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Wahab Riaz struck his maiden ODI fifty and took four key wickets to ensure Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs in Brisbane
Wahab Riaz struck his maiden ODI fifty and took four key wickets to ensure Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs in Brisbane © AFP
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    'When you set your fields, the batsman knows your plans'

Saqlain Mushtaq on the 1999 World Cup, and fighting with Mohammad Yousuf

'We want to play with our natural flair'

Misbah-ul-Haq talks about his hopes from his inexperienced side, his aim to win the World Cup in Australia, and his future as a player

Pakistan still waiting to prick India's bubble

Osman Samiuddin: Every time India beat Pakistan at the World Cup it cuts into the ego and bluster that had characterised Pakistani cricket for years

    Drop-in pitches will nullify home advantage

Michael Bevan: Portable pitches in Australia tend to be benign, which will help subcontinent teams acclimatise quicker

    The mystery of the sporting rivalry

Simon Barnes: Despite all the complex historical baggage of India-Pakistan, on the field all they are doing is playing

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Blogs

India v Pakistan across the eras

Kartikeya Date: The two sides' records against each other have had very little to do with their form against the other top teams

What's with all the talk about Pakistan's lack of heart?

Hassan Cheema: It seems fashionable when they fail to blame it on an absence of passion; the real reasons are probably much more prosaic

Pakistan lost it in the middle of both innings

Kamran Abbasi: Their spinners exerted no pressure on India, and their batsmen largely brought about their own downfall

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Sohaib Maqsood has a bat in the nets
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Umar Akmal dives in an attempt to catch the ball during training
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The force was with Pakistan at the Gabba and their fans knew it
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Can't catch me: Wahab Riaz was too good for Zimbabwe's tail
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Misbah-ul-Haq is not quite as expressionless as previously thought
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Mohammad Irfan got the better of Solomon Mire with his extra bounce
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Country Fixtures Country Results
25th Match, Pool B: Pakistan v U.A.E. at Napier
Mar 4, 2015 (14:00 local | 01:00 GMT | 20:00 EST -1d | 19:00 CST -1d | 17:00 PST -1d)
29th Match, Pool B: Pakistan v South Africa at Auckland
Mar 7, 2015 (14:00 local | 01:00 GMT | 20:00 EST -1d | 19:00 CST -1d | 17:00 PST -1d)
1st ODI: Pak Women v SA Women at Sharjah
Mar 13, 2015 (09:30 local | 05:30 GMT | 01:30 EDT | 00:30 CDT | 22:30 PDT -1d)
42nd Match, Pool B: Ireland v Pakistan at Adelaide
Mar 15, 2015 (14:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 23:30 EDT -1d | 22:30 CDT -1d | 20:30 PDT -1d)
2nd ODI: Pak Women v SA Women at Sharjah
Mar 15, 2015 (09:30 local | 05:30 GMT | 01:30 EDT | 00:30 CDT | 22:30 PDT -1d)
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