Mariam Essa

Mariam Essa

A mathematician by choice, an economist via a fluke and a journalist through sheer force of will. Incisive and concise unless on caffeine.

Did you know that Pakistan won the ODI series against India 8 days ago?

On February 23, 2014 the Indian cricket team had come to Pakistan despite prevailing security problems in the country. That seemed like it would be enough for the match to make headlines and draw crowds of spectators to the venue – the National Cricket Stadium in Karachi – but the crowd was thin and the media presence was non-existent. In the third and final match of the three-day One Day International (ODI) series, Pakistan came up to bat after India had put up a target of 365 runs in 40 overs with nine batsmen out. Pakistan’s score picked up quickly and they were ...

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