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Fakhar's 210* secures Pakistan's 244-run win
Pakistan smashed their highest-ever ODI score and then won by the second-biggest margin in terms of runs

Pakistan look for fourth straight win over dispirited Zimbabwe
The hosts are looking to avoid a repeat of the chastening defeat in the third ODI, in which they were bowled out for 67

Faheem five-for razes Zimbabwe in record win
Pakistan's win with 40.1 overs to spare is their biggest in a chase; seal series 3-0

Pakistan aim to seal series against depleted Zimbabwe
Pakistan will once more be overwhelming favourites, with victory wrapping up the five-match series at the earliest possible opportunity

Fakhar Zaman 117* as Pakistan cruise to big win
Pakistan's fast bowlers impressed in overcast conditions after Zimbabwe had elected to bat, giving their batsmen only 195 to chase

Humbled Zimbabwe yearn for validation against mighty Pakistan
A result margin of 201 runs has strengthened the perception of the mismatch between the two sides, but Zimbabwe have nothing to lose, which could prove to be their biggest weapon

Imam's 128 leads Pakistan to first ODI win in 2018
Shadab's career-best 4 for 32 bundled Zimbabwe out for the lowest ODI total in Bulawayo

Buoyant Pakistan overwhelming favourites against depleted Zimbabwe
Pakistan will be heavily favoured to break their ODI duck this year at the Queen's Sports Club in Bulawayo

Younis Khan quits UBL after franchise pulls out of domestic circuit
The Pakistani batsman gave up on the fight to save the United Bank Limited team from being disbanded, and announced his resignation as both captain and player

Pakistan's travel plans to Bulawayo delayed due to ZC cash crunch
The team had to postpone its journey from Harare to Bulawayo for the ODI series after it emerged that they wouldn't have a hotel to stay in

Ahmed Shehzad named as Pakistan player to fail dope test
The PCB has confirmed that the opening batsman tested positive in a recent dope test and has been issued a notice of charge

Delay after Pakistan player's positive dope test raises eyebrows
The PCB had acted promptly in issuing a notice of charge and provisionally suspending a different player in a case last year

Finch rises to top of ICC's T20I rankings
Fakhar Zaman and KL Rahul became the new No. 2 and No. 3 respectively, while Babar Azam, Colin Munro and Glenn Maxwell slipped to occupy the spots right below the top three

'Big match' Fakhar the hero as Pakistan veer from dire to delightful
From dropped catches to blinders, from 2 for 2 to completing a record chase; Pakistan were at their most mercurial, but they had a match-winner with an appetite for the big occasion

Fakhar Zaman's 91 seals record chase to give Pakistan the title
Pakistan chased down a target of 184 with four balls to spare to seal their ninth successive T20I series win

Finch the key against Pakistan's fearsome attack
Pakistan and Australia have seen the quality of their play veer from one extreme to another in Zimbabwe, paving the way for a final that is brimful of possibilities

After PSL, no international match is tough for me - Shaheen Afridi
On a day where he took his maiden international wicket, Afridi also confessed that the conditions in Harare were the coldest he's ever played in

Pakistan thump Australia in dress rehearsal for final
A career best 73 for Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman set Pakistan up for a convincing win over Australia in Harare

Sarfraz's criticism helps us play better - Fakhar Zaman
Zaman shrugged off Sarfraz's histrionics, suggesting that the team are comfortable under their captain and that, perhaps, a bit of sound and fury was what was needed to sharpen them up

Zimbabwe knocked out despite Solomon Mire's 94
Zimbabwe run the No. 1 side close, only to be undone by Sarfraz Ahmed's calm as Pakistan enter final

Stanlake and Finch lead rout of Pakistan
Australia bounced back from a terrible tour of England with a resounding victory in Harare

ICC to limit players to three T20 leagues a year?
The ICC's Full Members are on the verge of clamping down on player participation in domestic T20 leagues, and may well also stop sanctioning such leagues in Associate countries

Ailing Australia brace for another trial by spin
They had struggled against England's slower bowlers, and could face similar troubles in Zimbabwe, where the conditions are more suited to the spinners

Fakhar, Asif lead rout of Zimbabwe in tri-series opener
A career-best 61 from Fakhar Zaman, along with contributions from Shoaib Malik and Asif Ali at the death, handed Zimbabwe a 74-run drubbing in Harare

Crisis-ridden Zimbabwe can't expect sympathy
With as many as five frontline players missing for various reasons, the home team will run into Pakistan - the format's No. 1 side

Sarfraz wants to continue batting at No. 4
The Pakistan captain is wary of the challenges posed by Australia and the Zimbabwean conditions, but is confident of the team doing well in the tri-series

Pakistan to continue playing in UAE as deal with Emirates Board struck
The PCB and the Emirates Cricket Board have struck a deal that will see Pakistan continue to play their "home" matches in the UAE

PCB serves Umar Akmal notice over spot-fixing claims
The batsman had said in a TV interview on Sunday that he had been approached to leave to balls alone during the 2015 World Cup match against India

Commentator and diplomat Jamsheed Marker dies at 95
Marker, who was the voice of Pakistan cricket in the 1950s and 60s, also served as under-secretary-general at the United Nations

Pakistan call up uncapped Sahibzada Farhan for T20I tri-series in Zimbabwe
Asif Ali, meanwhile, has found a place in the ODI squad, which also features Yasir Shah, who hasn't played a 50-overs game for Pakistan since October 2016

Amir likely to be rested for Zimbabwe series
Mohammad Amir is likely to be rested for at least part of Pakistan's tour of Zimbabwe

Pakistan player tests positive for prohibited substance
The PCB said ICC rules prevented the player from being named until the chemical report was confirmed by the government's anti-doping agency

Cricket's repository of ball-tampering since 2000
A list of all ball-tampering offences that led to an ICC charge in the 21st century

Eight PSL games in Pakistan next year across three venues
Lahore and Karachi are confirmed as two of the venues, with a third yet to be decided on. The bulk of the tournament will once again be held in the UAE

Malik, Usman lead Scotland rout of 84 runs
Shoaib Malik's unbeaten 49, coupled with Usman Khan's two wickets propelled Pakistan towards a series win against Scotland, thumping the hosts by 84 runs in the second T20I

Sarfraz and Shadab, the stars of a power-packed show
The Pakistan captain made 89 off only 49 balls while the young legspinner picked up 2 for 25 in a high-scoring match

Poonam Yadav, Anam Amin vault to top five in T20I rankings
Asia Cup winners Bangladesh also made significant gains, with Rumana Ahmed rising to No.12 in the allrounders' list and offspinner Khadija Tul Kubra jumping to 13th among bowlers

Can Scotland topple the No.1 T20I team too?
Two days after beating the No.1 ODI team England, Scotland will look to upset Pakistan

India march to seventh straight Asia Cup final with Bisht three-for
Pakistan played out 69 dots, hit four fours and limped to 72. It proved too little against the six-time champions

Nida Dar's four-for destroys Malaysia
Nida Dar struck 41 off 27 balls before taking 4 for 5 as Pakistan dismantled Malaysia by 147 runs to rise to the top of the table

Maroof 60*, Dar record five-for strangle Sri Lanka
Captain Bismah Maroof struck an unbeaten 60, to go with her 1-14, before offspinner Nida Dar's record T20I haul of 5 for 21 set up Pakistan's 23-run win against Sri Lanka

Hafeez cleared after outburst over suspect actions
Mohammad Hafeez will not be penalised for remarks he made against the ICC's procedure regarding suspect bowling actions

Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq line up county deals to hone match readiness
Pakistan batsmen in line for stints at Somerset and Surrey as replacements for Matt Renshaw and Virat Kohli

Emirates Cricket Board's new tournament threatens ties with PCB
The ECB is set to launch a new T20 competition in the UAE this winter, which clashes directly with Pakistan's home season

Haris Sohail picked for Scotland T20Is
Haris Sohail replaces the injured Babar Azam in an otherwise unchanged T20I squad for Pakistan's two-match series against Scotland

Fahima the star as Bangladesh stun Pakistan
Allrounder makes 23 not out and picks up the crucial wicket of Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof as Bangladesh register first win

Sarfraz Ahmed: We lacked discipline in both innings
The captain was disappointed by the lack of application Pakistan showed in the second Test, but insisted 1-1 was a good result

Mickey Arthur: 'We need to dish out a couple of hidings tonight'
Pakistan coach rues the inconsistency in his young team as England bounce back from a humbling defeat at Lord's

Mind the windows, Fawad
The batsman broke a dressing-room window - accidentally, he says - after being timed out in a Lancashire League match

Nahida, spinners thump Thailand on triple-header Sunday
Two-time Asia Cup runners-up Pakistan restricted Thailand to 67 for 8 before an unbeaten 24-run stand between Nahida Khan and Javeria Khan sealed the chase

Dom Bess saves his best for last, after Jos Buttler blitz floors Pakistan
England have won a Test match, at the ninth time of asking - and it was a handsome victory in the final analysis too

England batsmen put all hands to the pump to secure advantage against Pakistan
England's batsmen produced nine scores between 16 and 49, all of which added up to an overnight lead of 128

Live Report: England v Pakistan
An archive of our rolling Live Report, featuring news, updates, statistics, graphics and insight from our reporters at Headingley for the second Test

England quicks swing the momentum as Pakistan rue a missed opportunity with the bat
Pakistan were rolled for 174 after choosing to bat, as Sarfraz Ahmed's call backfired, with England moving along to 106 for 2 in response

Mature Mohammad Amir finds his comfort zone after Lord's performance
Amir had never fronted up for a press conference since returning to cricket in 2016. Not until today

UBL mulls pulling out of Pakistan's domestic circuit
ESPNcricinfo understands financial considerations have prompted the bank to review its investment in sports

Suspension threat hangs over Sarfraz Ahmed
The captain was also fined 60% of his match with Pakistan ruled to be three overs short at Lord's

Sarfraz Ahmed takes pride in triumph of inexperienced Pakistan
Captain credits tough Test against Ireland for battle-hardening his team ahead of famous victory

Kimber: Clinical Pakistan produce the unexpected dissection of England
Pakistan were clinical and pragmatic in wrapping up a comfortable win at Lord's, two qualities that haven't always been associated with them

Another England collapse opens door for Pakistan's nine-wicket rout
After enduring a few jitters in the course of England's mini-revival on the third evening, normal service was resumed in emphatic fashion

Hasan Raza caught on camera in alleged spot-fixing sting
The ex-Pakistan batsman was in the same room as a former cricketer from Mumbai, Robin Morris, spoke to an undercover Al Jazeera reporter about facilitating spot-fixing

Jos Buttler and Dom Bess give Pakistan the jitters after rescuing England from humiliation
A perfectly paced rearguard from England's seventh-wicket pair staved off the prospect of an innings defeat and raised the faintest hope of a fightback

Babar Azam ruled out of tour with fractured forearm
Babar was on 68 when he was struck by a short ball from Ben Stokes and retired hurt

Pakistan's team effort builds hefty lead as England pay for mistakes
England missed crucial chances on the second day to leave themselves well behind in the opening Test

Pakistan's Apple watches get timed out
Anti-corruption officers have sought clarification from the Pakistan team management after a couple of their players were seen wearing what appeared to be smart watches

Pakistan seize control at Lord's as Mohammad Abbas and Hasan Ali capitalise on England's errors
England's batting once again malfunctioned in tough seaming conditions, and against a quality Pakistan attack

Chastened England wait on Stokes as Pakistan target series win
Pakistan aim for repeat performance as England seek a response to Lord's humiliation

What do Pakistan need to do to beat England (or not lose, at least)?
Pakistan are a far less experienced side than the one which drew 2-2 in England in 2016

England and Pakistan looking to forge new Test identity in mid-table battle
England will include debutant spinner Dom Bess and Jos Buttler at No. 7, while Pakistan face a decision over their third seamer

England and Pakistan looking to forge new Test identity in mid-table battle
England will include debutant spinner Dom Bess and Jos Buttler at No. 7, while Pakistan face a decision over their third seamer

Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq are 'big match' players - Mickey Arthur
In an era of rebuilding, Pakistan desperately need their two senior batsmen to stand up against England

Mohammad Amir fit to face a pivotal moment of his career
Two years ago, Pakistan were able to shield Mohammad Amir on his Test return. Now he is very much at the forefront of their hopes

Desultory Pakistan have much to prove at Lord's
Mohammad Amir should be fir for the first Test and that was the most positive aspect that could be drawn from Pakistan's final workout against Leicestershire

Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman lead way against modest attack
There were half-centuries for Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman and Usman Salahuddin as Pakistan enjoyed a gentle workout in Leicester

Mohammad Hafeez in trouble over outburst against ICC process for calling suspect actions
The PCB has issued a show cause notice to the 37-year old allrounder for questioning the ICC's system of finding players with suspect actions

Imam-ul-Haq guides Pakistan home after Ireland scare
Imam-ul-Haq produced the match-winning contribution for Pakistan as they chased down 160 in the fourth innings and denied Ireland a fairytale win

Sarfraz Ahmed hails 'important' win after Pakistan pass fourth-innings test
Pakistan's captain admitted he had been worried about chasing when considering whether to enforce the follow on against Ireland

Kevin O'Brien's maiden Test hundred allows Ireland to dream
A magnificent rearguard hundred from Kevin O'Brien gave Ireland a lead of 139 in their maiden Test and the prospect of giving Pakistan an awkward run chase

'Chronic' knee problem revives worries about Mohammad Amir's workload
Azhar Mahmood, bowling coach, warns that fast bowler's workload must be managed across all three formats of the game

Ed Joyce shows resolves after Ireland follow on
Ireland were made to follow on in Malahide, Mohammad Abbas and Shadab Khan sharing seven wickets, before reaching 64 without loss second time around

Nain Abidi returns to Pakistan squad for Women's T20 Asia Cup
The batsman had taken a break from cricket after the Women's World Cup in July last year and had missed all international cricket since

Hafeez questions ICC's process for calling suspect actions
The Pakistan allrounder says he finds the way some bowlers are called for their actions "suspicious"

Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan revive Pakistan after Ireland's early joy
Half-centuries from Faheem Ashraf and Shadab Khan pushed Ireland back after they reduced Pakistan to 159 for 6 on their first day of Test cricket

Live Report: Ireland v Pakistan
The full archive of our rolling report on Ireland's debut Test against Pakistan at Malahide

Ireland's Test bow delayed by persistent rain
Ireland achieved the dubious distinction of becoming the first team to have the opening day of their maiden Test washed out

Young fan gets Younis Khan masterclass
Two years ago, Felix Anderson wanted a little help with his batting and so he wrote to the Pakistan batsman

An honour to play this historic Test - Sarfraz
Almost the entire focus has been on Ireland in their debut Test, which will suit Pakistan just fine as they look to start their tour on a winning note

FICA raises concerns over PCB's player restrictions
The global players' body said limiting players to two T20 leagues a year could amount to "unlawful restraints of trade"

Ireland's golden generation reach the promised land of a maiden Test match
ESPNcricinfo previews Ireland's historic inaugural Test match against Pakistan at Malahide

Former Sharjah cricket official Ansari charged for corruption
ESPNcricinfo understands that he is the same person who had allegedly made a corrupt approach on Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed in October 2017

Imam-ul-Haq set for 'dream' Pakistan Test debut
Growing up and hoping to emulate his famous uncle, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Imam wanted to play Tests for his country - even if he did not expect his first to be in Ireland

PCB limits Pakistan players to only two T20 leagues per year
Concerns over workloads and injuries prompted the board to impose such a restriction, and thereby limit a player's earning potential

Malik has sights set on 2020 World T20
The Pakistan allrounder further said that the 2019 World Cup in England would be his last major 50-over event

Ireland open to touring Pakistan
Officials in both boards have confirmed informal discussions about the tour, which will likely continue during the historic Test between the two countries later this week

Mushtaq Ahmed to coach West Indies spinners for a month
The former Pakistan legspinner signed a one-month contract with Cricket West Indies, after which he is likely to return as head coach at the NCA in Lahore

Run-out adds to Azhar Ali's lean time but Pakistan buoyed by victory
Pakistan finally broke the back of Northamptonshire's resistance as Shadab Khan completed a 10-wicket haul and Mohammad Abbas also impressed

Abdul Razzaq to make comeback aged 38
Former Pakistan allrounder confirms playing return, with goal of featuring in the PSL

Pakistan handed demanding workout by Rob Newton's century
Shadab Khan was again the main threat but the pace bowlers found it hard work although Pakistan's batsmen could benefit from an extra innings

Asad Shafiq century headlines dominant day for Pakistan
A hundred for Asad Shafiq and fifties for Haris Sohail and Babar Azam moved Pakistan into a dominant position on the second day against Northampton

Rixon not to renew contract as Pakistan's fielding coach
Steve Rixon's contract expires in June, but he will complete his ongoing assignment with Pakistan on their tour to Ireland and England

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