Pakistani Test team skipper Azhar Ali (centre) at a practice session ahead of the first Test match against Sri Lanka at the Pindi stadium in Rawalpindi on Monday. Associated Press
Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali said on Wednesday he wants the return of Test cricket to the country to be a memorable one as his team seeks victory over Sri Lanka in Karachi starting on Thursday.
Lanky paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi took a maiden five-wicket haul to lead Pakistan’s fightback after Sri Lanka gained a crucial lead in the second Test in Karachi on Friday.
Sri Lanka opener Oshada Fernando struck a maiden century to delay Pakistan’s victory quest after the home team’s top four all scored hundreds in the second Test in Karachi
"I do not understand what problem people have when I am giving my opinion on matters related to cricket. I have played for Pakistan for 15 years. I am not famous for just doing the YouTube thing. I was the fastest bowler in the world," he added.
Next year's Women's Cricket World Cup final will be played at Christchurch's Hagley Oval, it was announced on Thursday, underscoring the growth of the game over the past two decades.
Bangladesh's cricket team arrived in Pakistan late on Wednesday for a three-match Twenty20 series on a tour only finalised after wrangling over security concerns.