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Extra pacer, poor bowling changes cost Pakistan 2nd ODI: Shoaib Akhtar KARACHI: Poor bowling changes and inclusion of an extra pace bowler in Pakistan team cost them the second One-Day International in Dubai, former Test fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said on Saturday."Misbah did not made the right bowling changes in the crucial stage of the match specially in last six overs of the match," he said while commenting on Pakistan's two wickets to loss to Sri Lanka which leveled the 5-match ODI series 1-1."I think Junaid and Saeed Ajmal should have been used in the last few overs," he said."In the pressure situation in the last few overs, Misbah should have got the support from the dressing room which is traditional done through messages," he said.He called for dropping one of the fast bowlers from Sohail Tanvir or Bilal Bhatti.He suggested the inclusion of left arm spinner Abdul Rehman in place one fast bowler.Rawalpindi-express said left arm paceman Junaid Khan really ...

Kohli falls short of second century JOHANNESBURG: Virat Kohli fell four runs short of a second century in the match as India built a big lead on the fourth day of the first Test against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium on Saturday.India were 358 for six at lunch, a lead of 394, but lost four wickets while scoring 74 runs in 28.2 overs during the morning.Kohli, who made 119 in the first innings, was on course to become the first ...
Pakistan fined for slow over-rate in second ODI DUBAI: Pakistan had salt rubbed into their wounds when they were fined for their slow over-rate during a narrow two-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka on Friday.Pakistan looked on course to win after posting a healthy 284 in their innings in the second one day international in Dubai, but the Sri Lankan tail-enders saw their team home with just two balls to spare. And on Saturday the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Misbah-ul-Haq's team were one ...
Rogers feels pressure even with Ashes won MELBOURNE: The Ashes may be won but Australia opener Chris Rogers said Saturday he goes into next week's fourth Test against England on feeling under pressure.While Australia locked up an unassailable 3-0 series lead with victory in Perth earlier this week to reclaim the urn surrendered to England in 2009, Rogers admitted his personal contribution has been less than compelling.Rogers has scored a total of 156 runs from six innings with only two half-centuries for ...
Misbah concerned over death bowling in Sri Lanka series SHARJAH: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq urged his bowlers to improve their death bowling in the third one-day against Sri Lanka in Sharjah on Sunday.Pakistan failed to defend a big 285-run target as Sri Lanka's batsmen benefited from sloppy end overs bowling to win the second one-day by two wickets in Dubai on Friday, levelling the five-match series 1-1.Even in Pakistan's narrow 11-run win in the first game in Sharjah on Wednesday, Sri Lankan tail-enders cashed ...
New Zealand pace puts Windies on the ropes HAMILTON: New Zealand wiped out the West Indies second innings inside one session with a vicious spell of swing bowling Saturday to take a vice-like grip on the third Test. At stumps at the end of the third day, New Zealand were six without loss in reply, needing 122 to win. The West Indies, already down 1-0 in the series, were all out in their second innings for 103, after taking an 18-run lead on ...
West Indies all out for 103 HAMILTON: The West Indies were all out for 103 in their second innings, inside one session, on the third day of the third Test against New Zealand on Saturday.Bowling for New Zealand, Trent Boult took four for 23 and Tim Southee three for 12.New Zealand require 122 to win after trailing by 18 on the first innings.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013 ...


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