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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 Steven Smith (22) in the extended two-and-a-half hour session.For Pakistan, Zulfiqar Babar, Yasir Shah and Rahat Ali claimed one wicket apiece.The second and final Test will be played in Abu Dhabi from October 30.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

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 ...
Warner hits back after Sarfraz's whirlwind ton DUBAI: Sarfraz Ahmed's belligerent century powered Pakistan to a strong 454 in their first innings on the second day of the first test against Australia on Thursday.The 27-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman scored at breakneck pace, reaching his second test century in 80 balls to make Australia regret their decision to go into the match with two specialist spinners. Australia opening batsman David Warner gave a fitting reply with an unbeaten 75 off 77 balls to take the ...
ICC empowers umpires in unfairplay KARACHI: International Cricket Council (ICC) is empowering umpires to use their discretion in unfairplay, according to reports published in cricket's leading website carried on Thursday."Next time R Ashwin or Mohammad Hafeez or Suresh Raina pauses in his delivery stride, watch the umpire closely. The ICC has asked match officials to use their discretion to decide if the pause is unfair play under Law 42.2. This is a clarification in the latest, and unpublished, match officials ...
Sarfraz's fiery ton lifts Pakistan in first Test DUBAI: Sarfar Ahmed smashed his country's fourth fastest hundred to lift Pakistan to 454-8 at tea on the second day of the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Thursday.The 27-year-old hit paceman Mitchell Marsh over the slips for his 14th boundary to complete his hundred off just 80 balls as Pakistan continued to pile agony on Australian bowlers on a flat Dubai stadium pitch.Ahmed, who scored his first hundred in Sri Lanka two months ...


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