Mohammad Yousuf

Pakistan in charge despite Swann milestone

Graeme Swann enjoyed a double success on day two of the third npower Test against Pakistan, celebrating his belated nomination for ICC Cricketer of the Year with his 100th Test wicket.

England take command over Pakistan

England made the most of heavy cloud cover at Edgbaston to bowl Pakistan out for 72 - and then move into a 40-run lead on day one of the second npower Test.

All Butt's bases covered by Pakistan's potent pacemen

Overnight, as if the previous two years had been airbrushed from history, Pakistan have prospects in the series against England starting today. It has been provided, more or less entirely, by the quality of their fast-bowling attack which has abruptly found itself as the talk of the summer.

Ball-tampering Afridi leads tour of England

Given that he was captured on television tampering with the ball by biting it during a one-day international in Perth in January, and subsequently banned for two Twenty20 internationals, Shahid Afridi may not seem perfect captaincy material. When you also take into account that he has not played a Test match for Pakistan since 2006, his selection to lead the tour of England does seem somewhat perverse.

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