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Pakistan v India, 3rd ODI, Lahore

The thin red line

Feb 13, 2006: Nowhere are lines between success and failure thinner than in ODIs

Osman Samiuddin in Lahore

Peshawar dismissal row rumbles on

Inzamam's reaction leaves a bad taste

Feb 10, 2006: Osman Samiuddin on how Inzamam-ul-Haq's post-match reaction to his controversial dismissal at Pashawar was so wide of the mark

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India in Pakistan, 2nd Test, Faisalabad 2005-06

Shoulder injury forced Rana out

Jan 21, 2006: Rana Naved-ul-Hasan's surprising omission from the second Test at Faisalabad was the result of a minor shoulder injury

Osman Samiuddin in Faisalabad

India in Pakistan, 2nd Test, Faisalabad 2005-06

Playing safe could mean sorry

Jan 21, 2006: The omission of Naved-ul-Hasan may backfire

Osman Samiuddin in Faisalabad

India in Pakistan 2005-06

Sami the enigmatic

Jan 17, 2006: Just what do you do with the boy Mohammad Sami, asks Osman Samiuddin

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India in Pakistan, 2005-06

Making a pitch for favourable weather

Jan 15, 2006: Wasim Akram wanted them hard and bouncy. Inzamam-ul-Haq wanted them fast and bouncy. The PCB, according to its official newsletter, also wanted them fast and bouncy.

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India in Pakistan 2005-06

Amber signal

Jan 10, 2006: Umar Gul reflects on his last crack at the Indians two years ago

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The chucking controversy

Throwing out the stigma

Dec 23, 2005: Osman Samiuddin weighs in on the chucking controversy

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The Best of Inzamam

Grace under fire

Nov 28, 2005: Inzamam-ul-Haq's best innings have been compiled when the pressure has been at its greatest, and Inzamam at his most unflappable

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Pakistan's thinning spectator numbers

An 8000-strong multitude

Nov 14, 2005: Eight thousand isn't exactly the intimidating throng but those familiar with downwardly spiraling spectator numbers in Pakistan will think it heaven-sent

Osman Samiuddin at Multan

Hasan Raza survives the sieve of Pakistani selection

Return of the prodigal

Nov 12, 2005: Incredulously, given Pakistan's not unjust reputation for wanton squandering of talent, Hasan Raza is still around

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Pakistan v England Timeline

A tumultuous past

Nov 11, 2005: Encounters between Pakistan and England have rarely lacked for drama, controversy and incident. Cricinfo charts a troubled 51-year relationship, leaving out only two series - those in 1971 and 1996 - that went off without any trouble

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Danish Kaneria remains a matchwinner for Pakistan

Shock, stock and spin

Nov 3, 2005: From five years ago, England will find a changed Kaneria. He has improved, sharply in the last year, and unsurprisingly, for a successful legspinner, he doesn't lack for confidence. In his breakthrough series last year against Australia - 15 wickets and R

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England in Pakistan 2005-06

Spinning hangovers and opening gaps

Oct 29, 2005: Pakistan's choice of picking five spinners, for the series against England, will make the headlines but choosing only one specialist opener leaves one stumped, writes Osman Samuiddin

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An oriental art comes full circle

Aug 21, 2005: Reverse swing is playing a huge role in the current Ashes series and experts are analysing every aspect of the art. What's all the fuss about

New Zealand-Pakistan contests

On collapses

Dec 30, 2003: What to watch for when New Zealand play Pakistan

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    In quest of a durable cricket ball

Scott Oliver: As the Dukes cherry gains popularity for its hardiness, its makers are looking to spread to markets outside of England

    'I want to create a legacy beyond cricket'

Kevin Pietersen has embarked on a groundbreaking initiative that uses cricket to help disadvantaged kids get their own leg-up
#PoliteEnquiries: Kevin Pietersen special

    'A classic player with classic technique'

My XI: Graham Gooch on the toughest competitors: Barry Richards had all the shots in the book

    What's the BCCI's hang-up about the UAE?

Osman Samiuddin: It refuses to let India play Pakistan there, but hasn't been forthcoming with reasons why

My TE and my Venkat long ago

Life is endlessly touched by the game when you're the child of a cricket-crazy parent. By Niharika Mallimadugula

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India's pace puzzle: Aaron or Umesh?

With India playing most of their Test cricket at home over the next 18 months, they will have to choose between their two quickest bowlers most of the time. A tricky choice, given Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav's hit or miss tendencies

Ross Taylor treats himself

How Ross Taylor reconciled with New Zealand cricket and made the highest score by a visiting batsman in Australia

Buttler plunders England record books

Stats highlights from Dubai where Jos Buttler broke his own record for England's fastest ODI hundred

The forensic artistry of Kane Williamson

His game appears to lack emotion but it is not cold. Like Kallis, but more adaptable and with greater flair

Misbah breaks it down

The Pakistan captain talks about the many observations, plots and decisions that go into the game's most important task: taking wickets

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