Zimbabwe fail the fitness Test
Zimbabwe fail the fitness Test

Osman Samiuddin looks at the positives and negatives that emerged from Zimbabwe's tour of Pakistan

Team confident of facing Australia - Malik
Team confident of facing Australia - Malik

A surprisingly elated Shoaib Malik credited his senior players after Pakistan completed a comfortable clean sweep against Zimbabwe

Don't need a central contract to play for Pakistan - Shoaib
Don't need a central contract to play for Pakistan - Shoaib

Shoaib Akhtar remains optimistic about his international future, despite being overlooked for a central contract by the Pakistan Cricket Board

Zimbabwe seek consolatory win
Zimbabwe seek consolatory win

With Pakistan already having clinched the series with four wins in a row, only pride will be at stake in Sheikhupura as the Mobilink Cup reaches its conclusion with the fifth and final ODI

We didn't create enough chances - Masakadza
We didn't create enough chances - Masakadza

The shallowness of Zimbabwe's bowling attack, and a lack of pace and penetration resulted in their fifth successive loss of the tour

Two firsts and a faulty speed gun
Two firsts and a faulty speed gun

Faras Ghani presents the Plays of the Day from the fourth ODI between Pakistan and Zimbabwe in Faisalabad

Sprained left ankle rules out Mupariwa
Sprained left ankle rules out Mupariwa

Tawanda Mupariwa, Zimbabwe's fast-medium bowler, will miss the fourth ODI against Pakistan in Faisalabad on January 30 after spraining his left ankle during a training session

Pakistan ring changes in dead rubber
Pakistan ring changes in dead rubber

Pakistan and Zimbabwe head for the Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad, for the fourth ODI of the Mobilink Cup, the hosts having already won the series with three not-entirely-convincing wins

We lacked the killer instinct - Brown
We lacked the killer instinct - Brown

Robin Brown, the Zimbabwe coach, felt his team's inexperience led to the loss to Pakistan after having reduced them to 78 for 5

Run-fest expected in Multan
Run-fest expected in Multan

The Mobilink Cup journeys across Sindh to the province of Punjab, with Pakistan aiming for a series-sealing victory against Zimbabwe. A hard surface at the Multan Cricket Stadium, complemented by a lush green outfield, holds promise for a run-spree

We spilled opportunities at crucial junctures - Masakadza
We spilled opportunities at crucial junctures - Masakadza

Hamilton Masakadza rued the number of dropped chances, which he blamed for his side's defeat against Pakistan

Tanvir and Jamshed seal victory
Tanvir and Jamshed seal victory

Nasir Jamshed scored his second successive half-century and Shahid Afridi notched an unbeaten 43 to guide Pakistan past Zimbabwe in the second ODI of the Mobilink Cup in Hyderabad. Pakistan lead the series 2-0 with three to play

Malik confident of more success
Malik confident of more success

After Pakistan's convincing win over Zimbabwe in their series opener in Karachi, the two teams head to the unfamiliar territory of the Niaz Stadium in Hyderabad, where no international match has taken place for ten years

Jamshed leads heavy Pakistan win
Jamshed leads heavy Pakistan win

Pakistan eased to a 104-run victory over Zimbabwe in Karachi in the first of a five-ODI series

The importance of being earnest
The importance of being earnest

Faras Ghani talks to coach Robin Brown on the future of Zimbabwe cricket

Pakistan aim to avoid upset
Pakistan aim to avoid upset

After a year they would rather forget, Pakistan have the chance to begin 2008 on a positive note as their five-match series gets under way in Karachi

'We are in a positive frame of mind' - Utseya
'We are in a positive frame of mind' - Utseya

The touring Zimbabwean team is in a confident mood ahead of the five-match ODI series against Pakistan

Samiullah enjoys the limelight
Samiullah enjoys the limelight

Samiullah Khan took five wickets against the Zimbabweans to stake his claim for an entry into the Pakistan squad for the five-match ODI series

Samiullah haul seals innings victory
Samiullah haul seals innings victory

Samiullah Khan captured five wickets - including his 200th first-class scalp - to send the Zimbabweans crashing to an innings-and-34-run defeat

Faltering Zimbabweans staring at defeat
Faltering Zimbabweans staring at defeat

The Zimbabweans finished the third day at 111 for 6, needing another 159 to make the hosts bat again