: After the sudden end to West Indies' tour of India, a look at some other tours which ended prematurely, or didn't happen at all

Steven Lynch

Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai, 5th day

No Ajmal, no problem for Pakistan

Oct 26, 2014: When a team loses its best bowler, it is expected that the team's performance will suffer. As usual, Pakistan defied the expectations

Umar Farooq in Dubai

Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai, 5th day

Australia outdone in every way

Oct 26, 2014: Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

Brydon Coverdale in Dubai

From oranje to green and gold

Oct 23, 2014: Netherlands' batting mainstay Tom Cooper dreams of playing for Australia, his country of birth

Peter Miller

Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai

Twin Asian challenges await Australia

Oct 21, 2014: What Australia have not done since returning a fractured unit from India is head back to Asia to play an Asian team. Two of their major weaknesses - handling spin and reverse swing - will be tested in the UAE by Pakistan

Brydon Coverdale in Dubai

Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Lehmann enters uncharted territory

Oct 20, 2014: Having brought remarkable success in a short period of time the Pakistan Tests provide the first significant juncture of Darren Lehmann's new phase as Australia's established coach

Daniel Brettig

Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Australia's 16: who's ready for the Test

Oct 19, 2014: ESPNcricinfo runs the rule over the preparation of all 16 Australia players ahead of the first Test, which starts in Dubai on Wednesday

Brydon Coverdale

The 'baby Invincible' who always stood tall

Oct 18, 2014: The great Australian batsman, who turned 86 recently, always did justice to his precociousness and reputation for being adept in all conditions

Ashley Mallett

Spin challenge for Australia

Oct 17, 2014: On their last three tours to India, Australia have problems with spin - both bowling it and facing it. The series against Pakistan is an opportunity to prove they have learnt from those experiences

S Rajesh

'I am incredibly messy in the changing room'

Oct 16, 2014: Ed Cowan recounts being dragged out of the bar to field as a substitute in a Test, picks his best pub quiz team, and lists his various nicknames

Interview by Jack Wilson

Pakistan v Australia, 3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi

Smith's borderline brilliance

Oct 12, 2014: Plays of the day from the third ODI between Pakistan and Australia

Devashish Fuloria

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd ODI, Dubai

Smith's double-jump grab

Oct 10, 2014: Plays of the day from the second ODI between Pakistan and Australia in Dubai

Abhishek Purohit

Pakistan v Australia, 1st ODI, Sharjah

Fawad Alam, the trend-setter

Oct 7, 2014: Plays of the day from the first ODI between Pakistan and Australia in Sharjah

Brydon Coverdale

Pakistan v Australia, only T20I, Dubai

Maxwell's Abbott cracker

Oct 5, 2014: Plays of the day from the only T20 international between Pakistan and Australia in Dubai

Abhishek Purohit

Playing spin well is a state of mind

Oct 5, 2014: A batsman should look to dominate, and importantly, not fear the turning delivery

Ian Chappell

Hurricanes v Knight Riders, 1st semi-final, CLT20, Hyderabad

Blizzard hands over his luck to Pandey

Oct 2, 2014: Plays of the day from the first Champions League T20 semi-final between Kolkata Knight Riders and Hobart Hurricanes

Sidharth Monga

Lions v Scorchers, CLT20, Group A, Bangalore

Errant cameras and an unsighted umpire

Sep 30, 2014: Plays of the day from Lahore Lions' last league match against Perth Scorchers

Devashish Fuloria
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2nd Test: Australia v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi - Oct 30-Nov 3
Pakistan 369/3
Victoria v NSW at Melbourne - Oct 31-Nov 3
NSW 266/8
South Aust v Queensland at Adelaide - Oct 31-Nov 3
Queensland 314/4
Western Aust v Tasmania at Perth - Oct 31-Nov 3
Tasmania 123/6
1st T20I: Aus Women v WI Women at Sydney
Nov 2, 2014 (10:00 local | 23:00 GMT | 19:00 EDT | 18:00 CDT | 16:00 PDT)
CA XI v Sth Africans at Sydney
Nov 2, 2014 (12:30 local | 01:30 GMT | 21:30 EDT | 20:30 CDT | 18:30 PDT)
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