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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Saeed Ajmal Promoting his name in ODI

Saeed Ajmal Promoting his name in ODI

Saeed Ajmal has become No. 1 Bowler in ICC ODI Rankings. That's second time in a year that he has been on top of the ODI Bowling Rankings. Saeed Ajmal will remain No.1 throughout the remaining year now as no ODI Series is going to end before start of January.

Saeed Ajmal now Number 1 in ODI, Number 2 in Twennty20 and Number 3 in Tests Rankings. Thats Pehla in ODI, Doosra in T20 and Teesra in Tests.

Pakistan v Australia, 1st T20, Dubai

Pakistan v Australia, 1st T20, Dubai

Sohail Tanvir in his delivery stride, Pakistan v Australia, 1st T20I, Dubai, September 5, 2012

Pakistan cruise to seven-wicket win

Australia 89 (19.3/20 overs)
Pakistan 90/3 (14.5/20 overs)


Australia slumped to their lowest total in a completed T20 innings since 2005 as Pakistan put in an outstanding all-round effort with the ball and in the field. The Australians were bowled out for 89 in the 20th over, their second-lowest T20 total of all time and their lowest since they were skittled for 79 by England in Southampton seven years ago, in what was the second T20 international ever played.
Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Hafeez and the debutant Raza Hasan each picked up two wickets and the regular breakthroughs, combined with the large boundaries, starved Australia of runs. It was the first Australia failed to hit a six in a T20 match since another game against Pakistan in Dubai, back in May 2009, and they managed only three fours, all of which came from the openers Shane Watson and David Warner.
Pakistan picked up early wickets and applied pressure throughout the innings, holding their catches and rotating the bowlers to deprive the batsmen of the chance to settle. The Australians had entered the game with a long batting line-up but it did little for their chances in the match as only three men reached double figures.
Warner top scored with 22 from 25 balls, an innings that at the time looked scratchy but was solid when compared with the rest of the performances. Warner was the third man to fall when he pushed a catch back to the bowler Hafeez, after the innings had started shakily when Watson was trapped in front by Umar Gul for 8.
Promoted to No.3, Michael Hussey chipped a catch to cover when he failed to pick Sohail Tanvir's slower ball. Warner and George Bailey provided a slight recovery with a 33-run stand before Warner went, and that was followed soon after by Hasan's first international wicket, which came when David Hussey failed to clear the man at long on.
Bailey fell for 14 when he top edged a sweep off Hafeez and was caught at deep backward square leg, and it was up to Cameron White and Matthew Wade to attempt a recovery. But Pakistan's spinners were too good for White and Wade, Ajmal's variations especially deceptive, although it was Hasan who broke the partnership when Wade holed out to deep midwicket for 6 from 13 balls.
Glenn Maxwell, who came in at No.8, was caught at deep square leg off Ajmal for 4 and next ball White failed to read Ajmal and was bowled for 15 off 22 balls. Xavier Doherty survived the hat trick ball but that was about all the Australians had to celebrate, as Tanvir finished off the tail to end up with 3 for 13.

6 september Defence Day Of Pakistan ( Yaom E Difa)

6 september Defence Day Of Pakistan
6 september Defence Day Of Pakistan

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Australia squad celebrates after winning the ODI series against Pakistan 2-1

Kumar Sangakkara and Muttiah Muralidaran

Pakistan v Australia, 3rd ODI, Sharjah

Pakistan v Australia, 3rd ODI, Sharjah

Nerveless Maxwell takes Australia home

Australia 250 for 7 (Hussey 65, Maxwell 56*, Ajmal 3-37) beat Pakistan 244 for 7 (Hafeez 78, Jamshed 48, Starc 4-51) by three wickets
Hafeez and Jamshed added 129 for the first wicket, Pakistan v Australia, 3rd ODI, Sharjah, September 3, 2012
Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed added 129 at the top.

A little calmer when it mattered most, Australia completed a victory more testing than the scoreboard ultimately showed to defeat Pakistan in Sharjah and claim the overnight ODI series 2-1. It was a result achieved as much by perspiration as inspiration, Michael Hussey and the nerveless tyro Glenn Maxwell forming the critical union to rescue their team from the uncertainty of 159 for 5 when Matthew Wade fell to Abdur Rehman.
Michael Hussey could so easily have been out lbw to Saeed Ajmal before he had scored, amid a mesmerising spell in which the offspinner claimed what appeared a pivotal 3 for 11. But Misbah-ul-Haq made a pair of judgements that were to prove too timid - failing to refer the umpire Billy Bowden's decision, and then taking Ajmal off after five overs when another wicket or two might have sealed Australia's fate.
Pakistan's hesitation could perhaps be attributed to the weight of history, having not defeated Australia in an ODI series since 2002. There was to be little such trepidation about the way Michael Hussey and Maxwell closed in on the target, which had been reined in to manageable proportions by Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc after Pakistan's openers made their team's best start against Australia since 1985.
Mohammad Hafeez's stand of 129 with Nasir Jamshed should have allowed Pakistan to soar well past 250, but Australia's bowlers stuck admirably to their task to limit the rest. It was Johnson who started the salvage operation, claiming two wickets while keeping his economy-rate down, and thus allowing Starc to strike four times to continue his decent form.
As had been flagged as a possibility by the assistant coach Steve Rixon earlier in the series, Wade's exertions during 50 overs in the field were deemed too much for him to back up immediately as an opener.
His replacement at the top of the order was unexpected - David Hussey opening for the first time in his ODI career - but provided a useful left-right contrast with David Warner in a stand that showed plenty of brio if not total safety.
Warner and David Hussey both smote huge sixes, causing the umpires to twice call for a replacement ball, and denting the previously tidy series figures of Hafeez. Rehman hurried a Warner pull shot and claimed his wicket to break the partnership at 44, but Michael Clarke was typically fluent and with David Hussey he kept Australia ahead of the asking-rate.
However Ajmal's introduction brought a marked change to proceedings, as he found spin despite the moist night air and yet again confused the Australians with his variations. Clarke had struck one significant blow in drawing blood from the left hand of Shahid Afridi with a fierce drive, but he advanced too early to Ajmal and was well stumped down the leg side by Kamran Akmal.
Michael Hussey seemed palpably lbw, but Pakistan chose conservatively not to refer Billy Bowden's not-out verdict. David Hussey perished in pursuit of another six, and George Bailey gloved an attempted paddle-sweep. Ajmal's spin had turned the innings, but he was then withdrawn to allow Wade and Michael Hussey some desperately needed breathing room.
They steadied things until Wade's exit, bowled between bat and pad, whereupon Maxwell made another free-spirited contribution to a series in which his batting comfortably outshone his bowling as he ransacked Afridi for 16 runs in the 43rd over. Michael Hussey was out to a tired slog and Dan Christian did not endure, but Maxwell kept his cool and his timing to guide the weary Australians home.
They had been grateful to win the toss and avoid the worst excesses of the evening moisture. Bolstered by happy memories of game one when they had topped and tailed the Pakistan innings, Pattinson and Starc took the new ball with some intent. Starc looked initially short of rhythm and comfort having shrugged off a side/chest complaint to take part, but Australia's opening duo made Jamshed and Hafeez work hard to survive the early overs.
Both batsmen top-edged attempted hook shots and were fortunate to see their respective strokes fall safely. Nonetheless, the shots signalled their ambition, even as a sluggish pitch, slow outfield and tidy Australian fielding made scoring difficult.
Gradually, Hafeez and Jamshed wrested the initiative, seeing off a useful spell by Johnson and profiting more from the others. The allrounder Christian shelled a difficult return catch when Hafeez was on 26, but it was the only hint of a chance offered by the openers as they strode to Pakistan's first century opening stand against Australia in ODIs since 1985.
Jamshed's innings was a worthy follow-up to his match-shaping innings in Abu Dhabi, while Hafeez was finally showing the Australians the worth of his batting after some years of underachievement. The six off Pattinson was a particularly compelling reminder.
Australia were so desperate for a wicket that Clarke sacrificed his one referral to a speculative appeal for a leg-side catch off Jamshed. The stratagem was indirectly helpful in securing the breakthrough, distracting Jamshed enough for Johnson to have him touching a bouncer behind in the same over.
Afridi was promoted in the order to make a flash-in-the-pan seven, and Hafeez's innings was ended when Clarke struck him in front while attempting to sweep. Asad Shafiq, Misbah-ul-Haq and Azhar Ali did not go beyond their starts, keeping the target within Australia's reach.

Vivian Richards


Sunday, 2 September 2012

pakistan and australia series 2012 schedule

                         News for pakistan and australia series 2012 schedule

Pakistan vs Australia 2012 will begin on Saturday, August 25, 2012 in UAE as per cricket schedule announced. Australia in UAE 2012 is an international bilateral series to be organized by UAE. Pakistan vs Australia 2012 will consist of 3 ODI and 3 Twenty20 match to be hosted by UAE in Aug-Sep 2012. 

The Pakistan vs Australia 2012 bilateral series is a part of Future Cricket Tour Programs (FTP) prepared by International Cricket Council (ICC). UAE will host the Pakistan vs Australia 2012 bilateral series, beginning on August 25, 2012. In Pakistan vs Australia 2012 bilateral series, first ODI match would be between Afghanistan - Australia on Aug 25, 2012 at 18:00 local time to be played at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah. 

Pakistan vs Australia 2012 Schedule is available with full fixtures and time table for Australia in UAE 2012. Pakistan vs Australia 2012 is available in PDF Format for download. Australia in UAE 2012 is also available in Excel (CSV) format. You must open this file in excel only


Date and TimeMatch Details and Series
Sat Aug 25

18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
1st ODI - Afghanistan vs Australia
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Tue Aug 28

18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
1st ODI - Pakistan vs Australia
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Fri Aug 31

18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
2nd ODI - Pakistan vs Australia
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Mon Sep 3

18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
3rd ODI - Pakistan vs Australia
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Wed Sep 5

20:00 local | 16:00 GMT
1st T20 - Pakistan vs Australia
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Fri Sep 7

20:00 local | 16:00 GMT
2nd T20 - Pakistan vs Australia
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Mon Sep 10

20:00 local | 16:00 GMT
3rd T20 - Pakistan vs Australia
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd ODI, Abu Dhabi highlights

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd ODI, Abu Dhabi

Jamshed and Ajmal help Pakistan level series

Pakistan 249 for 3 (Jamshed 97, Azhar 59*) beat Australia 248 for 9 (M Hussey 61, Ajmal 4-32, Junaid 3-52) by 7 wickets
Nasir Jamshed drives one through the off side, Pakistan v Australia, 2nd ODI, Abu Dhabi, August 31, 2012
Nasir Jamshed gave Pakistan an outstanding start to their chase with his 97 Runs

Nasir Jamshed batted across two months to deliver Pakistan a series-levelling victory in Abu Dhabi, where the extreme humidity left Australia's players dripping, and in some cases dropping, by the time the match finally finished at 2.27am local time. Despite being confounded by Saeed Ajmal again, Australia's batsmen posted a reasonable total of 248 for 9, but Jamshed and Azhar Ali helped Pakistan secure a seven-wicket win that meant the series would be decided in the final match.
Jamshed fell just short of a century, lobbing a catch to mid-off when he had 97 and Pakistan needed a further 82 runs, but Azhar and the captain Misbah-ul-Haq ensured Jamshed's fine work was not wasted. Facing Mitchell Johnson after 2am should be a daunting prospect but the humidity appeared to sap Australia's bowlers of all their energy - at one point Mitchell Starc hunched over and left the field exhausted during his over - and Azhar and Misbah were able to cruise to the target with 38 balls to spare.
Azhar finished unbeaten on 59 and Misbah on 35 and for them as well as the Australians, this match, which started at 6pm on August 31 and ended well into September 1, was a feat of endurance. The outfield was so dewy that the Australians all carried large towels in the back of their trousers as if they were off to a sauna, but in fact they were already in one. The bowlers struggled to grip the wet balls and Michael Clarke was left wondering why on earth he chose to bat first.
But none of that can take away from the performance of Jamshed, who batted in a helmet for 98 balls in those same conditions, and scored at a run a ball. Jamshed found runs all around the ground, forcing off the back foot through the off side, finding the gaps through - or over - the leg-side fieldsman, and later in his innings he sought to drive in the air down the ground.
His half-century came up off 59 balls and with solid support first from Mohammad Hafeez and then from Azhar, it gave Pakistan precisely the start they needed. The Australians thought they had Jamshed in the second over of the innings when he was adjudged lbw to James Pattinson, but the batsman asked for a review and replays showed the ball had pitched outside leg stump.
The opening stand ended at 66 when Hafeez pulled a short ball from Daniel Christian straight to Michael Hussey at deep midwicket for 23. The shot was timed sweetly but didn't have the elevation Hafeez wanted, though a pair of similar pulls from Jamshed off Christian did have the height and cleared the boundary.
Eventually it was Johnson who got rid of Jamshed and Pattinson picked up a wicket when he bowled Asad Shafiq for 9, but Pakistan were never in serious danger after the strong start from the openers. At the halfway point of the match the target looked like it would be a real challenge, and the Australians had Michael Hussey to thank for getting them to 248 as Ajmal again caused problems throughout the top and middle order.
Pakistan did not help themselves in the field, dropping catches and missing run outs, and it could have been worse had the Australians capitalised more on the five free hits given up due to no-balls from Sohail Tanvir. It was left largely to Ajmal to keep Australia in check and he was not only dangerous but also economical, slowing the scoring rate towards the end after removing Hussey for 61 and the dangerous Glenn Maxwell for 28.
Ajmal finished with 4 for 32 after he picked up both Hussey and Maxwell in the same over, Hussey bowled attempting a tired slog and Maxwell advancing down the pitch, missing the doosra and finding himself stumped by a matter of metres. But Hussey and Maxwell had done their job, continuing the rebuild started by Hussey and George Bailey after the top order wobbled to 87 for 4.
Maxwell launched two consecutive sixes off Abdur Rehman, one a slog sweep and the other a drive over long-on, and that was followed by six more from the next delivery when Hussey pulled a short ball from Junaid Khan. As usual, Hussey was good at finding the gaps and rotating the strike, and he brought up his half-century from 59 balls.
Maxwell helped keep the scoreboard ticking over, although he should have been caught on 21 when he top-edged a slog sweep off an Ajmal doosra and was put down by Asad Shafiq running in from deep midwicket; the ball had sailed so high the batsmen were able to run two. Maxwell had come to the crease after Bailey departed for 39 from 46 balls when he pushed a catch back to the bowler Rehman.
But Bailey, through a calm 66-run stand with Hussey, had played a key role in Australia's recovery after the top order struggled against the spin of Ajmal and Hafeez. After the early loss of Matthew Wade, Michael Clarke and an unconvincing David Warner moved the score along to 74 for 1 before three quick wickets set back their progress.
Warner, who never looked comfortable and had taken 19 deliveries to get off the mark, was lbw playing back to Ajmal and looked almost relieved that his ordeal was over. Clarke followed soon after, lbw to Hafeez for 37 and David Hussey was lbw to Ajmal for a duck shortly afterwards.
It was a shaky period for the Australians, who had rebuilt after the early loss of Wade, who drove at a wide ball from Junaid and played on for 7, one ball after he was dropped by Umar Akmal at point. Junaid returned in the dying overs to pick up two late wickets and finished with 3 for 52, but this night belonged to Ajmal and Jamshed.