NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s stunning series win over Australia may have had fans applauding from afar, but it was played out against a familiar backdrop of empty stands, stoking fears that interest in Test cricket is dying out.
SACHIN Tendulkar may have written off England’s chances of winning next year’s World Cup but that hasn’t stopped the India great urging his compatriots to broaden their horizons with a spell in English county cricket.
ABU DHABI: The leaden-footed Australians found themselves bamboozled by Pakistan’s wily spinners and their trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand can expect similar treatment from Misbah-ul-Haq and his men in a three-test series starting in Abu Dhabi today.
ADELAIDE: Rilee Rossouw scored a breezy 78 to lead South Africa to a commanding seven-wicket victory over Australia in the first of three Twenty20 internationals yesterday.
AUSTRALIA’S inadequacies in playing spin in Asian conditions will take time and hard work to put right, Cricket Australia high performance chief Pat Howard said yesterday.
NEW DELHI: The Mudgal committee investigating spot-fixing allegations in the Indian Premier League cricket tournament submitted its final report to the Supreme Court yesterday, lawyers said.
DUBAI: Australia’s batsmen need to concentrate as much on hitting the straight ball as worrying about movement when they face Pakistan’s spinners in the ongoing test series, coach Darren Lehmann has said.
DEREK Michael Duraisingam justified his late inclusion by leading Malaysia to a four-wicket win over Uganda in the World Cricket League Division Three with a man-of-the-match perfomance in Klang yesterday.
DUBAI: Australia captain Michael Clarke said his team would be fired up by defeat in the First Test against Pakistan but clearly needed to improve in all facets of the game to square the series later this week.
SARFRAZ 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 yesterday.
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