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Tornado Touchdown

Kamran Wasti I ate my words for lunch on Saturday. Many years ago, I slowly learned to appreciate good cricket. Of course while I would want Pakistan to win, learning to define

Pakistan break South Africa jinx

Jamal Ahmad Pak v SAF March 7th 2015   Sarfraz Ahmad’s all round game was the key difference as Pakistan humbled South Africa in a World Cup encounter for the first time.

On Trial in Eden

Kamran Wasti It is strange how Pakistan’s two wins against two of the weakest teams in the tournaments are triggering a change in expectations. In reality, they will only serve to camouflage

Pakistan register much needed win

Jamal Ahmad Pak v UAE March 4th 2015   Pakistan’s batting lineup finally got going in a match they had to win and win big. Misbah lost the toss yet again. He

Pakistan live to fight another day

Jamal Ahmad Pak v Zimbabwe – March 1st 2015 If anyone was under the impression that Pakistan would effortlessly turn things around against the modestly rated Zimbabweans, they were mistaken. Pakistani openers

The Zaheer Abbas Dossier – 5

Kamran Wasti When selecting Zaheer Abbas as the Number 3 batsman for the Cricinfo All-time Pakistan XI, the website quoted Qamar Ahmad: “Zaheer Abbas’ consistency both at first-class level and in Tests

The Zaheer Abbas Dossier – 4

Kamran Wasti The English Season 1982 Plays just six matches for Gloucestershire owing to Pakistan’s tour to England, scoring 667 runs at over 60, with twin hundreds against Lancashire. One-day form though

Not such a grassy wicket

David C. Furrows All sports evolve with time. That evolution may be due to advances in technology or fitness, or very occasionally due to changes in strategy and tactics. Skill levels rarely

The Zaheer Abbas Dossier – 3

Kamran Wasti The English Season 1979 Zaheer’s returns for the 1979 English Season are consistent if not spectacular – a total of 1304 runs at 46.57 from 17 games with 3 hundreds

Another Batting Debacle

Jamal Ahmad Pakistan has always been a more confident side when batting first and their solitary chance of victory in this World Cup seems to be to bat first and try to