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  • Zimbabwe players achieve career-best rankings September 15, 2013

    Dubai: Their historic Test win over Pakistan has propelled Zimbabwe's cricketers to best-ever ICC rankings with skipper Brendan Taylor zooming up 15 rungs to be at a career-best 25th in the latest list issued on Sunday. Taylor's rise came following knocks of 51 and 27 in the Harare Test, which Zimbabwe...
  • Former Pakistan greats demand change after Harare defeat September 15, 2013

    Former Pakistan cricket greats and fans demanded a new national team captain and coach on Sunday after an embarrassing defeat against minnows Zimbabwe in the Harare Test. Zimbabwe, who only started playing Tests in 2011 after a six-year exile due to lack of players and facilities, pulled off an upset 24-run...
  • Former Pakistan players want Misbah, Whatmore removed September 14, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's shock defeat to lowly ranked Zimbabwe in the second Test match on Saturday has led to calls for the sacking of captain Misbah-ul-Haq and coach Dav Whatmore and for radical changes in the cricket set-up. Pakistan slipped to number six in the ICC Test rankings after managing a drawn...
  • Zimbabwe end 12-year drought with epic Test win September 14, 2013

    You didn't have to be a fan of Zimbabwean cricket to be moved to emotion when Prosper Utseya collected the ball at the nonstriker's end and broke the stumps to run out Pakistan's last man Rahat Ali off the last ball of the 81st over of an unforgettable Test match....
  • Pakistan go to 6th in ICC rankings after shock loss to Zimbabwe September 14, 2013

    Dubai: As if the stunning loss to minnows Zimbabwe was not enough, Pakistan were pushed two rungs down the ladder to sixth in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Saturday. Zimbabwe pulled off a historic 24-run win in the second and final Test of the series against Pakistan at the...
  • Zimbabwe end 12-year drought with epic Test win September 14, 2013

    You didn't have to be a fan of Zimbabwean cricket to be moved to emotion when Prosper Utseya collected the ball at the nonstriker's end and broke the stumps to run out Pakistan's last man Rahat Ali off the last ball of the 81st over of an unforgettable Test match....
  • Chatara takes five as Zimbabwe register stunning win over Pakistan September 14, 2013

    Harare: Zimbabwe took two wickets in three balls to seal their first win over Pakistan in 15 years on the final day of the second Test on Saturday, claiming victory by a narrow 24 runs to draw the series 1-1. Tendai Chatara finished with 5-61 as Pakistan was bowled out...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd Test day 5 September 14, 2013

    Click here for the live commentary from day 5 of the second Test between Zimbabwe and Pakistan at Harare Sports Club. Zimbabwe sensed the chance of a long-awaited victory over a top team as Pakistan were 158 for 5 at stumps on the fourth day of the second Test on Friday,...
  • 2nd Test: Zimbabwe sense rare victory with Pakistan 158 for 5 on Day 4 September 13, 2013

    Harare: Zimbabwe sensed the chance of a long-awaited victory over a top team as Pakistan were 158 for 5 at stumps on the fourth day of the second Test on Friday, with the tourists needing another 106 runs to win on a finely balanced final day. Seeking to draw the two-game...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 4 September 13, 2013

    Click here for the live commentary from the second Test between Zimbabwe and Pakistan at Harare Sports Club. Zimbabwe built a 185-run lead by stumps on day three of the second Test having capitalised on a first-innings collapse by Pakistan, which was bowled out for 230 in nine frantic overs on...
  • 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...