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Pakistan’s batting order collapses, West Indies need 106 to win

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Pakistan’s batting order was completely destroyed by Jason Holder (3 wickets), Oshane Thomas (4 wickets) and Andre Russell (2 wickets) in the 2nd match of ICC Cricket World Cup being played at Nottingham.

Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman scored 22 each while Mohammad Hafeez (16) and Wahab Riaz (18) put a little struggle to keep the sinking boat afloat for a while.

Here is the score card of Pakistan’s innings.

West Indies need 106 to win the match.

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Imam-ul-Haqc Shai Hope b Sheldon Cottrell2110018.18
Fakhar Zamanb Andre Russell221621137.5
Babar Azamc Shai Hope b Oshane Thomas22332066.66
Haris Sohailc Shai Hope b Andre Russell8111072.72
Sarfaraz Ahmedc Shai Hope b Jason Holder8121066.66
Mohammad Hafeezc Sheldon Cottrell b Oshane Thomas16242066.66
Imad Wasimc Chris Gayle b Jason Holder130033.33
Shadab Khanlbw b Oshane Thomas01000
Hassan Alic Sheldon Cottrell b Jason Holder140025
Wahab Riazb Oshane Thomas181112163.63
Mohammad Amirnot out360050

Extras4 (lb 0, w 2, N 2)TOTAL105/10 (21.4 Overs, RR: 4.84)Yet to bat:Fall of wickets:1-17 (Imam-ul-Haq, 3 ov), 2-35 (Fakhar Zaman, 5.5 ov), 3-45 (Haris Sohail, 9.4 ov), 4-62 (Babar Azam, 13.1 ov), 5-75 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 16.1 ov), 6-77 (Imad Wasim, 17 ov), 7-78 (Shadab Khan, 17.3 ov), 8-81 (Hassan Ali, 18.3 ov), 9-83 (Mohammad Hafeez, 19.3 ov), 10-105 (Wahab Riaz, 21.4 ov)

BowlersOMRWKTWDNBECON
Sheldon Cottrell40181104.5
Jason Holder50423008.4
Andre Russell3142001.33
Carlos Brathwaite40140003.5
Oshane Thomas5.40274124.76

Playing XIs for both teams

Pakistan: 1 Imam-ul-Haq, 2 Fakhar Zaman 3 Babar Azam, 4 Haris Sohail 5 Sarfaraz Ahmed (capt, wk), 6 Mohammad Hafeez 7 Imad Wasim, 8 Shadab Khan, 9 Mohammad Amir, 10 Hasan Ali 11 Wahab Riaz

West Indies:1 Chris Gayle 2 Shai Hope (wk) 3 Darren Bravo 4 Shimron Hetmyer 5 Nicholas Pooran 6 Andre Russell 7 Jason Holder (capt) 8 Carlos Brathwaite 9 Ashley Nurse 10 Sheldon Cottrell 11 Oshane Thomas

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Test Cricket Returns to Rawalpindi after 15 years!

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When the first ball will be bowled at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on 11 November 2019, it will be the first time in 15 years when a test cricket will be played on this ground. This will also be the first time in a decade when test cricket returns to Pakistan.

After a tragic attack on Sri Lankan Cricket Team in Lahore in 2009, doors for international cricket remained closed for Pakistan as the nation continued its War on Terror .

Although One Day International cricket returned to Pakistan much earlier despite reservations from its neighboring and traditional rival India; Pakistan had to take a step further to make sure a test playing nation agrees to play the longer format of the game in Pakistan.

Ironically, the last test match to be played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium was between Pakistan and India from 13 to 16 April 2004. This match will also be remembered for the fact that Rahul Dravid scored his career best of 270 at this very same venue. Thanks to this glorious knock by Rahul Dravid, India won the match by an innings and 131 runs.

Another interesting fact that needs an applaud is that Sri Lanka was the last guest team to play test cricket on Pakistani soil before their team was attacked by terrorists near Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The Sri Lankan Cricket team returns after a decade to play two test matches, first at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium (popularly known as the Pindi Cricket Stadium in the twin cities) from 11 to 16 December while the second from 19 to 24 December at National Cricket Stadium in Karachi.

Having lived in the twin cities for over a decade now, like many cricket fans, this is quite an emotional moment for me to see international cricket being played in the neighborhood. Pakistan’s successful campaign against terrorism is bearing its fruit and hopefully this tour would be the first of many more to come.

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The jinx is finally broken: Pakistan beat England by 14 runs

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After a very bad start in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Pakistan has finally managed to break the jinx. Green shirts have beaten England by 14 runs in an intense match of the Cricket World Cup played at Nottingham.

Batting first, Pakistan put a target of 349 in 50 overs, thanks to fifties by Babar Azam (63), Mohammad Hafeez (84) and Sarfaraz Ahmed (55).

Fakhar Zaman (36) and Imam-ul-Haq (44) made a steady opening while Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan, both 10 runs each, made some crucial addition to the total in the end.

Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali took 3 wickets each, Mark Wood took 2.

In reply, England were 14 runs short with one wicket in hand, despite brilliant centuries from Joy Root (107 off 104) and Jos Buttler (103 off 76).

Wahab Riaz took 3 wickets for Pakistan while Shadab Khan and Mohammad Amir took 2 wickets each.

Mohammad Hafeez was delcared man of the match.

Pakistan is currently behind Bangladesh in Group B points table.

Scorecard and Match Info

PAKISTAN

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Imam-ul-Haqc Chris Woakes b Moeen Ali44583175.86
Fakhar Zamanst Jos Buttler b Moeen Ali36406090
Babar Azamc Chris Woakes b Moeen Ali63664195.45
Mohammad Hafeezc Chris Woakes b Mark Wood846282135.48
Sarfaraz Ahmed (C) (W)c & b Chris Woakes554450125
Asif Alic Jonny Bairstow b Mark Wood141101127.27
Shoaib Malikc Eoin Morgan b Chris Woakes8800100
Wahab Riazc Joe Root b Chris Woakes4210200
Hassan Alinot out10501200
Shadab Khannot out10420250
Mohammad Amir

Extras: 20 (b – 1, w – 11, no – 0, lb – 8, penalty – 0)

TOTAL 348 (6.96 runs per over)

Fall of Wickets:

1-82 (Fakhar Zaman, 14.1 ov), 2-111 (Imam-ul-Haq, 20.1 ov), 3-199 (Babar Azam, 32.5 ov), 4-279 (Mohammad Hafeez, 42.4 ov), 5-311 (Asif Ali, 46.1 ov), 6-319 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 47.2 ov), 7-325 (Wahab Riaz, 47.5 ov), 8-337 (Shoaib Malik, 49.1 ov)

BowlersOMRWKTWDNBECON
Chris Woakes81713208.87
Jofra Archer100790407.9
Moeen Ali100503005
Mark Wood100532205.3
Ben Stokes70430006.14
Adil Rashid50430108.59

ENGLAND

334/9 (50.0 ov) R/R: 6.68

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Jason Roy lbw b Shadab Khan8720114.28
Jonny Bairstow c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz323141103.22
Joe Root c Mohammad Hafeez b Shadab Khan107104101102.88
Eoin Morgan (C)b Mohammad Hafeez9181050
Ben Stokesc Sarfaraz Ahmed b Shoaib Malik13181072.22
Jos Buttler (W)c Wahab Riaz b Mohammad Amir1037692135.52
Moeen Alic Fakhar Zaman b Wahab Riaz19201095
Chris Woakesc Sarfaraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz211411150
Jofra Archerc Wahab Riaz b Mohammad Amir120050
Adil Rashidnot out340075
Mark Woodnot out10620166.66

Extras: 8 (b – 0, w – 5, no – 0, lb – 3, penalty – 0)

TOTAL 334 (6.68 runs per over)

Fall of Wickets:

1-12 (Jason Roy, 2.1 ov), 2-60 (Jonny Bairstow, 9 ov), 3-86 (Eoin Morgan, 14.5 ov), 4-118 (Ben Stokes, 21.2 ov), 5-248 (Joe Root, 38.5 ov), 6-288 (Jos Buttler, 44.3 ov), 7-320 (Moeen Ali, 47.5 ov), 8-320 (Chris Woakes, 48 ov), 9-322 (Jofra Archer, 48.4 ov)

BowlersOMRWKTWDNBECON
Shadab Khan100632006.3
Mohammad Amir100672306.7
Wahab Riaz100823108.2
Hassan Ali100660106.6
Mohammad Hafeez70431006.14
Shoaib Malik30101003.33
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Pakistan Tour of England 2019, Schedule, Squad and Timings

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Pakistan Tour of England

Pakistan and England will come face to face for a series of five ODIs and one T20 International ahead of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Pakistan has already announced the squad for the series, which includes the Pakistan’s squad for World Cup 2019 and two substitute players.

DateMatchTime (PST)Venue
May 05, SunOnly T209:00 PMSophia Gardens, Cardiff

May 08, Wed
1st ODI5:00 PMKennington Oval, London

May 11, Sat
2nd ODI3:00 PMThe Rose Bowl, Southampton

May 14, Tue
3rd ODI5:00 PMCounty Ground, Bristol

May 17, Fri
4th ODI5:00 PMTrent Bridge, Nottingham

May 19, Sun
5th ODI3:00 PMHeadingley, Leeds

Pakistan Squad for England Tour 2019

  1. Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wicketkeeper)
  2. Abid Ali
  3. Babar Azam
  4. Faheem Ashraf
  5. Fakhar Zaman
  6. Haris Sohail
  7. Hasan Ali
  8. Imad Wasim
  9. Imam-ul-Haq
  10. Junaid Khan
  11. Muhammad Hafeez
  12. Muhammad Hasnain
  13. Shadab Khan
  14. Shaheen Shah Afridi
  15. Shoaib Malik
  16. Muhammad Amir (Substitute)
  17. Asif Ali (Substitute)
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