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England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Headingley, 5th day

Painful and sadly predictable

Aug 8, 2006: Lurking nastily beneath all the hopes Pakistani fans must have harboured last night at the prospect of a spectacular heist lay the fear of a day like this

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

Pakistan defy Headingley history

Aug 5, 2006: Osman Samiuddin watches a Pakistan side defy the history of Headingley

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A history of Pakistan's struggles against left-arm spinners

Trouble in the left-arm front

Jul 30, 2006: Pakistan's Old Trafford shellacking was, a Pakistani paper sagely observed, one of their worst ever under Bob Woolmer and Inzamam-ul-Haq

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Opening dilemmas Part 2

The opening conundrum

Jul 13, 2006: Osman Samiuddin tracks Pakistan's age-old dilemma - the search for that seasoned, durable, Test opener

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These boots were made for filling

Jul 13, 2006: Pakistan's age-old dilemma - the search for that seasoned, durable, Test opener - still remains

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Who should be the captain?

Inzamam or Younis?

Apr 1, 2006: Inzamam-ul-Haq or Younis Khan? Osman Samiuddin ponders over the big question

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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

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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

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

Playing safe could mean sorry

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

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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

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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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