Kamran Abbasi

Ireland players pose with the trophy

Cricket needs to stop being parochial

The best Associates need a shot at Test cricket immediately, as opposed to the more tedious pathway via the Intercontinental Cup

Younis Khan winds up to hit the ball

Batting: Pakistan's surprise weapon

An inexperienced bowling attack may have stunned Australia, but the batting had a bigger impact on the result, led by the genial Younis Khan

Misbah-ul-Haq walks off after being dismissed for 3

Misbah's place in Pakistan history

He was the next great leader after Abdul Kardar and Imran Khan, standing between Pakistan cricket and its end

A security guard keeps watch outside the National Stadium

Teams cannot risk tours to Pakistan

The board must instead concentrate on developing offshore bases, strengthening domestic cricket, and getting other countries to host their A team

Mushtaq Ahmed and Andy Flower discuss the pitch

What price credibility in Pakistan cricket?

Pakistan cricket, like Pakistan itself, is about political and personal whims. There are no notions of honour among the powerful, and to expect people to act on principle is delusional