Category Archives: Sam Collins

"You Can’t Just Take Cricket Away From Pakistan"

October 2009 Wasim Akram on Pakistan’s future as a home Test nation, ball-tampering and why he was more difficult to face than Waqar Interview by Sam Collins Do Pakistan have a future as a home-Test nation? It’s very difficult to … Continue reading

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Sam Collins: Migala's plans for the Big bash and gossip from The Gabba

Unusually the game got underway at 9.48am on the fourth day to make up for the lost minutes last night. All very appropriate given the attendance of American sports marketing guru Dan Migala at this Test. Migala is the man … Continue reading

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Ashes live: Cook and Trott end Australian hopes – The Gabba, day four

From Sam Collins at The Gabba Close: first Test, day four, Brisbane Match score: England 309-1 (Cook 132*, Trott 54*) and 260 (Bell 76, Cook 67, Siddle 6-54), lead Australia 481 all out (Hussey 193, Haddin 136, Finn 6-125) by 88 … Continue reading

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Ashes live: Strauss falls after record stand – The Gabba, day four

From Sam Collins at The Gabba Tea: first Test, day four, Brisbane Match score: England 238-1 (Cook 98*, Trott 23*) and 260 (Bell 76, Cook 67, Siddle 6-54), lead Australia 481 all out (Hussey 193, Haddin 136, Finn 6-125) by 17 … Continue reading

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Ashes live: Strauss and Cook dominate Australia, The Gabba, day four

From Sam Collins at The Gabba Lunch: first Test, day four, Brisbane Match score: England 139-0 (Strauss 76*, Cook 51*) and 260 Bell 76, Cook 67, Siddle 6-54), trail Australia (481 all out Hussey 193, Haddin 136, Finn 6-125) by 76 runs … Continue reading

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Ashes live: Hussey and Haddin dominate, The Gabba, day three

From Sam Collins at The Gabba Tea: first Test, day three, Brisbane Match score: Australia 329 for 5. (Hussey 124*, Haddin 79*), England 260 (Bell 76, Cook 67, Siddle 6-54) Session score: Australia 109 for 0. Australia win Session in six … Continue reading

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Ashes live: Hussey fights back: the Gabba, day two

Close: first Test, day two, Brisbane Match score: Australia 220 for 5. (Hussey 81*, Haddin 22*) Session score: Australia 52 for 0. Australian win Session in a second: Australia rally before rain frustrates England A final session that was building … Continue reading

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Ashes live: England on the charge: the Gabba, day two

Tea: first Test, day two, Brisbane Match score: Australia 168 for 5. (Hussey 46*, Haddin 7*) Session score: Australia 72 for 4. England win Session in a second: Hussey fights as England batter Australia It’s not been a good start for … Continue reading

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Ashes live: Anderson strikes at last: the Gabba, day two

Lunch: first Test, day two, Brisbane Match score: Australia 96 for 1. (Katich 46*, Ponting 10*) Session score: Australia 71 for 1. Australia win Session in six words: Australia grind, England suffer with referrals Save a few straight drives from Shane … Continue reading

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Ashes live: Siddle's big day, The Gabba, day one

From Sam Collins in Brisbane Close: first Test, day one, Brisbane Match score: Australia 25 for 0. (Watson 9*, Katich 15*) England 260 (Bell 76, Cook 67, Siddle 6 for 54) Session score: England 88 for 6. Australia 25 for 0. … Continue reading

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