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  • Pakistan will bounce back at The Oval: Shaharyar

    LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan is hopeful of a comeback by the Pakistan team after going 2-1 down in the four-Test series...

    Talking to reporters at a book-launching ceremony, Shaharyar, who returned home from England on Monday after watching Pakistan’s matches and attending ICC meetings, said: “We have not yet lost the Test series and I hope Pakistan will win the last Test at the Oval to draw the...

  • Pakistan possess inspiring history in The Oval Test battles

    Pakistan couldn’t have hoped for a better venue than The Oval as they battle to level the four-match series, starting on Thursday in the 99th Test England will be staging at the famous ground in London...

    Traditionally regarded as the season-ending Test centre in almost every English summer, The Oval breathes cricketing history since the very first Test on England soil was played here in August 1880 when the hosts defeated Australia...

  • Oval Test: Younis, Shafiq's centuries steer Pakistan to 340-6

    LONDON: Asad Shafiq and Younis Khan struck centuries on Friday to carry Pakistan to 340-6 and a 12-run lead against England after the tourists dominated the second day of the fourth test...

    Shafiq, who got a pair in Pakistan's third-test loss, made 109 and Younis finally came good after struggling in the last three tests to hit an unbeaten 101...

  • Pakistan bounce back to beat England at Oval, level series 2-2

    LONDON: Yasir Shah took five wickets as Pakistan marked the country’s Independence Day with a 10-wicket win over England in the fourth Test at The Oval on Sunday...

    Victory saw Pakistan end the four-match series all square at 2-2 on an Oval ground where they won their first Test match in England back in 1954...

  • Misbah says Oval triumph inspired by Jinnah, Pakistan Movement

    LONDON: Pakistan's comeback to level the four-match Test series against England was inspired by the Pakistan Movement which led to the country's independence 69 years ago, said skipper Misbah-ul-Haq...

    Misbah's men marked the nation's Independence Day on Sunday with a 10-wicket victory over the Three Lions in the fourth Test at The Oval in south London that saw them end the series all square at 2-2...

  • ‘Pakistan-India series may be reduced to meaningless fixtures’

    ISLAMABAD: The much-blighted Pakistan-India series could be curtailed into a meaningless round of two ODIs and one T20 should the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) continue to offer a dead bat to its counterpart, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said on Tuesday...

    The fate of a planned series between Pakistan and India is expected to be decided during a visit to Islamabad by India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj,...

  • The Oval stages its 100th Test

    Today, with the third Test between England and South Africa commencing with the series level at 1-1, The Oval goes down in history as only the fourth venue to host hundred Test matches...

    The three other cricket grounds to share this distinction are Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Australia and, of course, Lord’s - the home of cricket...

  • Cook stands firm as England struggle in Oval’s 100th Test

    LONDON: Alastair Cook marked The Oval’s 100th Test match with a familiarly stubborn unbeaten half-century, standing firm as the home side battled to 149 for four against South Africa at tea on an absorbing first day of the third Test on Thursday...

    Former captain Cook battled patiently on to 72 after Vernon Philander, who had spent 50 minutes off the field with stomach trouble, had taken his second wicket of a rain-interrupted day,...

  • Rain holds up England in Oval Test

    LONDON: Toby Roland-Jones saw his dream debut continue as he completed a five-wicket haul to end South Africa’s belated resistance and ensure England maintained their domination of the third Test at The Oval on Saturday...

    Yet the home side’s push for victory to move them 2-1 ahead in the four-Test series was again threatened by the south London weather as rain in the afternoon brought a long stoppage with England 74-1 in their second...

  • Stokes to miss Oval Test as well

    BIRMINGHAM: England all-rounder Ben Stokes will miss the remainder of the ongoing Test series against Pakistan, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday...

    Stokes suffered a calf injury while bowling during England’s 330-run win in the second Test at Old Trafford, a win that saw them level the four-match series at 1-1...

  • England may attack with two spinners at Oval

    BIRMINGHAM: England are giving serious thought to playing two spinners in the fourth Test against Pakistan at The Oval by handing a home debut to leg-break bowler Adil Rashid...

    The hosts went 2-1 up with one to play in the series after coming from behind to win the third Test by 141 runs at Edgbaston on Sunday...

  • Rogers confirms retirement after Oval

    LONDON: Chris Rogers is retiring from international cricket after this week’s Ashes finale against Engl­and, the Australia opener announced on Tuesday...

    The 37-year-old joins his captain Michael Clarke in retiring from international career after the fifth Test...

  • England to field unchanged side at The Oval

    LONDON: England will field an unchanged team for the fourth Test against Pakistan at The Oval, captain Alastair Cook said Wednesday...

    The selectors thought about handing a home debut to leg-spinner Adil Rashid but have now stuck with the same XI that won the third Test by 141 runs at Edgbaston on Sunday...

  • Oval Test: Moeen's ton takes England to 328

    LONDON: Moeen Ali made a superb century to lift England to 328 all out after Pakistan had taken four early wickets on the first day of the final Test at The Oval on Thursday...

    The touring side reached three for one in reply at the close, leaving the match finely poised with England 2-1 up in the series...

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