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Cowan defies England with unbeaten 50 SYDNEY: Former Test opener Ed Cowan scored an unbeaten half-century as a Cricket Australia Invitation XI recovered from the loss of early wickets against England on Wednesday.At lunch on the opening day of England's final warm-up game ahead of next week's first Ashes Test, the invitational side were 85 for three after being sent into bat at the Sydney Cricket Ground.Cowan, who was passed over by Australia's selectors on Tuesday for next week's Brisbane Test, was on 51 with Ben Rohrer not out 14.Stuart Broad was the best of the tourists' bowlers with two wickets for 15 off seven overs as James Anderson and Chris Tremlett were rested ahead of the Ashes series opener.Broad had Aaron Finch caught behind for four and trapped Callum Ferguson leg before wicket for eight to leave the invitational side at 27 for two in 11 overs.Paceman Steven Finn had Kurtis Patterson well caught at ...

Razzaq should be utilized properly: Abdul Qadir ISLAMABAD: Former leggie Abdul Qadir wants Twenty-20 captain Muhammad Hafeez to utilize all-rounder Abdul Razzaq properly in the team by providing him plentiful chances.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has included Razzaq in the Twenty-20 squad for South Africa series. Razzaq, 33, has been out of favour since the T-20 2012 World Cup in Sri Lanka following his outburst against shorter format captain Mohammad Hafeez after which he was fined Rs 100,000 and was sidelined from ...
Cricketers call for a change in captaincy and coach ISLAMABAD: Stunned upon the Pakistan's 1-4 loss to South Africa in the ODI series, former captains and players call for a change in the captaincy as well as the coach.Former fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar said he don't think the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has any justification now for retaining Misbah ul haq as captain of the ODI team.Akhtar said Misbah had introduced a defensive environment and culture in the team and there was need for ...
Yousuf questions PCB selection committee credibility KARACHI: Former Test captain Muhammad Yousuf while slamming the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed selection committee and said it was not credible keeping in view their meager experience in cricket."What is standing of selectors and how much international they have played," he said while speaking on a private television channel late Monday night after Misbah-ul-Haq's Pakistan team suffered a massive 117-run loss in the fifth and final One-Day International in Sharjah."Selection committee's poor selection was ...
Asad Shafiq's talent is being wasted: Yousuf KARACHI: Pakistan's former batting supremo Muhammad Yousuf has rated Asad Shafiq as the best technical batsman in national team but his talent is being wasted with consistent changing and chopping."I would not dropped Asad if he would have been dismissed on ducks 10-15 times. Because I know he got the potential to deliver if given confidence and boosted by the captain," he told a private television, after team another humiliation in the fifth ODI against ...
Rain halts Sri Lanka-New Zealand one-dayer HAMBANTOTA: Rain has halted play in the second one-day international between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Hambantota on Tuesday.Sri Lanka, who won the toss and elected to bat, were 117-1 in 20.4 overs when bad weather hit the southern coastal town. Tillakaratne Dilshan was unbeaten on 51 and Kumar Sangakkara was on 55.The pair added 105 for the unbroken second wicket after opener Dimuth Karunaratne was dismissed by Kyle Mills for four. The first ...
Whatmore to leave as Pakistan coach in February LAHORE: Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore will leave his job at the end of February, the country's cricket board said Tuesday, saying a mutual agreement had been reached not to extend his contract.The 59-year-old former Australian batsman, who took over in March 2012, has faced mounting criticism over Pakistan's dismal run of results in recent months, with ex-players regularly calling for him to go.Pakistan went down by 117 runs to South Africa in Sharjah on Monday, ...


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