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Pak, Zim second ODI on Friday LAHORE: The 50th One Day International between Pakistan and Zimbabwe will be played at Gaddafi Stadium here on Friday.Zimbabwe will have to face massive pressure after losing all three games during its tour, two T2O Internationals and first ODI while Pakistani top four performance especially Shoaib Malik's entry with a brilliant hundred will also pressurise the visiting team.Muhammad Sami, who got a chance after three years could not disturbed the batsmen and now pacer Junaid Khan is likely to be given a chance in next ODI.For Zimbabwe the batting has shaped up really well on this tour. Especially players like Hamilton Masakadza, Elton Chigumbura, Sean Williams have batted really well in the T20s and first ODI. Their main problem was bowling and they failed to defend 170 plus scores twice in the T20 series.Though Pakistan won the T20s series 2-0 and first ODI but Zimbabwe team was very competitive as ...

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Zimbabwean captain will not play 2nd ODI LAHORE: Zimbabwean captain Elton Chigumbora will not play both the remaining One Day Internationals due to ban on him by International Cricket Council over slow over rate.Field umpires Aleem Dar, Russel Tyfol, third umpire Ahmed Shahab and reserve umpire had alleged the Zimbabwean skipper for slow over rate and players were imposed fine 40 percent of their match fees.Spectators have expressed disappointment over the ban on guest skipper and said that Chigumbora was providing good ...

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PCB wishes to host Sri Lanka ‘again’ After the successful tour of Zimbabwe, Pakistan cricket board is now keen to host Sri Lanka next year. International cricket revived in Pakistan after Zimbabwe team visits Pakistan in amid tight security. According to DNA India, a well-informed source in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that the PCB had managed to convince the head of the Sri Lankan cricket interim committee, Siddhart Wettimuny to visit Lahore for the last one-day international against Zimbabwe this ...

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Zimbabwean skipper Chigumbura suspended for two matches LAHORE: Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura will miss the rest of the one day series with Pakistan after being suspended for two matches for maintaining a slow over-rate, the sport's governing body the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Wednesday. Chigumbura-led Zimbabwe were three overs short in the first one-day international against Pakistan in Lahore on Tuesday."The Zimbabwe side was ruled to be three overs short of its target at the end of the match when time ...

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Chanderpaul unhappy with Test squad snub GEORGETOWN: Shivnarine Chanderpaul is disappointed with the manner in which his career as a West Indies cricketer has come to an end but insists that he has not yet retired from the game.Chairman of the West Indies Cricket Board's selection panel, Clive Lloyd, explained the need to give younger batsmen in the region an opportunity following the announcement at the weekend that the 40-year-old veteran of 164 Tests was not included in the 12-man training ...

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Shoaib Akhtar insults Pakistan ‘yet again’ The most controversial Pakistani fast bowler and commentator Shoaib Akhtar, who loudly criticizes Pakistan team and its management has been condemned regularly for his harsh and sarcastic criticisms. He has come up with another controversy where he has accused Pakistani cricketers for match fixing. While talking to Harsha Bhogle on Star Sports, he said, “Pakistan team is not to be taken seriously. All the captains of the team lacked any Cricket knowledge. The results of ...

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Sania Mirza celebrates Shoaib Malik’s ODI century Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik made a brilliant Hundred in 1st ODI match against Zimbabwe on Tuesday. Shoaib Malik scores 112 Runs on Just 76 balls. After Shoaib Malik hit the brilliant century, his wife, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza tweeted and congratulated him for the marvelous innings. Sania Mirza showed her happiness on the century of Shoaib Malik. He made this century after long time in the one day International cricket. She thanked God for ...