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SA vs Pak, 3rd ODI, 2021 – Misbah-ul-Haq

Pakistan vs South Africa - Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq 'prepared to drop spinners' if Pindi pitch unsuitable

News The head coach is confident after Pakistan’s fighting effort in the second ODI even though they lost the match Pakistan’s fighting performance in the second ODI, even though they lost the match, has given head coach Misbah-ul-Haq the confidence that his team can win the three-match series. If Pakistan manage to do so, Misbah feels, that will be a …

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Recent Match Report – Pakistan vs South Africa 3rd ODI 2021

Recent Match Report - Pakistan vs South Africa 3rd ODI 2021

Report Kyle Verreynne and Andile Phehlukwayo almost pulled off a coup, but South Africa eventually fell short Pakistan 320 for 7 (Fakhar 101, Maharaj 3-45) beat South Africa 292 (Malan 70, Nawaz 3-34) by 28 runs Pakistan have become the second team after Australia to win two bilateral ODI series in South Africa after successfully defending 321 in the decider …

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Match Preview – Pakistan vs South Africa, Pakistan tour of South Africa 2021, 2nd T20I

Match Preview - South Africa vs Pakistan, Pakistan tour of South Africa 2021, 2nd T20I

Preview The visiting side won the first T20I despite not being at their best, which will give them added confidence Big picture It’s difficult to establish whether the nail-biting nature of the first T20I was about as good as this hollowed South African unit can produce, or the harbinger of a tremendously competitive T20I series. South Africa would brush off …

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Recent Match Report – South Africa vs Pakistan 4th T20I 2021

Recent Match Report - South Africa vs Pakistan 4th T20I 2021

Report Both teams suffered collapses, but South Africa’s 145 target proved insufficient in fourth T20I Pakistan 149 for 7 (Zaman 60, Nawaz 25*, Magala 2-33) beat South Africa (van der Dussen 52, Ashraf 3-17, Ali 3-40) 144 by three wickets Pakistan have pulled off back-to-back T20I series wins over South Africa, albeit not a team with their first-choice personnel at …

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SA vs Pak 3rd T20I – Heinrich Klaasen

SA vs Pak 3rd T20I - Heinrich Klaasen

News In excellent conditions for batting, South Africa’s captain felt his team had finished “about 10 runs short” He may not have wanted it but Heinrich Klaasen can recognise he had a front-row seat to one of the smoothest T20I innings the game has seen, as Babar Azam notched up his first century in the format, and added 197 for …

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On the ICC’s table – Future of ODIs, more teams in WTC, the extra ICC event

'Need written assurances from India' for T20 World Cup visas

News Another issue will be the new T20 leagues eating into the international calendar Chief executives of cricket boards will start hammering out on Thursday what cricket’s next eight-year calendar will look like. CEC (the ICC’s chief executives’ committee) meetings on the 2023-31 cycle have so far been exploratory in nature, in trying to suss out member views on various …

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South Africa vs Pakistan – T20Is

South Africa vs Pakistan - T20Is

News Legspinner Zahid Mahmood has replaced the injured Shadab Khan Pakistan have made a late call to include Fakhar Zaman in their squad for the T20I series against South Africa and Zimbabwe. He was earlier overlooked for the format and was meant to return back home following the ODIs, but having struck back-to-back centuries, the opener appears to have made …

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SA vs Pak 2nd T20I

SA vs Pak 2nd T20I

News Sisanda Magala bounces back well as depleted hosts put “cowboy cricket” behind them Amidst the current panic about over rates and T20 matches extending beyond four hours, the second T20I between South Africa and Pakistan was over well within three. And yet, despite it’s brevity, it’s difficult to imagine George Linde will play another international match that provides as …

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