Australia fight to save Test after Younis´s epic 213

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ABU DHABI: Australia were left with a daunting task to save the second Test and series after Younis Khan hit an epic double hundred to put Pakistan in command on Friday. Younis notched a memorable 213 for his fifth double hundred to steer Pakistan to 570-6 declared in their first innings on a flat Sheik Zayed Stadium pitch in Abu Dhabi. At the close on day two Australia were 22-1 with David Warner on 16 and nightwatchman... 

Pakistan declare first innings at 5706 against Australia

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ABU DHABI: Pakistan announced to declare their first innings after making a huge total of 670 runs for the loss of six wickets in the final session on second day of the second Test here at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Friday. Now the Australian team, being punished for almost two days from Pakistani batsmen, will play 14 overs till the end of second day’s play. Pakistan’s big total includes magnificent hundreds... 

Doubleton Younis piles agony on Australia

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ABU DHABI: In-form Younis Khan continued his imperious form with a double hundred to pulverise Australia on the second day of the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday. At the break, Younis was not out on 205 for his fifth double ton and with him Asad Shafiq not out on one as Pakistan reached 517-4 at tea on a flat Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch. Younis hit Glenn Maxwell for a towering six and in the spinner´s next over took... 

Pakistan win toss bat in second Australia Test

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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... 

Waqar warns hurt Australia will bounce back

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ABU DHABI: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Tuesday warned his team to be prepared for a backlash from wounded Australia in the second Test. Pakistan thrashed Australia in the first Test by 221 runs in Dubai on Sunday. They now seek their first series win over Australia for 20 years in the second Test starting in Abu Dhabi from Thursday. But Waqar, a member of the team which last beat Australia in Pakistan in 1994, warned... 

Spinhit Australia try to bounce back

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ABU DHABI: After failing another Asian spin test, Australia will strive to bounce back in the second and final Test against Pakistan starting in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The world number two team were all at sea against an inexperienced but effective Pakistan spin attack and suffered a crushing 221-run defeat in the first Test in Dubai. It was their fifth consecutive flop against spinners in Asia after being routed 4-0... 

Spinhit Australia try to bounce back

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ABU DHABI: After failing another Asian spin test, Australia will strive to bounce back in the second and final Test against Pakistan starting in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The world number two team were all at sea against an inexperienced but effective Pakistan spin attack and suffered a crushing 221-run defeat in the first Test in Dubai. It was their fifth consecutive flop against spinners in Asia after being routed 4-0... 

Misbah hails crushing victory over Australia

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment

DUBAI: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq hailed his side´s first Test victory over Australia in Dubai on Sunday as “one of the finest wins” but added his team needed to remain focused to win the series. Pakistan thrashed Australia by 221 runs on the fifth and final day with just 21.5 overs remaining in the game. Australia were dismissed for 216 after left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar took 5-74 and leg spinner... 

Pakistan crush Australia by 221 runs in first Test

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment

DUBAI: Pakistan defeated Australia by 221 runs in the first Test match in Dubai, Geo News reported. Left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar took five wickets to propel Pakistan to victory on the fifth and final day of the first Test. Australia resumed on 59-4 but Chris Rogers (43) and Smith added 32 in the first hour before paceman Imran Khan made the breakthrough, bowling Rogers who played all over the delivery. At lunch Australia,... 

Australia delay defeat in first Test

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment

DUBAI: Australia were 196 for eight at tea on the fifth and final day of the first Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Sunday. Mitchell Johnson was unbeaten on 54 and with him number ten Peter Siddle was batting on four as Australia needed to bat another 30 overs to force a draw. Pakistan, who set a 438-run target, need two more wickets for a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. Zulfiqar Babar (4-71) and leg-spinner Yasir... 
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