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Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Sharjah, 2002-03.

Raging bull

Dec 19, 2009: Extreme heat can do things to people: in Sharjah in 2002 it turned Shoaib into a madman

John Stern

First Test Match

Pakistan v Australia

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Pakistan v Australia, 2002-03

2004: Pakistan's proximity to trouble-torn Afghanistan, and the aftermath of the Karachi suicide bombing that cut short New Zealand's tour in May, had a lingering impact on Pakistani cricket later in 2002

Martin Blake

Chief Selector Wasim Bari tackles the press

Oct 26, 2002: Article: Agha Akbar on Pak team selections

Agha Akbar

Waqar Younis and Richard Pybus brief PCB Chairman

Oct 23, 2002: PCB Press Release

Pakistan Cricket Board

Pakistan better erase memory of Sharjah

Oct 23, 2002: MUHAMMAD Ali (as Cassius Clay) taunted Sonny Liston mercilessly, "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee" was the least offensive of his taunts

Omar Kureishi

Australia complete whitewash of Pakistan with innings win

Oct 23, 2002: There were no heroics from Pakistan as Australia, world's undisputed kings of Test and one-day Test version of the game, wrapped up the third Test with an emphatic innings and 20-run victory with well over a day to spare at Sharjah Cricket Stadium

Rehan Siddiqui

Australia complete clean sweep with ease

Oct 22, 2002: Pakistan must have heaved a sigh of relief

Agha Akbar

Hasan delays Aussie victory charge

Oct 22, 2002: The inevitable was delayed but the writing was on the wall as Pakistan were certain to lose the third Test against Australia at the end of third day's play here at Sharjah Cricket Stadium Monday despite Hasan Raza's batting heroics

Rehan Siddiqui

Warne's assault blows apart the record book

Oct 22, 2002: Australia's leg-spinning maestro Shane Warne has sent out a huge warning to England as they prepare for the Ashes series by smashing more Test records in what has become a rejuvenation of his career against Pakistan.

Lynn McConnell

PCB considering different Test and One-Day teams and captains

Oct 21, 2002: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is contemplating having different teams and captains for Tests and One-Day Internationals

Pakistan Cricket Board

Australia close in on clean sweep despite Raza heroics

Oct 21, 2002: Hasan Raza taught his team mates a thing or two about the rudiments of batting, technique, application and temperatement for the second day running

Agha Akbar

Justin Langer update

Oct 21, 2002: Justin Langer has undergone a precautionary X-ray after being struck on the head by the ball while fielding on the third day of the third Testagainst Pakistan in Sharjah on Monday.

Australian Cricket Board

Facade almost drops for Waugh

Oct 21, 2002: After a prolonged run drought - his worst in 10 years - Steve Waugh tookenormous satisfaction in proving he wasn't ready for the scrapheap justyet.

Michael Donaldson

Waugh hits magnificent ton as Aussie clean sweep seems inevitable

Oct 20, 2002: With his captaincy and place in the side for the Ashes in doubt after a poor run in the last 11 Tests, Steve Waugh silenced his detractors as he has done so many times before, by letting his bat do the talking

Agha Akbar

Ponting overcomes injury with blazing century

Oct 20, 2002: Ricky Ponting, made light of an injury and the blazing heat, to score his second century of the series to guide Australia into a commanding position on the opening day of the third Test against Pakistan here Saturday

Rehan Siddiqui

Ponting, Hayden destroy Pakistan attack

Oct 19, 2002: Saqlain Mushtaq picked up two wickets in the last session, but led by a second magnificent hundred in the series by Ricky Ponting, Australia had posted an imposing 298 for three at stumps on day one, and, looking for a clean sweep of the series,

Agha Akbar

Pakistan face uphill battle to avoid whitewash

Oct 19, 2002: A battered and bruised Pakistan side, still nursing the wounds of the disastrous second Test defeat, face the prospect of another mauling from Australia when the two teams clash here Saturday in the third and final Test at Sharjah Cricket Stadium

Rehan Siddiqui

Shoaib Akhtar ruled out of Third Test

Oct 18, 2002: Fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has been ruled out of the third cricket Test against Australia starting at Sharjah from Saturday

Pakistan Cricket Board

Warne has Australian three-Test series wicket record in sight

Oct 18, 2002: Shane Warne's hot streak against Pakistan has presented him with the opportunity to claim another Australian record - for most wickets taken in a three-Test series.

Lynn McConnell
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