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Pakistan bats in second Australia one-day DUBAI: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and decided to bat in the second day-night international against Australia in Dubai on Friday.Pakistan, who trail the three-match series after a 93-run defeat in the first game in Sharjah on Tuesday, brought in left-arm spinner Raza Hasan for his one-day debut in place of allrounder Anwar Ali.Australia too boosted their spin attack by replacing paceman Sean Abbott with left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty.The third and final game will be played in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.Teams:Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Ahmed Shahzad, Umar Akmal, Fawad Alam, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, Raza Hasan, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Zulfiqar Babar.Australia: George Bailey (captain), David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin, James Faulkner, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Lyon, Xavier Doherty.Umpires: Nigel Llong (ENG) and Shozaib Raza (PAK)TV umpire: Richard Illingworth (ENG)Match referee: Javagal Srinath (IND)Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Pakistan look for confidence boosting win DUBAI: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said his team will look for a confidence-boosting win over Australia in the second day-night international in Dubai on Friday.Pakistan lost by 93 runs in the opening match of three in Sharjah on Tuesday and looked well short on confidence.Steven Smith hit a maiden hundred to bolster Australia to 255-8 before paceman Mitchell Johnson and spinner Nathan Lyon shared five wickets to bowl out Pakistan for a low 162 in ...
Rameez upset over greens-shirts loss against Australia ISLAMABAD: Former Captain Rameez Raja believes if Pakistan is unable to chase 250 runs than it would be very hard for the green-shirts to win the series.Rameez was disappointed on the greens-shirts first ODI loss against Australia and said "if our team is not able to achieve the target of 250 runs at Sharjah then it is very difficult to win the series against Australia."Rameez said the pitch was tailor made to score runs and ...
West Indies players drop boycott plans, take on India NEW DELHI: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) was spared a major embarrassment after its leading players, who had issued a strike threat following a row with their own union, showed up for the tour opener against India on Wednesday.The WICB and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) signed a new agreement last month covering pay and conditions but one-day captain Dwayne Bravo said players were kept in the dark about the talks and would ...
Hafeez and Junaid out of Australia series KARACHI: All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who was ruled out of the limited over series against Australia with a hand injury, will miss the subsequent test series against the same opponents as well, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said.Fast bowler Junaid Khan will also not feature in the series in the United Arab Emirates having twisted his foot in practice, said the official who declined to be named.Hafeez has been advised at least four weeks' rest ...
PCB confirm England series set for UAE in late 2015 KARACHI: Pakistan will host England for a full series of tests and limited-overs matches in the United Arab Emirates from next October, the country's cricket board confirmed on Wednesday."We will be playing three tests, five one-day internationals and a T20 match against England in October and November and it is a home series for us," a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official told Reuters.England refused an invite to tour the country in early 2012, instead playing ...
Bowl within the rules, Murali urges bowlers SHARJAH: Sri Lanka's world record holder Muttiah Muralitharan, once called for chucking during his controversial career, Wednesday urged bowlers around the world to bowl within the rules or else change their actions.The 42-year-old joined the debate whether the process adopted by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in its crackdown on bowlers with suspect actions will diminish the art of spin bowling, a craft which fetched him 800 wickets in Tests and 534 in one-dayers -- ...


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