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PSL, Match 8: Umar Akmal's 40-ball 93 helps Lahore Qalandars thrash Quetta Gladiators by 63 runs
PSL, Match 8: Umar Akmal's 40-ball 93 helps Lahore Qalandars thrash Quetta Gladiators by 63 runs

Quetta Gladiators’ captain Ahmed Shehzad applauding Umar Akmal following his 40-ball 93 (Picture Credit - PSL)Pakistan's Umar Akmal smashed the highest score of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), 93 runs off 40 balls, to guide his team - Lahore Qalandars - to first win of the season as they defeated Quetta Gladiators by 63 runs at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai.The swashbuckling Akmal has definitely left an impression on the nat

Feb 9 2016
Match 2, PSL: Mohammad Amir's hat-trick steals the show as Karachi Kings thrash Lahore Qalandars
Match 2, PSL: Mohammad Amir's hat-trick steals the show as Karachi Kings thrash Lahore Qalandars

Amir bagged the first hat-trick of the PSL picking up the wickets of Bravo, Zohaib and Kooper in successive deliveriesHis off-field troubles aside, Mohammad Amir proved yet again why he is considered one of the best fast bowlers in the world as the 23-year-old bagged a hat-trick for Karachi Kings in their inaugural match in the PSL against Lahore Qalandars. Disciplined bowling by the Kings bowlers restricted Qalandars to a total of just 125 in th

Feb 5 2016
Stats: NZ vs Pak 2nd T20I - World Record Partnership between Williamson and Guptill brings Pakistan's rare defeat
Stats: NZ vs Pak 2nd T20I - World Record Partnership between Williamson and Guptill brings Pakistan's rare defeat

Williamson (L) and Guptill (R) set the highest T20I partnership171- Runs made by Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson for the first-wicket partnership in this match. It is the highest partnership for any wicket in T20Is for any country. The previous best was 170 made by Loots Bosman and Graeme Smith vs England at Centurion. The previous best for any wicket against Pakistan also belonged to the same pair (Bosman-Smith) when they made 132* in Fe

Jan 17 2016
Stats: NZ vs PAK 1st T20I- Afridi the all-rounder does it again for Pakistan
Stats: NZ vs PAK 1st T20I- Afridi the all-rounder does it again for Pakistan

Both the captains tried to steer their side to victory, but Afridi edged out Williamson.Mohammad Hafeez scored a quickfire half-century before the Pakistani bowlers combined to dismiss New Zealand for 155 in reply to their total of 171/8 thereby winning the first game of the 3-match T20 series by 16 runs.Shahid Afridi, before picking up 2 wickets, played a blitzkrieg innings of 22 from just 8 balls that saw him scoring 20 runs off a Matt Henry ov

Jan 15 2016
Umar Akmal banned from first New Zealand T20I
Umar Akmal banned from first New Zealand T20I

Umar Akmal will not be playing the first Twenty20 match against New ZealandThe Pakistan cricket team departed for New Zealand on Saturday where they are supposed to play three Twenty20 matches. But Umar Akmal has been banned from the first of the three matches. This comes as a punishment for the violation of dress code in a domestic match earlier this week.Umar Akmal had sported two logos on his kit instead of the one which was allowed. This happ

Umar Akmal strikes controversy after allegedly abusing coach in dressing room
Umar Akmal strikes controversy after allegedly abusing coach in dressing room

Umar Akmal in the 2011 World CupPakistan wicket keeper-batsman Umar Akmal has created a ruckus and landed himself into trouble once again. During the final match of the Quad-e-Azam trophy in Lahore, the 26-year-old has been reported to have abused and misbehaved with his domestic coach, Basit Ali.The incident took place in the dressing room of the National Stadium, Lahore yesterday.Playing for the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL) team, the Paki

Jan 6 2016
Umar Akmal creates a record of getting dismissed thrice in 24 hours
Umar Akmal creates a record of getting dismissed thrice in 24 hours

In none of the three innings could Umar Akmal perform well Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal has created a record which he won’t be very proud of. For the first time in history of cricket a player has been dismissed thrice in 24 hours. In Monday’s match against England at Sharjah, Akmal played a hasty shot and was caught by Chris Jordan at deep mid-wicket. The 25-year-old cricketer has managed only four runs from nine balls.

Dec 2 2015
Umar Akmal denies allegations of sexual harrasment and violating code of conduct
Umar Akmal denies allegations of sexual harrasment and violating code of conduct

Umar Akmal was left out of Pakistan’s T20 squad after the latest allegations against him The latest scandal to have overtaken Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal has seen allegations of sexual harrasment lodged against him by a model named Rachel Khan, who is reported to have slapped Akmal after he misbehaved with her during the ‘Play for Peace’ event in Norway earlier this year. Akmal, who was a much-vaunted wicketke

Nov 16 2015
Umar Akmal detained by Pak police at 'Mujra' party
Umar Akmal detained by Pak police at 'Mujra' party

Umar’s act outraged his fans in Pakistan Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal landed in big trouble on Friday as he was detained by the local police over his involvement in a ‘Mujra’ party, reports Hindustan Times. Following his detention, the Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) immediately issued a show-cause notice to the cricketer. The drama surrounding his presence at the party and his detention soon after, irked the PCB, who had alr

Nov 14 2015
Saeed Ajmal's PCB contract suspended after outburst against the ICC
Saeed Ajmal's PCB contract suspended after outburst against the ICC

Ajmal had accused the ICC of only targetting off-spinners for suspect action The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have taken strong action against off-spinner Saeed Ajmal for his recent outburst against the International Cricket Council (ICC) by suspending his contract, ESPNCricinfo reports.  Ajmal, who has been less effective since having made to remodel his action after being reported for suspect action in 2014, had launched a scath

Nov 13 2015
Umar Akmal dropped on disciplinary grounds while 39-year old-given chance as Pakistan announce T20 squad
Umar Akmal dropped on disciplinary grounds while 39-year old-given chance as Pakistan announce T20 squad

Umar Akmal was not considered for selection based on disciplinary grounds Pakistan have announced their T20 squad for the upcoming matches against England. Umar Akmal was dropped from the team based on disciplinary grounds for “bringing the PCB and Pakistan Cricket into disrepute," ESPNcricinfo reports.  In a surprising move, 39-year-old Rafatullah Mohmand was included, making his way into the national side for the

Nov 12 2015
Alastair Cook - A symbol of resilience and defiance
Alastair Cook - A symbol of resilience and defiance

Cook celebrates a career-saving century against Pakistan at The Oval, 2010 Alastair Cook isn't about flair. He's not flashy. He's not pretty to watch. His smile looks forced. His height, his body, his walk all seem unnatural. He almost always looks uncomfortable. He almost always is. Right under the media glare, as English captain, is not really his place. It never should have been. But it is. Only because there's nothing th

Nov 7 2015
Ahmad Shahzad accuses Ijaz Butt of lying in response to alleged role in Waqar Younis' short-lived decision to quit
Ahmad Shahzad accuses Ijaz Butt of lying in response to alleged role in Waqar Younis' short-lived decision to quit

Shahzad said that he liked & respected Waqar Younis and denied allegations that he had misbehaved Pakistani opening batsman Ahmad Shahzad denied allegations that he had misbehaved with national team coach Waqar Younis, forcing the latter to quit from his post prior to the 2015 World Cup, Dunyanews.tv reports. Pakistan cricket have always been mired in controversies and Ijaz Butt, former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), kick

Oct 15 2015
Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 15 runs to win the series 2-0
Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 15 runs to win the series 2-0

Umar Akmal was awarded Man-of-the-Match Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe by 15 runs in the second Twenty20 match to win the two-match series by 2-0 at the Harare Sports Club in Harare. The home team’s combativeness faded away as the crafty Pakistani bowlers defended 136 again with relative ease. Zimbabwe had come agonizingly close in quite a few of their encounters against top cricket teams throughout 2015 with only a victory each in

Sep 29 2015
10 Cricketers who need to step up before the end of the year
10 Cricketers who need to step up before the end of the year

There are good cricketers and there are bad cricketers. Amongst good cricketers, there are those who perform often and those who frustrate often. But, some always frustrate a lot more than others, because as delightful as they are to the audience, their potential always seems to have been under-utilised. Cricket isn’t an easy game, considering one mistake can cost you a lot. But, some often end up paying more for their mistakes, some never

Sep 4 2015
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