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Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 1st T20, Lahore

A day in the life of a Pakistan fan

After six years of despair and uncertainty, Friday at the Gaddafi was a mix of the fantastic and the familiar for the common cricket-lover

Signs and lines: the cricket is back

Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 1st T20, Lahore

Zimbabwe top popularity charts in Lahore

The first Twenty20 was a must-watch game for us as we wanted to show the world how much we love cricket and that Lahore is safe and sound for any team to visit us without any fear

Pakistan fans welcome Zimbabwe

Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 1st T20, Lahore

Pakistan revel in return home

Starved of international cricket at home, Pakistan's players enjoyed the chance to express themselves in their own conditions.

Ahmed Shehzad smokes it down the ground

Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 1st T20, Lahore

One unhappy comeback

Plays of the day from the first Twenty20 international between Pakistan and Zimbabwe in Lahore

Pakistan fans ahead of the game at the Gaddafi Stadium

Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2015

Lahore ready for cricket's return

Much about Lahore has changed during Pakistan's isolation from international cricket, but the city remains friendly and welcoming. Pakistan's players and fans are pleased cricket is coming home again.

The teams get a security escort after the practice session