Kane Williamson struck an unbeaten 92, and shared in an unbroken stand of 155 with Ross Taylor, as New Zealand dominated the second Day of the first Test against England at Lord's on Friday.
In what was a momentous occasion for Pakistan cricket, and indeed world cricket, the home side beat Zimbabwe by five wickets in a T20 International at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Joe Root and Ben Stokes led the fightback as England recovered from 30 for four to be 354 for seven at stumps on Day one of the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's on Thursday.
After weeks of wondering, and years of waiting, the Zimbabwe tour to Pakistan gets underway with two T20s at the heavily guarded Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, the first of which is on Friday.
AB de Villiers once again played a starring role as the Royal Challengers Bangalore easily defeated the Rajasthan Royals by 71 runs which sees the RCB advance to a semi-final against the Chennai Super Kings.