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Zaheer Abbas

  • Real test for India is now

    Looking back at Pakistan’s 50-day tour of India, one is certainly forced to admit that the hosts came out on top in virtually every department.

    Friday, 14 December 2007 - 4:30am
  • Providential escape for Pak

    Though you can never say anything for sure in cricket, being the strange game that it is, India should have won this Test hands down.

    Thursday, 13 December 2007 - 3:00am
  • Unorthodoxy is Misbah’s strength

    In fact, everywhere I have gone people have been asking me about him, as well as his sudden ‘emergence’ from nowhere.

    Wednesday, 12 December 2007 - 3:42am
  • It’s Test cricket that suffers most on such tracks

    Given the size of India’s first innings total, it will be a creditable result for Pakistan and they have batted well in this match so far.

    Tuesday, 11 December 2007 - 3:28am
  • Pakistan are in real trouble now

    When teams - especially one with a proud history like Pakistan - are reduced to such circumstances as the present one, one cannot help but feel a bitter pang of sorrow.

    Monday, 10 December 2007 - 3:07am
  • I am astonished at India’s bench strength

    In all, Shoaib Akhtar managed to bowl only 10 overs and to make matters worse for his captain, had to go to hospital midway through the first day’s play.

    Sunday, 9 December 2007 - 3:30am
  • The contest is wide open

    The Bangalore Test promises to be one the most open contests in an India-Pakistan series in a very long time.In fact, the two teams are grappling with the same issues, call them problems if you like.

    Saturday, 8 December 2007 - 3:59am
  • Outcome will now boost Pakistan’s confidence

    Pakistan were on the back foot for the first three days of the Test match, but the manner in which they came back into the game is commendable.

    Wednesday, 5 December 2007 - 3:23am
  • Kamran, Misbah show heart

    All credit to Kamran Akmal and Misbah-ul-Haq for their splendid fightback on the third day of the Kolkata Test. It was a good innings from Akmal in particular.

    Monday, 3 December 2007 - 3:56am
  • Pak were without intent or purpose

    Throughout the day’s play as India were batting at Kolkata, it looked as though the Pakistan team were on the field with little or no purpose today.

    Sunday, 2 December 2007 - 3:35am