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Defying the odds like only Pakistan can

It was a sage and inspirational quote I heard in a renowned medical drama: “The odds mean crap. So people should face it, and they should fight it”. Perhaps the odds were considerably stacked against the Pakistan side every time they took the field, so much so that the ‘unpredictables’ tag wasn’t relevant to a […]

You really think? After Smith and Khawaja worked so hard to rebuild the innings on multiple occasions? If it was for any other batsman than Maxwell, Australia could’ve put up a fighting total against England. Strike rate counts for nothing if the knock doesn’t turn out to be anything substantial.

Australia's messy and unsettled composition leaves them dazed

I agree on it, Paul; recently, their motto is “Go big or go home”. But somewhere I had the feeling they are going to beat England. When the chips are down, somehow Pakistan are inspired to hold it all together.

Unpredictable Pakistan take a step to rediscover their lost mojo

I agree. The term Victorian was for Peter Handscomb.

Amid Smith's masterclass, Carey finds his stride with the bat