Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 4

509dOsman Samiuddin

Inzamam proud of team spirit

Reactions are never to expected from Inzamam-ul-Haq, and after leading his side to a nine-wicket win, Pakistan's fourth in their last seven home Tests, few were apparent on Inzamam's face

509dOsman Samiuddin

Lara remains upbeat in defeat

Of the 33 hundreds from which Brian Lara must have derived personal pleasure, only eight have allowed him and the West Indies to rejoice collectively

509dOsman Samiuddin in Lahore

Lara's lone fight

Osman Samiuddin pays tribute to another fine century from Brian Lara that, once again, wasn't enough to save West Indies from a heavy defeat


509dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

Pakistan coast home by nine wickets

Brian Lara's brilliance shone brightly at the Gaddafi Stadium, but as hashappened so often in his career, the final outcome was yet another Testdefeat for West Indies, as Pakistan eased to a nine-wicket win to take a1-0 lead in the three-match series

509dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

Yousuf leads Pakistan dominance

Mohammad Yousuf's monumental 192 put Pakistan in a position of immense strength at the end of the third day of the Lahore Test

509dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

Yousuf leads Pakistan's march

Pakistan's batsmen built on the good work done by the bowlers on the first day as they took charge of the first Test at Lahore

509dS Rajesh

Yousuf's hot streak, and Lara in defeats

Mohammad Yousuf has never had it quite as good as a Test batsman. In the first Test of the series against West Indies, he stroked a glorious 192, his sixth century in nine matches in 2006

509dOsman Samiuddin in Lahore

The Mohammed who could have been king

Leg-spin is a contrary kind of style but doing it left-handed makes it more so. When bowled well, as it was by Dave Mohammed over 12 overs, it makes for compulsive viewing

509dOsman Samiuddin

Woolmer cautious ahead of Multan Test

Bob Woolmer lauded Pakistan's all-round performance in the nine-wicket win over West Indies in Lahore, but warned that the going might not be as smooth in the second Test

509dOsman Samiuddin in Lahore

Yousuf bemoans flat tracks

Despite another Test century, which has put Pakistan in a strong position against West Indies, Mohammad Yousuf has hit out at the flat pitches teams are facing around the world, saying it is not a fair contest between bat and ball

509dFazeer Mohammed

Whither West Indies?

Fazeer Mohammed on West Indies' recent Test defeat against Pakistan at Lahore

509dOsman Samiuddin

The swing and seam merchant

Osman Samiuddin on Umar Gul after he scripted Pakistan's win against West Indies at Lahore with a nine-wicket haul

509dOsman Samiuddin in Lahore

'It wasn't a fluent knock' - Lara

Something about the statistic that Brian Lara's 48th Test fifty was only his first in Pakistan doesn't sound right

509dThe Verdict by Osman Samiuddin in Lahore

Gul continues his affair with Lahore

Two contrasting questions thus remained of Pakistan's latest new-ball pair: what might be, with Umar Gul, and what might have been with Shahid Nazir

509dThe Verdict by Osman Samiuddin in Lahore

Where have all the grafters gone?

Test cricket has never been played at a quicker pace than in this modern age. Since over-rates are universally poor, it is the batsmen's scoring we refer to. Run rates and strike rates are rising and a score of 300 runs in a day is only just about par, wh

179dOsman Samiuddin

Lara: 'Spin may be the key'

West Indies are back in Pakistan after nine years and Brian Lara to the ground of his debut for the first time - for a Test - 16 years after he made 44 against an attack comprising Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Abdul Qadir