Pakistan recall Taufeeq Umar for Australia Tests

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: Pakistan recalled experienced opener Taufeeq Umar on Saturday for the first Test of the two-match series against Australia starting next week. The 33-year-old, who played the last of his 43 Tests in Sri Lanka two years ago, is one of the four openers in the 16-man squad with fit-again Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shahzad likely to get into the final eleven for the first Test starting in Dubai from October 22. Pakistan,... 

Clarke fails again as Australia lose warmup to Pakistan ‘A’

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SHARJAH: Skipper Michael Clarke failed again as Australia lost a four-day warmup game against Pakistan ´A´ by 153 runs in Sharjah on Saturday. Clarke, who is recovering from a hamstring injury and needed some batting practice ahead of Wednesday´s first Test against Pakistan in Dubai, managed just five off as many balls before he was bowled by left-arm paceman Rahat Ali on the fourth and final day at Sharjah stadium. Clarke... 

Talha Raza dismiss Australia cheaply in second knock

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SHARJAH: Skipper Michael Clarke failed again as Australia lost a four-day warm-up game against Pakistan ´A´ by 153 runs in Sharjah on Saturday. Clarke, who is recovering from a hamstring injury and needed some batting practice ahead of Wednesday´s first Test against Pakistan in Dubai, managed just five off as many balls before he was bowled by left-arm paceman Rahat Ali on the fourth and final day at Sharjah... 

Pakistan lose Wahab Riaz for Australia Tests

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ABU DHABI: Pakistan continued to lose key players through injury in their series against Australia with paceman Wahab Riaz Monday ruled out of the two Test series. The 29-year-old left-arm paceman hurt his knee during the second one-day international against Australia in Dubai on Friday and after an MRI has been advised two to three weeks rest. “On October 10, 2014, Wahab Riaz was unable to complete his second over... 

Pakistan restrict Australia to 2319 in final ODI

Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ABU DHABI: Australia were restricted to 231 runs for nine wickets due to some fine bowling from Pakistani bowlers here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Sunday. Their main scorers were Steve Smith (77), David Warner (56) and James Faulkner (33) as only two other batsmen could move into double figures. Batting first after their captain George Bailey won the toss, Australia made a good start scoring 48 for the first and 54... 

Misbah rests as Australia bat in final oneday

Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ABU DHABI: Pakistan´s regular captain Misbah-ul Haq withdrew himself as Australia won the toss and decided to bat in the third and final day-night international at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Sunday. Misbah was under pressure in the wake of team´s first two defeats and was not in the best of form, scoring nought and 15. Shahid Afridi leads the side in Misbah´s absence. Team management said Misbah rested himself and... 

Misbah vows to fight on after Australia defeat

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 | Leave a Comment

DUBAI: Under-pressure Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq vowed to fight on despite losing the one-day series against Australia, insisting he has not thought about relinquishing the captaincy. Pakistan went down by five wickets in the second day-night international in Dubai on Friday, handing Australia an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. The defeat added further pressure on the embattled Pakistan captain as former... 

Australia beat Pakistan in 2nd ODI win series

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Dubai: Australia beat Pakistan by five wickets in the second one-day international in Dubai on Friday to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Scores: Pakistan 215 all out in 49.3 overs (Sarfraz Ahmed 65, Ahmed Shehzad 61; Mitchell Johnson 3-40) v Australia 217-5 in 43.2 overs (Glenn Maxwell 76). View full post on www.geo.tv  Read More →

Australia conducts first air strikes in Iraq

Posted by on Oct 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SYDNEY: A Super Hornet fighter jet has carried out Australia´s first bombing raid in the fight against the Islamist State group in Iraq, the defence ministry said Thursday. “Overnight the Australian Air Task Group operating in the Middle East attacked its first target in Iraq,” the ministry said in a statement. “Two bombs were dropped from an F/A-18F Super Hornet on to an ISIL facility. All aircraft... 

Centurion Smith happy to anchor Australia win

Posted by on Oct 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SHARJAH: Australia all-rounder Steven Smith said he was focused on anchoring the batting rather than scoring his maiden century during his team´s win over Pakistan in the first one-day international on Tuesday. Smith, 25, hit a solid 118-ball 101 to guide Australia to 255-8 in Sharjah before Pakistan were bundled out for 162 in 36.3 overs for a convincing 93-run win in the first of a three-match series. Smith, who... 
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