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Ben Duckett’s selflessness is exactly what we are as a team: Ben Stokes | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: England captain Ben Stokes believes Ben Duckett's peerless innings in the third Test against Pakistan "absolutely vindicated" the opener's selection in the side and the "selflessness" he showed was something to be proud of.England defeated Pakistan by eight wickets at the National Stadium here on the fourth morning of the Test on Tuesday to make a 3-0 series sweep, with Duckett scoring an unbeaten 82 off 78 balls.Stokes and Duckett slammed the 55 runs England needed to complete the chase of 167 on the fourth morning.On Monday, Duckett and Zak Crawley had smashed an opening partnership of 87 inside 12 overs, giving the tourists a chance to finish the game inside three days."We are absolutely vindicated (by Duckett's inclusion in the side). Duckett is very well known in England a...
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England complete historic clean sweep in Pakistan

England became the first test team to complete a 3-0 whitewash in Pakistan after they won the third and final match by eight wickets in Karachi on Tuesday. Having restricted Pakistan to 216 in the second innings England comfortably chased a target of 167 to add to their victories in Rawalpindi and Multan. Zak Crawley (41) and Ben Duckett (82 not out) made an 87-run opening partnership to give England a flying start before Abrar Ahmed trapped Crawley lbw. England all-rounder Rehan Ahmed, promoted to number three, made 10 runs before the leg spinner lost his off-stump, but a 73-run partnership between captain Ben Stokes and Duckett sealed the win during the morning session of day four. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,argume...
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Rehan Ahmed puts England on brink of memorable 3-0 win in Pakistan

Legspinner Rehan Ahmed became the youngest men’s test cricketer to claim a five-wicket haul on his debut and put England on the brink of a historic 3-0 sweep in its first test tour to Pakistan in 17 years. Pakistan’s batters crumbled for 216 in the second innings of the third and final test as the 18-year-old Ahmed grabbed 5-48 and Jack Leach (3-72) claimed all three of his wickets in the space of six deliveries on Day 3 to leave England a modest target of 167 runs. What a story, what a day. History maker. 🇵🇰 #PAKvENG 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | @RehanAhmed__16 pic.twitter.com/Qguf91gp3K — England Cricket (@englandcricket) December 19, 2022 Ben Duckett (50 not out) and Zak Crawley (41) motored England to 112-2 by stumps with their aggressive “Bazball” brand of batting — named after their coach Brendon M...
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Intrusive security measures irk Pakistan skipper Babar Azam: Reports

Pakistan captain Babar Azam stayed off the field in the first hour of the second day of the third Test against England, apparently to protest against intrusive security measures for the players and their families. According to media reports Babar was angry when he was stopped from going out with some other members of the team and their families for dinner on Saturday night from the team hotel. Babar had planned to go out to dinner with Sarfaraz Ahmed, Azhar Ali, Shan Masood, and Imam-ul-Haq with their families at a local restaurant. But when he came down from his hotel room, the security personnel stopped him from going outside making it clear that he and other players had to seek prior clearance about their movements as the two teams are being provided President level security for the ...
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Harry Brook breaks KS Ranjitsinhji’s 125-year-old record

Harry Brooke broke an astonishing 125-year-old record set by KS Ranjitsinhji as he now has the most runs in a batter’s first 6 men’s Test innings for England. The right-handed batter has mustered 455 runs (12, 153, 87, 9, 108, 86*) in six innings. He surpassed the record of KS Ranjitsinhji’s 418 runs (62, 154*, 8, 11, 175, 8*). Harry Brook has broken KS Ranjitsinhji's 125-year-old record for the most runs in a batter's first 6 men's Test inns for England: 436 HARRY BROOK (12, 153, 87, 9, 108, 67*)418 KS Ranjitsinhji (62, 154*, 8, 11, 175, 8*)411 Tip Foster (287, 19, 49*, 21, 16, 19) — Mark Puttick (@GryllidaeC) December 18, 2022 Harry Brook survived lbw television referral against Abrar. England’s top-order slipped against Pakistan’s spinners on a slow turning wicket to reach 140-4 ...
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Michael Holding talks about Mark Wood, who bowls England to a famous series win against Pakistan

To him, it can be argued any other bowler’s run-up could look ungainly. Perhaps, the only bowler who can get millions of hits on YouTube, people burning data just to watch a man run in with a ball.No one has been quicker than Wood at this T20 world cup. At an average of 92 mph, accelerating to tournament’s fastest with a 96 mph thunderbolt once, he didn’t think he could be doing this at 32. “Never did I think that I’d be able to bowl that speed,” Wood reflects. “Even two years ago I wouldn’t say I’ll be able to get to 96.” Without Holding, Wood has written in his book, it couldn’t have eventuated.“Fast bowling is hard work as it is. You don’t want to make it harder by fumbling to the crease. You have to get everything right to be fast, everything has to be going in the same direction d...
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Imam and Shakeel fifties hold up England in Multan

Pakistan’s Imam-ul-Haq reacts as he walks off the field after his dismissal during the third day of the second test cricket match between Pakistan and England, in Multan, Pakistan on December 11, 2022. | Photo Credit: AP Imam-ul-Haq and Saud Shakeel struck defiant half-centuries to keep Pakistan in the hunt but England maintained the upper hand in the action-packed second test on Sunday.Pakistan dominated the morning session when they bowled out England for 275 but their 355-run target meant they needed to pull off a record chase on home soil to level the series.They seemed up for the task too but England's seamers conjured up three magical deliveries after the lunch break to wrest back the initiative.The see-saw contest changed complexion in the final session again following a 108-ru...
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England’s Jack Leach delighted with ‘special’ 100-wicket milestone | Cricket News – Times of India

MULTAN: England spinner Jack Leach said he surpassed his own expectations after getting his 100th Test wicket on Saturday, calling it a "special" achievement. On day two of the second Test against Pakistan, Leach dismissed Saud Shakeel to reach the milestone in his 31st Test. The left-armer ended the innings with 4-98, having helped put England in command of the match. "I just felt like... 100 wickets feels like quite a lot," said Leach after stumps on the second day. "And it's more than I felt I'll ever achieve." "I need to remember that. As sportsmen and as people, it's easy to just push on to the next thing and the next thing and the next thing, and nothing's ever enough." "If you told me that when I was a kid that I'd take 100 wickets, I would have laughed at you," he added. "So yes...
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‘You want me to die’: Watch Naseem Shah’s hilarious response to a Pakistani journalist

In the press conference on Day 3 of the ongoing first Test match between Pakistan and England, Naseem Shah’s hilarious response about the Rawalpindi pitch irked a local journalist and sparked a heated argument. A journalist asked a question based on Australian pace great Dennis Lillee’s joke about a poor pitch he had played on in Faisalabad. Most action we've had all day pic.twitter.com/pY2nstvcQk — Zak (@Zakr1a) December 2, 2022 “Aisi hi wicket ek Faisalabad Test mey thi tab Dennis Lillee ne bowling karwate waqt kahaa tha ki jab mai mar jau toh mujhe is wicket mey dafan kiya jaaye. Kya aap samajhte hai ki aisi wicket thi (“There was a wicket like this a long time back in Faisalabad and Dennis Lillee had said that he would like to be cremated on a pitch like this when he dies. Do you ...
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Pakistan vs England: Pakistan tour a terrific opportunity for Rehan Ahmed, says Brendon McCullum | Cricket News – Times of India

England coach Brendon McCullum said Rehan Ahmed has a fantastic opportunity to showcase his talent in the three-Test series in Pakistan and has no doubts the 18-year-old has the confidence and ability to overcome the challenges he will face on tour. All-rounder Ahmed has featured in only three first-class matches for Leicestershire - taking nine wickets and making 195 runs - and could become England's youngest men's Test player if he plays in Pakistan next month. "What a fabulous kind of opportunity for someone like him," McCullum told the Daily Telegraph. "He seems really confident in himself. He's 18 and on an England tour to Pakistan so there's some real opportunities there and there'll be some challenges along the way, but it's our job to figure this out. "We know that he's not the ...
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If something happens to Shaheen, where will you find another bowler like him?: PAK experts

Former Pakistan pace bowler Aaqib Javed criticised the side’s medical team while former Pakistan fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz lamented Shaheen Shah Afridi’s inclusion in the squad after the Men In Green lost the T20 World Cup final to England on Sunday. Afridi had to be taken off in the middle of match after bowling one ball of the 16th over, smarting from taking Harry Brook’s catch earlier in England’s run chase. Now, according to a report on Dawn, if the initial injury does not result in more injuries, it’ll take the pacer around 4 months to be fit. “If the injury doesn’t result in more injuries, it would take Shaheen three to four months to recover,” former Pakistan Cricket Board chief medical officer Dr. Sohail Salim told Dawn. “If the PCB’s medical board chooses to treat it through su...
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Jalti pe tel daalna, tweet pe tweet karna, just don’t do it man: Wasim Akram says without taking Shami’s name

Following Pakistan’s defeat to England in the 2022 T20 World Cup final, Indian bowler Mohammed Shami had quote tweeted Shoaib Akhtar’s heartbreak emoji expressing tweet with the response, “Sorry brother. It’s call karma.” Now, without explicitly taking anyone’s names, Pakistan cricket experts Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Misbah ul Haq and Shoaib Malik counselled current and ex cricketers to control themselves. “As ex-cricketers or as a present cricketer sitting here, our job is to maintain harmony and spread friendship between nations. The statements and tweets we make they should be positive towards each other. Bajay ke hum jalti pe tel daale (Don’t rub salt on wounds). That’s very important,” Akram said to A Sports. “Our job is to spread love among people. We should try to be neutral....
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‘Saw cricket after long time, our fast bowling attack best in the world’: Pakistan legend Imran Khan

Former Pakistan Prime Minister and 1992 World Cup-winning captain Imran Khan lauded Pakistan’s bowling pace attack and said Shaheen Shah’s injury was a turning point in the final against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. “I was watching cricket after a long time. I especially want to say that our fast-bowling attack, from what I saw today is the best fast-bowling attack in the world. Our team right now is among the best teams in the world,” Imran Khan told Dawn News. The former Pakistan captain also said that Shaheen’s injury made a massive impact in the final against England but lauded Pakistan’s fighting spirit. Shaheen Shah Afridi injured himself while taking a catch to remove Harry Brook with the final still in the balance. “I used to tell my team to fight till t...
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‘You did not take brave decisions’: Mohammad Amir hits out at skipper Babar Azam

Coming down heavily on Babar Azam’s captaincy in T20 World Cup including Pakistan’s five-wicket loss against England in the final at Melbourne, former Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir has termed Azam as not a brave captain. With England once placed at 45 for 3 in 5.4 overs during the chase of Pakistan’s total of 137 runs in the final, Amir criticized Azam for not giving the ball to the left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz at that time and not being brave. “Unka batsman Harry brook Shadab se phasa hua tha. Vahan Mohammad Nawaz ka armer bhi bahut achha hai. Udhar apko wicket mil sakti thi. Fir wo kehte hain ki main tanqeed karta hoon. Captain brave hota hai, situation ko read karta hai. Aapne brave decisions nahi loye. Aur jab aap haarte ho toh yeh cheezen nazar aati hain.  (Their batsman Harry B...
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Is ‘googly’ Babar Azam’s Achilles heel? Malik, Misbah decode Pakistan skipper’s struggle against wrist-spinners

Former Pakistan captains Misbah-ul-Haq and Shoaib Malik said Babar Azam’s inability to use his feet against the spinners and not able to play sweep shot against the wrist-spinner is a big concern. Dissecting Babar Azam’s dismissal against Adil Rashid, Shoaib Malik said, “If you are not able to check a spinner’s hand, you need to watch a lot of videos.” “Babar needs to make changes in his batting. If your legs are planted, you still manage against pacers. But you can’t play a spinner with planted legs. For example, Babar thought Rashid bowled him leg spin and prepared to play in the covers but since it was a googly, he could not do anything but get out,” Malik said. Adil Rashid vs Babar Azam was always going to be the battle of the final. In the past, Rashid has taken him down with his ...
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They could not handle the pressure; We made mistakes but fought well: Pakistan experts react to PAK vs ENG T20 World Cup final result

Pakistan cricket experts Wasim Akram, Misbah ul Haq and Waqar Younis on Sunday pointed out where Pakistan went wrong in their T20 World Cup final match against England but lauded the team’s fighting spirit. “I think it was top effort by the Pakistan team but I felt that they could not handle the pressure. It felt like we could not execute our plans properly due to the pressure. That led to mistakes. The pressure was why there were mishaps in our batting. Clearly we lacked discipline and game awareness in batting as well as in bowling. You have to assess the conditions and then communicate fast as well as reassess your targets and obviously knowing your resources and the conditions, you have to maximize. If you are laidback in a match like this and when a chance comes, if you put one foo...
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The story of Harry Brook, the boy who helped Ben Stokes soak up the pressure in a World Cup final

When Jos Buttler fell in the T20 World Cup final, Pakistan must have felt the door was ajar and though they would have been wary of Ben Stokes standing in their way, as he would inevitably do, it was young Harry Brook who also wedged himself in the path to keep Pakistan out. Buttler fell in the sixth over, and it might have been difficult for even Stokes if no one stayed with him then, but for the next seven nervy overs with the game on the line, young Brook bravely soaked up the pressure with a 23-ball 20 that would stay in his memory for a long time. It’s cute that it was Brook who helped Stokes steady himself in the pressure of the chase as on the eve of a Test against South Africa earlier this year, when Stokes was asked about the newbie, he would first offer “huge talent”, “one for...