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Waqar Younis Apologises After Celebrating Wasim Akram's Birthday During Ramzan

Cricketnext Staff |June 4, 2018, 6:39 PM IST
Waqar Younis Apologises After Celebrating Wasim Akram's Birthday During Ramzan

Former Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis has apologized to fans for cutting a cake on Wasim Akram’s birthday during the month of Ramzan. The incident transpired during the second Test match between England and Pakistan in Headlingley.

Younis took to Twitter and wrote, “Apologise to everyone for cutting cake on Waseem Bhai’s birthday. yesterday..We should have respected Ramadan and the people who were fasting. It was a poor act on our behalf #SORRY."

Both Younis and Akram had received heavy flak from the fans for celebrating during the month of Ramzan.

As far as the match is concerned, England won their first Test match since September as they thrashed Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs in the second Test.

Victory, completed inside three days, saw England level the two-match series at 1-1 after Pakistan won the first Test at Lord's by nine wickets.

It was also England's first victory in a Test match since they beat the West Indies at Lord's in September last year, with the side having endured a winless run of six defeats in eight Tests coming into this fixture.

By drawing this short campaign, England avoided a third successive series loss after reverses in Australia and New Zealand.

Jos Buttler's blistering 80 not out on Sunday saw England to 363 and a commanding first-innings lead of 189.

Pakistan then collapsed to 134 all out, losing their last seven wickets for just 50 runs.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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