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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 4th day

Azhar shows off his Test skills, again

Jul 11, 2012: The search for young batsmen who display the virtues of patience, concentration and lengthy attention spans has gathered steam, and Azhar Ali, so far in his two-year career, has shown signs that he is one such player

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 4th day

Sri Lanka in control despite Ali ton

Jul 11, 2012: On a day that began with Pakistan needing to bat positively to set a competitive target, Sri Lanka surged ahead with a strong chance of winning the series 2-0

The Report by Siddhartha Talya

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, Colombo, 2nd day

Azhar Ali leads Pakistan progress on rain-hit day

Jul 1, 2012: The Colombo weather hurt Pakistan's push for a result, allowing only 44.2 overs on the second day, during which the visitors added 154 for 3 to their overnight 334

The Report by Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka v Pakistan ODIs review

Five lessons from the series

Jun 19, 2012: The ODI series saw the emergence of Azhar Ali, the success of Sri Lanka's flexible batting order and the fragility of Pakistan's fielding

Kanishkaa Balachandran

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Colombo

Pakistan's batting issues resurface in ugly collapse

Jun 17, 2012: A dramatic slide handed Sri Lanka a match Pakistan had no business losing, and it's likely the visitors lost the game in the mind rather than on the pitch

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Colombo

Perera hat-trick stuns Pakistan

Jun 16, 2012: From 166 for 2 chasing 244, Pakistan disintegrated to 179 for 9 in less than four overs to go down by 44 runs

The Report by Abhishek Purohit

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Pallekele

Perera, Dilshan deliver easy Sri Lanka win

Jun 9, 2012: Tillakaratne Dilshan batted through the innings with a century to take Sri Lanka to 280. Azhar Ali looked set to match Dilshan's feat and nearly launched his maiden ODI ton. Ultimately, it was Thisara Perera's six-wicket haul, aided by his own brilliant f

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Pakistan v England, 4th ODI, Dubai

Series where seeds have been sown for 2015

Feb 21, 2012: This series could have produced some early pointers on each side's development towards the 2015 World Cup

George Dobell in Dubai

Pakistan v England 2011-12

Pakistan ride on spin success

Feb 7, 2012: ESPNcricinfo looks back at the players who helped Pakistan to a famous whitewash over England with the spin bowlers and a fine captain to the fore

George Dobell

Pakistan v England, 3rd Test, Dubai, 4th day

Pakistan rewarded for smart rebuilding

Feb 6, 2012: After the events of 2010 Pakistan cricket could have withered away, but due to a combination of determination and desire they are now flourishing

George Dobell

Pakistan v England, 3rd Test, Dubai, 3rd day

True grit prevails in age of speed

Feb 5, 2012: Azhar Ali's 442-ball innings was an obvious example of perseverance, but England's bowlers stuck to their task too. To win, though, their batsmen will have to produce perhaps the largest quantities of patience yet

George Dobell in Dubai

Pakistan v England, 3rd Test, Dubai, 3rd day

Azhar's perfect patience

Feb 5, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the third day of the third Tes between Pakistan and England in Dubai

George Dobell in Dubai

Pakistan v England, 3rd Test, Dubai, 3rd day

England face tough task after Azhar Ali marathon

Feb 5, 2012: A monumental innings by Azhar Ali, a dutiful and occasionally becalmed affair spanning nearly nine hours, has left England requiring a daunting 324 for victory in the third Test

The Report by David Hopps

Pakistan v England, 3rd Test, Dubai, 2nd day

Pakistan show England how it's done in Asia

Feb 4, 2012: Unlike England, Pakistan used their bats instead of their pads. Unlike England, they retained their composure during the inevitable scoreless periods and, unlike England, they played straight until they were well set

George Dobell in Dubai

Pakistan v England, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Rehman stuns England to give Pakistan series

Jan 28, 2012: England suffered one of their most disastrous batting collapses in Test history as they disintegrated against Pakistan's spinners to lose the second Test in Abu Dhabi and with it the series

The Report by David Hopps

Pakistan v England, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

England can chase 250 - Broad

Jan 27, 2012: Stuart Broad has said that England "would not want to be chasing much more than 250" in the final innings against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi

George Dobell in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v England, 2nd Test, Abud Dhabi, 3rd day

Azhar and Shafiq bloom in the desert

Jan 27, 2012: The fifth-wicket stand between Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq has not only revived Pakistan's chances in the second Test, but provided a glimpse of the future

George Dobell in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v England, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

The future's bright for Pakistan

Jan 27, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the third day of the second Test between Pakistan and England in Abu Dhabi

George Dobell in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v England, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Azhar and Shafiq fight but England hold edge

Jan 27, 2012: For the first time in their notional home series, Pakistan had a crowd to strengthen their resolve. They came in their thousands after Friday prayers and sat on the grassy banks at the Sheikh Zayed stadium

The Report by David Hopps

Bangladesh v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 3rd day

Taufeeq century makes it Pakistan's day

Dec 19, 2011: Pakistan gave another demonstration of the batting solidity that has characterised their cricket in 2011, cutting the deficit to 46

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran
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