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  • 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 30, 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...
  • 2nd ODI: Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe to draw level August 29, 2013

    Harare: Mohammad Hafeez hit an unbeaten century and Junaid Khan took 4 for 15 as Pakistan claimed a 90-run victory over Zimbabwe on Thursday in the second one-day international, taking the three-match series to a decider. Hafeez anchored Pakistan to 299 for 4 by hitting 136 off 130 balls with nine...
  • 2nd ODI, Zimbabwe vs Pakistan: As it happened August 29, 2013

    Click here for the live commentary from the match between Zimbabwe and Pakistan at the Harare Sports Club on Thursday. Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor has won the toss and elected to bowl in the second ODI against Pakistan in search of a series win. Teams: Zimbabwe: Vusi Sibanda, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor, Sean...
  • Zimbabwe chase maiden ODI series win over Pakistan August 28, 2013

    Harare: Having beaten Pakistan by seven wickets in the first game, hosts Zimbabwe are a win away from claiming their first ODI series win over the same opponents and with it their first significant bilateral series in 12 years. Following the 5-0 sweep at the hands of a weakened India...
  • Former players express shock at Pakistan's defeat August 28, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan cricketers reacted with disbelief to their national team's shock defeat against Zimbabwe in the first ODI in Harare Tuesday, saying both batsmen and bowlers put up an extremely disappointing performance. Pakistan were beaten by seven wickets after having won the Twenty20 series comfortably 2-0. Despite captain Misbah-ul-Haq scoring...
  • Zimbabwe beat Pakistan by seven wickets for rare victory August 27, 2013

    Harare: Zimbabwe beat Pakistan by seven wickets on Tuesday as Sean Williams launched a six over long-on to secure the lowly-ranked African team's first one-day international win in a bilateral series against the Pakistanis in 15 years. Williams capped a solid all-around performance by the Zimbabweans, who restricted Pakistan to a...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI August 27, 2013

    Click here for the live commentary from the match between Zimbabwe and Pakistan at the Harare Sports Club on Tuesday. Toss and team news: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq have won the toss and opted to bat first. Pakistan included Umar Amin and Haris Sohail into their side, while Zimbabwe went in with Tendai...
  • 1st ODI: Zimbabwe look to bounce back against Pakistan August 26, 2013

    Harare: After winning the Twenty20 series 2-0, Pakistan would like to carry on the same momentum in the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe starting here on Tuesday. Zimbabwe stand a chance in the 50-over format considering Pakistan's inconsistency in the one-dayers. The hosts would like to put up an improved performance...
  • Zimbabwean President threatens British, US firms over Western sanctions August 26, 2013

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe threatened "tit-for-tat" retaliation against companies from Britain and the United States on Sunday if the Western nations persisted in pressuring his government with sanctions and what he called "harassment". Mugabe's latest verbal broadside against his main Western critics followed their questioning of his re-election in a July...
  • 2nd T20: Shehzad, Hafeez guide Pakistan to 2-0 sweep August 24, 2013

    Harare: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez shared a 143-run partnership with Ahmed Shehzad and then took three crucial wickets to set up a 19-run win over Zimbabwe in the second Twenty20 international on Saturday, clinching a 2-0 series win for the tourists. Zimbabwe finished on 160 for 6 in 20 overs chasing...
  • Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd T20: As it happened August 24, 2013

    For ball-by-ball commentary of this match. Click Here... Toss and team news: Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor has won the toss and elected to bowl. For Zimbabwe, Tinashe Panyangara replaces Tendai Chatara while Pakistan have also rested Mohammad Irfan and Saeed Ajmal. Asad Ali and Zulfiqar Babar take their places. Teams: Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza,...
  • 1st T20: Pakistan start Zimbabwe tour with a win August 23, 2013

    Harare: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 25 runs in the first Twenty20 international on Friday as Shahid Afridi ripped the heart out of a home batting lineup that never got close to the tourists' 161 for 5. Afridi took 3 for 25 and Zimbabwe struggled to 136 for 5 in their reply....
  • Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 1st T20: As it happened August 23, 2013

    For live updates of this match, click here. Toss and team news: Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor has won the toss and elected to bowl. Sohaib Maqsood makes his debut for Pakistan. Teams: Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor (capt/wk), Timycen Maruma, Sean Williams, Malcolm Waller, Elton Chigumbura, Prosper Utseya, Tendai Chatara, Shingirai...
  • Misbah unhappy with PCB over team selection August 23, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has conveyed his unhappiness to the Pakistan Cricket Board over not being consulted in the selection of the squad for the ongoing tour of Zimbabwe. The national selectors, functioning without a chief selector, announced T20, ODI and Test squads for the Zimbabwe tour earlier this month while...
  • Placated Zimbabwe ready for Pakistan August 22, 2013

    Harare: Zimbabwe go into the first Twenty20 International against Pakistan at the Harare Sports Club on Friday, August 23 with Brendan Taylor, the captain, confident that the players have put their most recent scuffle with Zimbabwe Cricket behind them. The monthlong tour will see the two sides face off in two...
  • Sarfraz finally heads to Zimbabwe after visa delay August 22, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan Wicketkeeperbatsman Sarfraz Ahmed has finally flown to Zimbabwe for the Test series starting on Friday after much suspense was created over his departure by the Cricket Board. On Wednesday, with no visa available for Sarfraz according to the board, he was even told he would not be going to...
  • Five players restored to Zimbabwe squad to face Pakistan August 21, 2013

    Harare: Opener Tino Mawoyo has recovered from injury and joined experienced bowlers Graeme Cremer and Shingi Masakadza in being recalled on Wednesday to Zimbabwe's 20man squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan. Wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva and allrounder Tinashe Panyangare are also back in the squad after missing out on the 50...
  • Test discard Nasir Jamshed hoping for a recall August 19, 2013

    Karachi: Discarded Test opener Nasir Jamshed is hoping that runs during the limitedovers leg of Pakistan's upcoming tour of Zimbabwe will force a recall to the Test team. Jamshed was axed from Pakistan's Test squad after managing just 51 runs in four innings in South Africa earlier this year but...
  • Reelected Robert Mugabe to be sworn in on Thursday August 19, 2013

    Robert Mugabe who has won reelection as the country's next president will be sworn in on Thursday, days after his rival and country's Prime Minister withdrew a legal petition challenging his victory in the Zimbabwean presidential poll. Mugabe, 89 and the oldest leader in Africa, won the July 31 poll with...
  • Zimbabwe pacer Kyle Jarvis retires from international cricket at 24 August 18, 2013

    Zimbabwe medium pace bowler Kyle Jarvis has retired from international cricket from immediate effect, a report in ESPNcricinfo said on Sunday. Jarvis, 24, said he was looking at few options in county circuit and made a final decision after the recent pay dispute between players and Zimbabwe Cricket. "I have held...
  • Umar Akmal to miss Zimbabwe limitedovers series August 17, 2013

    Karachi: Young Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal will miss the limitedovers series of the upcoming tour to Zimbabwe, following an illness while playing in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League. According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, Akmal, who also donned the wicketkeeper's gloves for the side in the recent tour to the...
  • Pakistan tour survives as Zimbabwe standoff ends August 16, 2013

    Harare: Zimbabwe's cricketers have returned to training after a brief standoff with Zimbabwe Cricket over unpaid wages and the value of future contracts, ensuring that Pakistan's tour of the country will go ahead as planned. Zimbabwe are due to host Pakistan for two Tests, three oneday internationals and two Twenty20s starting...