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Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam propel Pakistan to 296

Opener Mohammad Hafeez and debutant Babar Azam hit dashing half centuries to propel Pakistan to 296/9 in the third and final day-night international against Zimbabwe in Lahore on Sunday.

Sikaner Raza’s hundred lifts Zimbabwe

Sikander Raza scored a fighting hundred. 	— AFP

Sikaner Raza scored a brilliant unbeaten hundred while opener Chamu Chibhabha missed his by one run as Zimbabwe posted 268/7 in the second ODI against Pakistan here on Friday.

Pakistan look to wrap up series

 Zimbabwe, who fought hard in the first ODI, will look to upset the hosts on Friday. 	— AFP

Pakistan are targeting their first series win in 17 months in the second day-night match in Lahore on Friday, hoping to capitalise on the suspension of Zimbabwe’s in-form captain Elton Chigumbura.

Shoaib Malik, Ali on fire as Pakistan slam 375

Shoaib Malik smashed a hundred in his comeback to ODI cricket. (Photo: AFP)

Shoaib Malik capped his one-day return with a brilliant century to help Pakistan post their highest total against Zimbabwe of 375/3 in the first day-night international in Lahore on Tuesday.

Sean Williams, Sibanda propel Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s Sean Williams hits a boundary against Pakistan during the second and final T20 International— AFP

Sean Williams struck his maiden fifty to lift Zimbabwe to 175/3 in the second Twenty20 international against Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium on Sunday.

Afridi’s men bring victory, smiles

Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi tosses a coin ahead of the first T20 match against Zimbabwe. — AFP

Pakistan celebrated international cricket’s return after six years with a five-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 international at a packed Gaddafi Stadium on Friday.

Pakistan, Zimbabwe seek T20 improvement

Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura (left) and his Pakistan counterpart Shahid Afridi pose with the series trophy—AFP

Pakistan and Zimbabwe will seek to improve their limited over performances in the first of two Twenty20 matches held in Lahore Friday, in the first internationals on home soil for the hosts since 2009

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe: Cricket returns to Pakistan

A Pakistani commando takes position outside the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on Monday. (Photo: PTI)

The last time a Test-level cricket team visited Pakistan, seven Sri Lankan players went home with bullet and shrapnel wounds after RPG and machine gun-wielding militants ambushed their team bus in Lah

Zimbabwe arrive amid tight security in Pakistan

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Pakistani security personnel escort buses carrying the Zimbabwe and Pakistani cricket teams as they leave a practice session at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Tuesday (Photo: AFP)

Pakistan clerics: Suicide attacks ‘un-Islamic’

At least 200 religious scholars in Pakistan have issued a fatwa terming suicide attacks as “un-Islamic” and said the Islamic governments are bound to crush rebel groups like the Taliban, ISIS and Al Q

Punjab is back in the headlines with a brutality reminiscent of the violent Eighties. In the early hours of July 27, three gunmen dressed in Army uniforms struck at Gurdaspur.

Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage — playing in Mumbai and Delhi — makes us laugh at ourselves by stripping bare the self-serving hypocrisy underlying socially acceptable roles.