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Chigumbura leads Zimbabwe to 172-6 in Twenty20 LAHORE: Captain Elton Chigumbura hit a career best 54 to lead Zimbabwe to 172-6 in the first Twent20 international, a match which marks the return of international cricket in Pakistan after six years. Chigumbura hit eight boundaries and a six in his 35-ball knock after Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to bat.Opener Hamilton Masakadza scored 43 while Pakistan's recalled paceman Mohammad Sami took three wickets.Pakistan had not hosted any international cricket since terrorists attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in 2009 forced international teams to refuse tours to Pakistan.Strict security was put in place with 4,000 policemen on duty but that did not stop the cricket deprived fans to pack the 27,000 capacity stadium.The second Twenty20 will be played on Sunday followed by three one-day internationals on May 26, 29 and 31 -- all in Lahore.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

President shakes hands with players in Gaddafi Stadium LAHORE: President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday watched first T20 match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe as a chief guest here in Gaddafi Stadium.The president shaked hands with all players and staff one by one while the skippers, Shahid Afridi and Elton Chigumbora, introduced their teams.Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Shehryar Khan and Punjab Sports Minister Rana Mashood were also present.Later, national anthems of both countries were played in a capacity packed stadium. Copyright APP (Associated Press of ...
Lahoris throng Gaddafi Stadium LAHORE: The city remained in the grip of cricket fever on Friday as people thronged Gaddafi Stadium forgetting hot weather to watch T20 between Zimbabwe and Pakistan.In many localities, youths had made arrangements for large screen television sets so that people of their area could enjoy the match.The city wore a deserted look on evening as many shops and small markets in different localities remained closed and public transport remained thin. Only a few private ...
Zimbabwe bat as international cricket returns to Pakistan LAHORE: Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in the first Twenty20 on Friday, a match which marks the return of international cricket in Pakistan after six years.International cricket was suspended in Pakistan after gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore on March 3, 2009, killing eight people and injuring seven visiting players.Zimbabwe agreed to tour Pakistan only after being promised top-level security reserved for heads of ...
New Zealand 173-2 against England LONDON: New Zealand were 173 for two in reply to England's first innings 389, a deficit of 216 runs, at tea on the second day of the first Test at Lord's on Friday.Kane Williamson was 11 not out and Ross Taylor seven not out after an opening stand of 148 between Martin Guptill (70) and Tom Latham (59). This is the first of a two-match series.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
International cricket returns to Pakistan LAHORE: International cricket returned to Pakistan after a six-year absence on Friday amidst exhilarating scenes at a sold-out Gaddafi Stadium for the first Twenty20 international between the hosts and Zimbabwe.The match, taking place with a huge security presence of 4,000 policemen, is the first in Pakistan since gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore on March 3, 2009, killing eight people and injuring seven visiting players.Pakistan president Mamnoon Hussain opened proceedings by shaking ...
600 tickets for Pak-Zim match stolen in Lahore Pakistan vs Zimbabwe would be the first international match to be played in Pakistan after six years of absence of International cricket from Pakistan. The Twenty20 matches are scheduled to be played on Friday (May 22) and Sunday (May 24).According to local media reports, around 600 tickets worth Rs 1500 each were stolen on Friday from The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) headquarters in Lahore. The PCB has registered an FIR while the police have caught ...


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