Shoaib Malik hit his first century in six years to help Pakistan outbat Zimbabwe in the first day-night international by 41 runs in Lahore on Tuesday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Australian Trevor Bayliss has been appointed as the new head coach of England, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Tuesday.
Although disappointed, Brendon McCullum is not deterred by the loss in the first Test, insisting that the team's attacking playing style works for them.
Pakistan pulled off a sensational last over win by two wickets in the second Twenty20 international against Zimbabwe in Lahore on Sunday to take the two-match series 2-0.
Ben Stokes scored the fastest-ever Test hundred at Lord's, while England captain Alastair Cook weighed in with a less spectacular but equally valuable century of his own as the hosts fought back against New Zealand on Sunday.
Amid speculation over the fate of the proposed India-Pakistan series, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said on Friday that there are "no immediate chances" of revival of cricketing ties between the two countries.
Pakistan celebrated international cricket's return after six years with a five-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 international at a packed and security-tight Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Friday.
Meher Khalil was driving the Sri Lankan team in March 2009 in Lahore when it was attacked by rocket launcher and machine gun-wielding extremists.
Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi feels that BCCI needs to appoint a "strong coach" to guide the temperamental Test captain Virat Kohli, who has courted a lot of off-field controversies in recent times.
It's hard to be in the wilderness for more than two years but Harbhajan Singh was always "very confident" of once again donning the Indian cricket team's jersey and termed his latest comeback a "fresh beginning" in a career that has spanned over 16 years.
Playing down the controversy stirred by Virat Kohli's interaction with actress girlfriend Anushka Sharma during an IPL match, BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur on Wednesday said no player is above the game and investigations are on in the alleged code of conduct breach.
A successful IPL season backed by decent domestic performances has helped veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh to comeback into the Indian Test team which will be playing a one-off Test against Bangladesh from June 10-14 at Fatullah cricket ground. Harbhajan last played for India in 2013.
Zimbabwe arrived in Pakistan early Tuesday in the eastern city of Lahore as the first test playing nation to visit the country for international matches since an attack on Sri Lanka's team bus six years ago.
The last time a Test-level cricket team visited Pakistan, seven Sri Lankan players went home with bullet and shrapnel wounds after RPG and machine gun-wielding militants ambushed their team bus in Lahore.
Australia Test opener Chris Rogers is set to retire from international cricket after the upcoming Ashes series in England.