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EurAsia Cricket Series
Pakistan A loses to India A
April 28, 2006India A outplayed Pakistan A in all departments of the game for a convincing 34-run win in the EurAsia Cricket Series limited overs cricket tournament. The win saw India top Group A after the first phase of the league stage...
Eurasia Cup, Abu Dhabi: India A 269-6 (50 overs) beat Pakistan A 235 all out (49.1 overs) by 34 runs
Pakistan A beat Holland by 123 runs
April 26, 2006Bazid Khan hit a stroke-filled half century as Pakistan 'A' sailed to a convincing 123-run win over Holland in the BSNL EurAsia Cup cricket tournament at Abu dhabi...
Eurasia Cup, Abu Dhabi: Pakistan 306-4 (50 overs) beat Holland 183-8 (50 overs) by 123 runs
India Pakistan Veterans Cricket Series 2006
Pak seniors beat India
April 26, 2006Mansoor Akhtar stroked a stylish unbeaten 84 to steer Pakistan seniors to a seven-wicket victory over their Indian counterparts in the second one-dayer of the four-match series at Sialkot on Tuesday.
The home team achieved the target of 252 with seven overs to spare. With the win Pakistan levelled the series after India won the first match on Sunday by three wickets. Scores: Pakistan 252/3 in 43 ovs (Mansoor Akhtar 84 ..) beat India 251/9 in 50 ovs (Manoj Prabhakar 82, Amarjet Singh 65) by 7 wkts. Series 1-1
Azharuddin hits 82 as Indian seniors rout Pak
April 23, 2006A strokeful 82 by Mohammad Azharuddin guided India Seniors to a 3-wicket victory over Pakistan Seniors in the first one-dayer of the 4-match veterans' cricket series in Karachi.
Showing exquisite wrist work and excellent stroke selection, Azharuddin belted 8 boundaries and a six in his 78-ball 82 as the tourists achieved the victory target of 254 with six balls to spare. Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar Khan also watched the match and presented the Man-of-the-Match award to Azharuddin. Scores: Pakistan Seniors 253-6 in 39 overs (Azam Khan 71, Aamir Sohail 64) lost to India Seniors 256-7 in 39 overs (Azharuddin 82, Amarjeet Singh 42, Ijaz Fakih 3-41) by 3 wickets. India leads 1-0
DLF Cup, Abudhabi
India wins by 51 runs, squares ODI series 1-1
April 19, 2006Virender Sehwag returned to form with 72 and Rahul Dravid hit 92 as India posted a competitive 269-5 before Pathan and Powar took 3 wickets each to bundle Pakistan out for 218 in 45.2 overs
Inzamam top scored with 79 for Pakistan. Earlier India made one change, bringing opener Virender Sehwag in for Robin Uthappa.
One-day international, Abu Dhabi: India 269-5 (50 overs) beat Pakistan 218-10 (45.2 overs) by 51 runs
Pakistan defeats India by six wickets; 1-0 up
April 18, 2006Pakistan have defeated India by six wickets in the first one-day international of the DLF Friendship Cup in Abu Dhabi.
Chasing 198 for victory, Pakistan reached the target in just 48.3 overs. Younis Khan cracked a brilliant 71 off 94 balls and was declared the man of the match. Kamran Akmal contributed with a well-made 24.
Earlier, India were bowled out for 197 in the allotted 50 overs. The pair of Suresh Raina and Rao steadied the innings by putting on 64 for the fifth wicket after the team suffered initial setbacks. Malik was the most impressive among the bowlers, taking 3 for 40.
One-day international, Abu Dhabi: Pakistan 201-4 (48.3 overs) beat India 197 (50 overs) by six wickets
Pakistan face India at Abudhabi
April 18, 2006Pakistan are hoping to end India's run of form when the arch-rivals clash in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday and Wednesday.
India have won nine of their last 11 one-day matches, including a 4-1 series victory in Pakistan.
The 16,000-capacity Zayad Cricket Stadium is the second venue after Sharjah to host cricket internationals in the United Arab Emirates.
Proceeds from Tuesday's match will be donated to survivors of the earthquake that rocked Kashmir last October, killing more than 74,000 people.
Pakistan have also won four of their last five one-day series under Inzamam-ul Haq, with their only defeat at home to India in February.
Youngsters Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Dhoni and Suresh Raina starred in their 5-1 series win over England, which finished on Saturday. India (from): Rahul Dravid (Captain), Robin Uthappa, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ramesh Powar, Ajit Agarkar, Munaf Patel, Venugopal Rao, Sri Sreesanth, Rudra Pratap Singh.
Pakistan (from): Inzamam-ul-Haq (Captain), Imran Farhat, Shoaib Malik, Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Kamran Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Danish Kaneria, Abdul Razzaq, Mohammad Asif, Rao Iftikhar, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Faisal Iqbal, Abdul Rehman.
Afridi announces retirement from Test cricket
April 12, 2006Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has decided to stop playing Test cricket until after next year's World Cup in the West Indies.
Talking to a local television on Wednesday, Afridi spotted his decision of retirement, firm and sound and justified it on the ground that it would help him play better one-day international cricket, particularly during Cricket World Cup 2007.
The 26-year-old, who has played 24 Tests, said the busy international calendar had contributed to his decision.
Afridi, who is known for his flamboyant hitting and leg spin bowling, played in the first Test against Sri Lanka last month.
He has made 4,824 runs and taken 184 wickets in 222 one-day appearances.
Afridi holds the record for the fastest century in one-day internationals which he made off just 37 balls against Sri Lanka at Nairobi in 1996.
Pakistan name squad to face India
April 7, 2006Pakistan have included uncapped spin bowler Abdul Rahman in a 14-man squad for two one-day matches against India in Abu Dhabi later this month.
But there is no place for opening batsman Salman Butt following a run of low scores. The games on 18-19 April are the first in a plan to take cricket to countries with large expatriate populations.
And money from the first will be donated to the Kashmir earthquake relief appeal fund. The matches will also give Inzamam-ul-Haq's side a chance to gain a measure of revenge after losing 4-1 to India in a home one-day series earlier this year.
The selectors have also named a strong Pakistan A squad, to be led by Hasan Raza, for the EuroAsia Trophy event, which will also be held in Abu Dhabi from 22 April to 5 May. They will take on India A, Sri Lanka A and the national teams from Ireland, The Netherlands and the UAE. Pakistan squad: Inzamam-ul-Haq (Captain), Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Imran Farhat, Faisal Iqbal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq, Mohammad Asif, Kamran Akmal, Rao Iftikhar, Rana Naved, Danish Kaneria, Abdul Rahman.
Pakistan A squad: Hasan Raza (Captain), Yasir Hameed, Taufeeq Umar, Mohammad Hafeez, Bazid Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Yousuf, Mansoor Amjad, Zulqarnain Haider (Wicket Keeper), Tahir Khan, Umar Gul, MOhammad Irshad, Yasir Arafat, Samiullah Niazi.
India to host Pakistan in 3 Tests and 7 ODIs
April 7, 2006India and Pakistan would play three Tests and seven one-day internationals each when they play each other in the next two series, a top PCB official said today.
Altaf was responding to a question on the increased number of matches while announcing the global rights winner for India's matches at neutral venues in the next five years.
India and Pakistan are to play two ODIs at Abu Dhabi on April 18 and 19.
Pakistan in Sri Lanka
Pakistan take series in Sri Lanka
April 5, 2006Vice-captain Younis Khan hit 12 fours in an unbeaten 73 as Pakistan completed an eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka on day three of the second Test at Kandy..
Pakistan spark Sri Lanka collapse
April 4, 2006Pace bowler Mohammad Asif claimed his second five-wicket haul of the game to revive Pakistan's hopes in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Kandy..
Azhar Mahmood | Ijaz Ahmed | Imran Khan | Inzamam-ul-Haq | Javed Miandad | Rameez Raja | Rashid Latif | Saeed Anwar | Saleem Malik | Saqlain Mushtaq | Shahid Afridi | Shoaib Akhtar | Waqar Younis | Wasim Akram | Younis Khan | Zaheer Abbas | Abdul Razzaq | Danish Kaneria | Kamran Akmal | Mohammad Sami | Mohammad Yousaf | Naved ul Hasan | Salman Butt | Shoaib Malik |Yasir Hameed
India triumphed on their historic 2004 tour to Pakistan, and Pakistan fought back valiantly to draw the 2005 series in India.
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