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Khawaja ton leads Australia to 251-3 in 2nd test vs Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Opening batter Usman Khawaja didn’t miss out on a second chance to score a century in the country of his birth and led Australia to 251-3 at stumps on the first day of the sec...

Leg-spinner Swepson to make debut for Australia in 2nd test

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Australia has given a test debut to leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson as another slow wicket looms for the tourists in the second test against Pakistan at Karachi. ...

Australians hope for better pitch for 2nd test in Karachi

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Australia hopes for a much improved pitch for the second test in Karachi this weekend after it could claim only four Pakistan wickets in the series-opening draw in Rawalpindi....

A step at a time in Australia's 1st Pakistan tour since 1998

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Sometimes, it just took David Warner to step in and get the crowd going as Australia’s first test match in Pakistan in 24 years crawled toward an inevitable draw on a lifel...

Imam hits successive centuries in drawn 1st test

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Opening batter Imam-ul-Haq hit a century in each innings for Pakistan as Australia could bag only four wickets on a docile pitch in the drawn first test on Tuesday. ...

Australia trails Pakistan by 27 runs in 1st cricket test

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Australia's batters flourished on a flat wicket Monday to cut Pakistan's lead to 27 runs as the first test heads toward a draw. Australia, playing its fir...

Khawaja misses ton as Australia cuts Pakistan lead to 205

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Usman Khawaja narrowly missed out on a century in the country of his birth as Australia's top batters made full use of a placid wicket to reach 271-2 on the third day of th...

Australia trails Pakistan by 471 runs after Azhar Ali's 185

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Azhar Ali hit his fourth test hundred against Australia as Pakistan piled on 476-4 before declaring its first innings on the second day of the first test on Saturday. ...

Cricketers remember Warne in Pakistan vs Australia test

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Australia and Pakistan cricketers wore black armbands and observed a minute of silence in memory of Shane Warne ahead of the start of the second day’s play in the first tes...

Imam leads Pakistan to 171-1 against Australia in 1st test

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Opening batter Imam-ul-Haq returned to test cricket after 27 months with a gritty 92 not out Friday and provided Pakistan with a solid start in its first home test against ...

Rain dampens preparations for 1st Pakistan-Australia test

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Injuries, positive COVID-19 cases and inclement weather have taken the lead on the eve of historic first test between Pakistan and Australia in Rawalpindi. ...

Lyon: Australia aiming for test series sweep in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Veteran off-spinner Nathan Lyon is aiming for a 3-0 sweep in Australia's first test series in Pakistan since 1998. “It’s going to be a big challenge, but I’m going i...

Smith OK after concussion, ready for test series in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Australia vice-captain Steve Smith says he has fully recovered from a concussion last month and is looking forward to their first test cricket series in Pakistan since 1998. ...

After 24 years, Australia's cricket team is back in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Australia arrived for its first tour to Pakistan in 24 years on Sunday with the visitors due to play three test matches, three one-day internationals and a one-off Twenty20 during the...

Pakistan pacer Hasnain suspended for illegal bowling action

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain has been suspended from bowling in international cricket for illegal bowling action, the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Friday. ...