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