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Joe Root gave his wicket away for the second time in the match

Misbah and the art of wicket acquisition

Lord's presented us with a fine study in his methods, where bowler and captain showcase their styles while sticking to a larger plan

Stuart Broad studio portrait

Hate to Love

A touch of Pakistani mayhem

Stuart Broad is easy to hate - until he conjures up one of his cathartic spells of fast bowling

Umar Akmal stretches during a practice session

Umar Akmal and the meaning of ambition

There are no hotheads, big mouths or flashy dressers in the current Pakistani side. It's a drastic change from the country's teams of old

Javed Miandad plays the reverse sweep


The Jugaaroo

Cheeky, tough and masters of improvisation: how does Karachi produce the batsmen it does?

Australia coach Mickey Arthur speaks to the media in Perth

How do you judge a coach?

Results aside, especially in Pakistan, the board's cooperation and the sociopolitical climate make a difference to how a coach fares

Shahid Afridi sends one down

Have Pakistan given up?

It looks like their batsmen and bowlers have, while their captain relies on solo efforts

The Peshawar Zalmi players celebrate a wicket

What my time with the PSL taught me

Watching a cricket tournament from behind the scenes can teach you a lot about the sport and players you spend all your time obsessing about