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PCB gets into damage control mode

'We wanted pitches with bounce' - Woolmer

Jan 26, 2006: The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced remedial measures while stoutly defending itself and the Pakistan team management

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Pakistan v India, 2nd Test, Faisalabad, 5th day

Inzamam confident of playing at Karachi

Jan 25, 2006: Praises Younis Khan's captaincy

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Pakistan v India, 2nd Test, Faisalabad, 5th day

'Not good for India-Pakistan cricket'

Jan 25, 2006: Statistical milestones apart, the first two Tests of this series will probably be forgotten before too long

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Pakistan v India, 2nd Test, Faisalabad, 5th day

Crumbs of comfort

Jan 25, 2006:

Dileep Premachandran in Faisalabad

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Bowlers' graveyard

Jan 25, 2006: The flatbed at Faisalabad ensured a high in-control percentage for batsmen on all five days

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Pakistan v India, 2nd Test, Faisalabad

Bereaved Malik leaves camp

Jan 25, 2006: Shoaib Malik, the Pakistan allrounder, has gone back to Sialkot following the death of his father on Tuesday night

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Faisal Iqbal and Gul included for Karachi Test

Jan 25, 2006: Faisal Iqbal, the middle-order batsman, and Umar Gul, the fast bowler, have been included in Pakistan's squad for the third and final Test against India starting at Karachi on Sunday

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Pakistan v India, 2nd Test, Faisalabad, 4th day

"It's my best innings in Test cricket" - Dhoni

Jan 24, 2006: Mahendra Singh Dhoni has the same swagger which epitomised Kapil Dev

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Faisalabad

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Pathan's batting prowess

Jan 24, 2006: Irfan Pathan's latest effort at Faisalabad further underscored his burgeoning batting talent

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India v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Faisalabad, 4th day

Compounding the circumspection

Jan 24, 2006: How much value do you give to runs scored in this Test? Four hundreds have been scored already, four more fifties can be added to that

Osman Samiuddin in Faisalabad

India v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Faisalabad, 4th day

Bring on the green tops

Jan 24, 2006: The thrilling contests in the last Ashes series gave cricket a new constituency, attracting even those who cared little for the game. Bore draws, like the one in Lahore and that expected here, will only succeed in alienating even the faithful

Dileep Premachandran in Faisalabad

Pakistan v India, 2nd Test, Faisalabad, 3rd day

Heated exchanges as Test hots up

Jan 23, 2006: It's been a series crying out for a genuine combat between bat and ball, rather than the batsmen having it all their way

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Pakistan v India, 2nd Test, Faisalabad, 3rd day

Dravid and Khan warned against verbal volleys

Jan 23, 2006: India captain Rahul Dravid and Pakistan's stand-in captain Younis Khan were summoned by Ranjan Madugalle, the match referee, over the verbal volleys exchanged by the players on the third day of the second Test at Faisalabad

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India v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Faisalabad, 3rd day

'It's one of the best innings I have seen' - Dravid

Jan 23, 2006: That Mahendra Singh Dhoni shredded a bowling attack is no surprise; that he did so in just his fourth Test against the ferocity of Shoaib Akhtar, with his side skidding into disaster-zone, was what caught Pakistan unaware

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Faisalabad

Pakistan v India, 2nd Test, Faisalabad, 3rd day

'At the moment it's looking like a draw' - Woolmer

Jan 23, 2006: Bob Woolmer feels it's tough to bowl a side out on this pitch

Osman Samiuddin in Faisalabad

Pakistan v India, 2nd Test, Faisalabad, 3rd day

Dhoni's maiden dazzler

Jan 23, 2006: Mahendra Singh Dhoni slashed, pulled, hoicked, drove and even defended, and brought up his maiden Test century

On the Ball with George Binoy

India v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Faisalabad, 3rd day

Exceptions to the ennui

Jan 23, 2006: Until the afternoon, nearly halfway through this series, Test cricket had been at its most hateful. In any case, batting practices an unhealthy hold over modern day cricket, but in Lahore and Faisalabad, it has become a deathly choke

Osman Samiuddin in Faisalabad

India v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Faisalabad, 3rd day

Dhoni's no Gilly clone

Jan 23, 2006: Over a century ago, Alice James wrote: "The success or failure of a life, as far as posterity goes, seems to lie in the more or less luck of seizing the right moment of escape."

Dileep Premachandran in Faisalabad

Pakistan v India, 2nd Test, Faisalabad, 2nd day

Malik to miss rest of Test

Jan 22, 2006: Pakistan opener Shoaib Malik was today relieved of his duty in the second cricket Test to enable him to be at the bedside of his ailing father

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