Zimbabwe

  • 2nd Test: Zimbabwe seek improvement, Pakistan series September 10, 2013

    After winning the first Test convincingly by 221 runs, Pakistan are overwhelming favourites to win the second and final Test against a Zimbabwe team that is fighting hard to focus on cricket amid a battle over payment issues with their board. But the hosts will hope to put up a...
  • Second Zimbabwe-Pakistan Test given green light September 8, 2013

    Zimbabwe's players will definitely play the second Test against Pakistan, putting to bed fears of a boycott, their stand-in captain Hamilton Masakadza confirmed on Saturday. According to Cricinfo players have received some outstanding payments on Friday. The players, through their union, had been threatening a boycott during the Pakistan series since...
  • Younis wants to be part of Pak ODI team as well September 7, 2013

    Karachi: Reiterating that he hasn't retired from One-day cricket, senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan on Saturday said he wants to play for the country in limited-over matches as well. "I have not retired from one-day internationals and I want to play in this form of the game but the selectors are...
  • 1st Test: Pakistan rout Zimbabwe by 221 runs September 7, 2013

    Harare: Pakistan removed nine Zimbabwe batsmen on the final morning to convincingly win the first Test by 221 runs as the host crumbled to 120 all out at Harare Sports Club on Saturday. Spinners Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman had four wickets each to rip the heart out of Zimbabwe's batting...
  • As it happened: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 1st Test September 7, 2013

    CLICK HERE for all the updates from the final day of the first Test between Pakistan and Zimbabwe being played at the Harare Sports Club. Chasing 342 on Day 5, Zimbabwe lost 9 wickets in the first session to crash to 120 all out. Saeed Saeed Ajmal took four wickets to...
  • We shouldn't have lost an ODI to Zimbabwe: Shahid Afridi September 6, 2013

    Karachi: Flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi has said that losing the recent One-day International match to Zimbabwe did not befit the status and reputation of the Pakistan team. Afridi, who returned home after featuring in the T20 and ODI series in Zimbabwe said he and the other players were extremely disappointed after...
  • Younis double century turns course of first Test September 7, 2013

    Harare: Pakistan's most accomplished batsman Younis Khan completed an unbeaten double century on Friday to turn the course of the first Test against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club. At the close Zimbabwe, set 342 for victory when Pakistan declared their second innings closed at 419 for 9, were 13 for...
  • Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 1st Test Day 4: As it happened September 6, 2013

    CLICK HERE for all the live action from day four of the first Test between Pakistan and Zimbabwe being played in Harare. Day 3: Veteran Younis Khan led a Pakistan fightback after his side lost three early second-innings wickets on the third day of the first Test against Zimbabwe at the...
  • 1st Test: Younis, Misbah rescue Pakistan on day 3 September 6, 2013

    Harare: Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq produced fighting half-centuries for Pakistan to lead Zimbabwe by 90 runs with six wickets in hand in the second innings after three days of the first Test on Thursday. Younis was 76 not out and Misbah hit 52 as Pakistan, having conceded a 78-run first-innings lead,...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 3, Harare September 5, 2013

    CLICK HERE for all the live action from day three of the first Test between Pakistan and Zimbabwe being played in Harare. Zimbabwe resumed their first innings on the third morning 32 runs ahead of Pakistan with three wickets in hand. Day 2 Roundup: Half-centuries from middle-order batsmen Malcolm Waller and Sikandar Raza...
  • Cash-strapped Zimbabwe move Test venue to save costs September 4, 2013

    Zimbabwe have moved the venue of next week's second Test against Pakistan from Bulawayo to Harare for logistical reasons and to save costs, the Zimbabwe Cricket Union announced on Wednesday. The Test will still be played from September 10-14. A saving of some $75,000 will be made by playing the Test at...
  • 1st Test: Waller, Raza fifties help Zimbabwe take lead September 4, 2013

    Harare: Half-centuries from middle-order batsmen Malcolm Waller and Sikandar Raza lifted Zimbabwe to 281 for 7 and a 32-run lead over Pakistan on the second day of the first Test on Wednesday. Waller struck 70 off 100 balls with 14 fours and Raza made 60 off 118 with 10 fours at...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 1st Test, day 2 September 4, 2013

    CLICK HERE to catch all the live updates from day one of the first Test between Zimbabwe and Pakistan in Harare. Day One: Zimbabwe cricketers appeared to turn their frustration from an ongoing pay dispute on to Pakistan in restricting the visitors to 249-9 on the first day of the...
  • 1st Test: Zimbabwe limit Pakistan to 249 for 9 on Day 1 September 3, 2013

    Harare: Zimbabwe cricketers appeared to turn their frustration from an ongoing pay dispute on to Pakistan in restricting the visitors to 249-9 on the first day of the first test on Tuesday. Fast bowlers Tinashe Panyangara (3-71), Shingi Masakadza (2-40) and Tendai Chatara (2-64) shared seven wickets and offspinner Prosper...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 1 September 3, 2013

    CLICK HERE to catch all the live updates from day one of the first Test between Zimbabwe and Pakistan in Harare. TOSS: Hamilton Masakadza has won the toss and Zimbabwe have decided to bowl. Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq isn't unhappy at losing the toss. "We do not mind batting first here. Stats...
  • Zimbabwe switch to Tests with wage crisis hovering September 2, 2013

    Harare: Whatever doubts were cast over Zimbabwe's on-field ability after they lost the ODI series 2-1 after upsetting Pakistan - after 15 years, it must be added - in the first match have been pushed into the background as the row over player dues was escalated ahead of the first...
  • Zimbabwe set to return to ICC Test Team Rankings September 2, 2013

    Dubai: Zimbabwe are all set to return to the ICC Test Team Rankings Table for the first time since May 2007 and will be placed ninth irrespective of the result of their two-match series against fourth-ranked Pakistan starting in Harare on Tuesday. Zimbabwe pulled out of playing Test cricket in January...
  • Pay issue may spill over to Zimbabwe-Pakistan Tests September 1, 2013

    Harare: Overshadowed by threats of a player strike over unpaid wages, Zimbabwe's two-Test series against Pakistan is set to begin on Tuesday with the home team hit by serious financial problems and even more unsettled than usual. Zimbabwe coach Andy Waller warned the player pay issue will likely spill over to...
  • Dav Whatmore has failed to deliver: Inzamam September 1, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has criticised the national team's Australian coach Dav Whatmore, saying that he has failed to deliver the results that were expected of him. "Honestly speaking when Dav came they were lot of expectations from him and I don't think he has delivered to those expectations," Inzamam...
  • 3rd ODI: Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe by 108 runs, win series 2-1 August 31, 2013

    Harare: Captain Misbah-ul-Haq led from the front with a half century and two brilliant run outs as Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe by 108 runs in the final one-day international to clinch the series 2-1. Misbah made a resolute 67 off 85 balls which lifted Pakistan to 260 for 6 and then ignited...
  • As it happened: Pakistan as Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI August 31, 2013

    Click here for live commentary from the third ODI between Zimbabwe and Pakistan at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday. End of match: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 108 runs to take the series 2-1. Chasing 261, Zimbabwe never got close as they were bowled out for 152 in 40 overs. Pakistan...
  • Zimbabwe may play third ODI, but protest to continue August 31, 2013

    Harare: Zimbabwe are likely to take the field in the third and final one-dayer against Pakistan on Saturday, as reported by ESPNCricinfo. The players cancelled their morning practice session on Friday over unpaid salaries and have extended the deadline to Monday for Zimbabwe Cricket to clear their dues. If the stand-off...
  • Sri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe set to be postponed: reports August 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The scheduled Sri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe, less than six weeks away, is in doubt following reports of the Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU) not having the budget to host a third country in the space of three months. Though unconfirmed, reports suggest the Zimbabwean board has taken the...
  • 3rd ODI: Test of nerves for Zimbabwe, Pakistan in decider August 30, 2013

    Harare: An ODI series that began with Pakistan clear favourites after taking the two Twenty20 internationals now has implications for both teams with Zimbabwe having far more to gain out of a victory in the final match at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday. Pakistan were expected to beat Zimbabwe...