The arrival of the Zimbabwe team has created a buzz in the city of Lahore which aims to wipe out the painful memories of the tragic incidents of 2009.
Former Pakistan player and ex Head Coach of the Pakistan team, Mohsin Khan spoke exclusively to PakPassion.net and discussed the outcome of the series against Bangladesh, Waqar Younis’ role as Head Coach, the need for having Misbah-ul-Haq in the ODI and Test teams during this transitional period and the importance of India-Pakistan encounters.
Day 3 : Bangladesh 207/9, Pakistan 195/6d, Bangladesh 63/1 (14 overs) need another 487 runs to win
Pakistan began the day knowing early wickets would put them in total control. They got early wickets but Shakib (89*) played a blinder to get Bangladesh over 200
In an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir looked forward to representing Rawalpindi Rams at the Super 8 T20 Cup and his plans in anticipation of a return to international cricket.
Day 2 : Pakistan 557/8d, Bangladesh 107/5 (27.5 ov) - Bangladesh trail by 450 runs with 5 wickets remaining in the 1st innings
Azhar Ali's maiden double hundred and a superb bowling performance by Pakistan bowlers were the main talking points of Day 2 of the 2nd Test, leaving the visitors completely in control of the final Test match of the series.
Pakistan 323/3, 90 overs (Azhar Ali 127*, Misbah 9*, Younis Khan 148)
Pakistan were put in to bat seeing the tinge of grass and slightly overcast conditions. Bangladesh after drawing the first match were already on a high.
The news of a so-called rebel cricket league has been making the rounds in the media recently. This league will supposedly be organised by Indian billionaire Subhash Chandra, owner of the Essel Group, which was responsible for the short-lived Indian Cricket League (ICL), which ran from 2007 to 2009. Last week it was revealed that Essel Group had registered a number of business names in Australia and other nations which suggested the setting up of a global Twent20 competition independent of the game’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC). One of the names registered was Australian Cricket Control Pty Ltd in Australia, while in New Zealand the name New Zealand Cricket Limited had been attempted to be registered.
Day 5 : Bangladesh 555/6 from 136 overs (Tamim 206, Kayes 150, Shakib 76*)
Pakistan were on the backfoot and the only way they could have produced a result was by picking early wickets. That did not happen and the home team continued to dominate with a double century from Tamim Iqbal, the rest of the team batted throughout the day and the Pakistani bowlers did not get much success.
Day 4 : Bangladesh are 273/0 after 61 overs (Tamim Iqbal 138*, Imrul Kayes 132*), trail by 23 runs
After putting up a huge total and lead Pakistan wanted to bat once in the match. The lower order collapsed and Pakistan however did manage a sizeable lead. Bangladesh had other plans they played fearless cricket to get a grip back in the match.
Day 3 : Pakistan are 537/5 from 148 overs, lead by 205 runs (Asad Shafiq 51*, Sarfraz Ahmed 51*)
Pakistan looked to dominate another day after a strong comeback on Day 2 and take a huge lead to bat Bangladesh out of the game.