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Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq march into the record books

Fakhar Zaman broke the record for the most number of runs for Pakistan in a bilateral one-day international series when he scored 85 against Zimbabwe in the fifth ODI in Bulawayo. Zaman finished on 515 runs from five matches at an average of 257.50 and broke the previous record held by Salman Butt, who had scored 451 runs in a five-match series against Bangladesh in 2007-08. In doing so, Zaman also became the first Pakistani batsman to score 500 runs in a five-match ODI series. Most runs for Pakistan in a bilateral ODI…

Imam, Shadab propel Pakistan to 201-run victory against Zimbabwe

BULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE: Pakistan stormed to a 201-run win over Zimbabwe in Bulawayo on Friday in the opening game of their five-match one-day series. Career-best efforts from opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq and leg spinner Shadab Khan ensured that Pakistan kept control through both innings. Opener Imam cracked 128 runs as Pakistan made 308 for 7. Khan then made short work of Zimbabwe's lower order to collect 4 for 32 as the hosts were bowled out in the 35th over for 107. Imam was backed up by Fakhar Zaman, who continued…

Sarfraz proud of Imam and Babar as Pakistan survive Ireland scare

DUBLIN: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed praised the character of young batsmen Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam after they ensured his decision to enforce the follow-on in Ireland's inaugural Test did not backfire. Only three times in the 141-year history of Test cricket have a side won after following-on but when Pakistan were 14 for three, chasing a modest 160 to win on Tuesday's final day of this stand-alone match, it seemed Ireland might mark their entry into the format with a stunning success. But 22-year-old left-handed…

Ireland denied dream victory on Test debut as Imam-ul-Haq steers Pakistan home

DUBLIN: Pakistan debutant Imam-ul-Haq saw his side to victory as Ireland's first match in men's Test cricket ended in a gallant last-day defeat by five wickets at Malahide on Tuesday. Pakistan, set a seemingly modest 160 to win, after earlier making Ireland follow-on, collapsed to 14 for three before lunch on the fifth day. But 22-year-old left-handed opener Imam, the nephew of Pakistan selection chief and former Test batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq, responded to the pressure with 74 not out -- his maiden fifty at this…

Imam-ul-Haq impresses in Pakistan tour opener against Kent

CANTERBURY: Imam-ul-Haq guided Pakistan to 79 for three before bad light forced an early lunch on the first day of their tour opener against Kent at Canterbury on Saturday. Left-hander Imam, the 22-year-old nephew of Pakistan chief selector and former Test batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq, was 37 not out, with Asad Shafiq unbeaten on two. Imam Ul Haq has reached 50 off 89 balls (8 fours). Pakistan (@TheRealPCB) 103-3. 50 partnership with Asad Shafiq 11*. Podmore bowling at Pavilion end, Thomas at Nackington Rd end.…

Inzi under the cloud: Twitter explodes against Fawad’s exclusion from England tour

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced national team's 16-member squad including five uncapped players for the series against Ireland and England. But there's a catch - the squad doesn't have Fawad Alam who is the top domestic performer. The expulsion prompted cricket enthusiasts to turn their guns on Inzimam-ul-Haq for allegedly preferring his nephew over Alam. Twitter was in virtual meltdown following official statement of the Pakistan Cricket Board unveiling name of the 16 players was released.…

Imam ready to follow uncle Inzamam’s footsteps

Pakistan cricket's newest discovery Imam-ul-Haq has some very large footsteps to follow in -- those of his uncle, the great Inzamam-ul-Haq. But Imam-ul-Haq wasted no time in getting started, smashing a match-winning century on his one-day international debut against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, becoming only the second Pakistani and 13th batsman in the world to achieve the feat. As a child, Imam would receive guidance from Inzamam on the field, his father helping him skip school against his mother's wishes. He…