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  • 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 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,...