Englands’  Eoin Morgan is struck on the head  off the bowling of Mitchell Starc of Australia during the 5th Royal London One-Day International  between England and Australia at Old Trafford. Photo:  Mitchell Gunn/Getty Images

There has been a pattern to England’s one-day cricket over the years. Too often the focus has been on the output of those in charge, which has not al(...)

151 from Mohammad Hafeez helped Pakistan set England a target of 284 to win the third Test match in Sharjah and level the series at 1-1. Photograph: Reuters

England will enter the final day of the third Test with little hope now of winning the match and squaring the series. Asked to make 284 to win in a mi(...)

Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah  celebrates with team-mates Sarfraz Ahmed and Wahab Riaz after dismissing England’s Adil Rashid  to win the second Test  at Dubai Cricket Stadium. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

In October 1952, Pakistan beat India on a matting wicket in Lucknow to record their first Test victory. Sixty three years on to the very day, in the D(...)

Joe Root and Ian Bell leave the field after bad light cut England’s pursuit of the 99 needed to win the first Test against Pakistan short. Photograph: Getty

England fell 25 agonising runs short, and had to settle for a draw after all, when bad light halted their attempt to chase 99 for an improbable victor(...)

Shane Watson survived a brutal spell from Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz to help Australia into the World Cup semis. Photograph: Getty

Shane Watson scored a half-century after being dropped on four to guide Australia to an emphatic six-wicket victory over Pakistan in Adelaide on Frida(...)

Ireland players leave the Adelaide Oval pitch after their seven wicket defeat to Pakistan.Photograph: Getty

Ireland were knocked out of the cricket World Cup as Pakistan cruised to a seven-wicket win at the Adelaide Oval.Sarfraz Ahmed’s unbeaten 101 condemn(...)

The Pakistan cricket team practice ahead of the the final Pool B game against Ireland at the Adelaide Oval. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

Even if Ireland fail to make the quarter-finals of the cricket World Cup they and the other non-Test playing nations have shown enough promise to wa(...)

At 7’ 1” Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Irfan will present the Ireland batsman with a serious test in the Pool B encounter between the sides at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. Photograph:   Fiona Goodall/AFP/Getty Images

They call Adelaide the ‘City of Churches’ but Ireland go into tomorrow’s final Pool B game against Pakistan with more than a wing and a prayer of mak(...)

Rahat Ali is mobbed by his Pakistan team-mates. Photograph: AFP

Pakistan’s Cricket World Cup revival continued with a 29-run Duckworth/Lewis win in a close encounter against South Africa in Auckland on Saturday — a(...)

Mohammad Irfan took four wickets as Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs at The Gabba in their World Cup Pool B clash. Phorograph - AFP

Mohammad Irfan extracted steep bounce from the Gabba pitch to pick up four wickets as Pakistan secured their first victory at the World Cup by beating(...)