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Pakistan rallies to reach 104-4 in 1st test vs South Africa

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan rallied through Azhar Ali and Fawad Alam to reach 104-4 at lunch on day two of the first cricket test against South Africa on Wednesday. South Afric...

South Africa wins toss, elects to bat in 1st test v Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — South Africa captain Quinton de Kock won the toss and elected to bat Tuesday against Pakistan on a wicket devoid of grass in the first test. South Africa, pl...

Babar Azam hopes to counter tough Proteas in own conditions

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Babar Azam will make his test captaincy debut on Tuesday against a tough South Africa team that is touring Pakistan for the first time in more than 13 years. ...

Pakistan retains 6 rookies in squad of 17 for 1st test vs SA

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has retained six uncapped players in its squad of 17 for Tuesday’s first test against South Africa in Karachi. Three rookie batsmen — Kamran Ghulam, Abdulla...

Du Plessis says bubble life is not sustainable for players

ISLAMABAD (AP) — South African cricketer Faf du Plessis believes spending months in a bio-secure bubble could soon become a major challenge for players. “We understand that this is a...

Du Plessis preparing for unexpected test series in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Faf du Plessis was not expecting to play test cricket in Pakistan so soon despite two visits for limited-overs formats over the last four years. “That is one thing I...

South African cricketers pleased with security in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — South African cricketers have set aside pre-tour security concerns and want to focus on their first test series in Pakistan in 14 years. South Africa is the first of...

Pakistan names 9 uncapped players for tests vs South Africa

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has named nine uncapped players for the two-match home test series against South Africa that starts later this month. New chief selector Mohammad Wasim said...

After 7 months away from his family, Waqar is finally home

ISLAMABAD (AP) — After going seven months without seeing his family while living in a bio-secure bubble and travelling the world as Pakistan's bowling coach, Waqar Younis is finally getting to spend s...

Misbah says criticism of Pakistan valid after series defeat

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Coach Misbah-ul-Haq admits Pakistan deserve to be criticized after losing the test series to New Zealand 2-0. “The criticism is valid,” Misbah told the Pakistan Cric...

Mohammad Wasim appointed new head of Pakistan selectors

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan on Saturday appointed former test cricketer Mohammad Wasim as the chairman of its selection committee until the 2023 World Cup. The 43-year-old Wa...

Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir quits international cricket

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan officials confirmed fast bowler Mohammad Amir's engaging international cricket career ended on Thursday. Amir announced his decision to local Samaa TV, sayi...

Babar Azam ruled out of T20 series due to fractured thumb

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan sustained a major injury blow ahead of next week’s three-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand when its captain Babar Azam was ruled out because of a fractured ...

Masood glad Pakistan not in a bio-secure bubble in NZ

Pakistan batsman Shan Masood says knowing they had to isolate for only two weeks in New Zealand makes their ongoing cricket tour arrangements far more bearable than when they toured England. ...

South Africa to tour Pakistan for first time in 14 years

ISLAMABAD (AP) — South Africa will tour Pakistan for the first time in 14 years when it plays two ICC World Test Championship matches and a Twenty20 series there starting next month. ...