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A spectator waits for the conditions to improve © AFP Stumps Sri Lanka 282 for 6 (de Silva 87*, Dilruwan 6*, Afridi 2-58) v Pakistan A scintillating onslaught from the weather overnight proved yet again to be the definitive performance in the Rawalpindi Test, which did not see a single ball bowled on day four
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8:00 AM GMT Only 18.2 overs were possible on a dark, wet day two at Rawalpindi. During the 82 minutes of play – split across the morning and afternoon sessions – Dhanajaya de Silva moved to 72 not out, Sri Lanka added 61 to their day one score and lost just the wicket of Niroshan
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4:51 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Following the five-hour-long Pakistan Super League 2020 draft at Lahore’s National Cricket Academy, here’s what the six 18-man squads – including two supplementary players – look like. Quetta Gladiators Platinum: Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Jason Roy Diamond: Shane Watson (mentor), Ahmed Shehzad, Ben Cutting Gold: Umar Akmal (ambassador), Mohammad Hasnain,
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2:55 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Regret from an uncharacteristically careless early swipe in the first innings led Babar Azam to a second Test hundred, cementing his growing reputation among the world’s foremost all-format batsman. Azam’s hundred, alongside Mohammad Rizwan’s 95, provided some resistance on the fourth day at the Gabba, though ultimately not nearly enough
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9:43 AM GMT Pakistan captain Azhar Ali will consider changes to his batting line-up in addition to the likely recall of Mohammad Abbas after his side’s defeat to Australia in the first Test, in which the visitors offered up numerous promising phases but still left the Gabba bruised and smarting from an innings defeat. Haris
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10:18 AM GMT Mohammad Abbas is still Pakistan’s “main man” according to Waqar Younis and will be seriously considered for the second Test in Adelaide after the visitors turned in a listless bowling display in his absence at the Gabba, leaving them facing the likelihood of an innings defeat inside four days. The decision to
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4:45 PM GMT Subhan Ahmed, one of the PCB’s longest-serving officials, has decided to part ways with the board, after 25 years. Ahmed was currently the board’s chief operating officer but over the years has been a central figure in the administration in a number of roles – and until Wasim Khan’s arrival, he was
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