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England wrap up brilliant victory against Pakistan

Monty Panesar bowled with great confidence for EnglandMonty Panesar and Steve Harmison were England's heroes as the hosts thrashed Pakistan by an innings and 120 runs in the second Test at Old Trafford. Panesar took 5-72 and Harmison 5-57 to bowl Pakistan out for 222 on day three. Left-arm spinner Panesar bowled particularly well either side of lunch to remove a stack of top batsmen including Younis Khan for 62. [more]

Jayawardene savours new record

Sri Lanka's key pair took the score from 14-2 to 638-3Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene was in jubilant mood after eclipsing the world Test partnership record with his pal Kumar Sangakkara in Colombo. "It was a fantastic feeling," he said of the phenomenal third-wicket stand of 624 against South Africa, spanning five sessions, 663 minutes and 950 balls. "Kumar and I are very good friends on and off the field and I am privileged to be involved in this with him." [more]

Strauss praises Harmison display
Surprisingly, Harmison's 11-76 was his first 10 wicket haul in TestsEngland skipper Andrew Strauss was delighted to see Steve Harmison return to top form after his match-winning display in the second Test. Fast-bowler Harmison took 11-76 to become the first man to take 10 wickets in an Old Trafford Test since Jim Laker against Australia 50 years ago. "The wicket suited our bowlers better and Steve Harmison was the difference between the two sides," said Strauss. [more]
Matsikenyeri takes Zimbabwe to victory
Flintoff still on course for first Ashes test
West Indies confident of successful World Cup
Strauss calls on England to show self-belief
Who needs Harmison when a slab of marble will do?
England release Dalrymple from test squad
Vaas ruled out of first test with hamstring injury
England must show self-belief and hunger says Strauss
Australia want to beat full-strength England: Ponting
Australia's McGrath takes steps toward return
India to recover one-day form, forecasts Harbhajan
India to host Afro-Asia Cup
We're the underdogs, claims new South Africa skipper
Inzamam salutes battling Pakistan
Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib could return for third test
Bangladesh call up spinner Razzak for Africa tour
Sri Lanka name 20-man pool with World Cup in view
Isolated India ready for first Twenty20 World Cup
Shoaib links up with county side
Pakistan's successful run in England
Prince to captain South Africa
Bangladesh to play Kenya in August, not July
Pietersen aspires to be world number one
Kaneria prepares to assume mantle of striker

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  England v Pakistann
1st Test Match
Jul 13-17, 2006 (Lord's)
Match drawn
England 528/9d and 296/8d; Pakistan 445 and 214/4
 England v Pakistann

3rd Test Matchch
Nov 29-Dec 03
Pakistan won by an innings and 100 runs
 Australia v New Zealand

1st ODI Match
Dec 03333
Australia won by 147 runs

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 Current Series - 2006-07

Tri Series in Sri Lanka
Australia in South Africa
Sri Lanka in Bangladesh
England in India
West Indies in New Zealand
 Quote of the day of the dayay

It's a great feeling to do things that no-one has done: Kumar Sangakkara

 Today's Trivia

Mahela Jayawardene passed Sanath Jayasuriya's 340 to record the highest score by a Sri Lankan batsman

A week is a long time in Chinese game




India's Pathan keen to rediscover top form



Monty wins over the man on the street if not his coach



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The decision not to recall Steve Harmison at the first opportunity says as much about England's confidence in beating Sri Lanka without him as it does the importance of not rushing him back too quickly.  


Simon Mann's Comment:
The unsavoury scenes that followed the abandonment of the fifth one-day international may threaten Guwahati's future as an international venue.  

England players Jones and Harmison celebrate after dismissing Pakistan's Razzaq to clinch victory on the third day of their second test cricket match in Manchester

Game set for a big year in Canada
Cricket, once as Canadian as maple syrup, is making an overdue comeback. "Cricket was the national game of Canada in the past and I predict that it will be again," said the Canadian Cricket Association's (CCA) first vice-president Howard Petrook... [

Laker bowling feat defied logic and probability...Once in a generation sport throws up an oddity defying logic and the laws of probability, [more]

As a batsman, Youhana is still the same Yousuf!                                                             So the Lord’s Test was drawn and Pakistan had Mohammad Yousuf’s batting to thank for that. Without his wonderful double century in the first innings, they would probably have had to follow on and then might have lost the match.  ...[more]                                     

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