Meaningless end to a test match

January 25, 2006 | Cricket | | 1 Comment

Younis Khan fall to nervous nintees Faisalabad test ended in a draw, after meaningless piles of runs scored by the two teams. Against common thinking, Pakistan decided to bat till the last wicket. First Yousuf and Younis scored their centuries then all emphasis was given to Younis so that he can score his double, which he failed by 6 runs. From 423 for 3 Pakistan reached 490 for 8 and has to “declare” as Inzimam and Shoaib Malik were not available to bat.

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Pakistan looking to give a fighting total

January 25, 2006 | Cricket | | No Comments

After end of day 4 of Faisalabad Test, Pakistan was 152 for 1 after india got out on 603. Younis and Akmal both cross fifties in 100 runs partnership. The match is definitely going towards a draw unless we do something really silly tomorrow. Inzimam in a tv interview said that he is hoping to get 300 on board before lunch and then give india a fighting total, to make the match as interesting as possible.

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Afridi asked to tone it down

January 24, 2006 | Cricket | | No Comments

Shahid Afridi asked to behave during 2nd test in Faisalabad With emotions flying around, bowlers getting hit for boundaries and couple of drop catches, things got pretty heat up on the third day in Faisalabad Test when some players, especially Shahid Afridi who got too verbal against the indians.

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Faisalabad Test edging towards a draw

January 23, 2006 | Cricket | | No Comments

With two days and two and half innings remaining, faisalabad test is edging towards a draw. During the course of game, Pakistan piled up runs through the batting brilliance of Shahid Afridi who scored career best 156 and Inzimam who made his century while battling with a back injury.

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India vs Pakistan, Second Test January 21-25, 2006

January 23, 2006 | Cricket | | No Comments

Iqbal stadium, Faisalabad , is the venue for second test match between India and Pakistan.

Pakistan Cricket Board management and ground curators claimed to make a sporting wicket in Faisalabad to give benefit to seamers, after getting no result from the dead wicket of lahore. However the players were of opinion that it is a batting track with some turn in last two days.

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India vs Pakistan, First Test January 13-17, 2006

January 22, 2006 | Cricket | | No Comments

Gadafi Stadium lahore hosted first test match between Pakistan and India . The wicket was speculated to help the batsman. Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat. After couple of early wickets, Younis Khan and Muhammad Yousuf build up a partnership with Yousuf making 173 runs. Younis was unfortunate to got out on 199 and became first batsman in test history to run out on 199 (7th bastman in test history and 2nd besides Mudussir Nazar to got out on 199). Although Younis and Yousuf played brilliantly and entertained the spectators well, but the real treat to watch was batting from Shahid Afridi and Kamran Akmal with Afridi making 103 runs. He made 26 runs in one over, one run short of test record of highest runs in one over. He later stated that he was trying to break the record of highest sixes in one over. Harbajjan Singh became the second most expensive bowler to give maximum runs in one test over. Kamran Akmal also displayed his batting magic and made 102 notout. Akmal proved that he is the best wicket-keeper bastman today.

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India in Pakistan – 2006

January 21, 2006 | Cricket | | No Comments

Matches between Pakistan and India have always excited people of the subcontinent. With emotions fueling around, a match between India and Pakistan is treated with similar respect and followed by similar zeal and enthusiasm as a match between Australia and England.

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