14 August 1990: Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his first Test century, against England at Old Trafford

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Sachin Tendulkar scored his first century in 1990 against Angus Fraser who is delighted he's gone on to hit 99 more

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Bangladesh chief selector Akram Khan has resigned after alleging the country's board had interfered in team selection.

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Jos Buttler has played four international Twenty20 matches

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Triumphant Pakistan are still a long way from home

Pakistan are no closer to resuming international cricket in their own country. Their magnificent victory over England in the UAE seems to have fuelled speculation that this will be their last so-called home series on neutral territory and that they will no longer feel they are pariahs.

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View from the middle: Spinners always try to create a bit of mystery before a series talking about new deliveries

Monty Panesar is unlikely to return as the second spinner

And now let's hope for something completely different – but what to do with Monty?

It would be lovely to have a quiet, straightforward Test series between England and Pakistan in the next three weeks. One in which the batsmen bat and the bowlers bowl and the fielders field and everybody goes home as pals. Do not, as it were, bet on it.

England spinner Monty Panesar performs a relatively low-key celebration after dismissing Mohammad Talha

Panesar's heroics put selectors in a spin

England 269-9 dec & 82-0 Pakistan Cricket Board XI 200-9 dec: England must decide whether to abandon four-bowler policy as Monty takes five

Bangladeshi batsman Nasir Hossain (R) plays a shot as the Pakistan's wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal (L) and Azhar Ali (C) look on

Pakistan clinch series with second Test triumph over Bangladesh

Pakistan wrapped up a sweep of the two-Test series against Bangladesh with a seven-wicket victory in Mirpur.

Taufiq century drives Pakistan

Taufiq Umar completed his seventh Test century as Pakistan, England's opponents in the new year, closed in on a first-innings lead by reaching 292 for 3 before bad light ended play on the third day of the second Test against Bangladesh yesterday.

Bangladeshi batsman Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib sparkles before run-out

Taufiq Umar closed in on a half-century as Pakistan reached 87 for 1 in reply to Bangladesh's 338 all out on the second day of the second Test in Dhaka.

Ms Akther is learning to use her left hand so she can resume her course

Bangladesh man accused of cutting off wife's hand

Police in Bangladesh have detained a man who allegedly hacked off his wife’s hand with a machete after she refused to give up her college studies. He is said to have blindfolded and gagged her before cutting off most of her right hand. 

Pakistan dominate Bangladesh on day one

Pakistan's openers swiftly closed in on Bangladesh's below-par first innings total on the first day of the first Test in Chittagong.

Sehwag breaks ODI record

Virender Sehwag made the highest individual score in one-day international history as he blasted a remarkable 219 to put West Indies to the sword in Indore.

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