Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Thu 23 Mar 2023 Kamran Akmal: Very important for India to accommodate Umran Malik in the playing XI Experienced Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Kamran Akmal reckons that India should find a way to accommodate tearaway fast bowler Umran Malik in their playing eleven. The 23-year-old Jammu and Kashmir pacer is part of the Indian team for the ongoing one-day series against New Zealand. However, he was not picked in the playing XI for the first two matches Tim Southee: Disappointing to walk away with a drawn series New Zealand captain Tim Southee has expressed disappointment at the two-match Test series against Pakistan ending in a draw. Bad light played a part in both Tests as the hosts escaped with a draw, leaving the Kiwis a bit frustrated. In the first Test, New Zealand needed 77 runs for victory with nine wickets in hand when the game was called off. In the second Test, the Kiwis were only one wicket away from victory, despite Sarfaraz Ahmed’s brilliant ton. However, Pakistan’s last-wicket pair of Naseem Shah and Abrar Ahmed hung on to secure a draw for the hosts. Sarfaraz Ahmed on playing first Test in four years: Heartbeat was very fast and it felt like my debut Pakistan overcame a poor start to end the opening day’s play of the first Test against New Zealand in Karachi in command. Batting first after winning the toss, they found themselves in big trouble at 48/3. Abdullah Shafique (7) and Shan Masood (3) were stumped, while Imam-ul-Haq gave his wicket away after reaching 24. Saud Shakeel also got a start before he outside-edged Tim Southee and was caught at gully T20 World Cup 2022: Curran, Stokes guide England to glory in final over Pakistan England beat Pakistan by five wickets in the T20 World Cup 2022 final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, November 13 to clinch the coveted trophy. Sam Curran (3/12) and Ben Stokes (52 not out of 49) made the chief contributions in England’s win at the MCG. With the triumph, the England Men’s team now hold both the 50-over and 20-over white-ball crowns. Repeated the words that Imran Khan said to us: Ramiz Raja on his message to Babar Azam ahead oiccf the T20 World Cup final Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has stated that he has tried to motivate the Pakistan cricket team ahead of their T20 World Cup 2022 final against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, November 13. Raja revealed that he tried to give the same message to the team that Imran Khan gave when the country won the 1992 World Cup at the same venue 30 years ago. T20 World Cup 2022, 1st semi-final: Clinical Pakistan hammer New Zealand by seven wickets Pakistan came up with a terrific all-round show to defeat New Zealand by seven wickets in the first semi-final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Wednesday, November 9. Batting first after winning the toss, the Kiwis put up 152/4 in their 20 overs. Pakistan chased down the target in 19.1 overs. It's sort of hard to know: Kane Williamson on playing semi-final against Pakistan at familiar SCG New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has stated that it is hard to know whether playing their third match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Wednesday, November 9, will be an advantage or a disadvantage. The Kiwis began their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign in Sydney with a terrific triumph over Australia by 89 runs. They posted 200 on the board and their bowlers then held the defending champions to 111 all out. T20 World Cup 2022, Match 41: Shaheen Afridi claims four as Pakistan beat Bangladesh to enter semis Left-arm seamer Shaheen Afridi claimed four wickets for 22 runs, his career-best T20I performance, as Pakistan beat Bangladesh by five wickets in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 match on Sunday, November 6 in Adelaide. The win saw them book a place in the semi-final from Group 2 after South Africa were knocked out following their 13-run loss to Netherlands. India also progressed by virtue of the Proteas failing to finish in the top two.