Pakistan's second innings lies in tatters at 137 for 8. But in the larger frame, the tourists are still ahead in the match, after they contained the hosts to 219 in the first innings, thanks largely to Yasir Shah’s four wickets with a cumulative lead of 244 runs at the end of Day 3.
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020, that was postponed due to COVID-19, will now be held in Australia in 2022 while hosts India will go ahead with the 2021 edition as planned.
BCCI and ECB are in consultation with a view to confirming the 2021 schedules for an all-formats England men’s tour to India to run from late January to late March and for India’s Test tour to England due in the summer of 2021.
Sarfaraz Ahmed has been left out of the playing XI for the opening Test against England, but the former Pakistan skipper made his presence felt on the pitch by performing the 12th-man duties.
Ramiz Raja spoke of how Sunil Gavaskar was rated the best batsman by fierce rival Imran Khan.
England vs Pakistan (ENG vs PAK) 1st Test Highlights: Pakistan veered from being in a winning position to be rattled late on Day 3. At stumps, they were 137/8, with a lead of 244 runs.
According to a CPL media release, there were three players and one coach who have not been able to travel as a result of the stringent protocols to ensure the safety of the CPL cohort and the population of Trinidad & Tobago.
It was noticeably not the usual firebrand Archer though, and he conceded to bowling within himself, suggesting the wicket does not give sufficient reward for the fast bowlers.
Shan Masood (156 off 319) is epitome of grit as he blunts English attack before Pakistan bowlers strike.
Ben Stokes was out for his first duck at home in 50 innings. The man who got him out was the 30-year-old Mohammad Abbas, who could turn out to be the deadliest bowler in this Test series.
IPL petitioner Aditya Verma, who hails from Bihar, has written a letter to BCCI secretary Jay Shah alleging financial bungling of the Indian cricket board's funds to the tune of Rs 11 crore.
Shan Masood struck a stylish century as Pakistan capitalised on some poor England bowling.
Jemimah Rodrigues is the jolliest person off the pitch but becomes extremely serious just before she goes out to bat, according to her Indian teammates.
While the foreign players, led by Australian star player Alyssa Healy, questioned the timing of the exhibition games as it is clashing with the WBBL, the BCCI was also criticised for not going ahead with the women's tour of England in September.
Amit Mishra is hopeful of making a comeback into the Indian team.
On this day in 1997, Sri Lanka broke the record for the highest single innings score in the history of Test cricket.
Adelaide has emerged as a frontrunner to host the December 26-30 marquee fixture.
England vs Pakistan (ENG vs PAK) 1st Test Day 2 Highlights: England are 92/4, trailing Pakistan by 234 runs at the end of Day 2. Ollie Pope (46*) and Jos Buttler (15*) will resume the innings on Day 3.
England have avoided touring Pakistan since 2005-06 citing security concerns but of late the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has expressed hope of visiting the country in two years' time.
Shan Masood scored an unbeaten 46 on the rain-hit opening day of the first Test against England and featured in a steady partnership with Babar Azam (69 batting) before play was abandoned.
Ramiz Raja noted that Babar Azam was facing the ball with open shoulders which would prevent him from playing his drives.
Danish Kaneria stated that the day was historic for all the Hindus across the world as Lord Ram is our ideal.
The franchises made the demand in a joint letter to the PCB. The relations between them strained after PCB excluded three franchises -- Karachi, Lahore and Multan -- from the negotiating table for defaulting on payments.
On Day 1, Pakistan reinforced that they have come adequately prepared and that they would not be cowed down by England’s battery of bowlers. And for once, England’s four-pronged pace attack failed to take charge of the game.
Babar Azam's effortless 69 not out was easily the highlight of a first day comprising just 49 overs, with 11 boundaries in a stay of exactly 100 balls.