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Round-up: Pakistan, Australia, England, Zimbabwe break respective jinxes
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Round-up: Pakistan, Australia, England, Zimbabwe break respective jinxes

Shaheen, Fakhar set-up series-leveling win for Pakistan

Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second ODI at Abu Dhabi to level the three match series 1-1.

On a rather docile pitch, pace sensation Shaheen Shah Afridi recorded his career best bowling figures of 4-38 which helped Pakistan restrict New Zealand to 209-9. Later, Fakhar (88) and Babar’s (46) second-wicket stand of 101 sealed victory for the home side.

Pakistan finally broke the jinx of losing 12 consecutive ODIs from Kiwis.

Ali, Leach spin England to victory over Sri Lanka

England claimed their first away Test victory in 13 matches with a commanding 211-run win against Sri Lanka in Galle, with Moeen Ali claiming his second four-wicket haul of the game.

Last out was silver fox Rangana Herath, cricket's most successful left-arm spinner in his swansong before retirement, run out for five.

The hosts, chasing a notional 462 victory in the first match of a three-Test series, could only muster 250 on day four, with Jack Leach taking three wickets to go with Ali's four, with Adil Rashid and Ben Stokes getting one each.

Zimbabwe thrash Bangladesh for long-awaited Test win

Brandon Mavuta and Sikandar Raza shared seven wickets between them as Zimbabwe recorded their first Test win in five years with a thumping 151-run victory over Bangladesh.

Debutant leg-spinner Mavuta claimed 4 for 21 and off-spinner Raza took 3 for 41 as hosts Bangladesh were left chasing 321 runs on the fourth day in the northeastern city of Sylhet.

Australia beat South Africa to end losing streak

Australia finally managed to end their seven-match (ODIs) losing streak by beating South Africa in a close encounter by seven runs in the second ODI in Adelaide.

Set 232 to win, South Africa could only manage 224-9 in their 50 overs, leaving the series tied at 1-1 with the decider in Hobart on Sunday.

Mohammad Hafeez parts ways with Peshawar Zalmi

Mohammad Hafeez has left Peshawar Zalmi after three fruitful seasons with the Pakistan Super League franchise.

The veteran all-rounder took to Twitter to announce his departure from the franchise. He thanked the owner, Javed Afridi, for his three-season journey and the memories.

Qalandars decide against retaining McCullum

Lahore Qalandars have decided against retaining Brendon McCullum for the upcoming edition of the league. The former New Zealand skipper took to Twitter to announce his departure with the franchise.

McCullum appeared in 18 matches for Qalandars, leading them in two editions of the Pakistan Super League. He could only manage to score 311 runs during the course of his stay.

Narine, Akmal join Gladiators

Quetta Gladiators have inducted Sunil Narine and Umar Akmal to their squad for the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League. Pacer Rahat Ali and all-rounder Hassan Khan as part of the trade, will be representing Lahore Qalandars in return.

And, Lahore Qalandars will be taking Quetta Gladiators’ first round Platinum pick while Quetta Gladiators will be getting Lahore Qalandars' Silver round pick in the second round.

The PSL Draft 2019 will be held on November 20, in Islamabad.

India rest Kuldeep, Umesh, Bumrah for 3rd Windies T20

The Indian team management has decided to rest three of their senior bowlers, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav for the 3rd T20I against Windies in Chennai on Sunday.

Fast bowler Siddharth Kaul has been added to the squad for the final T20I.

India have already won the 3-match series, they have the opportunity to clean sweep the visitors.

Renegades sign Shinwari for upcoming BBL season

Melbourne Renegades have signed Pakistan left-arm pacer Usman Khan Shinwari for the upcoming season of the Big Bash League.

Shinwari will only be able to play the first 7 matches of the eighth season. He will be replaced by the Englishman, Harry Gurney.