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#981

do they had 3 one day matches with South Africa or 4 / 5 ?


#982

Wow Pak won the 4th game against South Africa...good teamwork


#983

and after YEARS.. misbah played so sensibly that i almost clapped when he was returning to pavillion..

A Class Innings.. :)


#984

^still his strike rate was below 90.


#985

Thanks to SA for letting Pak win


#986

So let's see... It was SA then PK then SA then PK.... one can only wonder who's gonna win the last game on Sunday. :P


#987

bcz that was all which was needed.. a strike rate near 90 to win the match. as the required RPO was only 4.25 in the innings. he hit sixes when required and kept running between wickets nicely and most importantly kept wickets in hand.

despite hafeez run out, and fall of wickets a 3/33... he took score to 180.. his innings was better than imran farhat who was struggling with pitch, and better than athe partnership by the south africans 1st inning.

finally after 5 years , misbah has started scoring something..


#988

Now this is the dilemma of misbah! "something" is the issue.


#989

NO Afridi in Champions Trophy..... Sad na :(


#990

really sad i didn't eat anything and go out with friends since i heard that news i am crying alot :unsure:


#991

Afridi is a one trick pony who basically built his whole career on one innings and the appeal of better-than-usual-Hindustani looks to dimwitted fans. Miandad, by force of will, coached him to a Test century in India. I am not denying he (S K Afridi) wasn't talented, on the contrary he took his gifts lightly, blaming instead his "uncertain" spot in the team. You know, government employees the world over are losing their jobs, there is supposed to be certainty in day jobs, not in Professional Sports, not a concept easily explained to many Pakistan fans.

In the 2000 to 2007 period, Afridi could have been massive in Tests. He didn't value the format, and he doesn't care for the game, its history or its aura. In T20, basically a format custom made for him, he's been outshone by many others. It takes savvy to play even T20 but maybe not sidestreet tapeball. He's a prima ballerina who can get very bitey,

But his spin isn't biting off the pitch any more, and that's a shame, because he and Saeed Ajmal complemented each other well, and both are less effective when the the other is not playing. Afridi was a very good player at times, captained his side to an unlikely spot in the 2011 WC semis, but again lost his nerve in what should have been a win against India. I doubt SL could have surmounted Pakistan in the final.

It's not Afridi's fault but he is representative of the steep decline of both Pakistani society, culture and Cricket, which manifested itself in the late 1990s and then hit turbo. Shahid is popular with youth. That makes sense, Pakistan has an oversupply of kids, and the most frightening thing is the kiddies think they understand Cricket, history and politics, even though they have no context to frame information off the web or mobile clips, or any recollections other than slogans. It was the worst of times. Pakistan has a habit of treating its heroes badly in every arena, e.g. M. M. Alam. A grown man who has done well playing a children's game for far longer than he deserved, who is now asked to step aside - is that really a tragedy?


#992

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#993

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#994

so who thinks the PK vs WI fnal will end in a draw :rolleyes:


#995

Almost went there, umpires missed quite a few wide calls

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#996

Nice win, the technology has ruined the decision making power of Umpires.


#997

Victory of Muslims congrats


#998

Now Pakistan face India in World Cup 2015.... Best of Luck Pakistan...


#999

Pakistan team is my favorite criket team :D


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