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Zaheer commands Younis' par-excellence feats KARACHI: Former Test skipper Zaheer Abbas Thursday showered praise on ace batsman Younis Khan for his extra-ordinary achievements and record-breaking performance against Australia."Younis' batting is par-excellence and I and the whole nation are proud of his record-breaking feats," he told APP in an interview as Younis registered his third successive ton in the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi.By scoring his 27th century, Younis Khan became Pakistan's highest century maker surpassing Inzamam-ul-Haq's record of 25 tons, Muhammad Yousuf (24) and Javed Miandad (23).While Inzamam scored 25 centuries in 120 Test matches, Younis accomplished the feat in mere 92 Tests.Younis Khan is the fourth batsmen after Zaheer Abbas, Muhammad Yousuf and Mudassar Nazar to have conjured three centuries in successive innings."The most heartening things about performances that he carried the team forward without caring about his personal feat," Zaheer Abbas, who was titled Asian Bradman for his batting feats."Younis's performance ...

Pakistan build on in second Test ABU DHABI: Pakistan batted solidly despite losing both their openers to reach 158-2 at tea on the opening day of the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.At the break, Younis Khan was unbeaten on 49 and Azhar Ali was on 26, having added 62 runs for the third wicket after Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat on a flat Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch which showed some signs of spin early ...
Pakistan lose opener Ahmed Shehzad in second Test ABU DHABI: Pakistan lost opener Ahmed Shehzad before reaching 82-1 at lunch on the opening day of the second and final Test in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.Mohammad Hafeez was unbeaten on 36 at the break and with him Azhar Ali, who was batting on 11.Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat on a flat Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch which is expected to turn in later stages.Shehzad was shaping well during his 64-ball knock, hitting ...
Flush Australia 'never in better health' SYDNEY: Cricket Australia on Thursday reported a strong financial position ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year.Revenue of almost Aus$300 million (US$262 million) is expected to grow to Aus$360 million (US$315 million) by the end of this southern summer season, CA said.Over CA's four-year reporting cycle that spans from 2013-14 to 2016-17, revenue will climb to a projected Aus$1.22 billion ($1.07 billion), up from Aus$736 million in ...
Pakistan win toss, bat in second Australia Test ABU DHABI: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and chose to bat in the second and final Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.Pakistan, 1-0 ahead after their big 221-run win in the first Test in Dubai, remained unchanged. Australia, seeking to avoid their first series defeat against Pakistan in 20 years, made two changes with paceman Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell in for Steve O'Keefe and Alex Doolan. Teams: Pakistan: Misbah-ul Haq ...
Australia one-day squad to play South Africa SYDNEY: Australia have named the following 13-man squad to play South Africa in the first two games of a five-match one-day international series starting in November.Squad: Michael Clarke (captain), George Bailey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Shane Watson.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Australia line up paceman Hazlewood for South Africa ODIs SYDNEY: Paceman Josh Hazlewood was named Wednesday in Australia's initial one-day squad against South Africa in November as selectors look to the 2015 World Cup on home soil.The lanky 23-year-old, who has played only two ODIs for Australia and has struggled with injuries, has earnt rave early season reviews for New South Wales."We are continuing to keep a close eye on players we feel could have a significant role to play in the 2015 ICC ...


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