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Pakistan vs Australia: Shafique, Ali steady Pakistan after dismissing Aussies for 391 on Day 2 of 3rd Test
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Pakistan vs Australia: Shafique, Ali steady Pakistan after dismissing Aussies for 391 on Day 2 of 3rd Test

Australia could snare the wicket of only Imam-ul-Haq for 11 on a slow pitch before Shafique and Azhar shared a gritty 70-run stand in two hours.

Pakistan vs Australia: Visitors trail hosts by 471 runs after Azhar Ali's 185 on Day 2
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Pakistan vs Australia: Visitors trail hosts by 471 runs after Azhar Ali's 185 on Day 2

Azhar Ali hit his fourth test hundred against Australia as Pakistan piled on 476-4 before declaring its first innings on Day 2 of the first Test on Saturday.

Pakistan vs Australia: Imam-ul-Haq's maiden Test ton helps hosts dominate Day 1 of 1st Test
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Pakistan vs Australia: Imam-ul-Haq's maiden Test ton helps hosts dominate Day 1 of 1st Test

The left-hander closed out the opening day of the first Test on 132 not out on a typically slow and grassless subcontinent wicket. Veteran Azhar Ali is also looking solid on 64 not out.

Bangladesh vs Pakistan: Azhar Ali scores fifty on rain marred Day 2 of second Test
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Bangladesh vs Pakistan: Azhar Ali scores fifty on rain marred Day 2 of second Test

Just 6.2 overs from a possible 98 were possible as Pakistan resumed the day on 161-2 and reached 188-2 before the umpires called it a day. Skipper Babar Azam was batting on 71 with Azhar Ali on 52 at stumps.

Bangladesh vs Pakistan: Babar Azam's unbeaten 60 helps visitors recover from shaky start in 2nd Test
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Bangladesh vs Pakistan: Babar Azam's unbeaten 60 helps visitors recover from shaky start in 2nd Test

Babat forged an unbroken 91-run stand with Azhar Ali for the third wicket as Pakistan reached 161/2 at stumps on the rain-affected opening day after opting to bat.

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Abid Ali score tons before Blessing Muzarabani fights back on Day 1 of 2nd Test
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Zimbabwe vs Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Abid Ali score tons before Blessing Muzarabani fights back on Day 1 of 2nd Test

Abid (118 not out) and Azhar (126) put on 236 for the second wicket before tall fast bowler Blessing Muzarabani brought Zimbabwe back into the match by taking three wickets with the second new ball.

Mohammad Hafeez to be offered higher category central contract by PCB
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Mohammad Hafeez to be offered higher category central contract by PCB

The 40-year-old was dropped from the list of centrally contracted players last year in May along with Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Amir but after he performed well the PCB was forced to offer him a short-term contract earlier this year.

Pakistan leg-spinner Zahid Mahmood did not travel to Zimbabwe due to travel anxiety, says PCB source
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Pakistan leg-spinner Zahid Mahmood did not travel to Zimbabwe due to travel anxiety, says PCB source

Zahid was to replace Shahdab Khan for the T20 series in Zimbabwe from April 21-25 after already being named in the squad for the two Tests.

Pakistan Cricket Board closes down Lahore offices after senior official tests positive for COVID-19
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Pakistan Cricket Board closes down Lahore offices after senior official tests positive for COVID-19

The PCB decided to adopt a safety-first approach soon after the official tested positive and asked its employees to work from home.

New Zealand vs Pakistan: Kyle Jamieson claims five-for as Kiwis bundle out visitors for 297 on Day 1 of second Test
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New Zealand vs Pakistan: Kyle Jamieson claims five-for as Kiwis bundle out visitors for 297 on Day 1 of second Test

Kyle Jamieson took a five-wicket haul as New Zealand bowled out Pakistan for 297, anchored by a sterling 93 from Azhar Ali on Day 1 of the second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch.

'Dream has come true': Babar Azam delighted on being made Pakistan's Test captain, says will take advice from predecessors
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'Dream has come true': Babar Azam delighted on being made Pakistan's Test captain, says will take advice from predecessors

Babar Azam replaced Azhar Ali as Test captain, just one year after PCB appointed the senior batsman to lead the Test side in place of Sarfaraz Ahmed.

Babar Azam to replace under-pressure Azhar Ali as Pakistan's Test captain for two-match series in New Zealand
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Babar Azam to replace under-pressure Azhar Ali as Pakistan's Test captain for two-match series in New Zealand

Azhar was criticised following Pakistan's three-wicket defeat in England in August this year, losing the three-match series 1-0.

Pakistan limited-overs skipper Babar Azam set to take over Test leadership from Azhar Ali in New Zealand tour
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Pakistan limited-overs skipper Babar Azam set to take over Test leadership from Azhar Ali in New Zealand tour

The official announcement from the PCB however, is expected to be made during the squad announcement for the New Zealand tour

Wasim Akram backs Babar Azam to take over Pakistan's Test captaincy, calls white-ball skipper 'a good learner'
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Wasim Akram backs Babar Azam to take over Pakistan's Test captaincy, calls white-ball skipper 'a good learner'

Wasim Akram said that the experiment to make Misbah-ul-Haq the head coach and chief selector has not worked as Pakistan cricket has not seen any improvement in recent times.

Azhar Ali dismisses talk of losing Pakistan Test captaincy, says he'll comment only after official word from PCB
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Azhar Ali dismisses talk of losing Pakistan Test captaincy, says he'll comment only after official word from PCB

The veteran of 81 Tests was appointed Test captain last year in October and in May the PCB confirmed him as captain for the 2020/21 international season for Test matches.

Paksitan skipper Azhar Ali likely to be replaced ahead of New Zealand tour, claim reports
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Paksitan skipper Azhar Ali likely to be replaced ahead of New Zealand tour, claim reports

PCB CEO Wasim Khan told a television channel that a meeting could be held on 11 November to decide on Azhar's future and find a new chief selector as head coach, Misbah ul Haq, has relinquished the post.

PCB to review head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq's performance
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PCB to review head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq's performance

Misbah was named head coach and chief selector last year in October after the board released foreign coach Mickey Arthur and his support team.

Pakistan Cricket Board summons coach Misbah-ul-Haq and players after their meeting with PM Imran Khan
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Pakistan Cricket Board summons coach Misbah-ul-Haq and players after their meeting with PM Imran Khan

According to sources, PCB CEO Wasim Khan will meet with Azhar Ali, Muhammad Hafeez, Misbah-ul-Haq to convey the board's displeasure and unhappiness over their move to approach Imran Khan and speak out against a policy decision.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan defends decision to tweak cricketing structure in country, confident of its success after initial 'teething problems'
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Pakistan PM Imran Khan defends decision to tweak cricketing structure in country, confident of its success after initial 'teething problems'

The Pakistan Prime Minister said he wants to see Pakistan cricket belong where it should belong once its talent is properly groomed and there is a system to ensure only quality players come forward.

Zak Crawley shines, James Anderson reaches milestone as England seal series against Pakistan despite drawn third Test
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Zak Crawley shines, James Anderson reaches milestone as England seal series against Pakistan despite drawn third Test

Check out photos from the third England-Pakistan Test in Southampton as the hosts sealed a 1-0 series win.