Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Tue 21 May 2024 Melbourne Test preview: Can Pakistan build on Gabba gains? After a couple of day night Tests, it is back to traditional time in Australia as Steve Smith’s men host Pakistan for the second Test at the vast Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), better known as the Boxing Day Test Lord’s Test Day 3: Pakistan will believe they have slight edge Unlike day two, when Pakistan’s bowlers dominated proceedings, day three was a lot more competitive with England hitting back with quick wickets South Africa draw series with innings victory South Africa won the Second and Final Test at Dubai by an innings and 92 runs on the fourth day’s play. The Proteas had to work hard for their victory as they were defied by a 197-run partnership between Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and centurion Asad Shafiq. Pakistan make inroads after taking 193-run lead Pakistan are eyeing a victory on Day 4 in the First Test at Abhu Dhabi after South Africa had slipped to 72 for 4 in their second innings. This was after the Proteas had conceded a sizeable first innings lead of 193 runs. Younis, Shafiq tons rescue Pakistan at Newlands A superb partnership between Younis Khan and Asad Shafiq rescued Pakistan to 253 for 5 on the opening day’s play of the Second Test at Newlands in Cape Town. Both the middle order batsmen scored centuries as Pakistan fought back to recover from a disastrous position of 33 for 4 after they were put into bat first by Graeme Smith. Misbah, Shafiq lead Pakistan fightback A stubborn partnership between Misbah-ul-Haq and Asad Shafiq saved Pakistan from a third day defeat in the opening Test at Johannesburg. The middle order pair batted together for 45.1 overs while putting up 101 runs for the unbroken 5th wicket stand. Familiar batting collapse hurt Pakistan The opening ODI between Australia and Pakistan was a tightly contested clash without doubt, but one major factor separated the two teams – the lower-order batting. Starc, Bailey help Australia win low-scoring 1st ODI Australia worked extremely hard to clinch a 4-wicket win in the 1st ODI at Sharjah despite asked to chase a low target of 199. That was because of incredible bowling spells from Saeed Ajmal (10-0-30-3) and Mohammad Hafeez (10-1-29-2).