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Rookie Azam leads Pakistan fightback HAMILTON: Rookie batsman Babar Azam had a maiden Test century in sight as he led Pakistan's first innings salvage mission in the second Test against New Zealand in Hamilton on Sunday. Pakistan were 200 for 8 at lunch on the third day, trailing New Zealand by 71 when rain forced the players from the field 10 minutes early. The 22-year-old Azam, in only his third Test, was not out 81, surpassing his previous Test best of 69 on debut against the West Indies last month.Mohammad Amir was 4 not out with only Imran Khan left to bat.After starting the day on the ropes at 76 for 5, Pakistan added 124 in 31.4 overs during the session, which began 30 minutes early to make up time lost to rain on the first day.Azam resumed on 34 and took the senior role of keeping the innings together while Sarfraz Ahmed (41) and ...

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Pakistan fightback resumes after rain delay HAMILTON: Play resumed on the third day of the second Test between Pakistan and New Zealand after a rain delay of nearly three hours on Sunday. In reply to New Zealand's 271, Pakistan were 201-8 when play was halted six balls after the lunch break.Play eventually resumed 15 minutes into the final session, with Babar Azam on 81 and Mohammad Amir on 5.Rain restricted play on the first day to just 21 overs and further ...

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Rain disrupts Pakistan fightback against New Zealand HAMILTON: Rain disrupted Pakistan's fightback on the third day of in the second Test against New Zealand in Hamilton on Sunday.In reply to New Zealand's 271, Pakistan were 200 for 8 when a shower forced the players from the field 10 minutes before the scheduled lunch adjournment.The Test resumed after the break for just six balls in which Pakistan added one run to reach 201 for 8, trailing New Zealand by 70, when a downpour ...

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Pakistan 200-8 at lunch, trail New Zealand by 71 HAMILTON: Pakistan were 200-8 at lunch, 71 runs behind New Zealand's first innings 271 when rain forced an early lunch on the third day of the second cricket Test in Hamilton on Sunday.Babar Azam was not out 81 with Mohammad Amir on four.Bowling for New Zealand, Tim Southee has four for 68.The players were forced from the field 10 minutes before the scheduled adjournment.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Australia v South Africa third Test scoreboard ADELAIDE: Scoreboard at the close on the third day of the day-night third Test between Australia and South Africa at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday.South Africa first innings 259 for 9 declared (F. du Plessis 118 not out, S. Cook 40; J. Hazlewood 4-68).Australia first innings (307-6 overnight)U. Khawaja lbw b Philander 145M. Renshaw c Elgar b Abbott 10D. Warner c Elgar b Abbott 11S. Smith run out (Philander/de Kock) 59P. Handscomb b Abbott 54N. ...

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How Misbah overcame his biggest loss? Pakistan Test skipper Misbah ul Haq has become the most successful captain for the country, overtaking the legendry Imran Khan, but not everything was rosy for the 41 year old. Who can forget the fatal scoop shot Misbah played in the finals of 2007, T20 World Cup against India which was caught and with the chances of Pakistan World Cup dream.Few survive such agony, and it is much more difficult to come back strong than ...

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Akhtar dejected after Pakistan continues to drop catches  Catches win matches is not just a popular catchphrase, but a cricketing basic and a major deciding factor that Pakistani players unfortunately ranks poorly. At the end of the second day Pakistan batting woes continued against New Zeland as they were left in tatters after they managed to score 76 for the loss of 5 wickets.However, adding to the wounds was the poor fielding display by Pakistanis, early in the day first-slipper Sami Aslam dropped ...