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Fakhar Zaman breaks into top 20 for the first time

Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman has vaulted into the top 20 for the first time in his career in the latest ODI player rankings. The rankings were released on Sunday following the conclusion of the West Indies-Bangladesh series and also include player performances from the Zimbabwe-Pakistan series. Fakhar scored 515 runs in the series and has gained a total of 22 places to move into 16th position. He also became the first Pakistani player to score a double century. Fakhar was ranked 24th when the player rankings were…

Dramatic start: Pakistan opener Imamul Haq injured on first ball of Ireland Test

DUBAI: Ireland's inaugural men's Test got off to a dramatic start on Saturday when Pakistan debutant Imam-ul-Haq was injured on the first ball. Azhar Ali dug out a single off the opening delivery from Tim Murtagh and called for a quick legside single. Non-striker Imam, in scrambling to complete the run, found himself sandwiched between wicket-keeper Niall O'Brien and Tyrone Kane in a heavy collision. The 22-year-old left-hander was left flat on the ground and needed several minutes' treatment on the field. But he…