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Misbah on cloud nine after achieving no 1 ranking In a historic achievement for Pakistan cricket, Pakistan reached on top of International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Test rankings on Monday for the first ever time since the rankings were introduced in 2003 after the fourth Test match between India and West Indies ended in a draw at Port-of-Spain.According to NDTV Sports, The Pakistan skipper Misbah said that this was a proud moment in his career. “Number-one ranking is a reward for something we had planned as a group a few years ago and have worked extremely hard to achieve it. To top the Test table, which boasts some of the best sides and players, is something to be very proud of," he added."Our long-term objective and strategy is to remain competitive, continue to challenge the top sides with good cricket and once again become the most followed side like the Pakistan teams of yesteryears. If we can achieve these on ...

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Wet outfield means another day lost in Durban DURBAN: A wet outfield again prevented play on the fourth day of the first test between South Africa and New Zealand in what is becoming an increasing embarrassment for the hosts. Heavy rain on Saturday night left the outfield at Kingsmead patchy, muddy and dangerous for the players and no improvement in the situation despite two clear days meant no play for a second successive day. Despite a gusty wind overnight, wet patches remained and ...

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Wet outfield forces draw in Trinidad PORT OF SPAIN: The fourth and final Test of the series between the West Indies and India was abandoned as a draw because of a waterlogged outfield on the scheduled fifth morning in Trinidad on Monday.No play was possible for the fourth consecutive day at the Queen's Park Oval, after only 22 overs were bowled at the start of the match with the West Indies reaching 62 for two before lunch on day one. A ...

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No one in current setup can replace Misbah; Akram on Pakistan cricket Former Pakistan legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram has revealed that there is no one in the current team to replace Misbah-ul-Haq. “Misbah is a calm head and is very mature both on and off the field, which makes him a great leader,” he said while having a long interaction with his fans on Facebook. He also called him a ‘sensible and true leader’.A fan asked him who would be the closest successor to him in ...

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Wasim Akram to host TV show ‘The Sportsman’ Former Pakistani cricketer, Wasim Akram has broadened the scope of what could be done with talent and hard work. The legendary fast bowler is excited about his upcoming show ‘The Sportsman’. This show will feature entertaining discussions with legends of cricket.According to local media reports, Wasim Akram will host the upcoming show, which will go on-air on Geo News from August 28. ‘The Sportsman’ will feature interesting discussions and chitchat with the legends of cricket. ...

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Pakistan ready to face England in ODI series Pakistan one-day captain Azhar Ali is very much confident for the upcoming One day International series against England, even though the second ODI against Ireland was cancelled without a ball being bowled on Saturday.According to local media report, Azhar Ali said, “I am still very satisfied with our preparation, and although because of the rain we couldn’t get much practice in here, we have two days in Southampton and we will be ready to go ...

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 Pakistan keen to steal top spot from India Pakistan cricket team is all set to take to the top spot of the ICC Test team ranking table, after the fourth day of the current Test match between India and West Indies was also washed out due to rain, on Sunday.In case of a draw between India and West Indies, which now seems imminent, India will lose the number one spot in the ICC Test team rankings. Pakistan, on the other hand, which is ...