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Ball of the Century, Pakistan edition: Watch Yasir Shah do a Shane Warne

Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah stunned Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis on the first delivery of the 56th Over of Sri Lanka’s second innings of the ongoing first Test at Galle on Monday. The right-arm spinner pitched the ball outside the leg-stump and with some help from the pitch, the ball ended up hitting the top of the off-stump. It left Mendis, who was batting on 76, completely squared up. The batter kept watching the jaw-dropping sight for a moment. This delivery by Shah is being compared with Shane Warne’s ‘ball of the century’ which the legendary spinner had bowled to Mike Gatting in the year 1993. Ball of the Century candidate❓ Yasir Shah stunned Kusal Mendis with a stunning delivery which reminded the viewers of Shane Warne’s ‘Ball of the Century’.#SLvPAK pic.twitter.com/uMPcua7M5E —...
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WATCH: Pakistan’s Yasir Shah rekindles memories of Shane Warne’s ‘Ball of the Century’ with a similar dismissal | Cricket News – Times of India

GALLE: Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah on Monday rekindled memories of Shane Warne's 'Ball of the Century' to dismiss Sri Lankan batter Kusal Mendis. Shah produced this peach of delivery during the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle. The delivery and the mode of dismissal were remarkably similar to the delivery Warne had produced to dismissing England's Mike Gatting in 1993. On Day three of the Test match during Sri Lanka's second innings, Shah delivered an absolutely unplayable delivery that pitched well outside the leg stump and hit the top of the right-hand batter's off stump after spinning unbelievably. Ball of the Century candidate❓Yasir Shah stunned Kusal Mendis with a stunning delivery which reminded the viewers… https://t.co/346z0ZaCLi— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) 165...
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Pakistan’s Nawaz relishing Test return with ‘dream’ five-wicket haul | Cricket News – Times of India

GALLE (Sri Lanka): Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz said Monday that his maiden five-wicket haul on return to Test cricket was a "dream" performance he aimed to repeat. The 28-year-old Nawaz, who played just three Tests for Pakistan in 2016, impressed with his left-arm spin to dent the Sri Lankan top and middle-order in the first match in Galle. He combined with leg-spinner Yasir Shah to reduce Sri Lanka to 267 for eight but the hosts hit back with Dinesh Chandimal's unbeaten 86 to lead by 333 at the end of the third day's play. "It's every bowler's dream to get a five-for in Test cricket and the same goes for me," Nawaz told reporters. "I am very happy and I will keep working hard and repeat this kind of performance again." Nawaz made his debut across formats in 2016 but his five-da...
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Pakistan pick Yasir Shah, Mohammad Nawaz for first Sri Lanka Test | Cricket News – Times of India

GALLE (Sri Lanka): Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah and all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz have been picked to play the first Test against Sri Lanka as the tourists announced their XI On Friday. Yasir, 36, will play his first Test since August last year after recovering from a thumb injury, Pakistan said in a statement on the eve of the two-match series starting Saturday in Galle. Nawaz, a left-hand batsman who bowls left-arm spin, will return to the side after almost six years. Pakistan, led by Babar Azam, have handed Salman Ali Agha his international debut after the all-rounder impressed in the country's domestic competition. The 28-year-old Agha is a batsman who bowls off-spin. Pakistan XI: Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wkt), Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohamma...
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Babar Azam wants balance between proactive approach and playing as per situation demands | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Pakistan captain Babar Azam has admitted that his team needs to strike a judicious balance between playing a proactive brand of cricket and adapting to situations when it needs to employ a defensive approach. Pakistan's go-slow batting approach during their last home series against Australia was criticised as Babar's men couldn't for once score at a rate of more than three runs per over in all the innings played during the three games. "We are trying to change the way we play Test cricket. Not easy for batters when the other team is dominating you," Babar said ahead of the team's upcoming WTC tour of Sri Lanka. "We want to play positively irrespective of the situation but it is only on a given day that we can decide how to win the match and our strategy," Babar added. However t...
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Yasir Shah back in Pakistan test squad for tour to Sri Lanka

Yasir Shah will return to Test cricket following almost a year’s absence after Pakistan named the leg-spinner in an 18-strong squad for next month’s two-match series in Sri Lanka. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 Shah has struggled with his fitness since featuring against the West Indies last year. He played a key role in Pakistan’s 2-1 victory in Sri Lanka seven years ago, bagging 24 wickets. “Our spin department is boosted with the return of Yasir Shah, who proved himself a match-winner in Sri Lanka on our last tour,” chief selector Mohammad Wasim said on Wednesday. Shah has replaced off-spinner Sajid Khan, who played in the last home Test series against Australia which Pakistan lost 1-0. Uncapped all-rounder Salman Al...
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PCB suspends coach after molestation allegations Karachi

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has suspended one of its national level coaches after a player alleged he had molested her. The coach, Nadeem Iqbal of Multan region, was a well-known pace bowler in his playing days and made his first class debut for the same team as the great pacer Waqar Younis. A PCB official confirmed that they had initiated an inquiry into the matter to find out if Nadeem had breached his terms of employment with the board. “Obviously we can’t carry out any criminal investigation that is for the police to do but our inquiry will find out if he was in breach of his terms of contract with us,” the official said. Nadeem, 50, who played 80 first-class matches, was in his heyday considered a better bowler than even Waqar and in one match he took seven wickets to skittle ...
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We did not want to play into Australia’s hands: PCB chief Ramiz on pitch criticism | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: PCB chairman Ramiz Raja on Wednesday defended the use of a flat track for the first Test, saying they did not want to play into Australia's hands by preparing a track that would assist pace and bounce. The series-opener ended in a high scoring dull draw on Tuesday. The Rawalpindi track, where Just 14 wickets fell in five days with 1,187 runs scored by both teams, drew criticism from some former players, critics and fans alike. "I understand fans' frustration and the result would have been good but this is a three-match series. We need to remember that there is a lot of cricket to come," Ramiz said in a video message released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). PCB Chairman reflects on the Rawalpindi Test and reiterates his plans on pitches for domestic and international mat… h...
FIR against Yasir Shah for helping friend, who molested girl
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FIR against Yasir Shah for helping friend, who molested girl

Police have registered an FIR against Pakistan Test leg-spinner Yasir Shah and his friend on the allegations of kidnapping, molesting and threatening a girl. The FIR was registered at the Shalimar police station in Lahore after the girl complained. The Pakistan cricketer is yet to respond on the issue. In the FIR, the girl has alleged that Yasir’s friend, Farhan kidnapped her on gunpoint, raped her, made videos of her and later made threats to her. Reports state that Yasir Shah has been named in a case registered at Islamabad's Shalimar Police Station for allegedly aiding in the rape and harassment of a 14-year-old girl — Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) December 20, 2021 The girl has alleged that Yasir Shah helped his friend and later with Farhan threatened her that if she ra...