Pakistan Women celebrated their first win over England Women in any format with a one-run success in the second Twenty International at Loughborough after England had powered to victory in the first match by 70 runs. Sarah Taylor's first half-century of the summer set England up for their third convincing win in as many matches but Pakistan turned the tables late on to prevail by the slenderest of margins.
England Women wrapped up a six-wicket win over Pakistan Women in the second and final One-Day International at Loughborough, sealing a 2-0 series win.
Natalie Sciver, who made her debut in the opening match, took three wickets to limit Pakistan to 156 for six, a score England had few problems overcoming.
Pakistan have made major changes to the squad that failed to win a match in the recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy as they prepare for limited-overs series in the West Indies later this month. Shahid Afridi makes his umpteenth return to Pakistan colours and is included in both One-Day International and Twenty20 International squads.
The experienced trio of Charlotte Edwards, Arran Brindle and Jenny Gunn turned in starring performances as England Women thumped Pakistan Women by 111 runs in the first of two One-Day Internationals. Louth's London Road ground in Lincolnshire hosted international cricket for the first time as England posted 227 for seven and then dismissed Pakistan for 116 in reply.
West Indies will host Pakistan for a series of five One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals in Guyana, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent in July.
The series begins with the first of two ODIs in Guyana on 14th July before the two sides move on to Saint Lucia to conclude the ODIs and then Saint Vincent for both Twenty20 Internationals on 27th and 28th July.
In the latest of our ICC Champions Trophy 2013 discussion videos, John Pennington and Chetan Narula review the latest action and look back at the tournament so far.
They discuss India's fine win over West Indies, the form of the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja, assess what went wrong for Pakistan and just why Australia are also struggling.
When Misbah-ul-Haq picked out Hashim Amla at mid-wicket, the partisan Pakistan crowd at the glittering Edgbaston stadium in England's second city started to head for the exits; a fate that now seemingly awaits their team in the tournament.
Their hopes of progression hang by a thread after South Africa prevailed by 67 runs in the fifth match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.
Selectors have named England's 15-player squad for two NatWest Women's One-Day Internationals and two NatWest Women's Twenty20 International matches against Pakistan.
17-year-old Natasha Farrant from Kent, Surrey's Natalie Sciver and Yorkshire's Lauren Winfield have received their first call-ups to the England Women's squad for the two One-Day Internationals and both Twenty20 International matches against the Pakistanis.
West Indies returned to the venue of their 2004 ICC Champions Trophy success to beat Pakistan in very similar circumstances in their opening match of the 2013 tournament.
The Oval hosted their two-wicket victory over England almost nine years ago and after bowling Pakistan out for 170, they made heavy weather of their run chase before limping over the line to win - by two wickets once again.
South Africa captain AB de Villiers says that despite his side's six-wicket defeat to Pakistan in their final warm-up match, his side are happy with their preparations for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.
They begin their campaign on Thursday when they play reigning World Cup champions India in the tournament's opening match in Cardiff.
Pakistan powered to a six-wicket win over South Africa to lay down a significant marker ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, where the two sides will meet in the group stages.
A fine performance in the field from Pakistan enabled them to dismiss South Africa for 202 and as Imran Farhat and Mohammad Hafeez both scored half-centuries, they reached their target with 27 balls to spare.
Having come so close to recording another major scalp on Thursday, Ireland were once again left to rue a missed opportunity as Pakistan finalised their preparations for the Champions Trophy with a thrilling two-wicket win in the second One-Day International at Clontarf.
With the visitors staring down the barrel of an upset defeat, Kamran Akmal and Wahab Riaz smashed the Irish bowling attack to all corners of the picturesque Dublin venue as they added 93 for the eighth wicket.
Ireland once again underlined their ability to compete with the heavyweights of world cricket, coming close to recording another famous victory over Pakistan but in the end had to settle for a tie in the first One-Day International in Dublin.
Paul Stirling's second successive century against Pakistan got Phil Simmons' side off to the perfect start in their pursuit of 276 before Kevin O'Brien's explosive innings of 84 meant the game went into the final over.
The second and final One-Day International between Scotland and Pakistan was abandoned without a ball being bowled at a wet Raeburns Place in Edinburgh.
After several inspections throughout the day, the umpires were left with no choice but to call the game off, meaning Pakistan take the series 1-0 courtesy of their 96-run in the opening game two days ago.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq led by example, scoring an unbeaten 83 to set up a 96-run win for his side over Scotland in the first One-Day International in Edinburgh.
Misbah comfortably top scored in Pakistan's 231 for seven before Junaid Khan and Saeed Ajmal took three wickets apiece to bowl Scotland out for 135.
Scotland have named a strong squad for their two-match series of One-Day Internationals against Pakistan on 17th and 19th May in Edinburgh.
New captain Kyle Coetzer will lead the side for the first time and there are as many as eight cricketers in the squad with county contracts.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has awarded 30 players central contracts and given its contracated players a pay rise of 15% with match fees also increased.
Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Saeed Ajmal, Younus Khan and Shahid Afridi are the five players awarded Grade A contracts with eight players given Grade B contracts, eight more Grade C and the remaining nine stipend contracts.
Ireland have named an unchanged squad for their One-Day International against Pakistan in Dublin with the same players that beat United Arab Emirates in two ODIs in March entrusted to take on Misbah-ul-Haq's side.
The squad is an experienced one, and coach Phil Simmons believes his side is capable of beating Pakistan - as they did during the 2007 World Cup.