Pakistan Feels the Pressure to Save the Series

Pakistan's batsmen deprived their team of a chance of winning the series, collapsing to lose seven wickets for 13 runs after reaching a position of advantage in the chase in the fourth ODI. An implosion of that nature can be dispiriting, the painstaking yet determined progress by their captain and an emerging top-order talent decimated by the ineptness of those followed. Not too long ago, in 2009 in Sri Lan ...

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Military to take charge for London Olympics 2012

LONDON: Britain's military is to take charge of London's airspace for the first time since 1945 as part of the huge security operation set up to police the Olympic Games, The Times reported on Tuesday. Civilian controllers will still be responsible for guiding the 500,000 extra guests into the capital's airports, but will be under the overall supervision of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the first time s ...

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Pakistan cricket team leaves for Sri Lanka

Pakistan cricket team left for Sri Lanka via Dubai on late Sunday night, Geo news reported. The squad included Muhamamd Hafeez, Shahid Afridi, Umer Akmal, Ahmed Shahzad, Hammad Azam, Haris Sohail, Khalid Lateef, Muhammad Sami, Nasir Jamshed, Raza Hassan, Saeed Ajmal, Shakeel, Shoaib Malik, Tanveer Sohail, Yasir and Umer Gul. Pakistan will play five one-day, three Test and two T20 matches in Sri Lanka from J ...

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England clinch series beat West Indies in 2nd Test

England beat West Indies by nine wickets to win the second Test with more than a day to spare at Trent Bridge here on Monday and take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in this three-match series. Set 108 for victory on the fourth day, England finished on 111 for one. England captain Andrew Strauss, who made 141 in the first innings to follow his hundred in the five-wicket first Test win at Lord's, was out for 45 when ...

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Misbah-ul-Haq and newly T-20 skipper Mohammad Hafeez enjoying their cricket

Asserting the players will try to produce their best performance on the coming tour to Sri Lanka, a confident looking Misbah-ul-Haq said on Friday that he and newly installed T20 skipper Mohammad Hafeez enjoyed a mutual constructive working relationship. “I have been giving guidelines to Hafeez and both of us, as captains, also exchange views on matters pertaining to team affairs. In fact, I am not only enj ...

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Pakistan’s new T20 captain calls for trust

Pakistan's newly appointed Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez on Thursday called for trust and a good environment in the dressing room ahead of next month's tour of Sri Lanka. The talented Pakistan team often makes headlines over rows between the players and a volatile dressing room atmosphere, but Hafeez said he would continue the good example set by Misbah-ul-Haq. Misbah, dropped from the Twenty20 squad but ...

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Sri Lanka will be tough, warns Whatmore

Dav Whatmore has warned his Pakistan players they face a battle on next month's tour of Sri Lanka. The Australian backed the six uncapped players picked across Pakistan's Test, one-day and Twenty20 squads to make an impact on the tour, which starts with a Twenty20 international in Hambantota on June 1. Pakistan began a short training camp in Lahore on Wednesday ahead of the tour, where they play two Twenty2 ...

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Pakistan out of practice for international cricket

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez is unhappy his squad hasn't played enough recent international cricket ahead of the start of its tour to Sri Lanka next month. Bangladesh's proposed tour of Pakistan in April was postponed because of security concerns, meaning the country's last international match was when it beat Bangladesh in the Asia Cup final in March. No Pakistani player is taking p ...

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