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Pakistan 38-0 at close on third day DUBAI: Pakistan were 38 without loss in their second innings at close on the third day of the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Friday.Ahmed Shehzad (22) and Azhar Ali (16) were at the crease as Pakistan increased their lead to 189 runs at Dubai stadium.Earlier, Australia were bowled out for 303 in their first innings, conceding a big 151-lead to Pakistan, who had made 454 in their first knock.Opener David Warner scored 133 while Chris Rogers made 38 and Mitchell Johnson 37.Debutant leg-spinner Yasir Shah took 3-66 while paceman Rahat Ali (2-55) and left-armer Zulfiqar Babar (2-81) also chipped in with useful contributions.The second and final Test starts in Abu Dhabi from October 30. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Misbah backs UNICEF polio drive DUBAI: Pakistan cricket captain Misbah-ul Haq Friday pledged his backing to the international bid to rid the world of polio.The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) marks Friday as international polio day with Pakistan and Australia cricket teams dedicating the ongoing first Test to the fight to end the disease.According to UNICEF figures, when the global effort to eradicate polio was launched in 1998, 350,000 children were paralysed by polio each year in 125 ...
Warner hits century, Pakistan pick up four wickets DUBAI: David Warner remained unbeaten after his ninth test hundred but Pakistan fought back with four Australian wickets in an extended morning session on the third day of the first test in Dubai on Friday.Australia, resuming on their overnight score of 113 for no loss, slumped to 207 for four at lunch in their first innings, replying to Pakistan's total of 454.Warner, unbeaten on 75 overnight, got to his third consecutive test hundred -- and ...
Australia 207-4 in reply to Pakistan's 454 DUBAI: Australia, replying to Pakistan's first innings total of 454, reached 207-4 at lunch on the third day of the first Test in Dubai on Friday.David Warner hit 133 not out for his ninth Test hundred and with him Mitchell Marsh was yet to score as Australia added 94 runs after resuming the day on 113-0.They still trail Pakistan by 247 runs.Australia lost opener Chris Rogers (38), Alex Doolan (five), skipper Michael Clarke (two) and ...
Bangladesh seek winning ways against Zimbabwe DHAKA: Bangladesh are desperate to end this year's losing streak when they take on fellow wooden spooners Zimbabwe in a three-Test series starting in Dhaka on Saturday.The hosts have not won a Test or one-day international this year, putting them under immense pressure in what should be a battle of equals against the African side.Zimbabwe are at number nine in the International Cricket Council's Test rankings, while Bangladesh are last at 10."We had plenty of ...
Australia struggle despite Warner's century DUBAI: Opener David Warner hit an aggressive hundred but Australia lost four wickets on the third day of the first Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Friday.The left-hander was unbeaten on 133 for his ninth Test century -- third consecutive in as many innings -- to take Australia to 207-4 at lunch after Pakistan fought back in the extended two-and-a-half hour session due to Friday prayers.Australia trail Pakistan's first innings total of 454 by 247 ...
Amla century, poor NZ batting gives South Africa series WELLINGTON Hashim Amla's composed century helped South Africa to within a sniff of reclaiming the one-day top ranking after they beat New Zealand by 72 runs to wrap up their three-match series with a game to spare on Friday.Amla's 119 led South Africa to an impressive, but not overly daunting, 282 for nine in the second match at Mount Maunganui before the home side failed to get going against a bowling attack that put them ...


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