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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, ICC World Twenty20 final, Lord's

A time to laugh, a time to heal

Jun 22, 2009: Pakistan's win has brought respite from death and bombs and given a nation the gift of celebration

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Men with je ne sais quoi

Jun 20, 2009: Pakistan's march to the final is a tale of teams who sometimes do things nobody expects them to

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All emotion, no logic

May 10, 2009: Why the PCB's move to press charges against the ICC for the loss of the World Cup is misguided

World Cup 2011

Sad, but it's the right call

Apr 17, 2009: The ICC's decision to remove Pakistan from the list of World Cup hosts was inevitable; now Pakistan must focus on finding an alternate base for their future home contests

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The right choice by default

Jan 29, 2009: Younis Khan happens to be Pakistan's sole realistic choice as captain; he's probably the right one as well

And what of Pakistan?

Dec 10, 2008: England's decision to return to India highlights the double standards most countries exhibit when dealing with security issues

A soft target, an old hand

Oct 27, 2008: Geoff Lawson was a convenient whipping boy, but it just may be that Intikhab Alam is the right choice for Pakistan at the moment

A devastating decision

Aug 25, 2008: The decision to effectively cancel the Champions Trophy completely alienates Pakistan - as a cricket team and as a nation

Split wide open

Aug 8, 2008: Cricket's clash of cultures is now more pronounced than ever, and money lies at the root

How many leagues can cricket sustain?

Jun 6, 2008: Why the marketer's dream of a Premier League in every country is a pie in the sky

Drugs scandal

Throwing it all away

Jun 4, 2008: The tragedy of the latest scandal to envelop Mohammad Asif is the potential loss of his gifts to Pakistan and cricket

The final episode in the Shoaib soap opera?

Apr 1, 2008: This affair is not a drama anymore, just a series of pathetic jousts between an unruly fool and a succession of inept administrations. Where will it end?

Welcome to the inquisition

Mar 1, 2008: The IPL, and its creator the BCCI, is sparing no rod to make sure the ICL is ground into the dust - the rest of world cricket be damned

A glimmer of hope

Nov 24, 2007: The failures of Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan have given the other players an opportunity to take charge and the response has been heartening

Misbah walks the finishing tight-rope

Nov 9, 2007: Misbah-ul-Haq's only flaw is that he doesn't yet finish, he doesn't leave an asterisk beside his name often enough

Pakistan v South Africa, 5th ODI, Lahore

Passing on the choker tag

Oct 29, 2007: Pakistan threw it all away in a manner to rival the best efforts of their opponents, South Africa

Pakistan v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Faisalabad

The Pathan takes charge

Oct 23, 2007: On some days it just isn't worth anyone's while, running into Shahid Afridi

Blinded by spin, Pakistan lost the contest

Oct 13, 2007: In between the start of the ICC World Twenty20 and South Africa's arrival at the end of September, Pakistan became a nation of spin

Pakistan v South, 2nd Test, Lahore, 2nd day

The Twenty20 hangover gone wrong

Oct 9, 2007: While the bowlers seemed to forget the yorkers against the tailenders, Pakistan's batsman did no better, appearing to be stuck in the Twenty20 mode

Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Test, Karachi, 4th day

The stodge and the fury

Oct 4, 2007: Following Jacques Kallis's hundred, Younis Khan's madcap counter in the last session showed that Pakistan are also in the game, though only just

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The view from up here

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Ricky Ponting talks about Mumbai Indians' amazing turnaround, his relationship with Harbhajan Singh, and being part of perhaps the most star studded coaching line-up in cricket

The IPL 2015 tournament XI

ESPNcricinfo picks its team of the 2015 season, with a limit of only four overseas players in the XI

MI thrill with typical bouncebackability

In the second half of the tournament, at every training huddle, players were told treat each match as a final. That resonated with Mumbai's talismans who lifted their games admirably

'Started from the bottom now we here' - Pollard

Mumbai Indians won their second IPL title by beating Chennai Super Kings at Eden Gardens, the culmination of a campaign that had begun with four consecutive defeats. Here's what the Mumbai players and coaching staff told iplt20.com after the victory

An England performance to turn the disenfranchised

Instead of determination, we had destruction. Instead of patience, we had passion. And instead of percentage cricket we had bull's-eyes and jackpots

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