Mukhtar Ahmed hits over the top

Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 1st T20, Lahore

Pakistan triumph as cricket comes home

The occasion of international cricket's return to Pakistan was made merrier by the opening pair of Mukhtar Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad as they tore into and broke down Zimbabwe's challenging 172 for 6, to ensure the side, playing at home after six years, won

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Shan Masood cuts the ball off the back foot

Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A, 3rd unofficial Test, Dambulla, 2nd day

Masood, Amin tons drive Pakistan A to lead

Umar Amin and Shan Masood hit contrasting centuries to give Pakistan A a strong lead against Sri Lanka A on the second day of their third unofficial Test in Dambulla

Waqar Younis speaks to Shahid Afridi during a net session

Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 1st T20, Lahore

Afridi eyes build-up towards World T20s

The security arrangements had been the focus since Zimbabwe's arrival in Pakistan but on the eve of the first ever Twenty20 international at the Gaddafi Stadium, the attention returned to cricket

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Kusal Perera retains the backing of his captain

Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A, 3rd unofficial Test, Dambulla, 1st day

Perera, Tharaka fifties revive SL A to 273

Kusal Perera and Nisala Tharaka made half-centuries to help Sri Lanka A recover from 100 for 6 against Pakistan A on the first day of the third and final unofficial Test in Dambulla

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Umar Akmal belts out a pull

Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2015

'Amazing feeling to play at home' - Umar Akmal

Umar Akmal has said he is excited to play for Pakistan in front of his home crowd for the first time in his career, and is overjoyed that international cricket is returning to his country with the Zimbabwe series

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Mohammad Amir was playing his first match in almost five years

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Amir's BBL hopes dashed by Thunder no-go

Mohammad Amir's possible appearance in the Big Bash League didn't materialise as Sydney Thunder weren't keen on signing the fast bowler