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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

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

Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2015

'I am batting better than I ever have' - Coventry

Be it breaking a world record or refusing an offer to play for his country, Charles Coventry has always been one for making a statement. So what has the batsman been up to since leaving Zimbabwe's structures in 2013?

Charles Coventry made just 10

Not such an English game anymore

Increasing numbers of top-level cricketers are not comfortable expressing themselves in cricket's original tongue. It's an issue a game with global interests needs to take seriously

Mohit Sharma at a press conference