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The Willow Talk by AK: December 18, 2005

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Inzamam and Shoaib to rest

A certain ex-player with close ties to the team has indicated Pakistan will be resting Shoaib Akhter, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohd Sami ahead of the final game in Rawalpindi. Pakistan has already wrapped up the series two days ago at the same venue by toppling the visitors by 13 runs.

Pakistan clinch another series victory

On the back of some fine bowling by Rana Naved, Shahid Afridi and Arshad Khan, Pakistan were able to beat England by 13 runs in a nail-biting finish in Rawalpindi. More to follow...

Monday, December 19, 2005

Pakistan on verge of series win

Pakistan is about to claim a series victory in the 4th ODI in Rawalpindi. Some noticeable performances from Pakistan's side:

Inzamam - another fighting knock as he scored 81*
Afridi - another Boom Boom innings by the Pathan with 34 of 32 deliveries
Rana - 2 quick top-order wickets put England on the back-foot
Arshad the SuperSub - picking up the all-important wicket of Trescothick and was almost unplayable so far with only 16 runs off his 9 overs
Afridi again - picking up 3 middle order wickets to set up a probable Pak victory

More to follow....

(c) Adeel Khan

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Brilliant Inzamam passes 11,000 runs in 2nd ODI

Pakistani skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq had another feather in his cap during the 2nd ODI in Lahore. In the match, he passed 11,000 runs in ODI cricket and thus became only the second player, behind Sachin Tendulkar, to have ever achieved the feat. The following are the brief stats of his glittering one-day career.

Innings: 325
Runs: 11, 060
Centuries: 10
Half-centuries: 81
Average: 39.92