Australia defeats Pakistan by 3 wickets in 3rd ODI series

VETERAN Mike Hussey and youngster Glenn Maxwell scored half-centuries to guide Australia to one-day series win over Pakistan in Sharjah.

Australia were struggling at 5-159 before Mike Hussey (65) and 23-year-old fourth-gamer Maxwell shared a 67-run partnership to put Australia back in the contest.

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Shahid Afridi pulls out of Pakistan series in Ireland

Former captain Shahid Afridi has withdrawn from Pakistan’s squad for two one-day internationals in Ireland because his father is ill.

A Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman said: “Afridi informed us his father has been admitted to hospital for liver treatment and he wants to be with him.”

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Salman, Junaid and Azam get Test call-ups

Wicket-keeper Mohammad Salman, allrounderHammad Azam and left-arm seamer Junaid Khan are the new faces in Pakistan’s 15-member squad for the upcoming two-Test series against West Indies.

Misbah-ul-Haq who led the Test side creditably in the aftermath of the spot-fixing scandal, remains in charge. Salman, Azam and Junaid have all been, in effect, kept on after being blooded . . . → Read More: Salman, Junaid and Azam get Test call-ups

Cricket Calendar: Pakistan vs New Zealand 2010-2011 Schedule Fixtures | 3 T20, 2 Tests, 6 ODI Match Series

Two of the big test playing nations struggling to cope with the pressure at the highest level of international cricket will go head to head for a full fledge series which includes 3 Twenty20 matches, 2 Test matches and 6 matches on One Day Internationa series. Pakistan who are coming into this match on the . . . → Read More: Cricket Calendar: Pakistan vs New Zealand 2010-2011 Schedule Fixtures | 3 T20, 2 Tests, 6 ODI Match Series