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  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, day 3 September 12, 2013

    Click here for the live commentary from the 2nd Test between Zimbabwe and Pakistan. Day 2 Roundup: Younis Khan completed 7000 Test runs and thwarted Zimbabwe with an unbeaten 52 to take Pakistan to 163 for 3 at stumps, cutting the hosts' lead to 131 in the deciding Test at Harare Sports...
  • Younis Khan fourth Pakistani to reach 7000 Test runs September 12, 2013

    Harare: Khurram Manzoor and Younis Khan scored half-centuries on Wednesday in a solid Pakistan reply to Zimbabwe's 294 all out on the second day of the second Test at the Harare Sports Club. At the close, Pakistan were 163 for 3 with Younis unbeaten on 52 accompanied by captain Misbah-ul-Haq on...
  • 2nd Test: Younis thwarts Zimbabwe, Pakistan cut deficit September 11, 2013

    Harare: Younis Khan again thwarted Zimbabwe with an unbeaten 52 to take Pakistan to 163 for 3 at stumps on day two of the second Test on Wednesday, cutting the host's lead to 131 in the decider at Harare Sports Club. Younis followed up his game-changing double century in Pakistan's victory...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 2, Harare September 11, 2013

    Click here for the live commentary from the 2nd Test between Zimbabwe and Pakistan. Day 1 round-up: Zimbabwe at the end of first day's play were struggling at 237 for 8. After opting to bat they got off to a shaky start but half-centuries by Hamilton Masakadza and Brendan Taylor stabilised...
  • Masakadza, Taylor hit fifties but Zimbabwe struggle on day 1 September 10, 2013

    Harare: Pakistan regained control of the second Test against Zimbabwe in the final session of the first day on Tuesday, breaking a 110-run stand between Hamilton Masakadza and captain Brendan Taylor and then reducing the host to 237 for 8 by stumps. Pakistan's late charge saw Zimbabwe slip rapidly from a...
  • Graeme Smith returns to lead SA in UAE Tests September 10, 2013

    Johannesburg: Graeme Smith has made a return to South Africa's Test and ODI teams for the upcoming series against Pakistan in the UAE, after four months on the sidelines following surgery on his left ankle. Smith, 32, will lead South Africa in the two Test matches to be played in...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 1 September 10, 2013

    Click here for the live commentary from the 2nd Test between Zimbabwe and Pakistan. 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...
  • 2nd Test: Zimbabwe seek improvement, Pakistan series September 9, 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 6, 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 5, 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...