Pakistan vs South Africa first test review

Pakistan ended day three firmly in control in the first test against South Africa, after a very good day with bat and ball. Hosts Pakistan who had lost eight wickets when day two ended, quickly lost their ninth wicket as Hassan Ali was bowled by Kagiso Rabida, who got his 200th test wicket in theContinue reading “Pakistan vs South Africa first test review”

Sri Lanka vs England; tourists edge out day two

England, thanks to James Anderson’s superb bowling figures of 6-40 helped the tourists keep in touch with their hosts on the second day of the second and final test against Sri Lanka. Anderson, who was rested for the first test win in Galle, rolled backed the years with a superb spell of bowling. Anderson, theContinue reading “Sri Lanka vs England; tourists edge out day two”

Sri Lanka vs England 2nd test

All-rounder Angelo Matthew‘s patient century, helped hosts Sri Lanka to just about dominate day one of the 2nd test in Galle. The hosts got their innings of to the worst start after after falling to 7-2. James Anderson claimed two early wickets, and picked up another to leave the Asian side reeling at 76-3. InContinue reading “Sri Lanka vs England 2nd test”

India secure battling draw in third test against Australia

India managed to survive the last day and secure a thrilling draw in their third test against Australia in Sydney. The tourists India battled against the odds and were indebted to Rishabh Pant (97) and Chasteshwar Pujara (77) for helping them have an improved showing with the bat. When both men fell in quick succession,Continue reading “India secure battling draw in third test against Australia”

Australia vs India; third test preview

After battling back, to win the second test, India have had to make some enforced changes coming into this one. Natarajan, who impressed for Sunrisers Hyderabad in this years IPL, comes in for the injured Umesh Yadav, who injured his calf during the second test victory. The build-up to this test has been marred byContinue reading “Australia vs India; third test preview”

Opinion, why five batters are better than six

Hello and good afternoon, my name is Ayyaz Malik, sportswriter and sports broadcaster for six years now. Through my blog, I hope you the reader, have been able to digest and feast your self on some very good reading. Some of the pieces I have written of late have been designed to provoke some thoughtsContinue reading “Opinion, why five batters are better than six”

New Zealand over come Pakistan in thriller

In what turned out to be a great advertisement for test Cricket, New Zealand over came tourists Pakistan with a thrilling 101 run win in the first test, of their two game test series. The win, which sees The Kiwis top the test rankings for the first time in their history, was achieved off theContinue reading “New Zealand over come Pakistan in thriller”